Skip to comments.Club for Growth wants Sen. Cochran to meet the Tea Party
Posted on 02/18/2014 5:07:07 PM PST by onyx
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) may not know much about the Tea Party, but his primary challenger and the deep-pocketed Club for Growth are planning to introduce him.
Cochran told a local news outlet on Monday that hes not that familiar with the grassroots conservative movement, which has helped produce a challenge to him in his primary election from state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
"The Tea Party, you know, is something I don't really know a lot about," Cochran said during a campaign stop in the state. "It's a free country. We have open opportunities for people to participate in the election process."
He also said he didnt know much about McDaniel, who has received the backing of the Club, along with a handful of other cash-flush national conservative groups.
"Really haven't looked at his characteristics, Cochran said when asked about McDaniel. "I'm just running my campaign, based on my qualifications to continue to serve as a United States senator."
McDaniel, asked about the comments, said they go to show he hasn't been in the state very often.
And the Club for Growth seized on the remarks, launching a new Web ad that juxtaposes Cochrans comments with a response from McDaniel.
Perhaps its time for an introduction, McDaniel says in the ad.
What does that say about a high level politician who claims to not know about the biggest threat to the established parties in 100 years?
Hint: He lies!
Maybe Thad can go ask Trent. He’ll be clueless too, but it would be fun to watch.
Plus the fact, he’s been running vicious attack ads against TEA Party patriot, Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel for over 3 weeks now.
Thad Cochran is going to get his $ss beat.
Trent Lott would have gotten run out, as well had he not retired.
Mississippians were sick of Lott and they are sick of Thad.
Thad really makes MS voters look bad, like they’ve been self-deceived for so long.
My understanding is that Thad and Trent, though both were cheerleaderrs in college, rarely spoke to each other and walked away to avoid coming in contact with the other.
Wow. How insulated can one be???????????
He’s lived in Washington D.C. for OVER 42 years!
I dunno. Some folks think those warm, dark, "snug" places are pretty nice.
Cochran and Lindsey Graham both need to go - especially.
Pat Roberts hasn’t been the worst but doesn’t do anything for the image of the party as the party of “old white men.” Unfortunately, he fits the stereotype to a T.
The leadership will change if the make-up of the caucus changes and people like Graham have less influence over it.
Doesn’t know much about the Tea Party?
And we wonder why the IRS targeting continues?
...with friends like that....
This here is an important race. Much more important than replacing conservative Pat Roberts with “Obama’s cousin the doctor!”.
Those old fossil incumbents have to go.
THAD Cochran is really nothing but a porker.
He really must receive a sound defeat in this primary race.
That spineless DC troll will never face a real man in a debate... but he should and take the kicking that he so well deserves... which is why he will never debate Chris. thad enough? You betcha!
If you don’t like Mississippi then STOP coming to OUR threads!
WOW!! Aren’t we testy today!!!
To old-time GOP establishment types:
You’re either with US (read that “Americans”) - or you’re with the Dems.
Ain’t no middle ground anymore.
No siree... I truly am not testy or upsnt. onyx and I have had this FReeper bash Mississippi and our people in every thread in the past few weeks. We do not deserve that kind of treatment on this site.
LLS is precisely right.
I would have said something last night to the same poster but I was too tired.
Thank you dear friend.
I saw that post last night, but I was too tired to type another word...lol.
It does get tiring!
Shows just how out of touch these elitists are.