Skip to comments.GOP Establishment Rushes to Save Thad Cochran (should have retired!)
Posted on 02/04/2014 5:48:17 PM PST by cotton1706
Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Chochran is in trouble, and the GOP establishment is pulling out all the stops to save him.
A pro-Cochran super PAC associated with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is already on the airwaves to define upstart conservative state Senator and challenger Chris McDaniel five months before the primary.
And even Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who on Sunday endorsed Cochran, criticized the group on Monday.
Im disappointed in that its just not something thats necessary, Bryant said on Monday, according to the Clarion-Ledger. I would urge them to stop the Republican-on-Republican attack. I believe it was Ronald Reagan who talked about the 11th commandment thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.
The New York Times reported that now-lobbyist Barbour, who is said to have purchased Newt Gingrich's megaphone before the GOP's historic "Contract with America" election in 1994, will help raise money for the pro-Cochran "Mississippi Conservatives" super PAC. The super PAC on Friday started to run an ad, which will run statewide for three weeks, that attempts to define McDaniel as someone who is not as conservative on Common Core, deficit spending, and tort reform as he may claim. Those three areas coincidentally may be Cochran's biggest weaknesses as he tries to ward off a challenge from McDaniel, who has gotten the support prominent conservative organizations, in what will be a low-turnout primary.
Henry Barbour, Haley's nephew who is advising the super PAC, conceded to the Times that Cochran is vulnerable in this political climate and that his nomination would not be a "cakewalk." Cochran is a six-term senator whom Time magazine described as a "seasoned appropriator" who is a "spitting image of the Republican establishment" running in a deeply anti-establishment and anti-Washington climate.
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Note to GOP Establishment: You have worn out your welcome. Just go away. Let Real Patriotic Americans step up and SAVE OUR NATION!! Just take your ill-gotten gains and go play some golf with Obama.
Gope at its worst....
A Whacko Bird Tea Party Terrorist
That's great advice; unfortunately, I don't think our little Republican primary voters will do that much to thwart the GOP establishment. Already TX is pre-committed to Cornball and George P. Bush.
Is a low-turnout primary guaranteed in these half-dozen southern states where the GOP-e is anathema to constitutionalists?
That harbor guy needs to be filled in.
Dear GOPe: why do you act surprised when we vote your representatives out for not representing us?
Do you know we may crossover and elect weak RATS to cold-hold the seat until we get a real conservative representative up and running within two years in quite a few house seats?
Do you think Cornyn rescuing Murkowski went unnoticed?
Have you asked John Cornyn and David Dewhurst why they’re spending so much money only to be blown away by the grassroots?
Since you don’t want to field candidates who represent us, we are forced to do your job for you. Thank you and Goodbye. You may now join the lobbyist ranks who will get no audience from the TEA people we replaced you with.
a “seasoned appropriator” who is a “spitting image of the Republican establishment” running in a deeply anti-establishment and anti-Washington climate.
Don’t you love that... “a seasoned appropriator”!!! I’m surprised the Times was that honest. Here’s hoping he goes down in flames.
Every Superpac that Barbour and Rove can muster will not save Cochran
from the wrath of Mississippi Citizens. Trent Lott would have been sent
packing too, had he not retired.
Haley Barbour is an Amnesty Liberal who also is a lobbyist for Mexico...nuff said there...
And his pardon of a felon who later murdered (a la Huckabee) is something no candidate wants to have on their backside
Barbour thinks he has pull in Miss and beyond because he was the Gov. and at one time the GOPe leader. It don’t work that way now days!
Keep pushing the Rhinos until they start changing parties.
Evidently you are missing the panic coming out of McCornyn’s campaign.
He will be going down.
He’s probably that ngat idiot retreaded.
I met Pete Domenici right after he announced his retirement.
When I first heard Pete Domenici announce his retirement, I thought this is really bad and why is he doing this. Then I actually met him and while his mind was clear, his speech was unsteady and he had trouble walking and I understood.
We lost that seat and are likely not getting it back anytime soon.
I met Ted Stevens shortly before his election loss and he too was unsteady and I thought “why is this guy not retiring?”.
Last month, I met Cochran for the first time. I will say that unlike Stevens and Domenici, he is not ready to retire. He is physically fit, on top of the issues especially agriculture and speaks well and walks easily.
He seems like a good senator to me.
Retire the Rinos
So why is he running? Mitch McConnell begged him to run, because Mitch still thinks he's gonna win, and he's busy counting votes for Majority leader..
Tell that to Midge McConnell, Boehner, McShame and all of the other RINO's who criticized Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee (for filibustering) and TEA Party Reps.
Got a link for that?
Texas has had enough of the BS and Bushes.
If this is true, and I am very reluctant to say I think the fix is in, that there's not a snowball's chance in hell that Ted Cruz, if he ran, would win the primary -- if the GOP fields another Romney, all bets are off and we had better be ready for action.
The bottom line is really simple. Our Founders envisioned CITIZEN Legislators and not CAREER POLITICIANS to handle the work of governance.
Thad Cochran might not have achieved the drooling, doddering old man stage at this point, but it is well past time for him to go home. He is the face of the Establishment and that is reason enough to retire him.
We really do need to break this deleterious cycle of CAREER POLITICIANS.
“For The Children”, of course.
We have devolved into a viper den.
Fortunately. they are easy to vote out.
Retire in pride and leave us alone.
Ignore the Roosevelt troll. Look him up: he’s a GOPe sleeper who uses reverse psych in all his pathetic posts. Most likely he’s directly paid by Cornyn.
It’s quite evident that you have no grasp on how we TEXANS think.
“Don’t Mess With Texas” isn’t just a catchy slogan. It is a way of life.
George P. Bush is going to get creamed in the primary race. Can we say “Failure To Launch”?
“Our Founders envisioned CITIZEN Legislators and not CAREER POLITICIANS to handle the work of governance.”
Then why did they not put term limits in the constitution ?
RINO(s) = REPUBLICAN IN NAME ONLY
We are not talking about some very fine examples of God’s work, here.
RETIRE THE RINO's!!!
Thank you SO MUCH!!!
That’s easy to answer.
Our Founders were counting on a populace of God-Fearing, Moral and Educated People to understand the RESPONSIBILITY laid at their feet by God Almighty to be forever VIGILANT of their FREEDOM.
..........wonder if with the help of all Freepers a List of “establishment” republicans could be made???
4. Bush, Jeb
5. Bush, Dad
6. Bush, George
That’s all I can think of except there are some “big money” bundlers like Rove out there too. I don’t know who any of them are.
I started to put Sessions on the list but think he must be a good guy.
You have summed the RINO leadership up perfectly.
You don’t know what you are talking about.
“Our Founders were counting on a populace of God-Fearing, Moral and Educated People to understand the RESPONSIBILITY laid at their feet by God Almighty to be forever VIGILANT of their FREEDOM.”
YOU ARE SO VERY WRONG.
The founders greatly distrusted the people.
That is why they took direct election of the president out of the hands of the people and put in into the hands of “electors”
That is why they created a 6 year senate term with staggered classes. They did this so that some young Hitler could win the presidency, could have his party carry the House, but he would only have 1/3 of the senate.
The founders believed in an elite senate separate from the people who could put a check and balance on the rest including the judicial appointments of the president and foreign treaties.
Did you leave off Bob Corker and Lamar! from TN and the other MS disappointment, Mr. Wicker.
Also Senator Boozman of AR has RINO tendencies.
Also McC’s AZ colleague, the Flake.
Bush’s opponent is a pastor named David L. Watts, 46, of near Longview. He has no name ID or money. Why would you think a Texan would repudiate George P.? George P.’s Wikipedia article writes that he appears to be a shoo-in:
Bush is considered[by whom?] the presumptive Republican nominee to replace him and shoo-in general election winner for the office in 2014.
Bush’s only opponent in the Republican primary scheduled for March 4, 2014 is David L. Watts (born 1967), a minister who describes himself as a “Conservative Republican” and lives in a rural area between Gilmer and Longview in East Texas. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Watts, the son of a pastor, was reared in Deer Park and Humble, Texas, and in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Louisville.
I surely hope you are right, and I am wrong. But what you call "panic", Cornball calls "confidence".
I see you put Alexander, but people know him as Lamar! And TN thinks highly of the status quo too.
Chris McDaniel is much older than Thad was when MS sent him to the House in 1972. People in MS like an old-style incumbent when he is available to “serve.”
I checked, McDaniel is seven years older than the popular Cochran was when voters sent him to the House by a narrow vote in 1972.
You missed the pro-abort Isakson of GA.
Obama executive order No. 1: No pension for congressmen or senators who lose reelection, and thou shalt not lobby.
There, fixed it!
The H is silent.