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McDaniel Blows it in Mississippi by Ignoring Blacks
Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Star Parker

Posted on 06/30/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT by Kaslin

Incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran’s successful game plan, which drove his run-off victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel for Mississippi’s Republican Senate nomination, was unconventional.

But most incredible was the success of this game plan – to reach out to liberal black churches and get Democrat black voters to turn out and vote for Cochran – despite being executed in broad daylight.

Soon after Cochran lost to McDaniel in the primary, necessitating a run-off because McDaniel fell short of getting 50 percent of the vote, papers reported the intent of Cochran’s team to turn out black Democrats to overcome the thin margin by which Cochran lost.

McDaniel knew exactly what to expect. The Cochran campaign told him. Yet he remained a spectator through it all. His counter strategy was no counter strategy and just continue what he was already doing. Appealing just to Mississippi’s conservative white electorate.

Sitting in the White House today is the most left-wing president in the nation’s history, elected twice without winning the white vote. I have written about the demographic changes taking place in the country and the need for Republicans to talk about limited government and traditional values to non-white Americans.

If this is true about the nation as a whole, it certainly is true in a state like Mississippi whose black population, at 40 percent of the state, is the largest in the nation. Half this black population is poor.

Cochran’s forces dumped money into liberal black churches, communicating that he is their champion because of the government pork he’ll continue to bring into the state.

But a news flash for McDaniel, which he should know, having served as a state senator, is that not all blacks are liberals. In Mississippi’s huge black population are many conservative black pastors who want freedom for their flocks. They know that black poverty is not about government money.

A few of these conservative black pastors in Mississippi are part of the national pastor network of my organization, CURE.

Former NFL star Brett Favre made an ad for Cochran in which he talked about Cochran getting “…critical funding for our schools.”

But in the latest Quality Counts report from the publication Education Week, Mississippi is rated 51st in the nation, among 50 states and Washington, DC, in K-12 student achievement.

The report continues, as reported in Mississippi Business Journal, that “Mississippi ranked among the lowest 10 states in providing young people a chance for success in life, financing schools and improving teaching.”

If the success of Mississippi’s schools was about “critical” funding from the federal government, why are they the worst in the nation?

The main victims of Mississippi’s dismal schools are black children.

In a Pew Research survey of last October, 25 percent of blacks expressed favorability toward the Tea Party, just 6 points less than whites.

But the McDaniel campaign seemed clueless that there were potential allies in Mississippi’s huge black population to counter Cochran’s liberal assault.

It is pathetic that some commentators are actually writing that Cochran’s government plantation appeal to blacks shows how Republicans can reach this community.

In a scene early in the Oscar-winning film Patton, General Patton, who was sent to take command of the demoralized American troops in North Africa in the early days of World War II, is shown looking through field glasses, watching a tank battle which would become America’s first victory in North Africa. He studied the tactics of his adversary German commander Field Marshall Erwin Rommel. As he watched, Patton bellowed out “ Rommel, you magnificent b------, I read your book!”

Thad Cochran laid it out for McDaniel – he gave him his book - but McDaniel chose not to read it.

There are plenty of black conservatives who understand that big government politicians – Democrats or Republicans – hurt their communities. They just need Republican candidates to recognize they exist.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; blackchurch; blackvote; blackvoters; chrismcdaniel; ms2014; tadcochran
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1 posted on 06/30/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Cochran has sex with animals. How GOP is that?

Will Willard Romney impose animals into families
and marriage by his whim, too?


2 posted on 06/30/2014 4:40:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Kaslin

Star Parker just got put on my ignore list.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 4:40:12 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Kaslin

Parker makes good points.

It does not change the necessity of unearthing the truth. A line was crossed in Mississippi. “Moving on” confirms that Conservatives can be counted on to shut up and take it.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 4:43:32 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Kaslin
In a Pew Research survey of last October, 25 percent of blacks expressed favorability toward the Tea Party, just 6 points less than whites.

Yeah, that is why a flyer trashing the Tea Party was sent out in black neighborhoods. And a similar robocall went out as well.

Star, you really, REALLY failed to do the least bit of homework here.

5 posted on 06/30/2014 4:43:37 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Kaslin

Some people just don’t understand the differences between reaching out, pandering, and ignoring.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 4:44:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: dirtboy
Star Parker just got put on my ignore list.

Why?

I never heard of him, but what I read here makes sense.

7 posted on 06/30/2014 4:47:42 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Diogenesis
WTF do you keep Mitt Romney into everything. Go see a shrink and get help with your RDS
8 posted on 06/30/2014 4:48:12 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: don-o

I agree. And do you think would it be different today had McDaniel assertively courted those churches? Would we be saying “dang, he did it - he didn’t take any chances either - he went to the black churches to get his numbers up”...

But he didn’t.

I still think Cochran and Barbour cheated though. They’ll get theirs. I kind of hope animal porn is found on Cochran’s computer [or, if he can’t operate one then magazines on his desk.] And I hope they come up with something similarly disgusting on Barbour.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 4:48:23 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: Kaslin

No he didn’t ignore blacks. They had to be paid or threatened to make them vote for Cochran. If McDaniel had been as sleazy as Cochran, he could have just paid them more. They are open to the highest bidder when it comes to voting. Cochran just used a chapter out of the Democrat’s playbook.


10 posted on 06/30/2014 4:49:16 AM PDT by Tennessee Conservative
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To: Kaslin

I would guess that a lot of Whites in MS are not any better off than a lot of Blacks. Her complaint re schools should be taken up with the governor, or send the parents back to school so they can help educate the children.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 4:50:42 AM PDT by BilLies ( it isn't the color of the skin, but culture that is embraced that degrades.)
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To: Mogger

It’s a she, and she left out the fact that Cochran got the black vote by trashing the Tea Party, not promoting it.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 4:51:21 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Mogger
The very conservative author of the article Star Parker


13 posted on 06/30/2014 4:54:25 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

No. McDaniel blew it by not attacking Cochran on his support for amnesty, as Dave Brat did to destroy Cantor. The answer to your opponent rallying Blacks is to rally WHITES. Yet somehow the GOP has convinced itself that is racist.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 4:56:05 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Kaslin

“Cochran’s forces dumped money into liberal black churches, communicating that he is their champion because of the government pork he’ll continue to bring into the state.”


Star Parker ignores this crucial fact, McDaniel did not have the money to buy votes as did Cochran and the Republican establishment.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 4:57:21 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: dirtboy

Suggestion: Put yourself in your ignorance list!!!


16 posted on 06/30/2014 4:58:35 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
But a news flash for McDaniel, which he should know, having served as a state senator, is that not all blacks are liberals. In Mississippi’s huge black population are many conservative black pastors who want freedom for their flocks. They know that black poverty is not about government money.

Ridiculous. Even those so-called "conservative" pastors pulled the lever for Obama twice. She is so full of it. Target WHITES...and stop being ashamed of it.

17 posted on 06/30/2014 4:58:45 AM PDT by montag813
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To: don-o

Yes she does


18 posted on 06/30/2014 4:59:18 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Actually he didn’t blow it. He won the Republican vote. Cochran needed invalid votes from liberal fraudsters to “win” by 6000.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 4:59:51 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Kaslin

This may be the first time in almost 20 years where I’ve seen Star Parker completely wrong and ignorant on an issue. He didn’t do anything of the sort. The party funded a smear campaign using the black community voting network. They smeared conservatives as racists to whoop up the black community and get them to vote in a republican primary. It was a low down dirty trick and unforgivable.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 5:03:01 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Kaslin
Suggestion - kiss my pasty rump. I guess you are engrossed in the same kind of selective ignorance that Star is engaged in. Cochran got the black vote by appealing to the liberal bent in the black vote, not any underlying conservative traits. Or perhaps you agree with this flyer?


21 posted on 06/30/2014 5:03:10 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

“Cochran’s forces dumped money into liberal black churches, communicating that he is their champion because of the government pork he’ll continue to bring into the state.”

Star Parker ignores this crucial fact, McDaniel did not have the money to buy votes as did Cochran and the Republican establishment.


Meeting with black pastors and sitting in pews as a guest at front rotating Sundays does not take a lot of $; it takes time and gas.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 5:04:49 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: demshateGod

Correct. Over 6000, I think, it what was reported here was accurate.

The author gets it all wrong. What we have is apparently election fraud via good old boy dirty scumbag politics.


23 posted on 06/30/2014 5:05:00 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kaslin

Where was the mega-hurl alert?

Cockroach won because he, the GOP elites, and the Democrats CHEATED! PERIOD!


24 posted on 06/30/2014 5:05:55 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Kaslin

Star is wrong here. McDaniel courted the base.

Cochran ran to the enemy (politically).

He is now known by his friends.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 5:06:51 AM PDT by MortMan (Fossil feces is not merely prehistoric toilet humor.)
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To: Mogger

26 posted on 06/30/2014 5:07:26 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: demshateGod

I don’t think that McDaniel could have gotten black votes, period. The whole Dem/Cochran approach to the blacks was based on the idea that Cochran would give them more “free stuff” - more food stamps, more welfare, huge amounts of money to the dysfunctional “historically black colleges,” etc. It was large-scale institutional bribery, conducted through the usual culprits: the black churches.

However, if the Cochran/Dem alliance openly announced this in advance, McDaniel should have prepared a counter-assault. I don’t know about MS politics, but he was a two-term state senator, so surely he would have known it and could have come up with some kind of strategy. Even, for example, publicizing the Dem/Cochran plot among GOP voters might have persuaded a sizeable number of those who had voted for Cochran originally to vote for McDaniel in the run-off.


27 posted on 06/30/2014 5:10:23 AM PDT by livius
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To: Kaslin

I generally like Star but this is ridiculous. There is no way blacks would ever have voted for him. They voted for Thad because they know he’s not conservative.

People that say we need to court blacks should know that it will never work unless you’re handing out freebies.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 5:11:19 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: livius

TN 9th has a white Jew Dem socialist incumbent. GOP Tea Party backed Charlotte Bergmann is making her 3rd run to unseat him, she is a real smart Black conservative business woman. Yet she pulls only the white votes. Last election cohen got 80% of the vote to her 20%.

They prefer the PERKS, and freebies slave chains to Freedom.


29 posted on 06/30/2014 5:13:52 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Kaslin
But a news flash for McDaniel, which he should know, having served as a state senator, is that not all blacks are liberals. In Mississippi’s huge black population are many conservative black pastors who want freedom for their flocks. They know that black poverty is not about government money.

News flash: Thad Cochran is not a conservative.



Name: Thad Cochran
Senate: Mississippi, Republican
Cumulative Freedom Index Score: 54%
30 posted on 06/30/2014 5:15:57 AM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: CincyRichieRich
Meeting with black pastors and sitting in pews as a guest at front rotating Sundays does not take a lot of $; it takes time and gas.

Exactly. I do that and I'm not even a politician. I've done it as a private citizen and to show what a "typical" rural tea partier is. Just showing an interest does make a difference.
31 posted on 06/30/2014 5:16:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: GailA

Yes, too true - a black conservative (or even a mainstream Republican!) is no longer considered black by the rest of the Democrat herd.


32 posted on 06/30/2014 5:16:23 AM PDT by livius
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To: Kaslin

He blew it by ignoring folks who always vote for the rat candidates?


33 posted on 06/30/2014 5:16:57 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: spacejunkie2001; Mogger; Kaslin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3174067/posts

So far, there are many reports about shady outreach to Democratic voters supposedly undertaken by Cochran and his allies, particularly done by relatives of former Gov. Haley Barbour.

For example, The Daily Caller reported that Henry Barbour, the head of the Mississippi Conservatives PAC and the nephew of Haley Barbour, paid Democratic operative Mitzi Bickers “to make paid calls to potential Cochran supporters.” Those calls may have spurred many loyal Democrats to cast invalid votes.

In the search for improper votes, GOP officials who are affiliated with Cochran’s campaign are trying to block McDaniel’s search for invalidated votes that are recorded in the poll books, Fritsch said.

snip

However, 19,000 absentee voters cast ballots in the GOP run-off, and many of those votes may be improper, say McDaniel’s allies.


34 posted on 06/30/2014 5:17:23 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: spacejunkie2001
You can't win with the gibmedats if you are white and conservative. They voted to keep themselves broke and uneducated. Their loss and quite frankly I am sick of all the whining. Screw all the “special” people. I am fricking sick of the lot of them. I am also in a really crappy mood and if I see one picture of that POS in the Hut, I may just loose it!
35 posted on 06/30/2014 5:18:02 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Kaslin

It was a cold, calculated move to use black Democrats who certainly won’t be voting for Thad in November.

Okay, it’s done and the GOPe and all the so-called conservative pundits on TV (yes, even pervasively on Fox) are quite happy in pontificating about the weakness of National Tea Party organizations while completely ignoring the underhanded duplicity of conscripting their enemy to defeat one of their own - at least one who they profess to want under their big tent.

What the GOPe has done is to earn the enmity of solidly conservative grass roots Americans who have become increasingly aware that the GOPe is nothing more than a second-tier Democrat enclave.

The GOPe had damned well better be right about their crazy idea Hispanics will vote for them ‘if only’ they implement AMNESTY, because they sure as heck aren’t going to get another vote from me. And, that starts right here in Georgia in the runoff race for Senator in July.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 5:18:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Kaslin

Sorry, Star-Baby, we’re not done yet.

First, we have the lawsuit.

Second, if Cockran still survives, then we vote DEMOCRAT in November, and give up this Senate seat. Not doing that will mean this DESPICABLE method will be done to us over and over again...and that WILL NOT be tolerated.


37 posted on 06/30/2014 5:19:55 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Kaslin
Blacks vote 96% Democrat. That by itself rules out any outreach to them. It is was and always will be a WASTE OF TIME MONEY AND ENERGY for conservatives to campaign to Blacks. The media knows this so they nag conservatives with racism charges to get them to waste TIME MONEY AND ENERGY CHASING VOTES THEY WILL never GET. The greed and dependency of Blacks IS the problem. They won't give these things up so they must be ignored.
38 posted on 06/30/2014 5:20:55 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Slump Tester

I think all this is water under the bridge, what conservatives in Mississippi need to focus their energy on now is closing the primary voting.

If conservatives don’t close the primary system there, this will happen again and again going forward.


39 posted on 06/30/2014 5:21:16 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: dirtboy

A Parker proved once again it is all about race.


40 posted on 06/30/2014 5:22:06 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Kaslin

This might well be the dumbest article Star Parker has ever written.

Uninformed, stupid, likes race baiting slime ball tactics?

I have no idea what her thought process was in what she wrote.


41 posted on 06/30/2014 5:22:23 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

I think she just was seduced by all those black votes for a Republican and either did not know or did not care how the Cochran campaign brought them in. Either way, it’s inexcusable to ignore the Alinksky-style tactics brought to bear against the Tea Party.


42 posted on 06/30/2014 5:24:40 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: ilgipper

Thank you.. She is apparently unaware, or doesn’t think it matters, that Cochran said to the black democrat voters, “The Tea Party is obstructing President Obama”, and said it’s because we’re racists. He said that he wouldn’t do that.

What was McDNiels supposed to do, tell them “No, we won’t obbsteuct Obama, we want his agenda passed”?

It’s unbeleivable that any “conservative” would defend this.


43 posted on 06/30/2014 5:25:05 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: dirtboy

Mine too, until she learns to get her facts stright bedore shooting her mouth off.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 5:25:48 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: montag813
The way to get black votes would be to appeal to blacks and other traditional dem voters that they lose jobs to invader (non-citizen for campaigns) labor and when the jobs that are available have depressed wages because of too much supply of foreign labor.

That's irrelevant because of the disgusting unforgiveable tactics Cochran used. It was the plantation owners telling the slaves how to vote. It was all-out no rules war against conservatives. People belong in jail and McDaniels should get the nomination.

And RINOs are still telling us to lighten up. I no longer think a Repbulican majority in the US Senate is a good idea. There aren't more than a half dozen Republican US Senators I'd want to be a majority of anything. They scare me.

45 posted on 06/30/2014 5:25:59 AM PDT by grania
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To: defconw

Amen to every word.


46 posted on 06/30/2014 5:26:20 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin; WKB; paintriot; Lil Flower; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

Ms ping


47 posted on 06/30/2014 5:26:59 AM PDT by WKB
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To: mad_as_he$$

Isn’t that the truth. Wh, why, why, must it always come down to this, even for a black conservative?


48 posted on 06/30/2014 5:27:40 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Yes! I am so sick of all this right now I could scream. You could give every damn one of them a house, car and a million dollars they would be back in less than a year saying it’s whitey’s fault that they are broke again. I say kiss my you know what!


49 posted on 06/30/2014 5:30:47 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: dirtboy

I can’t figure it out, what she wrote is either willfully ignorant of the facts, or she is too stupid to see that the black votes were anti-conservative demonrats voting to muck-up the primary.

None of them will vote other than Demonrat in Nov!


50 posted on 06/30/2014 5:40:47 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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