Skip to comments.McDaniel Voted as Democrat [troll turned into fried ranch dressing]
Posted on 06/28/2014 3:38:13 AM PDT by OldRanchHand
RINO Republican In Name Only is a term used to describe people who are not truly Republican, they just run as a Republican on the ballot to get elected. Is Chris McDaniel a RINO?
He claims he is a lifelong Republican, but
He voted in the Democratic Primary
Records show conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel voted as a Democrat in the 2003 state primary. Associated Press 11/13/2013
Chris McDaniel denied it. But, McDaniels campaign spokesman Keith Plunkett said it is possible McDaniel voted in the 2003 Democratic primary.
Mississippis Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann confirms it: I looked at [the records], and they show he voted Democrat when Haley Barbour, Amy Tuck, Tate Reeves and Stacey Pickering were running in the Republican Primary. They also show he didnt vote in the presidential election in 2004 when Bush was running and didnt vote in the Republican Primary in 2008.
So, Chris McDaniel says he is a lifelong Republican. But he voted in the Democratic Primary; didnt vote in an important Republican Primary, and when liberal Democrat Senator John Kerry was running against President George W. Bush he didnt vote at all.
Chris McDaniel, he says one thing, his record says something else.
Which Party Is It?
When Chris McDaniel first ran for his office in 2007, Ryan Walters, one of his top advisers on his campaign committee was just four years prior the Vice Chairman of the Mississippi Reform Party and served on the Reform Party National Committee.
In 2012, Chris McDaniel was a featured speaker at the Mississippi Constitution Partys State Convention.
And in April, when faced with criticisms of the Libertarian Party, he tried to make amends with that organization, he said, I defended the Libertarian party on many occasions, despite objections from some on the political right.
So which is it, Chris? Reform Party or Constitution Party or Republican Party or Libertarian Party or Democratic Party?
Perhaps well never know, because as McDaniel said to the Libertarians, the longer I serve in government, the more my positions evolve.
The Carthaginian November 21, 2013 Editorial: McDaniel cant cry Liar
A few years back a new newspaper editor moved into a South Delta town and began pumping life into the local weekly with lively news that evoked some consternation.
It led to some serious name calling against the scribe, culminating, the story goes, with a elderly farmer walking through the door of the newspaper and inquiring, Are you the fellow everyones calling a ***-**-*-*****?
Well, the old farmer rejoined, aint nobody calling you a liar.
Chris McDaniel, Tea Party hopeful for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Thad Cochran, has taken issue with reports he has, in times past, voted a Democratic Party ticket or skipped major Republican Party votes.
After initial confusion in his reply, it came out that state maintained computer records did show McDaniel had voted in a Democratic Party primary and skipped a GOP primary.
That apparently being a grave insult to his conservative credentials, McDaniel or his mouthpieces countered that he had to vote Democratic to vote in local elections, that perhaps someone had struck a wrong key and his vote was improperly recorded, that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, a rumored GOP aspirant to the Senate seat, was playing politics at state expense.
The key now is, he aint calling nobody a liar.
Maybe his friend was running as a Democrat. Maybe he hated Haley Barbour as a candidate.
From some of your past postings on the issue I didn’t figure it would take long for you to expose yourself.
How many 10s of thousands of crossover votes did he orchestrate?
Seems to me like that it is perfectly convenient that the media and/or GOP establishment can check any records whatsoever, all the way back 11 years or more ago, yet they (GOPe, MS government, et al) are doing everything possible under the sun to keep Conservatives from examining voter roles from less than one month ago. That’s what it seems like to me.
Many conservatives will be voting rat in November in Mississippi.
If this is chicancery, then Chris has surely taken his punishment on June 24. I cannot imagine though why he would be enticed in 2003 to go into a Democrat primary.
Hi. Karl. How it Mitt?
How ridiculous!.....They’re desperate to find something on McDaniels......anything......and isn’t it amazing his voting record exists.....but we still can’t find Obama’s birth certificate or Lois Lerner’s emails.......
I hate to admit it but I voted Democrat ONCE in my life,and I’m a life long Republican too......(& I will forever regret that vote.....just young & uninformed)
“Seems Chris is guilty of the same behavior he’s now crying foul over. “
Uh, the “foul” is voting in a primary for one party and then voting in the run-off of another. Which is ILLEGAL.
If he’s being misleading it should soon come out and he’d be the old RAUNCH hand.
ORH really hasn’t done much to hide what he is about here.
I thought what he was crying foul over was people voting Democrat in the original primary and then Republican in the runoff—which apparently is illegal.
They come oozing in for every election cycle.
Source: Super PAC Is Formed in Mississippi to Protect 6-Term Senator in G.O.P. PrimaryCare to tell us why you're pulling from a Pro-Thad website?
WASHINGTON A group of Mississippi Republicans, moving to counter spending from out-of-state conservative groups, have created a super PAC to help Senator Thad Cochran fend off a primary challenge and will begin airing a television ad on Friday.
The super PAC, named Mississippi Conservatives to emphasize its homegrown roots, has bought three weeks of airtime on stations across the state for a commercial attacking State Senator Chris McDaniel, who is running against Mr. Cochran.
This hit piece from Haley’s PAC was from November 2013. It clearly had no impact - since McDaniel won more repubs in both head to heads.
So Barbour et al went the race baiting route, calling the Tea Party racist and claiming McDaniel was associated with the KKK, while also running Cochran as a liberal Dem (more food stamps, more welfare, more free stuff).
Any conservative, after being called a racist, who votes for Cochran is a fool.
Anything more than WHAT elections he voted in and under what party for primaries, would be totally up to him to disclose.
Certainly it seems that GOP affairs have dived into treachery.
The only reason to walk into the voting booth with a nose clothespin would be because the Democrats are even MORE treacherous. And certainly it would be with no illusions about trusting in a mortal candidate. It would be about trying to keep a closing door open as long as possible.
Oh, yeah, voting Dem will really help conservatives! It might help you feel you’re saying neener, neener, neener to the GOP establishment, but they don’t care and meanwhile Harry Reid and Obama are high-fiving each other at your efforts to keep the Dems in power.
It’s a numbers game. Get the best Republican you can, but if you can’t get a good one, get any Republican. Unless there are more GOPers than Dems, no matter how pure and conservative the GOPers may be, they’re powerless.
I thought Amy Tuck was a Democrat and Haley Barbour is a RINO>
I dont know what the big Democrat races were.
If Lindsey Graham had a John Barrow, McIntyre or Heath Shuler running in the Democrat primary. Im sure Republicans would cross over and probably vote for the rat in November.
Kerry was going to win MS.
Chafee was going to win the MS primary.
The 2008 candidates were conservative.
Kerry did not win Mississippi. Bush did.
I’m not sure who you’re referring to as “Chafee.” As far as I know, Mississippi has never had a candidate by that name.
Im usually never a purist type, always pragmatic. If the RINO wins fair and square (better campaign, bigger machine) in the primaries, I always back them in the general. If a RINO is our only path in a blue purple state, I back them. From McCain to Romney to Graham to Scott Brown etc. But the way Cochran won was so ugly and despicable that it’s unforgivable. If conservatives vote for Cochran in the general, the Roves and Barbours and Chambers etc will have a template. They will run the same game plan again and again if there are no consequences. And I know that Childers will vote with Reid 90% of the time and Cochran would only vote with then 30%. But it’s the principle. The only way they can fix it is to explain it, disavow it and apologize. Even then, not sure.
I was a Democrat voter in NYC although I was a conservative at heart. Voted for the most “conservative” Democrat in primaries (seemingly always Ed Koch) and then voted Republican in the General. If I had registered as a Republican, I wouldn’t have been able to make a bit of difference in NYC. Politics is a twisty kind of game.
The question I’d have, however, is who really was to blame for the runoff electioneering to the Democrats. Did the doddering Thad ask for this or have some knowledge in advance? I get the sense that he is a kind of puppet now.
Voted Republican all my life...McCain, Romney...now they want me to vote for Lindsey Graham...I wonder what it will be like to pull the Dem lever...at least I will know I’m voting for some fruitcake and I’ll get expected and predictable results. Can’t say that about voting for Lindsey. It is just a slower drift to socialism...death by a thousand paper cuts. I’m done.
He committed no crime and I can’t say the same for Cochran’s operatives. I am completely done with the GOP over them codoning illegal behaviour and in some cases breaking the law to subvert one of our most basics rights.
It appears that you also codone the illegal behaviour.
So Barbour was spending the early 2000’s working for the interests of open borders groups and Amy Tuck wouldn’t answer a question on abortion.
In 1998, Fortune magazine named Barbour Griffith & Rogers as the second-most-powerful lobbying firm in America. In 2001, after the inauguration of George W. Bush, Fortune named it the most powerful. The firm “is employed by several foreign countries, as well as oil and cigarette companies.” Its role in advocating on behalf of the tobacco industry has been particularly prominent. BGR also “lobbied on behalf of the Embassy of Mexico in 2001 to promote a bill related to Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
actually condone... codone is the chemical root of such things as the Vicodin pain killer medicine.
although it might give one such a headache one might be tempted to codone it.
it’s looking like maybe this really was the MS GOP jealously defending the Federal spoils to Mississippi, as the more principled Daniels might forego some of these or even (horrors!) call for a smaller Federal budget.
In my opinion the Barbour crime family handed the black political activists a bunch of cash (and promises to be paid at a later date) and said, “we know nothing, get at it.” But the Barbours are well versed in Mississippi racial politics. They knew exactly what these activists were going to do. But could use plausible deniability.
WEhat, being a Democrat illegally voting in a Republican primary in order for the more liberal Republican to win?
The way he won was ugly, but the only way to challenge it is not by electing the Dem but by pursuing investigations of things that were clearly illegal (the mysterious unattributed flyers distributed in black districts, for example) and by McDaniel using his power as a state senator to try to tighten up or even enforce elections law.
Also, I gather from posters here that Cochran is widely expected to retire after a year or two, meaning that someone else will be appointed to fill his seat. What about trying to make sure that someone is good? Or at least trying to build up broader support for a non-establishment candidate in the next few years so that there is such a huge majority of support that the GOP-e and the Dems really can’t overcome it?
Voting Dem excludes you from the process and lets the GOP establishment win - in addition to prolonging the disastrous effect a Dem Senate is having on the country.
I’m wondering if Thad was more “used” in this scheme than an initiator of the perfidy.
He’s a teat on the cash cow, in other words.
Agh. McDaniel not Daniels
People are coming close to saying a pox on both their houses.
Trouble is, the country cannot live on pox.
It can live on God, if it is serious enough to be genuine about it.
And also that was folly because the liberal devil is going to come around asking for its due, making it obvious in retrospect that a bribe was offered.
Thad is the weekend at Bernie’s candidate. He is being propped up and carted around by the Mississippi mafia. You are right. They are basically keeping him alive (politically) to keep the cash rolling into Mississippi.
I don't think Thad even knows what day it is. The poor demented soul is just a warm seat for the GOPe Senate. I'm sure McConnell has assigned handlers who tell him how to vote. I would even go so far to say they know he won't make it to the end of his next term, so the machine can hand-pick their next malleable candidate.
I blame McDaniel for Bush not getting 60% in MS.
Percentage 59.4% 39.8%
Nominee George W. Bush
Home state Texas
States carried 50 + D.C.
Popular vote 7,853,863
I was initially in agreement that Conservatives might need to, yet again, hold our noses and pull the lever.
However, I am slowly coming to believe that this one may be where we have to draw the line with the establishment Republicans. Their hatred of us is THAT blatant.
There’s a meme with a picture of Obama and a caption “What are you going to do about it? There should be one with Karl Rove’s pic and the exact same caption.
This article is a planted story by Haley Barbour and the Republican establishment.
These people are evil.
Be on your guard.
And the subsidies are ironically sapping away Mississippi’s dignity.
If every single soul in MS wanted to chip into a statewide charity pot that would be great because it would be voluntary. But tax/spend is asking for waste, if not also for perverse bribery incentives.
Some of "these people" appear to be on this thread, lol.
And, McDaniel just wasn’t malleable enough.
The trouble with modern MS is that it is full of welfare rednecks (and blacks). Who see no reason to “keep those necks red” working in the “sun.” Maybe it was not the most propitious place to launch a Tea Party candidate. It was still worth the try.
Senator Blackmon accepted the challenge and took the opportunity to address other concerns with her Republican opponent concerns like where Blackmon stands on the abortion issue. Blackmon says Tuck has suggested the Democrat is pro-choice.
I am a Christian, and I believe in the sanctity of life, Blackmon said. I would invite both cadidates to take an oath under penalties of perjury as to whether or not either candidate has had an abortion.
We got a lot of Republicans who had been redistributed into the GA 4th (out of GA-6th, Newt’s old district) to hold their noses, take a Dem primary ballot (open primaries here, too), and vote for Denise Majette in order to get rid of Cynthia McKinney. There was nothing of importance on the Republican primary ballot that year, 2002 IIRC.