Sunday, 15 October 2006

Cynthia McKinney With A D_ck


Ken Berwitz

Cynthia McKinney is a deranged anti-semitic lunatic whom Democratic primary voters in her Georgia district consigned to what I hope to be permanent oblivion.  Of course they NOMINATED her a half-dozen times and the Democratic party ENDORSED her each of those times.  But we should be pleased that, however belatedly, the Democratic party rid istelf of her brand of hatred.


Or should we?


Have you ever heard the name Keith Ellison?  I bet most people haven't.  He is running for congress in a Minneapolis district where getting the Democratic nomination is winning the congressional seat.  And this sack of manure makes McKinney look like the head of the United Jewish Appeal by comparison.


Here's part of an article from the Weekly Standard outlining what Ellison brings to the table.  I urge you to read the entire article at to see the full extent of Ellison's sickness:


Ellison's Muslim faith has generated no controversy in the campaign. On the contrary, it has served to insulate aspects of his public record from close scrutiny in a city whose dominant news organ, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, is a paragon of political correctness. With the exception of columnist Katherine Kersten, the Star Tribune has scrupulously avoided examining Ellison's long train of troubling associations, foremost among them his ties to the Nation of Islam.


Ellison's record also includes a multitude of embarrassments of the traditional kind. He fell afoul of the IRS after failing to pay $25,000 in income taxes; he ignored fines that he had incurred for parking tickets and moving violations so numerous that his driver's license was suspended more times than he can remember; he was fined for willful violation of Minnesota's campaign finance reporting law. It amounts to a striking pattern of lawbreaking since he undertook the practice of law in 1990.

But it was the link to the Nation of Islam that stood as the most serious impediment to Ellison's primary campaign. He addressed it in a letter to the local chapter of the Jewish Community Relations Council following his endorsement by the DFL in May. In the letter, Ellison asserted that his involvement with the Nation of Islam had been limited to an 18-month period around the time of the Million Man March in 1995, that he had been unfamiliar with the Nation of Islam's anti-Semitic views during his in volvement with the group, and that he himself had never expressed such views. The Star Tribune has faithfully parroted these assertions as facts.


As a result, the three assertions have become the cornerstone of Ellison's campaign, securing him the support of prominent Minneapolis Jews and the endorsement of the Minneapolis-based American Jewish World newsweekly. Nevertheless, a little research reveals each one of them to be demonstrably false. Ellison's activities on behalf of the Nation of Islam continued well beyond any 18-month period, he was familiar with the Nation of Islam's anti-Semitic views, and he himself mouthed those views.


Ellison was born Catholic in Detroit. He states that he converted to Islam as an undergraduate at Wayne State University. As a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989-90, he wrote two columns for the Minnesota Daily under the name "Keith Hakim." In the first, Ellison refers to "Minister Louis Farrakhan," defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate. In the second, "Hakim" demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks. In February 1990, Ellison participated in sponsoring Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) to speak at the law school on the subject "Zionism: Imperialism, White Supremacy or Both?" Jewish law students met personally with Ellison and appealed to him not to sponsor the speech at the law school; he rejected their appeal, and, as anticipated, Ture gave a notoriously anti-Semitic speech.


Now that you know about Ellison, are you as outraged as I am that mainstream media are absolutely ignoring his candidacy?  I hope you are.


If that were a Republican running for congress, do you think they would let him get away with a fraction of this for even one nanosecond?  If so, I suggest you remind yourself of what they did with George Allen and his "macaca" comment.  And let's remember that this was one comment one time, using a word Allen quite possibly didn't even know to be offensive.


When it comes to Democratic candidates like this, mainstream media treats them as a protected species -- they will not "endanger" them by exposing who and what they are to voters. But if you are a voter who cares about candidates and issues,  a voter whose preferences go beyond party labels, those same media are doing you a grave unforgivable injustice.

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