Dennis Kucinich: Conscience of the Congress


Truth Out has published this paean, Dennis Kucinich: Conscience of the Congress.

Here is something I didn’t know about Dennis Kucinich:

That populist passion caused him to rouse the ire of the banking elite that insisted that the city divest its municipal power plant to benefit a huge private power company.

When Kucinich refused to play ball with the downtown banking interests they pulled the plug on Cleveland finances and temporarily derailed his career. But 14 years later the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which has savaged him since his mayoral days, ran a headline conceding “Dennis Was Right” as it belatedly acknowledged that his refusal to sell the plant had provided needed competition to private power, resulting in lower energy costs for consumers.

I wonder if The Cleveland Plain Dealer called the municipal power plant socialist when they were against it, but they changed that to populist when they were for it.

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