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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316 comments Add your comment

skipper

April 24th, 2012
8:20 am

Cynthia Mac has done more to reinforce any and every negative stereotype ever imagined. She acted like a complete idiot last go ’round, and she is an embarassment to the the nation as a whole, and more specifically to Georgia. The negative feelings towards this nut case are well earned!

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

April 24th, 2012
8:35 am

I thought McKinney renounced her citizenship. Not officially, mind you…that would preclude her from receiving any more government checks.

libernator

April 24th, 2012
8:36 am

Oh goodie! The free Little Five Points side street freakshow that keeps on entertaining! How about that Channel 46 interview she had when she left her microphone attached, live, and said to her peeps that the media played her for a fool! All because they had the GALL to ask her if her beating down a Capital Police officer for trying to do his job and ask for her ID would affect her chances getting back to Congress.

Can’t wait for the freakshow to resume!

ragnar danneskjold

April 24th, 2012
8:44 am

Jon Lovitz was mugged by reality.

Oblama

April 24th, 2012
9:05 am

C-Mck Ready to feed at the tax payers trough again. Oink Oink Oink Oink.

Bob

April 24th, 2012
9:15 am

And while they debate about whether its “the Jews” or whether Gaum will flip, the dems will talk about how stupid repubs such as Gingrey and Dr. Tom Price are.

independent thinker

April 24th, 2012
9:22 am

I thought she moved to Gaza and they named some rockets after her?

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

April 24th, 2012
9:25 am

Yes, Hamas let her write some messages to the intended targets on a few of their rockets.

Junior Samples

April 24th, 2012
9:52 am

ok now. so bush knew about 9/11 before it happened. so whose the looney bird now?

kimmer

April 24th, 2012
11:13 am

The embarrassment of CM remaining in the public eye and continuing to run for political office is part of the prices we must pay for living in a free society.

Perfect Man

April 24th, 2012
11:17 am

She has my vote, she speaks for the people not corporations and banks….if that’s crazy then I’m crazy

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

April 24th, 2012
11:21 am

If you say so.

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

April 24th, 2012
11:36 am

“if that’s crazy then I’m crazy”

OK, you’re crazy.

Perfect Man

April 24th, 2012
12:35 pm

If the worst she did was smack a cop, then she doesn’t even compare to people like Nathan Deal

Carole

April 24th, 2012
2:51 pm

She doesn’t have a chance running under the Green Party.

Kyle

April 29th, 2012
2:19 pm

McKinney has always stood for what she believes in and her beliefs include that none should die or remain sick for lack of health care, that money should be spent on education not war, that drone bombs are evil, and that the United States has no business invading Africa. Maybe your political beliefs don’t match up with hers, but she stands for what she believes in. And she had one of the best declaration speeches for president:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03cOM9r51Nw