Dodging a Bullet

Is anyone else just really happy that we dodged a bullet with the Cynthia McKinney runoff?

I am sure that this post will anger some readers, as McKinney did manage to get 47% of the votes in her district. Someone must think she is doing a good job.

I, for one, am happy that we still have a chance to say no to this embarrassment to the district and the state of Georgia. We still have a chance to put someone in the House that will actually be taken seriously by their peers in Washington. Sure, that 47% of voters who support the little whackjob will make it out for the runoff, but it will be interesting to see how many Republican and independent voters, who failed to make it out to the polls on Tuesday, will cross party lines and go to the polls for this runoff, casting a vote for Hank Johnson just to oust McKinney.

Not sure what a disgrace she is to her office? Check this out. Then get thee to the polling place on August 8th.

8 Comments so far

  1. No (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 10:55 am

    Sure, let’s kick out the only member of congress to speaks her mind.. I mean we can’t have a black woman do that- we’re Georgia!

    Why do we want to elect a “soft spoken and methodical” attorney?? We need people demanding answers from the people in power! We need Cynthia calling out this administration as it relishes in its facist view of the world and its powers in it. I’m sick of this bullshit that the beltway generates that she’s “crazy” and hype because she doesn’t follow the good ol boy rules.

    That you call her a disgrace to the office is laughable. Who is not? Someone like Zell? Saxby? Let’s let this woman challenge power instead of kow-towing to hype.

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    “No” – It isn’t demanding answers that is a disgrace. It’s hitting a police officer and then trying to hide behind a hairdo change.

  3. Jason (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 1:06 pm

    She’s not the only member of Congress who speaks her mind. Watch a little more C-SPAN.

    I hesitate to respond to the next comment because it’s such a straw man, but I will point out that the one time in the past she was rejected by us, it was a black woman who was elected (and heck I can name several black women who’ve been elected to local offices in this district).

    We want someone methodical because that is how stuff actually gets done in Congress, not by grandstanding.

    Excluding the aforementioned term, she’s been a person in power for 14 years. What answers has she gotten though? What questions has she even asked? She’s made accusations and declarations, but I don’t know of any questions she’s gotten answered.

    I don’t think she’s crazy. I bet she’s a wonderful woman in person. Because of her attitude (perceived or otherwise) though she has proven to be and would continue to be ineffective at challenging the good ol boys and their rules.

  4. TraLa (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 5:51 pm

    I’ll say it – think she’s crazy. I also think she thinks she’s above the same laws she was elected to deal with and the same ones you and I are held to.

    Shouting the loudest and making a spectacle of yourself does not make you intelligent a leader, or qualified for office – regardless of gender or race.

  5. Margaret - UGA (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 12:46 am

    her constituants aren’t “kicking her out.” They are electing someone else, as is their state and federally protected right. As a voter of the 4th, I want a Representative known more for their work at actually getting things done rather than McKinney’s MO of releasing PRs and staging PCs about fads. If she was effective and not a race-baiter, I’d be all for her. More women belong in the political structure. I personally hoped Densise Majette would run again, but instead she’s opted to put the moron superintendentindt out of the state’s misery and I wish her the best of luck.

  6. Brian (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 11:20 am

    W the embarrassment!!! Talk about someone thinking he/she is above the law,it all starts with Him. Allowing torture, suspending YOUR CIVIL LIBERTIES, etc, etc, etc.

  7. Andisheh Nouraee (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

    If Rep. McKinney’s goal is to “speak truth to power”, perhaps she should become a newspaper columnist, professional protester, or perhaps a blogger.

    Rhetoric is an important part of leadership, but Rep. McKinney is all rhetoric and no accomplishment.

    That’s why she needs to be tossed out.

    That, and she’s failed that she’s a bratty, race-baiting, hateful demagogue.

  8. james (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2006 @ 6:55 am

    oh but she is just sooooo much fun. if she gets voted out, think of all the wonderful jokes that wil l never get told, the arguments that will never be had, etc. etc. go cynthia, go!

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.