In Seattle just last week to rally with disgruntled mail carriers and speak at a Social Security forum at Highline Community College, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich made medium-sized waves in our state Sunday by emailing supporters with a simple question: After losing a primary battle with Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur in his home state, assed out in large part thanks to his longtime district being redrawn by Republicans, should he consider a run for Congress in Washington?
Unless you're Washington State Democratic Party Chair Dwight Pelz, that is. Pelz is having none of it, releasing a statement Sunday stating: "It is clear that Cleveland and Washington State agree one thing: we just don't want Dennis Kucinich. Kucinich was already rejected by Ohio voters after representing them for 15 years, and he isn't going to find meaning in Washington State. Voters in Washington won't be giving Kucinich a mulligan on yet another defeat in Cleveland."
Pelz's pessimism aside, there are few better ways to start the morning than perusing Kucinich's archived collection of righteous indignation and stone-cold strangeness.
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Kucinich Goes to Town on the Bailout
Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. But even before the Occupy protests and four years of Great Recession Kucinich was pissed as hell about the Wall Street bailout. Rarely do we get a chance to see such a little man so angry.
Kucinich Lays it Down on the Iraq War
Again, hindsight is 20/20. Still, the American flag background and laidback first name greeting is a nice touch.
Kucinich Hates Banks, Stays Calm
The American flag background is back, and so is Kucinich's trademark calm demeanor ... as he give us a history lesson and tells us how completely fucked we are at the hands of banks.
Kucinich: What is Going on in America (and Other Pertinent Questions)?
You thought one American flag made for a good backdrop? Try multiple flags, yo! In this video Kucinich tries to suggest we can't tell the whole world what to do. Hippie.
Kucinich is Like Fox Mulder, Only Shorter
Who wouldn't vote for this man? The good news for Kucinich: our state is full of UFO sympathizers.