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Mississippi Bloodbath: Open Warfare Breaks out in Tea Party vs. Barbour, Cochran
Breitbart ^ | 3/19/2014 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 03/20/2014 2:54:47 AM PDT by grimalkin

Mississippi’s GOP senate primary is quickly becoming ground zero in 2014 for the fight between the establishment and the conservative grassroots for control of the Republican Party’s future. The state’s former governor Haley Barbour’s establishment political machine is in full swing running defense for incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran. Cochran is facing the fight of his political life from surging primary challenger two-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

“The battle lines are clearly drawn in this race,” FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said in an emailed statement to Breitbart News. “This is Cochran and his band of super lobbyists vs. Chris McDaniel and the people of Mississippi. The Barbours don't represent Mississippians, they represent their lobbying client lists.”

Tea Party Express chairwoman Amy Kremer told Breitbart News that Team Barbour is no match for the grassroots conservative movement already supporting McDaniel. “You can involve the entire Barbour family and all of their trusted ones on the payroll, but they will never have the strength of the grassroots,” Kremer said. “This mentality and the arrogance exhibited only emboldens the grassroots. We will not be intimidated, nor will we back down. This seat belongs to the people and not Senator Cochran or the Barbour family.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: barbour; chrismcdaniel; cochran; mcdaniel; mississippi; thadcochran
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1 posted on 03/20/2014 2:54:47 AM PDT by grimalkin
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To: grimalkin
I rem: when the Barbours, were "the good team/guys/gals"
now he's Establishment GOP. *spit*

2 posted on 03/20/2014 3:02:24 AM PDT 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

I do too. Sad and pathetic.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 3:05:58 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: grimalkin

Want more proof? Read “This Town” to get just how entrenched Barbour is in the establishment. He was even a lobbying partner with Terry McCauliffe.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 3:06:58 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: All
THIS JUST IN York, PA Tea Party write-in winner Scott Wagner ran on a typical Tea Party small-government/fiscal conservativism ticket....against an establishment Repub.

Wagner attributed his win in great part to the relentlessly negative attacks on him by the local and state GOP party establishments.

5 posted on 03/20/2014 3:09:43 AM PDT by Liz
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To: mazda77
Uniparty...Democrats and Republicans vs. the American people.

Repent, America.

6 posted on 03/20/2014 3:09:57 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: grimalkin

Dang, how in the heck is Barbour still relevant? The man pardoned murderers & rapists. Saw on the Investigative Discovery channel the sad tale of one woman murdered by a man Barbour pardoned.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 3:10:03 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: grimalkin
We will not be intimidated, nor will we back down. This seat belongs to the people and not Senator Cochran or the Barbour family.”

This mentality needs to spread across the nation!!!The days of Boss Hogg must be over, if we are to exist as free men & women!!!

No price is too high to pay..............

8 posted on 03/20/2014 3:21:12 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: All
Tea Party Express chairwoman Amy Kremer told Breitbart News that Establishment support is no match for grassroots conservatives supporting McDaniel. “This seat belongs to the people and not to Senator Cochran or the Barbour family.”

Nice going, Tea Party. That message is precisely what catapulted David Jolly to victory in Florida (against a Dummycrat).

Jolly's campaign ad referenced lock-stepping Dems (who marched smartly to der leader's dictates and passed laws HE wanted-----the O/Care debacle was passed by an historic lock-stepping straight Democrat party-line vote.

Jolly's ad cautioned voters that the district needed a rep who will defend THEIR interests---NOT those of Obama.

HELPFUL HINT The race also maximized voter turnout by exploiting the dismal fact that Nancy Pelosi might get back in power if they didn't vote.

9 posted on 03/20/2014 3:23:01 AM PDT by Liz
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To: who knows what evil?

If you have not read the book, do so because that is the ultimate tone of everything this guy writes about in it. Did you know that one person, one person writes all of the contracts for all of the talking heads on the cable news shows? They don’t get to be a whatever strategist unless they pay for a contract with this guy. Last name is Bennett or Barnett and is not connected to the Bill Bennett family.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 3:26:56 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

Interesting...certainly makes sense.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 3:34:56 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Liz
Wagner attributed his win in great part to the relentlessly negative attacks on him by the local and state GOP party establishments.

Watching those ads you'd have thought Wagner was the villainous scum of the earth!

12 posted on 03/20/2014 3:35:00 AM PDT by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: pa_dweller

Refer back to the York County, PA special election on Tuesday for a state senate seat. The establishment picked their guy and all of a sudden here comes a businessman who mounted a write-in campaign. The write-in guy won it by a large margin and the tactics against him sound to be the same they are doing in Miss.

The DC establishment is about nothing but keeping power for the consultants and smearing anybody who tries to challenge them. As far as I’m concerned, any of them that have been there for more than 10 years, out they go.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 3:48:20 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: grimalkin

I believe the seat belongs to the state, but I’m old fashioned that way, 17th Amendment be damned.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 3:52:38 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: grimalkin

Didn’t Barbour pardon murderers after they were jailed only a few years?


15 posted on 03/20/2014 3:55:19 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: grimalkin; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Mississippi ping


16 posted on 03/20/2014 3:56:21 AM PDT by WKB
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To: pa_dweller

Looks to me like York voters think for themselves-—that’s what living under demonic Democratic rule will do to a person.


17 posted on 03/20/2014 3:56:51 AM PDT by Liz
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To: sheik yerbouty
Mississippi judge blocks release of 21 inmates given pardons by Gov. Barbour

Governor Haley Barbour Pardons

Note how many convicted murderers are listed at the second link. There's also a healthy dose of DUI's causing death and felony aggravated assaults.

18 posted on 03/20/2014 4:06:08 AM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I was just thinking the same thing. How times and things have changed.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 4:15:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I think we are just seeing his true colors. In the past he was able to fool the voters.

It is time to wise up and vote his kind out of office.

We need statesmen, not politicians


20 posted on 03/20/2014 4:30:39 AM PDT by AlbertWang
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To: grimalkin

One reason why the GOP’s gains this year will be far less than expected. They’d much rather nuke each other to dust than take the fight to the dems.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 4:31:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: grimalkin

——they will never have the strength of the grassroots——

Well I guess we’ll see if the grassroots are real or just a figment of Tea Party imagination.

The question boils down to numbers now

It’s High Noon


22 posted on 03/20/2014 4:35:06 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: skinkinthegrass
I rem: when the Barbours, were “the good team/guys/gals”
now he's Establishment GOP. *spit*
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That was when we were all 'young' and foolish. The Tea Party has come a long way from those times. Believe it or not, we once thought the likes of Barbour and the Republican elites had our interests at heart. They fooled us once, but their snookering days are over. Times are way too serious to keep drinking that cool aid.

23 posted on 03/20/2014 4:35:43 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: grimalkin

They got used to that power. When it came to the point of their overreach to where it affected all of us, those who were asleep or fooled... woke up. When they took the job market... when they spent into oblivion... when they took our health care.... when their decisions and their power to destroy became obvious... their power is being removed.. one by one... and they are furious. How dare you question their position. How dare you have enough sense and power to remove us. How dare you think for yourselves.....

Welcome to the Tea Party Nation!


24 posted on 03/20/2014 4:47:27 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: mazda77
.....Barbour is entrenched in the establishment. He was even a lobbying partner with Terry McCauliffe....


25 posted on 03/20/2014 4:47:36 AM PDT by Liz
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To: skinkinthegrass

Barbour was always the darling of liberal Sunday talk shows... that should have given us a hint...


26 posted on 03/20/2014 4:47:54 AM PDT by GOPJ ( http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024685964 - democrats hating Obamacare...)
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To: skinkinthegrass; frnewsjunkie
"Mississippi’s GOP senate primary is quickly becoming ground zero in 2014 for the fight between the establishment and the conservative grassroots for control of the Republican Party’s future."

I look at this at slightly different angle. The Tea Party is not about the future of the GOP, it is about the future of America. The establishment GOP is about the future of the establishment GOP, and the death of America via cooperation with the America hating left.

27 posted on 03/20/2014 4:55:04 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise; onyx

Enterprise, your post #27 is the most succinct and absolutely true statements about where we are today that I have ever read.

Every Freeper needs to see it. Well done.


28 posted on 03/20/2014 5:02:07 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

Thank you exit. Thank you very deeply.


29 posted on 03/20/2014 5:03:44 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

The GOP establishment does not know/realize the frustration out here.. and they do not know or realize how many Tea Party People are out here. They have underestimated our numbers!

The Tea Party is not an organization, so to speak... it is a people’s revolt against what the left and the establishment is doing to us.. to our country.


30 posted on 03/20/2014 5:10:25 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: mazda77
I am starting to think term limits should apply to entire families, and that the family members of current and former politicians should be excluded from working in the lobbying business.
31 posted on 03/20/2014 5:30:06 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: frnewsjunkie

“The GOP establishment does not know/realize the frustration out here.. “

The current situation in a nutshell. The GOPe is tone deaf. One just has to look at the current amnesty push.

They do have a lot of money though from their corporate backers.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 5:43:23 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ScottinVA

>> They’d much rather nuke each other to dust than take the fight to the dems. <<

True enough. But unlike the cases of Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, Linda McMahon and Ken Buck, where a very weak ‘Pub candidate handed over a U. S. senate seat to the Dhimmis on a silver platter, the Mississippi seat will remain GOP no matter whether Cochran or McDaniel wins the primary.

Still, I think McDaniel’s equivocation on post-Katrina federal aid to the MS Gulf Coast will probably tilt the scales in Cochran’s favor.


33 posted on 03/20/2014 6:26:26 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: grimalkin

Hey establishment; we might be outspent, but we will not be out worked!


34 posted on 03/20/2014 6:29:43 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

>> I am starting to think term limits should apply to entire families <<

Greatest idea of the year! Maybe even the greatest idea (so far, at least) of the 21st century!


35 posted on 03/20/2014 6:30:17 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I am starting to think term limits should apply to entire families

Hear hear! The good citizens of Valley Ranch and Coppell did that by term-limiting Bennett Ratliff in the primary a few weeks ago.

It's a long march against incumbency, but it's good to enjoy the occasional victory.

36 posted on 03/20/2014 6:41:26 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Enterprise
B T T T ! ! ! ©

37 posted on 03/20/2014 8:02:53 AM PDT 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: WKB; Black Agnes; houeto

I’m so sorry I EVER liked Haley Barbour.
Now I can’t stand the fat THUG.


38 posted on 03/20/2014 8:04:50 AM PDT 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

Dittos


39 posted on 03/20/2014 8:29:48 AM PDT by WKB
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To: grimalkin

Thad Cochran has got my last vote. If he wins this I am sitting home in November. Both him and Nunnelee can kiss my kiss.


40 posted on 03/20/2014 8:31:53 AM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: grimalkin
Chris McDaniel will get my vote.

I like Haley Barbour.
BUT "Establishment Republican" Thad Cochran has GOT TO GO, THIS SECOND !
Thad Cochran is one of the biggest back-stabbers we have.
41 posted on 03/20/2014 8:39:13 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: frnewsjunkie

The lack of understanding by the GOP as to what the Tea Party stands for is breathtaking. Clueless would be the understatement of the year.


42 posted on 03/20/2014 8:40:26 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: WKB
Key elements of the article:
43 posted on 03/20/2014 9:23:55 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Enterprise

Not clueless. Deliberate obfuscation.


44 posted on 03/20/2014 9:24:47 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Enterprise

Oh, they know what it stands for, alright. That’s exactly why they hate us.


45 posted on 03/20/2014 9:30:17 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: ScottinVA
The problem is ~ the "Establishment Republicans" don't "take to fight to the dems" .
That's WHY ~ "WE the PEOPLE" ~ can NOT trust them.

"Establishment Republicans" lose everytime they're listened to.
They wouldn't care if they DO lose.
If they can't be in power, they don't want US in power.
It's just that simple.
It's WAR!

"Establishment Republicans" Want to Redefine the Term "Conservative"
DO CONSERVATIVES "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" WANT TO WIN IN 2014 OR NOT?

Jack Kerwick wrote an article on May 24, 2011 titled The Tea Partier versus The Republican and he expressed some important issues that I agree with.


I'm fresh out of "patience", and I'm not in the mood for "compromise".
"COMPROMISE" to me is a dirty word.
Let the RINO's compromise their values, with the conservatives, for a change.
We will never unify under "Establishment Republicans" .
"Establishment Republicans" have more in common with the Democrats, than they do with Conservatives.
The weak candidates are "Establishment Republicans", weak on national security, amnesty for illegals, abortion, and government spending.
"Establishment Republicans" scream "COMPROMISE".
And people who study the Bible know that COMPROMISE almost always leads to destruction.
These "Establishment Republicans" are being weeded out, one by one, and slowly but surely, the TEA Party is taking over.

Someone once said [We're] 'Not victims of "the Establishment." '
I disagree.
I ask you again: It WAS Mitt Romney, leader of the "Establishment Republicans"
and it WAS the "Establishment Republicans" who funded all those negative ads against Conservatives.

So conservatives, the BASE of the Republican Party, WERE ' victims of "the Establishment." '

Take a good long look at where "Establishment Republicans" ALWAYS take us.



The "Establishment Republicans" can GO TO HELL !
47 posted on 03/20/2014 10:03:21 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Hawthorn
I think McDaniel’s equivocation on post-Katrina federal aid to the MS Gulf Coast will probably tilt the scales in Cochran’s favor.

This oughta help McDaniel beat that rap.

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BP Oil Accuses Texas Lawyer of ‘Brazen Fraud’ in Workers’ Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill (lawyer is Obama fundraiser)
New York Times ^ | December 17, 2013 | By John Schwartz / Posted by Brad from Tennessee

BP on Tuesday accused a Texas lawyer of fraudulently driving up its settlement costs in the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill by claiming to represent tens of thousands of clients who turned out to be “phantoms.”

In a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court in New Orleans, the oil giant, which has been fighting the administration of a settlement with plaintiffs in the courtroom and in the news media, claimed that it relied on the client count supplied by the lawyer, Mikal C. Watts, in 2010 when it put $2.3 billion into a special compensation program for the seafood industry. The company, citing “brazen fraud,” is asking the court to allow it to stop payments and reclaim some of the unspent money.".....snip....

In July 2012, Mr. Watts hosted a $35,800-a-plate event for President Obama at his home. Judge Barbier named him to the committee of plaintiffs’ lawyers that helps run the litigation; he resigned from the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee on March 13 this year, however, not long after Secret Service Agents executed search warrants at his San Antonio law office, a move that the Department of Justice officials suggested was related to the questions about his clients in the BP case. . .(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...

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Have at it Mc Daniel.

Mikal C Watts' birthday cake presented by Obama was trimmed in blue frosting that spelled out, "I better get my cut." (pic was taken down for obvious reasons.)

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REFERENCE CNN reported 2010: Behind closed doors and after four hours of negotiations, BP executives agreed to put $20bn into an independently managed compensation fund.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS---Obama was joined in the negotiations by VP Joe Biden, and five cabinet secretaries, including DHS Janet Napolitano, interior secretary, Ken Salazar, energy secretary, Steven Chu, Labor Secy Hilda Solis, Valerie Jarrett, and COS Rham Emanuel. / PICTURE/BP Holdings.

DOING THE DEAL---Obama dreams about his cut and new diamonds for Michele. In foreground, then-COS Rahm Emanuel's hand holds the pencil jotting down his cut that will help make him Chicago Mayor.

At the top, in turquoise, then-Labor Secy Hilda Solis figures out her cut and how many BP executive jobs she needs for latinos. Left, in orange, Dragon Lady Valerie Jarrett hopes Biden will remember his scripted lines.

VP Joe Biden Told BP behind closed doors: "You’ll Put $20 Billion In Escrow Or We’ll Do It For You."

What happened to the $20 billion?

48 posted on 03/20/2014 11:41:13 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

>> This oughta help McDaniel beat that rap. <<

It certainly won’t hurt him!

(And I gotta say it looks to me as if dementia — or some other mental problem — is beginning to cloud the incumbent Senator’s judgment.)


49 posted on 03/20/2014 11:53:15 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: RginTN

Barbour was borrowing from his friend and neighboring governor Huckabee on that. But can the MS and AR people understand?


50 posted on 03/20/2014 12:11:19 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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