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Green Party Taps McKinney (Cynthia McKinney nominated for US President)
ABC News ^ | 7/13/08 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 07/13/2008 9:38:08 AM PDT by XR7

For those voters who think Ralph Nader and Bob Barr are too conventional, the Green Party this weekend named former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Georgia, its 2008 presidential nominee.

At the Green Party's nominating convention Saturday in at the Chicago Symphony Center, McKinney received 313 out of 532 votes cast in the first round of balloting.

"I am asking you to vote your conscience, vote your dreams, vote your future, vote Green," McKinney told the convention's 800 or so attendees. "A vote for the Green Party is a vote for the movement that will turn this country right-side-up again."

McKinney, a former six-term congresswoman and the first African-American woman elected to represent Georgia in Congress, might be best known for asking "What did this administration know and when did it know it, about the events of September 11th?"

Controversy has followed the outspoken public official seemingly wherever she goes. In 2000 she wrote 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." (She said that despite the fact that Gore's campaign manager at the time, Donna Brazile, is African-American.) In March 2006, McKinney and a Capitol Hill Police officer got into an altercation.

McKinney was defeated for reelection in the Democratic primary in 2002. After her successor unsuccessfully ran for US Senate, McKinney reclaimed her US House seat in 2004, only to be defeated in the primary again in 2006.

McKinney's vice presidential nominee will be hip-hop activist and journalist Rosa Clemente, 35.

In 2004, 119,859 Americans voted for then-Green Party nominee David Cobb, giving him 0.1 percent of the total. In 2000, 2.8 million voters chose then-Green Party nominee Nader, giving him 2.7 percent of the total, and in the view of many Democrats, helping to swing the election to then-Gov. George W. Bush.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 2008; cynthiamckinney; election2008; greenparty; jaketapper; liberalvote; mckinney; notbreaking; rats; thirdparty
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Cynthia McKinney - LOL!
Truth is indeed starnger than fiction.
1 posted on 07/13/2008 9:38:09 AM PDT by XR7
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stranger


2 posted on 07/13/2008 9:38:35 AM PDT by XR7
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To: XR7

Oh, make it go away!


3 posted on 07/13/2008 9:40:22 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: XR7

The “third parties” in this country are hell bent on marginalizing themselves.


4 posted on 07/13/2008 9:40:31 AM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: XR7

I’m not sure “taps” should be the word of choice.


5 posted on 07/13/2008 9:40:45 AM PDT by maclay (America First - The rest of the world comes second)
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To: XR7

Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzz! You had to post this just as I’m eating my breakfast!?

DANG!


6 posted on 07/13/2008 9:41:00 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: XR7

Run, Cindy, Run!!


7 posted on 07/13/2008 9:43:00 AM PDT by EggsAckley (If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?)
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To: XR7

Yesterday’s news


8 posted on 07/13/2008 9:43:28 AM PDT by don-o (Have you donated to FR? If not, why not?)
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To: XR7

McKinney will probably take 2 or three votes away from Obummer.


9 posted on 07/13/2008 9:44:17 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican because no Conservatives were running.)
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To: XR7

This nomination is hysterical! But then so is the whole green party!


10 posted on 07/13/2008 9:45:00 AM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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McKinney's vice presidential nominee will be hip-hop activist

What is a hip-hop activist? Better yet, of what use is a hip-hop activist?

11 posted on 07/13/2008 9:45:28 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Conspiracy Guy

bttt


12 posted on 07/13/2008 9:46:51 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: XR7

This shall be amusing.


13 posted on 07/13/2008 9:47:19 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: gidget7

If she’s running on the Green party ticket then what party is Nader running with?


14 posted on 07/13/2008 9:47:59 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: XR7

I’d love to see McKinney stealing votes from NOBama!


15 posted on 07/13/2008 9:49:24 AM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Nader is running as an independent.


16 posted on 07/13/2008 9:51:29 AM PDT by Baron OBeef Dip
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To: XR7
McKinney's vice presidential nominee will be hip-hop activist and journalist Rosa Clemente, 35.

May I present the POTUS and VPOTUS

17 posted on 07/13/2008 9:52:00 AM PDT by Popman (McCain as POTUS is odious, Obama as POTUS is unthinkable.)
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To: Baron OBeef Dip

Well between Mckinney and Nader they’ve got the nut vote covered


18 posted on 07/13/2008 9:52:29 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: XR7
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19 posted on 07/13/2008 9:54:23 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: XR7

I demand that she be included in the debates!


20 posted on 07/13/2008 9:54:23 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: XR7

"YOU better vote for me, man -- OR I'LL CUT YOU!"

21 posted on 07/13/2008 9:54:39 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

“Cynthia been talkin’ down to black folk. I’m gonna cut out her, uh, um, uh,.....”


22 posted on 07/13/2008 9:56:35 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

What about her methane emissions-Greenies!


23 posted on 07/13/2008 9:58:56 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: XR7
WOW! Talk about a vote divider! The Left sill be falling all over itself for her. Just when I thought the left couldn't get any more wierd...they proved me wrong again.


Run Cindy Run!
24 posted on 07/13/2008 10:01:40 AM PDT by Issaquahking ("What did you do for America today?")
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To: XR7
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"I wants ta be presdent."


25 posted on 07/13/2008 10:01:48 AM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: XR7
Cynthia McKinney - LOL! Truth is indeed starnger than fiction.

Well, she does have a lot more experience than Obama. Never mind that her experience is very dubious and way out of whack with the standard and traditional American experience.

But then, Barack is not very far from her on the issues and they may come very close to being twins on the issues. But, the difference is in the packaging.

The fact remains that McKinney has more experience; the difference is in the fact that she is not "likable" at all. Obama may be "likable" to a lot of liberals, but if their positions on the issues were compared, I doubt we'd find more than a couple of differences.
26 posted on 07/13/2008 10:02:49 AM PDT by adorno
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>"Better yet, of what use is a hip-hop activist?"

They're on emergency standby duty, in case all porcines develop irrevocable constipation.


27 posted on 07/13/2008 10:06:20 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I will stand with the Muslims ~B Hussein Obomber Verito Possumus~Verified Sleeper!)
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To: XR7
McKinney is a racist, selfish, belligerent, moron. Why even people as flaky as the Green Party would connect themselves to her, is beyond me. But the Greens won't be on the ballot most places. Even where they are, she won't draw many votes.

She's a public joke, no more.

Congressman Billybob

First in the series, "American Government: The Owner's Manual"

Latest article, "Smart as a Whip, Dumb as a Hoe Handle"

28 posted on 07/13/2008 10:06:45 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob ( www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: rawcatslyentist

OMG that is too funny!


29 posted on 07/13/2008 10:08:27 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: XR7

Will she get Federal funding? If so, then she needs an IRS team asigned to her!


30 posted on 07/13/2008 10:11:06 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rawcatslyentist

LMAO, that is a thing of beauty!!


31 posted on 07/13/2008 10:12:33 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Congrasites = Congressional parasites.)
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To: XR7
This candidacy oughta be good for a few giggles.


32 posted on 07/13/2008 10:13:36 AM PDT by Daffynition
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This will draw off some of O’Bama’s base.


33 posted on 07/13/2008 10:13:50 AM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: XR7

A few fries short of a Happy Meal.


34 posted on 07/13/2008 10:13:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The problem with the rat race is,even if you win you're still a rat.)
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To: XR7

Yeh, I laughed my head off when I heard this on NPR today. Not only that, the VP candidate is a “hip-hop activist”. It just doesn’t get any funnier than that!


35 posted on 07/13/2008 10:14:12 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president! (it ain't over 'til it's over))
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To: Popman

Interesting tat on Clemente...Africa colored with the Puerto Rican flag.


36 posted on 07/13/2008 10:15:36 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: XR7
Cynthia McKinney is authentically black, unlike the hustler Obama who talks out of both sides of his mouth.


37 posted on 07/13/2008 10:16:20 AM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain - For the LOVE of Country)
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The Green Party....

Fools, Communists and tools of our Republic’s enemies...

This country needs a serious housekeeping — cockroaches are becoming a real and dangerous nuisance.


38 posted on 07/13/2008 10:16:58 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Daffynition
Green Party leadership smoking rather than drinking the green tea! Now she needs a few gust appearances by Bernie Mac for her fund raiser events!

Cynthia Mac put the 'fun' in dys'fun'ctional! Eat your heart out Scrappleface!

39 posted on 07/13/2008 10:20:16 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: clintonh8r

Yep, let’s see her in the debates. The lunatic fringe deserves a voice in the debates.


40 posted on 07/13/2008 10:21:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: rawcatslyentist

What more could we want in a vice presidential candidate?


41 posted on 07/13/2008 10:23:15 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: tflabo
Eat your heart out Scrappleface!

After that comment I had to go back up to the article to see where it came from. I thought, hey, maybe it is Scrappleface. But no, it's true. How funny, truth is stranger than fiction.

42 posted on 07/13/2008 10:25:25 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: XR7

Bwhahahahahahahahahahah!!!! Best laugh I’ve had in a looooong time!!!


43 posted on 07/13/2008 10:33:22 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: XR7

44 posted on 07/13/2008 10:38:28 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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Hey, she*s black and a woman. We get two for one!! LOL Obama is not going to like this. She*ll siphon votes away from him.

I*m sure Jesse Jackass or Al Sharpon will call on her to do the "right thing" and drop out because she has NO CHANCE of winning. They can taste victory, and they will crush anyone or anything that gets in their way.

45 posted on 07/13/2008 10:39:22 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (LIBERALS SHOULD BE EUTHANIZED FOR THE "COMMON GOOD.")
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To: tflabo
Cynthia Mac put the 'fun' in dys'fun'ctional!

Ain't that the truth! ROFLOL Wonder how much 'facetime' she'll be getting?


46 posted on 07/13/2008 10:39:51 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: XR7

She’s not only the dumbest candidate in the race she’s also the ugliest.


47 posted on 07/13/2008 10:42:02 AM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: XR7

McKinney? That Communist.....
Another loss for the Green Party...


48 posted on 07/13/2008 10:43:10 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Got Freedom ? Thank a Veteran...... Want to keep Freedom? Don't vote Obama)
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To: XR7

Green Party = Certifiable Loons!!!


49 posted on 07/13/2008 10:44:06 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42 - 12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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McKinney's vice presidential nominee will be hip-hop activist and journalist Rosa Clemente, 35.

Someone who is definitely well-qualified to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. /sarc
50 posted on 07/13/2008 10:44:09 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Wakka-ding-hoy - battle cry of the Plexus Rangers!)
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