Thursday, April 06, 2006

Cynthia McKinney: The Rep Who Cries Racism

The run in with the Capitol Police is not the first time McKinney has tried to make a racial issue out of something she's been caught in. There are articles all over the Internet about her and the things she's said or done.

Neal Boortz says it was "Cynthia McKinney Just Being Cynthia McKinney.

McKinney once said that the Bush White House had had prior knowledge of the 9-11 attacks.

Doug Gross, at, says that her softened image of 2004 took a blow during this last frenzy of hers, in which she hit a Capitol Police, when he tried to stop her because she wasn't wearing a badge, and he did not recognize her. She thinks everyone should know her; and perhaps they should recognize her from the mouth which spouts off all the time: racism!

"She's brought back the old Cynthia," said Merle Black, a political scientist at Emory University. "There won't be any more news stories about `the new Cynthia McKinney.'"

She once said that former Vice President Al Gore had a low "Negro tolerance level" and that officials in the Bush administration had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks but kept quiet to allow friends to profit from the bloodshed.

She denounced New York Mayor Rudolph Guiliani for refusing a $10 million donation from a Saudi prince for the families of Sept. 11 victims. She has been criticized for her outspoken support of the Palestinian cause in Israel. In 1996, her father, longtime state lawmaker Billy McKinney, called her Republican opponent a "racist Jew."

In Debbie Schlussel's piece, "Jihad Cynthia Strikes Again", at FrontPage Magazine, she says that Cynthia said the White House was full of latent racists. She was pushing for slavery reparations. Guess who the President was back then? You guessed it - Clinton!

The surprise is that she continues to be a respected member of the Democratic Party and House Democratic Caucus. In my column, I wrote that Jihad Cindy is the modern-day Hanoi Jane. But I was wrong.

Jane Fonda was only in film. Jihad Cindy is far worse: She's a Member of Congress.

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