Republican Establishment Took Part in Reprehensible Reverse Operation Chaos in Mississippi

Rush Limbaugh
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RUSH:  Mississippi. The Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel runoff election.  It was Operation Chaos in reverse.  The Republican establishment sought victory via Democrat voters in the runoff, and they got them.  It has been analyzed and it is now practically ontologically certain that without the African-American vote from Democrat-leaning counties, Thad Cochran would have lost by eight or nine percent last night.

And it’s because the Republican establishment was a party to something to me that is reprehensible. I’m holding here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers a little pamphlet that was distributed by both the Democrat Party and the Republican Party establishment. “The Tea Party intends to prevent blacks from voting on Tuesday,” and there’s a picture of Thad Cochran and all of his great achievements and a picture of Chris McDaniel, Tea Party.

So the Washington establishment of both parties distribute a flier claiming the Tea Party wanted to prevent blacks from voting on Tuesday.  This, combined with other efforts, secured a turnout of black Democrat voters in a Republican primary that gave Thad Cochran, in my view, a corrupt and undeserved victory.  And we’ve got more on this, obviously, as the program unfolds…

…My friend Mark Levin, F. Lee Levin, makes the point that Washington is not going to be fixed from Washington.  This proves it, if there was any proof needed.  Washington is not going to be fixed in Washington.  The establishment is going to align itself every which way it can against any outside challenger, like this Tea Party candidate.  But it does look like African-Americans.

Democrat African-Americans really did secure the victory for Thad Cochran in a Republican primary.  So here we have a result that is not representative of the Republican Party thinking in Mississippi.  The technique that was used and the manner in which this was achieved is reprehensible…

…[I]n truth, the only real enemy of Washington today is the Tea Party. The Republican and Democrat establishments, the Chamber of Commerce, the whole way Washington is working, the only enemies are people who want to reintroduce free markets, get rid of crony capitalism, blow up the relationships that exist between Washington and individual businesses or business at large, Wall Street firms. You people in the Tea Party that believe in liberty, freedom, free markets, you represent the problem. To John Boehner, to the Republican establishment, to the Republican consultants, Obama is not the problem. Anybody opposed to the way Washington does business today is the problem, and that would be you and me.

Essentially the Republican base, the Tea Party voters, are considered the problem…



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Related: Cochran Wins, But McDaniel Camp Eying Legal Challenges (video)

…A source close to McDaniel told Breitbart News that he is considering legal challenges over ballots. Democrats who voted for Cochran on Tuesday but voted three weeks ago in the Democratic primary in the state were not allowed to vote in Tuesday’s election.

Election results indicate Cochran’s late appeal to Democratic voters paid off, with the incumbent senator picking up sizable vote totals in precincts with heavily black populations. Partisanship in Mississippi is largely polarized on racial lines, and Cochran allies paid key Democratic operatives to help turn out the vote…



‘Absolutely unbelievable’: Glenn Beck sounds off on Thad Cochran’s slim victory in Mississippi (video)

…As Stu explained, many several establishment Republicans gave both their endorsement and money to the Cochran campaign. Breitbart reports Cochran’s Mississppi colleague Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) along with Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bob Corker (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Dean Heller (R-NV), Richard Shelby (R-AL), and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) all lined up to support the entrenched politician.

“Absolutely unbelievable,” Glenn said. “[But] let’s look at the good news. This means… King Obama has done it. Race relations are healed. Because when you can get an old white southern Republican lighting a fire under people – 40% increase in African-American voting – we have been healed. Everybody go to the ocean and look because the sea level is going to start going down at any moment.”…



Emphasis CAJ

Update: Tea Party Calling For Chris McDaniel To Run As Write-In Candidate


Congratulations to GOP on pyrrhic victory in Mississippi This wasn’t an honorable victory.

Update 2: Democrat Bennie G. Thompson presents Thad Cochran the bill for black support

…Thompson said that it wasn’t difficult for Cochran to rally black voters against McDaniel. “I don’t know anybody black who likes the Tea Party. So, if a tea-party person is running against another Republican and you ask a black person, they’re going to support the regular Republican,” he said. “Their platform is counter to a lot of the beliefs of many African Americans. We think there is a place in government to make the lives of its citizens better; that there is a place in government to make sure that education, health care, and other things are available to all citizens. So, that’s a reasonable expectation of government. But this ‘limited government’ and other things that you hear from a lot of tea-party candidates does not resonate well with the black community.”



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