The head of the Missouri Republican Party on Tuesday asked Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to appoint a task force to investigate what he called “racially divisive ads and robocalls” critical of state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Republican runoff for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, marking the latest instance of lingering intra-party discord following Sen. Thad Cochran’s narrow victory over McDaniel last month.
Missouri GOP Chairman Ed Martin e-mailed letters to Priebus and RNC members Tuesday afternoon expressing concerns over ads reported by Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper that sought to link McDaniel to a Ku Klux Klan ally, suggested that the tea party has “racist” ideas and warned that a vote for McDaniel could mean losing food stamps and other government programs.
Martin’s concerns came a day after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) slammed the “D.C. machine” for “racially charged false attacks” against McDaniel. And they arrived as McDaniel’s campaign was gearing up to challenge the results of the election, which were certified Monday.http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/missouri-gop-head-seeks-party-probe-of-mississippi-ads-alleging-racism/2014/07/08/e9610e1a-06eb-11e4-bbf1-cc51275e7f8f_story.html
The Gadfly forewarned the GOP way back in the early part of 2009 that the Republican party would rue the day that they cast their lot in with the Teabaggers, and yet they persisted in allowing that rabid bunch of rottweilers in to their party tent anyway. And surprise! surprise! -- they are now acting all shocked and dismayed that the rottweilers whom they befriended are biting the hands that fed them, and gleefully shredding the GOP big tent with their sharpened claws.
The Gadfly hates (not really, but let's pretend) to tell the GOP poobahs that he told them so, but he did . . .