This article appeared in The BlackList Pub recently. I'm reposting it here, because I don't think many understand the length to which the repuglycons have gone to steal the government and democracy away from "WE, THE PEOPLE." But Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman from Atlanta, GA, is a good case in point.
She is also the reason why we can't allow any further incursions on our Black elected officials, and why, also, we must make it our business to expand the numbers of Black representatives in the House and the Senate.
I think we may need to begin teaching classes in political savvy in our churches, and other institutions where we as Black people gather. We appear to be asleep at the switch - or caught off guard far too often for those who have lived under the thumb of oppression and racism for as long as we have.
I remember when the redneck blue dog racist democrats and the repuglycons banded together to vote Cynthia out because she was telling the truth and raising questions no one else had any guts to bring to the table.
They crossed party lines, registered repuglycon and voted for her opponent. This has placed Atlanta under the rule of the most rapacious group of thugs in the history of the US Congress - outside of the days of slavery. Not enough of us were awake, aware and active to rally the vote back in her direction when the next election cycle came up. It makes you wonder just what they're doing down there in Hotlanta - a noted "Chocolate" city, that they could not rally enough Black votes to make a come back for this sister.
Anyway, this is her statement in its entirety. I strongly suggest you click on the references as well - for the corroborating information that she is providing here. I think you'll find it quite interesting.