Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Cynthia McKinney Chronicles

Witnesses to Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney's smackdown of a Capitol Hill police officer will be testifying to a grand jury today that will ultimately decide whether to bring charges against the firebrand Georgia Democrat for striking a man for doing his job.

McKinney had breezed through a security checkpoint at the Capitol without proper ID and was told to stop by the Capitol Police. When she didn't, the policeman grabbed her arm and she struck him in the chest. Then she went on to interpret the incident as one provoked by her race and her gender. A classic liberal victimology ploy. It's the move that only someone with a chip on their shoulder and an inflated ego would ever pull.

It's also symbolic of something larger among the liberals - a complete lack of concern for the security apparatus that keeps this country safe and an utter lack of respect for the men and women who run that apparatus as our nation's last line of defense against terrorism. McKinney and her acolytes - former entertainers Harry Belefonte and Danny Glover among them - are unconcerned about her utter respect for people trying to do their job, which is to protect her and her congressional colleagues.

It's a pretty sad state of affairs when you have an elected representative in office who is so blatantly self-absorbed that she will spin an incident in which she was totally in the wrong to make it appear that The Man is keeping her down. If she's the pride of her congressional district, it has to make you wonder about the people who voted for her.

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