Good news coming out of Georgia. Race-baiter and cop beater Cynthia McKinney is facing a runoff in order to keep her seat in the House of Representatives.
ATLANTA, Georgia (TIME) -- Cynthia McKinney's reputation on Capitol Hill and elsewhere may have taken some shots in recent months. But in her Georgia district, the congresswoman known for testing, if not betraying, decorum enjoys solid support as she heads into the July 18 Democratic primary -- the only election that much matters in her heavily Democratic district.
The stream of controversy following McKinney spiked this spring when she was charged with punching a cop who, failing to recognize the congresswoman, physically restrained her after she bypassed Capitol security. It's not the first time security has challenged her credentials -- recurring mistakes that the African-American representative calls racist. (A jury declined to indict her after hearing witness testimony from four congressional aides.)Getting rid of Cynthia McKinney would be a huge statement for the people of Georgia. It would send the message that they will no longer tolerate the sort of antics we've come to expect from an insane woman masking herself as a politican. The last straw being crying "racism!" after assaulting a Capitol police officer.
It is high time that we ignore efforts by liberal blacks to play the race card when they find themselves in hot water. This inappropriate playing of the race card is akin to the boy crying wolf: it reduces the visibility of actual racist incidents because Americans become desensitized to Blacks crying "Racism! Racism!" every time they find themselves in trouble. Having become an expert on crying wolf, it's time for voters to show Cynthia McKinney the door for good.