Kooky Kucinich Crushed in OH Primary, MSNBC Clowns Hardest Hit

Posted by on Mar 07, 2012 at 7:31 am

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Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), the two-time presidential candidate and icon of the antiwar left, suffered a bruising primary defeat Tuesday as a new Republican-drawn congressional map threatened to end the career of one of the most colorful figures in Congress.

With most attention focused on the state’s GOP presidential primary battle, and no Democratic primary for president, Kucinich was left in a low-turnout race in a newly drawn district against his once-close ally, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio).

With about 90 percent of the vote in, Kaptur led 60 to 36 percent.

From his stint as Cleveland’s “Boy Mayor” in the late 1970s, including two debt defaults and the forced sale of the city’s electric plant, to his unsuccessful effort to impeach Vice President Richard B. Cheney in 2007, Kucinich has repeatedly thrust himself into the national spotlight. Often coming up on the short end of his fights, Kucinich, 65, never stopped swing­ing but usually did so in a friendly spirit.

Believe it or not, Kaptur will go on to face Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher in November.

If a far right Congressman was blown out in  a primary the left would be doing the happy dance. Instead they’re in mourning.

“That’s amazing,” a shocked Rachel Maddow reacted to the news that Dennis Kucinich lost his primary race on Super Tuesday. Kucinich lost his district after Ohio redrew their Congressional lines, leaving him to run in a nearby district against an incumbent Democrat.

“That means that there’s not going to be a Dennis Kucinich in Congress anymore, which is almost hard to believe. He has been a singular force for his, not only for his ideological position but he’s just been such a character,” Maddow lamented.

“He was the dependable guy with the progressive community. He’ll be missed,” Al Sharpton said.

“He’s a guy that you could always count on when it came to a universal healthcare conversation, or when it came to getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan and also middle-class issues and also he was good on labor,” Ed Schultz said.

Poor things.


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8 Responses to “Kooky Kucinich Crushed in OH Primary, MSNBC Clowns Hardest Hit”

  1. Blue Hen on 7/07/12 at 9:02 am

    Champion of middle class values? Running a city into the ground and seizing health care are middle class values? Who knew? Obviously not the voters.

  2. Ghost on 7/07/12 at 9:56 am

    Jesus, they act like he died! He just lost an election, criminy! He will be missed, he was a guy you could count on… Holy crap. He was good for social liberty, but that was about it.

  3. Velocio Raptor on 7/07/12 at 10:46 am

    On the bright side, his new, very hot wife, will now have more time to spend with him.

  4. Ken on 7/07/12 at 12:00 pm

    My family and I live in the former 10th District. Kucinich’s stock in trade in the district was constituent service, which he did _real_ well. Kaptur is not all that different from Kucinich politically, but she gets better committee assignments and (I think) rakes in more graft. Did I say graft? I meant pork.

  5. Rich K on 7/07/12 at 4:37 pm

    Im sorry but I can’t stop laughing long enough to finish my thoughts on this,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  6. Rich K on 7/07/12 at 4:42 pm

    ,,,,,,,,,,,Ok Ok, now Im ready. He did prove one thing. Socialism doesnt work ,even at the city level of government. Cleveland,can you hear me? Oh, I know,it was all detroits fault for ruining all those ohio autoworker supporting jobs.And yet detroit got a bailout and Cleveland got squat. Nice job K-man.

  7. Captain Hate on 7/07/12 at 7:14 pm

    Whatever was the source for the text up top (MSLSD?) he never sold the city’s electric plant; he was supposed to in order to balance the city’s books or face default, but he never did it. The “plant” never generated electricity while he was mayor or subsequently (and previously when it did it was a major pollution producer) relying on a national glut of electric power to purchase it and distribute it to customers. It was also a giant source of patronage employment, with the “work crews” generally standing around while one person did something somewhat productive.