Skip to comments.Barbour: McDaniel will cut federal education funding
Posted on 06/09/2014 5:31:49 AM PDT by cotton1706
Establishment Republicans backing Sen. Thad Cochran have launched a campaign to brand GOP challenger Chris McDaniel a candidate who would deeply cut federal education dollars on which Mississippi schools rely. The six-term senator, they said, would protect money for students and teachers.
Former Gov. Haley Barbour offered a preview for what his pro-Cochran super PAC and its allies had planned for the weeks before McDaniel and Cochran face off in a June 24 runoff for the GOP nomination for the Senate. That contest reflects the philosophical split between the establishment-minded Republicans and the new-to-politics tea party outsiders who relish upending longtime political figures.
A McDaniel spokesman said Barbour was spouting Democratic scare tactics about the dangers of fiscal responsibility.
Democrats, meanwhile, were preparing for the prospect that their nominee, former Rep. Travis Childers, could face not the genteel, entrenched Cochran but McDaniel, a state senator and former talk show host with hours of audio, some provocative, in the public realm.
No one predicts Democrats have a realistic shot at winning the seat in a state that last elected a Democratic senator in 1982. But the failure of either Republican to win the nomination in Tuesdays primary re-set the race for the runoff.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Barbour said voters soon would be hearing plenty about McDaniels opposition to the Education Department and the roughly $800 million the state receives for students from kindergarten through high school.
Not 1 percent of Mississippi voters know he says that, Barbour said.
That was likely to change.
McDaniel, elected to the state Senate in 2007, has said the federal government should have no role in education, not even in helping pay for it.
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Sounds like our kind of guy!
Has anybody else notced that Haley acts like he is running?
There are always coming out on behalf of Cochran, but where is
Why isn’t Cochran campaigning instead of Haley Barbour?
-——Why isnt Cochran campaigning ——
Because he lacks the physical stamina
Our side needs to start a #WhereIsCochran campaign online and maybe some yardsigns and bumper stickers.
It’s a joke that Mississippi would choose to send an invalid back to the Senate.
I hope so!
and, even more importantly, he lacks the mental stamina ...
Haley should know that one senator does not change law! But then again maybe he doesn’t. He has nursed for so long at the public teat that he has lost sight of reality!
I had to read it twice to get that he thought it was bad to cut the Department of Education.. I would take that as a plus, and make me want to clone this guy.. but thats just me.. :)
Barbour is trying to appeal to cross-over Dems.
Cochran is just Barbour's sock puppet. Cochran is more mentally out of it than Frank Lautenberg - and I mean Lautenberg in his present condition. Barbour is the one controlling what Cochran's staff feed him. Barbour is trying to have the power of being a Senator without actually having to put himself before the electorate.
‘Haley the Doosh’.
I used to think quite highly of him but I’ve ‘grown’.
>> Because he lacks the physical stamina...
and, even more importantly, he lacks the mental stamina <<
Regardless of which lack is more important, and I don’t think we can onfidently determine, it’s abundantly clear that Sen. Cochran lacks the “overall” stamina for another 6-year term. In fact, he has barely lifted a finger in the current campaign. I believe his coming defeat will be due more to that factor than to the efforts of self-styled, out-of-state Tea Party groups. A really vigorous campaign — like those run by Linda Graham in SC and by Mitchmac in KY — would probably have buried an unknown novice like Sen. McDaniel.
Because Gov. Barbour surely has been aware of Cochran’s stamina problem all along, his plan seems to have been that Thad would serve a year or two, then resign so Gov. Bryant could appoint either Haley or Haley’s nephew to finish out Cochran’s term. I’ll bet Haley now wishes he had let Thad retire gracefully — at which point Haley himself might even have been the favored candidate in this year’s election!
I have NO idea why education is a federal matter? Taxing people in California to give to North Dakota makes no sense. Taxing ND to give to Florida is goofy. Taxing Florida to give to Oregon is insane.
Education is a local matter.
Education is a Family matter.
(That's what 'pubs used to argue until George 1 came along and expanded the Department of Education)
Cochran isn’t running. Boss Hogg is doing Cochran’s campaigning
for him. Cochran is just a prop for Haley Barbour.
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