Ding Dong, Kingzinger’s Almost Gone

We who  have the misfortune of living in Adam Kingizger's congressional district were delighted to read that this great and virtuous war hero does not have the courage to run for reelection.  Naturally, he is blaming it on a conspiracy headed by former President Trump.  That was the best part of the announcement--one final lie to send Adam to the showers.

I have never heard anyone utter a good word about the congressman, and his waffling on Trump--opposing him the primaries, send out fund-raisers after the election as a Trump supporter, endorsing impeachment--is not at the top of the list of complaints.  He is quite simply an imperialist war-monger in the Bush-Cheney-McCain mold.  He appears never to have heard of civilians he does not want to bomb.

What makes Kinginzger so particularly intolerable is his smarmy affection of patriotic. virtue, as he sucks up to the arms manufacturers.  Even his face--girlishly cute with eyes just a bit too small--confirms the impression made by his rhetoric and his voting record.  In his most recent photos, he has aded the sullen pout of a teenage girl told she can't go to Lauderdale for Spring Break.

For us in the district, one added blessing of his decision to cut and run is that the barrage of unwanted propaganda will no longer he coming via mail, email, and spam phone calls.

Ding Dong the witch is gone

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

4 Responses

  1. Michael Strenk says:

    I feel much the same about all of our local politicians and would be glad if they all departed to blazes. In this election cycle we are treated to a constant barrage of “back-the-blue” propaganda; nothing about the gathering tyranny or disintegrating economy, nothing about border invasions or the dismissal of cops, health-care workers and firemen for refusing to comply, nothing about CRT or the forced masking of toddlers. “Back-the-blue” will solve all ills, that and the “environment” (Save the environment!), which mostly seems to be about setting aside nice chunks of property to be kept “pristine” for the use of our oligarchs when we are mostly gone. Interesting is the fact that most of the best people in the aforementioned fields are about to be dismissed, so what are we backing? Better funded tyranny would seem to be the answer; a better funded police-state prison. Shut up and wave the flag!

  2. Robert Reavis says:

    Tom,
    Do you know why he isn’t running again? Not that it matters at all but he seemed to be a favorite of the Democrats and their bi partisan companions in the GOP. There was a time in his life when he once stood for something, it was against a man in Milwaukee trying to slice a woman’s throat with a knife and he intervened and saved her life. This was of course long before he entered politics, where he learned such brutal policing practices were almost always wrong and knife control or requiring everyone to register their knives, could have probably accomplished the same thing.

  3. Thomas Fleming says:

    Yes, a favorite of the Democrats but not so much of Republicans. I have heard from various sources that this or that group intended to “primary” him out.

  4. Gregory Fogg says:

    Not gone soon enough. One of the 13 Republicans to enable the passage of the “infra-structure” bill.