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April 19, 2006

McKinney: The Next Rising Star of the Democratic Party


When Howard Dean goes nuts, embarrasses himself on national television and advances radical left-wing causes during an almost-successful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, he gets rewarded with the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. While Senator Robert Byrd once served as a leader in the Ku Klux Klan, the Democratic Party proudly claims him as their oldest continually serving veteran in the Senate. While Ted Kennedy’s negligence resulted in the death of a young woman, he gets the utmost respect in Massachusetts and serves as an anchor for the Democrats in Congress.


Clearly the Democrats have guaranteed success for fanatic, racist and physically dangerous politicians. How will Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who embodies all three of these wonderful qualities, be rewarded by her party for her wonderful accomplishments? Let us begin by looking at her background.


After a decade of left-wing policies and politically blunt moves, McKinney began to assert herself as one of the most infamous members of the House of Representatives, particularly after the attacks of September 11th. In 2000, she asserted that “Al Gore’s Negro tolerance level has never been too high,” in a strange attack on the man who became the Democratic nominee for the president that year.


This past November, McKinney became one of only three members of the House of Representatives to vote for the immediate withdrawal of the United States from Iraq. At a United Nations World Conference Against Racism, McKinney pushed for slavery reparations and declared that the White House is home for “latent racists.” In 2002, she suggested that President Bush, his administration, and other top conspirators knew about the September 11th attacks in advance.


In an outrageous display of anti-Americanism, McKinney wrote a letter of apology to Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, apologizing on behalf of New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for acting on concepts of principle and patriotism. Giuliani had returned $10 million that the Prince had donated in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks after the “bighearted” benefactor followed up his donation with a statement implying that terrorist acts were the result of U.S. foreign policy. Not only did McKinney embarrass the United States by kissing up to the Prince, but she asked that he instead donate his money to the American lower class. The list of embarrassments caused by McKinney to herself and her office is virtually endless.


After more than a decade of an uneasy relationship with Capitol Hill Police, McKinney decided to add “assault against police officer” to her resume. The congresswoman recently marched into a House office building without wearing a pin identifying her as a member of Congress, walked around the metal detector, and thrice ignored the calls of the Capitol Police asking her to stop. When the officer on duty finally grabbed McKinney’s arm, the Representative from Georgia hit him with her cell phone.


The officer, of course, had not identified McKinney as a congresswoman, and as such, he had the duty to prevent what he saw as an intruder from illegally bypassing security. To McKinney, however, the safety measures taken by Capitol Police are racist and sexist, having asserted: “let me be clear, this whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me – a female, black, progressive congresswoman.” She further insisted “the issue is racial profiling,” and her lawyer added that McKinney was “just a victim of being in Congress while black.” To further rub it in, her first public statement following the incident involved having a large number of black children stand in the background holding posters praising her, since white children would apparently also be racist.


Of course! The officer on duty ran after McKinney, risking his job and reputation, for the sole reason that she is “a female, black, progressive congresswoman.” It was not because she had to radically change her hairstyle from cornrows to a fro, that she was not wearing the pin identifying her as a member of Congress, or that she is one of 535 people that every single member of the Capitol Police attempts to recognize despite changing looks, hairstyles, etc. It was none of that. McKinney was black, and that is why the police purposely mistook her for an intruder who deliberately avoided going through the metal detector.


McKinney has clearly demonstrated that she can succeed in the Democratic establishment. Her anti-white stance, reckless charges against the Capitol Police, anti-American behavior, blatant fanaticism and now physical violence against a police officer make for the perfect recipe for a successful rise in that party. Clearly, fellow Democrats don’t find much wrong with her behavior, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi who insisted, “I would not make a big deal out of this.” Not make a big deal out of a violent racist fanatic congresswoman who hit a police officer for no reason? Only today’s Democrats are capable of tolerating such behavior, and, as we see with Dean, Byrd and Kennedy, time will tell if party members will succumb to their inner leanings and elect McKinney to lead them to victory.


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