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GOP Establishment Deals Race Card in Mississippi Senate Primary Contest

The GOP establishment just set a new low by mimicking race card antics of left-wing activists like Al Sharpton in a desperate attempt to have Senator Thad Cochran defeat challenger Chris McDaniel in today’s Mississippi primary.

The Daily Caller reported robocalls are trying to mobilize black Democrats to support Cochran by tying McDaniel to the Tea Party and its opposition to President Obama.

In the automated message appearing to target black Democrat voters in Mississippi, the female voice on the line claims that tea party challenger Chris McDaniel would lead to more obstruction in Washington and create more “disrespectful treatment” to the nation’s first African-American president.

“The time has come to take a stand and say NO to the tea party,” the message says. “NO to their obstruction. NO to their disrespectful treatment of the first African-American president.”

The left-wing media is jumping at the opportunity to slam the Tea Party and support Cochran by raising fears of intimidating black voters.

In The New York Times editorial blog, “Scaring Away Black Voters in Mississippi,” Juliet Lapidos adds fuel to the race card fire by characterizing Tea Party poll watchers as a voter intimidation effort.

Several right-wing groups have banded together to form a “voter integrity project’ in response to the news that Republican Senator Thad Cochran is courting black Democratic voters in his runoff with the Tea partier Chris McDaniel.

The Senate Conservatives Fund, Freedom Works and the Tea Party Patriots, all political action committees, will “deploy observers in areas where Mr. Cochran is recruiting Democrats,” according to a Times article. Ken Cuccinelli, the president of the Senate Conservative Funds, said these observers would be trained to see “whether the law is being followed.

Does anyone think this “project” will actually encourage voter “integrity” as opposed to voter suppression? Misinformation is already circulating as to the details of the law that voters must follow.

The GOP establishment’s race card effort is reinforcing the negative image of the Tea Party and will do lasting damage to the reputation of Republicans within the black community.

It’s absolutely disgusting that the GOP establishment would stoop as low as left-wing radicals to maintain power.

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Rick Taylor

They actually came out from behind the curtain and exposed themselves as the true RINOcrats that they are.

EyeOnFreedom's picture

The GOP establishment should be proud of itself.

Hinds County, MS

Hinds County is 69% black according to Wikipedia.

Hinds County voted for Obama 72%-27% in 2012.

In the primary election, Cochran won Hinds County 10,928 - 5,621.

In the runoff, Cochran won Hinds County 17,169 - 6,497.

Cochran won the runoff by his approximate vote improvement in Hinds County.

Garry Terry's picture
Garry Terry

This is disgusting!
Those in the GOP who oppose TEA Party activists are a little more humble when it's election time for themselves.
It is ridiculous for this internal fued to get so ugly.
Those who carry it beyond convention halls are doing an injustice to the cause.
Primaries are for decisions, not divisions.
Good job Deneen!

Debra R Steinman's picture
Debra R Steinman

And it's no small wonder that Sen. Thad Cochran is so 'scared' that he asked for Democrats to vote in Mississippi Republican Primary! No wonder the Liberal GOP is marching in lock step ... right behind him!