(08-31-2011 06:20 PM)Baltoman991 Wrote: Makes it easier to understand why the idiot takes shots at Obama at every turn. He don't like his skin color. I wish the fuck Kucinich would just drop the damn D after his name. I don't like racists in my party.
This is the one thing that irks me the most about the dewy-eyed St. Dennis groupies, they never, ever look back to see what type of person he was when he first entered politics.
I am from NE Ohio, have lived here my entire life, and I still remember the campaign Dennis first ran as a councilman in his heavily Eastern European immigrant, ethnic, racially xenophobic ward...he promised those people Blacks would never be allowed into their neighborhoods if he was elected Councilman, and he kept his word by voting against a low-income subsidized housing project.
Dennis then went on to play the mostly Black East Side of Cleveland against the West Side Irish-American political power structure...all Democrats, mind you, but it's how he kept his job as mayor. keeping any perceived enemy off balance.
Those that hate Rahm Emanuel never met Kucinich's Executive Secretary as mayor, Bob Weissman, a man with a mean streak a mile wide, petty, vindictive, foul-mouthed and abrasive to friend and foe alike.
He did all the political dirty work St. Dennis didn't have the stomach to do for himself, a real hatchet man.
He makes Rahm Emanuel look like a choir boy.
Weissman tried to pressure the then Chief of Police Richard Hongisto to 'punish' Kucinich opponents on City Council and to reward police jobs to Kucinich supporters with "questionable ethics." In turn, Kucinich charged Hongisto with insubordination and fired him.
Dennis is the farthest thing from a saint, he's a political opportunist of the first order, and a real piece of work.