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Offlinewingnutx
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McKinney accepts position at Cornell
    #1837267 - 08/21/03 02:44 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

McKinney accepts position at Cornell

By BEN SMITH
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Cynthia McKinney, the feisty former 4th District congresswoman, is headed for the Ivy League.

Officials at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., confirmed that McKinney has been named a visiting professor at the institution. Under her contract, she will serve as a guest lecturer for three years, beginning this fall.

"Cynthia McKinney is a person of considerable achievement in the political sphere," said Porus Olpadwala, dean of Cornell's School of Architecture, Art and Planning, who served as chairman of the 13-member faculty committee that selected McKinney for the part-time professorship.

"She is an internationally renowned advocate for voting rights and human rights. She has taken clear stands on a number of critical issues and been a strong voice in Congress," Olpadwala said.

McKinney could not be reached for comment.

Longtime political observers have speculated that the former Democratic congresswoman might opt to run for office again -- either for her old DeKalb County-based seat or as a Green Party candidate for president. Her Cornell appointment doesn't necessarily put an end to such speculation because she is required to spend only several weeks a semester at the school.

McKinney has filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission so she can raise funds for a possible 2004 rematch with Denise Majette, the former State Court judge who defeated her in last year's Democratic congressional primary.

Last week, McKinney lost a court battle to have the August 2002 Democratic primary overturned because of "a malicious crossover" by Republicans to influence the outcome of the primary. A federal judge rejected the lawsuit.

McKinney's father, Billy, said his daughter hasn't made up her mind about running again.

"She's being courted heavily by the Green Party. That's kind of way out, in my opinion," said Billy McKinney, who is a former Democratic Georgia state legislator. "If she runs again, it would probably be for her old seat."

McKinney said his daughter still lives in the Hidden Hills area of DeKalb County, but "is out of town almost constantly."

For example, she was scheduled to speak Tuesday at a "Bring Our Children Home Now" rally in Brooklyn, N.Y. against the war in Iraq.

Her public appearances have taken her even farther away, including rally appearances in San Francisco, Spain and Italy, where her son, Coy, is attending school and planning a future in professional soccer.

Whatever her plans, Billy McKinney said, no one should ever discount the possibility of a return to public life for Cynthia McKinney.

"Politics is in her blood," the elder McKinney said.


Find this article at:
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/0803/21cynthia.html






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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: wingnutx]
    #1837273 - 08/21/03 02:47 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Taking Down Cynthia McKinney

Posted by kendall (August 22, 2002 09:46 PM)

One less radical black voice in Congress. One less champion of labor. One less brave soul unafraid to jump the traces of political orthodoxy. Cynthia McKinney, five-term US rep from Georgia's Fourth District, was beaten in Tuesday's Democratic primary by Denise Majette, also black, a former judge, put in with the help of lots of money from American Jewish groups and by a hefty Republican cross-over in Georgia's open primary.

Don't you think that if Arab-American groups or African-American groups targeted an incumbent white liberal, maybe Jewish, congressperson, and shipped in money by the truckload to oust the incumbent, the rafters would shake with bellows of outrage.

Yet when a torrent of money from out of state American Jewish organizations smashed Earl Hilliard, first elected black congressperson in Alabama since Reconstruction, you could have heard a mouse cough. Hilliard had made the fatal error of calling for some measure of even-handedness in the Middle East. So he was targeted by AIPAC and the others. Down he went, defeated in the Democratic primary by Artur Davis, a black lawyer who obediently sang for his supper of the topic of Israel.

Then it was McKinney's turn. A terrific liberal black congresswoman. Like Hilliard she wasn't cowed by the Israel right-or-wrong lobby and called for real debate on the Middle East. And she called for a real examination of the lead-up to 9/11. So the sky fell in on her. Torrents of American Jewish money showered her opponent, a black woman judge called Majette. Buckets of sewage were poured over McKinney's head in the Washington Post and the Atlanta Constitution.

Here's how it worked. McKinney saw what happened to Hilliard, and that American Jewish money was pumping up Majette's challenge. So she went to Arab-American groups to try to raise money to fight back. This allowed Tom Edsall to attack her in the Washington Post as being in receipt of money from pro-terror Muslims. Lots of nasty looking Arab/Muslim names suddenly filled Edsall's stories.

Now just suppose someone started looking at names in the pro-Israel groups funding Majette who by mid-August had raised twice as much money as McKinney. Aren't they aren't supporting and helping fund terror that has US-made F-16s machine-gunning kids in Gaza? What's the game here? It's the reiteration of the same message delivered to politicians down the years, as when Senator Charles Percy went down. Put your head over the parapet on the topic of Israel and the Palestinians and we'll blow it off.

Oh, and when furious blacks start denouncing the role of outside Jewish money in the onslaughts on Hilliard and McKinney, what then? First stage: imply the money from Jewish-American groups came in reaction to money from Arab-American groups, as with this typical AP paragraph: "Middle East politics played an unlikely role in the race. McKinney drew campaign financing from out of state, including money from pro-Arab groups, while Jewish groups helped fund Majette's campaign.The race echoed the Alabama primary this year that cost Democratic Rep. Earl Hilliard his job. Hilliard received support from Arab groups after supporting a Palestinian state, while his young opponent had the backing of pro-Israel groups."

Then there'll be intricate articles with intricate exit poll calculations promoting the conclusion that the money from the Jewish groups "wasn't a factor". Then there'll be an avalanche of hysterical columns about the ever-present menace of black anti-Semitism.

(Alexander Cockburn: The Attack on Cynthia McKinney)

http://www.whiteprivilege.com/archives/2002/08/22/taking_down_cynthia_mckinney


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: wingnutx]
    #1837274 - 08/21/03 02:47 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

And some people wonder why we turn such jackasses out of our schools.


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1837615 - 08/21/03 04:25 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Why? Because we have such well educated, outspoken people who are willing to fight for the little guy and rail against the establishment teaching in our hallowed institutions?

Yah. I can see that. A jackass machine.


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: GernBlanston]
    #1837649 - 08/21/03 04:40 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I think she's pretty well embraced by the teaching establishment Cornell, and in general.


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: wingnutx]
    #1837740 - 08/21/03 05:05 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Which shows just how fucked up our schools are.


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1837746 - 08/21/03 05:06 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Yup. Can't have these doctoral canditates who've spent time in congress going around teaching our kids. They might get the idea it's okay to think for themselves.


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: GernBlanston]
    #1837768 - 08/21/03 05:13 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Cynthia "Jews are out to get me" McKinney is full of great ideas. So is her dad.



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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: wingnutx]
    #1837793 - 08/21/03 05:18 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Gah - I have to go to dinner. But when I get back, I'll dispell a few McKinney rumors. She actually rocks.


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: GernBlanston]
    #1837805 - 08/21/03 05:20 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I wait with baited breath.


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: wingnutx]
    #1837890 - 08/21/03 05:45 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

That's a great story pointing out how money controls our elections rather than issues.


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1837906 - 08/21/03 05:49 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

luvdemshrooms said:
Which shows just how fucked up our schools are. 


By "our schools" do you mean the Ivy League?  Ok...  :rolleyes: 


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: Cornholio]
    #1838215 - 08/21/03 07:38 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

ALL our schools. There is no balance to speak of.


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1838228 - 08/21/03 07:41 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I suppose you'd rather have Ann Coulter instead?


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: silversoul7]
    #1838231 - 08/21/03 07:42 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I'd rather have Laura Ingraham, or Michelle Malkin.

Preferably together, making a big greasy wingnutx-sandwich.


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Re: McKinney accepts position at Cornell [Re: silversoul7]
    #1838284 - 08/21/03 07:57 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Nope. As I said, a balance. That doesn't exist now.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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