From Cynthia’s blog

Hat Tip: Beltway Blogroll (which has an overview of the runoff)

Posted on Cynthia McKinney’s blog on 7/20/06:

As you know, there will be a runoff election in the 4th District of Georgia on Tuesday August 8th. I will be pitted against a mostly unknown and unproven opponent, who will nonetheless have the unanimous backing of big national media and national money. The media and money behind my opponent will do their utmost to polarize the election along racial and party lines. To win, they must provoke a stampede of Republican voters to the polls on August 8th. To accomplish this, they must and will portray not just my voice, but yours too, as dangerous, unpatriotic and downright loony.

These wealthy and powerful interests fear my voice because it is your voice. That is what this August 8 runoff election will be about. Will the authentic voices of our people — your voices — be silenced, or will we refuse to lose?

So what about it? Will there be a Republican stampede to boot Cynthia? What about the important runoffs for Ag. and SoS?

11 comments

  1. Demonbeck says:

    “The media and money behind my opponent will do their utmost to polarize the election along racial and party lines.”

    They aren’t the only ones doing this Ms. McKinney.

  2. Jeff Emanuel says:

    Racial lines? Did I miss something here, like Hank Johnson being a white guy who had a bad run-in with silver nitrate in the Chemistry lab or something?

  3. Jason says:

    To accomplish this, they must and will portray not just my voice, but yours too, as dangerous, unpatriotic and downright loony.
    If the shoes fits…

  4. GAWire says:

    Jeff, you beat me to it.

    Apparently, McKinney is confused, thinking her opponent is not black. Is this one of those things where they think this guy “isn’t black enough.” I mean, everyone knows that if you aren’t “as black as” Tupac, Busta Rhymes, and Eminem, then you can’t get elected in GA 4th.

    Can I coin the term, “Sub-racism”? This would be racism within a minority race. Hey, I’m just coining the term … Cynthia created it.

  5. techtrack says:

    buzzbrockway,
    keep in mind that you can’t switch parties from a primary to a run-off. how many republicans who didn’t vote in the primary are going to come out to vote against cynthia in a run-off. i don’t think very many.

    according to a study by charles bulloch – since 1970, incumbents who won the primary only won the run-off 42% of the time.

    hopefully we can say good bye to cynthia

  6. Loren says:

    If you think that blog post is interesting, listen to today’s message on her hotline at (404) 419 – 6239 (the message is changed daily). Not only does she claim that Johnson and the media are trying to suppress the black vote, but she also claims there are rumors that people have been told they can’t vote in the runoff.

    You’ll also notice in the above blog post that McKinney claims on 7/20 that Johnson has the “unanimous backing of…national money.” I debunked that claim already, showing that McKinney herself has benefitted far more from non-Georgia money than Johnson.

  7. Dawgsrock says:

    Who voted to name a highway after Cynthia McKinney, you guessed it – “conservative” Bill Stephens

  8. duluthmom says:

    GAWire-
    Interesting idea about the term sub-racism (Although a better prefix than sub would be intra which is “within”, making it intra-racism).

    I think McKinney is stupid for taking this route but is this really any worse with her charge of “polarizing the election along racial lines” against her black opponent, than those on here who use a similar charge of “polarizing the GOP” against party Moderates?

    Food for thought.

  9. Mojo says:

    GAWire,

    I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but there is a fantastic documentary called “Street Fight” that documents the 2002 Newark, NJ mayoral campaign b/w the incumbent Sharpe James and the challenger Cory Booker. Both men were black and Democrat. During the course of the campaign longtime mayor Sharpe James accused Booker of not only being a Republican, but a white elitist as well (Booker was light skinned whereas James was dark skinned). So that antagonism does exist within the black community, an antagonism based upon degrees of skin color.

    FYI, Booker later won the election for mayor of Newark in 2006.

  10. Clint Austin says:

    It would be foolish for Republicans to help Hank Johnson.

    First, he’s a Democrat and will vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker just as fast as McKinney.

    Second, why would we want to help Democrats remove the biggest PR headache that Mark Taylor and their party has to deal with?

  11. Mike Hassinger says:

    Clint-

    We want Cynthia out because she’s bad for all Americans, both black and white.

    And those of us who actually LIVE in the 4th district would like sane representation in Congress.

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