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Cynthia McKinney's Real Security


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After attending the press conference during which the Democratic party unveiled its new security plan, Cynthia McKinney (D - GA) got into a scuffle with Capitol police officer. Actually, she slapped him, apparently with her cell phone, after he stopped her because she wasn't wearing her pin identifying herself as a congresswoman.

So, when a Capitol police officer tries to implement reasonable security measures, Rep. McKinney throws a fit.

And the Dems ask us to trust them with America's national security.

Expose the Left has more.

Update: Drudge reports that Rep. McKinney will be arrested after the session ends today:

Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) punched a U.S. Capitol Police officer today after he mistakenly pursued her for failing to pass through a metal detector... The entire incident is on tape. The cop is pressing charges and the USCP are waiting until Congress adjourns to arrest her, a source claims... Developing...

Update II: A reader points to a news report which states that Rep. McKinney has issued a statement on the internet:

A statement attributed to McKinney has been released on the Internet, where she allegedly claims to have been harassed by Capitol Hill Police.

The statement's writer says that she has been harassed by white police officers she says do not recognize her due to her recently changed hairstyle.

"Do I have to contact the police every time I change my hairstyle? How do we account for the fact that when I wore my braids every day for 11 years, I still faced this problem, primarily from certain white police officers," the statement says.

The writer details the incident, saying, "I was rushing to my meeting when a white police officer yelled to me. He approached me, bodyblocked me, physically touching me. I used my arm to get him off of me. I told him not to touch me several times. He asked for my ID and I showed it to him. He then let me go and I proceeded to my meeting and I assume that the Police Officer resumed his duties. I have counseled with the Sergeant-at-Arms and Acting Assistant Chief Thompson several times before and counseled with them again on today's incident. I offered also to counsel with the offending police officer."

Regarding John Hawkins' post at Right Wing News: she chose option #4.

Update III: We have more on Rep. McKinney's statement:

"Earlier today I had an unfortunate confrontation with a Capitol Hill Police Officer. It is traditional protocol that Capitol Hill Police Officers secure 535 Members of Congress, including 100 Senators. It is the expectation of most Members of Congress that Capitol Hill Police officers know who they are. I was urgently trying to get to an important meeting on time to fulfill my obligations to my constituents. Unfortunately, the Police Officer did not recognize me as a Member of Congress and a confrontation ensued. I did not have on my Congressional pin but showed the Police Officer my Congressional ID.

"I know that Capitol Hill Police are securing our safety, that of thousands of others, and I appreciate the work that they do. I deeply regret that the incident occurred. I have demonstrated my support for them in the past and I continue to support them now."

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Comments (60)

You have got to be kidding.... (Below threshold)

You have got to be kidding. Slapped a police officer. Isn't that assault?

You KNOW what she'll say ne... (Below threshold)

You KNOW what she'll say next. *sigh*

knowing what stock dc cops ... (Below threshold)
bill metzger:

knowing what stock dc cops are made of, the officer likely made a racist and/or mysoginistic comment - and that's why he got slapped. he got off better than if he were charged with a hate crime (which is what he probably deserves), i'd wager.

<a href="http://futurist.ty... (Below threshold)
Metzger,Capitol Poli... (Below threshold)

Capitol Police are not DC cops.
They are a seperate entity, not in any way connected to the city of DC, aside from the fact that their jurisdiction is within the city limits (but only on capitol grounds)

Slapped a police officer? S... (Below threshold)

Slapped a police officer? Shouldn't she be doing the perp walk about now? That's how it works for the rest of us. Too had they didn't mace her and THEN taser her.

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Seems like this is a little... (Below threshold)

Seems like this is a little nit picky. sounds too much like what the whiney left wingers would yell about.

Pinball, Slap a... (Below threshold)

Slap a Police officer for doing his job is no big deal?? Sounds like you've been hit with a few flippers too many.

knowing what stock dc co... (Below threshold)

knowing what stock dc cops are made of, the officer likely made a racist and/or mysoginistic comment - and that's why he got slapped. he got off better than if he were charged with a hate crime (which is what he probably deserves), i'd wager.

Wholly Cow, are you kidding me? Talk about flippin' indicting the victim WITH NO PROOF.

Liberals always circle the wagons of their crooks with the most twisted crap they can come up with to do it.

If what Drudge is reporting... (Below threshold)

If what Drudge is reporting is true, oh what fun it's going to be to see her get arrested!!!!

I can't wait to see that!! High-comedy. So how many times are we going to here about how race played a role in this. Hell, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will be fighting each other to get to talk on all the news shows. This is going to be great!

Wholly Cow, are you kidd... (Below threshold)
bill metzger:

Wholly Cow, are you kidding me? Talk about flippin' indicting the victim WITH NO PROOF.

everyone knows that cops become cops precisely because cops legally get to kick ass on the poor, minorities, women and the LGBT community. god forbid any of those groups defend themselves against the nauseating racism, sexism, violence, etc. inherent in the system.

400 years of such racism is proof enough. google is your friend.

I call BS on bill metzger. ... (Below threshold)

I call BS on bill metzger. If you're going to impersonate a liberal you need to be less obvious.

Gee, why is it taking so lo... (Below threshold)

Gee, why is it taking so long for McKinney to comment?

Is David Gregory and the entire White House Press Corp coming unglued at the 8 hour gap?

And I'm also going to savor all the irony of the fist pounding, hand wringing, baseless accusations over Cheney's accident vs. Cynthia McKinney's utter disregard for security, lack of respect for police, intentional violence and elitism.

Wonder how long it'll take ... (Below threshold)

Wonder how long it'll take McKinney to play the race card? Or start Jew-bashing, as she did when she lost her seat last time?

More seriously, it's the pa... (Below threshold)

More seriously, it's the particular responsibility of people like her to not just be civil to what amount to her servants but to cooperate with the job that she asks them to do. This idea that the rules don't apply to some is completely bogus. And quite frankly, congress persons should not only go through security but should make a *point* of going through security.

I know it won't happen but it's one of the basic tenets of leadership to lead by example. If you take security seriously and *show* you take security seriously then everyone under you will take it seriously too.

If you're just to important to be bothered, then what you can't be bothered with must not be important.

While I am glad to know she... (Below threshold)

While I am glad to know she will be held accountable, how sad is it that many of our elected officials don't know how to be "civil" civil servants. It used to be considered an honor to get elected to Capitol Hill. Now more often than not they act like they not only deserve their positions but demand even more special treatment.

Slapping an officer? The gall.

That's an excellent point S... (Below threshold)

That's an excellent point Synova. Well-stated.

Of course, that is exactly what McKinney should say when she finally does speak, but there is no way we'll get a humble apology from this egotistical woman.

Shouldn't she be ... (Below threshold)
Shouldn't she be doing the perp walk about now?

The house has rules on this and that is a good thing. If they allowed members to be arrested at any time then someone could acuse a house member of a crime for the sole purpose of having them arrested before they could debate or vote on some matter. That is a tactic used in other countries with less freedom and it was common for some Kings in England.

It is repeatedly amazing to... (Below threshold)

It is repeatedly amazing to me how, if you wait long enough (which usually isn't to long), a certain political party will shoot itself in the foot or ass without a single response being necessary.

I bet they try to keep the session open for as long as possible to avoid this hitting the West Coast 6 o'clock news.

Kinda interesting that this... (Below threshold)

Kinda interesting that this fits hand in glove on Drudge's page with the "ferocious" housecat in Fairfield CT, terrorizing local residents...

Update from the following l... (Below threshold)

Update from the following link


"A statement attributed to McKinney has been released on the Internet, where she allegedly claims to have been harassed by Capitol Hill Police.

The statement's writer says that she has been harassed by white police officers she says do not recognize her due to her recently changed hairstyle.

"Do I have to contact the police every time I change my hairstyle? How do we account for the fact that when I wore my braids every day for 11 years, I still faced this problem, primarily from certain white police officers," the statement says.

The writer details the incident, saying, "I was rushing to my meeting when a white police officer yelled to me. He approached me, bodyblocked me, physically touching me. I used my arm to get him off of me. I told him not to touch me several times. He asked for my ID and I showed it to him. He then let me go and I proceeded to my meeting and I assume that the Police Officer resumed his duties. I have counseled with the Sergeant-at-Arms and Acting Assistant Chief Thompson several times before and counseled with them again on today's incident. I offered also to counsel with the offending police officer."

How long did that take??

Hey, search for utopia, I'm... (Below threshold)

Hey, search for utopia, I'm not going to register on your blog to comment but the answer to your question is in my comment above.

Miss Cynthia is obviously not someone who understands nor takes sercurity seriously.

Grab your popcorn and watch... (Below threshold)

Grab your popcorn and watch the Cynthia McKinney highlight video clips:

FL 2000: was "a scheme that was cooked in a backroom by rich and powerful white people"


DEFENSE: "we need sanctions against Halliburton", we "still don't tell us the whole story about what happened exactly on September 11" (implying Bush/Halliburton conspiracy), Iraq is not being rebuilt - "they have no infrastructure, they have no water, they have no electricity."


DEFENSE: "we darn had to do what we had to do today to take it to the streets, to fight this administration's War Machine", "we already had some of these crazy, stupid votes...targeting Iran..", "when they (Bush/oil companies) finish with the Middle East, then they're gonna go to China and Russia", "it's being waged for a small clique of people who are making a ton of money off of war!"


MILITARY RECRUITMENT: "we also need to be in these schools, teaching the juniors and the seniors about making sure they fill out the [Selective Service] forms so that they can document their conscientious objector status now


A member of Congress discouraging kids from enlisting? Rich and powerful white people conspired to steal the FL 2000 election? War in the Middle East was not to combat terror, but a scam for corporate profits? Iraq is not being rebuilt? How can a person like this be elected to Congress? Have the Democrats no shame?

I don't believe she can be ... (Below threshold)

I don't believe she can be arrested, under current law.

topsecretk9 wrote (M... (Below threshold)

topsecretk9 wrote (March 29, 2006 08:01 PM):

Is David Gregory and the entire White House Press Corp coming unglued at the 8 hour gap?

I wouldn't hold my breath...

The media will have to scramble to keep this from pushing the dem's new and improved national security agenda off the front page. It'll be hard for them to do. A member of Congress shoving a cop, they could probably hush up pretty well. I note that Kerry mouthing off that a Secret Service agent shoved him didn't get much play in the MSM, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has quite a rep for bad behavior in public that doesn't get much coverage.

But McKinney - unless Pelosi or SOMEBODY can get to her and convince her to STFU - will play the race card and the media will go after it like hungry trout after a mayfly. Racist cops shoving a black female member of Congress??? STOP THE PRESSES!

I wonder if somebody will ask San Fran Nan if Rep. McKinney should resign? Or press McKinney on whether or not she thinks that she's become a liability to her party and should step down?

I don't believe sh... (Below threshold)
I don't believe she can be arrested, under current law.

That's nice. I believed in the tooth fairy from the ages of 4 to 6, but it didn't make her any more real.

In reference to Jay Tea<... (Below threshold)

In reference to Jay Tea's post (March 25, 2006 05:00 AM) about being a spin doctor:


Imagine that you work for McKinney or the House democrat caucus. How would you spin this event to keep it off the front page?

A) Ignore it and hope it goes away.

B) Quietly point out to the media that there aren't many black members of Congress, and there's just no sense in damaging the reputation of a black Congresswoman over a trifling little incident. Then let them bury the story. It worked with Carol Mosely Braun and some nasty questions about Social Security fraud...

C) Claim that the reports are incorrect. Nothing to see here... Move along...

D) Promise to hold an investigation that will either never happen, or will find "a disturbing pattern" of racism among the Capitol police in general and the officer who "confronted" McKinney in particular.

E) Other

Were it not for Jimmy Carte... (Below threshold)
Bat One:

Were it not for Jimmy Carter, Ms. McKinney, with her over-sized mouth and her under-sized brain, would easily qualify as the Stat of Georgia' most noxious living embarassment.

"knowing what stock dc cops... (Below threshold)

"knowing what stock dc cops are made of, the officer likely made a racist and/or mysoginistic comment - and that's why he got slapped. he got off better than if he were charged with a hate crime (which is what he probably deserves), i'd wager."

1. What stock?? You mean, like, chicken or beef?
2. dc cops? (a) very predominently black force (like the rest of the city government), and (b) NOT in charge of federal buildings.
3. Hate crime? For what? NOT making the racist/mysogynistic comments that you've conveniently put in his mouth, even after having the opportunity to read McKinney's account (ooooo unless she forgot to tell us that)??

That could quite possibly be the most ignorant comment I've ever read at Wizbang.

a) By the "statement" she i... (Below threshold)

a) By the "statement" she issued, it appears she's had to "counsel" with the Sergeant at Arms and other officers before. I'd love to see the blotter on all those incidents and see what the pattern is...

b) JR had it right about no apology and arrogant

c) counting down to Jesse et Al weighing in [OK so I am heavy with puns tonight] 3... 2... 1...

You folks are getting way t... (Below threshold)

You folks are getting way too excited. Nothing will ever come of this... except maybe the cop, who is white (which the media and their like will not be able to emphasize enough in the coming days), will be determined to be a white supremacist/racist because of some Hank Jr. cd's purchased in 1981 and credible witness accounts that reportedly heard him say "the n word" on at least one occasion. McKinney is a no fear communist who has no concept of the truth. There are no limits on how low she will go to make this a racial issue. As I write this, there is a committee of bloodsucking moonbats meeting in some dark room with strategizing on how do devour this fresh meat on their plate ... I feel for the cop, because he is about to be hit by one big sh** storm. That's going to be the story in the coming days.

Dems seem to have a history... (Below threshold)

Dems seem to have a history of this. Remember when Congressman Patrick Kennedy assaulted a (black!) airport security guard? I think there was a monetary settlement that made that go away.

If the cop gets hit with th... (Below threshold)

If the cop gets hit with this, the other cops should refuse to work. It's an appropriate response.

It's beyond unreasonable to expect them to do their jobs when they aren't allowed to stop people they don't recognize. I'd love to see some labor solidarity on this.

(And if security is reasonably expected to personally recognize each and every member of Congress... what the heck are the lapel pins supposed to be for?)

No, this isn't a BIG story. It's just an unfortunately typical story.

I'd love to see her try thi... (Below threshold)

I'd love to see her try this approach at a military checkpoint (or Langley, as if they'd let her near there).

She has no clue as to what security is all about.

Say, wasn't this related to a presentation of a Security Plan for our nation? Betcha that makes folks feel a lot safer...

I actually live in her dist... (Below threshold)

I actually live in her district. She's just as racist as this county's CEO and every other race-baiting politician from the south. Her problem is always the white man. Once she gets past herself, she may actaully begin helping people. Until then, her ineffectiveness (and insanity) will be the boogey man's fault.

Hey Cynthia, identity politics and scapegoating the white man for your shortcomings went out with hairsprayed bangs and jelly bracelets. The only person worried about your blackness is you.

I don't deny that minoritie... (Below threshold)

I don't deny that minorities often are targeted for harassment, but that doesn't make it ok to act like you're above the rules, assault someone, and then play the race card.


Hrmm. You know, I t... (Below threshold)
Tim in PA:

Hrmm. You know, I think we've found Nagin's soul mate.

Actually, epador, it would ... (Below threshold)

Actually, epador, it would probably work just fine for a military checkpoint or gate. If the poor guards are lucky her escort will be on the ball and give them prior warning that she's on the way. If they are unlucky there will be a bad scene with the poor guard at the bottom, bowing and scraping and profuse apologies from higher ups with maybe a secret and low voiced "Don't worry about it, son." as the princess goes on her merry way, unaware that she wasn't in the right all along.

Because Congress persons are special.

I was told a story, and I believe it, about an Admiral made to apologize to a seaman by the Captain of a aircraft carrier because the Admiral didn't obey the seaman in charge of the flight deck. If I remember right, the enlisted fellow physically enforced his direction on the Admiral, as in putting him face down on the deck.

The reason I believe the story is because it's consistant with my training, and stories my brother told me about Army training. They *always* put some guy on a guard post and send an officer to try to get past it. When I was training to handle classified message traffic I was prepared to say "no" to any General. You never *never* let yourself get bullied but the thing is, it's just not going to happen anyhow because who'd be that unprofessional? And the *proper* reaction by the high and mighty after you've inconvienienced them by doing your job correctly is commendation for a job well done.

But civilian authorities? They can bring down a world of hurt (which is why if you *really* want to piss off your commander you write letters to Congress persons) and none of the rules apply to them. So the only thing you *can* do is suck it up and smile.

There is video of the occur... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

There is video of the occurrence...

Must... see... video...

Anyone got a taser handy for Ms.McKinney?

Wait until this weekend and... (Below threshold)
Charles Bannerman:

Wait until this weekend and the airwaves will be full of McKinney along with Reverends Jackson and Sharpton stirring the racial pot. Represenative Conyers and the gravel voiced black NY congressman(can't remember his name) might join in.

Next week you will see sporadic marches in support of Ms. McKinney in her joust against whitey.

That poor cop will be villified, drawn & quartered and probably fired because of a bitch who has a huge racial chip on her shoulder.

God, help us all.

Guys, this is a simple misu... (Below threshold)

Guys, this is a simple misunderstanding. She heard that democrats plan to get "tough on national security" and thought they meant democrats plan to get "tough WITH national security." A staffer must've read the plan to her incorrectly.

"I offered also to counsel ... (Below threshold)

"I offered also to counsel with the offending police officer."

Right this way, Your Magesty. . .


This is embarrassingly path... (Below threshold)

This is embarrassingly pathetic for whoever voted for this ghetto mama, if this were a republican that had done this it would be non-stop wall to wall coverage on the lib networks calling for resignation and impeachment of Bush cause He,s white too ! Hypocrites

I think that we should let ... (Below threshold)
Guy Stieglitz:

I think that we should let the police investigate. However, I think that even if the officer made a mistake, there is never a reason to strike an officer. If the officer was in the wrong, she should've complied and then filed a complaint, not lash out. I think this shows her character. In the end the tape will tell the tale and I hope a jury of 12 will decide.

Ms. Mckinney is nothing but... (Below threshold)

Ms. Mckinney is nothing but a racist herself. She HATES any person white, hispanic, jewish, etc. She is the classic pot calling the kettle black. She should be called out and severely reprimanded. She is a terrible representative, I know, being from Georgia. This woman has never worked a hard day in her life and is now trying to play a race card when she is the only racist involved in this incident. Name one good thing she has done since going to Congress? If not for the racially inbalanced districts in Georgia, setup for racial reasons, she could not get elected to a kindergarten court. She is a joke.

Response to former ... (Below threshold)
George Boston Rhynes:

Response to former Slate Staffer Chris Suellentrop, ww.slate.com,

Your comments on 29 March 2006 about Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney confrontation with a security guard in Washington DC, shows the negative nature some Americans exhibit when a Black African American with guts, in-depth knowledge, love of country, culture, and people thinks outside the box of traditional incarceration.

Congresswoman McKinney is a shero and outstanding American in her own time and the undue criticism will never change that fact. The more people thrust undue criticism at her. The deeper we fall in love with her, and support her.

It is routine for certain Americans to speak ill of our most honored Black Leaders. The Rev. Martin L. King Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, Harret Tubman etc., was all criticized while they lived. But they became famous after Blacks and others fought and died to get their names in America History books.

Here in Lowndes County Georgia more than twelve American Citizens have died in or surrounding the Lowndes County jail for whatever reason. 1 Willie McFarland, age 38, 2 Willie Lee Gaye, age 39, died 23 October 1995, 3 Willie James Williams, age 49, died 2 September 1998, 4 Ronzie �Sonny� Graham, age 48, died 13 July 2000, 5 Rosemary King, age 40, died 20 July 2001, 6 Richard William Oakley, age 27, died April 2002. 7 Sandra J. Wallace, age 39, died 31 August 2002, 8 Lisa Sanders, age 38, died 2003, 9 John Henry Dejonghe, age 49, died 21 June 2004, 10 Amaruy Quinones, age 34, died 2 September 2005, and 11 Esavious Wright, age 29, died, 16 February 2006. and 12. Bobby Stanford, age 55, died 23 March about 1:15 a.m. for whatever reason.

(Inmates told community leaders on 5 May 2005 that even more inmates have died but never reported to the general public) However, there has been no real investigative reporting into this continuing problem in Lowndes County Georgia.

Without people like the Honorable Cynthia McKinney some Americans would be without hope. But we know that our beautiful, strong, bold, courageous, congresswoman is the caliber of person who takes on such challenges regardless of the ill rains that blow her way.

Moreover, this is why both Black and White Americans respect her courage, image, and intrepidity in combat. So be it known, that when you criticize our beautiful ambassador. You are only doing what we expect and the struggle continues in strength and beauty!

U.S. Air Force Retired (Active Duty Veteran)
Valdosta, Georgia

Did you all know that Cynth... (Below threshold)

Did you all know that Cynthia McKinney always refuses to wear her lapel pin. This is not the first time she has done this. There are thousands of people who come in and out of the Capitol buildings every day. Those lapel pins are important because they help the capitol police officers identify who is a Member and who is not. Yet, she refuses to wear the pin. Being a former staff member myself, I can tell you that those capitol officers are not racially profiling or "racist" but are in fact doing their job by preventing weapons and explosives from being brought into the Capitol and making sure that no one passes security until cleared. Cynthia McKinney is lucky that members of congress even get this privilege to bypass security. Otherwise they would have to take the five seconds it takes to go through the medal detectors like everyone else.

That officer is just trying to do his job and PROTECT THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. How crazy is it that she can slap him and maybe get away with it! If you were told to stop on the street by an officer of the law and you didn't, the officer would use some sort of force to stop you and give you a ticket for not listening to him or her. Ms. McKinney not only didn't stop when told but assaulted the officer! That is outrageous and that behavior should not be tolerated and she should be arrested and thrown in jail. If this was done by a republican member it would be all over the press and everyone would be calling for his or her resignation.

I hope the right thing is done and U.S. Attorney's office presses charges.

GEORGE RHYNES-... (Below threshold)


Stop! HAAAHAAAAAHHAAA Stop!!! I can't breathe!!!!

HEeEEEE.....That was the funniest comment I have ever read. God, youre good. You are one funny dude.

"Roots" Three, the story of... (Below threshold)

"Roots" Three, the story of Cynthia Mckinney's odyssey from corn row braid to modified afro.

I have been with the U.S. C... (Below threshold)

I have been with the U.S. Capitol police for over 20 years. I have stopped many members of Congress at the check points. Most members are supportive some are not. Ms. McKinney has never been a problem with me but she has been a problem for not only the police but her staff. The police have to be right 100 percent of the time when they allow people to enter the Capitol. If we have doubt of who you are we will stop you no matter your status. Ms McKinney has not changed that fact. The Capitol police take great pride in protecting the U.S. Capitol, one of the greatest symbols of freedom in the world and the people who work and visit the Capitol complex.

We are living in the inform... (Below threshold)

We are living in the information age and God knows it is needed at this hour. Therefore, I omitted the article from which I referred to in a previous post.

I am adding the following for a better understanding of my comments.

www.slate.com/Chris Suellentrop,
www.geocities.com/altpptla/pTribunal/index.html/Jail deaths, inhumane, unsanitary conditions, and alleged abuse. Peace!

George... You are in need o... (Below threshold)

George... You are in need of a serious reality check. This woman, of my race as well, has given us a bad name. She has struck an officer of the law in a capital building. She is pulling the race card, and now apologizing for her ridiculous actions in order to gain some level of sympathy back. She is a moron in my opinion. I am ashamed that she is trying to represent my race. I am ashamed that she is trying to pass bills like "making Tupac's life and death story" public record. It should be a sin to waste my tax money on that preposterous mess.

I think she is just one of those angry black women that continue to look for trouble. She has ruined her career and has made the path harder for our race to attain office. These types of ludicrous actions are exactly the reason why Jesse Jackson will never be president. Not enough of America relates to him, he has little true credibility in the public eye.

She is yet another of our jaded race that just wants to be angry at something and cry wolf. If she really wanted to represent us, she would have wore her pin, followed the officer's instructions, and did everything in her power to ensure she stays in power and acts as a voice for GA. Unfortunately, her selfish pride got in the way now she's lost integrity and most likely her job.

Process Engineer
"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
-Ettiene De Grellet

Phil, I thank you for your ... (Below threshold)
George Rhynes:

Phil, I thank you for your words and opinion. "These types of ludicrous actions are exactly the reason why Jesse Jackson will never be president. Not enough of America relates to him, he has little true credibility in the public eye."

Your words about Jesse Jackson are the same as those directed towards the Honorable Rev. Martin L. King Jr., practiccally all of his adult life. As he lived, struggled, sufered, fought, and ultimately died while attempting to improve America's image around the world.

If Congreswoman Mckinney was the only authorized person to pass the checkpoint in recent history without wearing their lapel pin. Then the DC Police Officers have been doing an outstanding job, and should be commended. And Ms McKinney sould be reprimanded.

However, if this has been an ongoing problem for DC Police. Then the DC police should have resolved this problem years ago, and a strict policy should have been a matter of record.

It is my belief that other authorized persons have done the same thing, and this could have been routine practice.

However, in truth I must admit I was not there and hope fairness, equality, and justice prevail in the end. Therefore, when truth comes falsehood must vanish, and falsehood is forever a vanishing thing in the minds of those who seek truth.

PS. I greatly appreciate your comments! Moreover, I respect the officer for doing his job. Maybe now, the problem at the checkpoint can be resolved for all who enter the campus, and a policy put inplace that is applicable to all. Peace!

G...Martin Luther Ki... (Below threshold)

Martin Luther King, again, in my opinion, would never strike an officer. She struck an officer of the law. Regardless of how bad the process is we are still entitled to follow the laws of the land. She broke the law. She should pay. She is dedicated to help promote, represent and pass laws. We should she be exempt from those same laws.
Now, I am sure that the other members of the house will be required to 1. Wear their badges at ALL times. 2. Walk through the security gate regardless of who they are. This is all due to someone abusesing their privledge. Now the capital police will be forced to make it fair for all.

I am not sure why this is being turned into a black history lesson, as it is about someone striking an officer of the law.

I believe she should be flo... (Below threshold)
Granny Clyde:

I believe she should be flogged publicly, as she has clearly overstepped her bounds she needs to be made an example of. We should do that with flogging or stoning. She is teaching our youth that it is acceptable to strike a police officer, pull the race card and slander the law. Furthermore, this wench refuses to see it from any other perspective either than her own.

I say cut off her foot or hand, and teach her a lesson. She is in a public office, what does that say about the character of our appointed house of representative members? Not much. A public flogging is called for here; there is no doubt about it. If the tables were turned and a Caucasian woman struck a black officer, she would be the first one to say "guilty" at the trial. She would be pushing for capital punishment.

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George Rhynes:

Thanks to all opinions and views. Let us all overstand that Rev. Martin L. King Jr., said before his death.

As he saw the reversal on civil and human rights. "I am afraid that I have led my people into a burning house." It has been said that he recommended that we all become firemen in love.

But I believe Rev. King did his best for our Republic. Phil, I appreciate your posts. Peace!

"Martin Luther King...would... (Below threshold)

"Martin Luther King...would never strike an officer" Phil, that's why I supported Malcolm X and not Martin. The good Reverend should have struck those police officers that were beating the s**t out of him

Free Cnthia McKinney!!!

I was present when Ms. McKi... (Below threshold)

I was present when Ms. McKinney was going up the steps of the U.S. Capitol for a vote and to apologize for the incident, which I am am still trying to figure out who she apologized to. The press swarmed her. Her staff and the security guard posing as a police officer formed a protective bubble around her. After she entered the building the press gathered on the sidewalk for her exit from the building. What I found humorous was Mr. Delay walked through the same gaggle of press shortly afterwards and not one of them raised a camera or question. Mr. Delay actually stayed in the area talking to anyone who would listen and not one member of the press gave him a second glance. Mr. Delay eventually gave up and went inside the Capitol building. Ms. McKinney is a distraction to her party. She needs to realize that the America people are tired of the people that are nasty to the ones that are try to help them, ie.. police, waiters, clerks, etc...Ms. McKinney has her case in front of the grand jury which will look at the letter of the law to determine if she broke any law by striking the police officer. The very least that can happen to her is the embarrassment she has placed on herself, her party and her race.

good riddance to cynthia mc... (Below threshold)

good riddance to cynthia mckinney

Sent to [email protected] (Below threshold)
Unlucky constituent:

Sent to [email protected]

Dear Cynthia,

I just want to know if I can help in any way, to ensure that you never win office again? I have had to endure the misfortune of being one of your constituents for far too long. Thankfully, your reign of idiocy is at an end! However, I must admit that I was tempted to begin a campaign "Republicans for McKinney" to help you keep your office. I knew that as long as you remained my representative that there was no real threat for you to cause any harm to my way of life. In order to be a force on the Hill you need to:

A) Wear your congressional pin at all times
B) Be taken seriously by your peers

Fortunately, you failed in both areas. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I was truly enamored by the way you would callously hurl the word racism into the fray. On behalf of Anglo-European-Americans everywhere, I would like to apologize for any treatment that you may have received that exonerates you from the consequences of your own decisions. I do have one final request; before you are forgotten, is there any way you can teach me how to punch other people without getting arrested?

I salute you Cynthia, on your way out of office! Thank you for treating us, your loyal constituents, only slightly worse than you treated Coz Carson.

Dancing to the polls,

(My Name Here)

P.S. Please ask your father how the J-E-W-S are doing for me would you?






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