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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:17 PM
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Dennis Kunich being phased out?!
I just saw this on the Daily Show and they say his district may be removed. I swear if we lose Kunich I'm going to lose it. He is one of the few who really represent the People.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:18 PM
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1. I've heard that a few times -- and I'm sure his district is being intentionally targeted. nt
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:19 PM
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2. What was the end of that bit about with the bar people saying
it was terrible if Dennis runs?
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Takket Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:22 PM
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old footage
That was old footage of Cleveland's reaction to LeBron James leaving for Miami. The joke was Kucinich on a "decision" show mocking the same show that LeBron held to announce his move to Miami.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:43 PM
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15. Oh, sports! No wonder why I didn't know what it was. Thanks. nt
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:20 PM
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3. I would not count him out.....
Look at his wife, fer crissakes! He must have something!

He really went along with the skit on TDS... funny. Everybody should see it when it's available.

Seriously, I know he could never be elected to the WH, but he says shit that needs to be said.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:22 PM
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6. He does say it.
What CNN doesn't want you to see again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFabLp-Jcbg

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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:29 PM
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7. Damn it! How does he lose?
Wake up, America! This man can save this country. Kucinich 2016!
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 06:21 AM
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34. look, I like dennis and hope he keeps his seat, but it's ridiculous
to think of him as a viable candidate beyond the House. And thinking of him as a savior is just silly.
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indy legend Donating Member (484 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:49 PM
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17. This man is amazing. How in the hell was he not the Democratic
nominee and already in the White House? What a concept. A man who is outspoken, direct, to the point and WILL NOT back down from what he believes, and WILL FIGHT FOR the poor and middle class. If only we had some one like that in the WH now. Oh well I can dream.
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:55 PM
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18. 2016! We need him.
We have to pressure the corporate media to allow him in debates, unlike NBC did in Nevada. He is really one of the few on our side.
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Taft_Bathtub Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:59 PM
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20. 2012
Fixed for you :)
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:02 PM
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22. I'm all for it. My only fear is that the democratic establisment
would strike against him hard if he lost, and would try to make sure he never got elected to any office again. I'd hate to lose him.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 06:24 AM
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35. sure he'll back down from what he believe
he has in the past. Dennis is a good guy but he's not a terribly effective legislator.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 04:27 PM
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38. Thanks for posting his - it's excellent. n/t
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:21 PM
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4. Damn Repukes are redistricting again?
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 10:21 PM by in_cog_ni_to
Rat bastard pieces of shit.

Please tell me this was just a joke on the Daily Show. :(
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:37 PM
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9. I'm afraid it's not a joke.
This is the year for redistricting, and the Republicans are in charge in Ohio...

He is a target.

However, he has been in politics for a very long time, and he's smart.

I hope he'll be OK too...

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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:38 PM
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10. Maybe he should run for Senate Ohio is up for election in 2012.
What do you all think?
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BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:41 PM
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12. Against progressive incumbent Sherrod Brown in the primary?
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:42 PM
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14. Well is the other senator a progressive?
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BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:45 AM
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26. Sherrod Brown is one of the most progressive members of the Senate. n/t
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:41 PM
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13. A good friend of mine from Dennis' district says he won't.
I'm not sure why, though.

He may be too liberal for the rest of the state.

I'd like to see him do it, and win. It would be great for Ohio!

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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:22 PM
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5. Couldn't agree more.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:32 PM
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8. Don't worry. He'll end up getting an aircraft carrier named after him.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:40 PM
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11. You give the man too little credit...
...he'd vote against the aircraft carrier and show up for its launching ceremony.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:47 PM
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16. He'd fly the first f-18 mission.
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 04:18 PM
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37. Are you saying he is a hypocrite?
He is one of the few men of principle in Congress.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:58 PM
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19. It's true. Please read and respond to his letter asking for advice and help from progressives:
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 11:06 PM by freshwest
Letter from Dennis Kucinich: My Congressional District May Be Eliminated

Due to the new census figures, Ohio will lose two seats in Congress. The Ohio Legislature (Republican) will redraw the map with 16 instead of 18 districts for the 2012 Election.

Speculation nationally, and more importantly, in Ohio is that my district may be eliminated, absorbed into parts of other districts. Keep in mind, given the early Ohio primary, the filing deadline could be only a year away.

You have helped to make possible my presence in the Congress through seven terms, and carried me through some hotly contested elections.

I am very grateful for your continued support. I am also very grateful to the people of Ohio's 10th District for the privilege of serving.

Yet, in light of the strong chance that my district may be eliminated, my continued presence in Congress, to work for everything we care about, will obviously call for a much different strategy. I will not wait until a new Ohio map is produced to begin this crucial discussion of the consequences of congressional redistricting.

I will not wait until the Ohio Legislature produces a new map to start thinking of the options. The question will not be: Who is my opponent? The question will be: Where is my district? Seriously.

We are going to have to prepare for a different kind of election, possibly in a different place because my district may be eliminated. We are going to have to organize in a different way, now. The question will remain: Where?

This discussion is consequential. Please participate by providing your insight and advice advice@kucinich.us

I will be in contact with you.

Facing the New Year with the usual unsinkable optimism, and wishing you the best New Year ever, I am, yours,

Dennis

Here is the link to his website:

http://kucinich.us /

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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:32 AM
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25. Wow. They can't get him voted out, so they eliminate his district.
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 12:32 AM by Zorra
That's some serious respect.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:52 AM
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27. Tom Delay's scheme enacted Texas and nationwide. None dare call it tampering with elections, huh?
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recoveringdittohed Donating Member (463 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:01 PM
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21. Will the last person leaving Ohio please turn out the lights
Representative Boehner where are the jobs?
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gimama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:06 PM
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23. rec/kick for KUCINICH! thx for post! nt
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Marie Marie Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:55 PM
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24. Redistricting: what you do when you can't win fair and square
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 11:56 PM by Marie Marie
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:55 AM
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28. Of course it is
You see, contrary to the whole south/north thing, the new Cvil war is rural vs city, and Ohio wants to strangle Cleveland and any city that leans left..Of course, this is why I want to see Dennis run for either the senate or Governor.
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AnOhioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 05:25 AM
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29. Sad but true...they are going to jerrymander his district...
out of existence and force him into a primary against another Dem. Most likely either Marcia Fudge or Betty Sutton.
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Fuddnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 05:52 AM
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31. He could probably take out LaTourette. (R)
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AnOhioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 06:02 AM
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33. Unfortunately LaTourette's district is pretty Republican......
I doubt any Dem could win there.
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 05:44 AM
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30. Is he any relation
to Dennis Kucinich?

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 05:59 AM
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32. And of course Joe Scum didn't
play that clip
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 06:24 AM
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36. I'm not surprised, with the GOP controlling the Ohio legislature
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