Sunday, October 10, 2010

In San Francisco, even Republicans pitch from the pseudo-left

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.
Somehow I suspect that John Dennis' family would benefit from the tax cut for those making more than $250,000, but I have no evidence about that.

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.


Anonymous said...

"Dennis also seems to be a goldbug"... It's not like gold is at an all time high as people flee from phony government fiat money...oops.

If you understood, well, anything, you'd know that fiat money is just another government mechanism to rip us off. This inflation tax, btw, harms most those with the least economic power, i.e. the poor.

Cuidado before you jump into something you don't understand. You're in the deep end of the pool.

Doctor Jones said...

I think he's authentic.

janinsanfran said...

I was willing to give Dennis something of the benefit of the doubt -- until I actually explored his website.

His section on "racism" follows standard right wing boilerplate, conflating affirmative action to remedy hundreds of years of white supremacy with discrimination against white men. His section on restoring the gold standard is simply goofy. I can't take the guy seriously. He's apparently a libertarian who has never had his self-referential convictions tested in the real world.