Peter Svensk

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2002 at 8:47 pm

from: Common Sense and Wonder

Check out this quote [NYTimes registration required] from Rep. Eddie Johnson, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, about Denise Majette, the African American woman who defeated Cynthia McKinney:

“If she comes here willing to work with us and is not skewed by the agenda of her supporters, of course we work with her, we all know we have to move past this.”

Skewed by the agenda of her supporters? God forbid she actually listens to her constituents. Rep. Johnson also said:

“To have non-African-Americans from around the country putting millions into a race to unseat one of our leaders for expressing her right of free speech is definitely a problem.”

Rep. Johnson really does need a lesson in democracy. Money doesn’t unseat politicians, voting does. And democracy is all about voting for people you agree with and voting against those you don’t agree with.


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