[Rushtalk] RINO McCain quote: I thought Republicans wanted African-Americans voting Republican

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sun Jul 27 21:40:51 MDT 2014

         What a buck-toothed, mouth-breathing, clueless rube!  -  jaq

At 06:22 PM 7/27/2014, Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:

>McCain on Cochran’s win: I thought Republicans 
>wanted African-Americans voting Republican
>a little casual 
>demagoguery towards Chris McDaniel’s tea-party base from ol’ Maverick.
>I claim credit for [Cochran's victory], but, 
>actually, the reason why he won was that he had 
>a really excellent get-out-the-vote campaign,” 
>McCain told The Arizona Republic. “There are 
>some people who are complaining that 
>African-American voters voted. I thought one of 
>the major priorities of the Republican Party was 
>to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans.”

>McCain has not yet announced whether he will 
>seek a sixth Senate term in 2016. But McCain has 
>acknowledged that he would likely attract a 
>tea-party-style primary opponent, and says he 
>will be ready to rumble if it happens.
>“The key to it is you’d better pay attention, 
>you’d better work hard, you’d better organize,” 
>McCain said. “And you’d better understand that 
>there is a strong 
>anti-Washington/anti-incumbency sentiment out 
>there, which is justified, and you’ve got your 
>work cut out for you. If I run again, I know 
>what I’m going to be up against and I know that 
>it’s going to be a long, hard slog. But I enjoy 
>campaigning. I love it. And I love traveling around the state.”
>Is that what McDaniel fans are upset about, that 
>black voters turned out? Or are they upset that 
>Democrats, some of them black and energized by 
>race-oriented dirty tricks against McDaniel, 
>decisive in a Republican primary, ensuring that 
>the party’s nomination went to a guy who twice 
>won fewer votes from members of that party than 
>his rival did? The fact that McCain would stoop 
>to this sort of stupid MSNBC-ish 
>lowest-common-denominator troll to dismiss 
>conservative anger is telling. We just watched a 
>network of cronies prop up a feeble old man 
>who’s been in Congress for 40 years by 
>recruiting liberals to tilt a GOP election, and 
>Maverick’s big comeback is “why don’t you want 
>blacks to vote?” We once nominated this guy for president. Why?
>If you’re thinking ahead to 2016 and wondering 
>whether he can duplicate what Cochran pulled 
>off, the answer is 
 probably not. Arizona’s 
>primaries are 
>meaning that you can vote in the Republican 
>election if you’re a registered Republican or 
>unaffiliated. Registered Dems are out. If McCain 
>wants to pull a Thad against some primary 
>challenger, he’ll have to find the votes among 
>indies. It could be, though, that his macro 
>strategy is much the same ­ i.e. if he ends up 
>falling behind before the primary, he might try 
>to pitch indies on the idea that tea partiers 
>must be stopped at all costs and therefore it’s 
>in their interest to turn out for the incumbent. 
>His problem potentially is that if Democrats 
>nominate a strong candidate to challenge him, 
>all left-leaning indies will be pulling for 
>McCain to lose in the primary so that they can 
>face the untested non-incumbent in the general 
>election. In Mississippi, where the Republican 
>primary inevitably decides who the state’s next 
>senator will be, you don’t have that worry so 
>lefties could vote strategically. Besides, if 
>there’s any battle plan that Maverick’s going to 
>follow, it’s more likely to be his pal Lindsey’s 
>than Cochran’s. Graham trounced the tea party in 
>a red state by using 
>the levers of incumbency; Cochran campaigned 
>listlessly until the very end and nearly lost. 
>If McCain ends up in a situation more like the 
>latter than the former, something will have gone 
>very wrong for him before 2016.
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