Beck Flips Out Over Cochran Win

I‘m having so much fun watching the wingnuts lose their minds over Sen. Thad Cochran’s runoff win over Tea Partier Chris McDaniel. Cochran is very conservative, but no one is ever pure enough for them. So naturally, it’s the death of everything good and anyone who disagrees with them is evil. Glenn Beck went full moron:

Glenn Beck, as one would expect, is not very happy with Thad Cochran’s run-off victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel last night, fuming on his radio program this morning that Cochran’s fellow Senators, especially Orrin Hatch, who rallied to Cochran’s side are “out and out evil” and declaring that “Washington DC is not a place of representative democracy any more.”

Uh, Glenn…Cochran just won an election. I know you’re not happy that he beat your guy, but the very fact that he won an election completely disproves that last idiotic claim. He got so upset that he had take a break from his show and go shoot a gun several times, which is totally not disturbing or anything.

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  • D. C. Sessions

    Ed, there’s nothing in the least wrong with someone who’s upset wanking to comfort himself.

  • dingojack

    Ah yes. Jack Kerouac and Glen Bek – soul mates (well at least in the overconsumption of Benzedrine).

    Dingo

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    D C Sessions – knowing Mr Bek, it’d be in public.

  • abb3w

    Once more, this quote seems apropos…

    “Let me tell you, young man–the dirty little secret of democracy is that just because you get a vote, doesn’t mean you get your choice.” – from Lois McMaster Bujold’s novel Cryoburn

  • raven

    McDaniels was a real malevolent kook.

    1. His campaign committed at least two felonies. One of the perps is now dead, having committed suicide yesterday.

    2. Mississippi is a National Welfare Case. They get $2 from the feds for every dollar in federal taxes. 45% of their state budget comes from…the federal government.

    (Needless to say, they hate the feds!!!) McDaniel wanted to reduce federal spending. So that Mississippi could lock in its position as the poorest state for the next century.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Mississippi is a National Welfare Case. They get $2 from the feds for every dollar in federal taxes. 45% of their state budget comes from…the federal government.

    And they waste it on education and welfare for those people.

    Of course they hate the Feds. Makin’ subhumans all uppity.

  • Chiroptera

    …declaring that “Washington DC is not a place of representative democracy any more.”

    Actually, if I remember the stats from the last couple of elections correctly, if we had real representative democracy in this country, the Democrats would have a majority in the House.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    SINCE MY CANDIDTATE MCDANIELS “LOST” IM NOT PAYING TAXES ANYMORE!!! NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!! LET THAT COMMUNIST OBAMANAUT COCHRAN AND HIS IRS THUGS COME AND TRY TO TAKE MY SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK!!!

  • Trebuchet

    And they waste it on education and welfare for those people.

    Exactly. Cochran only won because n****rz. And probably ACORN. I wonder if they’ll demand Cochran’s birth certificate next?

  • John Pieret

    Thad Cochran and Orrin Hatch aren’t conservative enough? I suppose next you will be digging up Barry Goldwater to expel him from the conservative movement. I’d be careful if I were you. At the spin rotation he is doubtless at right now, serious damage could result from the attempt.

  • dogmeat

    I suppose next you will be digging up Barry Goldwater to expel him from the conservative movement.

    John, being here in AZ, I can tell you, I’ve seen discussions amongst conservatives as to whether Goldwater was the last “true” conservative versus was he conservative at all? That one made the eyes bleed.

  • John Pieret

    dogmeat @10:

    That one made the eyes bleed.

    I sympathize … both for having read that and for being in AZ. To paraphrase Mark Twain, AZ for the climate, hell for the company.

  • Michael Heath

    abb3w writes:

    “Let me tell you, young man–the dirty little secret of democracy is that just because you get a vote, doesn’t mean you get your choice.”

    The far dirtier secret about democracy is that even if the vast majority of voters support a particular policy, that doesn’t mean said policy will get enacted. E.g., more effective background checks prior to purchasing a gun.

  • abb3w

    @12ish, Michael Heath

    The far dirtier secret about democracy is that even if the vast majority of voters support a particular policy, that doesn’t mean said policy will get enacted.

    That’s the dirty little secret of representative democracy.

  • dan4

    @4: “His campaign committed at least two felonies.”

    Uh, the people those jackasses were McDaniel supporters, but they weren’t actually members of his campaign team.

  • dan4

    @14: Yikes, scrape “the people” from my comment.

  • howardhershey

    Even worse, he won by broadening the GOP base to include people with skins darker than an Indian’s (from Asia) and ideas to the left of the John Birch Society or Medieval Inquisitor! Doesn’t he understand that the Southern GOP can only tolerate so much diversity and doesn’t like anything that would change its complexion significantly, so to speak..

  • vmanis1

    I find it curious that the Tea Potty crowd are so obsessed with supposed illegal votes that they haven’t bothered to discuss a genuine serious problem in the MS primary system, namely open primaries. When you have an ideological party, it’s reasonable to restrict nomination votes to those who are members of that party. What Cochran did may well have been offensive to other Republicans, but it was entirely legal under MS law. And if there were individuals who voted in the Democratic primary and then voted for Cochran, maybe there were other Dems who voted for McDaniel, in a similar strategy to that which ensured Todd Akin will never be elected to the Senate.

    Methinks that the Tea Potty Club doesn’t really understand democracy and/or elections.

  • busterggi

    McDaniel really won the situatiion by losing the election.. This buys him more time before his fellow ‘baggers turn on him for being a secret liberal.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    busterggi “McDaniel really won the situatiion by losing the election.. This buys him more time before his fellow ‘baggers turn on him for being a secret liberal.”

    Too late. He only just lost the primary and already his former supporters have noticed that he’s slacked off on shooting copies of Obamacare with a rifle! Plus, how many times, in the Congress he isn’t in, has he voted to impeach Obama? Zero!

  • chilidog99

    What annoys me the most is that assholes lik McDaniels do not accept the fact that an elected official is supposed to represent ALL of his/her constituents.

  • peacehand

    Seems that if they’re not getting funded by the same entities, they turn on each other like dogs fighting for scraps of meat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KacyRay kacyray

    I realize that I may be the only one who found this bit of esoteria amusing…

    As an actual club player, I couldn’t help but laugh at Beck’s contention that “pawns mean nothing”. As usual, he speaks of a topic he knows nothing about. More often than not, games are decided by pawns. Anyone who has ever played at a local club knows this.

    And so do grandmasters.

    I’d rather have a Pawn than a finger. – Rueben Fine

    White has no positional equivalent for the centralized pawn. – Siegbert Tarrasch

    The older I grow, the more I value pawns. – Paul Keres

    The winning of a pawn among good players of even strength often means the winning of the game. – Jose Capablanca

    Two passed pawns on the sixth beat everything, up to a royal flush. – Ian Rogers

    I think it’s awesome that Beck continually finds new and fresh ways to display his ignorance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KacyRay kacyray

    Tune in next week for Beck’s primer on professional football, where he’ll explain that the “first thing you learn” is that the offensive line is meaningless and really doesn’t do much of anything. In fact, you can take those guys off he field and you’ll be just fine.

    I would love to play him at chess. Loser has to stay off the airwaves.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Tune in next week for Beck’s primer on professional football, where he’ll explain that the “first thing you learn” is that the offensive line is meaningless and really doesn’t do much of anything. In fact, you can take those guys off he field and you’ll be just fine.

    There was a thread on Pharyngula awhile back, the point of which was largely to denigrate American football. But you could tell who actually knew the sport and who was a ignoramus according to what they thought about linemen. In the 2013 NFL draft, 16 of the top 20 draftees were linemen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KacyRay kacyray

    There was a thread on Pharyngula awhile back, the point of which was largely to denigrate American football. But you could tell who actually knew the sport and who was a ignoramus according to what they thought about linemen. In the 2013 NFL draft, 16 of the top 20 draftees were linemen.

    And I don’t know what is more startling… how wrong Beck is, or the unbelievable confidence he displays while being wrong.

    But that’s why I love chess so much. Ignorance is punished swiftly and decisively, and once your opponent says checkmate, there’s no argument left. If only political folly were so easily demonstrated.