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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.


  1. May 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Yeah, right. The Democratic Party has moved so far to “The Left!” It’s the Republican Party that’s moved so far to the right that Dwight Eisenhower would be run out of the party because he was a “commie dupe.” (Or because he fought Hitler.)

    You might also try to understand the context of the “Kaus blows goats” thing. It has to do w/ Kaus’s accusations against others. Kaus felt that since there were no denials of his accusations, they must be true. Likewise w/ accusations about Kaus’s personal life. HE’S NEVER DENIED THEM, THEY MUST BE TRUE!!!!

    • June 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

      Lol, M. You mean when Bush spent as much money as he did he was moving to the Right? I am constantly amazed by the hypocrisy of the Left, which complained mightily about Bush’s spending (and I agreed with them) but then get into office and commence spending more money than all previous administrations combined and then get angry when the Tea Party says “enough!”.

      I looked into the whole Mickey Kaus thing, and can only say that when the Left learns to hate you, they say vile things. That was the point of my story. The Left loved calling Bush “Chimpy” and Reagan “Bonzo”, please tell me the last time you heard the Right compare President Obama to a chimpanzee? I have never seen it.

      I understand your point, but Kaus does have the right to ask questions of others. I have a friend who went to a church and he asked the Pastor, “Do you believe in Gay marriage”, and he refused to answer. The reason? Because he did believe in it. Now if that pastor was go go around calling my friend a “goat blower”, wouldn’t you say that was odd? I would–the Left wouldn’t. After all, they were very happy to throw urine and feces on soldiers coming back from Vietnam, so very little is beyond them.

  2. Joshua Holland
    May 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    As a liberal, let me just say that I can happily report that absolutely nobody finds Dane Cook funny.

    Cook’s lack of funniness may in fact be the last thing on which we can all agree in this increasingly polarized society.

    • June 1, 2010 at 12:55 pm

      Lol, Joshua. I have often said much of our society is trained like Lemmings as to what to do, say, or respond to.
      If everyone on “American Idol” says someone is a good singer, people buy that person’s album, if Oprah tells us “so-and-so” is a great author, we buy the book.

      At some point, someone must have said Dane Cooke was funny, and I wish we could find him and beat him senseless. Or was it the combined power of thousands of “girlfriends” who thought Cooke was hunky that forced their boyfriends to go along for their own good?

      Joshua, it is good to hear from a Liberal who thinks for themselves like true Liberals of old—bravo.

  1. May 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

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