McKinney’s Jewish problem.

July 27, 2006 21:48 pm

by Buzz Brockway · 3 comments

I’m not trying to turn Peach Pundit into anti-McKinney central, but the hits just keeps on coming.

Scott at Power Line reminds us of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney’s checkered past when it comes to the Jewish people. Power Line notes:

Cynthia McKinney, among others, didn’t vote on the resolution (HR 921 condemning Hezbollah). According to the New York Times, however, Ms. McKinney has made “a series of…incendiary, often racial comments.” As Professor Edward Alexander observed in 2004:

This is The New York Times’ delicate way of alluding to the stridently anti-Semitic character of McKinney’s 2002 campaign, in which “Jews” were repeatedly blamed for her faltering in the polls and for her eventual defeat. Her behavior did not deter House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, then the Democratic whip, from backing her to the hilt.

And this:

Professor Alexander omits from his discussion any mention of McKinney’s past support by Abdurahman Alamoudi, then-president of the American Muslin Council, who has pled guilty to being Muhammar Khadaffy’s bagman in connection with the plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. At the time of his support of McKinney in 2000, Alamoudi was well known as a supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah.

Professor Alexander also also omits any mention of the attribution by her father of McKinney’s then-upcoming defeat immediately before the Democratic primary in 2002 to “Jews, J-E-W-S.” That is a statement which McKinney never disavowed or otherwise commented upon.

Mojo July 27, 2006 at 10:07 pm

It isn’t all that surprising, many black Americans feel some type of…stereotypical antagonism towards the Jewish community. A friend, and coworker, of mine who is black is, subtely, anti-Israel and sides with the “Palestinians.” Surveys conducted by the ADL have found that blacks are 4 times more likely to be anti-Semitic than whites. Also, ADL in 2002 found that 38% of black Americans were anti-Semitic.Louis Farrakhan has called Judaism a “gutter religion” and denies the Holocaust. Jesse Jackson has referred to Jews as “Hymies.” Then, McKinney is also a left wing moonbat loon, and if you have lately taken a trek over the the sewage spill that is Daily Kos, you will find many, many tired anti-Semitic posts against Israel. So, McKinney is a black left wing moonbat loon, is it any surprise that she is anti-Semitic as well?

Bill Simon July 28, 2006 at 12:17 am

Sounds like you might be a racist, Mojo….Oh, wait, no…had I made a comment about Cynthia McKinney (or any other black politician), THAT would have made you call me a racist. My mistake.

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