Here we go: Cynthia McKinney is running for Congress again

A tough slog for Democrats in Georgia may be getting even tougher, thanks to one of their old friends: Cynthia McKinney has filed paperwork to run for Congress in Georgia’s 4th District as a member of the Green Party.

The incumbent, Hank “capsized Guam” Johnson, has made more than his fair share of gaffes since defeating McKinney in 2006 and entering Congress. But compared to her, he’s a statesman of the highest order.

Still, it took a runoff for Johnson to beat her in that year’s primary, and even then she won 41 percent of the vote. This will be a general election, and 41 percent of the Democratic vote would be enough to keep Johnson from winning a majority. The GOP candidate last time out, Liz Carter, won 25 percent against Johnson. Neither she nor any other Republican will win this heavily Democratic district. But the GOP candidate will get enough votes to make it tough for Johnson to beat McKinney — or (shudder) vice-versa — without a runoff. McKinney would need just a quarter of the vote, or about one-third of those who usually vote for Democrats.

Now, I would still put Johnson as the favorite in the race. But if McKinney gets any traction at all, Georgia Democrats will have to put into the 4th District resources that normally could be used elsewhere. As you may recall, Georgia Democrats aren’t exactly flush with money to begin with. The Republican in the 4th District might not have a shot at winning the race, but he or she, along with McKinney, might be able to make the Democrats sweat over a safe seat — the loss of which would be just plain humiliating.

Speaking of humiliating, a word of advice for the Green Party: If you want most Americans to think your party belongs anywhere near the mainstream of politics, stop associating with the likes of McKinney. Latching onto her, in the belief that bad name ID is better than no name ID, is more humiliating for you than you may realize.

– By Kyle Wingfield

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contrarian

April 23rd, 2012
3:14 pm

Thanks, Kyle, for yet another in a long line of columns designed with one thing in mind: bash anything and everything that isn’t sufficiently conservative. And your choice of CM as a target is perfection: she dresses funny, she talks loudly and she’s close enough to being a Democrat that she’ll provide an acceptable stand-in for all liberals until a real Democrat actually gets elected. Not that that’s going to happen anytime soon.

Thanks again for proving that those who — to this day — complain that the AJC forbids conservative voices are all either incredibly misinformed or intentionally misinforming others.

Keep up the good work!

gubmint skool product

April 23rd, 2012
3:19 pm

“That’s tinfoil hat territory”

If anyone knows about “tinfoil hats”…..lol

Ruth Bronstein

April 23rd, 2012
3:23 pm

As much of a thrill as she always got out of making her staff go early and save her the aisle seat so she could jump out and be seen shaking Slick Willie’s hand at the State of the Union message every year…can you imagine how she’ll wet her pants to do that with President Obama?

Jimmy62

April 23rd, 2012
3:25 pm

Contrarian: I don’t think anyone cares that she dresses funny. We care that she seems to hate white people, and very definitely and openly has spoken of her disdainful feelings towards Jewish people.

Of course if you support racism and anti-Semitism, then go ahead and cheer for her. But my disdain for her is based solely on her record of hatred for others.

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
3:27 pm

No No Aquagirl,

All those (government) scientists studying global warming are NOT actively involved in a conspiracy. They are just plain wrong. It happens. Just like Al Gore, wherever he is now. Just plain wrong. Or that great movie maker whose name I forget, made an all wrong movie but made a lot of money.

If it worries you, I hear you can go to Ecuador and have the same climate year ’round. There you go. No warming or cooling, just one big happy place with no crazy(’cuse me) scientists. You won’t even need your tinfoil hat.

Contractor

April 23rd, 2012
3:27 pm

So Tupac resurfaces in the form of a hologram, and now Cynthia McKinney resurfaces trying to resurrect her political career. I will put all my marbles on that she is only trying to get elected to try and solve the Tupac murder that she brought before Congress years ago. It’s eating her alive inside to use taxpayer dollars to solve this murder STILL.

Dirty Dawg

April 23rd, 2012
3:30 pm

Hey gubmint and oblama…nah, I don’t live in he 4th, but I was born and raised in Georgia and damn-well know what prejudice looks, sounds and smells like even without ‘the words’. It’s become so ingrained and ‘The Southern Strategy’ has been so successful, that now they ‘go without saying. As I said, ‘one day’ McKinney as the victim will be there for all to see…but you folks still won’t admit it, because your prejudice is fundamental to who you are and how you think.

As for Hugo Chavez, he’s got plenty of faults, but nobody can argue that he saw the desperate situation that millions and millions of Venezuelans were in, in what should have been an ‘oil-rich’ country that was giving it’s wealth away to the ‘big oil’ companies and changed all that. Now those millions and millions have access to healthcare and education as never before and damn good for him for doing it. Funny how when the question of why the US doesn’t keep it’s own oil here is asked, plenty of my friends, including those calling Obama ‘communist’, say ‘let’s do it’.

Am I a Liberal? Well if being a 180-degree opposite of the likes of Limbaugh, or Hannity, or FeauxNews, or Neal Boortz, or Kyle Wingnut, or most of the posters here, then you bet your sweet a$$ I’m a Liberal.

timbo

April 23rd, 2012
3:35 pm

Ruth Bronstein
April 23rd, 2012
3:23 pm

…can you imagine how she’ll wet her pants to do that with President Obama?

She will not have a chance to leave a slug trail through Washington…Obama will not be re-elected.

Fred ™

April 23rd, 2012
3:36 pm

Must be a slow day for Kyle. First he takes Hank Johnsons tongue in cheek joke and treats it like Hank said it seriously and then he trots out old Cynthia.

Without her racist, Jew-baiting dad, Cynthia won’t be able to turn out the vote.

Nice try Kyle. Did you move to Arizona with Theresa (Momania blog) and are just phoning useless crap in too?

Aquagirl

April 23rd, 2012
3:36 pm

All those (government) scientists studying global warming are NOT actively involved in a conspiracy. They are just plain wrong. It happens.

Dusty, you and your google don’t trump thousands of people who do science for a living. Did it ever occur to you YOU might be wrong? There’s incredible arrogance in deciding you know more when you wouldn’t know a thermocline if it ran up and bit you on the butt.

Hillbilly D

April 23rd, 2012
3:41 pm

Not exactly a hologram but the deceased in concert is nothing new. Like so many other things in modern music, Elvis has already been there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y41AJPfQqCE

gubmint skool product

April 23rd, 2012
3:44 pm

DD

LOL!! You are hilarious!! Glad to see you have absolutely no prejudice against anyone—-OH WAIT!!! Except maybe Southerners, Whites, and Conservatives. And, there you go again—”the words”. Quick! Get the Thought Police!! Hey—if Hugo’s country is so great, why aren’t you heading there?

MarkV

April 23rd, 2012
3:44 pm

Dusty@ 3:01 pm

Dear Dusty,

Surely you remember the joke, when you commented it at 10:52 am.
I am also sure that you could think of better metaphors for the American debt that the sword of Damocles.

Tiberius - Banned from Bookman's and proud of it!

April 23rd, 2012
3:45 pm

“do not even blink when a Republican Candidate for the president (Santorum) calls global warming a hoax.”

When the same scientists who said our actions were heading us into a new Ice Age turn completely around and now say we’re responsible for global warming, and when these supposedly intelligent people place their temperature sensors in the middle of populated hot spots to make their data fit their hypothesis, I’m going to call it a hoax as well.

If global warming is indeed man-made, and we have done nothing significant to change our ways and our population has continued to grow, why have temperatures stabilized for the past 4 years?

Again, no changes in behavior, more people – no higher temps. Shouldn’t they automatically go up if your variables don’t change?

Make your case with logic, MarkV.

timbo

April 23rd, 2012
3:46 pm

Aquagirl

Jay Bookman must not have his usual GOP Hate-fest going on on the other side of the tracks today, or you would be over in that tickle pile.

Man made global warming is a hoax. You can drag up every left leaning organization you want to. There is incredible arrogance on YOUR part in deciding how you should spend MY money supporting a scam.

agree w/me or be banned

April 23rd, 2012
3:52 pm

Watergirl!! Get over here where you belong!!! My other 4 posters are getting tired.

Oduma and Dumber Comopany

April 23rd, 2012
3:54 pm

Sista McKinney is our kind of peoples.

MarkV

April 23rd, 2012
3:55 pm

Dusty@ 3:27 pm: “All those (government) scientists studying global warming are NOT actively involved in a conspiracy. They are just plain wrong.”

Dear Dusty,
I keep reminding you, but to no avail so far. You can always have your opinion on what is good or what is bad, etc. You just should not claim things which are a matter of facts and which you simply do not have the slightest idea about. Such as whether the scientists studying global warming are wrong.

That is also separate from any claim of a hoax, which would imply a conspiracy.

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
4:01 pm

Thank you, Dirty Dawg, for what we already knew. You are a short sighted liberal singing the praises for Chavez, the communist leader of Venezuela and crying over your victimhood.

Evidently you have not been reading about Chavez and his “happy” followers. Yes, it is nice to have FREE healthcare and free education but they would like something to eat. The reports I read say the grocery stores have almost nothing to sell because Chavez policies have just about slowed the food production processes. It seems. the nebulous happiness you like to picture is fading as fast as a summer rain.

Or maybe you like Castro and Cuba better. They too have free healthcare and jobs. Most of the jobs are cutting sugar cane. If you don’t like that and say so, you can eat in jail.

Do not stick around when there are golden opportunities farther south. We wish you happiness and a quick departure.

gubmint skool product

April 23rd, 2012
4:05 pm

Dusty

Should we send DD some red shirts as well?

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

April 23rd, 2012
4:11 pm

Correction: There WAS global warming (either natural or man-caused) but it ended about ten years ago. So there’s no longer any need for the libtards and other capitalism-haters to come up with new and innovative schemes for wrecking the economy.

Who did it?

April 23rd, 2012
4:13 pm

cynthia’s main platform: who killed tupac??? Her people want to know!

The Ghost of Lester Maddox

April 23rd, 2012
4:15 pm

Fine candidates for public service like Hank and Cynthia!

Why…it makes one proud to be a citizen of Georgia’s 4th District!

And, they have such fine school systems and stellar public service records in Dekalb, too.

Yeah boy.

Get Real

April 23rd, 2012
4:16 pm

Not familiar with the exact location of the 4th district but have all the residents been exposed to massive amounts of radiation that resulted in masssive brain damage…..do not want to assume but it sounds like they are all on the government trough….

wallbanger

April 23rd, 2012
4:25 pm

Thank God I am planning to leave this county that is run by brain dead, racist blacks in South Dekalb. I have lived in N. Dekalb for 20 years, and have never seen my part of the county represented by any of these so-called representatives. They have all been elected because they are black, because in all good conscience no one could argue they have a statesman, an educated or intelligent, or even honest, person among the whole batch.

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
4:26 pm

Dear MarkV

As usual, you want me to express the opinion of someone else. Sorry. I only express my own.

As to knowing nothing about “scientists”, how can that be when I am one, a certified one in my field.. No climate, just in healthcare. Laboratoy medicine is not climate study but the manner of investigation follows the same principles. May I ask when you became an expert in science research studies? They are not always infallible. In fact, that is the point of research, to find what is true and what is false and what is new.

Climate change will always require much research. The balance of studies at the moment are changing from previous claims. Thus goeth research.

You are trying to forget the national debt.. Damocles sword is a good analogy unless you try to ignore the obvious. Being blind to reality does not make debt go away. .

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
4:33 pm

gubmint skool 4:05

Naw, no red shirts for Dirty Dawg. No need. He’s going where everything is FREE. Aintcha heard ’bout them places??

Michael H. Smith

April 23rd, 2012
4:35 pm

From the New York Post

Feds eye retirement-fund tax to cut $16 trillion-plus deficit

By GREGORY BRESIGER

Uncle Sam, in a desperate attempt to fix its $16 trillion-plus deficit, is leering over Americans’ retirement nest egg as its new bailout fund.

Capitol Hill politicians are assessing tax changes that could let the Internal Revenue Service lay claim to a portion of the $18 trillion sitting in 401(k) accounts and other tax breaks used by middle-class workers, including cutting the mortgage tax deduction.

A commission looking for ways to close the deficit, and, noting the extent of 401(k) tax breaks, recommends an examination of the system as one way to prevent government bankruptcy.

Besides 401(k)s, other possibilities include the mortgage-interest deduction on second homes, as well as benefits from employer-provided health insurance, which are untaxed now…

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/plunder_CrD9s6MElVsEIJj2IVgHuK

Somehow I knew the GUB’MENT would change the rules on the promises it made to investors in these 401ks’ and IRAs’ once they had been established. The old Socialist bait and switch.

saywhat?

April 23rd, 2012
4:42 pm

md

April 23rd, 2012
11:00 am
“I actually think it would be a good thing for her to win………the rest of the country needs to see the definition of dysfunctional to be reminded of why we don’t want to go down that road.”
_______________________________________________________________________
Sort of like 6 years of total republican rule at the national level? Seems the wingnuts forgot mighty quick, and want another reminder.

MarkV

April 23rd, 2012
4:48 pm

Dusty @4:26 pm

Dear Dusty,

Where did I ask you to express the opinion of someone else?

As I have written several times already, I won’t go into a contest of expertise, no matter how attractive it would be. I also do not claim that research studies are infallible. My main point was that you had asserted that the climatologists were wrong about global warming, something you have absolutely no foundation to make, unless you are one of the top experts in that field.
In my view there are two main groups of people who dismiss or mock the threat of climate change/global warming, and many subgroups. The two main groups are deniers and skeptics.

The deniers include those who deny that the earth is warming, those who call global warming a hoax, and those who present fatuous arguments against the global warming theory.

Those who deny that earth is warming are people who simply ignore facts. There is a legitimate debate about models predicting future trends, but the data showing the warming are undeniable.
Here is one of many pieces of evidence, for instance:
http://climate.nasa.gov/keyIndicators/index.cfm#globalTemp

Those who call global warming a hoax are not worth discussing the issue with. They need professional health with their mental processes.

Deniers of the third group are those who present childish arguments like “carbon dioxide cannot be a pollutant, because we breathe it out and is important for photosynthesis of plants.” They not only show their ignorance of the science, but also their inability of critical thinking in general.

Skeptics are much different from deniers, and include people with legitimate questions and competing ideas. Some dispute the effect of human activity on global warming, which is a well-founded scientific theory, but based mainly on correlation. These skeptics attribute the warming trend to various natural phenomena, in spite of a substantial and very convincing consensus of the climatologists regarding the role of human activity in climate change. Skeptics of another group accept the scientific consensus, but oppose the efforts to curb the warming trend by changes in human activity, preferring adaptation. Unlike deniers, skeptics play an important role in the debate of the science of climate change.

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
4:51 pm

Wait a minute WALLBANGER.

You are going too far. I don’t care for Cynthia McKinney but her politics and behavior are the reason. There are white crazies too. But to identify one “eccentric” with a whole race is just wrong. Let us not do that, black or white

We see fine black citizens every day. Most of us have friends and coworkers and doctors and others we don’t like smeared. I don’t know Hank Johnson but I never heard he was dishonest. I won’t vote for the president because I don’t like his politics. But let us stick with individual behavior as the actions of one and not stretch beyond that. It is unjust and unhealthy. I try not to do that.

MarkV

April 23rd, 2012
4:54 pm

Dusty @4:26 pm: “You are trying to forget the national debt.. Damocles sword is a good analogy unless you try to ignore the obvious.”

Damocles sword was suspended from the ceiling by a horse hair – in other words, a situation that could mean an abrupt, sudden demise. Not a good analogy for national debt.

Tiberius - Banned from Bookman's and proud of it!

April 23rd, 2012
4:55 pm

“in spite of a substantial and very convincing consensus of the climatologists regarding the role of human activity in climate change.’

Of course, when “consensus” trumps actual science, that’s not such a good thing. Especially since “consensus” has been brought about by the complete and total funding of these so-called “studies” by governments across the globe.

“Consensus” is now bought and paid for, while science takes a back seat.

gubmint skool product

April 23rd, 2012
4:55 pm

saywhat?

April 23rd, 2012
4:42 pm

Sorta like the last 2 years of total Dem rule, hard to beat that fiasco. Seems the left-wing loons “forgot mighty quick”.

please no

April 23rd, 2012
4:57 pm

this would be very sad day if the voters vote her back, they need to find someone to move them forward not backwards, and whats wrong with hank the train do not have any problems so why would we want to move it, again if its not broken do not mess with it, sorry ms cynthia thank you for your effort but we are moving in a different direction

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
5:04 pm

OK MarkV,

Whatever you say. I think you need to read more about both sides of the climate debate. Looks like you are only reading one side.

I think the “wind has gone from the sails of climate study”. It is too nebulous and unprovable in many ways. Here today and gone tomorrow over millions of years. I cannot see any vast improvement it has made except for a few factories removing their smoke stacks. But I suppose we must keep up the studies as we study just about everything. Thank goodness for human curiosity.

That’s MY opinion!

Bye……..

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
5:06 pm

MarkV.

Have you ever heard of GREECE? Or Spain? Obviously not.

MarkV

April 23rd, 2012
5:09 pm

Dusty @5:06 pm “Have you ever heard of GREECE?Or Spain? Obviously not.”

The USA is neither Greece or Spain. Have you not noticed? Apparently not.

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
5:15 pm

MarkV

Keep ignoring the USA debt and you will think we are GREECE. Now open your eyes. THERE IT IS! Our national debt! OOOOOOOOhhhhh…….

Tiberius - Banned from Bookman's and proud of it!

April 23rd, 2012
5:17 pm

“The USA is neither Greece or Spain.”

Yeah, we’re WORSE. When our economy tanks for good, we can take down the rest of the world. Greece and Spain can’t even hope to do that much damage.

guy

April 23rd, 2012
5:22 pm

Let her go on in and stay in the white house with the other radicals that this country stupidly voted for in 2008.

MarkV

April 23rd, 2012
5:23 pm

Dusty @4:26 pm: “You are trying to forget the national debt.”

Far from it. In reality, it was you who ran away from that issue some time ago the moment I attempted to discuss it with you in more detail than “the sky is falling.”

Dusty @ 5:15 pm: “Keep ignoring the USA debt and you will think we are GREECE…. “

Translation: You have no idea why the US is not and cannot be like Greece.

Cynthia McKinney

April 23rd, 2012
5:24 pm

JUSTICE FOR TUPAC !

JUSTICE FOR TRAYBON !

FIGHT THE POWER !

Dave

April 23rd, 2012
5:25 pm

I’ve lived in the Fourth District for 25 years, with a brief time away. It’s always been entertaining: Elliot Levitas, Pat Swindall, Ben Jones, John Linder, Cynthia McKinney, Denise Majette and Hank Johnson.

4th Congressional District

April 23rd, 2012
5:25 pm

Fo mo years !

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

April 23rd, 2012
5:31 pm

Sort of like 6 years of total republican rule at the national level? Seems the wingnuts forgot mighty quick, and want another reminder.
——————

A reminder of 4-6% unemployment, miniscule budget deficits, rising tax revenues, reduced tax rates, and a President who finally took seriously Islamofascist terrorism?

Remind us all you want!

Your disaster in chief is inferior in every way to our President Bush.

Smeat

April 23rd, 2012
5:32 pm

Whoopie !!! Cynthia M iz back…… Hank thinx Guam might flip over and CM thinx the USA has already flipped over cuz of the jews….. Where is Alvin Green when we need him so badly?

Congressman John Lewis

April 23rd, 2012
5:33 pm

Being brain-damaged since that fateful day on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, I wholeheartedly endorse Cynthia McKinney’s return to the U.S. congress. She’s so inept she’ll make it look like I actually do something for the constituents of my district !

md

April 23rd, 2012
5:38 pm

“In order to believe global warming is a hoax, you have to believe the majority of the scientists in practically every major national Science Academy, the IPCC, NOAA, etc. are actively involved in a conspiracy. That’s tinfoil hat territory.”

Our resident GT professor that blew the whistle didn’t seem to think so……..go check out their graphs on co2 and temp and get back with me……I’ll save a tinfoil hat for you…..

Smeat

April 23rd, 2012
5:43 pm

Much ado about a vermin with a terrible weave… Cynthia M must be related somehow to the late Cynthia T…

The voters of that district in Dekalb are so dumb they’d vote for Blackula if he promised them more free rent, food and a most importantly, a cell phone. Dontcha know a cell phone is a human right?…….

How are those property values wurkin’ in that district?

More guvmint will make it all better….