Skip to comments.This Is the Ad Thad Cochran Should Have Run Against Chris McDaniel
Posted on 06/24/2014 1:15:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Polling -- and political conventional wisdom -- suggest that Sen. Thad Cochran will lose the Mississippi Republican runoff today to Chris McDaniel. (Worth noting: Both polling and conventional wisdom can be wrong.) Given that reality, I was astounded when I came across a Cochran ad savaging McDaniel -- to great effect -- that never ran on television during the race.
Let's look at the ad.
The spot details a number of impolitic -- to say the least -- statements made by McDaniel while he was hosting a radio show called "The Right Side" in the mid 2000s. (BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski did yeoman's work uncovering some of the radio broadcasts, although Cochran allies warn there are hundreds of hours of McDaniel tapes that have yet to be released.)
In the ad, McDaniel talks about a woman running for office because of her breasts (this actually happened), uses the phrase "Mamasita" and talks about crack. After each comment, a female narrator intones "That's Chris McDaniel." The ad ends with McDaniel yelling, "I'm not done ... I'm not done," followed by the narrator saying: "Chris McDaniel, you are done."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
How come Trent Lott used to be a racist to them, but now that he is campaigning for Cochran he is okay?
It’s always nice when Chris Cilizza and the Washington Post help out to defeat a conservative and protect one of their reliable votes.
The presstitutes are always behind the Democrats, unless a fossil GOPe RINO is battling a Tea Partier or other conservative, then all of a sudden they like Republicans!
Scenic view of wooded area over-looking river....
Thad Cochran playing banjo as a tied up Chris McDaniel looks on, terrified.
“You sure do got a pretty face” Thad tells him...
Ad fades to black
I remember that comment, I guess he never offered any details
Coming on the day of the election there is no way to respond.
It's always incumbent preservation to the MSM.
If Cochran loses today, next January when the new Congress is sworn in, Mississippi will have two ( 2 ) living former Senators. Off the top of my head, I do not think that has happened in well over a 100 years. Not since reconstruction.
as a way of contrast Colorado currently has, by my quick count 5 (maybe 8)living former Senators.
That's one more thing the GOP owes us for... we've made the establishment GOP more acceptable to the MSM Media... Now the press hates the Tea Party as much as they used to hate the GOP...
1946. Former Senators Wall Doxey and Hubert Stephens when James Eastland and Theodore Bilbo were the sitting Senators.
Old man’s memory ain’t what she used to be.
It’s obscure trivia, to be sure. I had to research it just to find out myself. Most Senators in the 19th century served a single term or just slightly over. Just 1 (James Z. George) got elected to 3 terms and died before the completion of the 3rd in 1897. Starting with Pat Harrison (1919-1941), thus began the practice of Senators going for 4 or more terms (with the exclusion of Wall Doxey, who served just a brief term after Harrison died).
James Eastland was elected to 6 terms (and served part of Harrison’s term when the Governor appointed him, to which Doxey won the remainder of, so technically he served 7 terms between 1941-1978. John Stennis also served 7 terms, but not 7 full terms, as he was elected to the remainder of Theodore Bilbo’s term (1947-1989, just short of 42 years).
Thad Cochran has broken Stennis’s record of service as of this year (combining his House and Senate terms, in office since 1973, 42 years as of January). He obviously wants to go for a 7th full term, unprecedented in MS. Even Trent Lott got 34 years out of Congress (arriving with Thad in 1972 in the House, but not moving over to the Senate until 1989) with 4 terms (uncompleted with his resignation in 2007) in the Senate.
It’s unlikely Cochran will break the record-holder in MS politics, Jamie Whitten, who was elected right about the time of the Pearl Harbor invasion in 1941 for a special election and served clear up until the GOP’s win of Congress in January 1995, 53 years.
One thing is clear, these guys have been in office WAY too long... especially when you consider most pols professing to be on our side tend to curdle after about 6 years. 24, 30, 36, 42 (or 48 as Cochran is going for) is just ludicrous.
” Starting with Pat Harrison (1919-1941), thus began the practice of Senators going for 4 or more terms”
Interesting that just happens to coincide with the ratification of the the 17th Amendment.