NRSC Chairman set off a bit of a firestorm after he used a tactic of the left to attack Chris McDaniel who is challenging Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican Senate primary. Cochran has been in the Senate since 1978 and started in Congress when I was in diapers, which is long enough if you ask me. But as William Jacobson pointed out, the NRSC’s only job isn’t just to elect more Republicans to the Senate, it’s also to protect incumbents. So I’m thinking it will be a real hoot if we can get candidates like McDaniel and Matt Bevin, who is challenging Mitch McConnell down in Kentucky, elected and then the NRSC will have to protect them.
Both men spoke at the FreePAC Kentucky event over the weekend sponsored by Freedom Works.
Here’s how McDaniel opened his speech:
“We’re fighting, and so it begins again,” McDaniel opened his ten-minute speech. “One last great stand for liberty. One last great stand for our Constitution. We dare not disappoint. There’s too much at stake. Our country’s too great to lose and I will not tell my children one day about a once-great Republic that we were unable to save. We will not witness the managed decline of this Republic. We will witness its revival. We will witness its resurrection.”
“There are many people that will tell you that what is going on in this race, and in races like this, including those that you’ve heard on this stage, there are people that would have you believe that this race is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican party. Don’t be so easily fooled. Don’t be so easily fooled. What this race is about, this race and races like this, this election cycle, and cycles like this and the 2016 Presidential cycle .. what this is about is a battle for the heart and soul of the entire electoral process in the United States of America. What is at stake is: who is still in charge?”
Follow the links for video of both speeches.
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