Skip to comments.The McKinney Files....
Posted on 04/19/2002 9:27:49 AM PDT by backhoe
A little "Twilight Zone" music, please...
Here's a place to start:
-this list-McKinney's Supporters--
-Some of McKinney's Supporters--
Cynthia McKinney in the Twilight Zone: Ask the victims of Robert Mugabe
-Some McKinney Contributors Support Terrorist Groups--
-Comprehensive List of Terrorists and Groups Identified Under Executive Order 13224--
house.gov: Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney(D)(GA)Gore's 'Negro Tolerance Level' has never been high
Miss McKinney Regrets
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Where's the investigation of this?
After all, she's not the first liberal to spin the fantasy that President Bush had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks, which McKinney insinuated last month during a radio interview with a Berkeley, Calif., station. The New Yorker's drama critic John Lahr admitted in Slate to a similar notion. And McKinney's colleague, Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N.C., told the Washington Post that "a number of people say it."
But McKinney, a Georgia Democrat, appears to be the first to take it seriously. After confessing his suspicion, Lahr attributed it to "paranoia." Watt hastily followed up his comment by saying, "I can't say that it would be a widely held view." McKinney, weeks after her statement, would say only, "A complete investigation might reveal" that "President Bush or members of his administration have personally profited from the attacks of 9-11."
Around every corner, McKinney sees a secret cabal plotting her demise. After the majority-black district that first elected her to Congress was struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutionally gerrymandered, she lashed out at the court as racist. She compared the verdict to Dredd Scott, the decision that declared slaves were nothing more than chattel, and Plessy v. Ferguson, which legitimized separate-but-equal American apartheid. (Never mind that she was re-elected in a white majority district two years later.) During her next election, she declared that Georgia's kaolin industry engineered the case that eliminated her district, as payback for her fights against the industry in Congress. (Kaolin is a white clay that is used in a number of products, including porcelain.) And last fall, she tried to solicit money for black Americans from a Saudi prince who said U.S. policy in the Middle East was partly to blame for the Sept. 11 attacks, then she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, "Why such a negative reaction to my letter? I believe that when it comes to major foreign policy issues, many prefer to have black people seen and not heard." (To which the National Review's Jonah Goldberg retorted that "she needs to explain why I keep finding these quotes in my morning paper by Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell.")
Incidents like these ground her wilder scenarios in a reality with which many of her constituents are familiar. As McKinney put it in a 1996 interview with the Progressive, "African Americans have always known that a little bit of paranoia was healthy for us." Like most conspiracy-mongers, McKinney taps that paranoia to weave facts into a web of fiction.
She knows that a portion of her constituency is receptive to the allegations she makes, and she deliberately plays on their fears. Her comments aren't flippant ad-libs. The Oliver Stone-style plot she relayed to Berkeley's radio listeners was part of a prepared statement, "Thoughts on Our War Against Terrorism," that McKinney later published in the left-wing newsletter Counterpunch. (Click here to hear her read it on the March 25 edition of KPFA's Flashpoints. Her statement begins at the 30-minute mark.) What many people see as outrageous demagoguery, others see as courageous truth-telling.
And by disseminating her more fanciful messages in obscure media outlets, McKinney insulates herself somewhat from the chunk of her constituents who would be outraged by her antics. She backs down slightly when the mainstream media come calling. After her comments about Gore's "Negro tolerance level" were posted on her House Web site, she disclaimed them and canceled four scheduled interviews with the Associated Press to discuss the incident. She employed a similar strategy in '96 when her father repeatedly called her opponent a "racist Jew." (When asked about his comments by the New York Times, he replied, "He is a racist Jew, that's what he is, isn't he?") After ignoring his comments for a week, she distanced herself from them and "fired" him from her campaign, though he had no formal role.
Despite her controversial reputation, McKinney hasn't had a close race in her five congressional elections, winning with at least 58 percent of the vote each time. This year she faces a primary opponent, Denise Majette, who says she will exploit her 9/11 comments. But if history is any guide, Majette will discover that voters don't elect McKinney in spite of her mouth. They elect her because of it.
Hey Guys! Thanks for voting in the CNN poll--you all rock! Now, here's another action item. Every single congressman and senator voted to express soidarity with Israel in the "war against terrorism" However, 11 of them voted against that, and they deserve our thanks. I called all 11 and thanked them from my cell phone during my morning commute and it only took me about 15 minutes--you can do the same! Please call them and thank them for being politicians of conscience, and that we destroy our role as a neutral peace broker by coming up with such inflammatory resolutions. the names and numbers are: Neil Abercrombie (HI) 202-225-2726 John Dingell (MI) 202-225-4071 Earl Hilliard (AL) 202-225-2665 Maurice Hinchey (NY) 202-225-6335 Jesse Jackson (IL) 202-225-0773 Cynthia McKinney (GA) 202-225-1605 Patsy Mink (HI) 202-225-4906 Ron Paul (TX) 202-225-2831 Nick Rahall (WV) 202-225-3452 Bobby Rush (IL) 202-225-4372 Bennie Thompson (MS) 202-225-5876 Desert Diva san francisco , ca USA -
Beats me! I see "Desert Diva" is a real busy little cuss....
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One of the recurring themes in A.E. vanVogt's "The Weapons Shop of Isher" was that people get exactly the kind of government they want, and deserve.
One would like to think that even McKinney's constituents deserve better....
Like the incumbent, Judge Denise Majette is a black female. This fact is going to pose a problem for Daddy and daughter, who can play a race card better than Willie Nelson can sing ''Amazing Grace.'' But, trust me, they will find a way.
Judge Majette ON THE ISSUES:
JUDICIARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS
I am not an NRA member, but I respect the 2nd Amendment rights of all citizens who want to carry and use firearms in an appropriate and lawful manner. With rights come responsibilities. I support tough gun laws that provide severe penalties for people who abdicate their responsibilities by using guns to commit crimes or engaging in the unlawful trafficking of firearms. I also believe that it is reasonable to impose certain safety requirements, such as the requirement that each sale of a handgun include a child-safety lock, to protect our children.
FISCAL AND TAX POLICY
Repeal of the Estate Tax
We have a fundamental obligation to preserve the American dream for our children and grandchildren. The estate tax should be repealed. Families should not be penalized for their financial success. Our policies should encourage, rather than discourage, financial success. When we allow families to build wealth, it strengthens the community and insures that every generation leaves something more for the next generation. However, we should continue to provide incentives for estate beneficiaries to make large charitable, civic, religious, and/or educational contributions from estate proceeds within a certain period of time after the passing of the decedent.
JUDICIARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS
War on Drugs
With so many of our nation's young men in jail for non-violent drug offenses, I am concerned that we have adopted and implemented a faulty policy on illegal drugs. From mandatory minimums to discriminatory enforcement, our policy is in chaos. I fail to see the wisdom in a society that has no problem locking its citizens in jail at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars per year, per individual, while objecting to increased funding for education and job training.
This walking parody of a human being is one of the best illustrations that real Americans (of whatever color) have of an africanhyphenamerican racist. She reminds me of an africanhyphenamerican constituent I had the misfortune to have to deal with years ago when I was a UAW committeeman. This guy was always in trouble and his answer always was, "Dey ony pickin' on me because I'm black...that's the onyest reason." He helped me become a conservative for which I am grateful.
Here's more info on McKinney's challenger:
Elect Denise Majette
... 2 Action News more February 5, 2002 Former State Court Judge Denise Majette Announces
Candidacy for 4TH Congressional District more February 6, 2002 Majette ...
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You Might Very Well Think That
... Democratic primary contest between Cynthia McKinney and retired State Judge Denise
Majette. McKinney, although of the new generation, appeals to the prejudices ...
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Creative Loafing Atlanta | NEWS | DEKALB JUDGE TO TARGET ...
... already jumped into the 2002 electoral waters, veteran DeKalb County State Court
Judge Denise Majette is just preparing to take that plunge. As CL goes to press ...
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Augusta Georgia: Metro:Judge will challenge McKinney 01/24/02
... Associated Press. DECATUR, Ga. - State Court Judge Denise Majette plans to give
US Rep. Cynthia McKinney her first Democratic primary challenge in six years. ...
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McKinney/Majette contest poses interesting questions for voters - ...
... no less significant, is the Democratic primary challenge of retired State Judge
Denise Majette to US Rep. Cynthia McKinney. Its impact and what it says about ...
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