American Samizdat

Thursday, December 14, 2006. *
“To my fellow Americans, as I leave this Congress, it is in your hands – to hold your representatives accountable, and to show those with the courage to stand for what is right, that they do not stand alone.”
– Rep. Cynthia McKinney on U.S. House floor,
December 8, 2006

BAR: What was your reaction when Congresswoman Pelosi said in no uncertain terms that impeachment was “off the table,” and did you feel that that was a kind of marching order for the Democratic Caucus as a whole?

McK: It clearly was a marching order, just as “stay away from the Select Panel on Katrina” [another Pelosi directive to Democrats] was a marching order. And so you had members of the Democratic Caucus, including members of the Black Caucus, staying away from the Katrina panel, even though there was an opportunity to do good work by participating on the panel.

BAR: Now that you’re about to become a “civilian” for the second time, do you think that Pelosi’s “marching order” on impeachment will stand for the next two years?

McK: That depends on the American people. This administration obviously has not been checked, and will not be checked, by the Democratic majority in the House and the Senate. It may be tempered, but it won’t be checked. And that’s a shame. As one elected official told me, when you get elected you get the keys to the file cabinet – but you’re not supposed to tell what’s in the file cabinet. Well, I told what was in the file cabinet, but for some people it’s more important to have the keys than it is to clean out the files.

So, where do the “McKinney Democrats” – Black, white and brown – go, now that McKinney is leaving the House? Where, and Who, is their beacon, the lawmaker whose very presence tends to say, “There is hope yet, for this corrupt and racist electoral system?”

If no ready answer comes to mind, then you should understand why Cynthia McKinney is irreplaceable.

HR 1106

The more I learn about Cynthia McKinney the brighter her star shines in my firmament, and the lower the Main Stream Demoplicans sink in comparison.
posted by Uncle $cam at 7:08 AM
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