Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sore Loser

Remember when the Gore-Lieberman campaign fought the election fiasco in Florida in 2000 and the Republicans all laughed, called them “Sore-Loserman,” and told them to move on and get over it.  Good times.

The freude is most schaden.

[Thad] Cochran’s turnaround victory in the race on Tuesday was immediately met with criticism by [Chris] McDaniel and tea partiers over his strategy of reaching out to not only Republicans but also Democrats and African-Americans, a move that dismayed tea partiers but isn’t illegal under Mississippi’s open primary laws.

When Cochran was named the winner, McDaniel himself openly questioned the results, and said “there is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that’s decided by liberal Democrats.”

“Before this race ends we have to be absolutely certain that the Republican primary was won by Republican voters,” McDaniel also said.

Move on.  Get over it.  BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

5 barks and woofs on “Sore Loser

  1. Two words: Open Primary.

    IIRC Mississippi was happy with this process – until the citizenry started using it, that is.

    And “liberal Democrats” is dogwhistle for “illegal voters bused in by HUD from Detroit and New York”. Concession for McDaniel would mean admitting that all those votes cast against him were legal and cast by fellow Mississippians – and I doubt he’s ready to do that. Voter Fraud™ donchano.

      • Actually, no – not according to the AL GOP. It’s not the pesky “community organizers” they’re afraid of: Big Gubmint coming in and messing with their racist, sexist, elitist perfectly good electoral processes is the raison du jour. They evidently think it so obvious that they discuss it in very serious tones while they’re wearing wires as FBI informants.

  2. Wonderful follow-up coverage of this in today’s NYTimes. Cochran has brought home the bacon and as you know, Mississippi is the most federal-largess-dependent state in the country. Our tax dollars at work there thanks in part to the pork barreling of Thad Cochran. So he let them know and worked the black communities in Jackson and the Delta where food stamps are a way of life. The white workers in the ship-building plants were also scared by the talk coming out of the McDaniel camp of cutting off the spigot. It wasn’t just Democrats who made the difference. So now we see if Cochran knows how he got there once he’s back in D.C. Maybe we’ll find he can see a reason to expand rather than shrink voting rights. He’ll might feel free to reach across the aisle, too.

  3. “There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that’s decided by liberal Democrats.” Yeah, and there’s something strange and unusual about a Presidential election that’s decided by a conservative Supreme Court. Get the hell over it, McDaniel.

    “Before this race ends we have to be absolutely certain that the Republican primary was won by Republican voters.” No such requirement in Mississippi law, so STFU.

Comments are closed.