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What Chris McDaniel doesn’t understand about the tea party (HUGE Hurl Warning)
The Washington Post's Plum Line ^ | July 3, 2014 | Paul Waldman

Posted on 07/04/2014 1:38:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Chris McDaniel, who lost a runoff election to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), is not giving up. Not only has he been raising money to mount a legal challenge to Cochran’s victory, the state senator and radio host is now offering $1,000 to anyone who comes forward with evidence of electoral shenanigans in last week’s vote. It seems that McDaniel doesn’t understand how this whole thing is supposed to work. I wouldn’t be surprised if even some of the people who supported him in his campaign to unseat Cochran start distancing themselves from him before long.

This has nothing to do with the merit of McDaniel’s claim of “thousands of voting irregularities and a stolen election.” It’s about how the tea party works and what its tactics are meant to accomplish.

Chris McDaniel wanted to go to the Senate, and the people who supported him wanted that, too. But just by making the runoff, McDaniel served his purpose for the tea party, which was to maintain the appropriate level of fear among Republican elected officials. After some primaries in which Republicans easily dispatched challenges from the right, Eric Cantor’s loss and Cochran’s near-loss have put the fear of the right back into Republicans in Congress. So for the tea party, it’s mission accomplished. At this point, the tiny chance that McDaniel might actually prevail in a lawsuit doesn’t make it worth their while to fight for, particularly given that the longer he keeps up this battle, the crazier he looks — and by extension, the less reasonable he makes his supporters look.

I’m not saying that everything is about appearances for the tea party and that they don’t have policy goals, because they do. But they understand that electing committed tea partiers is only one way to achieve those goals....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Mississippi; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cochran; mcdaniel; mississippi; teaparty
They sure want him to concede something fierce for some reason. If hanging on truly makes him and the "tea party" look like kooks, you'd think they'd be all for it, wouldn't you?
1 posted on 07/04/2014 1:38:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Truly, they do not know us, do they?


2 posted on 07/04/2014 1:52:20 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Tea Party must be right over the target right now...

Because I keep hearing a bunch of liberals murmering and complaining about them...telling us that they are dead and consist of intolerant Christian bgots...
3 posted on 07/04/2014 1:52:24 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You remember the lengths that Al Bore went to when he lost to GW. MSM was screaming that it was God given American right to ccontest the election.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 1:54:58 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are more people who voted for Cochran or supported Cochran who would switch to McDaniel.

The only people who are openly pro-Cochran are Wicker, Cochran and Barbour. The others are saying nothing.

It is bad timing for them with the 2015 gubernatorial. It is not going to be as easy to turn out enough Democrat blacks in some of the State Senate races.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 1:58:51 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Nailbiter

Just babble from a DC insider.

My advice to Chris, continue to expose these frauds as much as you want.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 2:01:47 AM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: okie01
Truly, they do not know us, do they?

Never had a clue.

7 posted on 07/04/2014 2:03:29 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's the key phrase

"At this point, the tiny chance that McDaniel might actually prevail ..."

They're worried.

8 posted on 07/04/2014 2:21:15 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does this guy actually know tea party activists? Does he know its not an actual party??
This is prolly how the lib media thought of Reagan and they were just shocked he won.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 2:22:54 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For a “party” with no leaders, no structure, nobody registered (yet), the TEA party sure makes a lot of noise and causes so much consternation.

As Mark Twain said: “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”


10 posted on 07/04/2014 2:24:47 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is this jack hole?


11 posted on 07/04/2014 2:27:04 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nailbiter

Yeah, but that was a Demonrat challenging an election result; Republican challenges are outrageous, kooks lookin to stir up trouble, dontcha know?


12 posted on 07/04/2014 3:35:03 AM PDT by TheTopRead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously there are a lot of Liberal Dems that may be taken down in ThadGate


13 posted on 07/04/2014 4:07:36 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour gave me $15 to vote)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As Marc Levin say ‘The Washington Compost’, it is a paper that is not worth for toilet paper or wrapping fish in.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 4:10:19 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Please don’t throw me into that briar patch!,”


15 posted on 07/04/2014 4:10:25 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They sure want him to concede something fierce for some reason.

One obvious reason is that if McDaniel proves rampant voter fraud in the run off the Left’s cries that there is no reason for voter IDs is proven false.

16 posted on 07/04/2014 4:13:39 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What the left doesn’t understand about the Tea Party: They’re surrounded.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 4:19:04 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: RginTN
does this guy actually know tea party activists?

That's why I don't use the "tea party" label. It has been hijacked by people who want low taxes, but will abandon true conservatives when it comes to just about everything else. After the Brat victory, they're fighting back like wounded animals would.

We're better described as constitutional conservatives. The Cochran crowd and his 'pub and other enablers don't support us, not at all.

18 posted on 07/04/2014 4:28:59 AM PDT by grania
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To: Smokin' Joe

No clue.

Let’s hope they don’t catch on.

In time, we’ll prevail.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 5:32:34 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWdkziozrRY08T20FW-EWbB_P0WALqioktA2a73nMIid77uVkbzw

BOSS HOGG BARBOUR is Pooping in his Chris Christie sized pants


20 posted on 07/04/2014 6:18:54 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: x1stcav
In time, we’ll prevail.

You got it. Keep your powder dry.

21 posted on 07/04/2014 7:50:51 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aren’t you all impressed how someone completely outside of the Tea Party can tell you about how the Tea Party Thinks? Equally impressive is democraps giving Conservatives advice on how to win elections.


22 posted on 07/04/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Pontiac

“...if McDaniel proves rampant voter fraud in the run off the Left’s cries that there is no reason for voter IDs is proven false.”

Mississippi does have Voter ID.

from http://msvoterid.ms.gov/

Beginning with the June 3, 2014, Primary Election, all Mississippians voting at the polls will be required to show a photo ID card. Also, individuals voting in person by absentee ballot in person in the Circuit Clerk’s office prior to the June 3, 2014 Primary Election Day will be required to show a photo ID.
Eligible voters casting an absentee ballot by mail for the Primary Election on June 3, 2014, do NOT have to show a photo ID. Also, overseas and uniformed military voting by absentee ballot by email or fax do not have to show a photo ID.


23 posted on 07/04/2014 9:29:43 AM PDT by Shugee
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To: grania

“That’s why I don’t use the “tea party” label. It has been hijacked by people who want low taxes, but will abandon true conservatives when it comes to just about everything else.”

I have found that no matter what you call yourself, it will be maligned and distorted. That’s part of the bully tactics of RINOs and libs. Sure, call yourself constitutional conservative or liberty party or whatever. I can’t tell you how many “conservative” politicians there are in Texas right now as every single republican (and even some dems) claims they are. PACs and other groups use terms like liberty, conservatives, freedom, patriots, etc. in their name when they are actually run by RINOs and libs.

It took a lot of research to sort out the true conservatives in our last Texas primary. We experienced a rash of mailings called slates in which the above groups presented their endorsements on a ballot type card. It’s called pay-to-play slates. I not only researched each candidate separately, but also the groups and their controlling officers/founders. What an eyeopener. If I went by each group’s name alone, I would have been grossly mislead into believing they were conservative when they were RINOs or worse. Of course, their endorsements reflected their views. Even amongst the most conservative groups, there were endorsement conflicts which reflected grudges, refusal to pay-to-play, and other pettiness.

So what’s in a name?


24 posted on 07/04/2014 10:16:23 AM PDT by Shugee
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To: Shugee
Mississippi does have Voter ID.

OK; but we’re talking about the national Liberals.

It is a Democrat article of faith that voter ID is racist and there is no wide spread voter fraud in the US.

IF McDaniel proves that voter fraud swung an election in Mississippi and that Demonrat voters were the primary perpetrators of the fraud how can they continue to advance the idea that voter ID is not needed nationwide.

25 posted on 07/04/2014 10:45:18 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Thanks for the "hurl" warning. I will not read one word of this article from the WAPO rag. Why do you post crap like this Vet? Right now we need encouraging news to keep this fight in MS going. But, please know I do appreciate you and your contributions to this website.
26 posted on 07/04/2014 10:53:20 AM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Din Maker

I was an intelligence analyst in the Army and later, but was never a cheerleader anywhere. It’s what I do, warn people. Others here can post rainbows, unicorns and cotton candy threads.


27 posted on 07/04/2014 11:56:18 AM 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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