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(36,573 posts)
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 10:35 AM Dec 2023

Kinzinger: "A lot of my colleagues are going to have kids who are ashamed of their last names"

This is an excellent interview of Adam Kinzinger by anchor John Ono on the show "BookTV". Kinzinger comes across as really thoughtful and insightful, and a very nice, very sincere guy. If it had not been for the MAGAts I think he would have been on a fast track to the top leadership of the GOP. I could easily see him as a candidate for VP, or even President, if only the GOP had remained sane.

I strongly encourage everyone to watch this interview. He drops all kinds of interesting tidbits -- such as possibly running against Ted Cruz, and possibly becoming a Dem. Makes me want to run out and buy his book.


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Kinzinger: "A lot of my colleagues are going to have kids who are ashamed of their last names" (Original Post) eppur_se_muova Dec 2023 OP
It's a pretty good line, but Alessandra and Rachele Mussolini tell us otherwise Prairie Gates Dec 2023 #1
Who? CurtEastPoint Dec 2023 #4
Rachelle and Alessandro grandchildren of Mussolini and rightwing politicians lostnfound Dec 2023 #12
Great. Another republican who will save us all. Autumn Dec 2023 #2
We already have an excellent DEMOCRAT Rep. Colin Allred running against Ted Cruz MagickMuffin Dec 2023 #3
Colin Allred is my choice as well SilasSouleII Dec 2023 #5
I had the same question leftieNanner Dec 2023 #6
Living in FL didn't stop Tubbyville from being the Senator from AL. flashman13 Dec 2023 #7
Yeah I forgot about him. leftieNanner Dec 2023 #9
He Already Did ProfessorGAC Dec 2023 #10
He's Not Becoming A Dem ProfessorGAC Dec 2023 #8
Sadly, Kinzinger's political career is now over. Wednesdays Dec 2023 #11
They'll be as embarrassed as was Frederick Drumpft. GoCubsGo Dec 2023 #13


(16,246 posts)
3. We already have an excellent DEMOCRAT Rep. Colin Allred running against Ted Cruz
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 10:51 AM
Dec 2023

I’m voting for Colin Allred.

I wouldn’t vote for Adam Kinzinger in the primary. I guess Adam has held his breath until he turned purple and if he can hold it just a little longer till he turns blue.

No thanks. I appreciate Adam Kinzinger’s bravery but not enough to vote for him in the primary.


(15,338 posts)
9. Yeah I forgot about him.
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 01:14 PM
Dec 2023

Which is probably a good policy anyway.

There are some real morons on that side of the aisle.


(66,659 posts)
10. He Already Did
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 01:20 PM
Dec 2023

Sold his home near Joliet some time ago & temporarily relocated to Bloomington.
He moved to Houston. If I remember this right, around summertime.
The Chicago news covered his farewell wishes to Illinoisans


(66,659 posts)
8. He's Not Becoming A Dem
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 01:11 PM
Dec 2023

His economic belief system is still way to the right.
He still thinks sipply-side is a good idea. He still thinks the deregulation solves almost everything.
He's too savvy to taken on SS & Medicare, so he's not nuts.
But, on most issues he's to the right of Manchin, as an example.
You are correct about him personally. Affable, well-intentioned and pretty funny.
But, a dem he isn't.


(18,159 posts)
11. Sadly, Kinzinger's political career is now over.
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 02:35 PM
Dec 2023

He won't become a Dem, and Democrats won't vote for him in any case.

He won't win anywhere as a Republican...there are NO votes for him in a MAGA-dominated party. Look what happened to Liz Cheney.

The only place he can go now is to be a political commentator for CNN or some such.


(32,357 posts)
13. They'll be as embarrassed as was Frederick Drumpft.
Tue Dec 19, 2023, 11:31 AM
Dec 2023

Who thought his last name was so bad, he changed it to "Trump" after he moved here from Germany. And, whose grandson hates immigrants so much that he wants to liquidate them--even though his own fucking mother was an immigrant. But, she was white and from Scotland, so I guess that's not considered "poisoning America's blood."

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