A Democrat that the Tea Party could support?
Youtube clip: Kaus (on the right) debates the takeover of GM/Chrysler with fellow Democrat Robert Wright.
Mickey Kaus has taken out papers to run against California Senator Barbara Boxer. What is so interesting about Kaus is that he takes positions that traditional Democrats might have favored. He is against Amnesty and a strong opponent of illegal immigration. Kaus is also admittedly pretty skeptical of Unions, especially the Teachers Union. He is also uncomfortable with Congressional Gerrymandering.
Kaus became known as a powerful voice in the blogging world with his investigative reporting prior to the election of Arnold Swarzeneggar, where he uncovered Arnold’s claim in a magazine that he had participated in group sex. Later, he also discovered that the current Governor, then brick layer, was damaging chimneys to help his own business. Perhaps we should have listened at the time, and saved ourselves from “The RINOnator”.
Kaus has also become a target for the radical Left, who have smeared him for his criticism of John Edwards alleged (now confirmed) affair during the 2008 election. It was during this time Atlantic blogger Matthew Yglesius, “Banging his head” about how the affair was just a rumor, unverified, yada yada. One poster, in the profane way that the Left likes to think of as humor, made a supposed report that Kaus had “allegedly” liked to get friendly with a certain farm animal:
Hey, you know what I hear, Mickey Kaus likes to f**k goats.
Posted by Pritesh | October 14, 2007 5:24 PM
(I censored the key word here–the Left never does)
This one blog quote is apparently the funniest thing that the Left has ever seen, because they now say it in every reference to Kaus. No wonder they think Dane Cook is hilarious. Coming from the Party that openly breaks into laughter about making fun of Sarah Palin’s baby with Down’s syndrome, are we really surprised?
Sure, Mickey Kaus is not perfect as a candidate. But compared to Barbara Boxer, he is a Conservative. Were he to eliminate Boxer in the primary, it would give the Tea Party and California a reasonable choice.
Will voters cross over in the primary to vote for Kaus?
What is remarkable is that 20 years ago Kaus would have been a traditional Democrat. The party has moved so far to the Left as to be unrecognizable as the one inhabited by John Kennedy.