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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:46 AM
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Atlanta "Progressive" News slimes Civil Rights Hero John Lewis
Implies guilt by association...

US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is not supporting his progressive colleague in Congress for reelection, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), or her challenger, Mr. Hank Johnson. However, Rep. Lewis is supporting the hawkish centrist, US Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT), Atlanta Progressive News has learned.


...although Lewis has been a supporter of McKinney since... Hmmm...

McKinney is in a suspenseful Runoff Election with Mr. Johnson, a quiet, more conservative Democrat with Republican ties. While Johnson does not have much of a specific issues platform to speak of, he and Sen. Lieberman clearly have something in common: they both openly pride themselves on working across the aisle with Republicans.


1. Johnson has ties to Republicans like McKinney has ties to groups that support terrorists.

2. Looks like he has a pretty good "specific issues" platform.

Lewis called Johnson a friend and they took photographs together at Manuels Taverns 50th Anniversary Party, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said... But speaking of friends, Rep. Lewis also called Joe Lieberman a friend of his recently as well, the Associated Press reported.


hmmm... John Lewis isn't supporting McKinney, but has called Hank Johnson AND Joe Lieberman his friend and he IS supporting Lieberman... I sense a case building...

Still, Lewiss act of declining to endorse McKinney, while he has endorsed Mr. Lieberman, raises a lot of questions.

When Rep. Lewis was in Connecticut recently, he announced that Lieberman has his support no matter what happens in the Primary, the Associated Press said. I stick with my friends, he was reported to have said.


So the implication is, Lieberman is a friend of Lewis's. McKinney is not? Or is the implication Civil Rights Hero John Lewis is betraying "progressives" by being friends with two people the "progressive" movement has come to despise?

Back in Georgia, John Lewis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he is declining to endorse either US Rep. McKinney or Hank Johnson...

...This does not seem consistent with his actions in Connecticut, however. In Connecticut, Lewis has not only supported a candidate there, he has reportedly indicated he will also support Lieberman even if the Democratic voters of that state overwhelmingly choose Mr. Lamont and if Lieberman has to run as an Independent.

The Run-off race is different than a Primary, Jones said; however, Lewis apparently declined to endorse McKinney in the Primary as well.


OK. Its getting clear now. Civil Rights hero John Lewis isn't supporting McKinney. But he is friends with McKinney's opponant Hank Johnson and Joe Lieberman and is supporting Lieberman. Since "progressives" despise Lieberman and Johnson, this is some sort of betrayal. And as associations go, Lewis now has "ties to republicans" and is a "bush enabler."

We get it.

Source material: http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/news/0075.html

This article may be reprinted in full at no cost where Atlanta Progressive News is credited.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:53 AM
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1. Hey, did Cynthia turn you down for a date? This seems kind of personal.
What is up? You won't rest till you post every article ever published that casts some doubt on the viability of Rep. McKinney?

Go Cynthia...REPRESENT!
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:57 AM
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2. no, McKinney is currently dating Mel Gibson
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 05:59 AM by wyldwolf
You won't rest till you post every article ever published that casts some doubt on the viability of Rep. McKinney?

Great companion pieces to "every article ever published that casts some doubt on the viability of" Senators Lieberman and Clinton that get passed through the bowels of DU daily.

There are currently 7 anti-Lieberman threads on this page.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:03 AM
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3. Lieberman is a Bushbot. BIG difference. Cynthia is a Progressive.
She fights for us - even you. Lieberman fights for the Chimperor...and HIMSELF.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:15 AM
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4. LOL!
The irony!
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:18 AM
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6. Hey, they share antiSemitism and a hate for cops
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:48 AM
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8. care to cite Cynthia's anti-Semitism?
No, I doubt you do.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:00 PM
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10. Sure thing...
She's an anti-Semitic loony who campaigned with Louis Farrakhan....
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:58 PM
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15. "cite" means "to give a source"
You yourself are not a source.

At least, not a source of what I'm asking for here.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:17 PM
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17. Geeze, and I'm supposed to CARE what you want?
Fuck that noise, as we say in Brooklyn.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:26 PM
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19. not at all.
I was just wondering if you could back up your (oft-repeated, from the looks of the board tonight) accusation that McKinney is an anti-Semite. Didn't think so. :D

Fuck that noise, as we say in Brooklyn.

Kiss my grits, as we say in Georgia.

Ok, we don't really say that in Georgia.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:30 PM
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21. Geeze, don't cry to me because
you seem to be clueless about the antiSemitic loony. McKinney's supporters all seem to be so deep into denial they seem zombified.

"Ok, we don't really say that in Georgia."
Ok. Fuck that noise too.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:33 PM
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22. you seem to think I cry a lot.
It's odd. Do you hear voices in your head?

McKinney's supporters all seem to be so deep into denial they seem zombified.

Then enlighten me. Show me the proof.

Ok. Fuck that noise too.

You're such fun to taunt. :D
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:43 PM
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23. You sure as shit seem to.
"Then enlighten me"
If that were possible, you wouldn't be here whooping for nutso.

"You're such fun to taunt"
Yeah, but you're just another tedious nothing.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:46 PM
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24. ROFL!
If that were possible, you wouldn't be here whooping for nutso.

Translation: I still can't find a quote proving that she's an anti-Semite.

Yeah, but you're just another tedious nothing.

Ah, woe is me. :rofl:
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:23 AM
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9. why don't you cite specifics on her supposed antiSemitism?
Both you and your posting friend seem to whinge on about this, without posting specifics.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:01 PM
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11. Because I know her addlepated whoopsters
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 05:02 PM by MrBenchley
are deep into denial--they're even pretending the antiSemitic loony never slapped a cop, when she not only admitted doing so but apologized.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:47 AM
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7. wyldwolf is only doing this
because anti-Lieberman/Clinton/etc threads hurt his feelings.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:17 AM
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5. A lame smear from the useless far left....
And we're supposed to listen to these bozoes about how democrats should act? Not on your life.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:42 PM
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12. Here is a photo of "traitor" John Lewis...
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 05:54 PM by SaveElmer
Getting the crap kicked out of him in 1965 as the Nazi policemen in Montgomery, AL attempted to keep SNCC protesters away from the state capitol...Lewis was taken to the hospital with a skull fracture




He has earned the right to support who he damn well pleases!!!
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tulip Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:11 PM
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16. OMG this has got to stop
John Lewis took a beating so people could vote in the CT primary. If folks don't like Lieberman, fine but don't ever attack one of our nations greatest heros. If it was not for John Lewis who led the first attempts to cross over the Edmond Pettis Bridge in the march to see the King , (Gov. Wallace)from Selma to Montgomery the Voting Rights Act may never have been passed.

http://www.edwardsdavid.com/BushVideos/MarchFromSelma65...

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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:19 PM
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18. And Lamont's campaign created a racist piece of art
We're getting a good eyeful of what the far left REALLY stands for, aren't we?
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:00 PM
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13. How dare he not kiss the Queen's ring!
Is this "news organization" McKinney's pet or is a friend of hers running it or something?

In addition to this craptacular hit piece on a great rep, they even ran a hit piece on Majette running for the School Board of Ed this year and had ads pimping her opponent in that race.

A bunch of spiteful pricks if you ask me.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:19 PM
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14. K&R...
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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:30 PM
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20. John Lewis made the Cynthia McKinneys of the world possible!
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:55 PM by beaconess
He put his life on the line long before it was the cool thing to do (and before a black person could slap a Capitol Police Officer and live to tell the story). He marched and fought and spoke out and had his skull bashed in so that Blacks could not only vote, but could run for and be elected to public office. Cynthia McKinney owes him an enormous debt. And so do we all.

There's nothing more bizarre than watching so-called liberal white folks scream and yell in support of any Black person they think speaks truth to power ("Right on Soul Sister!"), without having an even rudimentary understanding of the difference between useless and counterproductive whining and real courage and action.

But when they go to the extreme of attacking real heroes in their pathetic defense of pretenders, they not only display just how woefully ignorant they are, they reveal a grossly paternalistic bent that gives meaning to "the soft bigotry of low expectations."


Matthew Cardinale, the piece's author and editor of the Atlanta Progressive - probably a nice guy, well-meaning. But I certainly don't need this clueless kid deciding for me which Black people are behaving properly and which aren't, thanks all the same.

http://www.freewebs.com/matthew_cardinale/curriculumvit...
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:46 PM
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25. Here's someone else John Lewis supported...


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beaconess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:50 PM
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26. Lewis was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington
Which he also helped organize.

But what does he know?

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