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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tom Knapp Thinks He Voted McKinney But Not Green

Here's the platform of the party you didn't support:

Last time I checked, the platform of the party you got counted as supporting included the following:


"We must take aggressive steps to restore a fair distribution of income"

"All people have a right to jobs that pay a living wage"

"a universal, comprehensive, national single-payer health insurance program"

"We encourage the social ownership and use of land at the community, local, and regional level."

"consolidating housing into such structures as ecolonies, to free open space, and to move about by bicycle, train, bus and on foot so that roadways may be converted to parkland and agriculture."

"control sprawl by integrating such measures as urban growth boundaries"

"phase-out man-made pesticides and artificial fertilizers"

"Indirect costs (loss of rural communities, a heavily subsidized transportation system, cost of the military necessary to defend cheap oil, and reduced security), though more difficult to calculate, should be factored into the cost of our highly centralized food system."

"a moratorium on genetically modified organisms"

"mandatory, full-disclosure food and fiber labeling"

"Local production and consumption where possible"

"Allowing municipalities to approve or disapprove large economic projects"

"The concept of a "job" is only a few hundred years old; and the artificial dichotomy between "employment" and "unemployment" has become a tool of social leverage for corporate exploiters."

"Adopting a reduced-hour (30-35 hours) work week"

"The government should ensure that low- and moderate-income persons and communities, as well as small businesses, have access to banking services, affordable loans, and small-business supporting capital."


No amount of time in the shower can wash away the shame of voting for such a party.
Ah, so Missouri is the name of an alternate universe in which Cynthia McKinney is not the Green Party candidate for president. Gotcha.
In my universe, Wikipedia says "Cynthia Ann McKinney (born March 17, 1955) is a former United States Representative and the 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States." Does it say something different over there in your universe?

"I voted for McKinney but I didn't vote Green" is just too silly a statement to either defend or debate.

When you cast a vote for a candidate, you cast a vote for the party the candidate would name if you asked him what party nominated him. That some candidates might conceivably answer by naming more or fewer than one party does not change the fact that McKinney would answer "Green".

"I voted for McKinney but I didn't vote Green" is like your tedious claim that Bob Barr favors government distribution of pornography. You think you're being clever, but you instead are just revealing how little you care about your credibility.