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mr715 Donating Member (770 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-13-10 11:18 PM
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75. Here is my problem with Kucinich
1) He is ineffective. He has never produced meaningful legislation.

2) He is unable to forge coalition.

3) He is unwilling to accept plurality of opinion.

4) He does not represent the desires of his constituents and instead crusades on national pet issues.

5) He pursues a set of interests that are certain to fail and regularly changes his position if it appears as though something is going to succeed. Success is the enemy because it is all part of a grand conspiracy.

Here is my problem with Kucinich supporters.

1) They are intellectually inconsistent. They will grant Kucinich forgiveness for changing his positions on abortion but not Kerry or Edwards or Clinton for changing their positions. They ignore Obama's consistent voice in favor of the Iraq War, but laud Kucinich's.

2) They ignore actions of their candidate and conflate rhetoric with ability.

3) They will complain about "Democrats in Name Only" because they demand compromise, but won't call foul when Kucinich votes hard line with the Republicans on EVERY issue just because he says it doesn't go far enough.

4) They call him Dennis, which screams cult to me.


I want my Democrats loyal. I want the party to fight for their President, and pass legislation. We have a hostile media and a horribly weak caucus. We need health care because I know people that are dying, and this is about PEOPLE not insurance companies. I don't want to punish insurance for being evil, I want to insure 40 million of the poorest americans.

Let the bill grow over time, but lets accept a small victory over... nothing?
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