Ousted Georgia lawmaker to run for president


ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Former Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney, who was ousted from office last year after a headline-grabbing scuffle with a Capitol Hill police officer, has decided to seek the presidency -- as a Green Party candidate.

In a video posted on the Internet on Tuesday, McKinney criticized the war in Iraq and complained about Democrats and Republicans, saying both parties are beholden to corrupt corporate interests. She called the Green Party "my new political home."

McKinney, 52, registered to vote in California after a group called Run! Cynthia! Run! began drafting her as the Green Party's candidate there. Since then, she had made campaign appearances in Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

"The Democrats do not speak for us," she said. "The Democrats are no different than their Republican counterparts."

McKinney served six terms representing a suburban Atlanta district but was defeated in 2006 by DeKalb County Commissioner Hank Johnson. She had been the first black woman elected to Congress from Georgia.

One of her final acts in Congress was to introduce a bill to impeach President Bush, saying he misled Congress into approving the war in Iraq and violated the law by secretly spying on citizens. She once claimed Bush had been warned of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

McKinney is one of at least seven Green Party candidates for president. The party will select its presidential nominee at its July 10 convention in Chicago.

This is why she was ousted from office

I've seen this clip on several occasions and

enjoy it every time. Cynthia McKinney does a great job and all the officials react very evasive, like criminals during an interrogation. They didn't even answer her question who was in charge of the war games.
I wonder if this was mentioned in the written response she was supposed to get?
Has she gotten that written response, does anybody know?

Whenever I hear that phrase.....

I'll give it in a written response, I know it'll be covered up!
Good luck Mrs. McKinney. And be careful. I hope you can draw attention to these issues with your candidacy though I expect they'll try to ignore you completely.

Like criminals

I couldn't agree more. They are criminals. This is why I say Cynthia has more balls than any man I know of. Rummy and his crew are thugs of the highest order. The criminality of these sub-humans is unparalleled in all of human history. This woman defines the word courage.


I hadn't seen the majority of that clip. Throughout it I considered the personal career sacrifices Cynthia McKinney has made fighting for 9/11 truth. My hat goes off to her.

Cynthia is True American Patriot

No one in congress has ever shown more courage to speak truth to power than Ms. McKinney. I have the utmost respect for her. I plan to donate to her campaign, and I encourage those that can, do likewise. Even if you support someone else (i.e. Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich). Her voice must be heard in the '08 race. Because, unlike the other candidates (even the good ones), she will not shy away from telling it like it is, and thats good for all of us.

Truth Will Prevail

Yes, also truth squads...

should go out and interview her about 9/11 when she is campaigning in the area. Some of those up on Youtube would be excellent for the movement.

The agenda for what is called the 'New World Order' is a trans-national government based on the model of collectivism.
Read up with G. Edward Griffin's new essay The Future Is Calling.

Not the truth squads

It would be best for them NOT to interview her.

Many of the 'truth squads' often mix in Bilderbergs or New World Order and CFR stuff -- that isn't going to help our work, regardless of what she says. It will only clarify for average people that the "9/11 truth movement" is also connected to a cult with beliefs about Masonics and Bilderbergs etc. These are easy things to tank our movement with.

Good clarification

I agree Victronix. Hopefully, some intelligent and professional individuals could go out and do this!

Libertarians believe that it is not right to take forcefully from one person in order to provide for another's needs. Welfare for those in need should be provided through voluntary means. Forcing others to "give" is not just or generous.

Cult Classic From The BBC

Story About The Imaginary Prescott Bush


CNN paints Congresswoman McKinney's departure as an issue with a security guard.

HELLLOOOOO?? McKinney was targeted when she demanded the Donald Rumsfeld explain how they lost $2.3 TRILLION of our tax dollars at the Pentagon.

Oh, and the fury against her raged when she said Americans need to know more abou the Bush and Bin Laden family connections. Makes sense to any rational person, but to the corporate media it was heretical.

Over the years I think the corporate media has insulted all our souls by now.

However, the addition of this powerful woman, and lioness of a Congressperson, to the presidential race is GREAT NEWS for us all !!

Inform everyone you know that now we have a GREAT candidate running, named Cynthia McKinney !!!!


>>CNN paints Congresswoman McKinney's departure as an issue with a security guard.

Bill, it would be great to write an essay focusing on the ways they try to discredit her and expose that. You write very well and it would be a big help.

I'm converted!!!

"CNN paints Congresswoman McKinney's departure as an issue with a security guard"

I believe, unfortunately, the above statement is how she is remembered by most! Americans

I must plead ignorance! Thanks for enlightening me. Ms. McKinney supplies a gutsy yet direct inquiry!

It doesn't get much better than Rep. McKinney's questions about who was running the drills on 9/11 and the trillions missing from the Pentagon's budget?

I'm converted. This clip is one very good reason....

...don't believe them!

bumper sticker?

Where can I get a McKinney for President bumper sticker?


She IS for the truth $and won't deny it.
Plaster Cynthia stickers all over your town! That is my plan! People will start to ask "who is Cynthia McKinney"?
They need to know there really is another option!

I love Cynthia

McKinney. That woman has more balls than any man I know of even Ron Paul. I would love to see her as president but I am sorry to say that will never happen. I am a realist, but I am hoping that she will draw attention to the 9/11 truth issue while she is on the campaign trail.

Doesn't Matter That She Can't Be Elected

People!!! . . . think out of the box just a little bit.


If Cynthia McKinney had a few million dollars and is a registered candidate with a national party . . . she can buy advertising and participate in some of the debates.

Independent political money is scaring the shit out of Karl right now. And that's a good thing.


(Bilderberg, Masons, Federal Reserve, et . . are not cults . . . time to crack open a few books on the subject . . ever heard of Cecil Rhodes?)

>>Bilderberg, Masons,

>>Bilderberg, Masons, Federal Reserve, et . . are not cults

Go into your local mall of Christmas shoppers and ask anyone what these are. They'll look at you like you are nuts. They don't crack books, they watch TV. Until something comes out that doesn't paint it as kooky cult stuff, we won't help ourselves by mixing. Mixing generally dilutes the strong stuff.

9/11 truth is also painted as kook stuff, but we have a lot of facts and powerful websites that convince more and more people each day. I see nothing like that for Bilderbergs, Masons, etc.

they'll look at you like you are nuts

doesn't mean it's wrong. I've found discussing the federal reserve system can be an even better route for waking people up than 9/11. Zeitgeist anyone? It's funny to me when truthers dismiss things by saying nobody will agree with you. It's like watching black people discriminate against gays. I just wanna say, "wtf dude, that was you ten minutes ago."



I know you know this but


Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

She can be elected

If Ron Paul doesnt get the nomination but then is pushed to run as an independent
Bloomberg runs drawing away from both dems and repubs
Cynthia McKinney draws together a powerful roots movement on the left

I think you get a really cool result, with Paul or McKinney winning and my bet is on McKinney. I think i'll probably even help her campaign.

If Hillary wins the nomination we're going to be very happy to have McKinney around working it.

I've been using my soapbox

I've been using my soapbox to promote a Ron Paul - Cynthia McKinney ticket for about a year now. It just makes sense, they being the only two politicians that I trust to actually represent the publics interests. No offense to Dennis, I'm sure I'd enjoy kicking it with him, I just don't think he acts strongly enough when it really counts.