Skip to comments.McDaniel Blows it in Mississippi by Ignoring Blacks
Posted on 06/30/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
Incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochrans successful game plan, which drove his run-off victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel for Mississippis 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 Cochrans 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 Mississippis conservative white electorate.
Sitting in the White House today is the most left-wing president in the nations 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.
Cochrans forces dumped money into liberal black churches, communicating that he is their champion because of the government pork hell 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 Mississippis 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 Mississippis schools was about critical funding from the federal government, why are they the worst in the nation?
The main victims of Mississippis 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 Mississippis huge black population to counter Cochrans liberal assault.
It is pathetic that some commentators are actually writing that Cochrans 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 Americas 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.
Cochran has sex with animals. How GOP is that?
Will Willard Romney impose animals into families
and marriage by his whim, too?
Star Parker just got put on my ignore list.
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.
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.
Some people just don’t understand the differences between reaching out, pandering, and ignoring.
I never heard of him, but what I read here makes sense.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a she, and she left out the fact that Cochran got the black vote by trashing the Tea Party, not promoting it.
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.
“Cochrans forces dumped money into liberal black churches, communicating that he is their champion because of the government pork hell 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.
Suggestion: Put yourself in your ignorance list!!!
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.
Yes she does
Actually he didn’t blow it. He won the Republican vote. Cochran needed invalid votes from liberal fraudsters to “win” by 6000.
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.