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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Cynthia McKinney has returned home looking for her old Congressional seat, and is willing to capsize incumbent Hank Johnson to get it   (ajc.com) divider line 52
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2012-04-23 10:19:36 AM  
McKinney declined to comment and ordered the reporter off the property.

That's good. The press likes that.
 
2012-04-23 10:19:41 AM  
FTA: Back in Atlanta, McKinney's associates in the Green Party - which she joined in 2007 after quitting the Democratic Party - have closed ranks in support.

Ralph Nader must be rolling in his grave...
 
2012-04-23 10:20:07 AM  
oh come ON!

/lives in this damned district
//briefly considered running myself
 
2012-04-23 10:20:08 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Vote McKinney... or she will cut you.
 
2012-04-23 10:21:44 AM  
As a former taxpayer and resident of her district, I can never use this one enough-

i96.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-23 10:27:09 AM  
batshiat crazy. democrats force them out, republicans venerate them.
 
2012-04-23 10:28:55 AM  

elvisaintdead: As a former taxpayer and resident of her district, I can never use this one enough-

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I like her. She's the only government representative I've ever had who sent a custom reply to any of my letters. She is the only representative I've ever had that once had a staff member call me regarding a letter I'd sent to ask follow-up questions.

I also like Hank Lewis, but I've been drawn out of that district. I'm in Tom Prices' district now. I don't know if you know anything about Tom Price or what your political beliefs are, but I honestly don't know why we don't have pictures of Tom Price with his eyes rolling around his head. In my opinion, he is so dishonest that he leaves behind all reality.
 
2012-04-23 10:29:02 AM  
This is definitive proof that both sides are bad, so you should counter by voting Republican.
 
2012-04-23 10:40:19 AM  
Lives in Hank Johnson's district now.

Would like ALMOST anyone to replace Hank Johnson. This excludes McKinney.
 
2012-04-23 10:42:37 AM  
Yea, how about no.
 
2012-04-23 10:48:52 AM  

Lunaville: elvisaintdead: As a former taxpayer and resident of her district, I can never use this one enough-

[i96.photobucket.com image 200x221]

I like her. She's the only government representative I've ever had who sent a custom reply to any of my letters. She is the only representative I've ever had that once had a staff member call me regarding a letter I'd sent to ask follow-up questions.

I also like Hank Lewis, but I've been drawn out of that district. I'm in Tom Prices' district now. I don't know if you know anything about Tom Price or what your political beliefs are, but I honestly don't know why we don't have pictures of Tom Price with his eyes rolling around his head. In my opinion, he is so dishonest that he leaves behind all reality.


She once got some immigration papers pushed through for a friend of mine. So that was nice.

The crazy Jew hating father doesn't do her any favors, but then she doesn't do herself any favors either.
 
2012-04-23 10:49:09 AM  
No. Just no.
 
2012-04-23 10:51:33 AM  
That district deserves her.
 
2012-04-23 10:54:02 AM  
Don't stick your dick vote in crazy.
 
2012-04-23 10:54:32 AM  
The name "Hank Johnson" sounds like the name of a porn star who insists on working solo.
 
2012-04-23 10:55:19 AM  

imontheinternet: Vote McKinney... or she will cut you.


No, that was her father who threatened to cut a fellow Georgia representative.
 
2012-04-23 10:56:09 AM  

The Bestest: oh come ON!

/lives in this damned district
//briefly considered running myself


I live in Decatur. Was so glad to see her gone. I doubt she's a threat running as a Green. She probably won't even get enough votes to give the Republican a chance.
 
2012-04-23 11:05:17 AM  

moos: Lives in Hank Johnson's district now.

Would like ALMOST anyone to replace Hank Johnson. This excludes McKinney.


Are you at all familiar with Hank Johnsons' voting record? Or, are you basing your opinion on "news" reports?
 
2012-04-23 11:08:30 AM  

Brubold: The Bestest: oh come ON!

/lives in this damned district
//briefly considered running myself

I live in Decatur. Was so glad to see her gone. I doubt she's a threat running as a Green. She probably won't even get enough votes to give the Republican a chance.


I mainly wanted to see Johnson challenged actually, but this is clearly not the answer.
 
2012-04-23 11:09:57 AM  
"The party had hoped with McKinney's name recognition to get at least 5% of the vote so the party would automatically be on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states. She got less than 1 percent of the vote."

LOLZ
 
2012-04-23 11:12:32 AM  

Brubold: The Bestest: oh come ON!

/lives in this damned district
//briefly considered running myself

I live in Decatur. Was so glad to see her gone. I doubt she's a threat running as a Green. She probably won't even get enough votes to give the Republican a chance.


I live in Decatur. There's a better chance of seeing an NRA sticker on a Subaru Outback in Decatur before a Republican winning that seat.
 
2012-04-23 11:17:12 AM  

Lunaville: Are you at all familiar with Hank Johnsons' voting record? Or, are you basing your opinion on "news" reports?


I actually -like- his voting record. My main problem with him is I don't think he advocates his positions well enough. Being a congressman is more than being a silent vote.
When I said I wanted to see him challenged (even if it meant doing it myself), I meant more that I wanted to get certain positions out there; not that I necessarily wanted to see him defeated. McKinney running (even if her chances are low) is not helping.

I wouldn't even count on her chances being that low. She still has a LOT of name recognition here, and not all negative, so yes, I DO have concerns she could potentially split the vote and allow a Republican within sniffing distance of the seat.
 
2012-04-23 11:17:56 AM  
Oh great. She's going to bring herself back into relevance.
 
2012-04-23 11:18:05 AM  

ComicBookGuy: "The party had hoped with McKinney's name recognition to get at least 5% of the vote so the party would automatically be on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states. She got less than 1 percent of the vote."

LOLZ


..because she wasn't on the ballot in a ton of states, including GA.
 
2012-04-23 11:19:25 AM  

ComicBookGuy: "The party had hoped with McKinney's name recognition to get at least 5% of the vote so the party would automatically be on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states. She got less than 1 percent of the vote."

LOLZ


It sounds funny in retrospect. However, had Hillary Clinton been the Democratic nominee, I would have voted for Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party.

I committed to voting for Barack Obama when Dennis Kucinich endorsed him.

I'd still like to see a Biden/Kucinich ticket. I suppose, now that she's with the Green Party, we couldn't have a Biden/McKinney ticket. I'm not sure that would work anyway.

I could maybe see McKinney on the presidential ticket again if she were balanced out with suitable partner ... maybe Andrew Bacevich. But then I don't think Bacevich is interested in running for office.

I would not want to see any real opposition to Biden from within the Democratic Party for 2016. As long as I'm fantasizing, maybe we could go 2012: Obama/Biden, 2016: Biden/Kucinich, 2020: Kucinich/Bacevich, 2024: Bacevich/McKinney, 2028: McKinney/Bender.
 
2012-04-23 11:21:53 AM  

The Bestest: Lunaville: Are you at all familiar with Hank Johnsons' voting record? Or, are you basing your opinion on "news" reports?

I actually -like- his voting record. My main problem with him is I don't think he advocates his positions well enough. Being a congressman is more than being a silent vote.
When I said I wanted to see him challenged (even if it meant doing it myself), I meant more that I wanted to get certain positions out there; not that I necessarily wanted to see him defeated. McKinney running (even if her chances are low) is not helping.

I wouldn't even count on her chances being that low. She still has a LOT of name recognition here, and not all negative, so yes, I DO have concerns she could potentially split the vote and allow a Republican within sniffing distance of the seat.


If you're thinking of running for an office, may I suggest that you start looking into the possibility of opposing Chambliss or Isakson?
I'd love to see us with at least one senator that falls somewhere between the Democrats and the Greens on the political spectrum.
 
2012-04-23 11:22:27 AM  

Lunaville:
Are you at all familiar with Hank Johnsons' voting record? Or, are you basing your opinion on "news" reports?


My opinion is based on what Hank Johnson says and does himself. He doesn't need the media to make it look bad, he's good at that on his own.
 
2012-04-23 11:25:16 AM  

WizardofToast: Oh great. She's going to bring herself back into relevance.


She actually hasn't been sitting on her butt. She's been engaged in some fairly meaningful and potentially dangerous peace work. What ever you might think of her positions, she has not shied from placing herself in harms' way in order to advocate for what she sincerely believes in.
 
2012-04-23 11:26:07 AM  

moos: Lunaville:
Are you at all familiar with Hank Johnsons' voting record? Or, are you basing your opinion on "news" reports?

My opinion is based on what Hank Johnson says and does himself. He doesn't need the media to make it look bad, he's good at that on his own.


Can you be more specific? provide examples?
 
2012-04-23 11:29:22 AM  

moos: Lunaville:
Are you at all familiar with Hank Johnsons' voting record? Or, are you basing your opinion on "news" reports?

My opinion is based on what Hank Johnson says and does himself. He doesn't need the media to make it look bad, he's good at that on his own.


This is exactly what I was talking about. He has a very poor public perception (though I would actually recommend you look up his record.. you may be surprised).

Lunaville: If you're thinking of running for an office, may I suggest that you start looking into the possibility of opposing Chambliss or Isakson?
I'd love to see us with at least one senator that falls somewhere between the Democrats and the Greens on the political spectrum.


Not a chance in hell. I'd get maybe 10% tops in a senatorial run.
 
2012-04-23 11:31:54 AM  

The Bestest: moos: Lunaville:
Are you at all familiar with Hank Johnsons' voting record? Or, are you basing your opinion on "news" reports?

My opinion is based on what Hank Johnson says and does himself. He doesn't need the media to make it look bad, he's good at that on his own.

This is exactly what I was talking about. He has a very poor public perception (though I would actually recommend you look up his record.. you may be surprised).

Lunaville: If you're thinking of running for an office, may I suggest that you start looking into the possibility of opposing Chambliss or Isakson?
I'd love to see us with at least one senator that falls somewhere between the Democrats and the Greens on the political spectrum.

Not a chance in hell. I'd get maybe 10% tops in a senatorial run.


You're winding me up. The curiosity is killing me.

That said, most people underestimate their own abilities and appeal to others. If you think you could get 10% of the vote, talk to some other people and see what they think you might garner. Just be careful to expand your research beyond your Mom, your wife, and your best friend since third grade.
 
2012-04-23 11:38:12 AM  

FlashHarry: batshiat crazy. democrats force them out, republicans venerate them.


So Democrats are the party of lockstep ideology whereas Republicans welcome different viewpoints?
 
2012-04-23 11:38:54 AM  

Lunaville: You're winding me up. The curiosity is killing me.

That said, most people underestimate their own abilities and appeal to others. If you think you could get 10% of the vote, talk to some other people and see what they think you might garner. Just be careful to expand your research beyond your Mom, your wife, and your best friend since third grade.


Appeal doesn't matter. a black atheist from New York is not winning a Senate seat in Georgia.
 
2012-04-23 11:44:32 AM  

The Bestest: Lunaville: You're winding me up. The curiosity is killing me.

That said, most people underestimate their own abilities and appeal to others. If you think you could get 10% of the vote, talk to some other people and see what they think you might garner. Just be careful to expand your research beyond your Mom, your wife, and your best friend since third grade.

Appeal doesn't matter. a black atheist from New York is not winning a Senate seat in Georgia.


Dear Nelly, no, not even if you could join with others to form an Autobot.

I feel it is a shame that we can't open our minds. Our bigotry certainly doesn't serve us well either locally or in Washington.
 
2012-04-23 11:48:27 AM  

Lunaville: moos: Lunaville:

Can you be more specific? provide examples?


Look up his voting record. Look up the transcripts of his town hall meetings. Look up his speeches and press releases. Read his website about his positions. I'm not going to do that stuff for you, and I'm not going to itemize my disagreements with his positions for your pleasure.

He has some history of dodging questions from his constituents about his positions by ignoring the question and using them as a springboard for party-line-esque platitudes pushing the position the way I'd expect a junior party member to (of either major party.) Examples of this can be found in his town hall meeting about the health care law. No, he's not the only one to behave like this. He wasn't the first, and won't be the last. That doesn't mean I have to like it out of my representative. I'd rather have someone who thinks for themselves and who can articulate and defend their positions better than he does (whatever those positions may be.)

To summarize, I'd rather have a representative that was a leader than a junior party member. And no, working your way up the party ladder isn't the only way to get there.

I have no idea what kind of person he is, and I've never met him personally. I don't care about that.
 
2012-04-23 11:53:31 AM  

moos: Lunaville: moos: Lunaville:

Can you be more specific? provide examples?

Look up his voting record. Look up the transcripts of his town hall meetings. Look up his speeches and press releases. Read his website about his positions. I'm not going to do that stuff for you, and I'm not going to itemize my disagreements with his positions for your pleasure.

He has some history of dodging questions from his constituents about his positions by ignoring the question and using them as a springboard for party-line-esque platitudes pushing the position the way I'd expect a junior party member to (of either major party.) Examples of this can be found in his town hall meeting about the health care law. No, he's not the only one to behave like this. He wasn't the first, and won't be the last. That doesn't mean I have to like it out of my representative. I'd rather have someone who thinks for themselves and who can articulate and defend their positions better than he does (whatever those positions may be.)

To summarize, I'd rather have a representative that was a leader than a junior party member. And no, working your way up the party ladder isn't the only way to get there.

I have no idea what kind of person he is, and I've never met him personally. I don't care about that.


I've never met him personally either. I'm not asking you if you'd have sex with the man. I want to know what you specifically don't like about his positions. I can't google the political opinions of Moos.

So, can you provide specific examples of votes cast or statements made by Johnson that you feel make him look bad, that is, that you disagree with?
 
2012-04-23 11:56:07 AM  
moos:
Yes, he has the charisma of a trained slug. That's precisely my problem with him as well. Not everyone can have the passion of an Anthony Weiner, but given the choice of a trained slug that votes in my favor versus anyone that votes against, I'll take the slug.
 
2012-04-23 12:21:14 PM  
Just when you think the right wing has the lock on DERP in this country, Cynthia
McKinney proves that there is just as much DERP on the other side of the
political spectrum.
 
2012-04-23 12:22:29 PM  

MasterThief: Don't stick your dick vote in crazy.


Every box of condoms should have McKinney's picture on it with the caption "DON'T STICK IT IN CRAZY!" underneath the picture.
 
2012-04-23 12:31:16 PM  
This thread is the most disappointing "political discussion" I've seen on FARK in a while.

I think I'd prefer to argue the merits of legalizing pot or prostitution. At least some folks are tossing around some ideas in those threads.
 
2012-04-23 12:41:05 PM  
Hank Johnson sounds soooooooooooooo 1980's gay porn.
 
2012-04-23 12:44:25 PM  
I stil remember the way she left office. Her and her staff cussing and screaming calling people racist. Such grace.
 
2012-04-23 12:55:31 PM  
I have decided that from now on, I'm only going to vote for insane people.

Course they're making it easy for me, because that's all that ever runs anymore.
 
2012-04-23 12:59:06 PM  

ComicBookGuy: "The party had hoped with McKinney's name recognition to get at least 5% of the vote so the party would automatically be on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states. She got less than 1 percent of the vote."

LOLZ


They got 1% because of her name recognition. They would have done better with an unknown.
 
2012-04-23 01:01:43 PM  
Hank Johnson is one of only two Buddhists in the house. He belongs to a sect called SGI, which is a Japanese sect regarded by many as a cult. I've encountered some SGI folks over the years. They're pretty crazy-pants. Seeing as how he succeeded McKinney, this seems fitting.
 
2012-04-23 01:01:45 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Just when you think the right wing has the lock on DERP in this country, Cynthia
McKinney proves that there is just as much occasional DERP on the other side of the
political spectrum.


Fixed for reality.
 
2012-04-23 01:19:50 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: DjangoStonereaver: Just when you think the right wing has the lock on DERP in this country, Cynthia
McKinney proves that there is just as much occasional DERP on the other side of the
political spectrum.

Fixed for reality.


Perhaps, but I truly believe there only seems to be more on the right side of
the aisle because they whine the loudest.
 
2012-04-23 01:21:16 PM  
I just love watching Democrats eat their own.
 
2012-04-23 02:11:38 PM  
mkinney would be a big improvement from hank.
he's such a halfwit that you are taking a risk just letting him near heavy machinery, nevermind a congressional seat.
give me the chick who smacks capital hill police officers over the dude who can't dress himself everyday of the week.
 
2012-04-23 03:35:23 PM  
Cynthia Cray Cray McKinney returns to the fightin' 4th on GA seeking her old seat as a Green after a dismal national performance in 2008?

Johnson will cream her and then maybe she'll just go away.

/Don't go back to Rockdale
//And waste another year.
 
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