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mystieus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:37 PM
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Cynthia McKinney Close to Clinching Green Party Nomination
Edited on Wed May-28-08 08:18 PM by mystieus


Cynthia McKinney now has the support of over 50% of the delegates to the Green Party national convention who have been chosen so far. Although not all state Green Parties have chosen their delegates, most of them have, so it is very likely that she will obtain the nomination. The national convention is July 10-13 in Chicago. This post originally said she had clinched the nomination, but that was not accurate.

http://www.ballot-access.org/2008/05/26/cynthia-mckinne... /
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:37 PM
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1. WHAT is with that image? Are you making fun of her?
Anyway...big yawn to her and the Greens and Nader.
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:41 PM
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5. seriously
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DemVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 06:33 AM
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50. Making fun of her? Let's hope so...she's a joke.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 12:00 AM
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58. I met her in Atlanta.
Guy that was with her asked if I was going to support her - I said no. He told me to go F***** myself.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:39 PM
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2. One of the nuttiest, whiniest, wackjob members of Congress of my lifetime
nt
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:40 PM
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4. I'm glad she's running against the Dems now. We can mock her with impunity.
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CalGator Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:46 PM
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10. good point
imagine if Lieberman could still be considered a Dem
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:21 PM
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39. one of the best
imho
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hokies4ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 06:44 AM
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52. But she did introduce some impeachment legislation
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:39 PM
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3. This is still the best McKinney picture.
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CalGator Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:45 PM
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9. by "us" she means members of her family?
I am amazed the Greenies would nominate a complete whiney anti-Semite, but then again Nader wasn't too mentally stable either.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:46 PM
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11. I just like the "fighting" aspect of that one.
Fighting for us. Or for anyone, really. With anything she might have in her hands. Just...just don't look at her funny, okay?
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democraticinsurgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:04 PM
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23. thank you for the much improved photo
cynthia has never been fairly portrayed by the media (gee imagine that!). I don't think she's a nut case. I do think that Bushco went all out to nuke her because she was the first lonely voice in Congress to question the BS official 9/11 story.

I am glad to see her resurface in a positive way. Don't underestimate her. She's made some mistakes, a couple of them very public, but she deserved a better fate than she has received.

Frankly I am sorry to see her compared herein to Lieberman or worse. Cynthia McKinney has a lot to offer and I think her campaign as the Green candidate will be strong.

That said, Obama's got my vote.

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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:11 PM
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37. Thank you the other image is not worthy of DU
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:41 PM
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6. I hope she wins it.
It's too bad the Democratic Party didn't appreciate her.

She could have bridged the racial/gender divide currently ruling the party.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:43 PM
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8. She was one of the most divisive members of congress
How would she have bridged any divide?
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:00 PM
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22. The current divide:
You know; the one that claims that one campaign is racist and one is based on misogyny.

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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:06 PM
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26. The bridge I'm referring to, obviously, is that of race and gender.
A vote for McKinney is a vote for a woman and a person of color with one vote, without the ugly battles we're seeing during this primary.

It's true that she didn't get in line and follow the party leaders. She opposed the status quo. She was a thorn in their side.

That's why I like her.

That's why party leadership didn't like her, and that's why she's gone.

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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:08 PM
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31. She is indeed black and a woman. I'll agree with that much. nt
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:08 PM
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32. Condi 08!
She's black and a woman!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 06:25 AM
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49. That she is.
I think I'll pass, lol.



McKinney was a Democrat until her own party turned on her. If she were still a Democrat, I'd prefer her over Obama and Clinton any day.

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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:49 PM
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13. Nothing says bridging racial divides like crying racism when you forget your ID.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:58 PM
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20. Or claiming, apropos of nothing, that Al Gore's "Negro tolerance level
has never been too high. I've never known him to have more than one black person around him at any given time."

Never mind that Donna Brazile, his 2000 campaign manager, is black. Oh, no. Al Gore is simply a racist. Because, er...because Cynthia McKinney said so.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:50 PM
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14. What divides could she possibly bridge? She's a whackjob anti-Semite, a conspiracy theorist,
an attention seeker, a racial-divide exploiter, and was a general detriment to the Democratic party. She was a completely useless legislator. I'm glad she's gone.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:57 PM
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19. Obviously, I disagree, lol. n/t
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:42 PM
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7. I really dislike this anti-semite
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:47 PM
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12. do you have proof of that?
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:54 PM
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16. yeah, I'd like to know too. n/t
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:06 PM
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27. I don't think there's any solid proof.
Evidence for:

1. Her father, who was her closest campaign adviser, is strongly anti-semitic. After she lost in 2002, he explicitly blamed the Jews, claiming that Jews had "bought" everyone else. Not "Zionists" or any code word. He blamed Jews. She didn't make any effort to distance herself, but instead simply said that the "hostile corporate media" brought her down. Not proof positive, but very telling.

2. She is strongly anti-Israel. Not reason to be anti-Semitic, but consistent with it.

3. She's a 9-11 conspiracy theorist, and has worked with other conspiracy theorists in books and videos implicating Zionists and the Mossad in 9/11. Not proof positive, and kind of distant, but still unnerving.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:23 PM
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40. Which, right or wrong, is enough for me...
she has done nothing to deserve the benefit of the doubt from me.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 09:03 PM
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43. all of that is very troubling, i agree.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:09 PM
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35. Not her - just her peeps.
shouting slurs at a news reporter a couple years ago
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genna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:51 PM
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15. I know she lost her seat in GA. When did she leave the Democratic party?
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:54 PM
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17. I'm not sure exactly when, but her departure was worth celebrating
The Capitol Police don't miss her much either!
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:54 PM
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18. What's with the picture?
I find it to be in poor taste.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:59 PM
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21. I agree
Her regular picture makes her look like a big enough whack job.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:08 PM
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30. Seriously. There's no need to resort to semi-racist caricatures.
I suggest the OP change the pic.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:05 PM
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24. Bravo for her.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:05 PM
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25. That picture is rude. Try this one instead. The Greens have a good candidate.
Edited on Wed May-28-08 08:06 PM by McCamy Taylor


Democrats should have thought twice before they kicked her out.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:07 PM
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28. Define "good"
I dont think the Capitol police or Al Gore would agree.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:09 PM
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34. "Good" in that "calls everyone racist, whether they agree with her or not" sort of way.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:16 PM
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38. Are you guys bored in here....now it is put mc kinney down...not enough
hillary supporters here to fight with...
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:07 PM
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29. Kicked her out? She left voluntarily. She had drifted out of the mainstream and into kookland.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:10 PM
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36. Precisely
She was always right on the edge, and she became progressively more out of it as time went on.

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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 12:18 AM
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61. If the primary votes in her district preferred someone else,
...that doesn't mean she was kicked out of the party.

She could have continued to be a Democrat, running for another office or not.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:09 PM
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33. I TOLD you!
Years ago, under the screen name whose password I lost, I told everyone that she was bad news!
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:24 PM
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41. a breath of fresh air
she is
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:35 PM
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42. A stale stench wafting from the dumpster
"Gore's Negro tolerance level has never been too high. I've never known him to have more than one black person around him at any given time."

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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 09:41 PM
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44. That would not be true of Jimmy Carter
he grew up in a mixed, however segregated, community.
I don't know if Gore ever mixed it up with the black folk.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 09:48 PM
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47. He entrusted one of "the black folk," Donna Brazile, with the position of campaign manager.
His "Negro Tolerance" must have been awfully high.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 07:13 AM
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56. Among people of color
There are people that have made it in white America, and then there are the rest of the black folk. I mean Clarance Thomas and Condi Rice are black, but you would never see them in the ghetto again.
I'm not saying that Gore don't like black people. I'm just sayin that pointing to Brazile as campaign manager doesn't disprove racism, just like pointing out Condi doesn't make Bush a civil rights advocate.
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EffieBlack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 12:02 AM
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59. Al Gore has a long history of associating closely and working with black folk - he just never made a
big deal about it.

Cynthia McKinney was completely off-base - a common position for her.
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Jerseycountryman Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 09:42 PM
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45. Cynthia is not my favorite politician, but she's unfairly criticized sometimes
It was wrong to get lippy with a police officer, IMO, but that's the only incident I've heard about in her career. Nothing major.
Definitely not worth the criticism she has faced, I believe.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 09:46 PM
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46. HEr only hope for anything remotely resembling a showing
would be for Hillary to steal it.

IF that happened, the Greens would get eough votes for matching funds in 2012.
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WHAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 10:32 PM
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48. She'll give a lot of people someone to vote for if...
Hillary cheats her way in.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 06:36 AM
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51. If Democrats abandon ship and vote for the Green Party candidate
over Obama or Clinton, we'll end up with McCain and the continuation of the nightmare only worse (abortion rights gone, healthcare gone, jobs gone, more war).
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 06:55 AM
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53. Georgia is the only Deep South state that Obama has a chance at. She could Nader him.
Of course Barr could Nader McCain here, so it may be a wash.

I would guess that we have more Looneytarians than McKinney fans.

(McKinney and Barr were both in Congress here, if you don't know)
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 06:59 AM
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54. I don't understand the hatred for Cynthia McKinney...
She is NOT an anti-Semite and it's a shame that so many people buy into the media hype about her. She and Dennis Kucinich were two out of the many cowardly Democrats who stood up against the Bush regime, and for that, she was maligned for it.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 07:02 AM
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55. She makes Sheila Jackson Lee look like Barbara Jordan, by comparison
She's nuts, but at least she's a lefty.
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 11:53 PM
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57. She is so beautiful.
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redstate_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-30-08 12:14 AM
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60. Isn't she?
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