In other Cord-Forker news, Pesky takes a shot at our outgoing Congressman for the way he answered a Kiwanian here in Memphis the other day:
Last week when Harold Ford Jr. addressed the Kiwanis club, a man identifying himself as, "A good Republican," praised the Democratic Congressman, and his artfully nonpartisan speech. He then offered Junior the opportunity to confirm his hard-earned, but often contested capital-C Conservatism."
If elected," the good Republican asked, "Will you take a pledge to vote against any tax increase."Junior didn't flinch."
No," he answered. "That's just ignorant." He went on to explain why he was inclined not to sign pledges on any issue saying, in essence, that "you never know what tomorrow holds." Cue the violins.
Now, for an announcement from the Cracker: I am going to wait until Election Day to vote, so that I can wait to see if the Congressman or his father pull any last minute shenanigans on behalf of Jake Ford, who has commercials out now.
Jake has now apparently decided to run as a Dixiecrat now, attacking Steve Cohen for his liberalism.
Look, moron, what the hell do you think the Democratic Party is supposed to be about? We are the Center-LEFT party, not right-wingnut! You CLAIM that you will caucus with us if you win (and that's a BIG fucking if, pal) but like your older brother, you seem to have a problem with our policies. How do we KNOW you would caucus with the D's?
Jake Ford, Black Dixiecrat.
Also, I want to send a shoutout to Chris Lugo, the Green candidate for Senator. Look, Chris, as far as I'm concerned, YOU have the Democratic positions for this race, but you're not going to win, and it's not necessarily because of the issues, OK?
The problem, Chris, is that if you didn't dress like either a hippie or a Mennonite farmer (not that there's anything wrong with that!) people would take you more seriously. It ain't 1974 any more, and people CARE about how you dress when you're running for office. Get rid of the beard, OK?
No, you need not get a pedicure or an Armani suit, but at least dress like you're applying for a bank loan, for heaven's sake. Then people will find out that, even if you're not likely to win, that you're right on the issues and you might even take enough away from Junior to move him back in the correct direction.
UPDATE: Pesky concurs on Lugo, and presents a picture to prove the point; however, Blogger won't let me upload it, so go check out Pesky to see it.