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DENVER, Colorado (CNN) - Controversial former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is in Denver this week, but she isn’t exactly here to attend the Democratic National Convention.
In fact we found her at a protest against US government detainment of “political prisoners."
These days McKinney is the Green Party nominee for President, and she’s blasting the Democrats in Congress for not cutting off funding to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I've been liberated from the values that I believe are the failed values of the Democratic party. I'm proud to be outside,” she said.
Back in 1996, McKinney was not only on the inside of the Democratic convention in Chicago - she was even one of the speakers. She praised then-President Bill Clinton, and lashed out at the Republican Party for its opposition to abortion.
McKinney was well known on the Hill for her run-ins with everyone from the Anti-Defamation league to the Capitol police. But for the record, the protest she attended was peaceful and came off without a hitch.
What a wack job. Has someone evaluated her sanity?
GO HUG A TREE
LOL!!!! The Green Party!!! Who they got as their running mate?? "The Hulk?" LOL!!!!
How dare McCain talk about the war funding when he has done nothing to help the returnig troops and veterans. He has no problem sending us in harms way, but could care less when we get back. He has an F for his support for ther veterans. Obama got a B. Guess who we are going to vote for?
That McKinney for years was a Democrat only proves how screwed up the Democrats really are.
Give it up McKinney!!!! You will get .0001% of the vote sweety
Please for God Sakes send her back to Atlanta.
Cynthia Mc Kinney is a pathetic has-been with anger issues who will do anything–and I mean anything-for attention.
How long before McCain puts her in a commercial?
I like her more and more as the democrats continue to entrench themselves in the politics of old.
She sounds like a wack job. The Dems want to cut funding off nonetheless but they also don't want to leave our troops high and dry out there fighting this pointless war. That is why the Dems priorty is to end the war first. Cynthina, you are a dummy, a fake Hillary Clinton.
This lady supported to war before her son got killed. She should be bashing McCain , the war lover.
From the guy who won't fund our troops when they get home.
The McCain campaign is running a TV ad attacking Obama with statements that are literally true but paint an incomplete picture.
It says he "voted against funding our troops." He did – exactly once. Obama cast at least 10 votes for war-funding bills before voting against one last year, after Bush vetoed a version that contained a date for withdrawal from Iraq.
It says he "hasn't been to Iraq for years." He was headed there at the time the ad was released, however, and had been there in 2006.
It says he "never held a single hearing on Afghanistan." It was the full Senate Foreign Relations Committee, not Obama's subcommittee, that had the hearings on this global hot spot, and Obama attended one of those. Over the same time period, McCain himself attended none of the Afghanistan hearings held by the Armed Services Committee on which he serves.
I thought McKinney represented the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. Another Democrat who left for "greener" pastures.
The war was based on a lie by Republicans!!!!!!!
Isn't she at the wrong convention? The Dem's didn't start this!
McKinney's a nut-case; I was thrilled to hear she left the Dems!
let's do the math
8 years Bush + 4 years of McCain would equal to adding
to the 4300+ lives lost & still mounting in Iraq, ect.
Talk about bitter. Just think where she'd be if she had only worn her Congressional pin that day. While I think the guards were over zealous about man-handling her, and she did not get the support she needed from her colleagues, she made the situation worse.
Bush lied when he took the oath of office for the first and second time. He said he would defend and protect the Constitution. Of which he did neither.
Wow. Can you say crazy?
I think if I were McKinney, I'd stick real close to the Democratic Party
and not make useless trouble for them. This is insanity on her behalf!!!!!
democrats should be made to answer for doing nothing to help the country since taking control of congress. Obama and company have no problem pointing fingers at McCain and the republicans but in reality what have they done now that they control. answer they have done just like Obama and just like they will continue doing they will talk talk talk and blame others for their failures the only one in that party that ever walked the walk is Bill Clinton and we have seen what the wannabes have done to him. if they have no respect for their own how can we trust them with our future
Look what spending your life on politics does? Turns you into some sort of lunatic. McCain 08 – and PROUD OF IT.