Cynthia McKinney for Prez?

Being from Georgia, and having gone to college in Dekalb County (and therefore in one of her districts while she was a Congresswoman), all I can do is laugh. And then laugh some more.

Cynthia McKinney is the Green Party Presidential Nominee Seriously? I mean, seriously?

“We have to do things we’ve never done before in order to have things we’ve never had before.”

Uh, she’s either a great sage or Boomer Esiason in drag (he’s the master of the obvious, if you didn’t know).

And it gets even better: “Hip Hop activist Rosa Clemente accepts VP slot”. Really? A hip hop activist can speak for all of the citizens in the US? Oh, but wait, she’s not running to help out every American. She’s running to help black hip hop kids:

“This campaign is the opportunity the Hip-Hop generation has been working for. This is our time to address the issues affecting our communities – rising unemployment, the high cost of food and housing, a lack of quality public education and access to higher education, the prison-industrial complex, and unaccountable corporate media. These issues are not being addressed by either the Republican or Democratic nominee. “I choose to do this, not for me, but for my generation, my community and my daughter. I don’t see the Green Party as an alternative; I see it as an imperative. I trust that my Vice Presidential run will inspire all people, but especially young people of color, to recognize that we have more then [sic] two choices. Together, we can build the future we’ve been wanting.”

Prison-industrial complex? Where’s all the stuff about being green? Saving the planet for future generations? Stopping big corporations and small town folks alike from ruining the environment? This is the Green party, not the young-people-of-color-hip-hop party. But she’s already hijacking it.

Remember when Cynthia tried to beat up the security guard in D.C.?

Oh Cynthia, honey, you just don’t know when to stop do you? Keep going though, you’re making my day.

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6 thoughts on “Cynthia McKinney for Prez?

  1. johnofsilence says:

    Open the debates! First one is Friday!

    I’m not a bot, I know you care about the democracy of our government, so we need to get this done. There are 6 Presidential candidates this year all of which are qualified and capable of winning, so why are there only 2 people on the debate! Bigotry, two party bias! Let’s flood the email inbox and the phone lines with: Open the Debates.

    It takes 5 mins. Please help me make a difference . Below is a script but please feel free to appropriately modify it to support your candidate .

    Step one:

    Call Barack Obama at 866-675-2008.
    Hit 6 to speak with a campaign volunteer.
    Once connected, politely deliver the following message:

    Hi, my name is …

    I was wondering if Senator Obama, being a believer in equal opportunity and equal rights, could insist that Cynthia Mckinney and other ballot qualified third party candidates be included in the upcoming Presidential debates?
    After all, Cynthia Mckinney is on 34 state ballots.
    And she’s polling well nationwide. And he could help Senator Obama challenge the corporate Republicans.
    True, Cynthia Mckinney would critique Senator Obama for his corporate ties also. But isn’t that what democracy is about? Could you please leave this message for the campaign manager? Thank you.

    Step two:

    E-mail Janet Brown jb@debates.org, the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

    Here’s a sample e-mail:

    Dear Janet Brown:

    Greetings. You must be busy. Preparing for the first Presidential debate this Friday. So, I won’t take much of your time. Just wanted to let you know that the American people were not born yesterday. We know the deal. Take that little private corporation that you run. Controlled by the two corporate parties. And funded by big business. For the purpose of excluding independent minded candidates. Friday, two Wall Street candidates are scheduled to be in the ring. Barack Obama and John McCain. The one candidate who represents the American people, Main Street, if you will, will be on the outside looking in. So, here’s a simple request. Drop your exclusionary restrictions. And let Cynthia Mckinney into the debates.
    It will be good for your conscience. Good for the American people. (I believe it was The League of Women Voters that called your corporatized debates “campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity, and honest answers to tough questions.”) And good for democracy. Let the American people have a real debate for once. Main Street vs. Wall Street.

    Thank you.

    Signed
    your name.

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