As readers of this blog know, I've been irritated most of my adult life at Dennis Kucinich, once boy mayor of my hometown, Cleveland, and now, unfortunately, essentially serving as Cleveland's sole Representative in Congress since the town's shrunk so much over the last 40 years.
Dennis is a demagogue, a socialist, and a narcissist, imagining every four years that the nation will want to elevate him to our highest office. Sadly, Dennis is shooting too low. Our current President, most likely a secret Marxist, beat him to the punch, big time. Sic transit, baby.
However, Dennis must know something about what makes his largely working-class constituents tick. Otherwise, they'd have thrown him out of office a long time ago. I think I've begun to pick up on what this factor might be via an interesting blog post. It unveils the genuinely populist side of Dennis the Menace, as opposed to the faux populist who sits in the Oval Office today.
Blogger Doug Ross notes Kucinich's recent CNBC appearance, citing this coverage from the National Ledger:
...He went as far as to mention the Tea Party movement in a separate interview, warning fellow Dems on the Ed Schultz Show not to ignore financial issues.In the words of one of my old Great Lakes Merchant Marine buddies, "Truer words was never spoke."
"I met with people who were, you know, unfairly ridiculed as being just a bunch of teabaggers and frankly they had basic economic concerns just like everyone else, they felt that government wasn't listening to them, and this is where the Democratic Party better wake up," he told the radio audience.
Now that we've established that Dennis Kucinich is to the right of the current Democrat Party leadership, I think it's safe to say that the country is in some really, really deep s***.
Although, to be fair, last June the American Thinker's Randall Hoven warned us what to expect. Executive Summary: I'll see you in the rice paddies, comrade.