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Senior Republican Sen. Thad Cochran says he doesn't 'know a lot about' the Tea Party
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/18/14 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 02/18/2014 9:57:19 AM PST by cotton1706

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., a 36-year Republican senator facing a primary challenge in 2014, denied that he is out of touch with voters but acknowledged that he "doesn't know a lot about" the Tea Party.

"The Tea Party is something I don't really know a lot about," Cochran, who was elected senator in 1978 after six years in the House, told Mississippi News Now.

Cochran denied Tea Party rival Chris McDaniel's accusation that he's out of touch with conservatives. "I'm as in touch with the people of Mississippi as an elected official can be," he said.

McDaniel is viewed as a heavy underdog to Cochran, but the Senate Conservatives Fund is backing the upstart candidate.

"It's time for a new generation of leadership in the United States Senate," Matt Hoskins, executive director of the SCF super PAC, Senate Conservatives Action, said when they released an ad on McDaniel's behalf. "Chris McDaniel is a proven conservative leader who will stand up to the big spenders in both parties and help restore America's greatness."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; teaparty; uniparty
That's ok. We can educate him in June.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 9:57:19 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
"I'm as in touch with the people of Mississippi as an elected official can be," he said.

That's the PROBLEM, Thadeus..............

2 posted on 02/18/2014 9:59:45 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: cotton1706

If you want a textbook example of a clueless, out-of-touch, been-in-the-Beltway-too-long Republican, Thad Cochran is it.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 10:01:44 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Cochran ... One of Many!


4 posted on 02/18/2014 10:03:08 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: cotton1706

My guess is he doesn’t know much about America in general.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 10:03:23 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cotton1706

Hubby and I saw that interview. That soundbite is made for his opponent.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 10:03:52 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Theodore R.

Cornyn is another but at least he’s smart enough to know he has to sound conservative around election time.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 10:05:32 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: cotton1706
Thad can start his research by clicking this link.

Support Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS

8 posted on 02/18/2014 10:06:31 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: cotton1706

He’s got to be dumb and out of touch.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 10:06:52 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: cotton1706

Someone can send him a letter... but they will
need to P R I N T, in all capital letters.

They should not use big words, but keep it at the ‘see Spot run’ level of comprehension!:)

Maybe, they can use pictures with stick people.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 10:07:08 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: cotton1706

Talk about disconnected from reality or what?

Time to send a bunch of CONgre$$ critters out to pasture.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 10:08:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: cotton1706

Allow us to enlighten you.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 10:09:48 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

36-years in the Senate. For heaven’s sake, primary this leech out, MS.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 10:11:21 AM PST by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: cotton1706

DEPOPULATE IDIOTS/DECEIVERS from the body politic…(musically in 5 words or less…3 maybe)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhzG9aeOn9w

They’re dangerous to your FReedom.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 10:13:14 AM PST by PGalt
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To: cotton1706
Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., a 36-year Republican senator facing a primary challenge in 2014, denied that he is out of touch with voters but acknowledged that he "doesn't know a lot about" the Tea Party.

To heck with the voters. He's out of touch with reality.

15 posted on 02/18/2014 10:14:29 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706

I think he’s JUST smart enough to know he’s over with if he disses the TEA Party on the record, but can’t dare and doesn’t want to say anything good about us.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 10:16:36 AM PST by Sal (The scandals are real. The "president" is a phony.)
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To: cotton1706

Then he’s just stupid and needs to be retired.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 10:18:18 AM PST by onedoug
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To: cotton1706
Which means he is just as completely clueless about conservatism.

Country clubbers are just in their own little world.


"I'm in touch! No really!

18 posted on 02/18/2014 10:18:49 AM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: cotton1706

He is probably one of those that does not know the earth goes around the sun.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 10:22:28 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: cotton1706

Yep. Teach him a Tea Party lesson in June.
It’s unreal that Cochran is so out of touch.


20 posted on 02/18/2014 10:26:09 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: cotton1706

He should give his gal pal san fran nan a call. For being “astroturf” they sure are going out of their way to “crush” the Tea Party.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 10:26:18 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: cotton1706; WKB; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; Black Agnes; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...


We have THAD ENOUGH ping!
22 posted on 02/18/2014 10:47:18 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: cotton1706

Another reason for TERM LIMITS.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 10:50:39 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: cotton1706; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends


This morning, we were pleased to learn that Right Wing News has endorsed our campaign.

From the endorsement:

"Thad Cochran is not a conservative. His lifetime ACU rating is an unimpressive 79, but in 2011 it was 70 and in 2012, only 52. That would be a perfectly acceptable record for a senator from Maine, but it’s ridiculous for a senator in Mississippi to be running up those numbers. On top of all that, Cochran has been in office since 1978, he’s 76 years old, and he’s mainly known for being the pork king of the Senate."

~Mississippi SENATOR Chris McDaniel on FB

24 posted on 02/18/2014 10:58:51 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: Paine in the Neck
Thank you so much!
25 posted on 02/18/2014 11:01:04 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: cotton1706

Thad is thinking about buying one of them new fangled transistor radios so he can stay on top of things.


26 posted on 02/18/2014 11:01:52 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: cotton1706
"I'm as in touch with the people of Mississippi as an elected official can be," he said.

PERFECT! Hang him on that (electorally speaking of course). This is the best argument for term limits that has ever been made. Short, sweet and to the point. Adds should be getting produced with this as I type this.

27 posted on 02/18/2014 11:03:21 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

Our next U.S. Senator from Mississippi, currently State Senator Chris McDaniel and yours truly.


PLEASE ELECT THIS FINE MAN!

He's truly a TEA Party Patriot!

28 posted on 02/18/2014 11:03:23 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: cotton1706

The political class in Washington, DC exists to maintaing the status quo and the expansion of Washington, DC. Rename that obelisk currently known as the Washington Monument to the Middle Finger. It’s a perfect symbol of the attitude said political class has looking outwards towards the huddled masses.


29 posted on 02/18/2014 11:09:39 AM PST by Fair Paul
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To: cotton1706

Thad, if you don’t know much about the Tea Party, go ask yer buddy, Trent. I’m sure he’ll educate you.


30 posted on 02/18/2014 11:10:49 AM PST by stboz
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To: cotton1706

If he doesn’t “know a lot” that’s a heck of a lot more than the DNC’s toadies in the state controlled “media” know about the TEA Party.


31 posted on 02/18/2014 11:12:25 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: cotton1706

“...a 36-year Republican senator...”

That’s the problem, right there.


32 posted on 02/18/2014 11:14:57 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: cotton1706

The Tea Party does not kiss rings, or other circular resemblances!

Which is what he is expecting from them.


33 posted on 02/18/2014 11:24:22 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: cotton1706
Cochran denied Tea Party rival Chris McDaniel's accusation that he's out of touch with conservatives. "I'm as in touch with the people of Mississippi as an elected official can be," he said.

Now where in this dad-gummed memo does Haley tell me how to be in touch with the people of Mississippi?!

34 posted on 02/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

Another example of why term limits should be implemented.


35 posted on 02/18/2014 12:18:19 PM PST by Durbin
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To: onyx

Thanks to you for the information/link. Thanks to State Senator Chris McDaniel for challenging Cochran. FReeper endorsement BUMP!


36 posted on 02/18/2014 1:01:31 PM PST by PGalt
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To: cotton1706

Thadeus Caesar has never responded to any letter that I have sent him while he has been in office. At least Wicker acknowledged my letter with a cookie cutter statement.


37 posted on 02/18/2014 1:15:11 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: cotton1706

Just wondering...does Thad still have a home in Mississippi? Or like Pat Roberts, is he tired of living among his constituents?


38 posted on 02/18/2014 1:19:11 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: onyx

thad is a disgusting toadie.


39 posted on 02/18/2014 2:14:32 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cotton1706

“I’m as in touch with the people of Mississippi as an elected official can be,” he said.

You are a liar thad... YOU HAVE NEVER RESPONDED TO ANY EMAIL OR LETTER I HAVE EVER SENT TO YOU... NOT EVEN AN AUTO ANSWER LIKE roger the wickerman sends out!


40 posted on 02/18/2014 2:16:26 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cotton1706

Yeah but he loves Tea and Party’s too.


41 posted on 02/18/2014 2:18:45 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: vetvetdoug

Ditto!


42 posted on 02/18/2014 2:19:01 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: PGalt

Thank YOU so much, dearest PGalt.


43 posted on 02/18/2014 2:19:18 PM 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: ExNewsExSpook

He owns property yes... he lives in Orange Beach, AL.


44 posted on 02/18/2014 2:19:38 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: ExNewsExSpook; vetvetdoug; LibLieSlayer
Just wondering...does Thad still have a home in Mississippi? Or like Pat Roberts, is he tired of living among his constituents?

Heck, his wife MIGHT reside here once in a while.
THAD has lived in Washington, D.C. for over 42 YEARS.

45 posted on 02/18/2014 2:21:52 PM 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

Amen.

I can’t believe that some young people I happen to know are actually planning to vote for THAD.

IDIOTS!


46 posted on 02/18/2014 2:23:22 PM 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
looks like he needs to be "Lugared"..much like *itch McConnell.

47 posted on 02/18/2014 2:25:32 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

You’re right.


48 posted on 02/18/2014 2:27:56 PM 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

Fools! That is just unimaginable... he could not care less about their futures.


49 posted on 02/18/2014 2:36:34 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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