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GOP consultant: Tea party complaints ‘racist and stupid’
Mississippi Business Journal ^ | 6/26/14 | Associated Press

Posted on 06/26/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT by koanhead

National Republican leaders trying to appeal to non-white voters are cringing over Senate candidate Chris McDaniel’s complaints that Democrats — most of whom are black in Mississippi — voted in the state’s GOP Senate runoff and helped six-term incumbent Thad Cochran capture the party nomination.

“The more the tea party complains about how black voters vote for Republicans, I think they look racist and stupid,” said John Feehery, a GOP consultant in Washington. “We’re trying to get black voters. Now that one of our candidates got black voters, we should be happy about it.”...

When reporters in Washington asked Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., if Cochran’s appeal to Democratic voters might have a negative impact on the GOP, Wicker responded with a laugh.

“Broadening the base of the party? Asking more Mississippians to participate in the ballot that’s going to determine the next senator? No, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that,” he said....

(Excerpt) Read more at msbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: chrismcdaniel; cochran; mcdaniel; ms2014; teaparty; thadcochran
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This explains so much about why the GOP couldn't beat an incumbent Democrat with a flock of albatrosses around his neck.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT by koanhead
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To: koanhead

The GOPe is its own worst enemy. Destroying itself, and America.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 4:58:29 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: koanhead

He’s a DEMOCRAT!!!! geesh!!


3 posted on 06/26/2014 4:58:58 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: koanhead

welcome to FR


4 posted on 06/26/2014 4:59:01 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: koanhead
The GOPe is self-combusting.

Aside from the squishy low info knee jerk GOP types, who often don't turn out, I don't know who they think will vote for their candidates now.

5 posted on 06/26/2014 4:59:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: koanhead

I consider it very telling that the rats are rooting for Cochran.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 5:00:19 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: koanhead

I don’t have any problem with a republican reaching out to blacks or any other traditional democrat voters to promote conservative ideals but this was win at any cost pandering.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 5:01:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: skeeter
The GOPe is self-combusting.

Aside from the squishy low info knee jerk GOP types, who often don't turn out, I don't know who they think will vote for their candidates now.


Amen to that. The rats have a home, don't they understand that? They don't understand that the rats voters only crossed over to interfere in a GOP election? And they don't understand that when the rats are giving you kudos, you've wither done something wrong, or you're on their team anyway, no matter what you're calling yourself?
8 posted on 06/26/2014 5:03:01 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: koanhead

GOP consultants = Barry Soetoro butt pimple lickers.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 5:03:28 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: koanhead

The same genius mindset that lost to unqualified, inexperienced, stealthy Barack Hussein Obama

Twice


10 posted on 06/26/2014 5:03:40 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: cripplecreek

Right, because Cochran wasn’t trying to reach them with a conservative message, it was “help me beat the conservative guy”.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 5:03:53 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: EagleUSA
The GOPe is its own worst enemy. Destroying itself, and America.

No, the GOPe are just doing their job -- maintaining the PRETENSE that there is opposition to the socialist agenda, while ensuring that no ACTUAL opposition is allowed to happen.

If you stop thinking of them as stupid, and realize that they are traitors, it makes more sense.

12 posted on 06/26/2014 5:05:13 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: koanhead

Feehery is a MORON. The black voters voted the way they did to PREVENT a Republican from winning.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 5:05:51 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: koanhead
So the GOPe send out flyers in black precincts calling McDaniel a racist who wants to take away their votes. McDaniel complains and he's the racist?

OK, now I'm mad.

14 posted on 06/26/2014 5:06:42 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: koanhead
“The more the tea party complains about how black voters vote for Republicans, I think they look racist and stupid,” said John Feehery, a GOP consultant in Washington. “We’re trying to get black voters. Now that one of our candidates got black voters, we should be happy about it.”...

These people cannot possibly be this stupid. This man must be a Dem mole...

15 posted on 06/26/2014 5:07:04 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: koanhead

Someone check and see if that GOP consultant is getting a paycheck from the DNC. We all know there is no one more racist, or ignorant than a Republican leftist. Even Democrats know better. To project the way this butt-head is stinks of Democrat instruction to halfwitted admirer.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 5:09:49 PM PDT by pallis
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To: koanhead

The GOP has NEVER gone after the black vote in a General election
like the bought votes in this run-off.

Plus, they used racism against members of their own party.
Despicable.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 5:10:46 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: koanhead

John Feehery is currently the President of Quinn Gillespie Communications and Director of QGA Government Affairs. Before joining QGA, Feehery was President of the Feehery Group, a strategic advocacy firm dedicated to helping its clients achieve their legislative and communications objectives in Washington D.C., and the chief blogger for The Feehery Theory (www.thefeeherytheory.com). He is a frequent commentator on the political landscape, widely quoted around the country and often seen on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. He is also a regular contributor to CNN.com, Politico and to The Hill’s “Pundits Blog.”

Feehery has worked for almost two decades in a variety of influential positions both as a staffer for three prominent members of the United States House of Representatives Republican leadership and a communications strategist in the private sector. Most recently, Feehery served as Executive Vice President for Global Government Relations and Global Public Relations for the Motion Picture Association of America.

Feehery managed the communications operation for Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert. Feehery was the longest-serving top spokesman to a Speaker of the House in the history of the House of Representatives. Feehery came directly to the Speaker’s office after a stint as a government relations advocate for the Barbour, Griffith and Rogers. He also served concurrently as Vice President for Communications for Policy Impact Communications. Before that stint, Feehery served from 1995 until 1998 as the Communications Director for Majority Whip Tom DeLay. Before becoming DeLay’s communications director, he served as the Whip office’s Chief Floor Assistant, during the historically notable “Contract with America.”

Feehery started his career as a speechwriter to former U.S. House Republican Leader Bob Michel.

18 posted on 06/26/2014 5:14:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mrsmel
Their little scam worked as long as everything was under the table. They're pretty much out in the open with their contempt of us now.

It's gonna be a little harder to get people to vote for you after you've called them racists.

19 posted on 06/26/2014 5:15:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: koanhead

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WSJ: Feehery on Eric Cantor vs. the Populists

June 12, 2014
By: John Feehery
Rep. Eric Cantor’s surprising primary loss provides a fascinating glimpse into the economic debate that has riven the Republican Party.

It’s a confusing mess that breaks down ideologically, geographically and, most important, along class lines.

Republicans used to be the party of business, all business, no matter what the size. Their philosophy could be summed up as free trade, low taxes, few regulations.

The so-called GOP establishment still adheres to that general philosophy. Its members are the party of big business and small business; they want smaller government, but they also are big proponents of free trade and the free movement of people into and out of the country. They see immigration reform as an important element in economic growth.

The populist wing of the GOP rejects the old consensus. They distrust big business as much as they distrust big government. Tax cuts for the rich hold little appeal or interest for them. They see immigrants as a threat to their financial livelihood.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/06/12/eric-cantor-vs-the-populists/


20 posted on 06/26/2014 5:20:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: koanhead

John Feehery (@JohnFeehery) tweeted at 6:27pm - 26 Jun 14:

So a tea partier tells me to eat shit and a liberal tells me to fuck off. I love twitter. (https://twitter.com/JohnFeehery/status/482304246084169729)

https://mobile.twitter.com/JohnFeehery


21 posted on 06/26/2014 5:23:11 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: koanhead

John Feehery
@JohnFeehery
President, @QGAPublicAffairs, columnist@thehill, blog www.thefeeherytheory, 15 years working for House GOP leaders, married to kerry, father to Molly and Jack.
Washington, DC


22 posted on 06/26/2014 5:24:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: koanhead

John Feehery (@JohnFeehery) tweeted at 6:25pm - 26 Jun 14:

@stefsstuff you should see what the tea party says about me. Pales in comparison to what you say about me. (https://twitter.com/JohnFeehery/status/482303563075309568)

Jen Kuznicki (@jen5309) tweeted at 6:29pm - 26 Jun 14:

@JohnFeehery @stefsstuff and don’t miss what he says about the republican base, he’s the nastiest asswad you’ll ever meet. (https://twitter.com/jen5309/status/482304798604410880)

Nancy Counter (@easynan2) tweeted at 6:53pm - 26 Jun 14:

@jen5309 @stefsstuff @JohnFeehery Reason why America needs the racist hate mongers like Feehery to disappear, we’ve had enough (https://twitter.com/easynan2/status/482310792897777664)


23 posted on 06/26/2014 5:28:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: pallis

Exactly. At least MCDaniels has never given a black man the great “compliment” of calling him “clean and articulate”, as if that were the exception to the rule.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 5:31:24 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: koanhead

John Feehery (@JohnFeehery) tweeted at 9:46pm - 24 Jun 14:

Now we are going to see who the real RINO’s are. They will be ones who now want to bolt the party after Cochran wins. See you later. (https://twitter.com/JohnFeehery/status/481629448765063169)


25 posted on 06/26/2014 5:35:48 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: koanhead

No wonder the GOP-E loves Obama, they are just like him.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 5:40:59 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: koanhead

They’re doubling down. They used to tolerate us, now they despise us, and they’re falling all over themselves to show us just how much.

To hell with the GOP. I don’t see how anyone can still rationally consider them the “lesser evil.”


27 posted on 06/26/2014 5:42:08 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: mrsmel
I consider it very telling that the rats are rooting for Cochran.

Will even a single one of his new friends remember him in November. Nope, back to the Democrat party for them.

28 posted on 06/26/2014 5:42:30 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: kcvl

To hell with him. I am a conservative first, last, and in between, and only a Republican insofar as they were conservative. They’re not, therefore I’m not a Republican.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 5:47:52 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: koanhead

United States Congressman Alan Nunnelly (R) Ms defeated Incumbent Congressman Childers (D) Ms in 2010. The same Childers who will be running as a democrat for the US Senate seat now held by Thad Cochran.

Would you like to withdraw your rather silly comment?


30 posted on 06/26/2014 5:49:38 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: koanhead

United States Congressman Alan Nunnelly (R) Ms defeated Incumbent Congressman Childers (D) Ms in 2010. The same Childers who will be running as a democrat for the US Senate seat now held by Thad Cochran.

Would you like to withdraw your rather silly comment?


31 posted on 06/26/2014 5:50:03 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: koanhead

Whoever is interviewing these dimwits needs to call them out on the automatic association between Democrat and black. Are all Dems black? Or maybe they’re just saying all Dems in MS are black.

Whatever, they’re trying to play the race card, stop it in its tracks!


32 posted on 06/26/2014 5:52:58 PM PDT by Kenny
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It is predictable to hear what this AP article has to say about Mississippi politics. Thanks for giving us the view from the Left, koanhead, and welcome to FR.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 5:54:42 PM PDT by Kennard
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Rush was laughing about this the other day. The GOP thinking its expanding its electorate with blacks by calling conservatives racists and promising them big government is comedy gold. This isn’t a case of appealing to them based on a conservative message.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 5:54:51 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: koanhead

This narrative being peddled to spin their behavior in that runoff is a complete lie. They scared these voters into going to polls telling them their right to vote would be taken away, etc. They weren’t reaching out to “appeal” to them - they were race baiting and lying to these people to scare them to the polls.

Broadening the base of the party...they were attempting to do no such thing. They were Democrats, not Republicans - what they did was racist, and defamatory.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 6:09:00 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: cripplecreek
I don’t have any problem with a republican reaching out to blacks or any other traditional democrat voters to promote conservative ideals but this was win at any cost pandering.

No, this was casting false accusations of "RACIST!!!" at your Republican primary opponent. The Democrat needs to win this one. The RNC needs to pull back a bloody stump for this bit of sabotage.

36 posted on 06/26/2014 6:28:44 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Senator_Blutarski
So the GOPe send out flyers in black precincts calling McDaniel a racist who wants to take away their votes. McDaniel complains and he's the racist?

OK, now I'm mad.

As am I. The GOPe needs to pull back a bloody stump for that stunt. If I lived in Mississippi I would vote for the Democrat. As it is, I think i'll just have to send him some money to beat Cochran.

I encourage those of you who do live in Mississippi to punish this traitor in a manner befitting what he has done.

37 posted on 06/26/2014 6:35:14 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: kcvl

So THAT’s Fairy looks like.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 7:02:18 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: koanhead

The gopE are the racists. “Come on over here, boy. Now you mark that ballot right there.”

“Yessuh, Mister Barbour. I’z sho nuff will.”


39 posted on 06/26/2014 7:14:33 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: koanhead

so a Repub advocating for more welfare, big govt to appeal to black Dems is a good thing???

these establishment types have confirmed they are not Conservatives and don’t endorse the GOP platform.

the message is elect Repub house, senate and president and we’ll continue Obama’s agenda..


40 posted on 06/26/2014 7:19:44 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: koanhead

This sh*thole is wrong, we’re pissed that the GOP used racist tactics in this race as well that they resorted to DEMOCRATS (no matter their race) to WIN; AT ALL COSTS! That’s what p*sses the grassroots off. I’d like to add that he’s a GRADE “A” “A-HOLE”!!


41 posted on 06/26/2014 7:34:31 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: koanhead

Any Republican “consultant” who complains about the possibility of a legitimate, conservative message being racist should be fired on the spot.


42 posted on 06/26/2014 8:36:33 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: koanhead

Who is Roger Wicker?

http://media.al.com/live/photo/roger-wicker-09-08-11-b8e675163a49290f.jpg

The junior senator from Mississippi, Wicker, 61, was first appointed by former Republican Gov. Haley Barbour to the U.S. Senate in December 2007 after the resignation of then-Sen. Trent Lott. He was then won a special election for the seat in 2008 and won re-election in 2012 to a second term.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 9:01:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I can’t believe DeLay employed this guy.


44 posted on 06/26/2014 9:05:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kcvl

“Feehery started his career as a speechwriter to former U.S. House Republican Leader Bob Michel.”

Was Feehery responsible for writing this gem for the less than inspiring Minority Leader Bob Michel.

“It’s one thing to be an ideological purist but that never gets any real significant adherents to the cause. That relegates you, in my judgment, to permanent minority status.”
Bob Michel Roll Call, March 23, 1987 -

Michel was an expert of being in a minority status without a doubt. You can even say he loved being in the minority with his go-along to get-along style of compromise(a.k.a. giving in to Dem demands).


45 posted on 06/26/2014 11:15:09 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: koanhead

Paraphrasing Homer Simpson:

“GOPe consultants. Is there anything they don’t know?”


46 posted on 06/26/2014 11:20:51 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: PapaBear3625
No, the GOPe are just doing their job -- maintaining the PRETENSE that there is opposition to the socialist agenda, while ensuring that no ACTUAL opposition is allowed to happen.

That keeps getting more and more obvious.

47 posted on 06/27/2014 6:28:45 AM PDT by koanhead
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To: wolf24
These people cannot possibly be this stupid.

Oh, I dunno -- they seem utterly oblivious to the consequences of ticking off their own base.

48 posted on 06/27/2014 6:29:36 AM PDT by koanhead
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To: koanhead

Where’s the satire tag?


49 posted on 06/27/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

The way he “got black votes” was strictly RACIST race-baiting,
pandering to their fears of something being taken away that they currently have, be it SNAP or whatever,
and lying that the TP candidate would deny them the right to vote.

You gotta wonder - do they really believe that “True the Vote” wants to outright deny them the vote, or do they believe that they are entitled to commit the kind of vote fraud that such groups are trying to halt?


50 posted on 06/27/2014 6:31:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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