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Saturday, May 14, 2005David Scott Went to Congress as Part of a White Republican Deal
Worst Black Congressperson
(David Scott of Georgia)
This is a good example why people should know the records of their elected officials. This is shameful that Scott was elected in the first place, let alone a second time. I really do wonder who voted on him.
Most of you don’t even know his name. David Scott (rhymes with rot) is the most non-representative Black person in the U.S. Congress. The very worst. Rep. Scott, whose district lies south of Atlanta, runs with a gaggle of renegade rightwing House members that includes Harold Ford, Jr., of Memphis, Alabama’s Artur Davis and fellow Georgian Sanford Bishop. Scott leads the pack, having managed to vote with Republicans more than any other member of the Congressional Black Caucus on issues tracked by Techpolitics.org, the authoritative site run by veteran political researcher Ken Colburn. Rep. Scott is lavishly rewarded for his loyalty to corporations.
He ranks fourth in campaign contributions among Black House members ($803,334), according to Techpolitics, right behind Rep. Davis ($918,781), Ford ($1,344,398), and New York Congressperson Charles Rangel ($1,446,027). As the ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, and having served in the Congress since 1970, Rangel deserves the money. The other three are whores to big business, and Rep. Scott is the worst.
According to OpenSecrets.org, 76 percent of Scott’s political action committee (PAC) campaign funds came from corporations in the 2003-2004 election cycle. We know who he serves. Like Artur Davis, Scott was elected to Congress in 2002, the year the corporate Right launched its electoral offensive against Black America. Corporate money and media unseated Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney and Alabama’s Earl Hilliard, replacing them with Denise Majette and Artur Davis, respectively. McKinney regained her seat, in a district to the north and east of Atlanta, last year. Nobody challenged Scott in 2004, whose district is arguably the most gerrymandered in the state, contorted around the highways and byways of four counties.
Many people in Illinois helped Cynthia McKinney (GA) regain her seat. Several people from here not only gave financial contributions, but they physically went to Georgia to assist with her campaign.
Many also know that politics in America are corrupt. Unless you understand and accept this fact, you will never know the truth. How can the CBC clean house if there are implants in their midst and these implants were sponsored and now being controlled by corporate America who is willing to spend big bucks for their cooperation? Some people are fooled into believing that America is this model for democracy, when in fact it is one of the most corrupt undemocratic countries in the world and in my opinion, devoid of any morality when it comes to the manipulation of others. There are no boundaries. And, for this reason, I think black people have rationalized the fact that when they vote, they are voting for the lesser of the two evils. The American political system needs a complete overhauling.