Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cynthia McKinney For President. Seriously.

For the truly progressive out there, those not bound by party, but by idea, the notion of a Cynthia McKinney candidacy is not that outrageous an idea. For those people who support Sen. Clinton, if she were not to get the Democratic nomination, a vote for Cynthia McKinney is a chance to vote for the other woman running for president, without throwing your vote to an obvious misogynist like John McCain. For those more committed to the environmental issues than the issues of say, bowling scores, lapel pins, or any of the other issues that the corporate media has deemed important, she is the perfect candidate.
Cynthia McKinney was the first to call for an investigation into 9/11 and whether or not the Bush administration had advance notice of the attacks. Of course now, we know they received briefings and chose to ignore them. For this reason, she was targeted by Aipac and defeated that year in the Democratic primary. (Wouldn't want anyone looking too closely at something that was "good for Israel")
McKinney is best remembered for her altercation with Capitol police who tried to stop her from entering Congress as she was rushing to cast a vote on a bill. (And why was she stopped? Because she wasn't wearing her lapel pin!) McKinney later apologized and no charges were ever filed, but it was fodder for the right wing noise machine for quite some time, in an "uppity n***** bitch doesn't know her place" kind of tone.
Or you could vote for the same old same old, and point fingers at each other because the country's still fucked up and continue to play out the same old dramedy year after year, until you move away from the corpocracy, you'll always be their prisoner.


Kathy said...

Another woman candidate? I say the more the merrier, although I'm sure Ralph Nader might object.

Graeme said...

I agree the more candidates the merrier. I think she gets the "9/11 truth" crowd, who I think are hopelessly wrong, but she is definitely more progressive than the three corporate candidates.