Mississippi features a Republican civil war for our entertainment

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Good morning again:

Yes, indeed, sports fans.

Mississippi features an all-out Republican civil war for our viewing pleasure between Thad Cochran, the incumbent who won the Republican primary runoff by 7,667 votes, apparently due in part to the support of black Democrats who crossed over to vote for him to assure his victory over Chris McDaniel, the right-wing wacko tea party challenger who beat him in the primary by 1,300 votes, triggering the runoff because he received less than 50% of the votes cast.

Under Mississippi law, voters can cross over and vote in the other party’s primary, if they did not vote in their own party’s primary.

McDaniel claims that Cochran won the runoff by appealing to black Democrats, who voted for him despite having voted in the Democratic primary.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz from Texas, he of the incoherent filibuster fame who unsuccessfully babbled right wing platitudes all night to an empty Senate Chamber to force the government to default on its debt in order to destroy it, leaped into the frying pan yesterday supporting McDaniel.

The Christian Science Monitor reports,

“These allegations need to be vigorously investigated, and anyone involved in criminal conduct should be prosecuted,” Senator Cruz said on the “Mark Levin Show.” “The voters of Mississippi deserve to know the truth.”

Cruz also slammed “the conduct of the Washington D.C. machine” in the runoff.

Cruz’s comments represented a sharp departure from his neutral posture in GOP primaries – in itself, an unusual approach to his duties as vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The committee works to reelect incumbent GOP senators.

Except in this case.

Cochran’s camp claim they have reviewed the votes cast and found a few questionable crossover votes, but not enough to have affected the outcome.

McDaniel’s supporters are extremely hot and bitter. They swear they will never vote for Cochran if he prevails against their challenge.

Ironically, the Democratic Party hoped McDaniel would win because they figured he would be easier for the Democratic candidate, former Representative Travis Childers, to beat in the general election.

The results of this election probably will wind up challenged in court.

Do you suppose that McBride’s and Cruz’s outrage is fueled by racist hatred?

Nah, couldn’t be. After all, they are honorable men, aren’t they?

Heh.

We get to pop some popcorn and watch this spectacle unfold.

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Thank you,

Fred

12 Responses to Mississippi features a Republican civil war for our entertainment

  1. crazy1946 says:

    What we are actually seeing take place in Mississippi is damage control by the McDaniel campaign folks, who are guilty of so many shenanigans in their attempt to force yet another insane tea bagger upon the people of the nation, that they are forced to take an aggressive posture to protect them selves from their own medicine… I still think its funny that when it is them that the voters cross over to vote against, they think it is illegal, yet when they wanted to voters to cross over and vote in the Democrat’s primary back in 2008 and vote for a black man (not electable in their eyes) against Mz. Clinton, it was just fine… Karma will bite you in the a** every time when you do wrong… I wonder if they really want the Fed’s to come and investigate the election as badly as they say they do, might not be such a good idea for them…

    • Yeah, but McDaniel didn’t have anything to do with the plot to photograph Cochran’s wife, who suffers from dementia, to suggest that he’s having an affair with a woman on his staff.

      We know that because he said so.

      Hahahahaha!

  2. lex says:

    Pastor Makes Bombshell Admission: I Was Offered Money to Recruit Black Voters to Cast Ballots for Thad Cochran.http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/01/pastor-claims-republican-senator-was-buying-black-votes-to-beat-back-tea-party-challenge/

    • The Blaze is not a legitimate source of reliable information. This guy could have been paid by the McDaniel group.

      • Malisha says:

        I have a friend who is a campaign worker for various Republicans in Northern Virginia (believe it or not) and today I had lunch with her and discussed the Mississippi fun and games. She hadn’t been following it. Then I mentioned something I had done in my own state, involving Democratic campaign politics at the primary level. She found something I had done to be smart, so she exclaimed, “You should be working for the Republicans!” I had a good laugh but diet coke REALLY HURTS when you snort it out your nose while laughing! 👿

    • crazy1946 says:

      From the linked article:

      “It’s worth noting that the folks behind GotNews.com, independent journalist Charles C. Johnson and documentary filmmaker Joel Gilbert, paid Fielder for his story, something Fielder made sure to confirm during the interview. Fielder even asked to be “taken care of” and noted that if he wasn’t, he would go back to the Cochran campaign which, he said, was willing to pay him in order to “erase everything.””

      Now if you have any doubt as to the truth of the article, this should tell you how phony it is.. They could not even contact the alleged preacher to verify the story, but they published it anyway. Must another “Briebart” style article, full of non truths and distortions..

  3. BTW, mark down August 4 on your calendars. That will be the final pretrial motions hearing for Michael Dunn.

  4. Could that be widespread panic covering fire on the mountain?

  5. Malisha says:

    I love it. From where I sit, I can’t even figure out who’s doing what to whom, but at least I know it’s pissing off some people who actually deserve to be pissed ON.

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