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.