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Did a Desperate Senator Thad Cochran Sacrifice his Wife to Gain in the Polls?
tpnn.com ^ | 5/19/14 | Pete Melfi

Posted on 05/21/2014 11:16:32 AM PDT by cotton1706

As TPNN’s “The Capitol Hill Show with Tim Constantine” began it’s second hour today, host Tim Constantine was clearly agitated about something. New revelations in the case of Senator Thad Cochran’s nursing home-bound wife, and the “activist” who was taking pictures of her in her hospital room may point to a disgraceful ploy that seems all too clear…and it was potentially orchestrated by Senator Cochran’s team.

In an absolutely disgusting move apparently for political gain, Senator Thad Cochran may be going as far as to throw his own bedridden wife under the bus. The Capitol Hill Show’s Tim Constantine broke down the disturbing evidence that seems to point to Senator Cochran’s involvement in exploiting his wife to gain a political edge on his strongest opponent, State Senator Chris McDaniel.

“How is that possibly going to help Chris McDaniel?” Said Constantine on Monday’s show of the activist who snuck into Rose Cochran’s room last Friday. He continued with some very strong words for Senator Cochran. “Senator Thad Cochran, and/or his staff, have thrown his wife under the bus in an act of desperation, because they believe Chris McDaniel is going to beat them in this primary for the United States Senate. They are now causing something themselves, and accusing Chris McDaniel and his staff of this reprehensible behavior… It defies any ounce of human goodness.”

Constantine fumed when talking about what he believed was the Cochran campaign’s likely involvement in the scandal, and even called for Cochran’s resignation, calling it “The most reprehensible thing I have ever seen.”

Would Senator Cochran really go this far to win an election? Hear the eye opening audio below!

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 05/21/2014 11:16:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

This was ...

Well, I’d rather say, oh, the Tea Party is suffering great defeat ... Right


2 posted on 05/21/2014 11:21:31 AM PDT by stanne
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To: cotton1706

This article seems a little lite on the hard evidence, but heavy on the speculation.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 11:22:02 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: stanne

When I heard about this mystery activist, my first question was “who is this and how do we know which candidate they supporting?”

We’ll see


4 posted on 05/21/2014 11:22:23 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: cotton1706

Yes.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 11:23:02 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

“This article seems a little lite on the hard evidence, but heavy on the speculation.”

That’s true, but the headline says outright what other articles hint at.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 11:23:16 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

What is the downside of the pictures for Cochran? What is the upside of the pictures for Cochran? I don’t see how publishing pictures of the wife in the skilled nursing facility helps the challenger.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 11:30:02 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: cotton1706

Uh yes...The Tea parties candidates who screwed up previous opportunities to gain seats are being defeated. The result of this is that the Democrats and Harry Reid wont keep their majority. Isn’t that the objective?


8 posted on 05/21/2014 11:32:17 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: forgotten man

I’ve read various stories about Cochran having a mistress.How about some pics of her?


9 posted on 05/21/2014 11:32:52 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“Uh yes...The Tea parties candidates who screwed up previous opportunities to gain seats are being defeated. The result of this is that the Democrats and Harry Reid wont keep their majority. Isn’t that the objective?”

Oh, you mean Carly Fiorina, Connie Mack, George Allen, Pete Hoekstra, Heather Wilson, Rick Berg, Tommy Thompson, Denny Rehberg?


10 posted on 05/21/2014 11:37:21 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Childers also gains from this. Recent poll from a month or so ago has Childers defeating Cochran.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 11:37:28 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Farmer Dean

That’s easy.

Do a google (or search engine of your choice) search for ‘Mrs. Thad Cochran’.

Ooops, that’s not the wife in those pics of the happy couple at various soirees.


12 posted on 05/21/2014 11:38:12 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706

This story has more criss crosses than a red and white tablecloth at a summer picnic. I don’t know what to make of either side. I’m glad it is not my area of the country. I don’t need to decipher this silliness.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 11:40:41 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Black Agnes

That’s a breach of trust unlike any other.Taking a mistress while your wife is sick,that’s just begging for judgement.


14 posted on 05/21/2014 11:43:32 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: cotton1706

Haven’t been following this but I must say at first blush it seems more plausible that Cochran’s team would be behind it than McDaniel’s.


15 posted on 05/21/2014 11:45:42 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're yelling "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: cotton1706

Cochran is not coherent enough to do this. His bagman Haley Barbour is, and would do anything to keep his K street gravy train on the track.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 11:48:54 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: Farmer Dean
Taking a mistress while your wife is sick,that’s just begging for judgement.

That worked out so well for Newt, didn't it?

17 posted on 05/21/2014 11:51:37 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: PaulCruz2016

“This article seems a little lite on the hard evidence, but heavy on the speculation.”

It is, as are the articles and accusations against Senator McDaniel and his campaign. It’s not the kind of thing I would expect of Senator Cochran or his supporters before this campaign began but now I believe certain elements of Senator Cochran’s supporters would certainly be capable of after their other attacks against Senator McDaniel.


18 posted on 05/21/2014 11:51:49 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Farmer Dean

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around shipping your wife off 1000 miles to another state to an obviously not secure ‘home’ while you carry on with the replacement version as though nothing happened.

A human being would have announced his retirement, thanked the good people of MS for the opportunity to serve them and then moved home (or wherever) to take care of an obviously pressing family illness and wished luck to his replacement.

It’s not like he doesn’t have a solid gold pension or a solid gold lifetime health care package. She is entitled to the same exact care Ronald Reagan got for the same exact illness. I don’t recall Nancy shipping Ronny off to a non private home 1000 miles away so she could carry on as though she were free and single again. And Teddy Kennedy hardly wasted away in a nursing home when he had fatal brain cancer.

The Cochran campaign didn’t even TELL Thad that the video/posting had occurred until nearly a week after it happened according to a spokesperson for them. Unconscionable. I’d have fired the lot of them.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 11:51:57 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Sybeck1

Absolutely agreed with this statement. I think Cochran just wanted to retire and enjoy life with the pretty older woman he’s in so many pics with.

It’s telling that his handlers won’t let him debate. And that they parsed the video and its meaning for nearly a week before they even TOLD him his wife had been taped and posted on the internet. Can you imagine someone keeping something like that from you? For nearly a week? Just wow!


20 posted on 05/21/2014 11:53:45 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: stanne

Would Senator Cochran really go this far to win an election?

Uh Duh!
Thad and his boys cooked this up and tossed it out there. I wouldn’r don’t that The Turtle and his CofC/Super Pac people didn’t have something to say about the whole thing.


21 posted on 05/21/2014 11:54:08 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: cotton1706

McDaniel needs to stay on task and point out the issues about which he’s a better choice than is Cocharan. He shouldn’t even mention the sick wife thing unless he’s asked directly about it. Or maybe open press conferences with a statement supporting the fine job Cocharan is doing caring for his wife, then saying the press conference will be about other issues....take charge!


22 posted on 05/21/2014 12:00:20 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

That’s essentially what he’s doing.

The whole video shenanigans only came up because:

1. The local news cycle was ‘investigating’ the many trips Cochran was taking with his ‘executive assistant’.

2. Polling indicated McDaniel was catching Cochran.

Cochran team sat on the video for over 2 weeks before they even contacted the authorities about it. And only did so after 1 and 2 above.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 12:03:59 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706

It’s certainly much easier to throw a bed-ridden person under the bus than it is someone who can take care of themselves.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Black Agnes

More like Thaddy lady knew about it before it happened, than he was not told about it for a week after the event.


25 posted on 05/21/2014 12:25:09 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: cotton1706

It’s disgraceful to suggest Sen. Cochran had anything to do with this. McDaniel’s campaign manager called Cochran to disavow any knowledge of the incident before police even announced the name of the perpetrator or the victim (Mrs. Cochran). Even though it’s not in my backyard, I’ve been following this story closely. The Clarion-Ledger (the Jackson, MS daily newspaper) and a conservative blog called Jackson Jambalaya have been reporting this story in exacting detail, including recordings of voice mails left by the McDaniel’s campaign.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 12:36:00 PM PDT by OldRanchHand
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To: OldRanchHand

The timing just seems fishy. Cochran knew about it weeks about but then it all blows up just as a poll comes out with McDaniel ahead. I don’t trust any of these people, least of all Haley Barbour.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 12:44:50 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: OldRanchHand

The Clarion Liar is hardly an objective source.

You are aware, aren’t you, that the Cochran campaign had the video evidence for over 2 weeks before they took it to the police? And that the campaign waited for several days before they even told Thad that his wife had been taped/posted on the internet?

The story about Cochran’s mistress, renting an ‘apartment’ from her and taking her on many trips broke about the middle of last week. So did a poll that indicated that McDaniel was catching Cochran. Funny how the Cochran team waited till THEN to get upset enough about the video to actually contact the police.

Cochran’s handlers aren’t even allowing him to answer questions. Even before all this broke. He’s not allowed to debate either. He wanted to retire. But was ‘convinced’ by Haley Barbour and kin to run again.

It’s not like Haley Barbour has anything to gain from Cochran being senator for another term:

http://mississippiconservativedaily.com/2014/03/30/plunkett-cochran-enables-barbour-to-skim-federal-money-for-family-and-clients/

“Cochran fought hard to be sure no-bid contracts were part of the Katrina relief package and that Barbour held the reins of the spending, so Barbour and his cronies could make out like bandits.

It was Cochran’s long-time engineering cronies who received the large fees associated with readjusting population numbers for water and sewer projects. It was Barbour’s niece who bilked the federal government out of money for portable toilets and portable showers, that in turn brought an FBI investigation and fraud convictions. And it was Henry Barbour, despite having no experience in disaster relief, that was named as head of then Gov. Barbour’s Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal.”

It’s pretty clear to those of us who are paying attention that Cochran isn’t running this show.

Can you imagine your vulnerable spouse being in danger and your ‘team’ not telling you about it for nearly a week? Really?


28 posted on 05/21/2014 12:47:22 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Night Hides Not

Except of course, that Newt’s naughty predator teacher wife had abandoned him (because he wouldn’t go back to Georgia) not the other way around. It was she who desired the divorce. She chose living back in her hometown over living with her husband.

The leftist press made much of his delivery of the divorce documents while she had been getting a benign tumor removed. It was the divorce she wanted. She had left him a long time before and he had moved on.

Perhaps poor Newt was too old for her. Some cougars just like ‘Em young.
Yes Newt was seeing someone else prior to the divorce and annulment. Absolutely he should have waited. But then, absolutely Jackie Battley had no business banging one of her students, and having done so and later conceiving a child by him she should have stayed in DC where he was employed no matter how homesick she got. Consequences.

I point all this out because she was creepy and her behavior in banging one of her students warrants it - even though she did get him to marry her later. Not because I wish to support Nancy Pelosi’s co cheerleader in trying to pass the carbon credits scam.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 1:01:01 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: WilliamRobert

Sigh.

Maybe Thad had nothing to do with this.

I wish we could all grow up and realize these characters are, if they’re in there for more than a couple of terms, are capable of a lot, and quit pretending they are not shakespearean soap opera characters who are narcissistic and as frightened as can be of losing position and having to work for a living and having to work for reelection, and that they have horrible people on staff.


30 posted on 05/21/2014 1:10:44 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Black Agnes

Weird. I am only finding pictures of him and his wife at soirees.


31 posted on 05/21/2014 1:13:39 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: cotton1706; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

tHAD enough ping


32 posted on 05/21/2014 1:30:26 PM PDT by WKB
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To: Boogieman

Interesting. A couple days ago all those pics were just of him with the assistant. Someone’s done some scrubbing.

Lots of pics of him/her in evening wear and at parties and ‘function’s.

Most of them look to be gone now.

https://ixquick-proxy.com/do/show_picture.pl?l=english&cat=pics&c=pf&q=Kay+Webber&h=600&w=399&th=241&tw=160&fn=Senator%2520Thad%2520Cochran%2520%28MS%29%2520and%2520wife%2520Rose-L.jpg&fs=80.1%20k&el=boss_pics_1&tu=http:%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DHN.608047466669215210%26pid%3D15.1%26H%3D241%26W%3D160&rl=NONE&u=http:%2F%2Fwww.123people.com%2Fe%2Fkay%2Bwebber&udata=5902389484570f712b2efac4403eb4ac&rid=LILOKKRKOLNO&oiu=http:%2F%2Fwashingtonlife.smugmug.com%2F2012PHOTOS%2FGolden-Gala-at-Arena-Stage%2Fi-NKsvHwG%2F1%2FL%2FSenator%2520Thad%2520Cochran%2520%28MS%29%2520and%2520wife%2520Rose-L.jpg

It’s interesting that the original page to go along with that thumbnail is also gone now...


33 posted on 05/21/2014 1:31:00 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Jane Long

Ping to 33. Scrubbing in progress re: pics of thad and kay.


34 posted on 05/21/2014 1:32:11 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Man, they are quick. Some stooge is sitting in a political office somewhere, earning overtime to cover Cochran’s behind on this one, I’m sure.


35 posted on 05/21/2014 1:54:44 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Black Agnes

Interesting, indeed. Even on Bing.

Why, just a day or two ago, when I searched for Sen Cochran and wife pics...the first page that came up were of the Sen and his assistant. Yes, I remember the evening wear pic...she had a big, smiling gaze at the Senator.


36 posted on 05/21/2014 1:55:02 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Makes me even more certain now.

Told my mom who’s about Mrs. Cochran’s age what the whole story was re: nursing home 1000 miles away while he played house with the assistant. She and all her bridge buddies were horrified. If that sort of news gets out in that age group, he will definitely not get the little old lady vote.


37 posted on 05/21/2014 1:58:31 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Ha! The Bridge Club buzz ;) Love it!

What about local news sites....anyone discussing this?


38 posted on 05/21/2014 2:05:37 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Mainly pro cochran trolls.

Or just plain old supporters. Hard to tell in this state. We vote for the darnedest people sometimes.

If you want to know how dirty MS politics can be, read this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Allain


39 posted on 05/21/2014 2:09:02 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Jane Long

I do look for Cochran to win. Local media isn’t even discussing the fact that the campaign sat on the video for several weeks before approaching the police.

And other ‘things that make you go hmmm’ stuff.

If he does win, I’ll probably save $4 (or more!) a gallon gas and stay home that day. No real reason to go to the polls.


40 posted on 05/21/2014 2:11:19 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

The fact that Cornball won in TX and Midge won in KY, tells me all I need to know about the power of the GOPe/RINO/Amnesty crowd....and this includes Cochran.

I don’t put ONE thing past ANY of them.


41 posted on 05/21/2014 2:20:56 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

IMHO elections don’t really matter anymore to the whole direction of things.

Maybe locally. And that only marginally.


42 posted on 05/21/2014 2:33:12 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: forgotten man
What is the downside of the pictures for Cochran? What is the upside of the pictures for Cochran? I don’t see how publishing pictures of the wife in the skilled nursing facility helps the challenger.

The "upside" for Cochran would be if this twisted act could be tied to McDaniel. I don't believe for a minute McDaniel's campaign had anything to do with this. But, the speculation above is just that: IF Cochran's camp had anything to do with this, it is out of utter desperation in the hopes that McDaniel will get the blame in the court of public opinion.

43 posted on 05/21/2014 3:49:25 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: cotton1706

We don’t get his radio program in my area. Is his show broadcast in Mississippi?


44 posted on 05/21/2014 6:42:48 PM PDT by Din Maker
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To: forgotten man

Yes, then ask next logical question.....who benefits, if first they ruin McDaniel team for the alleged exploitation and then ruin Thad Cochran for his alleged affair while wife tucked away in nursing home?

DEMOCRATS....in the general election.


45 posted on 05/24/2014 5:55:39 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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