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Leftist Media Figure's Congressional Run Hits a Few Snags

Leftist Media Figure's Congressional Run Hits a Few Snags
Cenk Uygur speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon )

Michael Dorstewitz By Wednesday, 20 November 2019 12:22 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

Cenk Uygur (pronounced "Jenk You-gur") may want to rethink his “I’m running for Congress” business and stick with what he knows best — bashing conservatives and ridiculing President Donald Trump.

His campaign to take the House seat recently vacated by former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill is off to less than a stellar beginning.

The former MSNBC personality and co-founder of The Young Turks (TYT), a far-left news site, has a residency problem and a past that would shame most people.

Uygur filed paperwork last week for California’s 25th congressional district in a special election that’s set for March 3. He’s running on the allegation that too much corporate cash is subverting Democratic establishment candidates.

"I’m sick of the corruption," Uygur, 49, said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He supported democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, for president in 2016.

"When they take campaign contributions from corporations and lobbyists, there’s a word for that: It’s called a bribe," he added. "And if other people in the Democratic Party were aggressively calling out the bribes and looking to reform the party, then I wouldn’t need to run."

Uygur also supports Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and stiffer gun control legislation.

On that last issue, California’s CD-25 includes a school that was the scene of a November 14 school shooting that took the lives of three students.

However, Uygur doesn’t live in CD-25 — he never has. He lives in hoity-toity West Los Angeles, which has already raised the hackles of state Assemblywoman Christy Smith, who is also a Democratic candidate for the position.

"How about all of you man-spread in your own damn districts," she said.

According to California law, a candidate for a congressional House seat isn’t required to actually live in the district — but even Uygur has to admit that it looks bad.

He shot back to Smith, "I get it, but on the other hand, people are obsessed with geography over the issues. Is anyone pressing the assemblywoman on her policies? If you go to her website, there are almost no policies on it."

But a larger problem for him may be his “hard and fast rules” for women, which he published when he was in his thirties but has since denounced as “ugly” and “insensitive.” They start with the warning: “Women, ignore these at your peril.”

They begin, “Rule 1: There must be some serious making out by the third date,” adding, “If I haven’t felt your t*** by then, things are not about to last much longer. In fact, if you don’t get back on track by the fourth date, you’re done.”

Uygur continues with “Rule 2: There must be orgasm by the fifth date.” He adds, “No, ands, ifs, or buts,” he emphasized. “If I haven’t unloaded by this time, things are intolerably slow. There will be no sixth date to give you a second chance. If you haven’t delivered by now, you’re done.”

Bringing up the rear is “Rule 3: There must be sex by the second month of dating,” and then he explains in greater detail what he means by sex.

Over and above that he’s made on-air jokes about incest and has mocked the Jewish, Muslim, and LGBT communities, prompting the Los Angeles County Democratic Party to say he “does not belong in Congress.”

Their statement said in part, “Cenk Uygur’s comments are both heartless and disqualifying for someone who wants to serve in the peoples’ U.S. House of Representatives.”

At this point it wouldn’t hurt to review what led to Katie Hill’s fast departure from Congress.

Photos of the former congresswoman surfaced that allegedly depicted her while smoking a bong, kissing her female staffer, and posing nude on “wife sharing” websites.

And Uygur thinks he’d be an improvement?

Sure, the “rules for dating” were published a long time ago, but he wasn’t a drunken frat boy — he was in his thirties and should’ve known better. And the other comments were even more recent.

If he wanted to write “hard and fast rules,” he should’ve considered this one: Don’t publish anything that you’d be ashamed to run by your mother for approval.

A total of nine candidates — four Democrats and five Republicans — have filed paperwork for California’s 25th Congressional seat.

One name of interest on the Republican side is former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, who’s also the bestselling author of “Deep State Target.”

Although Papadopoulos pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI, he’d be a far better choice than Uygur. But I don’t live in that district, or even that state for that matter, so ultimately, as my friend Cande would say, it’s “not my circus, not my monkeys.”

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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Cenk Uygur (pronounced "Jenk You-gur") may want to rethink his “I’m running for Congress” business and stick with what he knows best — bashing conservatives and ridiculing President Donald Trump.
cenk uygur, congress, election, katie hill
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 12:22 PM
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