Dennis Kucinich: The elf with a bad attitude.

"Pay attention to me or I will eat this microphone!"

In shoes, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich stands 5’7″, but what the Keebler Elf of Washington lacks in height he makes up for in stupid.  When the Cleveland Democrat isn’t filing frivolous lawsuits for the pain and suffering he experienced from biting into a “dangerous” sandwich with a unpitted olive in the House cafeteria, he can be found saying spectacularly dumb things  such as President Obama should be impeached for joining the United Nations in imposing a no-fly zone over Libya.

“It’s not even disputable, this isn’t even a close question. Such an action — that involves putting America’s service men and women into harm’s way, whether they’re in the Air Force or the Navy — is a grave decision that cannot be made by the president alone,” Kucinich said that although Obama’s decision “would appear on its face to be an impeachable offense,” the question of whether a trial should be held is “a whole separate question.”

Midget, please.

I’m on record as opposing the U.S. getting involved in the Libyan conflict, but I’m bored by perennial fringe/loser candidates like Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader and their diarrhea of the mouth.

The Far Right says “DO SOMETHING, YESTERDAY!” The Far Left screams “DO NOTHING, EVER!”

The truth is out there but you won’t find it from a failed former boy mayor who led Cleveland into default and may find himself gerrymandered right out of Congress.

The President doesn’t care if narcissists like Kucinich yap like a oversexed chihuahua and isn’t losing any sleep worrying about the “I” word tossed around.   Obama knows there’s a good chance Kucinich may run against him in 2012.   For his part, Kucinich is using his time in the spotlight for profit as much as principle.

Days after saying that President Obama’s authorization of U.S. intervention in Libya is an “impeachable offense,” Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is now using his criticism of the president in a fundraising appeal.

Kucinich posted a video message on his campaign Web site Monday in which he asks supporters for campaign contributions and charges that the Obama administration’s decision to intervene in Libya was “outside the Constitution of the United States.”
 
The video comes as Kucinich, who is up for a ninth term in 2012, faces the prospect of having his district redrawn in Ohio’s redistricting battle, which will see the Buckeye State lose two House seats. Faced with the prospect of a tough bid, the Ohio Democrat has already made forceful fundraising pleas to his supporters; as he has in those previous messages, Kucinich notes in his most recent fundraising missive that his district may be “dramatically altered” and that he’s “going to have to make some decisions about where I’m going to run.” 
 

Obama: "Look me in the eye when I'm talking to you." Kucinich: "I can't look ANYBODY in the eye."

 

Scratch Kucinich’s “guts” and what you find is cold, cynical, calculation and a cheap hack following the First Commandment of politics: Do and say whatever you must to get reelected.

Kucinich is a political gadfly. A back bencher who rises up to tweak his fellow Democrats as the soul of the party, but that was a role better handled by the late Sen. Paul Wellstone.

 Kucinich’s assertion the president has committed an impeachable offense is not supported by Constitutional scholars or political realists. He’s pandering and playing to the cheap seats who lust for Obama to face a primary challenger next year. Fine. If Dennis sees himself as the left-wing Don Quixote as he did in his no-shot runs in 2004 and 2008, he’s welcome to get in the race. It might do Obama good to have a foil in a few debates and toughen him up for the rollicking the Republicans are going to give him.

But as a progressive, I’m choosy about whom I get behind to fly my freak flag. Kucinich ain’t my guy. Kucinich was a failure as mayor of Cleveland and as a Congressman he’s carved out a niche as an ideological fly in the ointment, but is he an effective legislator? I haven’t seen much evidence to support that.

On the score of being a relentless self-promoter who’s never shied away from a camera and the opportunity to run his mouth, Dennis Kucinich is exactly like Michelle Bachmann in neither has ever said “no comment” to an interview request.

Kucinich is playing to the Daily Kos crowd and raising campaign contributions by blurting out political absurdities like “impeachment” which he knows aren’t about to happen.

Kucinich enjoys yelling the “I” word and demanded it for George Bush and Dick Cheney and once again was roundly ignored for posturing like the world’s ugliest ballerina.

Yep, dude’s a real profile in courage self-preservation.   It may not save him though as the results of a recent poll by Public Policy Polling didn’t hold much love for Kucinich in it:

Ohio’s two-time minor Democratic presidential candidate and 10th district Rep. Dennis Kucinich is not well liked at all statewide, with 27% seeing him favorably and 40% unfavorably. He turns 63% of Republicans off and gets the nod from only 44% of Democrats. Independents mirror the electorate at-large.

 
Today’s example in shameless ass-covering has been brought to you courtesy of Dennis “the Menace” Kucinich.

Maybe when he’s done messing with Obama he’ll get back to filing stupid lawsuits against the peddlers of  “dangerous” sandwiches loaded with unpitted olives.

Such a unserious man hardly deserves to be taken seriously.   

 

"Sure, I'm homely and short and I'm 31 years older than she is, but she's HOT!"

 

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