6/25/14, "Republican Establishment Took Part in Reprehensible Reverse Operation Chaos in Mississippi," Rush Limbaugh
"RUSH: Mississippi. The Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel runoff election....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....
What happened in
Mississippi was that the most electable Republican candidate was
thwarted by the Republican establishment!...This election, it has now been statistically proven,
turned on Democrat voters from African-American counties. Here is the
post from Nate Silver at the FiveThirtyEight blog. [parag. 12] "Without an increase
in vote from Democrat-leaning African-American counties, Cochran would
have lost by 8%."...
Now, I'm gonna turn on the
Dittocam. This is the flier that I referenced mere moments ago. Now,
you may not be able to read that flier. That's as close as I can get to
Let me read it to you. "Tea Party Intends to Prevent Blacks From
Voting on Tuesday -- According to the Clarion Ledger, Chris McDaniel
& the Tea Party plan to prevent Democrat voting in the Senate runoff
on Tuesday between Thad Cochran and Tea Party candidate Chris
McDaniel. We know the Tea Party uses 'Democrats' as code for
'African-Americans.' Don't be intimidated by the Tea Party.
"Let's turn out for all Mississippians and vote for Thad Cochran.
Thad Cochran works for Mississippi. Mississippi cannot and will not
return to the bygone era of intimidating black Mississippians from
voting. We must rise up on Tuesday to have our voices heard on who will
represent Mississippi in the US Senate. VOTE THAD COCHRAN." This is
the flier that was sent out in Democrat districts and counties that told
them the purpose of Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party was to prevent
them from voting.
Now, it would be one thing if the Democrats did that....But for them to be joined, even if from a
distance, by the Republican establishment here, simply confirms what we
have long said on this program about establishment Washington. It is
ruling class vs. country class. It's elites vs. the plebes. You and me
are the plebes, and they are the elites, and they are aligning
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 want to go back and let you listen to what I said about all this back on June the 17th, just a little over a week ago, talking about the Tea Party and Washington.
RUSH ARCHIVE: [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
RUSH: And I could easily hearken back to the Peter Beinart column in the Atlantic Monthly that I quoted last week,
in which he issued a warning to the Republican base (summarized), "Hey,
this is a changing country. You know, we're a country now that's
demographically changing. We're changing into the triumph of the
minorities, social justice and tolerance.
what this country is heading to; it's what we're gonna be known as --
social justice and tolerance -- and your age-old way of doing things is
old-fashioned and out of fashion, and you better learn that real fast.
And the more you oppose this new America, the faster you're going to
make it happen." So the gauntlet was sort of thrown down. This is
really reprehensible. I mean, the Democrats doing this kind of thing,
accusing us of racism, fine and dandy. But to have the Republican
establishment as part of it is... It's valuable in the sense that there
can be no doubt now if there was any, since it's highly instructive."...
6/25/14, "It Looks Like African-Americans Really Did Help Thad Cochran Win," fivethirtyeight.com, Harry Enten
"Instead of Cochran winning the runoff by 2 points, or about 6,000 votes,
he loses by a little less than 8 points, or about 25,000 votes. He
drops about 40,000 votes from his 190,000 vote total, while McDaniel
loses only about 15,000 from his 185,000 vote total."...