State Sen. Chris McDaniel echoed the latest Club For Growth ad in his appearance before the Harrison County Republican Women on Monday at the Yacht Club.
He started with familiar stump speech fare: “millions feel like strangers in this land … I barely recognize this country, my father certainly would not and his father would be appalled … our culture has degraded … we’ve become two countries, two people.”
He criticized the size of government, the size of the national debt, the size of the IRS, pointing out again that the IRS has more words than the works of Shakespeare.
And he pointed out some of the things the government has spent millions on: studies of online dating, and the effect of cocaine on the mating habits of doves … and the iPads it bought for kindergartners.
“Now Sen. (Thad) Cochran, I like him,” he said. “I think he’s a kind person. I’ve known him my entire life. He’s been up there since I’ve been alive.
“But he doesn’t share my vision for this country.”
He said Cochran, his opponent in the June 3 primary, voted for every example of spending he had just mentioned.