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Zell Miller and Denise
Majette - Surrounded by Republicans.
By Ron Walker
August 26, 2004
Retiring US Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) is going to give
the Keynote speech at the Republican National Convention next week. Miller
has raised the ire of many democrats with his strong support for the Bush
administration and the Republican Party. He supports the Iraq war, the
Bush tax cuts, the Patriot Act, and nearly every nefarious scheme the
Bush administration puts forth. Miller has called his own party "out
of touch with America".
So somebody tell me why Miller is so enamored with the politics of Denise
When former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, of Georgia's 4th Congressional
District, had the courage to ask for an investigation of the events of
9/11 and was the first to ask the Bush administration, "What did
you know, and when did you know it", it was good ol' ZigZag Zell
Miller who called her a "loony". The right-wing and AIPAC, the
Zionist political lobby, then went into action and formed a coalition
with racists and white republicans to attack McKinney. They decided to
use the political trickery of crossover voting to defeat McKinney, but
given the demographics of the 4th district, which is majority black, they
knew they would need a black face to defeat her. They turned to a black
face ally of Miller, and one who he had appointed to the state judicial
bench, Denise Majette.
With the backing of Miller, lots of Jewish money from out of state courtesy
of AIPAC, a coalition of white republicans and racists, and the trick
of crossover voting, which allowed republicans to vote in the democratic
primary, Majette was able to defeat McKinney two years ago. The Bush administration's
hand in this further disenfranchisement of African-American voters was
as obvious as it is in the current "swift boat" debacle.
In this years race for the 4th district seat, McKinney announced that
she was not defeated and would challenge Majette for her old seat. The
next day Majette dropped out of the race and decided to run for pal Zell
Miller's seat in the US Senate. With critical primary races on the republican
side of the ticket, republican voters could not afford to crossover to
support Majette again and she knew it. In fact, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
no friend of African-Americans or McKinney, printed an article that stated
that Majette could not expect a large republican crossover turnout in
her favor. In other words, Majette could not win a Democratic race without
And, it seems that nothing has changed.
Majette now has Zell Miller's political consultant and ex Press Secretary,
Rick Dent, on her campaign staff. Dent was instrumental in getting Republican
Linda Schrenko elected as the Georgia School Superintendent. The political
career of Majette seems as entwined in republicans as that of Zell Miller.
The question that I have of Georgians, particularly black Georgians, is
how are you anti-Bush, anti-Miller, and pro-Majette? How can one be against
Bush, but support his stooge Zell Miller? How can one be against Miller,
but support his protégé' Majette?
I've heard the argument that Majette voted for black interests during
her one term in congress, but are you aware that she is against a verifiable
paper audit trail for electronic voting? Do you know who owns and operates
electronic voting machine corporations? What do you think is more important
to the right-wing and George Bush; a vote for affirmative action or the
ability to steal another election? What else is Majette beholden to do
Miller and the republicans are not stupid and they aren't supporting Majette
because of their big hearts. In an article in the Atlanta Jewish Times
called "Blindsided", a political insider to Majette's campaign
stated the he and many Jews were angry at Majette, first for running from
McKinney, and secondly because "we didn't get a return on our investment".
Zell Miller has quite a large investment in the political career of Majette
and black Georgians had better ask themselves what he and/or George Bush
want in return.