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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 06:40 AM

Tribute to Kucinich from the Black Agenda Report

http://blackagendareport.com/content/freedom-rider-farewell-congressman-kucinich

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

With the gerrymandered defeat of Dennis Kucinich, the Congress has lost its last, best progressive. “Called crazy or wacky, Kucinich is nothing more than what other Democrats ought to be.” Kucinich stood firm, when all in the Progressive and Black Caucuses folded. “If there is no room for one, not even one true Democrat, then there should no longer be any allegiance to that party.”



Freedom Rider: Farewell Congressman Kucinich

by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

“His eight terms in congress will end this year because he was not tolerated by the rulers.”

If America were a democracy in the truest sense of the word, our political representatives would in fact represent our interests. They would fight for public education and against wars. We would have single payer health care and affordable housing. Banks would not be permitted to devastate our communities with red lining or foreclosures and the top 1% wouldn’t be allowed to create bubble economies which create havoc around the world.

But our country is a democracy in name only. We do get to cast our votes periodically, but anyone who does want to represent the interests of the people is not tolerated by this system.

Dennis Kucinich is such a person. His eight terms in congress will end this year because he was not tolerated by the rulers. Kucinich’s congressional career ended because of the time honored yet often corrupt process of gerrymandering districts. Electoral district lines are redrawn every ten years based on census data, and because the state of Ohio lost population, it also lost congressional seats.

The Ohio rulers in the Republican-run state legislature decided to redraw lines which pitted two Democratic incumbents, Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur, against one another. The new district was mostly made up of Kaptur’s old district, and Kucinich was defeated in the primary election.

“Anyone who wants to represent the interests of the people is not tolerated by this system.”

The corporate media and their pundits were always quick to dismiss Kucinich, and wasted no time in kicking him now that he is down and out. Called crazy or wacky, Kucinich is nothing more than what other Democrats ought to be. He represents the interests of most Americans, and calls out the powerful for their abuse.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 08:10 AM

1. Glad to see Dennis supported. Will so miss him in the Congress!

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Response to juajen (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 07:59 AM

2. Missing him is putting it mildly..

Lots of Toledoen's wanted their own congress member , thinking both progressives. Not that Kaptur hasn't had her positive points. but, no one is as dependable as Kucinich to Always be in the right side. the people 's side..
Missing is putting it mildly. More like his laser like focus on what is bad will be sorely missed and the Congress will suffer as a result.
Is Kaptur almost pure , as is Kucinich. She failed us of late..
.As an example, take Cantor's /Boehner's " Jobs ' Bill.. " It's euphamism being the gobber phrase.. "Jump Start the Economy." HR2390 . Sponsored by NC Rep. Patrick McHenry and MA Sen. Scott Brown..
Kaptur failed us. Only 17 brave souls voted No.. the pressure was too great from Wall Street and too many so called progressives caved or were fooled.. But, not Kucinich..
Some have said too many congress members don't read what they are about to vote for.. Can't say that about Kucinich..
Kaptur's best defense.. Lets hope she didn't sell out at keast,, ..
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And.. A report of Kaptur's sell out.. from the New York Times and Propubica...




Congress’s Genius Jobs Plan—for Fraudsters, Shills, and Wall St. Analysts

.http://www.propublica.org/thetrade/item/congresss-genius-jobs-plan-for-fraudsters-shills-and-wall-st-analysts

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EDITORIAL
They Have Very Short Memories
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunday/washington-has-a-very-short-memory.html?_r=2&ref=congress
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. H R 2930 RECORDED VOTE 3-Nov-2011 6:18 PM
NOES 17 ---


Ackerman
Butterfield
Capuano
Cummings
Dingell
Edwards
Kildee
Kucinich
Lewis (GA)
Lynch
Markey
Miller (NC)
Olver
Price (NC)
Schakowsky
Tierney
Watt
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.http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll825.xml

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 02:23 AM

3. Well said.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:58 AM

4. These things are so true:

"...Kucinich is nothing more than what other Democrats ought to be.”

“His eight terms in congress will end this year because he was not tolerated by the rulers.”

“Anyone who wants to represent the interests of the people is not tolerated by this system.”

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