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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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