Michelle Malkin: The party of police-haters


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Baron Holbach4
April 6, 2006, 11:24 AM
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/printer-friendly.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49596

The party of police-haters

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Posted: April 5, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Michelle Malkin
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© 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc.

There's only one thing more damning than the recent caterwauling of cop-bashing Rep. Cynthia McKinney and her race-mongering mob:

The stone-cold silence of Beltway Democrats.

While McKinney and her ilk sling wild charges of racism and conspiracy at the police, national Dems have yet to utter one clear word in defense of the men and women who protect their privileged backsides day in and day out in Washington.

But, hey, don't question their patriotism.

McKinney, who is black, is having the mother of all Beltway snit fits because, she claims, a white Capitol Hill police officer "inappropriately touched" her last week. After asking her several times to stop when she traipsed around a security checkpoint without proper identification, according to police accounts, the officer reportedly touched McKinney's arm or shoulder. In response, she struck the officer.


You know, Rep. McKinney, as a fellow "woman of color," I have been pulled aside by government security agents numerous times for secondary screening at airports over the last few years. I've had my bra straps snapped, my thighs pawed, and my torso wanded. I've had my cell phone tested for bomb residue, my laptop inspected, and my handbags manhandled.

My response was not to go postal or do a Naomi Campbell on the gropers. My response was to ask why they aren't doing more security profiling.

McKinney is spitting venom about "double standards" of justice. But if I had done what McKinney did to the police officer just doing his job, I would be marking time in the slammer. Caught in an imperial act of lawlessness, McKinney is now conducting her own victim Olympics to deflect blame and responsibility:

Lawyer James W. Myart Jr. called McKinney "a victim of the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials because of how she looks and the color of her skin. Ms. McKinney is just a victim of being in Congress while black." Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover, admittedly ignorant of what McKinney did on Capitol Hill, were on hand to add their tribal "uh-huhs" and "amens" to the blanket condemnations of white police officers.

On Monday, an entire contingent of black leaders in Atlanta inveighed against law enforcement officers and lent McKinney their unconditional political support at a meeting of the Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta in the Community Church of God. (Hello, church-and-state separatists?) "Racial profiling is a well-thought-out and planned attack on black political leaders," fumed state Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam. "It's going from the gold dome down to the White House. It's happening and it's wrong."

Another instigated the crowd: "We know what time it is, and that's why the most progressive of us are standing here. Because we know that if you can come and get Cynthia today, you'll come and get us tomorrow." Yet another McKinney supporter rattled his tinfoil and asserted: "I believe this incident with Cynthia McKinney is a setup ... I say the politicizing of this event was planned and staged! They decided to set this brave sister up!"

McKinney later appeared on CNN to insinuate that the entire Capitol Hill police department had "problems inside with the treatment of – or the respect for diversity – let me say." She adamantly refuses to apologize for her treatment of the officer she hit.


Two Capitol Hill cops died in the line of fire in 1998 defending politicians and government workers from an intruding gunman who waltzed passed a checkpoint in the same manner McKinney did. The Democrats' refusal to condemn the McKinney mob's smear campaign against the Capitol Hill police sinks to a new level of political cowardice. And stupidity. Republicans have already announced plans to introduce a bill defending the 1,700-member Capitol Hill police force – reinforcing the Donkey Party's haplessness on public safety and national security issues.

Contempt for law enforcement is a hallmark of the party of Ted Kennedy, Al Sharpton, Chuck Schumer, Jesse Jackson and the Clintons. New Yorkers won't forget the shameful attack on members of the Albany Police Department honor guard, who were cursed at and spat on by participants in the state Democratic Party convention in 2000. It's all of a piece. To quote a certain now-quiet Democrat senator from New York pandering to her black constituents:

"And you know what I am talkin' about."

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TX35
April 6, 2006, 11:29 AM
Bravo.....Bravo.. Can I get an Amen???

allmons
April 6, 2006, 11:34 AM
She is right on target with this article!
Congress critters should be setting examples for the rest of us - and be even more diligent in following the laws.
This has less to do with race and more to do with someone feeling superior to her constituents.
Prosecute her and let the judge set the sentence if convicted.

:cuss:

ebd10
April 6, 2006, 11:42 AM
Congress critters should be setting examples for the rest of us

Oh but they are! What we see here is a perfect example of what happens when a culture of victimhood is cultivated and nurtured. Now, she not only wants equality, she wants to be above the law because of some racist offense real, or imagined. Moreover, she's not unique. Politicians at all levels, and of all backgrounds consider themselves above the law. Gun laws, Social Security laws, tax laws, those are for the great unwashed masses, they don't apply to those that consider themselves our betters. I think that Cynthia McKinney is a wonderful, very clear example.

Manedwolf
April 6, 2006, 12:23 PM
She was on CNN last night being a real (term for female canine). There's no other way to describe her very inappropriate behavior and presumptuous attitude. And when asked a question as to what went on, she shut up and let the sleazy-seeming lawyer next to her drawl some meaningless legalese about civil rights. MLK himself likely would have told her off.

And to the host's credit, when the senator said that the Capitol police should be trained to recognize all congressional members' faces and treat them properly (!), the host said "No, miss, that's not their job, they're there to protect the people."

I'm also wondering about the "security" measures. If someone is wearing the special lapel pin, they get to waltz on through? Oh, THAT couldn't be faked, right?

armoredman
April 6, 2006, 12:27 PM
AMEN! I did hear the Capitol Police have referred this one to grand jury, and are seeking indictment. I hope they can do that REAL soon. The Demorats howl to the stars when a repubican gets indicted, now it;s thier turn in the barrel. This person's behavior is just like another creature I am very familiar with....inmates.

Baron Holbach4
April 6, 2006, 12:31 PM
My fantasy: Bill O'Reilly conducting an interview with McKinney.

O'Reilly: "Did you hit the LEO?"
McKinney: "I am the victim."
O'Reilly: "Did you hit the LEO?"
McKinney: "I am the victim."

ad nauseum

LAR-15
April 6, 2006, 12:39 PM
Two cops died in 1998 because a crazy violated the Federal ban on weapons in the Capitol.

To think they died protecting people like this __________.

:cuss:

jlbraun
April 6, 2006, 12:50 PM
I prefer to read articles that don't talk down to me.

BigG
April 6, 2006, 12:59 PM
Michelle Malkin always has something worthwhile to read. Amen, sister! :D

Helmetcase
April 6, 2006, 01:21 PM
Ah..er...whatever. McKinney's an idiot whose actions and subsequent hemming and hawing speak for themselves. Leave it at that. I hardly think you can draw all the inferences she's making.

Camp David
April 6, 2006, 01:32 PM
... a perfect example of what happens when a culture of victimhood is cultivated and nurtured...

Great observation ebd10... I thought about this a bit and came up with other examples of Democrat "victimhood":

=> Ted Kennedy at Chappaquiddick: "I have no recollection..."

=> Bill Clinton on Monica: "I did not have sex with that woman"

=> Looters/Mayor in New Orleans: "Bush caused Katrina"

=> Hillary Clinton on her enemies: "vast right wing conspiracy"

=> Jesse Jackson on Criminal Justice: "Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer. But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master."

=>Howard Dean on Iraq: "As of today it looks like women will be worse off in Iraq than they were when Saddam Hussein was president of Iraq”

=>Mayor Barry on Washington's homocide rate: "If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate."

=>Mayor Barry (again) on racism: "The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist."

=>John Kerry on war: "I personally didn't see personal atrocities in the sense I saw somebody cut a head off or something like that. However, I did take part in free-fire zones, I did take part in harassment and interdiction fire..."

All these quotes (actual and verbatim) are from Democrats alleging victimhood in some sense...

Victimhood: It's what's for dinner in the Democrat camp!

And now add one more to the list:

=>Cynthia McKinney: "This whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me..."

Manedwolf
April 6, 2006, 01:39 PM
Camp David, that's a massive pot-calling-kettle-black, there.

Let's just say that yes, she was at fault, she has an attitude problem, and yes, she SHOULD go to jail like any other citizen would. Doesn't matter what the party is.

MechAg94
April 6, 2006, 02:29 PM
Yeah, this is really only about that one person. The other Dems may be silent, but they are not really defending her either.

Dems do seem to have a number of bad apples, but it is not always good to paint the whole party like that.

BigG
April 6, 2006, 02:59 PM
... it is not always good to paint the whole party like that. Huh?

Camp David
April 6, 2006, 03:03 PM
The other Dems may be silent, but they are not really defending her either.

When Republicans are found to be wrong or are so accused, there is a rally of condemnation from within the party: Re: Tom Delay, Scooter Libby, Richard Cheney, et al. However, when a Democrat is found to be wrong, I never hear Democrats condemn their own... has anyone heard one Democrat condemn McKinney?

Helmetcase
April 6, 2006, 03:07 PM
You must be @#$@#$%$^% joking Camp.

That's the only rational explanation for your ignoring of the wagon circling around those public figures you listed.

Can we please close this moronic thread and talk about guns again?

LAR-15
April 6, 2006, 03:16 PM
The Dems did try to defend her until they realized it was futile to defend what that moonbat did.

So they've shut up.

Helmetcase
April 6, 2006, 03:18 PM
Any quotes? I'd like to see who among them was dumb enough to defend this #$&*.

LAR-15
April 6, 2006, 03:45 PM
I believe it was the Congressional Black Caucus.

Art Eatman
April 6, 2006, 04:00 PM
Gertrude Stein's comment about Oakland seems appropriate...

art

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