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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Dignan v. Cynthia McKinney

Some jokes are too close to home.

For many years now, Rep. Cynthia McKinney has been viewed as a political joke, not just by Republicans but I believe by the average person in America. Michael Moore probably comes closest to Cynthia in sheer outlandish demogoguery. And he isn't an elected official.

Well, I'm not laughing. Cynthia is my representative.

Imagine having a representative in Congress who cares nothing about their constituents. Imagine your representative constantly being a target of mockery because of lunatic statements that would make great headlines at The Onion. Imagine having a virulent racist as your representative. Imagine having a representative who cared only about themselves.

I don't have to imagine these things. I have to live with this every day.

Cynthia McKinney is not unfit for her job because she is liberal. There are plenty of liberal Democrats in this country who serve their constituents well, even though I often disagree with their positions.

Cynthia McKinney is unfit for her job because she is a do-nothing demogogue whose apparent goal in life is self-promotion through race-baiting and conspiracy theories.

So I am throwing down the gauntlet.

Unless a better candidate appears, I will run for Congress against Cynthia. If I have to spend every day after work knocking on doors in my district for the next 20 years, I will do what it takes to defeat her. If I have to places calls to every person in this country asking for donations to the campaign, I will do it.

Of course I would rather not have to do it myself. I will happily support any candidate who stands a better chance than I. I don't really care if they are Democrat, Socialist, Green Party, or Communist. It is absolutely impossible to be worse than Cynthia. Heck, I'd even take Rev. Sharpton over Cynthia any day. At least he has a sense of humor.

So please folks. Come up with a viable candidate. Or I am going to have to file some papers soon.

Update: Thanks for the link Glenn! I'll get the campaign finance paperwork over to you for providing free coverage of my campaign.

Update: One of my commenters made an interesting remark about my past. Well, unlike many politicians, I have nothing to hide. I've actually written a post about my history in politics and have repudiated much of that youthful involvement.

Update: Here is some news on my next step.

Update: I'd like to retract my statement above claiming that Cynthia McKinney is a racist. I believe that it would be more accurate to charge McKinney with bigotry.