White Pride? GOP Challenger Faces Questions

Kasie Hunt, NBC News, April 3, 2014

The chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party said Thursday that the state senator challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran should explain why he was listed as a keynote speaker at an event that included a group that sells “white pride” merchandise.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who is challenging Cochran, had been listed as a speaker at the Combined Firearm Freedom Day/Tea Party Music Fest in Guntown, Miss., on May 17. Listed as a vendor at the rally is Pace Confederate Depot, a group that “deals in Confederate, Tea Party, and White Pride Merchandise,” according to its website.

McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch said Thursday that McDaniel would not attend. “Chris McDaniel never agreed to attend the event and will not attend the event,” he said.

Mississippi GOP chairman Joe Nosef told NBC News Thursday that McDaniel should clarify whether he supported the group.

“I think he should clear it up as fast as he can,” Nosef said. “Running for the United States Senate is a very important thing and as a party we need to always be careful and focused and serious about what our views are and what our interests are. And if Sen. McDaniel thinks that there’s more to tell, to explain it, my thought as the party chairman would be, the sooner the better.”


Pace Confederate Depot is just one of many groups listed as attendees at the event, billed as a “Battle for the Constitution”; also included are tea party and liberty groups. A new version of the graphic advertising the event does not include McDaniel’s name as a speaker.

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists Pace Confederate Depot as an “active white nationalist group,” and owner Brian Pace told a Mississippi TV station last year that “whenever we had racial segregation, things were much better off.”

Asked if white nationalist rhetoric had a place in the state’s Republican Party, Nosef said: “No. Absolutely not.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    “Sorry pal. They’ll be NONE of that ‘White Pride’ stuff. Only non-whites are allowed to be ‘proud.’ Now go out there and grovel.”


    And, OF COURSE, no article could be complete without the mention of the $PLC sticking their big noses into everybody’s business.

    • Raymond Kidwell

      Showing the same respect and protections to all races equally is racist.

  • LovelyNordicHeidi

    The Southern Poverty Law Center lists Pace Confederate Depot as an “active white nationalist group,” and owner Brian Pace told a Mississippi TV station last year that “whenever we had racial segregation, things were much better off.”
    Segregation is not as good as separation. If we are going to have segregation again, non-Whites are going to hate and envy us more. That will lead to disaster. Therefore, it is not out of place to propose mass deportation, even though the pormotion of mass deportation will be very challenging politically.

    • jeffaral

      An alternative option to mass deportation is ethnic cleansing. Maybe a combination of both will do?

      • scottthestrategerist

        Mass deportation IS ethnic cleansing. The latter is a so-called pejorative for the former, invented by egalitarians. I’m all for ethnic cleansing, and if that can’t be done, then, I’m sorry, but a country cannot survive half colored and half white. It will either become all colored or all white.

  • Truthseeker

    “White pride” really isn’t a very extreme idea. Having pride in one’s race is natural and healthy. I would love to see a political candidate have the guts to just casually brush off something like this and challenge his critics to explain why pride in one’s race is somehow a bad thing. People who oppose racial pride truly are monsters, and standing up to them would probably help him gain support from some white voters.

    • guest

      Having love and pride for ones race is natural and healthy. Which just proves that those who are against white pride are really just evil and sick-minded control freaks who are against the natural ways of life. They enforce their unnatural and unhealthy views on everyone else which only leads to chaos and trouble.

      This also makes me think of those white liberals who are against whites loving their own people, yet these same liberals like to go around proclaiming themselves to be freethinking and independent. The fact is that the white liberals are only against whites having racial pride because the evil powers-that-be of the Left brainwashed them into believing that. That is not free thinking, that’s having your mind enslaved.

  • David Ashton

    Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

  • White pride? In Mississippi? The state that gave birth to the Citizens Councils movement. So shocking, right?

    If Thad Cochran is dumb enough to try to use this against McDaniel, campaigning against white people in the state of the union where white people most heavily block vote, then it only proves how lost he his and how disconnected he is from the state he purportedly represents in the U.S. Senate.

  • Guilt by association. McDaniel may or may not believe in white pride. Even if he did, so what. It’s up to the voters to pass judgment on him. The head of the Miss. Repub. party is despicable.

    There’s nothing for McDaniel to explain. Pace Confederate is just part of “DIVERSITY.” Don’t the Repubs support diversity? Oh, not the kind that includes WNs.

  • Nancy Thomas

    The SPLC should be shut down as a hate group.

    • Grantland

      I have better solutions for them and their filthy ilk.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    The irony is that the $PLC and other organizations are supporters of diversity, which is just a cover for promoting the tribal mentalities of different racial and ethnic groups. Tribalism is all about race pride, so what is wrong with taking pride in one’s white racial identity?

    Multiculturalism teaches that all cultures are equal, but that some cultures are more equal than others. 3rd world cultures are more equal than white western culture.

    • Pro_Whitey

      In a world of atomized individuals, those who maintain their racial/ethnic solidarity win. I can think of a couple of groups who fit that description.

    • LHathaway

      “3rd world cultures are more equal than white western culture”

      That’s certainly the way they pushed it in the previous Century. Up until the terror attacks on NYC and Washington, there was not a 3rd world nation or newly discovered hidden tribe they did not hold up as morally superior and more worthy than westerners. You could have said, however, “3rd world cultures and people are more equal than whites and white western culture”.

  • Neanderthal Pride!

    I think I am going to change my name because of this story.

  • LHathaway

    Next they are going to say we are racist for living in the same Country as another racist. Not that they don’t already do that. Is there’s anything wrong, though, with being a racist?

    If there’s nothing wrong with preferring another man over a woman, surely there is nothing wrong with preferring one race over another. They certainly find nothing wrong with their own racism. . .

  • IstvanIN

    He should have said “would you be upset by black pride merchandise”?

    • Martel

      It should be that simple. Instead he grovels, because he doesn’t understand he is now tainted forever, a white male is never forgiven for even associating with someone taking pride in their heritage and ethnicity.

  • HJ11

    Shun those who run from expressions of Whiteness. White is who and what we are. Those who try to deny it are not my kind. One can express who and what we are without being shrill about it, but to try to run from it is a big mistake and amounts to essence suicide.

  • Anglo

    How sickening to apologize for one’s White race and heritage, simply sickening. With that, I’ll say good night.

  • Unperson

    He might even become a new George Wallace.

    Wallace said that when he first began in politics, he talked about mundane things like repairing potholes… but when he mentioned race, his audiences perked right up. He noticed there was a hunger among voters for an alternative to the pervasive Civil Rights rhetoric, so he focused less on potholes and more on black-white relations. This controversial move propelled him from regional to national importance, and respectable showings as a third-party candidate in two presidential elections.

    The potential is there for any (extremely gutsy) present-day politician to do the same.

    • model1911

      Yes, the day will come when another George Wallace or Lester
      Maddox[also made the world’s best fried chicken in his restaurant] will rise.And whites will rally around him.

  • FozzieT

    “White Pride” = “Naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjewsandenslaveblacks” in our culture. It is so deeply embedded, I have a very difficult time seeing it somehow becoming socially acceptable. I agree, it is wrong and sickening, but there it is.

    I guarantee if you leave Jared Taylor’s “White Identity” book on your desk at work for everyone to see, or if you leave your computer on the SPBDL website, you will lose your job. And a sizable part of your social network.

    I watched “Fight Club” the other night. The number one rule of “Fight Club” is…no one talks about Fight Club….and yet, Fight Club continues to grow, and grow…to multiple cities, across the country…

    Perhaps “Fight Club” = “Race Realism”

    God bless Jared Taylor, Paul Kersey, and many others who publicly lead our cause. But those of us living our day-to-day lives can play a strong part in Race Realism without writing books, marches, demonstrations, etc.

    We can do it “Fight Club” style. When among friends, be the “politically incorrect” friend. Speak the truth. Laugh at the ridiculous names blacks give themselves. Mock their stupid behavior. I guarantee you, even the most PC white friends will acknowledge it. I have friends who are very PC in their normal lives who rush up to me at a social event and can’t wait to joke with me about some dumb Black thing they’ve heard or read. I’m their release valve. But the thing is, I’ve made them conscious that they NEED a release valve from all the BS they’re forced to take in.

    Sounds like a small thing, but collectively it will definitely strengthen our cause.

    Over and out.


  • wildfirexx

    We are going to have to force the politicians in America today to address our people as European Americans instead of just White Guys…because in this PC World to identify with “White Pride” or “White heritage” is too often referred to as being racist or a neo-Nazi. African Americans, Native Americans, Chinese American and other ethnic groups are rarely referred to by color! Only us Whites! Maybe then, when we speak proudly of our European heritage and identity, they can’t just brush us off so easily as being just another white racist organization. It might be a start!

  • Snazzy Snook

    Amazing !! Just God Damn amazing ..

  • Snazzy Snook

    Totally agree .. McDaniel folded and folded quick ..

  • curri

    There’s also the attack mode. Cochran-Nosef could be attacked as the “Cultural Marxists” who say “the white race does not exist.” People could be directed to the Christian-oriented you tube videos on the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism.

  • Grantland

    No doubt about it.

  • TXCriollo

    Anything conservative the splc is all over, people need to just tell them off

  • McDaniel should reply, “Go f*ck yourself,” and then change his affiliation to independent, but of course he’ll grovel. His career is over.

  • The GOP/Tea party always golds, no convictions. Say what you want about the left, but they never quit.

  • wretchedwhiterabbit

    What’s wrong with White pride? Our ancestors, our collective parents, accomplished great things and made many contributions to humanity. I’m pride to be descended from White people. What does the senator have against White people? Is he anti-White?

  • The more I think about it, the more I think someone not in the state of Mississippi, probably somewhere in the NRSC in Washington, cooked up this strategy against McDaniel. Nobody in the state would have been so dumb.

    Campaign against the Confederate flag in a state that, 13 years ago, overwhelmingly voted (with 90% of whites voting) to keep the current state flag?

    This flag:

  • wretchedwhiterabbit

    Maybe the GOP should consider thinking along nationalist lines. The whole “court the non-Whites” thing doesn’t seem to be working for them. Every year they import more Democrat voters, while conservative Whites sit at home (low voter turnouts) without any politicians who represent their interests. An unashamed White candidate might do better than they think…or maybe they know that; maybe that’s WHY they discourage White nationalists.