Run, Jack, Run!

18 Feb

Jack Davis.

At long last, he has become a candidate any Democrat could love.  (1) He has realized that he is really a Republican; and (2) he’s getting busy trying to split the Republican vote in NY-26.  Specifically, he was quoted in the Batavia Daily News saying,

“My core Republican values of lower taxes, less government, strong defense and closed borders have never changed,”

While Republicans will meet on Sunday under the pretense of interviewing potential candidates, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin is all but a lock.  She’s an uncontroversial, relatively empty political vessel who can easily self-fund her election and parrot Republican talking points.  That’s frankly all anyone needs to be and do in order to win in NY-26. (See Lee, Chris).  Any Democrat would have a tough race against her in this district which was tailor-made to ensure Tom Reynolds’ perpetual re-election.


But with Jack Davis having switched back to his natural home in the Republican Party, pledging to spend $3 million of his own cash money – twice what the likely Democratic candidate hopes to raise – he can do some real damage in the race, and chances are much of it will spray onto Corwin.

Two years ago, I explained in great detail why it was that Jack Davis was political poison who didn’t deserve Democrats’ support.  Aside from his backhanded insults directed at primary foe Jon Powers’ military service, Davis had said after his loss to Reynolds in 2006 that he was “relieved” to have lost.  He’s such a horribly transactional politician that he was caught red-handed paying off the Independence Party bosses in an effort to secure that line for himself.


Let’s not forget that he’s a virulently hateful anti-immigrant demagogue. It always pained me when labor would support Davis thanks to his anti-free-trade policies, yet they ignored his ugly thoughts about immigrants.


Anyhow, in my 2008 open letter to Davis, I wrote,

But on top of everything, let’s cut the bullshit, Jack.

You’re really a Republican. Yes, Cheney snubbed you after you gave him $2,000 and you wanted to engage him on trade policy, but you’re a conservative Republican at heart.

So, go back to I-Squared-R. Stay home this year. Let someone who works hard; someone with a chance win. Let someone win who actually wants the job, Jack.

Well, I rescind that.  Now that Davis has returned to his natural home in the Republican Party, I say run, Jack, run.  Buy yourself the 3,500 petition signatures you need.  Pay off another minor party.  Buy, buy, buy whatever and whomever you need to buy to get yourself on the ballot.  Scruples?  Schmuples!  A Jack Davis campaign in 2011 will only do wonders for any Democratic candidate, especially in a district where the Democrat lost 52-48 in 2006 and 55-45 in 2008.  With a natural margin that tight, Davis could be the deciding factor in enabling a Democratic victory.

Jack Davis is quite literally one of the most noxiously hateful, angry, and vindictive people ever to soil our regional political system.  That he has finally stopped defecating all over the Democrats while sporting a (D) after his name is a blessing, because now he’s free to split the hateful, angry, vindictive, xenophobic vote from the Republicans.

Go, Jack!

10 Responses to “Run, Jack, Run!”

  1. BuffaloGirl February 18, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    “A Jack Davis campaign in 2010” You meant 2011 I think! Run Jack Run!!!

  2. Sierra February 18, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    I say run Jack run as well! He has the money along with the same disregard for the poor as the Republicans do. He will fit in nicely with the Republicans.

  3. Jim Allen February 18, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    Is there no end to the depths this region will go to embarrass itself? Don’t encourage this man to run for any public office. His candidacy is such an embarrassment to this region, his family or anyone with any influence on him needs to convince him to stay home!!!

  4. Brian February 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    The only “core Republican value” is “SCREW THE WORKERS!!!!!”

  5. Jackson Smiles February 18, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Oh lord I hope this crazy MF’er runs!!! His familiy has already dissowned him, why not piss away another few million dollars. He couldn’t hack it as a Republican so he jumped ship and blew millions attacking them, felt left out of the cool kids table at lunch when he was a Democrat so he attacked them (Powers, Kryzan, etc), and now that he’s a Republican again he wants to run as an independent? It there an “I’m a crazy old idiot” Party. If not he should start one. He needs to just retired to Florida and get eaten by a shark.

  6. Hapklein February 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    The last time I saw Jack on TV he looked pretty jaded and faded. He is an old man who is trying to make a pass at a young lass for one final fling.
    I just hope they don’t sucker him into a debate.  That would surely be tragic.
    Let him spend money and spend more money – its his and his influence could bring a little challenge and equilibrium to a very predictable dull Congressional District.
    Who knows?  a silver haired person with lots of publicity could pull the silver haired vote and make it a valid three way race.

  7. Mr. F. N. Magoo February 20, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    As a registered Independent, I would gladly carry petitions for Jack Davis in the GLOW region. But I don’t have a car so I’ll need transportation. And my back is wrecked so I’ll need a masseuse. And if I’ll be away from the house very long, I’ll need meals. This may seem mercenary but after the millions Jack spent destroying his only real rival in 2008, perhaps he might want a repository besides a rat hole, this time.

  8. Hapklein February 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Interesting. A volunteer who is registered in a non existent entity, willing without a car to transport petitions of unknown content in a GLOW region.

    This marvelous applicant seeks personal support and food.

    And  seems pissed at past affronts. who would dare refuse this applicant?


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