Democracy now dedicated a whole show to him on Wednesday-
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January 16, 2008
Breaking the Sound Barrier: Democracy Now! Re-Hosts NBC Las Vegas Debate to Include Kucinich After NBC Wins Appeal to Exclude Him
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich was missing from the stage at last night’s Democratic debate hosted by MSNBC in Las Vegas after he lost a last-minute legal fight with the network over his participation. Last week, NBC told Kucinich that he had met the criteria for the debate. Then, less than two days later, the network changed the criteria and declared that Kucinich was no longer qualified. On Monday, a Nevada judge ordered NBC to include Kucinich, but then NBC appealed the ruling and actively fought to keep him off the stage. On Tuesday night, less than an hour before the debate, the Nevada Supreme Court sided with NBC. Democracy Now! decided to break the sound barrier and give Kucinich a chance to take part. In an exclusive broadcast, we re-broadcast excerpts of the debate and give the Ohio Congressman a chance to answer the questions he might have faced if he hadn’t been silenced.
This is politics in the shitty. Rural common sense would have eliminated most other contenders, but that isn't what we run on anymore. No more rail splitters with a lick of sense, just party favors to blow, rattle and shout about. Politics and especially democracy is in need of a transfusion of common sense. Perhaps even the lifeblood itself needs reoxygenating and crutches replaced to re-energize its fat officious carcas.
Of all our unique contenders at least Kucinich tried to speak truth to power, but of course when money is the only truth power understands, so Dennis has found the ditch. Couldn't keep it between the bottom lines as the car had been rigged to crash before it even hit the road.
The greatest highway in the states seems to be littered with those who have good intentions, but after crashing seem to be short of funds to get the towtruck and keep the journey going. Where's all the people to help push the car back out on the highway? Right, America loves losers but leaves them quickly in their dust in search of the next top loser to ignore on the trail of Ignorance. And with this formula for success they return their gaze to the horizon and forget the facts of today as they race to their tomorrows.
Rather than pick someone who could help, lets pick someone unique- like a rich person in the pocket of some other rich person. Or perhaps we can eliminate our stigma of fat white bastards at our trough and feed them a black or even a woman. Hell, maybe we could have a woman pres and a black VP and get rid of those stigmas in one fell swoop. Or Vice versa- depending on who we feel is more deserving of being #1- a white woman or a black man. They've always been contesting for positon in America so why not set them against each other and see what happens.
Just a barrel of monkeys every election lately, isn't it? It's a barrel of fun!
PS- that weasel Olberman showed where his interests truly lie as well. What? No Comment? No worse worser worstest? Maybe he should consider himself in that worstest list.
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.- Andre Gide