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Were Black Miss. Voters Tricked Into Believing Tea Party Candidate Had KKK Ties?

by / June 28, 2014 Black News 18 Comments

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Last week pollsters confirmed that black turnout played a significant role in reelecting Mississippi Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. While some political observers, such as Roland Martin, view this development as a sign that black people are voting their own interest,CNN Cochran.jpg new reports suggest that those aligned with the Cochran campaign set about a misinformation campaign to scare blacks into believing that Cochran’s Tea Party opponent had a connection to the Ku Klux Klan.

MailOnline reports that Cochran’s team used race-baiting ads to get black voters to turn out and support him. The ads accusing Cochran’s Tea Party opponent, Chris McDaniel, of having racist ties reportedly aired 48 times on election day.

The ads were reportedly part of a scheme whereby a former staffer to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Pastor Mitzi Bickers, served as middleman. Records show she also used the same organization in a 2013 campaign, according to MailOnline.

And although the ad was paid for by “Citizens for Progress,” no one in Mississippi had ever heard of the organization and it’s not registered. As it turns out, the liberal political operative, Bickers, was paid over $40,000 to run the ads. Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour paid for the ads through a Political Action Committee (PAC).

“Vote against the tea party. Vote Thad Cochran,” said the ad. “If the tea party, with their racist ideas, win, we will be sent back to the ’50s and ’60s.”

The ad implied a connection to the KKK as well as a racist agenda.

Another ad said, “It’s time to take a stand and say no to the tea party…No to their obstruction, no to their disrespectful treatment of the first African-American president.”

Barbour admitted hiring Bickers but feigned ignorance when he was made aware of the ads.

“We hired Mitzi Bickers to do paid phones,” Barbour said. “If she had something to do with radio ads, I am unaware of it and was not involved with radio ads in Canton.”

 

 

 

 

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18 Comment

  1. all tea party have ties that go back

  2. From all that I have read Black people made the best decision. Give the Black electorate in Mississippi credit for knowing what was in their best interest.

  3. Everyone in the tea party has KKK ties. It’s funded by the Koch brothers. Thier father founded the John Birch Society. Enough said.

  4. I vote for Thad because not what he said bit because of what the Tea Party man staid. Thad was the less of the two evils. We in Mississippi donot want some loose cannon goon to Washington to shut the grovement down because of what his daddy told him. We want froward not just for blacks but all of Mississippi. The writer made it sound as if Mssissippian can not think for themselves and we do not appicate that.

  5. If it walks like a duck; quacks like a duck and damn sure looks like a duck; then it must be a duck

  6. I'm really thinking that I should drop this page and Your Black World. It appears that more and more in media that targets African descendants we have passive apologetic defenses and accommodation so of racists, especially in the political arena. No sane Black adult thinks that any Tea Partier has his interests in mind. Stop it.

  7. It’s so sad, we Blacks have been brain washed. Hardly anyone makes decisions based upon fact! Tell us anything and we will likely believe it. Some think we were voting in our own interest.

    No ! We voted exactly the way we lead, ” by the nose” by the media and out side interest. Roland Martins bias is the very reason he was fired from his last job!

    I know we all love our President, and want to help him any way we can, however with a little knowledge , a small amount or research we might just find most of what we are told is untrue!

    Even President Obama does not, has not accomplished much at all which we can say has been in our best interest, for instance can you think how many jobs we blacks will lose because of 18-30 million illegals and 1.1 million births of illegals per year. Our representatives want a open border, anyone at anytime can come in take the jobs and take the benefits . Hillary Clinton tells us she is broke even while she and Bill are worth over 100 million!! Yes we’ll vote for her because of how gullible we are “I’m feelin no ways tired” we clap and yell as if she is one of us. Sad! Hollow! Non thinking! Yes we are quick to believe and are vote is taken for granted. Were told all Republicans all Tea party, are our enemy, if the Democratics are for us, why after 60 year we as a people have less to show than when they made the 1st promise to us. We have been fooled into thinking only Democratics will or can help us.. THINK!

  8. When I first came across this article I was deeply disappointed in the laziness that was put into this story, the lack of actually doing your homework before posting this "Hit Piece" and doubly disappointed that you thought you could post this crap here and not be taken to wood shed for it.

    So let me begin taking you to the wood shed.

    1) Noticed you tweaked your "Hit Piece", by removing the link to the very source of your story, Mailonline. Sorry I didn't check the link yesterday, but I'm pretty sure it has to do with this article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2672565/The-worst-race-baiting-ads-Ive-seen-Radio-ads-Mississippi-senate-race-accused-tea-party-candidate-Ku-Klux-Klan-links-drove-black-Democrats-vote-against-REPUBLICAN-primary.html

    If you'll done your homework on David Martosko himself, you'll know his creditability is very questionable from previous articles he's written in the past and that he's a Conservative and as partisan as they come. Right then and there you should've stopped blogging and found something or a source more credible to reference.

    2) Chris McDaniels does have a history of making racist remarks and I don't feel bad at all that Cochran used McDaniel's own words to send him packing. http://www.salon.com/2014/02/19/tea_party_senate_candidate_retweets_white_supremacist/

    http://darkhorsemississippi.blogspot.com/2014/01/racist-radio-rant-by-us-senate.html

    http://crooksandliars.com/2014/06/chris-mcdaniels-shady-racist-friends

    3) McDaniels and others can cry a river of tears for all I care about "Black Democrats" voting in an so called "Open Primary", something McDaniels himself did back in 2003 and didn't have a problem with it then, so why should he now? http://msconservativespac.com/democratmcdaniel/

    4) Instead of further "undervalue, underestimate and marginalize the Black Voters of Mississippi, you should've congratulated them for voting in their best interest and praised them for their political savvy that they not only shown the Republicans, but also the Democrats on a few fronts.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2014/06/27/tony-norman-column-2/stories/201406270026

    http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/06/why_black_voters_supported_thad_cochran.html

    http://www.macon.com/2014/06/29/3173670/richardson-good-news-and-bad.html?sp=/99/203//

    Never mentioning that their is a good chance that Mississippi could have a Democrat as a Senator. So understand why I'm mad with you for being so blatantly lazy on your part and secondly thinking we're stupid enough not to see through your bullshit blog.

  9. 76% of Americans believe the IRS destroyed evidence and the President is saying there is not a smigent of evidence to prove that point.
    The other 24% is us. The same thing applies in Mississippi! We are so sad and with out knowledge,

  10. And what is that, someone who may take away their free stuff?

  11. I just saw a report on a national news program which stated in the last 5 years six million jobs have been created. That’s a good thing! However 5.4 million of the went to immigrants, legal and illegal! So we Blacks have an unemployment percentage of 16% so how many of those jobs went to us? Why do we vote for democratic party 97.5% of the time.

    Can you not see the program that’s being worked on us is to marginalized us even more! Soon we will be modern day share croppers, only it will be welfare benefits.

    We will be complaining about the wealthy as we do right now but
    Mostly never be able to garner any true wealth for our selves both individually and collectively. THINK!

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