Skip to comments.GOP Establishment Deals Race Card in Mississippi Senate Primary Contest
Posted on 06/24/2014 3:44:13 PM PDT by cotton1706
The GOP establishment just set a new low by mimicking race card antics of left-wing activists like Al Sharpton in a desperate attempt to have Senator Thad Cochran defeat challenger Chris McDaniel in todays Mississippi primary.
The Daily Caller reported robocalls are trying to mobilize black Democrats to support Cochran by tying McDaniel to the Tea Party and its opposition to President Obama.
In the automated message appearing to target black Democrat voters in Mississippi, the female voice on the line claims that tea party challenger Chris McDaniel would lead to more obstruction in Washington and create more disrespectful treatment to the nations first African-American president.
The time has come to take a stand and say NO to the tea party, the message says. NO to their obstruction. NO to their disrespectful treatment of the first African-American president.
The left-wing media is jumping at the opportunity to slam the Tea Party and support Cochran by raising fears of intimidating black voters.
In The New York Times editorial blog, Scaring Away Black Voters in Mississippi, Juliet Lapidos adds fuel to the race card fire by characterizing Tea Party poll watchers as a voter intimidation effort.
Several right-wing groups have banded together to form a voter integrity project in response to the news that Republican Senator Thad Cochran is courting black Democratic voters in his runoff with the Tea partier Chris McDaniel.
The Senate Conservatives Fund, Freedom Works and the Tea Party Patriots, all political action committees, will deploy observers in areas where Mr. Cochran is recruiting Democrats, according to a Times article. Ken Cuccinelli, the president of the Senate Conservative Funds, said these observers would be trained to see whether the law is being followed.
(Excerpt) Read more at freedomworks.org ...
The flyer card says “This election is much greater than political parties and affiliations.”
But here’s the thing...it’s a REPUBLICAN primary runoff. That is, the REPUBLICANS are choosing who they want to be their candidate against the DEMOCRAT, who has already been chosen by the DEMOCRATS.
Do you not understand this HALEY??? With all your political experience???
But these are the tactics of the GOP Mafia! Anything to maintain power!
It's the Obamocrats and the Republocrats for government versus the Tea Party and Americans for freedom.
This is a recurring theme with this bunch, Oprah, others talking about our lack of "respect". Scary stuff.
I think there is a good lesson I this for us. Had McDaniel supporters given a little more, done a little more, he would have won first time around. How many did nothing, gave nothing?
Get involved, it’s your future. No regrets.
Someone remind me how continuing to support the GOP is not openly supporting Democrats.
Lindsey Graham wins his elections much the same way on the backs of democratic voters.
I never got over how quickly all his countless signs came down after primary day to be replaced with those of Democrat’s.
Does Cochran expect these Rats to vote for him in November? Because the GOP base in MS sure isn’t going to after his dirty tactics to get the nomination.
“Someone remind me how continuing to support the GOP is not openly supporting Democrats.”
They certainly do run together. One thing Im sure of is even if Cochran wins this time, it will be his last term in office after what he did to win. Republican primary voters in Mississippi will give it to McDaniel next time.
No, they expect the dems to win. they are afterall working actively for that very thing.
This is crossing a line the establishment can’t backtrack from.
The GOPe’s playing the race card just like democrats.
The GOP is corrupt, desperate and leaderless.
And soon to be dead.
But Norm, the GOP is the lessor evil.
Someone please tell me again why I should remain a republican.
“Someone please tell me again why I should remain a republican.”
I stay a republican because I like to take a stand, dammit! I don’t want to be an “independent” or “unenrolled.”
I like the looks on the old lady’s faces at election time when they have to hand me a republican ballot.
Abraham Lincoln was a republican, Calvin Coolidge was a republican. Ronald Reagan was a republican. I like being associated with these people.
Indeed. Lesser principles too. Lesser spine, lesser testicles...Lesser American really.
Even lessor America in the future, as well.
Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, John McCain, Lindsey Graham - I don't like being associated with these people.
No, we got to lesser America thanks to electing that lesser evil already.Tthe problem is that many of the people responsible are proud of themselves and want more of it.
Obviously they are happy with the situation since every day I read on FR several people condemning others for the stubborn refusal to help them keep electing more like them.
Repugnant. Revolting. The first AA "president" (spit) is actively, purposefully, deliberately ripping the fabric of our nation apart at the seams, and the GOP-e is passively going along with it. Damn them all, and damn ME if I won't be "disrespectful" about it!
I think you are saying the takers now outnumber we makers.
If so, we have already passed the point of no return.
And the only outcome left is an eventual collapse of the entire country.
I have been stocking up. I hope u have been too.
No point for me. Health issues assure that I ain’t surviving a collapse. Which isn’t making me haZ a sad.
But we are gonna collapse because not enough people want to stop it. If they did, we would not still be arguing over lesser evils. We would be fighting tooth and nail to elect conservatives ‘no matter what’ and making sure that no RINO would ever see office again.
Better an enemy at your throat than your back. Good enough for the founders, good enough for me. If some think they know more than the people that built the country they deserve our rejection and scorn.
Every right-leaning publication - including Establishment-supporting moderate ones - like the WSJ & National Review - should condemn this disgrace loudly.
I don’t believe in the Gop-e is the lessor evil story anymore, they’re as evil as the Democrats.
The GOP Base is doing this. I don’t call conservatives the “base” anymore.
Pretty bad. Rats in sheep’s clothing...
We got to a lesser America by allowing the left to spend the last century taking over our institutions and our culture. The left is the greater evil and the real problem. If you think needling the Republicans is the solution, you are mistaken.
Of course it will take actual work and time to overcome the greater evil. Being a pain in the ass to the lesser evil is easy but won’t get the job done, because the lesser evil is merely a symptom.
It is a symptom that would not be part of the equation but for those who insist on putting them into power.
If all the people who expend all this energy were to mysteriously start rejecting lesser evils instead of fantasizing that they solve anything and helping propagate them, all that effort could go toward a conservative.
Do you disagree?
As it stands now, we have two bad choices: either a pure but small and politically powerless Republican party or a more compromised Republican party that has some power. All you’re advocating is that we switch from one bad state to the other. And I suspect it would be a much worse state because it would put us on the slippery slope to irrelevance — sort of like being knocked off your horse in a race. The real answer is to hang in there and work to create the conditions that would allow the existence of a truly conservative (or at least acceptably conservative) but also powerful Republican party.
Even if those kind of people were around (and I concede that there are a few--McDaniel comes to mind), they have little chance because the GOP establishment does not subscribe to their political philosophy. Tonight's developments prove that.
“Do you not understand this HALEY??? With all your political experience???”
The Democrat is also GOPe.
>> I think there is a good lesson I this for us.
Yeah, the GOP-e is a depraved operation in bed with the Left. Period.
If Cochran wins I can only come to one, inescapable conclusion...
The American people WANT a criminal government that CONSTANTLY pisses on them. They WANT a smaller paycheck through higher taxes. They WANT their taxes to be wasted on utter nonsense. They WANT the dumbest, stupidest, most incompetent and condescending ‘leadership’ possible. They LIKE being shit on by their ‘representatives’. They actually enjoy oppression.
They keep voting for it over and over again.
Looks like it worked, if Thad Cochran paid attempt to bring the Blacks into voting for him succeeded.
if Thad Cochran paid attempt to bring the Blacks into voting for him succeeded.
OK. I understand one can’t use logic. However, how can the WAPO ‘get away with’ mentioning TC had 36 years in the Senate, still call MS a “POOR” state and supposedly asked the same people who are probably no better off than they were (other than ‘freebies) 36 years ago - as a direct result of TC?
This may be a case of McDaniel going I wouldn’t be a ‘bad’ thing. If Cochran gets back in, I can see him joining McCain, Graham etal in destroying the ‘Cruz’ faction of the R Party.
Same in SC.... What is the ‘plus’ for “US” having Graham, McCain, Cochran and those New England RINO’s? Not even sure ‘we’ can depend on them to stick to party lines on things???
“We” say it can’t be much worse BUT like a ‘drunk or junkie’, until WE scrape the bottom of the barrel, things aren’t really going to change.
We keep playing the “Lucy with the Football” game and the GOPe keeps ramming RINO’s down our throat.
I guess the GoP has now gone subversive and racial baiting. Disgusting. They are with the terrorists too? Who needs truthers?