Skip to comments.Billy McKinney- show him the door next?
Posted on 08/22/2002 4:01:21 AM PDT by backhoe
Cynthia McKinney, whose ill-considered remarks made her a disgrace to her sex, her race, and the people she claimed to represent, has been shown the door.
Voters in her Father district may want to review his remarks and history, and consider if they really want this man as a spokesman for them any longer...
Here is a cogent summary of Billy McKinney's quotes, compiled by member mhking. Check the links below to collaborate them:
Mr. McKinney has a history of such intemperate comments. In 1996, he came to his daughter's defense and called her opponent, Republican John Mitnick, a "racist Jew"--
11Alive made a point of re-running the footage where Billy McKinney responds to a question about his daughter's "fudging" of Andrew Young's endorsement: "That ain't nothin'. Jews have bought everybody. Jews. J-E-W-S."
He replied, "That ain't nothin'. The Jews done bought everything anyway. That ain't nothin'." When the reporter then said, Did you say 'Jews'?" The campaign manger replied, "That's right. Jews. J-E-W-S."
Billy's a former Atlanta cop who is now a state representative in a "disadvantaged" urban district (read "the ghetto"). He actually (and yes, this story is true and not an urban legend) pulled a knife on another legislator on the floor of the Georgia State House during a disagreement, threatening to "cut" the other representative. Billy got away with it with little more than a slap on the hand.
When Jihad Cindy's district was being realigned in the early 90's (the original 4th ran from DeKalb Co. in a narrow swath east toward Augusta, then southeastward toward Savannah, hugging the river, and in some places being only meters wide), federal hearings were held in Savannah. One of the people who testified against Cindy's position (that she should keep her gentrified, oddly-drawn, majority black district) was then-GOP Congressman Gary Franks from Connecticut (who at the time was the only black Republican in the House). When Franks emerged, the elder McKinney confronted Franks, and threatened to physically beat Franks.
Billy got off again.
So for him to say this was no big surprise. I actually would have been surprised if we hadn't gotten through the end of this without him opening his big, out-of-control mouth.
Here are some links to stories-- Hit the "cached" link to find Billy's name highlighted:
Voters Receive Mysterious Message (McKinney's last minute dirty ...
... To: Wyatt's Torch. "GaPeanut" reported on lucianne.com that he/she had heard Billy
McKinney say that on local news. I think that's the confirmation you want. ...
www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/736118/posts - 49k - 20 Aug 2002 - Cached
Georgia Primary - Running Thread
... the question, said "Let the campaign begin," got in her car, and was driven away.
11Alive made a point of re-running the footage where Billy McKinney ...
www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/736275/posts - 51k - 20 Aug 2002 - Cached
Sheila Jackson Lee, Limousine Liberal: Does she think the ethics ...
... father, Ga state Rep. Billy McKinney's response in sprited political
debate is to threaten to "cut" his opponent. I personally think ...
freerepublic.com/focus/fr/620788/posts - 73k - Cached
News/Activism by keyword MCKINNEY
... McKinney: Courage runs in the family. Posted by RobFromGa On Jun 9 11:59 AM with
49 comments Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 9, 2002 | "Billy" McKinney ...
freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/MCKINNEY - 58k - Cached
News/Activism by keyword CYNTHIA MCKINNEY
... drunk on power. The... (Election) Charges against (Cynthia AND Billy)
McKinney settled (she gets away with it). Posted by mhking ...
freerepublic.com/focus/news/keyword/CYNTHIA%20MCKINNEY - 49k - Cached
McKinneys 'guilty' of rescuing voters (BARF ALERT)
... Billy McKinney (D-Atlanta) -- were harassed by the DeKalb County Republicans,
who accused them of violating state election law. ... Billy McKinney. ...
freerepublic.com/focus/news/707022/posts - 13k - Cached
FReep Report: Cynthia McKinney's Veterans Town Hall Meeting May ...
... members go in. Around 12:30, Cynthia?s father, local rep Billy McKinney
came and harangued the gathered Freepers. He ending up ...
freerepublic.com/focus/news/685634/posts - 73k - Cached
Arab-American dollars shore up McKinney [Rep. Cynthia McKinney D ...
... Democratic state Rep. Billy McKinney, made anti-Semitic remarks during
her re-election campaign for Congress. The congresswoman ...
freerepublic.com/focus/news/704163/posts - 69k - Cached
Democrat Implies Sept. 11 Administration Plot
... state Rep. Billy McKinney, entered a polling place on election day in
November 2000, pled for votes, and harassed poll watchers. SLF ...
freerepublic.com/focus/news/665949/posts - 43k - Cached
|The McKinney Files....|
We really need to encourage the thugs, kooks, and clowns in politics to consider finding employment elsewhere...
I've got to run now, if someone could find and post contact info for his opponent's campaign, that would be great.
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The Story: John Noel announces run against McKinney in primary ...
... APRIL 25, 2002 John Noel announces run against McKinney in primary for
new State House Dist. 44 seat. BY JOHN SCHAFFNER. Georgia House ...
www.the-stories.com/gbase/Expedite/ Content?oid=oid%3A317 - 22k - Cached - Similar pages
Note: Main link is dead, but "cached" works OK...
He needs to go back home and live under some of the laws he has imposed on the rest of us, not be a perpetual politician.
Now, that would change the face of Congress forever. ;-)
Not a problem, my friend...
It'll never happen as long as we have political parties in charge of the electoral process. The main qualifications for office today are ambition, disdain for the Constitution and moral retardation.
I posted this info on another thread, but I'll do it again.
Here's John Noel's website. I've spoken to him and to his dad (who is down from Tennessee helping John run his campaign), and although they are a touch on the liberal side for FR, they are decent people. I think John will be responsive to his constituents if he wins this thing, he does not strike me as a doctrinaire liberal but a man trying to walk a tightrope in a district that includes a weird mix of suburban Atlanta liberals, City of Atlanta liberals, Cobb County conservatives, and much too large a contingent of race-baiting loonies (Billy's close personal friends, mostly).
Here is a map of the district.
I spoke to a worker for John last night, and the thing they need most (aside from any campaign contributions that you may be moved to send) is for us to call everybody we know in the 44th to get them out for September 10th. The candidate who gets out HIS vote will be the winner!
Heartfelt prayers might also be in order.
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