Lots of NC news today; that doesn’t happen often…
Billy Kennedy has earned the endorsement from Howie Klien’s Blue America — charging up that the race is on to topple bigoted, ignorant extremist Virginia Foxx (Wingnut-NC) from her perch representing the 5th Congressional district.
You can “meet” Billy today over at C&L at 2PM ET. He’s definitely a breath of fresh air, not a Blue Dog by any stretch of the imagination. His election would send a much-needed message to the tools of the DCCC, which again doesn’t see the value of supporting a candidate like Kennedy. Look at this BS reasoning that craps on the constituents of the 5th:
Democrats have said that her bizarre and extremist presence in Congress does them more good than harm and that there’s no reason to run any candidates against her since she is probably the single least effective member of Congress.
Do they not deseve better representation? What kind leadership is that in our party? Kennedy’s message is and cognizant that wedge issues have no place in either party.This is the kind of “support” that tells you Kennedy needs and deserves netroots support if that is what Dems call “strategy.” Kennedy:
Dishonest politicians try to divide us and pit us against each other in order to win an election on wedge issues. Politicians of both political parties emphasize wedge issues so they can distract us and avoid talking about the serious problems we face. It is a tactic used to confuse us in order to hide how they really vote about bread and butter issues.
More and better jobs, a commitment to Medicare and Social Security, real discussions about whether or not we should commit our young people and our nation to war, health care reform, and the failure of bailouts and subsidies to corporations are not wedge issues.
I will not run a wedge campaign. I want to focus on what all of us can do to improve our lives. I plan to listen to my constituents and hear what’s important to them because I respect other people’s points of view. I will not allow my opponent to play “gotcha” politics on these questions of individual liberty.
I want to make it clear. I support freedom and equal rights for all people. I will protect all individual constitutional rights, without allowing politicians to pick and choose which Amendments deserve to be taken seriously.
Even when a candidate or political party wins an election through the use of a wedge issue, once they arrive in Washington they do nothing to further its cause. That is when it becomes painfully clear that the candidate never had any real commitment to the issue itself. The candidate simply used the issue to try to fool the people and win the election at any cost.
Billy Kennedy’s web site:billykennedyforcongress.com