McKinney Election Stolen...By 11,000 Votes

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Aug 09, 2006 8:28 AM

Right, Cynthia.

Check out her "concession" speech at the bottom of the Hot Air election coverage from last night.

President Kennedy warned us that, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

Are you threatening me, Cynthia?

Electronic voting machines are a threat to our democracy. So let the word go out-- we aren't going to tolerate any more stolen elections.

Um, you lost by 16 percent in a district that's more solidly Democratic than the Kennedy Compound. It ain't the voting machines, sugar, unless by "machines" you mean "citizens."

We're watching you and we want our leaders back or we will become the leaders. And not only do we want our country back, we want our party back.

We'll become the leaders by blabbering about Sept. 11 conspiracy theories, attacking Capitol Police officers, and subsequently losing by 16 percent in a run-off, and blaming it on the "machines." Wait, you don't think that'll work?

There is a growing force for peace in this country, and the peace movement that we're building is backed by millions of young people.

But it could inevitably become violent at any moment, so watch your back. Peace cannot be stopped!

Some Republicans have discussed whether it's good that McKinney went down, given that she has that special talent for making Democrats look even more batty than usual. I say her going home is good for the country and very, very good for the people of Dekalb, bless their hearts. Seriously, an elected official fomenting stolen-election conspiracy theories after a 16-percent loss in a district she knows dang well should could have kept if she'd kept her mouth shut?

It's disgraceful, and perpetuating the myth of the disenfranchised black voter-- especially in the South-- is the worst kind of race-baiting. Georgia will be much better off without McKinney representing it.

The word on the street (ok, in the AJC) is that she may have sung "Dear Mr. President," by Pink before her speech. Why, oh why, does no one have video of that? 

In case you're wondering, here's that bit of brilliant political commentary. Pink calls it, "one of the most imporant songs I've ever written." Other songs by Pink: "M!ssundaztood," "God is a DJ," "I'm Comin' Up." Yeah, all right, so it may be the most important song she's ever written.

Here's the video of Pink performing it live, but definitely read the lyrics below. It reads like a classic list of tired, vague, liberal grievances. BONUS: The lyrics include the artful phrase, "No Child Left Behind." Ha! I love it when songwriters fit federal legislation into their "poetry."

I wrote a song once about McCain-Feingold called, "Dear Mr. FEC Chairman." It's awesome. I'll play it for you sometime. But read and view on for Pink and ponder what it would have been like to see good ol' Cynthia perform it:

ANOTHER BONUS: Please notice the anguished 20-something faces in the crowd. Priceless.

Here are the lyrics:

Dear Mr. President
Come take a walk with me
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep
What do you feel when you look in the mirror
Are you proud

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why

Dear Mr. President
Were you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
How can you say
No child is left behind
We're not dumb and we're not blind
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye

Let me tell you bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you sleep at night
How do you walk with your head held high
Dear Mr. President
You'd never take a walk with me
Would you

Amen. With that as a campaign theme song, how else could she have lost unless the election was STOLEN?

UPDATE: Bryan Preston informs me that she just lip-synched the song, and my friend Emily writes to tell me that Fox is showing the clip. I'll go look for it.

Oooh, goody!

UPDATE 10:56am: VENT today is on McKinney's many antics. Greatest hits compilation of sorts.

And, here's a look at the Congresswoman that makes me wonder just why such a gentle citizen legislator should be deemed unworthy to serve by the good people of Georgia:

I'm not sure a You Tube entry entitled "I work for Ms. McKinney, B*&$%" is becoming of a United States Representative. 

UPDATE 11:43pm: Yay! Hot Air has McKinney lip-synching. The picture is so awesomely complete.

UPDATE 2:29pm: Wonkette has the video of the McKinney-security vs. the media rumble from last night. This just keeps getting better. Can I recall my earlier statement about it being good that she's leaving the limelight?

UPDATE 12:22am: John Berthoud wonders if she's laying the groundwork for an insanity plea in the Capitol Hill case. Interesting...