Recently, Senator Thad Cochran defeated Chris McDaniel in what was possibly the most stereotypical “southern” battle ever. Cochran, who admitted he “did all kinds of indecent things with animals” when he was younger, defeated noted Tea Party Confederate apologist Chris McDaniel, whose supporters banded together to take indecent pictures of an elderly woman in an assisted living facility, leading one Tea Party leader to Second Amendment himself to death rather than face the music for his actions.
Chris McDaniel refused to take his defeat lying down. In the manner of all “not-racist” Tea Partiers, he did what he does best: he joined Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives in blaming black people for his defeat. McDaniel went so far as to blatantly lie about “illegal” votes from African Americans who he says are all Demoncrats.
In one county, he claimed to find 192 “illegal” voters who voted in the Democratic primary, then voted in the Republican primary–an odd claim, given that only 37 Democrats voted in the primary–total–in that precinct. Given his completely “not-racist” attitude, it’s no wonder Tea Partiers are begging him to run as a
white-in write-in candidate anyway.
McDaniel isn’t a racist, though. The problem is that some GOPers are calling him a racist. McDaniel accused the victor in the GOP primary of “race-baiting,” and said that his party must be “purged” of all who claim that their fellow right-wing “not-racists” are racists.
“They hired Democratic operatives to go out into Democratic communities and call me a racist,” McDaniel told Focal Point listeners. “That’s despicable. It goes to show that there are elements within our own party that have to be purged … There are elements within our own party that have no business being Republicans. Republicans should not behave in that fashion.”
He claimed that ads highlighting his desire to cut social programs like SNAP if he succeeded marshalled “Democrats,” his term for black people in this situation, into voting against him. “Because of the race baiting, because of all the nasty things they said about me and conservatives in this state, they pushed more than 40,000 Democrats into the Republican runoff,” McDaniel said in the interview.
Animal abuser Thad Cochran has another theory: black people just like him better. Cochran’s press secretary John Russell told the Associated Press that,
“If Chris McDaniel had asked African-Americans to vote for him rather than complaining about them participating in the process, he might have won the election.”
He said that Cochran’s “tremendous support” from African Americans was the result of “a 40-year relationship built on respect and fairness.”
No matter which side you believe, or if you believe neither, when a person begins mentioning a “purge” because of their association with a specific race…it shows something about that person and all who are even remotely like them.
It’s becoming very hard to avoid using the phrase “just like Hitler” when referencing the Tea Party, but we’re trying.