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Cynthia McKinney: Guilty Of Being Black While In Congress

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Could it be that one of my fondest wishes is about to come true? According to the Al Jazeera-Constitution (er, excuse me, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution – can’t imagine how I made that mistake), Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney may be arrested soon for her part in a recent incident during which she allegedly struck a Capitol Police officer who tried to stop her from going around a security checkpoint.

I relish this since I am one of her many long-suffering constituents, which is to say I am a resident of her Congressional district who isn’t among the brain-damaged minions who actually voted for this severely disturbed woman.

First things first. McKinney is said to have hit a Capitol Police officer in the chest when he stopped her from entering the building without going through a metal detector. As usual, and ever thumbing her nose at authority, she wasn’t wearing a lapel pin identifying her as a House member.

Not wearing that pin doesn’t sound like a particularly big deal, but for most of her other colleagues, it’s not too big a concession to make to “the Man” in exchange for security that could possibly save their lives. But then, most of her colleagues aren’t hopeless racial victimhood addicts whose immutable perception of “the Man” involves white robes and pointed hoods.

McKinney’s lawyer, James Myart Jr., whose every word was as predictable as the movements of the stars in the firmament, said that “Ms. McKinney is just a victim of being in Congress while black.”

I don’t want to say that strains credulity, but if anybody is really being mistreated for “being in Congress while black,” then one would expect to see members of the Congressional Black Caucus getting gang-tackled on a regular basis by racist security officers. Funny, no video or evidence of such incidents have surfaced.

“Congresswoman McKinney,” Myart said further, “in a hurry, was essentially chased and grabbed by the officer. She reacted instinctively in an effort to defend herself.”

The problem with McKinney “reacting instinctively” is that the Congresswoman is a walking, talking bundle of racial paranoia and emotional pathologies on an interminable hunt for any excuse to accuse someone of racism. So eaten up with this malady is she that she once said that “Al Gore’s Negro tolerance level has never been too high. I’ve never seen him around more than one at a time.” I don’t know what the context was, but is it even possible there could have been a context in which that statement was anything other than crazy?

One can only imagine what important business she was in such a rush to get to when security stopped her. Here’s a couple of examples of the kinds of urgent matters she’s dealt with for the American people in the last year or so:

1) She chaired a Congressional hearing last year “on whether the Bush administration was involved in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.”

2) She introduced into the House of Representatives the Tupac Shakur Records Release Act of 2006 “for the purpose of fully informing the American people about the history surrounding the life and death of [gangsta rapper] Tupac Amaru Shakur.”

So naturally, you can see the urgency of the kinds of things McKinney is constantly working on, such as enlightening the American people about the fact that their president knowingly allowed 9/11 to happen in order to enrich his defense industry buddies. Or trying to convince them that Tupac was anything other than a despicable criminal who happened to be able to rhyme some words to a drum beat.

In addition, she has long been known for things like advocating for disastrous Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe, who ran white farmers off their land, turning the country from a breadbasket into a basket case; cozying up with and receiving campaign donations from all kinds of terrorist sympathizers; indulging in the anti-Jewish hatefest at an infamous conference in Durban, South Africa in 2001 even after the U.S. withdrew most of its participation; and for having a blatantly anti-Semitic father in the Georgia State Legislature whose prejudices just may have rubbed off on her.

And that’s just scratching the surface. Think of any position on any issue that the vast majority of Americans would be appalled by and it’s a lead pipe cinch she’s for it. Or name something that most Americans would be in favor of and, yep, she’s against it. Just as a random for instance, she voted against the “Born-Alive Infants Protection Act,” a bill that suggested that if during a “partial-birth abortion,” a nearly-born infant slipped out of its mother before actually being aborted, it acquired the rights of a person and could no longer be killed.

Notwithstanding her egregious record, it could very well be the case that whatever she did in the incident with the Capitol Police wasn’t really that serious. If that’s the case, don’t worry, she’ll get out of it without any serious legal consequences. But if a molehill can be made into a big enough mountain to get her voted out of office later this year, I’ll be one happy resident of the Fourth District of Georgia.

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  • I always wonder how people like this get elected or even selected by their party to run for office…

  • How does someone like Ms. McKinney get elected? Sadly, there are plenty of people who think just like her. Whatever happened to progress?

  • sal m

    the irony is that the only reason this person is in congress is because she is black.

  • I found this kind of amusing. It says in this article from thehill.com that McKinney and Pelosi don’t even talk anymore. It also says that she’s been holding regular press conferences on this particular issue and that she had no support from fellow dems at the last one she held.

  • Paul Roy

    You couldn’t have stated it better. I think I’d have to move if I were you. Did you see her on CNN with Wolf Blitzer? Even that ultra liberal windbag couldn’t believe some of the things that she and her two lawyers were spewing. I bet she gets away with it though, because of the racial accusations.

  • She has one point that’s overlooked in this article, and not often mentioned on reports of her daily press conferences: she recently changed her hairstyle.

    Does anybody think that if Ted Kennedy changed his hairstyle, Capitol Police suddenly wouldn’t recognize him? To be more fair, how about Nancy Pelosi?

    If race is involved in this at all — and I don’t think it is nearly to the extent she’s claiming — it is in the fact that Capitol Police don’t recognize someone who has been in Congress for years now when she changes her hairstyle.

  • Dave Nalle

    The woman thinks that jews blew up the world trade center. I can’t imagine that anyone is listening to her after that.


  • KYS

    I am a white female and I travel mayber 4-5 times per year. Almost EVERY time I get on a plane I’m the poor schmuck called up to the front for a “random check.” I have to open my carry-on bag, remove my shoes and answer some silly questions in front of all the other passengers who wonder what I’ve done wrong. You know what? I don’t care…….If some poor airport security guard wants to go through my dirty underwear it’s okay with me. But do I cry conspiricy? NO! This is how security works these days.

    This woman bypassed a metal detector (which I think congress members should still have to go through, by the way), and ignored the calls of the police. Bad form.

    I lean to the left, but I also respect the role those charged with our security. It would have taken five seconds of her time to verify her identity and be on her way. The fact that she’s playing the race card is pathetic.

    They say there might be a video tape. I sure hope so…

  • I don’t care if racism is involved – if she hit the cop, she deserves to face charges for it.

    I think Mr. Winn presents a possibility in the matter, and of course wearing the lapel pin and submitting to the metal-detector search would have been the more efficient move. Perhaps there is some credence to her claims – being a loon doesn’t necessarily mean one is wrong. Let’s hope a tape does emerge; the important thing isn’t McKinney or the cop or the attorney spin and media to-do, but that the truth is found and justice is served.

  • The title of this really ought to be changed to ‘guilty of being arrogant while in congress’.


  • atlantateecher

    jess go ta show dat youse can tek da black out ub de getto but youse can’t tek da getto out ub dem blacks!

  • that wasnt funny. that was stupid . mz mc kinney is not a well known face in congress. how dare a lowly cop not recognize . legislatures dont know a lot of them dont have easily known faces or records record.

  • I heard a recording on the radio today of McKinney apologizing. She actually sounded sincere, but I think politicians are trained to use that kind of infection in their voices.

  • Nancy

    Unless somebody has a very distinctive face, I don’t recognize them, either, no matter what color they are. That includes people I’ve technically “known” for several years, but don’t see every day to reinforce it. With all the hundreds if not thousands these guards have to eyeball daily, I don’t wonder a fair percentage of people aren’t identified by their looks. This is just more sheer arrogance that is typical of congresspersons & celebrities in general. I hope they do arrest her & prosecute for it, & send a message to ALL denizens of The Hill: you are not above the rules.

  • Sando J

    It’s really s shame, whenever a black person in Congress expresses their views and opinions everyone is crying foul. This is a Democratic Nation and everyone should be able to speak out. If it was a white person expressing the same views, will there be the same treatment? I don’t think so. Racism is alive even in Congress.

  • Booger

    McKinney needs to be strip searched. Maybe then they will find her heart in her ass. It smells like that becuase it is filled with racism and disrespect for whites.

  • Booger

    We ought to have a Cynthia McKinney day. Maybe we all can have an expressway named after us if we aren’t dead yet. Maybe we can all hit a police officer then dodge responsibility with a grin by playing the counter race card. Cynthia, next time you take a dump look in the toilet and you will see your mind and your heart.