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Thad Cochran Showing Early Signs of Desperation (could have retired!)
ryanswalters.net ^ | Ryan Walters

Posted on 02/11/2014 5:28:17 AM PST by cotton1706

With less than four months until the primary election for US Senate in Mississippi, the political season is now in full swing. And like clockwork, the long-anticipated attacks against Senator Chris McDaniel by allies of the Thad Cochran camp have begun in earnest, and sadly, in dishonestly, if not downright hilarity.

Finding themselves in what must be an increasingly desperate situation, Senator Cochran and his well-funded surrogates and friends have initiated a campaign of low blows. This operation of deceit is nothing more than the establishment of the Republican Party, both on the national and state level, rallying around a weakened leader in a desperate attempt to make him look good by tearing down his opponent.

To carry out their campaign of trickery, they have formed a new Super PAC, which has the backing of Haley Barbour, and is deceptively named Mississippi Conservatives. But don’t be fooled, there’s nothing conservative about it. In a recently released negative television ad, Senator McDaniel’s record in the state senate, as well as his reputation, is falsified, twisted, and distorted, to use the most family-oriented language possible, for to truly evaluate its worth would require much harsher, un-Christian words.

The ad itself, entitled “Who is Chris McDaniel? Whoever he needs to be,” attempts to paint Senator McDaniel as a flip-flopper and is based on three issues: tort reform, federal involvement in public education, and deficit spending. Three issues, mind you, in which Senator Cochran has zero credibility for any reform efforts, unlike Senator McDaniel.

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1 posted on 02/11/2014 5:28:17 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Thad Thad bo-bad bannana fanna fo-fad mi-my-mo-mad, Thad.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 5:46:19 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: cotton1706

Ring aRound the RINOS.
Again.

We are on to them—this time. THIS primary season, be VERY careful when dealing with an organization that only CLAIMS to be ‘conservative’.

There’s a LOT of deceit going around—AGAIN.


3 posted on 02/11/2014 5:48:50 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: cotton1706

Hang it up, Thad, and join a shuffleboard game at the GOP establishment retirement along with Bob Bennett and Dick Lugar. You’ve earned your pieces of silver.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 5:50:47 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706

I think Thad has every right to run again. He may just make it. It is new that he has become the villain. The only one I want out NOW is Lindsey Graham who hopefully won’t be suckered by the South Carolina voters again.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 6:05:18 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Flintlock
THIS primary season, be VERY careful when dealing with an organization that only CLAIMS to be ‘conservative’.

I'm hearing radio ads about "conservative" immigration reform. I'd bet dollars to doughnut holes that the Chamber of Crony Fascists is paying for them.

6 posted on 02/11/2014 6:05:36 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: cotton1706
Out, damned RINO! Out!

Support Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS

7 posted on 02/11/2014 6:06:01 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: napscoordinator

“I think Thad has every right to run again.”

Of course Cochran has the right to run again. He does not have a right to a seat in the senate, however. These people after a while think themselves to be aristocrats, that the government and the country literally cannot do without them.

They believe that they should be able to keep the seat until THEY decide to leave it, or until they are taken out by a democrat. That is the natural order of things to them and the only two possible options.

The idea that the people might want to be represented by another REPUBLICAN is abhorrent to them, and they fight like hell to destroy any opponent.


8 posted on 02/11/2014 6:21:45 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: SharpRightTurn

“Hang it up, Thad, and join a shuffleboard game at the GOP establishment retirement along with Bob Bennett and Dick Lugar. “

You know what, Lugar’s replacement Senator Richard Mourdock is doing a great job in Congress these days !


9 posted on 02/11/2014 6:37:11 AM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

“You know what, Lugar’s replacement Senator Richard Mourdock is doing a great job in Congress these days !”

Yeah, right up there with Heather Wilson, Pete Hoekstra, Denny Rehberg, Tommy Thompson, and Rick Berg.


10 posted on 02/11/2014 6:49:43 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: staytrue

Lugar was a democrat lite. It’s better to have an open enemy than a traitorous friend.

Mourdock failed because he tripped over the abortion issue. Conservatives need to have a well thought out scripted answer to the abortion question that they do not deviate from. That will defuse that issue.

We lost two races that year to the abortion issue because our guys tried to answer without being scripted.

(The problem is that anything and everything or guys say will be twisted to be used against them, so we have to script something that can not easily be twisted and use the same script across the country. For example: “The federal government has no authority to regulate a medical procedure. This should be handled at the state level. Next question.”

We’d still have some states where baby murder is ‘legal’ but we can deal with them later with a right to life ammendment. But to get that we need to get firm control of the senate.)


11 posted on 02/11/2014 6:58:39 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: cotton1706

Thad is an aristocrat only because MS voters are too uninformned to understand the overreaching of aristocrats.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 7:00:50 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: cotton1706

Thad is in serious trouble. These attacks on McDaniel have been clownish. Clearly the Mississippi Establishment have gotten rusty over the years, unchallenged.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 7:05:05 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706; WKB; Black Agnes; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...


We've THAD enough Magnolia State Ping!

Also see, GOP ESTABLISHMENT RUSHES TO SAVE THAD COCHRAN if you missed this one.
14 posted on 02/11/2014 7:08:19 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Theodore R.
Thad is an aristocrat only because MS voters are too uninformned to understand the overreaching of aristocrats.

uninformned - uninformed.

Your insults are tiresome, Theodore R.

Give them a rest or stay the hell off of Mississippi threads.

I've only lived in this state for going on 9 years now, but at least Mississippi voters elect Republicans, unlike those "oh so damn smart" voters up North and out on the West Coast, where conservatives are out numbered.

15 posted on 02/11/2014 7:15:24 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SharpRightTurn

>> Yeah, right up there with Heather Wilson, Pete Hoekstra, Denny Rehberg, Tommy Thompson, and Rick Berg.<<

As well as Senatrix Christine O’Donnell, Senatrix Sharon Angle, Senatrix Linda McMahon, Senator Todd Aiken and Senator Ken Buck.

(Did I forget anybody?)


16 posted on 02/11/2014 7:19:10 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn

“As well as Senatrix Christine O’Donnell, Senatrix Sharon Angle, Senatrix Linda McMahon, Senator Todd Aiken and Senator Ken Buck. (Did I forget anybody?)”

Should we throw in Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist for good measure?


17 posted on 02/11/2014 7:38:01 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Theodore R.; onyx
>> Thad is an aristocrat only because MS voters are too uninformned <<

I don't think that's the answer. Consider this:

Cochran has brought millions -- probably billions -- of dollars in congressional "pork" to his home state. He ranks right up there with the late Ted Stevens on that score. I doubt that he's ever voted against one of those infamous "pork laden" appropriations bills.

Therefore, Cochran gets very poor marks from national organizations like the Club for Growth and various tea party groups that focus almost entirely economic and fiscal issues.

On the other hand, his pro-life and pro-gun voting records are very solid, if not always 100% perfect. So he ranks well with national groups that deal mostly or entirely with the social-conservative issues.

IMO, what it comes down to is that, like it or not, Cochran's "pork" menu has made him popular with the local officials and businessmen who love federal infrastructure grants, while his "social conservative" menu has kept him in the good graces of the state's voting majority, the white evangelicals.

So now, the open question is whether a relatively unknown politico like Chris McDaniel can somehow come up with a winning formula for 2014. I doubt it, but at least the race will be interesting to watch.

Still, whether or not he stands a chance, I'd say McDaniel is smart to make the effort, because the publicity he gets in 2014 could make him a viable candidate for a statewide office in the 2015 state elections, or for a Congressional seat in 2016.

(And in the meantime, Chris's law practice should boom thanks to all the free publicity he's getting from the Club for Growth, Heritage Action et al. Running for public office has long been an accepted and successful means of advertising by Mississippi lawyers.)

18 posted on 02/11/2014 7:57:25 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: cotton1706

When I read stuff like this, I remind myself that it is the informed voters who vote in the Primary.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 7:58:53 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: napscoordinator
"The only one I want out NOW is Lindsey Graham who hopefully won't be suckered by the South Carolina voters again."

If Graham is the only RINO you want out now, you are a large part of our problem.

And, just how was Lindsey Graham suckered by the South Carolina voters?

20 posted on 02/11/2014 8:03:07 AM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: Paine in the Neck

Paine, are you a resident of MS? I’m just curious what the pulse of the people on the street in MS might be. Any idea? What are you hearing when people talk about this election?


21 posted on 02/11/2014 8:03:09 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: SharpRightTurn

>> Should we throw in Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist for good measure? <<

No comment about Specter, because I believe one should never speak ill of the dead.

As for Crist, I think he’s now politically dead. I can’t believe the good people of Florida will be so quixotic as to give him another chance.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 8:04:53 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Theodore R.

But, the “uninformed” voters just vote in the General Election; not the Primary. BTW, Theodore: Your tagline is a little ambiguous. Are you supporting John Cornhole and George P. in the Texas Primary on March 4th.?


23 posted on 02/11/2014 8:07:54 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Hawthorn; All

As for Crist, I think he’s now politically dead. I can’t believe the good people of Florida will be so quixotic as to give him another chance.
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Do a Google or Bing search and read about the recent scandal re: Crist selling Judge-ships when he was Governor. He’s done.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 8:13:56 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker; LibLieSlayer
Paine, are you a resident of MS? I’m just curious what the pulse of the people on the street in MS might be. Any idea? What are you hearing when people talk about this election?

Our TEA Party is fired up! In fact, I'm going to a special meeting on Thursday evening just for the purpose of organizing rallies and door-to-door, get out the vote for Chris McDaniel in our June primary.

We have THAD enough.

25 posted on 02/11/2014 8:28:30 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: staytrue

Lugar is backing the Democrat in the GA senate race...just saying


26 posted on 02/11/2014 9:20:25 AM PST by Sybeck1
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To: onyx

We are going to throw that pos, abortion supporting, gay marriage loving progressive traitor out of his cushy job and into obama’s unemployment line!


27 posted on 02/11/2014 9:26:26 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: napscoordinator

coch-roach is an abortion supporting pos that needs to be retired. He votes with reid more than half the time... he loves big government and quite frankly he has been in DC too long.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 9:31:54 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Paying for them with SOROS dollars.


29 posted on 02/11/2014 9:32:58 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Theodore R.

You are incorrect and we are going to throw that pos out on his ear.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 9:37:38 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Hawthorn

cochran voted twice to fully fund planned parenthood... the largest abortion mill... so he is not pro life... he just lies about it.


31 posted on 02/11/2014 9:40:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx

AWESOME!!


32 posted on 02/11/2014 9:43:44 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: LibLieSlayer

You bet we are!
We are fired up and THAD is very worried.


33 posted on 02/11/2014 9:45:25 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I hope Thad, Lamar, John, Lindsey, and a few others are really worried. I hope by this time next year they have been replaced by a Tea Party Member.


34 posted on 02/11/2014 10:11:25 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: onyx; Theodore R.
I've only lived in this state for going on 9 years now, but at least Mississippi voters elect Republicans, unlike those "oh so damn smart" voters up North and out on the West Coast, where conservatives are out numbered.

Damned straight onyx. Gallup says we are the fourth most conservative state in the nation and sit right next door to Alabama, THE MOST conservative state in the nation!

Interestingly, Mississippi and Alabama have some of the highest percentages of blacks in the nation. That stat drives liberals crazy. It defies their 'logic'...LMAO!

As a fellow Texan (born and raised in Pasadena, been in Mississippi 12 years), I would think you would know better Theodore R. BTW, unfortunately, Texas did not even make Gallup's Top 10 list. Now what was that again that you were saying about Mississippi?

35 posted on 02/11/2014 10:35:12 AM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from job-lock this November!)
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To: napscoordinator

Thad Cochran himself claims to be an experienced appropriator. Thad’s claim to fame is that he’s great at spending other peoples money. If that doesn’t scare you, nothing will.


36 posted on 02/11/2014 10:49:36 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: vetvetdoug
I hope Thad, Lamar, John, Lindsey, and a few others are really worried. I hope by this time next year they have been replaced by a Tea Party Member.

From your lips to God's ear, to voting ballots across the nation in primaries! For starter's. And then onto victory in November!!!

GO TEA PARTY!

37 posted on 02/11/2014 10:50:54 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: houeto; Theodore R.
Thank you so much, dearest houeto!

You ROCK! And then some!

38 posted on 02/11/2014 10:52:04 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

>> cochran voted twice to fully fund planned parenthood... the largest abortion mill... so he is not pro life... he just lies about it. <<

You’re probably correct, although I don’t know when the votes occurred. Anyway, as I’ve already said, his record isn’t 100% either on pro-life or pro-gun issues, but the record is still strong.

To be specific, Cochran has received a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee almost always, going back many years. And he gets a zero rating from NARAL in most years. His record on gun issues is similar, but maybe a little weaker.

Click here to see his ratings from various pro-life and pro-abortion groups:

http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/53312/thad-cochran#.UvpPavurGPY

Then scroll down near the bottom of the listing to see his ratings from various gun-issue groups.

Bottom line:

Cochran’s record on social issues is not 100% perfect, but it’s probably good enough to satisfy those Mississippi voters (probably the majority) who attach a much greater importance to the social issues than to the Congressional corruption that’s involved in pork-barrel spending.


39 posted on 02/11/2014 12:32:16 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Jabba the Nutt

>> Thad’s claim to fame is that he’s great at spending other peoples money. If that doesn’t scare you, nothing will. <<

It definitely should scare folks in the other 49 states. But most voters in MS probably welcome those billions in free federal money that Cochran has sent them over the last 30 years, especially after Katrina.


40 posted on 02/11/2014 12:37:30 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: diogenes ghost

If Graham is the only RINO you want out now, you are a large part of our problem.

No that is not true. We only have the vote of at most two senators so I don’t know what World you live in but in mine you have two Senators that are up for reelection at different times of the years. I said I want Linda out and you seem to want him to stay. I hope to win.


41 posted on 02/11/2014 1:49:18 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Hawthorn

Mississippi voters have returned these pols, who bring the bacon home to their State. The question is, will they ever learn that it doesn’t help them, it helps the politicians and their cronies. Mississippi is still 50 out of 50 States.


42 posted on 02/11/2014 1:52:27 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: napscoordinator
Wow...off your meds again, I see.

"We only have the vote of at most two senators..."

Uhhhh.....right.

"...in mine you have two Senators that are up for reelection at different times of the years."

You live in a different world than the rest of us.

"I said I want Linda out and you seem to want him to stay."

NOTHING in my post could infer that.

And you forgot to tell us how Lindsey Graham was suckered by the South Carolina voters....your words....back 'em up.

43 posted on 02/11/2014 4:19:49 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: diogenes ghost

Whatever. You vote for your Senator and I will vote for mine. You are the silliest person on Earth. You are DETERMINED to ensure the Democrats win the Senate. You have always been way liberal then most on here.


44 posted on 02/11/2014 7:36:10 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Din Maker

I’m not supporting Cornball and George P., but I think the people of TX will in a big way.


45 posted on 02/11/2014 8:21:29 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: onyx

MS people rarely turn out an incumbent for any reason, do they?


46 posted on 02/11/2014 8:23:44 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Hawthorn

People in Mississippi and I am a LIFE-LONG Mississippian... well let me put it this way... thad’s sell by date is expired amongst base voters. Senator Chris McDaniel... get used to it. thad’s time is over... thanks for your service... now retire quietly.


47 posted on 02/12/2014 3:55:54 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Theodore R.

Ask Gene Taylor that question... then ask CONSERVATIVE CONGRESSMAN Stephen Palazzo.


48 posted on 02/12/2014 3:57:01 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Theodore R.

>> MS people rarely turn out an incumbent for any reason, do they? <<

You’re thinking about the “good ole days” — when there were virtually no black voters, when 99% of whites voted Demo and when the seniority system ruled in the U. S. Congress. Back then, a Congressman or Senator from ANY southern state (not just Mississippi) had almost a lifetime guarantee of employment at the U. S. Capitol.

Now, however, it’s different ballgame. Mississippi’s first crack in the Democrat’s dam occurred in 1964, when a chicken farmer and total unknown named Prentiss Walker rode the Goldwater Wave to oust a Demo Congressman and virtual non-entity named Arthur Winstead. Since then there have been a handful of Congressional turnovers for the Magnolia State.

But MS voters have yet to oust an incumbent U. S. Senator. For example, Haley Barbour tried in 1982 to unseat the venerable Senator John Stennis, but his effort failed miserably, and Stennis won in a landslide.

On the other hand, the 1982 race made Barbour a “household name” in GOP circles, so it was a smart move — just as I think Chris McDaniel is smart to challenge Cochran, even though the odds are vastly in Cochran’s favor. Win or lose, McDaniel probably will be a “force to be reckoned with” in MS politics for years to come.


49 posted on 02/12/2014 7:20:22 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: onyx

Much welcome ma’am.


50 posted on 02/12/2014 7:33:14 AM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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