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Chris McDaniel, almost the next Ted Cruz, risks political ruin (For not conceding)
Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 26, 2014 7:41 PM | Christian Science Monitor By Linda Feldmann

Posted on 06/27/2014 8:47:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Chris McDaniel, the tea partyer who nearly beat Sen. Thad Cochran in Tuesday's Mississippi primary runoff, still hasn't conceded. Analysts say he's damaging his future.

Chris McDaniel came within a few thousand votes of being the next Ted Cruz.

Now, two days after his stunning loss in Mississippi’s high-stakes GOP Senate runoff, Mr. McDaniel risks ruining a potentially bright political future, say both Mississippi and national political observers.

The charismatic, tea party-backed state senator, who took on six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the marquee primary of 2014, has still refused to concede the race, claiming “voter irregularities.” Thursday afternoon, McDaniel’s campaign called on the state Republican chairman to direct circuit clerks to “cooperate with McDaniel volunteers seeking election data.”

Mississippi election officials have said that the vote went smoothly.

“McDaniel was understandably shell-shocked Tuesday,” writes Sam Hall in the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion Ledger. “His non-concession speech was red meat for his supporters, but it played poorly on the national scene where most were quickly agreeing that this election was over.”

That included groups such as FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund. By Wednesday morning, even Senator Cruz, the conservative Texas firebrand, had congratulated “my colleague Thad.”

“As a student of history, I can say that when one goes out a gentleman or a lady, there is a residue of goodwill and they live to fight another day,” says John Gizzi, chief political correspondent of the conservative website Newsmax. “I fear that unless he comes out and embraces Thad by the weekend, Chris McDaniel will not get another opportunity."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; gop; mcdaniel; mississippi; msprimary
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This is one of those "warning" columns, where they publically let someone know they're on thin ice with the powers-that-be. And "analysts" mean "those of us here in the newsroom" and other people on journ-o-list.
1 posted on 06/27/2014 8:47:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Analyze this, you ‘analysts’!


2 posted on 06/27/2014 8:49:33 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he should never concede and even if his appeal loses, he should never endorse Cochran


3 posted on 06/27/2014 8:49:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Says who ?


4 posted on 06/27/2014 8:49:59 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I needs to run as a write in. Let’s see what happens when rats who crossed over vote for the rat candidate.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 8:50:15 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: GeronL
he should never concede and even if his appeal loses, he should never endorse Cochran

Much better said than me.

6 posted on 06/27/2014 8:50:52 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: Slump Tester

Mississippi law doesn’t allow it, from what I’m reading.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: aposiopetic

Yep, I’ve got their “analysis” right here. ;-)


8 posted on 06/27/2014 8:51:44 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank God someone put honesty and their country above their political career. This is how we got the slime in there we are now stuck with, being “guided” to preserve their own political future.

Thanks, Chris!


9 posted on 06/27/2014 8:52:46 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep. One of those propaganda articles of Leftist bent probably paid for by the same source as the robocalls, and the KKK flyers.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 8:53:08 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Screw the republican party! The elitist thugs running that party showed just how sleazy they really are. They used unimaginable tactics to steal a runoff from real republican voters.

I had dinner with a few people tonight and we all agreed that we no longer consider ourselves republicans. And, by the way, none of us live or vote in Mississippi.

The republican party has lost the trust of the people that have kept them in power.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 8:54:53 PM PDT by boycott
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By Wednesday morning, even Senator Cruz, the conservative Texas firebrand, had congratulated “my colleague Thad.”

Note how Sen. Cruz's weak congratulations to his Senate collegue, accompanied by Cruz's telegraphed opposition, is used against McDaniel.

This is an example of why Sen. Cruz should not have congratulated Cochran, whatever the excuse.

12 posted on 06/27/2014 8:56:42 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Yahoos and CSMs worried about a Republican politician's career again. They're completely heartbroken.

extreme sarc/off

It's nice to see the commie lib 'RATS worrying about the Republicans when they aren't busy calling them racists.

13 posted on 06/27/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Analysts say he's damaging his future.

How utterly beside the point. What is important is the country's future.

More to the important point, FreeReign says Yahoo, CSM, "analysts", John Gizzi, Sam Hall, Thad Cochran and all the rest of the RINOs are damaging the country's future.

14 posted on 06/27/2014 9:00:45 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh absolutely. I wish I had a dollar for every time I saw a reporter write “Some people believe” after a discussion with another reporter. Guess who the some people really were?

The justification: “Well it’s true isn’t it? Some people believe that. I didn’t lie!”

Never trust media telling you water is wet.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 9:01:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

screw that, i wouldn’t either with the irregularities down there.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 9:01:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GeronL

Have any of the MS Congressmen congratulated Cochran?

I noticed Palazzo has nothing on it on his page.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 9:03:50 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He can’t run against Wicker until 2018. He should try to get as many of those involved in prison.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 9:05:01 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Interesting.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 9:06:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

makes ya wonder what the going rate is for an article like this.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 9:11:18 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Nothing about the smear job perpetrated by the GOPe and their intention to destroy this man’s career.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 9:14:52 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for him. Fight until the last dog dies.
I for one am tired of Democrats defrauding our electoral system.
Back in ‘60, JFK joked that his father scolded him not to buy a single more vote than necessary to win.
Later that year, election fraud in Chicago and precinct 13, Texas (LBJ) gave the Democrats a razor-thin win.
They cheated. Fight them. We know the GOP-e won’t.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 9:18:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Concern trolls.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 9:19:06 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: tumblindice

This time around it would appear that the GOPe were the cheaters.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 9:20:52 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: GeronL

McDaniel should not concede until illegal repeat voting by democrats is resolved.

If that is resolved in Cochran’s favor, then McDaniel should support Cochran in general. Because then it was a legitimate election.

Harry Reid must be removed from majority leader, to decapitate Obummer’s last 2 years.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 9:21:54 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, but Harry Reid is even worse majority leader!)
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To: entropy12
, then McDaniel should support Cochran in general.

Never. Not after such dirty tricks and smears.

The GOPE needs to be burned down to the ashes so that something better can rise up.

26 posted on 06/27/2014 9:23:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bleeech...what they don’t understand is that he no longer wants a future in politics. He is so disgusted with what was done to him that he has said he is through.


27 posted on 06/27/2014 9:24:11 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The bottom line is McDaniel KNOWS the republicans will never want him so he’s not going down without a fight. Good for him!


28 posted on 06/27/2014 9:24:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say risk it Chris.


29 posted on 06/27/2014 9:25:54 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Embrace Thad’???!??! He said McDaniel was the KKK!!

There is fraud, the election was stolen, we have proof. Yahoo can go screw themselves.

I’m going to work to take down Thad NO MATTER WHAT! Thad is SCUM!


30 posted on 06/27/2014 9:27:13 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: entropy12

NO HE SHOULD NOT SUPPORT COCHRAN!

Are you insane?! He ran an ad saying McDaniel was in the KKK for crying out loud!

What is wrong with these RINOs?


31 posted on 06/27/2014 9:29:37 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

Hey, you’re still up. I’ve been out of pocket for hours. Did I miss anything big? Any fallout from the Hinds County Dem accusations about Pete Perry?


32 posted on 06/27/2014 9:31:04 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Not yet. things have been quiet. There was a stolen ID found at a polling station.


33 posted on 06/27/2014 9:31:49 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: GeronL

dirty tricks are part and parcel of American elections.You may be too young to remember Will Horton Ad.


34 posted on 06/27/2014 9:35:08 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, but Harry Reid is even worse majority leader!)
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To: Viennacon

Geebus. A stolen ID. It figures.

I’m in total agreement ... burn the GOP-e down to the ground. The folks in DC on the NRSC who raised money for that POS Cochran need to speak up and out - LOUDLY - right freeping now or they are as guilty as he is.


35 posted on 06/27/2014 9:35:29 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: entropy12

You don’t call someone a racist and a bunch of crap and expected the guy to support you.


36 posted on 06/27/2014 9:36:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Viennacon

see #34


37 posted on 06/27/2014 9:36:20 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, but Harry Reid is even worse majority leader!)
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To: GeronL

I despise COchran for his dirty tricks.

My problem is I despise Harry Reid much more.


38 posted on 06/27/2014 9:37:14 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, but Harry Reid is even worse majority leader!)
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To: entropy12

Willie Horton?! You think what happened in MS compares to Willie Horton? No, this was a scorched earth, go-for-broke, nothing-to-lose campaign by Cochran. He knew he was gonna lose if he didn’t shoot the moon.


39 posted on 06/27/2014 9:38:52 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: entropy12

Bull. Cochran = Reid


40 posted on 06/27/2014 9:43:09 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: entropy12

Willie Horton was a fact. The race-baiting KKK lie was a smear. How is it you can’t figure out the difference?


41 posted on 06/27/2014 9:43:51 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: HMS Surprise

Exactly. You know what this article is?

It’s the equivalent of telling Chris, “Boy, yer gonna do big thangs, we can tell, but you got ta wait yer turn. Don’t go all-in now. You got to let us win a few hands. Then you can have a shot.”

Makes me sick.


42 posted on 06/27/2014 9:45:26 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Viennacon

Electing Childers could give the Democrats the 50th Senate seat they need in the fall to preserve their majority. (Biden would cast the deciding vote in case of 50/50 ties, of course.) That’s not a big risk on legislation given that Republicans will control the House but it’s a huge risk on Supreme Court nominations, if/when Harry Reid ends up nuking the filibuster and allowing confirmation by simple majority vote. If O knows he can get a nominee through with just 51 votes, he’ll feel safer nominating someone who’s further left. Also, the more seats you hand to Democrats now, the better position they’ll be in come 2016, when they’re expected to clean up in battleground states. Sean Trende thinks there’s even a (small) chance that Democrats will win a filibuster-proof majority. If you sacrifice Mississippi now, you’re making that marginally more likely.


43 posted on 06/27/2014 9:49:06 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, but Harry Reid is even worse majority leader!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well .. Bush didn’t concede either - in 2000.

And .. the dems hated him for it. That’s the main reason they tried to destroy his terms in office.

And .. I think it has a little to do with the fact that Obama seems to be determined to destroy Iraq.


44 posted on 06/27/2014 9:50:27 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: entropy12

We’ve been hearing the same thing for years, but guess what. SCOTUS stamped Obamacare with the seal of approval. Repubican judge voted for it. Repubican judges have helped overturn marriage in state after state, Bush appointments and so forth.

I cannot in good conscience aid and abet someone as sleazy, vicious, disgusting, and demented as Thad Cockring. He deserves to lose, and I think he will lose if this vote isn’t overturned. half of the base in that state is PISSED.


45 posted on 06/27/2014 9:52:09 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Fantasywriter

Easy. 1000 times more Willie Horton clones were released early and caused no further mayhem. Therefore showing a black man in those ads without the background historical facts is blasphemy at best.


46 posted on 06/27/2014 9:53:04 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, but Harry Reid is even worse majority leader!)
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To: CyberAnt

Know who won that court case for him, at the age of 29?


47 posted on 06/27/2014 9:54:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Viennacon

You get a few more Ginsburg clones in SCOTUS and you can kiss this country good bye. The current SCOTUS has made enormous amount of rulings 5-4. We are that close from from losing every social issue. Abortions will be legal even after a child is born alive and well simply because mother or father will be affected adversely with another child. Not only gay marriage will become legal in all 50 states, do not be shocked if more than 2 people getting married will be legal.

Sorry, I can not take that chance. I do not have to love Cochran. I just have to put up with him for 1 more term. He may not even last 6 years in office.


48 posted on 06/27/2014 9:58:17 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, but Harry Reid is even worse majority leader!)
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To: entropy12

Then maybe you should email Thad Cochran and tell him to concede now because he won by fraud


49 posted on 06/27/2014 9:59:26 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: entropy12

’ Therefore showing a black man in those ads without the background historical facts is blasphemy at best.’

Blasphemy? Racism is your religion?

It doesn’t mean what you think it means.

Al Gore used the FACT of Dukakas’ habit of furloughing murders to illustrate that Dukakas was unserious about crime. The rape of a woman happened as a direct result of Dukakas’ policies. It was fair game.

The lies, smears and race-baiting used by Cochran against McDaniels had no basis in fact. They were the lowest form of scorched earth. The idea that McDaniels should support Cochran under any circumstances after that is psychotic. Only if you want more of such behavior should it be rewarded.


50 posted on 06/27/2014 10:00:08 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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