John Dennis is the Republican who this year is mounting a sacrificial challenge to Rep. Nancy Pelosi here in Congressional District 8. His web site reports a claim that he is "a genuine alternative to the Democrat in a liberal district."
Ever wondered what a Republican pitch might look like here in Left Coast City? Check out this mailer the guy sent me the other day (above). Here's some of his platform:
- John Dennis will fight for immediate withdrawal form Iraq and Afghanistan.
- John Dennis will fight to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, work to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, and make sure that all couples of all types receive equal treatment.
- Unlike Nancy Pelosi, John Dennis lives here, works here, and knows what we need from Washington, DC.
- John Dennis will pass the middle-class tax cut extension to help our families.
The mailer doesn't highlight the candidate's effort to appropriate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for Dennis' notion that remedying the harm of racism is just discrimination against white men.
Dennis also seems to be a gold bug, a variety of economic crackpot even more out of touch with reality than Wall Street traders dealing in delusional mortgage securities.
After November 2, John Dennis will crawl back under whatever rock he came from.