Ten Bucks For Hank

Marc Danziger (aka Armed Liberal) at Winds Of Change is leading up a blog fundraising drive for Hank Johnson. Johnson is running for the Democratic nomination to Georgia’s 4th District House seat; he forced Cynthia McKinney into a run-off in this month’s primary. Marc’s plan is to raise $50,000 for Johnson’s run-off campaign in $10 increments.

In all honesty, I don’t expect to agree with Johnson on all that much. If elected he’ll probably vote the same way I would have maybe one time out of a hundred–but that’s still better than the “never” I can expect out of McKinney, and I’m reasonably sure Johnson won’t morph into a raving pro-terrorist nutbag while in office. Blogger Will Hinton, who seriously considered running against McKinney as a Republican an independent, is also supporting Johnson.

The argument that McKinney should be allowed to stay in office so she can continue being a living example of the crazy Left is tempting, but frankly, I’m sick of her. She’s an embarrasment to the state and the nation and yes, to her party, and it’s time she was out of office and off the front pages.

Since I don’t live in the 4th District and can’t vote against her directly, giving ten bucks to Hank looks like a pretty reasonable deal to me (the 4th is an overwhelmingly Democratic district; the general election will be little more than a formality). If you agree, you can contribute here. The run-off election will be on August 8.

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11 Responses to “Ten Bucks For Hank”

  1. Dignan Says:

    Thanks for the article Will. We need to shine a spotlight on this race to get rid of McKinney once and for all.

    FYI – my plan was not to run as a Republican but as an Independent. I wouldn’t ever describe myself as a Republican.

  2. Will Collier Says:

    Noted and corrected, thanks.

  3. Joe Katzman Says:

    The contribution form you link to is secure, but the frame it’s in isn’t so it displays as insecure.

    Hank’s Guest Blog on Winds has a direct link that displays as a secure page; that will be important to your readers (or at least, it should be). See:

    http://www.windsofchange.net/archives/008840.php#support

  4. KeithK Says:

    “The argument that McKinney should be allowed to stay in office so she can continue being a living example of the crazy Left is tempting…”

    The “lunatic example” is a consolation prize. We can be glad when the real lunatics show their hand because it does bring negative attention. But you don’t hope for the consolation prize when you have a chance of winning. Vote her out.

  5. Rob1855 Says:

    Downside: Do you really want to support one of Kos’ candidates?

    Tough call.

  6. Dick Says:

    Gosh, golly, geewillikers…. I love it when white people pick the ‘negro’ leaders! Hotdog! Almost as good as picking the God indigenous people must worship! You go boyee!

  7. richard mcenroe Says:

    Shut up and embrace Islam, Dick. Everyone else, give that ten-spot some serious consideration. Send another ten to the GOP candidate too if you need to console your conscience. But McKinney needs to not be there.

  8. rosignol Says:

    In all honesty, I don’t expect to agree with Johnson on all that much.

    Yup.

    Even so, I’ll take a sane Democrat over a raving nutjob any day.

    I can live with Kos’ electoral endorsement record being 1-20 (or therabouts). 😉

  9. skymuse Says:

    Living in Norcross, I am trapped on the very western edge of GA-4. If my little townhouse development were only 1/4 mile west….

    This district is heavily democrat — a Republican will not win in the general — too many welfare parasites in southern DeKalb county for that. Therefore the key is to toss Jihad Cindy out right now and hope for the best with Hank Johnson.

    He definitely has his liberal tendencies, but he has also presented himself in a very reasonable manner in every instance I’ve seen him.

    Does he deserve the seat? Maybe, maybe not. But I know who does *NOT* deserve it, and that is the current occupant.

    Let’s support Hank and hope for the best — it cannot be worse.

    Thanks to everyone who is contributing — all those in GA-4 who did not take a Republican ballot in the primary are eligible to vote in this runoff, including those who did not vote at all.

    Please contribute and/or vote if you are eligible.

    Thanks!!!!

  10. Paul from Georgia Says:

    I no longer live in GA-4, but did for many years. Even if McKinney loses this year her political career will not be over. I foresee her running for this seat again in ’08 and thereafter until she can re-take it. Hopefully Hank Johnson (if he wins the run-off) will defend the seat in ’08 and not pull a “Majette” on his supporters. I have “thanked” Denise this year by voting for her opponent in the primary and will thank her again in the same way in November.

  11. Bill Woods Says:

    “The argument that McKinney should be allowed to stay in office so she can continue being a living example of the crazy Left is tempting…”

    Not really; it’s not as if she were a unique specimen.

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