Sister Edgeoforever Explains Dennis Kucinich to You...
This is a must-read from Edgeoforever. At last, we know what Kucinich got in exchange for his vote on Health Whatever.
Here's something you don't see every day: A Democratic campaign committee not only embracing Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, but using his name and image on a fundraising appeal.
On Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee e-mailed supporters a letter from Kucinich touting the healthcare reform bill that President Obama just signed into law and asking for donations....
Under current circumstances, though, using Kucinich makes perfect sense. He can appeal to liberals who might not open their wallets for a lot of other members of Congress, and his seal of approval can be used in an effort to convince Democrats who think the reform legislation doesn't go far enough that they should stay active with the party this year anyway (emphasis mine).
If Kucinich can let himself be used in a fundraising scheme to trick well-intentioned regressives/liberals into thinking that this time, Lucy WILL hold that football, then I think we can safely say, it's dead, Jim...the myth of the "good Democrat," that is.