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GOP Establishment Uses Democratic Smear Tactics to Win Mississippi Runoff
BarbWire ^ | Steve Deace

Posted on 06/25/2014 10:15:35 AM PDT by Woodland

It turns out the Republican Party can mobilize minority voters after all — by despicably playing the race card against its own base.

In a kamikaze move that could’ve been sponsored by the Hemlock Society, a ruling class desperate for a Pyrrhic victory decided it was better to save fossilizing Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran than preserve whatever scintilla of party unity remains.

It’s one thing to disagree with your base. It’s entirely another thing to use the most slanderous assaults on their character from their opponents for your own benefit. But that’s just what the Whig … er … Republican Party establishment did in a power play that could very well alter the history of the Grand Old Party once and for all.

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1 posted on 06/25/2014 10:15:35 AM PDT by Woodland
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To: Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Ping.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 10:17:08 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Woodland

Anyone who votes for a Republican after this deserves the Tyrannical government they get.

When are people going to wake up and form a viable third party? The Republicans AND Democrats hate Americans.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 10:18:36 AM PDT by RepRivFarm ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -George Orwell)
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To: RepRivFarm

Maybe time to take over the Constitution Party?


4 posted on 06/25/2014 10:21:20 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Woodland
I just sent an e mail to all of my Republican representatives, from county supervisor to U.S. Senator, letting them know, I will no longer be available for contributions, signs or votes.
I doubt I will be missed since they seem to have mastered the Democrat GOTV strategies
5 posted on 06/25/2014 10:21:45 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Woodland

Congrats GOP elite!

You used Democrats to beat down your own party voters!

Good work


6 posted on 06/25/2014 10:22:48 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Woodland

NUTS!

THIS MEANS WAR!


7 posted on 06/25/2014 10:22:52 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Tupelo

It’s like I told a Cochran supporter last night. I really hope all these ‘new’ GOP voters vote for Thad again in November.

He’ll need those votes.

Because he’s not getting mine.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 10:23:33 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Amen. Enough is enough. Your Own party accused you of racism to motivate the opposition to vote against you in our primary. What more would it take for voters to change their view of the current GOP?


9 posted on 06/25/2014 10:29:25 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Woodland
The only question is who owns the party?

The people we sent to Washington or the people who sent them there?

Do we form a new party or take control of the current one?

We put them in power and now they are using that power against us.

The GOPe and the marxists have one key advantage over us.
We are not organized. We fight like cats and dogs and we do hold grudges. We would rather sink the boat just to try to drown the other guy.

10 posted on 06/25/2014 10:32:14 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Woodland

I am writing in Chris’s name in November. I can’t stomach a vote for the establishment.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 10:32:35 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Write in Chris in November!)
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To: Woodland
It’s generally agreed that Thad Cochran squeaked out a win in Mississippi last night in part by getting Democrats, especially African Americans, to turn out. Here’s a flier that was distributed in heavily black precincts suggesting how he accomplished this:


from article http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/381187/flier-got-thad-cochran-elected-john-fund

12 posted on 06/25/2014 10:38:29 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Woodland

13 posted on 06/25/2014 10:38:41 AM PDT by Falcon28
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To: Falcon28

If I lived in Mississippi I would write McDaniel in as a “Tea Party” candidate and see how many of those so-called republican votes were real.

I am DONE with the Rhino’s.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 10:42:57 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: RepRivFarm

I’m not for a third party but am for a better organized grassroots. Could call ourselves the Patriots, never ask for $ and call out any groups trying to use our name for money.

What we should do is organize a grassroots movement, not the Tea Party because they’ve been co-opted by money-grabbers but a fresh honest approach. If the people can come together to effectively fight Cantor and Cochran, think what they could do if they had a central point to get information, polling places, candidate’s stands on issues, etc.

IMHO


15 posted on 06/25/2014 10:44:27 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Woodland

Thad Cochran will retire long before his term is over. Haley and the boys are waiting in the wings to put in his hand-picked successor, via Gov. Bryant. To all the McDonald supporters, I suggest we start taking down all those state Republican elected officials that stood by and never condemned what went on in the Cochran campaign and supported him all the way - beginning in 2015 with Gov. Bryant. 187,000 + McDaniel supporters might not have changed things on the national level but we can damn sure change things in the State of Mississippi


16 posted on 06/25/2014 10:45:28 AM PDT by BiloxiMom
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To: Mr. K

“Congrats GOP elite! You used Democrats to beat down your own party voters!”

The GOP Elite may have outsmarted themselves. Mississippi Tea Party’ers and other conservatives may be so upset that the decide to sit the election out, thereby handing it to the Democrat candidate.....


17 posted on 06/25/2014 10:50:19 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Woodland

Start a write-in campaign for McDaniel in November and if the Demrat wins say FU this is payback for the primary!


18 posted on 06/25/2014 10:51:03 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: Woodland

By the way, in Mississippi, if the state party asks, a run off is closed. It is totally up to the party, and not the state.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Kenny

I agree, Mississippi has a population of ~3mil, and there were only 376,323 votes cast in this election. If McDaniel and the Tea Party could have just reached out to 1% more of the voters, he would have one in a landslide. If he had even only reached .2% more, he would have won.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 10:59:13 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: snoringbear

No! No one should sit out. Mississippians need to show up and vote by writing in McDaniel. Given how upset the base is by the traitorous action of their own party, McDaniel could get the majority vote in the general election. Just do it!


21 posted on 06/25/2014 11:03:01 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Woodland

“On the other hand, McDaniel destroyed Cochran in DeSoto County, perhaps the most Republican county in the state, where he received about 70 percent of the vote. Nonetheless McDaniel still lost an excruciatingly close election.”

I believe DeSoto is the fourth most populous county in the state. In the primary McDaniel carried all 39 precincts in the county with 62.9% of the vote. We had an appreciable increase in turnout and increased the percentage of the McDaniel vote to 69+%. I saw several furious people outside the polls and was told several times that either they were changing sides or that the Cochran camp going after democrats spurred them to come out and vote. We have 5 municipalities in Desoto County plus the county government and I don’t know of any elected democrats. Republicans hold every elected office and I don’t know of any elected officials that didn’t support Cochran, it’s all about money and holding office, they all claim to be “CONSERVATIVE” but don’t know the meaning of the word to them it’s an obligatory campaign slogan.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 11:04:54 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: BiloxiMom

Here is an important article on software for your efforts. I talked with a buddy who is very involved with the Richmond TEA Party. He was very much involved with the Brat/Cantor upset, and is using this software in the Richmond area. They did a serious analysis before selecting it, he says it is no doubt the best out there right now.

Dave Brat’s $1,000 Earthquake
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3171398/posts


23 posted on 06/25/2014 11:06:10 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: DaveA37

I believe there will be a write in campaign. Of course under Mississippi Law I’m supposed to support the nominee of the party in whose primary I voted. I’ll just have chance it, along with those 40 thousand democrats.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 11:15:11 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Woodland

Until now I was against forming a third party and try and change the Republican Party back to a Conservative party. I see now that is impossible. I will have nothing to do with any party that stoops to such low down and dirty tactics as Cochran did to keep a seat they don’t deserve. No more straight party line voting for me. If you have not earned my vote I will skip that office from now on.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 11:18:44 AM PDT by TonyM
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To: duffee

Does this mean that all the stupid DEM voters are supposed to vote for Thad in the general? It isn’t going to happen.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 11:26:45 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Sybeck1

Reportedly a sore loser law prevents Chris from running in the fall. What needs to happen requires pulling a trick from the GOPe=Rat playbook. Run his wife in the fall!!! Either as a write-in or on some third party line if possible. Once in she could resign and let Chris will a special election if she wished. By that playbook she doesn’t need any record or any skills. The needed name recognition is there, just write in “McDaniel.” IIRC, she’s pretty, which helps. She’d have a good coach and a ready made organization. We know Thad can’t outdebate her: Thad wouldn’t debate a stump. Let the two rats split their side of the vote. Let them conduct a war on women.


27 posted on 06/25/2014 11:36:28 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Ray76
Of course Thud Cocran supports the Farm Bill, he finds sex with sheep, not BAAAAAAD ta da DUM!
28 posted on 06/25/2014 11:41:11 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: MrShoop
I agree, Mississippi has a population of ~3mil, and there were only 376,323 votes cast in this election. If McDaniel and the Tea Party could have just reached out to 1% more of the voters, he would have one in a landslide. If he had even only reached .2% more, he would have won.

Easier said that done. He brought out strong support. The opposition dumped millions into black neighborhoods to get Democrats to vote in our party and smear their own party's voters. Think of the resources that takes. The party bosses were committed to protecting their loot and destroying a conservative. There are only so many engaged voters around to swing primary elections. It takes a lot of money and organization to do it, and there is a ceiling. When the party is willing to dump unlimited resources to dilute the voting population and bring in outsiders to skew the results, it's awfully tough to win.

29 posted on 06/25/2014 12:09:07 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: so_real; snoringbear

As hard as it may be, the best thing to do is go to the poll and vote for the Democrat. That’s like two votes in a head to head. Sit out or write in, and Cochran loses one vote. He can probably survive some apathy on our side. Tack a bunch of new votes on to the Democrats along with Cochran’s losses, and he may get knocked out.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 12:11:46 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

We should realize by now that the enemy is INCUMBENCY.

For that reason, ilgipper’s suggestion is a sound one. In November, the good people of Mississippi should vote for the Democrat, not because he’s a democrat, but because he’s a means to an end -—draining the swamp of sorry old hacks like Cochran.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 1:08:57 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: RepRivFarm
I have never voted other than republican, except in one primary for Pat Buchanan. This fall I will not vote for any republican. I cannot vote democrat. I will write in or vote for an independent.

What is the difference? I love Louie Gohmert and ,may make an exception. There is no difference between the democrat and the republican? One is an overt liar, the other a covert liar....but you cannot differentiate the difference. I hope Mississippi and the establishment pubes are happy. They just killed the republican party (the nominal conservative party).

32 posted on 06/25/2014 1:27:57 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: TonyM

They’re going to lose the seat. They energized the democrats, opened a pipeline of money for them and thoroughly POd a large portion of the Conservative base many who won’t vote for cochran or others like me who will write in the name of a Conservative Republican


33 posted on 06/25/2014 4:51:23 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Black Agnes
Actually when compared to Cohran, Travis Childers looks pretty good. To the right of old Thad even though that ain't saying much and he actually lives in Mississippi.
34 posted on 06/25/2014 8:30:25 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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