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Senate Race Conference Spins Into Complete Disaster After Question About 'Harvesting Black Votes'
Business Insider ^ | 07/02/2014 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 07/02/2014 2:49:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A Thad Cochran campaign call Wednesday afternoon tumbled into disaster when a questioner asked why the Cochran campaign was "harvesting black people" for votes. The call was held to push back against claims from the campaign of Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, Cochran's intra-party challenger who contends he won last week's Republican primary runoff election illegitimately by courting the votes of Democrats and African-Americans.

But the call was quickly hijacked by callers who later referred to themselves as supporters of McDaniel. One repeatedly interrupted Cochran campaign adviser Austin Barbour.

"Quick question," said the caller, who did not identify himself. "Since black people harvested cotton, why is it OK to harvest their votes? Why is it OK to harvest the votes of black people?"

After Barbour largely ignored the question, the questioner asked again: "If black people were harvesting cotton, why do you think it's OK to harvest their votes?"

This finally triggered a response from Barbour.

"Sir, I don't know where you're calling from, but I'm happy to address any question, no matter the lunacy of it," Barbour said.

But the questioner continued to press, insistent on derailing the call.

"Why did you use black people? Why did you use black people to try to get Cochran elected when they're not even Republicans? You're treating them as if they're just idiots, that they'll just vote for Cochran just because they're black. Why did you harvest black votes?"

This was when Barbour decided to end the call — or at least end his participation.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackvotes; mississippi; senate; thadcochran

1 posted on 07/02/2014 2:49:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Jump down, turn around, Pick a bale of cottom

Jump down, turn around, Pick a bale of black votes.

(revised by Repubs - 2014)


2 posted on 07/02/2014 2:52:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wanna freep a pro-RINO poll? http://www.wjtv.com/


3 posted on 07/02/2014 2:52:51 PM PDT by nomad
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To: SeekAndFind

Remember when Hillary told a black audience that the GOP ran Congress like a plantation??? Certain code words get people going.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 2:52:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: SeekAndFind

_can I ask a stupid question? How many black people do any sort of farm work anymore???


5 posted on 07/02/2014 2:53:55 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is great. KUDOS to be brave caller who pointed out that the blacks were USED in this corrupt fiasco.


6 posted on 07/02/2014 2:55:08 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yeah. It seems there wasn’t enough harvesting to do on that Democratic Plantion.

Good thing the Republican Plantaion has plenty of room for harvesting.


7 posted on 07/02/2014 2:55:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Paging Mr. Johnson. Mr Navin Johnson.

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8 posted on 07/02/2014 2:57:01 PM 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: Dilbert San Diego
SOURCE: US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Foreign-born workers comprised a large share of the hired crop labor force


Foreign-born workers may be authorized to work in the United States under various visa categories. While employment eligibility, like all information obtained in the NAWS, is self reported, the NAWS seeks to determine whether foreign-born respondents are authorized to work in the United States by asking a series of related questions that produces a picture of their eligibility status. The questions address the foreign-born worker's current status (citizen, legal permanent resident, border crossing-card holder, applicant for residency, temporary visa holder, or unauthorized) and, when applicable, the date and program under which the individual applied for legal status. The responses to these questions are examined to determine whether the interviewee is eligible to work in the United States. Each foreign-born respondent is also directly asked if he/she has authorization to work in the United States.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 2:58:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“How many black people do any sort of farm work anymore???”

Probably very few unless they own the farm or ranch.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 2:59:55 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Feeding from the trough?


11 posted on 07/02/2014 3:02:31 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Feeding from the trough?


12 posted on 07/02/2014 3:02:31 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: nomad

No 64%
Yes 32% on that poll as of 5:04 pm Central time


13 posted on 07/02/2014 3:03:07 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: SeekAndFind

Barbour and his ilk are not feared or respected anymore. They HATE that! They’re games are being called out!


14 posted on 07/02/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry I posted a Dupe and stepped on your thread, I notified the Mod!


15 posted on 07/02/2014 3:11:00 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cotton1706

Barbour is a caricature of every slick talking hustler used car salesman stereotype. He used his chairmanship power with the RNC to pull a slick con job giving fellow huckster, Terry McAuliffe hundreds of millions to bui;ld an electric car plant and sacm the green money fund. -—McAuliffe has yet to make a marketable car, but he’s livin’ high on the hog. Barbour probably got a good kickback from the deal, too.


16 posted on 07/02/2014 3:11:16 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because your daddy is rich and your mom is good looking.


17 posted on 07/02/2014 3:12:18 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

To be expected, in the summertime.


18 posted on 07/02/2014 3:19:25 PM PDT by greene66
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To: NEMDF
This is great. KUDOS to be brave caller who pointed out that the blacks were USED in this corrupt fiasco.

Not only used, but those who had also voted in the Democrat primary, were bribed to commit election fraud.

19 posted on 07/02/2014 3:22:35 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I know this was just a primary, but if some of them decide to continue voting Republican in the general election, that would be pretty cool. Maybe some of them will decide to do that.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 3:24:05 PM PDT by grundle
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To: nomad

68% say McDaniel should NOT concede.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 3:26:51 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Why did you use black people? Why did you use black people to try to get Cochran elected when they're not even Republicans?

Maybe because (90-95%) of afroAmericans are so easily led? Sorry, but it's obvious. I'm tired of walking on egg shells.

22 posted on 07/02/2014 3:29:18 PM PDT by Humidston (For the first time in my adult life I FEAR my government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Picking Cotton = Cochran/Barbour/GOPe HOAX.

Now they’ve learned the victim Hoax trick to gin up racism charges. There is no bottom to the pit of the GOPe’s despicability.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 3:46:05 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: House Atreides

My white family picked cotton in the 30’s.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 3:47:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: austinaero

26% yes
71% no
3% don’t care
5:50 pm


25 posted on 07/02/2014 3:50:39 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Grams A

Cool


26 posted on 07/02/2014 3:58:02 PM PDT by nomad
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To: austinaero

It`s 71% now.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 3:59:25 PM PDT by nomad
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To: nomad; 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...

Thanks to Nomad for pointing this one out:

“Do you think Chris McDaniel should concede the race to Thad Cochran?”

http://www.wjtv.com/

Read the story and:
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28 posted on 07/02/2014 4:12:55 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: nomad

73% No
24% Yes
3% I don’t care

Love it!


29 posted on 07/02/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Probably 100% of those who own farms.


30 posted on 07/02/2014 4:19:12 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The business insider post a picture of senator cochran as if he were present. The announcement said senator cochran had called for a press conference, not his handlers. Can the senator not communicate anymore? Is he being held captive? I didn’t see anyone there from the campaign except austin barbour. What did barbour say of substance? Nothing just more rants denigrating Senator McDaniel, his campaign and Conservatives. I think this was a phony press conference with the conference call format and a “staged “racist” caller so a pro Cochran publication, “Business Insider”, can continue their attacks against Conservatives. Fear of losing cochran’s “amnesty” vote may well be what’s driving much of the crap in this campaign. we know the US chamber of commerce is FOR thad because of “AMNESTY.”


31 posted on 07/02/2014 4:21:27 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: NEMDF

and for $15/vote. Could it get any lower?


32 posted on 07/02/2014 4:25:34 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish we would have known that all we had to do was pay each black voter 15 bucks and the Kenyan would have been denied a second term. Damn!


33 posted on 07/02/2014 4:38:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: NEMDF

AND the blacks let themselves be used by their plantation masters, the democrats.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 4:48:03 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: nomad

Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

Yes
24%

No
74%

I don’t care.
2%


35 posted on 07/02/2014 4:56:12 PM PDT by pattty (Palin 2016!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Except the Dems pay blacks about $25k per vote when all is said and done.


36 posted on 07/02/2014 5:12:27 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Obama: Our first black, gay, Kenyan, Muslim president!)
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To: nomad

75% No (Don’t concede)


37 posted on 07/02/2014 5:59:55 PM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: 353FMG

Hush little baby
Don’t you cry...,

luv that song.


38 posted on 07/02/2014 6:17:01 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: nomad

Do you think Chris McDaniel should concede the race to Thad Cochran?

Yes
23%

No
75%

I don’t care.
2%


39 posted on 07/02/2014 6:30:52 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: dynachrome

Web Poll
Do you think Chris McDaniel should concede the race to Thad Cochran?
Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

Yes

23%
No

75%
I don’t care.

2%


40 posted on 07/02/2014 6:32:21 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: dynachrome

voted


41 posted on 07/02/2014 6:34:06 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: NEMDF

Yep,the caller did a great job.


42 posted on 07/02/2014 7:53:23 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Grampa Dave

Yeah, by the looks of the welfare rolls very few.


43 posted on 07/02/2014 7:56:04 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: SeekAndFind
Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

Yes22%
No76%
I don't care.2%
44 posted on 07/02/2014 8:22:21 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
_can I ask a stupid question? How many black people do any sort of farm work anymore???

From personal experience, in the rural areas of Mississippi (the Delta) and Alabama (the Black Belt), quite a few.

45 posted on 07/02/2014 8:30:14 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Humidston

Maybe because (90-95%) of afroAmericans are so easily led?
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They’re stupid (average IQ of 80), tend to be easily led by others , and accustomed to committing election fraud or fraud in general ,, whatever will get them that government handout... The fact that this amounted to “screwing with the evil tea party candidate” was the icing on the cake ...

I don’t believe the $15/vote price either ... it probably was at least $20-$25 and the person that reported the vote buying conveniently left their “skim” out.


46 posted on 07/02/2014 8:56:33 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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