Skip to comments.GOP consultant: Tea party complaints ‘racist and stupid’
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 McDaniels complaints that Democrats most of whom are black in Mississippi voted in the states 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. Were 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 Cochrans 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 thats going to determine the next senator? No, I dont think theres anything wrong with that, he said....
(Excerpt) Read more at msbusiness.com ...
The GOPe is its own worst enemy. Destroying itself, and America.
He’s a DEMOCRAT!!!! geesh!!
welcome to FR
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.
I consider it very telling that the rats are rooting for Cochran.
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.
GOP consultants = Barry Soetoro butt pimple lickers.
The same genius mindset that lost to unqualified, inexperienced, stealthy Barack Hussein Obama
Right, because Cochran wasn’t trying to reach them with a conservative message, it was “help me beat the conservative guy”.
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.
Feehery is a MORON. The black voters voted the way they did to PREVENT a Republican from winning.
OK, now I'm mad.
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.
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.
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 Hills 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 Speakers 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 DeLays communications director, he served as the Whip offices 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.
It's gonna be a little harder to get people to vote for you after you've called them racists.
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