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June 24, 2014

Haley Barbour: Chris McDaniel Wants to Cut Federal Spending!

By revealing the true nature of their objection to the Tea Party, they reveal their own true natures as well.

Haley Barbour is hoppin' mad that Chris McDaniel wants to cut federal education spending, suggesting, clumsily, that this is an issue of importance to African Americans, and agreeing with the MSNBC host's suggestion that McDaniel is "walking a fine line" of racism by objecting to Cochran's attempts to gin up Democratic voters to save his seat.

Whoops: The following Mother Jones item was published back in January. It's not, as I thought, part of the current blitz against McDaniel.

Mother Jones, meanwhile, reports that Chris McDaniel said, back in 2006, that Hollywood was determined to never feature Muslims as terrorist bad guys in their fictions. They note that 24 featured Muslim terrorists in three seasons (though they forget to also note that in each season the real bad guys were the White Militarists who were actually controlling terrorists to get Military Funding).

They also note The Siege as a movie featuring terrorist bad guys, again, overlooking the fact that the bad guys in The Siege were White Christian Government Officials who overreact to a terrorist attack and literally round up all the Muslims and put them into internment camps.

No really that's the plot of the film. The film isn't about Muslim terrorism, it's about the terrorism of Islamophobia.

In any event, one can argue about this or that, but Mother Jones' attempt to gin this up into another Speechcraft Trial is as ludicrous as it is ludicrous.

Sorry, that's the only word I could come up with. So I just went with it.

Politico has an interesting story noting that in one-party-town Mississippi, the establishment runs the show almost unopposed, and a McDaniel win will have bigger consequences than just the establishment losing a Senator. It would also mean a possible end to the Establishment's hold on most other offices.

"If Chris is victorious, and I think he will be on Tuesday, it’s a game-changer and you look at your options," said state Sen. Michael Watson, McDaniel’s closest ally in the state Senate. "It's not just this United States Senate race. I think it's a dynamic you're going to see continue going forward to redefine the Republican Party in Mississippi.

...

On the sidelines of a McDaniel rally last week, conservative state Sen. Tony Smith predicted turbulent times ahead.

"I think Chris's campaign has awakened a lot of Mississippians to the fact that some of our elected officials, maybe, are not as conservative as we would have thought," Smith said. "With Chris's victory, I think you're going to see opportunities for others and I think you're going to see a lot going on in 2015."

One-Party-Towns always make for bad government. Competition is always healthy and hygienic. I cannot imagine any real downside to the old boy network losing some levers of power. A fearful elective class is a responsive elective class.

Monoliths are for museums and science fiction movies.

Oh Yeah I Forgot: McDaniel has been linked to the Klan by the Daily Beast.

Get this: The lawyer for a Klansman donated $800 to McDaniel.

So, the Daily Beast now reports: McDaniel has a "KKK Connection."


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