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Tea Partiers: Thad Cochran Told Us Fighting Obamacare a 'Lost Cause'
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 24, 2014 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 04/25/2014 4:28:55 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

South Mississippi Tea Party chairman John Rhodes is fairly involved in politics. The Tea Party chapter he leads meets twice a month. An active supporter of state Senator Chris McDaniel in the U.S. Senate primary here, Rhodes has been intimately involved in endorsing candidates in a variety of races over the last few years, and frequently attends Republican events in the region.

But when it comes to the incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, Rhodes said has never even met him.


As Cochran campaigns in the first competitive reelection battle he's faced as a senator, local Republicans say they resent the fact that Cochran has been missing in action in the years leading up to the contest.

“He’s been spotted around before,” said Paul Boudreaux, a board member of Rhodes' Tea Party group. “I think I saw him at a Homebuilders Association event around four years ago here. But it’s few and far between.”

When local activists have gotten a glimpse of Cochran, it hasn't always gone that well.

In a video posted late Wednesday, two other prominent Mississippi Tea Party activists said Cocrhan told them in a 2012 meeting at his office in Washington, D.C. that repealing Obamacare was a lost battle. (snip)

Now that Cochran is on the campaign trail, Boudreax and another Republican, who asked not to be named, said the rust – and Cocrhan's age (he's 76) – are showing.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; defeatist; senile; thadcochran
Not only is Cochran another absentee Senator and defeatist, he's going senile as well.
1 posted on 04/25/2014 4:28:56 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Tea party has a real chance here. And they will win general if nominated, so get it done Mississippi.

2 posted on 04/25/2014 4:30:56 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: Timber Rattler

"ObamaCARE and RomneyCARE are the law and must be obeyed."

3 posted on 04/25/2014 4:36:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: WXRGina


4 posted on 04/25/2014 4:45:15 AM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Timber Rattler

With a $3 mil to $1 mil advantage, do I even have to ask which campaign the NRSC is backing?

5 posted on 04/25/2014 4:46:45 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Timber Rattler

I actually think Cochran is right on this, but I surely hope McDaniel prevails. I’m afraid though that MS people are now pretty much like the uninformed elsewhere.

6 posted on 04/25/2014 5:20:01 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Timber Rattler

If Cochran believes that fighting the biggest push toward Socialism in the past 30 years is a lost battle, then why the Hell is he in Washington?

Is it just to dole out favors to his cronies? Don’t answer that . . . . .

7 posted on 04/25/2014 5:23:47 AM PDT 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: Timber Rattler; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

tHAD enough? No tHAD too damn much

8 posted on 04/25/2014 5:46:53 AM PDT by WKB
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To: Diogenesis
Oops. You must have posted on the wrong thread. This thread is about the GOP Senate race in Mississippi and McDaniel beating ThadEnough?

Or ... mitty is in your head. Bad.

9 posted on 04/25/2014 6:33:38 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

This state has a long history of fighting for the lost cause. But the entrenched wealthy were usually on the first train out.Or in Senator Cochran’s case, the first one at the president’s private dinner party a couple of years ago.

10 posted on 04/25/2014 7:23:05 AM PDT by Boowhoknew
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To: C210N

Senator Cochran recently attended a fund raiser breakfast hosted for him by John Podesta. The attendees were wealthy democrat, liberal contributors. Who is “conservative” Senator Cochran representing? I support Senator Chris McDaniel.

“Won’t You Come Home Thad Cochran”

11 posted on 04/25/2014 8:58:40 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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