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McCain on Cochranís win: I thought Republicans wanted African-Americans voting Republican
Hotair ^ | 07/01/2014 | AllahPundit

Posted on 07/01/2014 8:11:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via Breitbart, a little casual racial demagoguery towards Chris McDaniel’s tea-party base from ol’ Maverick.

“Obviously, I claim credit for [Cochran's victory], but, actually, the reason why he won was that he had a really excellent get-out-the-vote campaign,” McCain told The Arizona Republic. “There are some people who are complaining that African-American voters voted. I thought one of the major priorities of the Republican Party was to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans.”…

McCain has not yet announced whether he will seek a sixth Senate term in 2016. But McCain has acknowledged that he would likely attract a tea-party-style primary opponent, and says he will be ready to rumble if it happens.

“The key to it is you’d better pay attention, you’d better work hard, you’d better organize,” McCain said. “And you’d better understand that there is a strong anti-Washington/anti-incumbency sentiment out there, which is justified, and you’ve got your work cut out for you. If I run again, I know what I’m going to be up against and I know that it’s going to be a long, hard slog. But I enjoy campaigning. I love it. And I love traveling around the state.”

Is that what McDaniel fans are upset about, that black voters turned out? Or are they upset that Democrats, some of them black and energized by sleazy race-oriented dirty tricks against McDaniel, proved decisive in a Republican primary, ensuring that the party’s nomination went to a guy who twice won fewer votes from members of that party than his rival did? The fact that McCain would stoop to this sort of stupid MSNBC-ish lowest-common-denominator troll to dismiss conservative anger is telling. We just watched a network of cronies prop up a feeble old man who’s been in Congress for 40 years by recruiting liberals to tilt a GOP election, and Maverick’s big comeback is “why don’t you want blacks to vote?” We once nominated this guy for president. Why?

If you’re thinking ahead to 2016 and wondering whether he can duplicate what Cochran pulled off, the answer is … probably not. Arizona’s primaries are semi-closed, meaning that you can vote in the Republican election if you’re a registered Republican or unaffiliated. Registered Dems are out. If McCain wants to pull a Thad against some primary challenger, he’ll have to find the votes among indies. It could be, though, that his macro strategy is much the same — i.e. if he ends up falling behind before the primary, he might try to pitch indies on the idea that tea partiers must be stopped at all costs and therefore it’s in their interest to turn out for the incumbent. His problem potentially is that if Democrats nominate a strong candidate to challenge him, all left-leaning indies will be pulling for McCain to lose in the primary so that they can face the untested non-incumbent in the general election. In Mississippi, where the Republican primary inevitably decides who the state’s next senator will be, you don’t have that worry so lefties could vote strategically. Besides, if there’s any battle plan that Maverick’s going to follow, it’s more likely to be his pal Lindsey’s than Cochran’s. Graham trounced the tea party in a red state by using all the levers of incumbency; Cochran campaigned listlessly until the very end and nearly lost. If McCain ends up in a situation more like the latter than the former, something will have gone very wrong for him before 2016.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: blacks; elections; johnmccain; thadcochran
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1 posted on 07/01/2014 8:11:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They made a movie about John MCain: Full Metal Jackass.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 8:13:21 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is he that stupid?

Or is he so stupid he thinks we are that stupid?


3 posted on 07/01/2014 8:13:52 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: SeekAndFind

Someone should tell McCain that it was not a Real Election


4 posted on 07/01/2014 8:14:15 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

Befuddled old man.

We want CONSERVATIVE Blacks voting Republican.

We don’t want leftist invading our primaries.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 8:14:19 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is it. The old fart has obviously and most definitely gone senile.

There’s no doubt about it.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 8:14:21 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Jewbacca

I don’t know, because some people are so stupid I can’t abide reading about them……SHEESH what a tool, what an idiot, or what a piece of scum liar. (all of the above?)


7 posted on 07/01/2014 8:14:44 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Jewbacca
Is he that stupid?

Yes.

8 posted on 07/01/2014 8:14:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
Consider the source. Like Obama, he helps al Qaeda.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 8:15:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SeekAndFind

FRAUD

MCCAIN FINANCED ELECTION FRAUD

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/30/Democrat-Pastor-Accuses-Thad-Cochran-Campaign-Of-Vote-For-Pay-Scheme


10 posted on 07/01/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

John McLame - from hero to hack in less than a lifetime.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 8:15:55 AM PDT by JayAr36 (When an American dies Obama lies. And lies, and lies and lies forever.)
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To: Jewbacca
Is he that stupid?

The LSM trained him well.

12 posted on 07/01/2014 8:16:09 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Jewbacca

stupendously disingenuous...


14 posted on 07/01/2014 8:17:15 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought we WANTED to brand Republicans as racists.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 8:17:47 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Jewbacca

Remember, he is the SENILE Senator from Arizona. He like the gutless, useless, Chuck Hagel couldn’t seemingly go a day without criticizing GWB publicly, now remain silent as Obama continues to ruin our country. They are beneath contempt.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 8:18:49 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: SeekAndFind

An amoeba has roughly 150% more computing capacity that McDork.

FUJM.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 8:20:02 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

McLame you magn-——err, disengeniuos tasbard.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 8:20:53 AM PDT by tflabo (o)
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To: SeekAndFind
"actually, the reason why he won was that he had a really excellent get-out-the-vote campaign..."

Yeah that's what I read too.


19 posted on 07/01/2014 8:20:56 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: dfwgator

There’s a reason why his class rank was “last”.


20 posted on 07/01/2014 8:21:53 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Da Coyote

“That” should be “then”.

Darned computers, always making mistakes.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 8:21:56 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: latina4dubya

Given his history of contempt for conservatives, I am leaning toward believing McCain is he so stupid he thinks we are that stupid.

Stupid people like McCain often believe themselves to be the smartest guy in the room.


22 posted on 07/01/2014 8:23:04 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Don’t you mean Full MENTAL Jackass?


23 posted on 07/01/2014 8:23:22 AM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: Jewbacca
Is he that stupid?
Yes

Or is he so stupid he thinks we are that stupid?
Yes

24 posted on 07/01/2014 8:23:30 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: paintriot

FOOL MENTAL JACKASS.


25 posted on 07/01/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: jiggyboy

Members of the ‘green party’ .


26 posted on 07/01/2014 8:24:34 AM PDT by tflabo (o)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The key to it is you’d better pay attention, you’d better work hard, you’d better organize,” McCain said. “And you’d better understand that there is a strong anti-Washington/anti-incumbency sentiment out there, which is justified, and you’ve got your work cut out for you. If I run again, I know what I’m going to be up against and I know that it’s going to be a long, hard slog. But I enjoy campaigning. I love it. And I love traveling around the state.”

Nothing like an old political hack to make zero sense, talking out of both sides of his drooling pie hole.
I seriously hope he runs, I want to see him go down in a crushing defeat. Did I just say that out loud?! Such a vile power hungry freak.


27 posted on 07/01/2014 8:26:15 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: SeekAndFind

What a doofus.


28 posted on 07/01/2014 8:26:43 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: SeekAndFind

Buying votes from black ministers - and handing out ‘walking around’ money is NOT quite what we had in mind...


29 posted on 07/01/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why no outrage over IRS targeting? Same reason Pravda didn't make a stink about gulags.FREnterprise)
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To: Jewbacca
"Is he that stupid?"

Not THAT stupid, he knows what he's saying is disingenuous BS. As you noted, what's extra infuriating about the statement is that he thinks we're stupid enough to buy that.

30 posted on 07/01/2014 8:27:48 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

This took a little longer to ‘unfold’ than I thought.
I kind of figured some LIB would be accusing the R’s of using D tactics in getting out the vote.

I know McShame is senile and idiotic, but I really didn’t think he would be the one to make this statement.

1. Almost makes one think that he was asked a ‘loaded question’ and it got ‘worked’ around until it looked damning.

2. Or MAYBE, just MAYBE he really is this stupid.

(On second thought, I will go with my ‘reasoning’ #2 Alex.)


31 posted on 07/01/2014 8:27:58 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe McCain doesn’t know the difference between a primary and a general election. If he thinks that blacks will vote for Cochran in the general election, he is a fool.


32 posted on 07/01/2014 8:28:17 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment
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To: SeekAndFind

Everybody knows they aren’t voting Republican in the general election, including McKeating.


33 posted on 07/01/2014 8:31:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: SeekAndFind

Juan’s just jealous that Democrats found a stooge they liked better than him.


34 posted on 07/01/2014 8:32:40 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Juan’s just jealous that Democrats found a stooge they liked better than him.


35 posted on 07/01/2014 8:32:40 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thick As A Brick


36 posted on 07/01/2014 8:33:01 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: GOPJ

... in the GOP runoff. To people who will NEVER vote for the Republican in the General.

(I’d add)

What are these folks going to say when the exit polls from the General election come back and show that all the Black voters for Cochrane in the primaries went home to Childers?

Assuming McDaniels doesn’t get his new election, that is ...


37 posted on 07/01/2014 8:33:43 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: SeekAndFind

Sweet Jesus, this man is dumb.


38 posted on 07/01/2014 8:34:00 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: dfwgator; Jewbacca
re: Is he that stupid.....

I have a hard time believing it. It's amazing, to me at least, that politicians would be this out of touch with their mainstream. Smacks of the people saying, "Hey! The Emporer is nekkid!" ... and the pol's only option is denial: "Nope, he's not. You're completely wrong. Are you going to believe me, or your lyin' eyes?"

But, to fall back on my own premise that all political shenanigans are motivated by 1) money 2) sex 3) stupidity or 4) some combination thereof ..... you're right. McCain is just stupid.

39 posted on 07/01/2014 8:35:10 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Jewbacca

Yes, he is that stupid. He was 894th in his graduating class of 899 at the United Staes Naval Academy in 1958.


40 posted on 07/01/2014 8:35:20 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: Jewbacca

They are really trying their best to twist this. They are trying to create another meme of the Tea Party being against minorities and of course the voter id issues.


41 posted on 07/01/2014 8:35:24 AM PDT by AmericanRobot
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To: SeekAndFind

Our 2008 nominee, ladies and gentlemen. Disgusted.


42 posted on 07/01/2014 8:35:55 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: LeonardFMason

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hez7W9pAS5k

The fool McCain, said this while supposedly running against obama in 2008 - “he is a decent person” and you do not have to be scared of obama as president. GENIUS!!!


43 posted on 07/01/2014 8:36:09 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: golf lover
He was 894th in his graduating class of 899...

That would make him smarter than over 80% in the US anyway. Just like physicians, the last one rated in the class is still called "Doctor".

44 posted on 07/01/2014 8:38:08 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Really Juan? By using lies, bribery and racist fear tactics?


45 posted on 07/01/2014 8:38:56 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: SeekAndFind

I still have no words....Really Arizona? Really? How many more times are you all going to elect this guy?


46 posted on 07/01/2014 8:43:02 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: SeekAndFind

geez this guy is a jackass of epic proportions..

Is he so stupid that he does not know those same black voters who voted to keep cochran will NOT vote for him again in November?


47 posted on 07/01/2014 8:44:17 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is no fool like an old fool.


48 posted on 07/01/2014 8:45:48 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

McCain should have left the stage after a failed run for president.

The guy is walking/talking disaster for the Republican party. I know more Republicans that dislike this guy than like him.


49 posted on 07/01/2014 8:47:21 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: Jeff Chandler

Again, mistaking the pointing finger for the moon....

The Democrat-registered (supposedly) African-Americans who “crossed over” to vote for Thad Cochran, were not and are not at all interested in supporting Cochran in the general election, and they will revert to their natural state, which is to cast the vote against ANY Republican, regardless of how much “pork” may be carried back to the district.


50 posted on 07/01/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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