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Where can the tea party win? (Jennifer Rube Has Meltdown over McDaniel!)
The Washington ComPost ^ | 6/4/14 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 06/04/2014 11:55:40 AM PDT by Viennacon

In one of the deepest-red states in an off-year election against a weak incumbent and lazy campaigner, the tea party forces spent millions of dollars — to get a tie. Tea partier Chris McDaniel barely edged ahead in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary and is headed for a runoff with Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). As I previously noted, Cochran has done little to deserve reelection, while challenger Chris McDaniel has done little to instill confidence. The concern that a McDaniel win could put in jeopardy a seat that might be the difference in control of the Senate is realistic and widespread.

The tea party we have seen this primary season is outmatched easily when it takes on mainstream, competent Republicans. It cannot win against such candidates even in extremely conservative venues such as the Idaho 2nd congressional district or the state of Kentucky. It can win with superbly qualified candidates who have mainstream appeal when the tea partiers jump on board with establishment Republicans.

In short, tea partiers can succeed in deep-red places running against cruddy establishment candidates, while establishment candidates with personal and political appeal can keep the base and win outside it. You really have to be in Fantasyland, or be a very cynical self-promoter, to think that the party should choose on a nationalized basis to follow the gang that can barely win in a Mississippi midterm election primary and not the party that can win Mississippi but also Florida, Ohio and Colorado.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: chrismcdaniel; jenniferrubin; teaparty; thadcochran; uniparty
Hilarious delusional rantings from the small mind of mega-RINO Jennifer Rube-in.

My favorite line

"the gang that can barely win in a Mississippi midterm election primary"

Considering an incumbent has not been beaten in a Mississippi primary since the 1940s,I'd say that's no small task, you barren hag.

Pop the champagne corks, the establishment are rushing to explain and blow off Cochran's loss!

1 posted on 06/04/2014 11:55:40 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Queen of the Neocons.


2 posted on 06/04/2014 11:57:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Viennacon
Yo Jen...

It was only a tie because of Democrat crossovers.

3 posted on 06/04/2014 11:58:33 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Viennacon

Thank you not much for the advice, Jen-Nee.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 12:00:55 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Viennacon
mega-RINO Jennifer Rube-in.

Used to hear her being interviewed on the Hugh Hewitt talk show and I never could understand why he would put her on. Not so much this past year - she is a major RINO.

I don't know about anyone else here on FR, but to me the GOP-e and RINOS are much more dangerous to America than the far left wackos now in office. We all know what to expect from the left - the RINOs will surprise you when you least expect it.
5 posted on 06/04/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Viennacon; onyx

Tubeworm Ruben has spoken!


6 posted on 06/04/2014 12:03:33 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Viennacon

barren hag....that’s funny! Of course it could be that she can’t find anyone willing to breed with her.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 12:04:10 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Viennacon

I guess she never hear of the “power of incumbency.” I guess to her, the incumbent has no more advantage then a relatively unknown newbie.

She thinks the seat may go Democrat in November? Please tally the votes in the Democrat primary, and compare to the total votes in the Republican primary. Then get back to me.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 12:05:55 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Viennacon

I expected this. It’s no surprise.

The Tea Party is

D E A D

in the eyes of these people and when it shows a

P U L S E

it must be because the establishment is also

D E A D

and

C R U D D Y.

Why do I feel like I lose substantial brain cells whenever I read a liberal is shrieking?

Seriously, the quality of today’s journalism is so abysmal that it makes the USA seem Third World. Did I say ‘seem’?


9 posted on 06/04/2014 12:10:02 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: VerySadAmerican

She has a face that only a mother could love


10 posted on 06/04/2014 12:10:31 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Viennacon

The “weak incumbent” has been in office since the 70s I believe.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 12:10:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: KC_Lion

“In one of the deepest-red states in an off-year election against a weak incumbent and lazy campaigner, the tea party forces spent millions of dollars — to get a tie”

A 6 term incumbent spent 3 times the money of his opponent. Had endorsements from every paper in Mississippi and Republican political organization across the country. Had crossover democrats, that the campaign held back until needed to push the tie and force the runoff.

All in all, I say the outspent, outgunned upstart was the big winner. Now Cochran will have to spend more of his own money, get no help from the democrats and the establishment is going to leave him hanging in the wind because the winner is going to be a republican.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 12:11:25 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Oh Jennifer? Forgot one thing.

I’ll take “who is David Dewhurst for 400, Alex.”


13 posted on 06/04/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: KC_Lion

Be nice now. Pray for her.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 12:12:45 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Viennacon

Tell that to Marco Rubio and the now Dem, former RINO Charley Christ. Who won that one in a hardly red state?


15 posted on 06/04/2014 12:15:21 PM PDT by RGF
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To: Cheerio

Cantor is anti-amnesty doncha know?


16 posted on 06/04/2014 12:16:21 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Do they have open or closed primaries? I can see a lot of rats being encouraged to vote if they have open primaries.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 12:16:22 PM PDT by millerph
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To: millerph

Yes they have open primaries and Cochran’s people were reported to have called dem crossovers for help.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 12:19:01 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Viennacon
the tea party forces spent millions of dollars — to get a tie.

LOL. No mention of how much Cochran spent, let alone the crushing advantage any incumbent has over a challenger.

19 posted on 06/04/2014 12:23:12 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: VerySadAmerican
Of course it could be that she can’t find anyone willing to breed with her.

Actually, Jennifer Rubin's WaPo bio says she's has actually married managed to have two sons.

20 posted on 06/04/2014 12:23:20 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Viennacon

Rubin calls herself a Republican? Pathetic.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 12:23:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Viennacon
In short, tea partiers can succeed in deep-red places running against cruddy establishment candidates

And to me that is the plan.

22 posted on 06/04/2014 12:23:35 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: kevao

Cochran probably outspent McDaniel by a wide margin


23 posted on 06/04/2014 12:23:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Viennacon

So shouldn’t we get on the same team J. Rube?
I’m sure that the Rube will do all she can to prove her point and sabotage McDaniel.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 12:25:12 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: millerph

http://www.kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2014/05/ad-seeks-democratic-votes-for.html


25 posted on 06/04/2014 12:25:44 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Viennacon

Are they going to be talking all this crap about the Tea Party in November when they need us to vote for them? Conservatives have mostly fallen in line and voted for the RINO, but we’ve never been so maligned as we are this cycle. Do they think we’re going to fall in line after this vitriol?


26 posted on 06/04/2014 12:26:34 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Viennacon

Ditch Mitch in the General.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 12:34:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Viennacon

Just donated $50 to McDaniel.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 12:44:26 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Starstruck
In short, tea partiers can succeed in deep-red places running against cruddy establishment candidates

That's called wishful thinking. We've got 4 or 5 tea partiers representing Michigan in the house right now and they all took RINO or democrat seats.
29 posted on 06/04/2014 12:49:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Viennacon

“The tea party we have seen this primary season is outmatched easily when it takes on mainstream, competent Republicans.”

Au contraire, bimbo. This is the first race of the season when a tea party/conservative challenger hasn’t been massively outspent by his Big Government/Establishment opponent. And look what happened—the tea party candidate, who had not previously run for state wide office, got more votes than the 40+ year incumbent who probably had 99% name recognition.

We are not going away, bimbo; we are just getting warned up.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 1:27:00 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Resettozero
Be nice now. Pray for her.

Bless her heart! :-)

31 posted on 06/04/2014 1:34:30 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Real Cynic No More
Bless her heart! :-)

Thank you. That's more like it. (But you left out "pea-picking".)
32 posted on 06/04/2014 1:37:11 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: VerySadAmerican; Viennacon

Rubin actually has a husband and a couple of kids, so I don’t know if barren is the right term.

I know that she is purposefully not making an honest case for her opinion. For such an incompetent politician no one has seen fit to even challenge Cochran forever, and he has made many friends. Of course, $3 million was spent on Cochran’s behalf as well, so yes, the Tea Party groups have to match that. She also didn’t mention that some of the votes came from the Democrats Cochran was reaching out to.

She forgot to mention the guy in Kentucky is the Senate Minority Leader, that’s good for on demand free publicity, and LOTS of chits that can be called in on demand from people who can throw votes your way.

Reading Rubin is painful. There are RINOs who make their case well, and with at least the veneer of honesty. Rubin isn’t one of them.


33 posted on 06/04/2014 1:48:02 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cheerio
I don't know about anyone else here on FR, but to me the GOP-e and RINOS are much more dangerous to America than the far left wackos now in office. We all know what to expect from the left - the RINOs will surprise you when you least expect it.

To be said in favor of the GOP-e and RINOs: They aren't actively trying to destroy America. What permanent damage they do is by accident, not intent.

On their own, they're not especially dangerous. But, in the minority, they'll collaborate. While, in the majority, they'll unerringly choose the wrong course.

Altogether, kind of a useless bunch. But not necessarily malign or malevolent -- except in their attitude toward the TEA party...

34 posted on 06/04/2014 2:47:42 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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