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Barbour: McDaniel will cut federal education funding
msbusuness.com ^ | 6/8/14

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 Tuesday’s primary re-set the race for the runoff.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Barbour said voters soon would be hearing plenty about McDaniel’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; uniparty
These people live off the government teat. So they want men like Cochran that will "bring home the bacon" i.e. graft payoffs.
1 posted on 06/09/2014 5:31:49 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Good!


2 posted on 06/09/2014 5:33:49 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: 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

Sounds like our kind of guy!

3 posted on 06/09/2014 5:34:20 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: cotton1706

Has anybody else notced that Haley acts like he is running?
There are always coming out on behalf of Cochran, but where is
Cochran?
Why isn’t Cochran campaigning instead of Haley Barbour?


4 posted on 06/09/2014 5:34:32 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: tennmountainman

-——Why isn’t Cochran campaigning ——

Because he lacks the physical stamina


5 posted on 06/09/2014 5:36:19 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: cotton1706
McDaniel: I will cut federal graft funding to the Barbour Machine
6 posted on 06/09/2014 5:41:20 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: tennmountainman

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.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 5:42:22 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: cotton1706

I hope so!


8 posted on 06/09/2014 5:43:02 AM PDT by bunnie911
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To: bert
Because he lacks the physical stamina...

and, even more importantly, he lacks the mental stamina ...

9 posted on 06/09/2014 5:44:53 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

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!


10 posted on 06/09/2014 5:47:49 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Jim Noble

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.. :)


11 posted on 06/09/2014 5:53:33 AM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: cotton1706

Barbour is trying to appeal to cross-over Dems.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 5:56:34 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
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To: cotton1706
Has Haley sold any pardons lately?
13 posted on 06/09/2014 5:59:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: tennmountainman
Has anybody else notced that Haley acts like he is running? There are always coming out on behalf of Cochran, but where is Cochran? Why isn’t Cochran campaigning instead of Haley Barbour?

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.

14 posted on 06/09/2014 6:03:11 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cotton1706

‘Haley the Doosh’.

I used to think quite highly of him but I’ve ‘grown’.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 6:09:40 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Servant of the Cross; bert

>> 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!


16 posted on 06/09/2014 6:15:29 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: cotton1706

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.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 6:24:36 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango
Education is a local matter.

Education is a Family matter.

18 posted on 06/09/2014 6:30:43 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: cotton1706
So McDaniels needs to come back and say he'd only eliminate federal funds which are used to impose the federal curriculum on Mississippi and local communities. Tell the people it's about regaining control of the schools, and money will be redirected to programs that will help children prepare for jobs and being excellent community members.

(That's what 'pubs used to argue until George 1 came along and expanded the Department of Education)

19 posted on 06/09/2014 6:30:53 AM PDT by grania
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To: Paine in the Neck

Cochran isn’t running. Boss Hogg is doing Cochran’s campaigning
for him. Cochran is just a prop for Haley Barbour.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 6:45:12 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Drango
I have NO idea why education is a federal matter?

Even Rick Perry didn't forget that eliminating the Dept. of Education was at the top of the list ...

21 posted on 06/09/2014 6:50:20 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Because he lacks the physical stamina...

and, even more importantly, he lacks the mental stamina ...

He probably believes campaining is below him. After all, he's been there for so long, it's "his" seat...

22 posted on 06/09/2014 7:00:46 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: cotton1706

Good. There’s a problem with that? Guy just went up in my book.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 7:05:01 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: cotton1706

“Education” is a money pit that can never be filled. The ROI is poor and funding has little to effect on the generational ignorant.

Smart kids are going to do well no matter what, so funding is just another government handout to raise another generation of dependency class, non thinking, state supporting, robot voters.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 7:37:06 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: grania
I am surprised at the manner in which the elected officials in the Mississippi state houses have embraced Common Core. State senator Terry Burton for one has latched on to the federal teat and defends the federal educational guidelines as suitable for Mississippians.
Possibly not a factor if you can take your children to a private school, but how many of the Mississippians I know can do that? In the eyes of the educational bureaucracy in the state,it serves several purposes. It takes the money, takes the hard choices away, and substitutes the choice with a federally approved curriculum, and cuts back the costs associated with hiring the people who could have made good choices to prevent illiteracy and behavioral morass within the schools of our state.
The Clarion Ledger, Mississippi's paper of note, had a powerful series on special education issues in Mississippi. As you can imagine, it,too, is a dismal failure in most districts. There are a few bright spots, but that is the result of dedicated professionals taking a problem and trying to improve the lot of children, who are usually lumped together and babysat.
The schools are becoming a reason the property values go high in a area where the land has been bought up by certain groups of people. With a long term view of changing the schools ratings whenever the financial winds favor these groups of investors, the system is played to create a dynasty of wealthy that the plantation owners of old would be proud of. If you are in the income level that benefits from these schools, great. Otherwise you are consigned to send your children to failing schools where lax standards, gangs and unskilled teachers abound. Stay in your economic class and shut up.
25 posted on 06/09/2014 7:49:16 AM PDT by Boowhoknew
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To: ilgipper
Our side needs to start a #WhereIsCochran campaign online and maybe some yardsigns and bumper stickers.

That would be so great! Have Cochran buried in all the liberal politicians in places like golf course, lunches, fund-raisers, Hawaii, Paris, and pick him out like Where's Waldo. Then there could be a final one with an empty chamber.

26 posted on 06/09/2014 8:19:35 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Drango

“I have NO idea why education is a federal matter?”

Since there is NO area into which Mordor on the Potomac will not extend its tenacles, you don’t think they would pass up the opportunity to nationalize and “standardize” the education of young skulls full of mush, do you?


27 posted on 06/09/2014 9:43:11 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706
So two years ago when Haley Barbour was saying that the Republican platform should include elimination of the Department of Education then he was just kidding?

Link

28 posted on 06/09/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706

So, why hasn’t all of the money Cochran sent to Mississippi changed Mississippi’s education status within the US from bottom of the 50 states to bottom of the 50 states? Its been 40+ years so why hasn’t there been a change?


29 posted on 06/09/2014 10:36:16 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: cotton1706

Haley, or one of his sons, must be getting the Senate appointment when Cochran retires next year.


30 posted on 06/09/2014 11:22:23 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldn't’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: cotton1706

Haley makes that sound like it’s a bad thing...


31 posted on 06/09/2014 11:23:48 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: cotton1706

Haley is a democrat. I would never have believed it 20 years ago. But he sure sounds like one now.


32 posted on 06/09/2014 11:25:30 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: cotton1706

McDaniel will cut federal education funding

33 posted on 06/09/2014 11:30:17 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: WKB; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

MS Ping


34 posted on 06/09/2014 11:31:15 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: jch10

“Haley, or one of his sons, must be getting the Senate appointment when Cochran retires next year.”

Never thought of that. You’re probably right. McDaniel is upsetting the apple cart.

Did you see Mr. Smith goes to Washington? Haley reminds me of James Taylor in the movie “you were supposed to ask me! You didn’t ask me!” As if everything regarding power in the state needs to go through Barbour. So since they won’t be able to control McDaniel and he won’t owe anything to them if he does win, then they are trying to destroy him.


35 posted on 06/09/2014 11:34:34 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Kenny

“Where in the world is Waldo Cochran?”

He is AWOL from his own campaign.

If I did not know better, it seems Boss Hogg Haley Barbour is the guy
running for the senate seat.


36 posted on 06/09/2014 11:39:40 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: cotton1706; KC_Lion

The Party of Big Government fights back....

how are RINO’s different from Democrats again?


37 posted on 06/09/2014 11:42:50 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 12th_Monkey
Smart kids are going to do well no matter what

That is why they created Common Core, to make things so bizarrely stupid that smart kids have little to no advantage and everyone is graduated dumb as dirt

38 posted on 06/09/2014 11:46:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL; Finny; Jane Long; Colonel_Flagg; RKBA Democrat; Norm Lenhart; who knows what evil?; ...

This mississippi race is the epitome of the Uniparty.

If democrats vote for you. Than you are going to vote like them.


39 posted on 06/09/2014 11:49:56 AM 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: cotton1706

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help”

Get Bent Government.


40 posted on 06/09/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: KC_Lion

McDaniel is a Clear and Present Danger to the entrenched political class of DC.


41 posted on 06/09/2014 11:51:44 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: GeronL

outstanding point.


42 posted on 06/09/2014 11:53:05 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: cotton1706
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.

That's my kind of Republican. That's my kind of conservative.

Republicans and [by definition] faux-conservatives who promote a role for federal government in education, defeat the purpose of voting Republican.

43 posted on 06/09/2014 12:00:24 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: KC_Lion

Thanks for the ping, Lion!


44 posted on 06/09/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: petitfour
Haley is a democrat. I would never have believed it 20 years ago. But he sure sounds like one now.

Barbour is a Southern Establishment Republican. Which means he was a Democrat who became a Republican when he found he could do so and still keep his big spending, big government ways.

45 posted on 06/09/2014 12:04:00 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Finny

“That’s my kind of Republican. That’s my kind of conservative.”

Right! Who exactly did Haley Barbour vote for in 1980?? Carter?? The same view certainly didn’t hurt Reagan...44 states (and 49 four years later.)


46 posted on 06/09/2014 12:04:36 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: KC_Lion
Barbour: McDaniel will cut federal education funding

Barbour convinced with that one....McDaniel is my man.

47 posted on 06/09/2014 12:42:31 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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