Beam him up: Kucinich departs Congress, Twitter bids adieu!/JamilSmith/status/202854712079433728

The eccentric Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio announced this afternoon that he will not be seeking election either in Ohio or in the moonbat sanctuary of Washington State.

The human heart isn't inert. Its rhythms excite to the call of the future.The soul isn't inert. Its eyes see the future

— Dennis Kucinich (@Dennis_Kucinich) May 16, 2012

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— Dennis Kucinich (@Dennis_Kucinich) May 16, 2012

I would like to thank you for your support, and thank the tens of thousands of concerned Citizens for Kucinich who in the past few months have written, emailed and called to discuss my running for Congress in Washington State.

At the end of this term I will have served sixteen years in the House of Representatives, leading the way for peace, to bring an end to the wars, for workers’ rights, for health care for all, for monetary policy reform and to end the corrupting influence which money has on our political decision-making process. My staff and I have worked to deliver a level of constituent service to the people of Cleveland, which most agree is unmatched for results. As testimony to our efforts in the Cleveland area I received about 75% of the vote from my present constituents who were included in the newly redistricted area in which I ran in March.

Because of my love of public service, I have given a great deal of time and much thought to the advice and encouragement I have received from so many people of good will in Washington State. I certainly want to continue to be of service to our country and to the working men and women who have built it.

After careful consideration and discussions with Elizabeth and my closest friends, I have decided that, at this time, I can best serve from outside the Congress. My commitments to peace, to workers’ rights and to social and economic justice are constant and are not dependent upon holding an office. They are dependent upon my continuing to stand up, to speak out, to organize, to motivate and to inspire our nation as to its deeper potential. This I promise I will do with great energy and heart.

The Twitter farewells were not so full of peace and love. More like relief and snark:

What? No arrogant carpetbagger to have to defend? Thank God!! Kucinich announces he won't run in Washington State #fb

— Jjjust-In B. (@JjjustIn) May 16, 2012

Dennis Kucinich leaving Congress. I will always remember him as the guy who brought a pie chart to a presidential debate.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) May 16, 2012

Who wants to try a Haiku for the end of @dennis_kucinich's tenure in Congress? (cc @rollcall)

— Shira T. Center (@shiracenter) May 16, 2012!/LukeTryl/status/202862402423898112

Dennis Kucinich has "decided" not to run in Wash state. Fact the state Dem party there basically threatened him to stay out means nothing…

— David Jason (@DJ84) May 16, 2012

He'll do yoga instead. RT @postpolitics: Dennis Kucinich will not run in Washington

— David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) May 16, 2012

Not that there’s anything wrong with that…if it’s not on the taxpayers’ dime.


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