Chris McDaniel, 41, the flawed paladin of the tea-party persuasion who in Mississippi’s Republican Senate primary failed to wrest the nomination from the faltering hands of six-term incumbent Thad Cochran, 76, came into politics after a stint in talk radio. There practitioners do not live by the axiom that you don’t have to explain something you never said, and McDaniel had some explaining to do about some of his more colorful broadcast opinions and phrases, which may have given a number of voters pause about whether he is quite senatorial, whatever that means nowadays.
Oh, fuck you, Georgy Porgie, and all the rest of the paladins of the Establishment Right at places like NRO, the Gentry GOP mouthpiece.
These are the mokes who tell us that “Tea Party candidates” must be perfect – by whatever metric they are using for the word, generally the closer to the Establishment worldview the better – but gloss over the far more debilitating flaws of an old, used-up, juiceless, senile pork-barrel nonentity like Thad Cochran.
Anybody who doesn’t think that Chris McDaniel would have made a better conservative Senator than Cochran either values nothing but power (over principle), or else their pie-holes are permanently welded to the Washington pork store.
As for “whatever (senatorial) means these days, apparently it means a massive train wreck like Thad Cochran. At least from the point of view of sniveling Gentry GOP dweebs like you.