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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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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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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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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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