Saturday, December 08, 2007

Mckinney Makes Green Party Presidential Bid

I wouldn't of brought this up except Richard Marks stopped by the house yesterday. During our conversation I mentioned that I'd recently read on the Third Party Watch blog, former democratic congressbabe, Cynthia Mckinney, was looking at running for president on the Green Party ticket.

Those of you at least vaguely familiar with Mckinney will know she's known as being to the far, if not fringe, Left. The most recent headlines I recall regarding her were when she slapped some cop during a confrontation at a security checkpoint while entering a congressional building.

Some are scoffing at any sort of libertarian/ green alliance for this run but, as libertarian blogger, Tom Knapp, points out:
According to Freedom Democrats, McKinney voted with Ron Paul 80% of the time on key civil liberties issues—more than any Republican, and more than any Democrat except for Barney Frank.

It will be interesting to see how far Mckinney makes it with this run, assuming she follows through with it.


At 8:48 AM, Blogger Hank Sims said...

When I saw the headline I thought it was going to be about Mel McKinney.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Cynthia McKinney is the daughter part of a father daughter team from DeKalb county in the Atlanta area. The local black majority here finally became fed up with their rabid racist, anti white ravings and tossed them out of their elected (county commission and congress) jobs. She is really not "green" but is clever enough to see the Marxist policies of the Green party as a means to remain in the spotlight.

On October 7, 2007 she attended the Impeach IV rally in Berkeley where she schmoozed with Cindy Sheehan and passed the collection plate for her Green Party candidacy. Zombitime has lots of photos here. Cynthia has much better teeth than Cindy and is therefore probably more electable. Other than a few journalists she was probably the only black person in attendance.

Her Marxist positions are really only a cover for her rabid anti white racism and would probably change if she ever achieved real power. For now she has some support in the far leftist community which would include some in the Arcata and Humboldt county areas.

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

That might all well be true, Leonidas, as I alluded to her as somewhat of a "hard left, or fringe, Lefty...", myself. Nonetheless, she seems to have voted alongside Ron Paul more than anyone else in the House, other than Barney Frank, in some areas. That's a surprise to me, but says she must have something positive within her (not that I'd be likely to ever vote for her).

At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you refer to a Congesswoman as a "congressbabe." ? Your sexism invalidates your other opinions. Still waiting for an answer.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"Why do you refer to a Congesswoman as a "congressbabe.".

Because I feel like.

At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I guess that says it all. So long, Fred

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Ok, bye. Glad you came by to show how stuffed up the politically correct lefties are.

I hate men, too. I often refer to Mike Thompson, our congressional rep, as the congressdude, or some such.

Your visit was quite welcome. Let's see if any other lefties agree with you.

At 4:06 PM, Blogger Shane Brinton said...

ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ makes some good points. I too think that she might be more of a radical black nationalist than a traditional leftist. Having the New Black Panther Party on her security detail made me suspicious. It's an anti-semitic, anti-white organization that has been rejected by members of the original Black Panther Party. Her father is also a known anti-Semite who has publicly blamed Jews for one of his daughter's election defeats.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger mresquan said...

I am so pissed Fred.As a matter of fact I will now start believing that there is a hell,just so I can imagine you ending up there.

At 4:49 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Pissed about what?


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