June 23, 2014 3:44 pm -

Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel’s campaign purposely took a quote by opponent Thad Cochran’s daughter out of context and then mocked her with a #@@Who’sYaDaddy hastag. This is a desperate attempt by the McDaniel campaign to push him over the top to win the nomination to replace Cochran in the U.S. Senate.

“Thad Cochran’s daughter has some ‘damaging’ words to describe Chris McDaniel,” the image introducing the meme said. The image then partially quotes Cochran’s daughter, Kate Cochran, a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, on her Facebook where she said McDaniel “relies solely on Jesus, the Constitution, and common sense.”

In the corner of the black and white image are two hashtags: “#ThankYouKate” and “#Who’sYaDaddy?”

“Thad Cochran’s daughter had the audacity to write this, in an attempt to criticize me,” the caption for the image said.

But the full quote is much less complimentary.

Since there’s been widespread misunderstanding of this phrase in particular, let me clarify it. By “common sense,” I meant this person’s version of common sense, which is not sensical at all; that is, reasoning that keeping one dollar and refusing three from the federal government makes Mississippi come out on top. This version of “common sense” flies in the face of not only basic arithmetic, but also the lessons learned in any high school civics class (e.g., the difference in duties, responsibilities, and authority of the state legislature versus the U.S. Congress). There are similar discrepancies in the versions of Jesus and the Constitution, but hopefully the clarification of what I meant by “common sense” will serve as sufficient illumination.

And by “common sense” she meant “this person’s version of common sense, which is not sensical at all.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to McDaniel Campaign Purposely Misquotes Cochran’s Daughter In Sickening Campaign Push

  1. Carolina Trucker June 23rd, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Well her version of common sense made her think that saying her father’s opposition relies on Jesus and the Constitution would somehow be a negative in Mississippi. You can’t blame McDaniel for using it.

    • arc99 June 23rd, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      I think it is no accident that the poorest state in the union, is also the most conservative and relies heavily on federal dollars. Nearly half its income comes from federal sources.

      There is a saying that the one problem with democracy is that the people will get exactly the government they deserve. All those years of voting solidly Republican and they are still the poorest people in the country.

      Common sense is clearly in short supply in the Magnolia State.

      • Justin Volke V June 24th, 2014 at 1:59 am

        How do you explain Detroit? A pure democratic nightmare and the poorest of the poor keep voting democrat.