August 9, 2006, - 10:49 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Well, the voters of Georgia’s 4th Congressional District finally saw the light . . . for the second time.
Back in 2001, just after the 9/11 attacks, I was among the first to shed the light on the loony Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney a/k/a “Jihad Cindy” (“Jihad Cindy #2” is Cindy Sheehan).
She whined when New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani valiantly refused to accept a $10 million bribe from Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal with anti-Israel strings attached. She sent a silly letter to the inbred Prince claiming that a Black child born in America has a worse life than one born in Afghanistan under the Taliban.
But I remembered Jihad Cindy from when she first ran for Congress in 1996–against my friend, Republican John Mitnick, now a Legal Counsel to the President at the White House. John is Jewish, and that was the first incident of McKinney’s anti-Semitic comments and hatred. Still, Democrats and liberals embraced her.
I remembered her from the U.N. World Conference on Racism during the Clinton Administration, during which she attacked America (while she was in Africa). Predictably, Democrats and liberals still embraced her.
But her increasingly wacked out statements and bizarro conduct–including exploration of 9/11 conspiracy theories–got even the yes-men (and women) voters in her district to notice. And they broomed her out in 2002–for the first time. She was backed by Calypso Louie Farrakhan, and her father blamed it on the “J-E-W-S.”
But voters made the mistake of bringing Jihad Cindy back to the House in 2004 for another go-round at being the biggest clown in the Congressional circus. And she did not disappoint, accosting a Capitol Hill cop for doing his job.
While this is one J-E-W who will not be sorry to see her go, unlike the others I’m not celebrating too loudly. She was broomed out, once before . . . and returned like an ever-growing weed. And she may be back again.
One thing is certain on the far-left in Washington. Fat lady McKinney may have sung (literally), but wacked out Democratic cats truly have nine lives. Don’t count her out just yet. Like Jason, Alien, Predator, and Freddy Kruger, she might just be back very soon.
More of my work on Jihad Cindy’s ongoing shenanigans here.
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