Dennis Kucinich for President 2012
October 13, 2011
Dear Dr. West,
In light of the recent plan to “run a slate of six primary ‘challengers’ to the president” I, along with many Kucinich supporters would like to propose Dennis Kucinich as a strong contender to President Barack Obama. I am positive you are aware the Democratic foundation is less than excited about the upcoming 2012 elections, hence the slate of six primary challengers. In the article “Democrats are really not thrilled about 2012” Holly Bailey (The Ticket) reported 44% of Democrats are “less than enthusiastic” whereas “6 in 10 Republicans are excited about the upcoming elections.” This leads our party to believe Democrats need Dennis Kucinich in order to not only revive enthusiasm but to win the 2012 Presidential Elections and keep Democracy in America. This in turn would pull new voters to the 2012 polls; a major motive as to not only your cause but to Ralph Nader, Chris Townsend and Jonathan Kozol’s goal.
Mr. Kucinich is currently the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 10th congressional district and was a nominee for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 and 2008 elections.
Although he did not succeed in winning at that time we feel he provides a strong challenge to President Barack Obama in 2012 and can successfully win for these 4 strong valid reasons:
1. Obama feels Kucinich is a threat
In, “Obama Softly Threatens Dennis Kucinich”, Steven Stromberg of The Washington revealed how Obama reacted in regards to congressman Kucinich’s criticism of Obama. “Someone in the crowd screamed, ‘Vote Yes!’ The president responded with just a hint of guile, ‘Did you hear that, Dennis? A couple other members of congress are here,’ Obama continued making even plainer that Kucinich was being singled out.” But why would Obama feel as if Mr. Kucinich is a threat? The answer is plain and simple: He is the progressive vision for the rising and prominent liberal Democrats and Independents.
2. Kucinich is the progressive vision for Liberal Democrats; Not a candidate, a movement. Although the strategy needed to win and govern is lacking, the need for a movement rather than a candidate is ever pressing. Dennis Kucinich is surrounded with such movements. Occupy Wall Street, the introduction of legislation to put the Federal Reserve under government control and the movement for equitable distribution of wealth is just a few of his passions. He recently introduced the National Emergency Employment Defense Act or better known as NEED which essentially removes the power and control of producing more money from the Federal Reserve System which is privately owned and controlled. This would in turn restore Congress to constitutionally produce interest-free money.
Kucinich views human values as sustainable rather than supply side economics. In “Assessing Global Trends for 2025” Patrick Tucker interviewed Mr. Kucinich in regards to the “U.S. influence in the future global economy.” One quote he made that embodies such movements is this: “We’re living with the culmination of lack of regulation. This lack resulted in fraud.” Mr. Kucinich is a passionate, articulate and most importantly- honest speaker when it comes to representing E pluribus unum and stresses the importance for folks to take their future seriously.
For these reasons alone, Mr. Kucinich needs to be among the six primary challengers to the president. He is not only a recognizable Democratic challenger but a serious threat to the re-election of Obama. Furthermore, he is a movement against the war in Libya.
3. Kucinich V. Obama (END THE WARS)
A federal complaint, filed by Dennis Kucinich along with other House members has been a prime discussion of congressional legal issues as of June 15, 2011. Dennis Kucinich is the leader of a bipartisan group in which they seek “injunctive and declaratory relief to protect the Plaintiffs and the country from a stated policy of Defendant Barack Obama, 1.)President of the United States, whereby a president may unilaterally go to war in Libya and other countries without the declaration of war from Congress required by Article I, Section 8, Clause II of the U.S. Constitution, 2.) the policy that a president may commit the United States to a war under the authority of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in violation of the express conditions of the North Atlantic Treaty ratified by Congress, 3.) the policy that a president may commit the United States to a war under the authority of the United Nations without un-authorization from Congress, 4.) from the use of previously appropriated funds by Congress for an unconstitutional and unauthorized war in Libya or other countries and 5.) from the violation of the War Powers Resolution as a result of the Obama Administration’s established policy that the President does not require congressional authorization for the use of military force in wars like the one in Libya.” The plaintiffs contending the Libyan operation do in fact have legislative solutions that are obtainable. House speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) fully supports Mr. Kucinich and has even sent a firm unyielding letter to Obama stating it would be a violation to the War Powers Resolution. Mr. Boehner is not the only Republican supporter of Mr. Kucinich. Kucinich’s vision and ideologies have been noticed by a good friend of his, 2012 Republican candidate Ron Paul.
4. Republicans are interested in Kucinich’s ideologies and vision
“I’d consider putting Dennis Kucinich in my Cabinet.” This was said by 2012 Republican candidate Ron Paul. Paul stated he would consider a “Department of Peace” if Kucinich agreed to being on board. Make no mistake, Kucinich is entirely his own separate man however this speaks volumes to the thousands of supporters whether Democratic, Republican, and Liberal or Libertarian that are occupying Wall Street.
I have provided a comparison chart with four key issues America faces at this very moment as well as issues for the 2012 presidential elections which clearly shows
Kucinich is the better candidate compared to Obama. Furthermore, his honesty pales in comparison to that of Obama’s.
Obama on War
(Feb. 2008) “Can’t do anything at home with $12 billion a month on Iraq”
(Jan 2010) “Troops will begin to exit Afghanistan in July 2011”
(Jan 2010) “Make no mistake: troops are coming home from Iraq by August”
(Jun 2011) “Troops still in Iraq; and now in Libya”
Obama has intervened in Libya for “humanitarian reasons”. Kucinich supporters do not believe in this as many reasons tell us the Libyan war is far from humanitarian not to mention unconstitutional.
Kucinich on War
(Sep 2002) “America should not be the world’s policeman”
(Jun 2003) “Establish a cabinet Department of Peace and Nonviolence”
(Jan 2007) “Best way to support the troops is to bring them home”
(Feb 2007) “Cut off the funds; end the occupation of Iraq”
(Apr 2007) “One cannot be against Iraq war yet still fund it”
(Apr 2007) “New direction in Iraq and that direction is out”
(Jul 2007) “Democrats have failed the American people by not ending the war”
Kucinich opposed the war in Iraq and opposes the war in Libya. Moreover, Obama broke his promise to the American people and lied about bringing the troops home. Kucinich has taken action by filing a lawsuit against Obama for the unconstitutional war in Libya. End the wars!!
Obama on Financial Bailout, Banks & Corporation"
(Aug 2007) “Hold corporations responsible for pensions & work conditions”
(Aug 2007) “Government regulation needed for when markets fail”
(Jan 2008) “Modify some of the fraudulent & predatory lending practices”
(Jan 2008) “Accountability and oversight over the financial markets”
(Jul 2008) “Regulate institutions for what they do, not what they are”
(Jul 2008) “We still need corporate ethics & vigilant government”
(Aug 2008) “Regulate institutions for what they do, not what they are”
(Sep 2008) “Pay attention to Main Street, not just Wall Street”
(Jan 2010) “Sep. 2008 summit: bailout deal needs oversight and flexibility”
(Jan 2010) “We all hated the bank bailout; but it was necessary”
(Apr 2010) “Goal is to redistribute wealth via expanded government”
He talks the talk yet has Obama really delivered any of these things mentioned above? No. With the recent occupying of Wall Street America’s eyes are open; we are aware as to the corporate greed. For a President that speaks so much about regulations, accountability and oversight, why are we seeing more and more corruption? Obama has talked for over 4 years about redistribution of wealth however what has he done to meet this goal? Tax increases on the rich is a step in the right direction however what about regulations? With big corporations like Goldman Sachs and banks such as J.P. Morgan and U.S. Bank (now charging $5 per month for the use of a debit card) making money off of the poor, Obama has clearly not implemented any of his ideas stated from 2007 to 2010 in regards to big Corporations or banks. This must be addressed! Hence, Occupy Wall St!
Kucinich on Financial Bailout, Banks & Corporations
(May 2002) “Need separation of corporation and state”
(May 2002) “Enron: Dems should become party of re-regulation”
(May 2003) “End privatization: it sells government to lowest bidder”
(Jun 2003) “Spend money on job creation, not corporate cronies”
(Sep 2003) “Iraq: no more Halliburton sweetheart deals”
(Sep 2003) “Democracy fails without corporate regulation”
(Jan 2004) “Social cuts redistribute wealth upwards”
(Mar 2007) Voted yes on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination”
(Jun 2007) Break up monopolies in agriculture, in utilities, in oil.
(July 2007) “Voted against certifying 2004 election because of Ohio fraud”
(Dec 2007) “14th and 15th Amendment are being shredded”
Obama on Jobs
(Jul 2004) “Make sure that African-American men have access to jobs”
(Oct 2006) “Owes unions who endorsed him; that’s why he’s in politics”
(Oct 2006) “Owes unions who endorsed him; that’s why he’s in politics”
(Feb 2008) “Fight attacks on workers’ right to organize and strike”
(Feb 2008) “Focus Farm programs on family farms, not giant corporations”
(Feb 2009) “Economic plan may create only 2.2M jobs, not 3.5M”
(Jun 2010) “Backed Employee Free Choice Act only during campaign”
(Jun 2010) “Estimate of 2M jobs saved is closer to 1M”
Looking back in 2008 at Obama’s political stance, “Fight attacks on workers’ right to organize and strike” it was supposed to be a key issue however Obama is nowhere to be found during the organization of Occupy Wall St. Many protestors are from unions, they are college students or former college students who cannot find jobs, and pilots who receive little pay and even military veterans. Where is the President who said, “We need a government that listens to people again,”? Where is the man who said, “People understand we must bring this country together”? We can bring this country together with an honest movement…Dennis Kucinich.
Kucinich on Jobs
(May 2003) “Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction”
(May 2003) “Enshrine workers’ rights in a workers’ White House”
(Aug 2003) “Address plight of small farmer by canceling NAFTA & WTO”
(Aug 2003) “Right to a job and to decent wages”
(Aug 2003) “Labor defends workers when corporations attack”
(Aug 2003) “Shift USDA funds from agribusiness to family farmers”
(Nov 2003) “Cancel tax cuts for the rich”
(July 2007) “Would accept minimum wage as president, reluctantly”
(Aug 2007) “Restore right to organize; to collective bargain; to strike”
(Aug 2007) “Require all government agencies to follow ENDA for GLBT jobs”
(Nov 2007) “Put unemployed to work rebuilding infrastructure”
(Oct 2011) Kucinich supports Occupy Wall St. “Your presence is making a difference. You’re exercising the right every American holds most dear, the right of freedom of expression, and with that expression you’re finally getting the attention of the nation,” Kucinich said in a video released on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. He called for “economic justice” and a financial system that is “of the people and for the people.”
On behalf of all supporters at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dennis-Kucinich-for-President-2012/15... and Kucinich supporters everywhere, we urge of you, Dr. Cornel West, to present Mr. Kucinich with this exciting opportunity. We implore you to back him, endorse him as we the people have. It is his duty to the people and is unsuitable and erroneous to expect us to choose between two evils. Of the six primary challengers, Dennis Kucinich, not the candidate, the movement, is your man. Please consider this request to encourage Mr. Kucinich to join your slate for the 2012 primary challengers.
We sincerely thank you for your time and look forward to hearing your positive response soon.
Dennis Kucinich for President 2012