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The McKinney Files....
various links | 04-19-02 | backhoe

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-- Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney(D)(GA)Gore's 'Negro Tolerance Level' has never been high

Miss McKinney Regrets

Just for fun, run a "McKinney" search with these:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: cynthiamckinney; mckinney
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1 posted on 04/19/2002 9:27:49 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: ChaseR ;Luis Gonzalez ;Guna ;dennisw ;mewzilla
FYI, and pass 'em on....
2 posted on 04/19/2002 9:30:59 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Did you get a chance to check out this link, click here? The reference to McKinney (and some other Reps) is about halfway down. Do you know what vote the poster is talking about?
3 posted on 04/19/2002 9:33:57 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: backhoe
it's interesting to see how many of these people donated on 09/11/01...look under ----this list-McKinney's Supporters--
4 posted on 04/19/2002 9:38:52 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: backhoe
Here's another interesting link with a brief mention of McKinney and some other pols. If you visit, bring your waders.

Click here.

5 posted on 04/19/2002 9:42:09 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: InvisibleChurch
Yes, the coincidence of that date is eerie, isn't it?

Where's the investigation of this?

6 posted on 04/19/2002 9:55:35 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Cynthia McKinney
The rep who cries racism.
By Chris Suellentrop
Posted Friday, April 19, 2002, at 7:45 AM PT

Illustration by Charlie Powell
All of us have voices in our heads, whispering insanities. Rep. Cynthia McKinney's problem is that she lets hers speak. She's the Christopher Walken character in Annie Hall, except when she's tempted to swerve into a car's oncoming headlights, she actually does it.

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."

It's not the first time McKinney's mouth has gotten her in trouble. In her 10 years in Congress, hardly a year has gone by when she didn't make news for an outlandish accusation or a wild conspiracy theory (ideally, as in this case, a combination of both). During a nasty 1996 congressional campaign with racial tension on both sides, she called supporters of her Republican opponent "holdovers from the Civil War days" and "a ragtag group of neo-Confederates." Never mind that her opponent was Jewish. And during the 2000 presidential campaign, she wrote that "Gore's Negro tolerance level has never been too high. I've never known him to have more than one black person around him at any given time." Never mind that Gore's campaign manager was black. (McKinney is not a particularly partisan finger-pointer—there are enough delusions for both sides.)

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.")

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But being the Girl Who Cried Racism means that people will also roll their eyes at the legitimate slights that the first black Congresswoman from Georgia has faced. In August 1993, during her first term in office, a Capitol Hill police officer tried to prevent her from bypassing a metal detector, as members of Congress are allowed to do. For years afterward, The Hill reports, the Capitol Police pinned a picture of McKinney to an office wall, warning officers to learn her face because she refuses to wear her member's pin. (And because officers are innately suspicious of a black woman with braided hair and gold shoes.) Five years later, she blasted White House security after guards thought her 23-year-old white aide was the congresswoman.

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.

7 posted on 04/19/2002 9:57:38 AM PDT by white trash redneck
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To: mewzilla
I found that:

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....

8 posted on 04/19/2002 10:01:11 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: white trash redneck
Appreciate the info & comments. FWIW, I read Majette's position papers on another post, and while not ideal to me, she's far better than the current officeholder.
9 posted on 04/19/2002 10:03:50 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: all
Here's a Note to Activists:

Want to do something? Go here:

Ignorance Making You Ill? Cure It!

for links, tools, & instructions about how to contact a pile of different people, and how to send a link to this story right here ( or anywhere else ) to a "mass email" using Outlook Express.

10 posted on 04/19/2002 10:13:01 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Per yesterday's thread, I e-mailed Majette campaign re Alamoudi checks dating. Not my district or state, but would rather have a fellow American in the seat. Let's hope for traction.
11 posted on 04/19/2002 10:24:31 AM PDT by shamusotoole
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To: shamusotoole
Bump for traction- Majette actually sounds pretty good, to judge by her papers. Could do a lot worse!
12 posted on 04/19/2002 10:38:48 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: all
Cynthia McKinney, The rep who cries racism.

13 posted on 04/19/2002 1:52:54 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: seamole
Hullo, seamole- I greatly appreciate that link; I was hoping this post could gather enough to be a one-stop location for those seeking more info on the Cutest Little Commie in Congress.

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....

15 posted on 04/20/2002 3:24:12 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: seamole;all
Here are excerpts from position papers of McKinney's challenger:

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:

Gun Control

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.

10 posted on 4/18/02 8:09 AM Eastern by CFW
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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.

11 posted on 4/18/02 8:10 AM Eastern by CFW

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.

16 posted on 04/20/2002 3:35:29 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: white trash redneck
I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here. Cynthia McKlinkton is really Al Sharpton in, no she's really Rita X from, ah its John Conyers in drag.

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.

17 posted on 04/20/2002 4:07:12 AM PDT by RushLake
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To: seamole;CFW;all

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 ... - 11k - 19 Apr 2002 - Cached

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 ... - 47k - 19 Apr 2002 - Cached - Similar pages

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 ... - 19k - Cached - Similar pages

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. ... - 32k - Cached - Similar pages

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 ... - 48k - Cached - Similar pages

18 posted on 04/20/2002 4:36:01 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: RushLake
A little more on McKinney ( and other things ) from one of my favorite Libertarians:

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19 posted on 04/20/2002 5:35:51 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: all
More on the "supporters" of the execreble One here:

Feds Searched Offices of Seven McKinney Donors (She Raked In Big Campaign $$ on Sept. 11)

20 posted on 04/20/2002 8:27:24 AM PDT by backhoe
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