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

April 23rd, 2012
10:34 am

The mere fact that she’s running under the Green Party banner, rather than trying to get her seat back as a Democrat, shows just how unstable McKinney really is.

Aquagirl

April 23rd, 2012
10:35 am

LOL—I knew Kyle would be all over this.

She’s like some kind of bad fungal infection that never goes away.

Jefferson

April 23rd, 2012
10:35 am

I would vote for her, she’s as bad as Nathan Deal.

Jefferson

April 23rd, 2012
10:36 am

S/B NOT vote for her.

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

April 23rd, 2012
10:38 am

I laughed out loud just at Kyle’s headline. Bring on the McKinney sound bites!

regibee

April 23rd, 2012
10:38 am

So glad I moved from DeKalb County two years ago.

longtime dekalber

April 23rd, 2012
10:39 am

anyone…..I mean anyone who votes for this lunatic should be exported from Dekalb, Rockdale and Gwinett counties forever

Also banned from Bookman's; it happens if you disagree w/him

April 23rd, 2012
10:40 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Nowhere but the 4th District of GA could this Moonbat run for anything!

nomobama

April 23rd, 2012
10:41 am

Lawd, help us all if she gets elected. Has Dekalb stripped her name off that section of I285 yet? An embarrassment to “honor” that ignorant dimwit with her name on anything…except maybe a public toilet…

greatdane

April 23rd, 2012
10:42 am

Why is this news? Crazy people are doing all sorts of crazy stuff that won’t amount to anything. If she won it would be replacing on crazy banana for another crazy banana. As a democrat I will say, that district is an embarrassment to the democratic party, the state of Georgia, and the United States.

Chuck

April 23rd, 2012
10:44 am

I thought we were done with her after her incident with the US Capital PD, her defeat to Hank Johnson, and her doomed presidential run. I’m a Democrat but she is an embarrassment that needs to get a real job…preferably one that will keep us from ever hearing her name again.

4th District Nutz

April 23rd, 2012
10:46 am

It would be merely swapping the current nut for the old nut; priceless…

The Great and Powerful Community Organizer

April 23rd, 2012
10:46 am

If all goes according to my “Grand Plan”, The US will be just like the GA 4th District and Clayton County!

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

April 23rd, 2012
10:50 am

Can you imagine what a debate between Johnson and McKinney would be like, given the current politically-charged environment we live in? And during an election year for the current Disaster-in-Chief?

The doubling-down on idiocy would know no bounds.

DeShaun Sanders

April 23rd, 2012
10:51 am

YEEEHAAA! Just what we need…more comic relief in congress.
Although (to be fair), Hank Johnson and his “Guam might tip over” wit did a pretty good job of standing in for that bug-eyed fool.

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
10:52 am

Well, at least we’ll have better jokes today. I’m a little tired of the “eat the dog” jokes although Ragnar had a good one this morning.

Just the mention of Cynthia McKinney is a joke. At least, I hope so.

Sheila

April 23rd, 2012
10:52 am

What are the possible outcomes?

1. McKinney is beaten badly and retreats further from the public eye with eve less credibility. A win for us all.
2. McKinney makes it close and democrats have to divert resources to defend poor Hank. He looks pathetic; they look weak. SW Dekalb looks even worse for still supporting the crazy loon. Other democrats are starved for money. A win for republicans.
3. McKinney wins. Everything in number two is doubled, or tripled. But it’s bad for everyone since we have such a terrible congressional representative…again.

moonbat betty

April 23rd, 2012
10:56 am

What’s even more hilarious is Cynthia just might regain her throne back from King Hank.

Dekalb’s going green!

Proud to be from BFG

April 23rd, 2012
10:56 am

Idiocy clearly is non-partisan in the land of cotton.
Only a state this dumb and conflicted could produce political figures like Nathan Deal and Herman Cain.

LOL

April 23rd, 2012
10:57 am

Finially some entertainment

David Price

April 23rd, 2012
10:57 am

Neither Hank Johnson or Cynthia McKinney are worthy of representing DeKalb county citizens. One is Dumb and the other Dumber. Here’s hoping DeKalb Democrats can nominate someone, anyone better than either of these two.

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.

Which is why I don’t mind Jessee and Al continually showing their bigotry……..

Rafe Hollister

April 23rd, 2012
11:00 am

In a district with mind numjbed Democrat voters, I doubt she get 10% of the vote. Whomever has the D beside their name gets the vote.

Democrat

April 23rd, 2012
11:01 am

I agree with some of the earlier posters. District 4 damages the Democratic party in this state. Democrats have a hard enough time in the southeast without the lunacy that occurs in the mudslide of a district.

Freedog

April 23rd, 2012
11:03 am

Another sign that the Mayans were right.

Cat Shabazz

April 23rd, 2012
11:04 am

More embarrasment for the 4th district. Was glad to see this girl go – although our current rep is not too bright either. We have enough problems in Dekalb with our government and schools and people not working and not wanting to work to have her on the national stage embarrassing us.

I have done a complete change – the focus for us in Dekalb need to be to make effiecient county Government and not all things to eveybody. We have too many on the paycheck and too many folks sitting around waiting for people to do for them. I am lucky to found another job after the company I worked for closed the plant and moved equipment to Alabama plant.

We need to get businesses back into our district to employ people. You get used to not working – it makes you not want to have to work. Do not fall into this trap – move to another part of the city in another apartment if need to. Not sure how to do this but we need good leaders and maybe help from Washington – but I think it starts with us first with improving dekalb.

Skip

April 23rd, 2012
11:06 am

Georgia, home to Cynthia and Newt. Makes me proud to be from someplace else.

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

April 23rd, 2012
11:07 am

That a Cynthia McKinney or a Hank Johnson ever got elected (and that goes for some of our GOP friends as well) proves that gerrymandering is virtually guaranteed to produce inferior results when it comes to our elected representatives.

md

April 23rd, 2012
11:08 am

“but I think it starts with us first with improving dekalb.”

Bingo………

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
11:08 am

.Anybody want to guess how Luckovich is going to show McKinney? You know he will.

How about McKinney tilting Guam on one side while Johnson slides off the other side into the deep blue sea? Oh well, there are so many possibilities here today.

to Proud to be from BFG

April 23rd, 2012
11:10 am

You seem to omit the states that produce Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy, Chucki Schumer, Robert KKK Byrd, et al….

Delta is ready!

Lib in Cobb

April 23rd, 2012
11:11 am

Please don’t Cynthia, please.

Chief Manyhahas

April 23rd, 2012
11:13 am

While sitting in traffic on 285 N this morning….I was afraid the County was “Going to tip over” and all the cars would slide into Clayton County.

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

April 23rd, 2012
11:14 am

BFG, in case you didn’t know, gerrymandering has nothing to do with Senate seats, which are elected state-wide. Therefore with the exception of the Hollow-eyed Hippie from Haight-Asbury (Ms. Pelosi), your examples do not apply.

Ima Dumb Commie

April 23rd, 2012
11:14 am

Ima dumb commie and my name is Cynthia. I think that Johnson fool was wrong on Guam collapsing into the ocean. I don’t think there was ever a Guam.The only Guam I ever heard of was chewing Guam.

Hillbilly D

April 23rd, 2012
11:14 am

No party, ideology, movement, state, county, country, or whatever, has the market cornered on loony politicians.

I still remember the look of terror in Bill Clinton’s eyes, every time he had to walk down the aisle in Congress, to give the State of the Union Address, as he tried to avoid McKinney.

Pamela

April 23rd, 2012
11:14 am

I will say that she is a loose cannon, BUT she was on point when she said that former Presiden George Bush KNEW about 911 AND never said anything to anyone about it! THAT was proven AFTER he DENIED it. I will vote for her. :)

Chief Manyhahas

April 23rd, 2012
11:15 am

Anybody want to guess how Luckovich is going to show McKinney?

No, he’s just a hack for the Dems…he’ll probably have something about Romney.

Pamela

April 23rd, 2012
11:15 am

Oops! I meant to say President, not Presiden! :)

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

April 23rd, 2012
11:17 am

“BUT she was on point when she said that former Presiden George Bush KNEW about 911 AND never said anything to anyone about it! THAT was proven AFTER he DENIED it.”

Only two words need to be said about the above comment . . .

Holy crap :roll:

Lakeisha Jackson

April 23rd, 2012
11:17 am

Dumb and Dumberer.
Be a hoot to have her back in congress, but hate to lose Hank Johnson to get her. Can’t we let ‘em share the office?

Chief Manyhahas

April 23rd, 2012
11:18 am

Pamela

April 23rd, 2012
11:14 am
I will say that she is a loose cannon, BUT she was on point when she said that former Presiden George Bush KNEW about 911 AND never said anything to anyone about it! THAT was proven AFTER he DENIED it. I will vote for her.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Here’s your sign!

Hillbilly D

April 23rd, 2012
11:21 am

If George W Bush knew about 911 and never said anything about it, reckon where he found about it? ;-)

Road Scholar

April 23rd, 2012
11:21 am

Some people are legends in their own mind!

tc

April 23rd, 2012
11:21 am

As a republican, I really don’t care what happens. If she wins she will only make the democratic party look even more stupid than it already does. It would be great ammo when I have conversations with my few, out of touch democratic friends. I am just sad that it will make the city of atlanta look bad in the eyes of the rest of the country. We don’t need any more bad PR.

Dusty

April 23rd, 2012
11:24 am

Awww there’s nothing wrong with DeKalb that a few votes won’t change. (I like it here!) Somebody’s got to give us a few laughs in politics.

McKinney manages to produce a show of entertaining madness every time she appears. The crazies in Washington have been so dull lately! The mere thought of McKinney might lead them to action!

carlosgvv

April 23rd, 2012
11:26 am

“But compared to her, he’s a statesman of the highest order”

Kyle, much of the time I don’t agree with you but the above statement is the most accurate thing I have ever read here.
If she wins another term, Georgia will be even more of a laughing stock than now.

John

April 23rd, 2012
11:26 am

What an utter joke! This anti-semetic, racist is back in politics?

tc

April 23rd, 2012
11:26 am

action is not always good

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

April 23rd, 2012
11:29 am

If George Bush KNEW about 911 AND never said anything to anyone about it, and proof existed that he did, don’t you think that when Democrats had complete control of the White House, the Senate and the U.S. House that they would have done something about it, Pamela?

Oy! :roll:

You and Soothsayer over at Bookman’s should get together sometime to have a good cry.