Chris McDaniel Insists Thad Cochran Abandoned Christian Values by Appealing to Black Voters

04011463 Chris McDaniel Town HallThis is kind of funny: State Senator Chris McDaniel of Mississippi – you remember, the racist anti-Semite who lost to Thad Cochran in his attempt to become a U.S. senator, when Cochran pointed out to everybody that McDaniel is a racist anti-Semite?

McDaniel refused to concede, insisting, with his pal Sarah Palin – who seized the opportunity to display her ignorance on yet another subject – that only some serious hanky panky could have led to his defeat – you know, because how could you not vote for a racist anti-Semite?

And then Glenn Beck said that saying McDaniel is a racist anti-Semite (which is true) is like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (which is not true) though of course, the two have nothing in common outside of Glenn Beck’s warped head.

And now McDaniel is whining that Cochran “abandoned social values. Christian values.” Apparently, it’s not Christian to remind people that somebody is a racist anti-Semite, even when it is true. Let’s face it: what Cochran did was appeal to black voters. This, McDaniel is saying, is abandoning Christian values.

And this is kind of funny too: Republicans are so un-hinged in their claims that McDaniel was falsely accused of being a racist that they’re getting all racist in response. I’m not sure how this strategy is supposed to pay off.

Because all real Christians are racist anti-Semites, I guess. I can’t find that in the New Testament anywhere but then you won’t find a lot of what the Religious Right insists is true anywhere in the Bible.

Well, at least McDaniel didn’t accuse Cochran of being a clone, which, when you think about it, seems like a more fruitful strategy than the one McDaniel has chosen.

McDaniel told a sympathetic Sandy Rios, who herself is still selling the lie that President Obama is a Marxist-Muslim, yesterday,

The Republican Party has a platform. It always has had a platform. You don’t try to grow the party by violating the platform. You don’t try to grow the base of your party by talking about issues that are clearly contradictory to everything that conservatives believe. For example, you don’t go out to any community and talk about how limited government is a bad thing, you don’t go out to any community and abandon social values or your Christian values, you don’t go out there and talk about race baiting…You don’t grow the party by abandoning the party’s base, which is conservatism, and that is exactly what Cochran and Barbour did Tuesday evening.

So McDaniel is a racist and anti-Semite, but Cochran is somehow the race-baiter. I guess that’s sorta how “religious freedom” works in this guy’s mind too.

And of course, McDaniel continues to insist on hanky panky, saying that “This election was stolen from conservatives, stolen from Republicans.”

No, you grow the party by alienating blacks and Jews, apparently.

The blacks McDaniels hates figured prominently in this election, unsurprisingly voting for McDaniel’s opponent, Cochran. And McDaniel doesn’t get it.

He doesn’t get how he could possibly lose by being a racist anti-Semite. He knows what sells to the angry white guys who make up the GOP base. Black people (like Jews), except to the extent they annoy him, are largely invisible on his radar.

And he talks about “growing the party.” I don’t know how you grow the party at all by focusing on the base. With whom will he grow the party if he alienates everybody who isn’t white? Even Lindsey Graham, not the sharpest nail, realized a couple of years ago that “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”

Increasingly, you have to wonder if Republicans even think about what they’re saying, or if not making sense is what passes for thinking these days in conservative ranks.

In the end, as Jennifer Rubin writes at the Washington Post, the whole imbroglio just leaves the Tea Party looking like a bunch of crybabies. Thank all that’s good that the guys in the original Tea Party didn’t respond to adversity by stomping their feet in a tantrum. We’d still all be singing “God Save the King.”

29 Replies to “Chris McDaniel Insists Thad Cochran Abandoned Christian Values by Appealing to Black Voters”

  1. you don’t go out to any community and talk about how limited government is a bad thing, you don’t go out to any community and abandon social values or your Christian values, you don’t go out there and talk about race baiting…You don’t grow the party by abandoning the party’s base, which is conservatism

    Let’s hope all GOP candidates stick to this philosophy. If they believe that trying to woo moderates and independents is taboo then they are doomed as a national party.

  2. “I’d like to know if the black people were harvesting cotton why do you think it’s okay to harvest their votes?” the caller asked again. “They’re not animals, why’re you treating black people like they’re just votes?”
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    But the teabaggers are not racist so from now on we will join hands and call out the real enemies of America. Voting in your best interest.

  3. McDaniels thought he had it in the bag. It didn’t even occur to him that blacks might vote. Wow! He belongs in the cry baby hall of shame.

  4. “stolen from Republicans?” Gee, I thought this was a Republican primary…that means, Chris, that both of you are Republicans, doesn’t it? So, a Republican won. Thus, the race was not ‘stolen from Republicans’ at all. It was lost by YOU, a racist pig of a Republican. Not surprising in Mississippi, I guess. But hey, keep spending that Koch money on this farce. You lost. It was an open primary. If you weren’t so busy listening to Rove tell you it was in the bag, you might have seen what was happening. Of course, that would have meant that you had to trade your hyena stripes for those ‘grow the party’ ones. I’m not sure you can even begin to do that, with your white male Christian beliefs.

  5. “It didn’t even occur to him that blacks might vote.”
    ————
    Or it didn’t even occur to him that blacks could vote. Probably thought that went away with the gutting of the Voting Rights Act.

  6. “Chris McDaniel Insists Thad Cochran Abandoned Christian Values by Appealing to Black Voters”
    So now, it seems that only white people of European descent are Christians?
    If people like him were not so dangerous, it would be amusing to let them prattle on and put their feet into their mouths and then watch them backpedal.

  7. In the silver lining department, I suppose we could be thankful these guys have come out from under their sheets. We don’t have to guess at their core beliefs. They put them right out there for everyone to see. One of my husband’s favorite sayings comes to mind: May God have pity on their souls.

  8. with 41,000 different christian sects in the world, to which set of ‘values’ is he referring? each has its own…

  9. I do not know whether to laugh or be offended by this. this is precisely why we continue to vote for democrats: we know the hop are racists and do not give a damn about us.

    the gop make comments, both politicians and voters as if we have no feelings at all. so asking black people to vote for you makes you a non christian, only white people are christians? so now Christianity is based on skin color?

    so I guess Jesus’s command did not issue the great commission before ascending into heaven? you know the one in which he commanded his disciples to go out and make disciples of all men.

  10. Christian Values, Christian Values, Christian Values!! I’m so frakkin sick and tired of that same old Fecal Matter. I’ve had it up to my hazel peepers with these so called “Christian Values”. Before the 2012 election a woman I know said she wasn’t sure if she would vote for Obama again because she had “heard” that he didn’t place his hand on the bible and because she wasn’t sure that he had “Christian Values”. To which I told her in no uncertain terms how foolish she was to believe the lies that she dines on daily. I told Mona that when the only tool you have is a hammer every thing every problem is a nail. She didn’t get it for days and then finally called me and told me she understood. These Christian Values” people are just simply ignorant and small minded.

  11. How do you become a Marxist Muslim? Is there a school for that?
    This world has gone insane on categorizing everything everyone says. A politician, and indeed the rest of the civilized world is better served by campaigning with his mouth taped shut.
    But more to the topic, ordinarily this guy McDaniel would be shot down or ignored. But today we have ignorant people who follow right along and try to castigate the other person. The tea bags dont need the Dems calling them names, they fit every bill you can put out there on their own.

  12. Thad Cochran did what he did only because he wanted the votes of black folks. At the end of the day, he’s still another Republican politician whose policies don’t benefit most black folks. All he did was tell the truth about McDaniels in the interest of winning the GOP primary in Mississippi.

  13. “Chris McDaniel Insists Thad Cochran Abandoned Christian Values by Appealing to Black Voters”———- Well there it is, what other proof do we need to label this miserable soul as the 100% racist-anti Semite he is. His point that it is Anti-Christian to appeal to black voters show how stupid, ignorant and really removed from Christian values this guy is. What Christian Values is he TALKING ABOUT !!! ?
    HE has none! And I wish that his political career goes to hell in a handbasket sooner than later. Amen.

  14. I had created the twitter award called GOP Horse’s Ass Of The Year.

    Last year I had to cancel it due to overcrowding in the field.

  15. It’s still stems down to the Civil War? The Robert E. Lee’s Confederates would like Nothing better than Destroying our Government and eradicating all that is Dark and Foreign! The White Devils Taste Money and blood while using the Scripture to do it? 1/2 of this Country is the Great Satan.

  16. I was once asked by your typical Christian reich winger if I had “Christian Values” because I was one of “those Democrats”. I replied that No I am an atheist and that I would never lower my standards to be like them. I thought that woman and her husband where going to have a fit and I walked away as the fumed.

  17. The TeathugliKKKan christian values only consist of the devil,who has power too & these heartless,brainless & soul less racists are claimed by satan, thank God evil does not prevail…I just hope they all go to hell with their eyes wide open. We need to send them all packing so we can once again be proud of our country & gov’t, Vote! Vote! Vote! BLUE! save our democracy!

  18. Anne, you seem to be the only one who really understands what happened with this election. Thad Cochran will not reciprocate to the black community by working to restore their unhindered right to vote. He still sides with the restrictive voter id laws, and does not intend to advocate for a positive change that will benefit blacks and others woh are affected. So, it came down to the lesser of two evils, McDaniels lost. Now, it’s time for Thad to lose in Nov.

  19. McDaniel’s problem, which is similar to that of other GOPTP politicians and their supporters, is that they don’t think we’re intelligent enough to choose those for whom we want to vote. They complain about the “nanny state” Dem pols allegedly want to create while they treat everyone, even their own party members, as being in need of having someone tell them what to think/do/say and for whom to vote. They don’t realize that most Black Americans are very much into politics. We know which pols will never act in our interests and which ones will. Many GOPTPers have yet to figure this out. The black voters in MS that didn’t vote in the Dem Primary saw that if they didn’t act, McDaniel would be MS’s next senator, so they voted for Cochran. They know McDaniel is a racist and an anti-Semite, so they flexed their political muscles and cost him the election. McDaniel and his supporters are mainly pissed because black voters in MS outfoxed them, and they can’t figure out how they did…

  20. Just some added facts.
    1. some in the black community have come forward and admitted that they were paid to vote for Cochran.
    2. some in the black community were told that McDaniel was trying to take away the right for black people to vote
    (the 2 above sound like something that would be against christian values if proven to be untrue – that is race baiting)
    3. some counties have more votes than voters.
    4. some counties have voters that voted in both the democratic and republican primaries. The state law only allows you to vote in one.
    5. I saw reference to the KKK mentioned and want to remind you that Byrd was a leader in the KKK and he was a democrat, so if you want to tie the KKK to the republicans, you need to look better at your party where it is documented.

  21. Did Byrd vote in this election and is he pertinent today?
    Did Rush ever tell the gop to vote in primaries for or agaisnt Hillary and Obama? He is after all the head of the party.

    Your facts are not facts without facts(links) to factual sites

  22. Long ago I learned that for some, values and family are code words for hate of minorities.

    Includes gays, jews , blacks, hispancs, a asians etc Bet that McDaniel worships the religion of the confederacy.

    Republicans taken over / kissing the elephants butt and its Kluxers

  23. may the devil dispose of their souls !!

    BTW does everyone realize that in his insanity, Hitler was a racist

    mass murdered Jews, gypsies (semites technically not white), the 26000 blacks in germany, all the gays he could find (about 50000) and btw millions of soviet prisoners who he didnt want to feed)

  24. Maxie: The Christian values crowd in the Far Right Republican/T-Party are CONFUSED and bear the Hypocrites cross. They show NO Christian Values in their attitudes towards their fellow Americans of all kinds. I truly believe that IF Jesus were on the planet right now, these same Christian Values folk in the Republican party would rebuke him. With the same disgusting diatribes and racist language they display in their comments and attitudes towards our first Black (half white) President. To them I say: BEGONE! :)

  25. Steven S:

    I am flying by to tell you:

    YOU L-I-E !

    Typical Republican….making $#!t up. Muddying the waters with disinformation. Hey! We are onto your tactics. Nobody trusts a Republican anymore. Got the Memo?

  26. The rethugs use trickology on the lame who vote for them and they don’t realize they are voting against their best interest and they are willing to destroy the 99% thinking they are not included in their corporatism.

  27. Y’all know Chris McDaniel comes from Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, right?

    Well, there’s another famous McDaniel from Laurel. His name is Edward Lenox (E.L.) McDaniel, and he “was instrumental in organizing the Ku Klux Klan in 1962 in Mississippi as the Grand Kleagle for the whole state. He started a state Klan in Laurel with the White Knights and was instrumental in drawing up that constitution. He was also elected Grand Dragon of the United Klans.”

    Some links:

    http://www.bigstory.ap.org/photo/elmcdaniel

    http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/ref/collection/coh/id/5321

    http://crdl.usg.edu/people/m/mcdaniel_e_l_edward_l_1934/

    http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/mississippi/e1.html

    By reorganizing the KKK in Mississippi just before Freedom Summer, the elder McDaniel bears some responsibility for the murders of Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner, and all the terrorism committed in its name.

    I wonder if Chris is kin to “Uncle E.L.”? Seems likely in such a…..

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