Not a good month for los Judios
DCers remember Cynthia McKinney as the Congresswoman from Georgia who in March struck a Capitol Police officer who didn't recognize her and had stopped her because she wasn't wearing her Congressional lapel pin when she entered the House Office Building. This is the same woman whose father, on the night before McKinney's 2002 primary election, stated on Atlanta television that "Jews have bought everyone."
Now, after getting pumelled in the runoff for her Congressional seat by a margin of 59%-41%, her "entourage" made some anti-Semitic comments to an Atlanta newscrew. The news crew reports that someone said, "You wanna know what led to the loss? Israel. The Zionists. You. Put on your yarmulke and celebrate."
As much as I enjoy putting on my yarmulke and dancing at bar mitzvahs with 80-year-old women, I am getting sick of this anti-Semitic sentiment that seems to be at the forefront of our collective experience these days. Mel is a crazy drunk who should be ignored rather than given more opportunities to "apologize." But McKinney is (or was) an elected official who has a history of flying off the handle and espousing whatever sick feelings she has at the moments she has them. If we had as much power as people like McKinney's campaign staff think we do, I'd be pretty impressed. To have such a powerful effect in an 18-point congressional election? We are some Super Jews.