Skip to comments.Thad Cochran Press Call Descends into Madness After Question About ‘Harvesting Black Votes’
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Someone Asked About Harvesting Votes Like Cotton on Thad Cochran’s Press Call
A press call held by Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign was cut short by a comparison between harvesting cotton and harvesting votes. According to reports from several journalists, at one point a man asked “If black people were harvesting cotton, why is it OK to harvest their votes?” Cochran’s campaign abruptly ended the press call after that, but several people stayed on the line to yell at one another.
The call was meant to push back claims that the Cochran campaign purchased votes or otherwise won the election illegitimately, but only served to further tensions within the Mississippi Republican party. According to Business Insider, the caller asked twice about “harvesting black votes,” before Cochran campaign advisor Austin Barbour replied “Sir, I don’t know where you’re calling from, but I’m happy to address any question, no matter the lunacy of it.”
The name of the commenter isn’t currently known, but some suspect it was a McDaniel supporter. Charles C. Johnson, the conservative blogger who accused the Cochran campaign of engaging in a votes-for-cash scheme tweeted the call-in information to his followers before the call and invited them to crash it with him.
Is this why we are seeing reports that the LSM including Fox are giving zero attention to this story?
These people are disguising, terrorizing people into committing voter fraud by falsely accusing the opponent of targeting them because they're black.
Then again, they DO use Thad Cochran like he's some kind of meat puppet, so I guess fraud would be a step UP for them.
I cannot explain why the MSM isn’t jumping all over this “Republican vote-buying scandal”.... or maybe it is because the guy is really a Dem?
"No, I can't do that."
"What difference does it make now?"
I don’t care who you are, that’s funny!
we have a winner!
Or because his co-conspirators were Democrats and the media knows they would be drawn in by any investigation too.
It wasn’t the Tea Party. Clarion Ledger reported they have a hunch they know who it was, and he’s not in the McDaniel camp. He’s a local crazy.
Best headline I’ve read in a long time.
Gee, Who saw this coming?
Tell that to the Business Insider, their article leads one to conclude that McDaniel supporters did it.
Cochran is losing it, he is going nuts.
His handlers can not hide this insanity.
They’re shilling for Cochran. Clarion Ledger reports accurately.
I don’t think it was either. My guess is a plant from Cochran’s sludge campaign. I think someone will figure it out...
During Fox News Sunday, they covered the election but used it to again pontificate on the demise of the Tea Party. Not a word about the fraud problems, probably out of deference to Karl Rove who is their big establishment Republican and probably had a behind the scenes role in the shenanigans.
Yep, I think you nailed it.
In almost all other circumstances, the media would be falling all over themselves with endless news stories of GOP FRAUD! GOP FRAUD! That would be total catnip to them. Just having those two words together, to hammer with, over and over.
But in this case, it would show off the sleaze and fraud of the “establishment class” and their beltway buds. Nope, can’t have that! So, this very, very major political scandal gets deliberately ignored and deliberately underplayed.
I hope McDaniel pulls this off then. We have too many lunatics in Congress as it is.
It is because the Uniparty is “united” in their disdain for anyone associated with the TEA party aka anyone who detests the unipartys monopoly on our political system.
The announcement was that Senator Thad Cochran was calling a press conference today. Apparently senator Cochran is no longer capable of speaking for himself, is he being held captive? Why was austin barbour holding the press conference? There was nothing new, apparently it was held to again denigrate Senator McDaniel, Senator McDaniel’s campaign and Conservatives for having the audacity to oppose the republican establishment and the barbours. It turned into a fiasco as has everything else Austin has done during this campaign. Apparently senator cochran is no longer capable of speaking for himself, is he being held captive?
Yes I read about at here on FR. Stopped watching fox months ago. They don’t deserve your audience either, FRiend.
Drudge isn’t mentioning it as well.
Is Hannity only covering it on his radio show?
Stuffing ballot box’s gets no respect these days..
Probably because of the virus’s in the voteing machines....
Changing votes to be democrat.. or Rino in republican primarys..
Buying votes is just so “tacky”..
Thad is too low life for the MSM to bother with.
It would be like denigrating a family member.
What? Why would that be? I don’t follow drudge..
I don’t follow Hannity at all...
It’s interesting that Hannity is only talking about this on the radio but not on Fox...have they told him mums the word on this story?...
“I cannot explain why the MSM isnt jumping all over this Republican vote-buying scandal.... or maybe it is because the guy is really a Dem?”
Because there is a MUCH BIGGER PRIZE - the destruction of the Tea Party, which then means Amnesty, and then the destruction of the Republican Party completely.
The end-game is what they’re after, and Cockran is doing EXACTLY what they need him to do.
In today’s world, practicing journalism during the Obama and/or a democratic administration could cost you your job. (Atkinson) Unless, of course, it is a republican or a Tea Partier.
Which leads me to the conclusion that Thad is a closet Dem.
Gee, Who saw this coming?
Maybe Cochran should start a twitter campaign to help his image ... /s
The reason is that the vote buying was done through Black churches, which have a history of doing the same thing for the Democrats.
So while it would be a good shot at Republicans, going after the story would expose the much larger issue of corruption and collusion between the Black churches and the Democrats. A friend of mine who worked a few Presidential campaigns in the Midwest once told me that Black pastors think they deserve to get a new car every four years ...
But ... it’s all fun and games until people start getting slapped with RICO indictments. And say what you want about the Obama/Holder DoJ, but this would quickly turn into something they couldn’t ignore.