Thursday, April 12, 2018

Alan Grayson Endorses Dennis Kucinich For Ohio Governor


Grayson has his own campaign to worry about and his own campaign funds to raise, but Kucinich is not just an old friend, but someone who inspired him Yesterday he officially endorsed Kucinich and asked his own supporters to contribute to Kucinich's campaign.
A Nobel Prize-winning economist put the cost of the War in Iraq at $6 trillion. That is almost 100 times as much as the federal education budget, and ten times the annual cost of the Medicare program.

Imagine what could have been accomplished with such an investment besides the destabilization of an entire section of the globe. With that consideration fresh in mind, here is a quick quiz. Who said the following, and when, and where?

“There is no world support for invading Iraq.”

“There is no proof that Iraq represents an immediate or imminent threat to the United States.... The Administration has refused to provide the Congress with credible intelligence that proves that Iraq is a serious threat to the United States, and is continuing to develop chemical and biological and nuclear weapons.”

“The Iraq regime has never attacked, nor does it have the capability to attack the United States.”

“There is no credible intelligence that connects Iraq to the events of 9/11 or to participation in those events by assisting al Qaeda.... There is no connection between Iraq and the events of 9/11.... There is no credible evidence that Iraq harbored those who were responsible for planning, authorizing or committing the attacks of 9/11.”

“There is no credible evidence that Iraq possesses weapons of mass destruction.”

“Congress has not been provided with any credible information, which proves that Iraq has provided international terrorists with weapons of mass destruction.”

“Unilateral action against Iraq will cost the United States the support of the world community.”

So, who said this? Me? No-- I wish it were me. It was Congressman Dennis Kucinich.

And when? On October 2, 2002, six months before the War in Iraq began.

And where? On the Floor of the House, and in a letter to his colleagues in Congress.

Was it clarity? No, it was more than clarity. It was almost clairvoyance.

At a time when almost every public figure in America was hoodwinked, bamboozled, and flimflammed by Bush Administration propaganda, Dennis Kucinich was not. Dennis Kucinich saw the truth, and he said the truth. And Dennis Kucinich followed through, doggedly opposing the war in Iraq from alpha to omega.

Take my word for it: Congress is full of replaceable parts. But Dennis Kucinich is not one of them. Dennis Kucinich is unique.

And now, 40 years after he was elected Mayor of Cleveland, and 20 years after he was elected to Congress, Dennis Kucinich is running for Governor of Ohio. Think about what it would mean to have a tough, principled liberal leading this swing state. We need Dennis Kucinich as Governor of Ohio. This could be our best chance this year to put a bold progressive in a position of power. Dennis’s primary is just one month away.

And as the Washington Post put it yesterday, "'Kucinich was ahead of his time in terms of having that progressive politics before it’s popular, before it’s cool,' says Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution, the national progressive advocacy group born out of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign."

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At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't live in Ohio, but I'm glad Kucinich is running for office again. His vocal opinions have been missed.

At 9:06 PM, Blogger Larry Piltz said...

I wonder if Kucinich has ever stopped appearing on the Alex Jones radio/tv show, which he did frequently for many years, even and especially when running for president. I love Dennis' political stands, but something must be terribly, irretrievably and dangerously broken in his mind and/or personality if he's willing to give Jones even the least bit of credence or even the time of day. And I love Dennis' political stances, but if he's so glaringly desperate for attention - any attention even Jones' - that he would prostitute himself in such a debasing way with Jones, then it's doubtful he'll be of any real use in whatever office he may hold. And it's not like Dennis was contrary with Jones on any subject whatsoever. He and Alex were buddy-buddy on everything they discussed. It was sickening. Jones would say the most insane or misogynistic or racist or dishonest things, and Dennis would just yuk it up with him or be silent. We here in Austin have been warning the world about Jones since the mid 1980s. It's sad I have to warn Dennis lovers about Dennis now.

At 3:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're killing me, Larry.

Spoken like a true DxCC asset.


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