alas poor cynthia, i knew thee. pay your respects here please

i, dear friends, am inconsolable today. why you ask/ well only because georgia’s most entertaining politician, cynthia mckinney went down to defeat last night at the hands of hank Johnson in the democratic primary for representative for the fourth district.

many of you, no doubt, think this is great. you find Cynthia to be a national embarrassment, more prone to grandstanding than actually working for her constitutents. ah but how much FUN is she. do we really need another boring congressperson? don’t we have enough john linders and sanford bishops?

refusing to go out with a whimper though, Cynthia proved in her concession speech why she is my favorite congressperson. throughout the course of the rant she:

• appears to raise the specter or armed revolution
• quoted a whole bunch of misleading statistics
• accused the state of voting irregularities and implied the election was stolen from her depsite losing by 16%
• sang an anti-bush song from the deep political thinker pink
• and flouting all convention refused to congratulate or even NAME her opponent

(video of some of the speech on hot air here (you need to scroll down) and cynthia singing the pink tune is at wsb. unfortunately nobody has the full thing up on the web yet.)

oh yeah, and some of her supporters/bodyguards got in a fight with reporters forcing an 11Alive news crew to call 911 from their news van. wsb has video of that too, in slo-mo no less.

god, i am going to miss her.

i’d like to open this thread for your favorite cynthia moments in memoriam.

7 Comments so far

  1. Seth (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 2:00 pm

    Yeah, I’ll miss her antics and Tammy Faye make-up, although with “news sources” like Malkin’s HotAir, the “media” can be just as entertaining (and wrong).

  2. james (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

    well i certainly would have preferred a ‘neutral’ source for the video, but unfortunately there’s was the beat.

  3. whitegeorgia (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 8:33 am

    Yeah thank goodness we no longer have a black woman representing us challenging the superiority of the white boys in D.C.
    I mean, none of them have any crazy ideas (Lynn Westmoreland wants to put the 10 commandments he can’t remember in public buildings.. thats not crazy!)
    And its not like the citizens of GA are crazy (we just want stickers against evolution!)

    We need people like Cynthia or else there WILL be uprisings because no one is CHALLENGING the people in power!

  4. Daniel (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 9:58 am

    WG – it’s hard to see electing Hank Johnson as being supportive of the “white boys.” You really are an idiot.

    (Must. Not. Feed. The. Trolls.)

  5. Tessa (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 10:45 am

    How hilarious is the photo/headline of her on the cover of this week’s Sunday Paper? “Friend or Freak” I believe…

  6. greg (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 12:09 pm

    I liked Cynthia because she wasn’t afraid to give Bush hell. Some of her conspiracy theories…hmmm, they have the ring of truth in hindsight.
    I’m disappointed that she didn’t do more to bring her district together. In that respect, she has something in common with Bush. He divided the country; unfortunately, he got elected and re-elected by doing so.
    Cynthia, we’re going to miss you.

  7. james (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

    i am very curious, greg, to hear, specifically, which conspiracy theory(ies) of cynthia’s you think look(s) like it/.they might “have the ring of truth in hindsight,” if you care to share.

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