Skip to comments.Embattled Senator says he's unaware of Cantor's loss (Cochran)
Posted on 06/13/2014 8:29:19 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
Jun. 13, 2014 - 0:40 - Two days after Eric Cantors primary loss received wide-spread national attention, Republican Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran said he has no idea what happened in Virginia.
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LOL first the animals deal and now this!
This guy is either clinically INSANE or he is trying to throw this race and didn’t want to run in the first place!
What say you Karl Rove????????
I wonder if he’s heard that Nixon resigned. The hits just keep on coming.
Musta missed it when he was out back behind the barn.
I think it really it is Alzeheimers. The GOP was going to just pull a Byrd with him and wheel him out to vote.
They are even more evil than even I thought.
He probably thinks he IS Nixon for all we know!
I’d say there’s gonna be an avalanche of Chamber of Commerce, and RNC ‘walkin around money’ on the street for Democrat ‘faux Republicans’ to go vote for Thad.
They’re aren’t gonna be caught flat footed again.
I certainly hope all that money the Tea Party Express and all the attention they say they’ve been devoting to MS is really happening. I sure do hope Jenny Beth Martin’s $15K/month consulting fee pays off.
This poor old man has been being used for years probably. They were going to wheel him out to vote....
Not “Express”.....”Patriots” I meant. It’s hard to keep them straight. The only thing I’ve gotten from any of them are beg letters for money.
How many fingers am I holding up, Senator? Who is the president of the United States? What day of the week is it? Do you know where you are?
I won’t make fun of Thad nor degrade him. It is obvious he is suffering from dementia and receive our empathy. Having said that - I blame the GOPe for trying to keep this man in office when it is evident he isn’t mentally capable of doing his job any more. Sad!
Maybe his handlers Need to get a griøp
Is there anyone on FR that is willing to say they are voting for this fool?
That is just . . . indecent.
OK. So “we” know what is going on ... With the New York money from Bloomberg, the national democratic press corpse, from the national GrOPE control.
DO THE VOTERS IN MISSISSIPPI KNOW?
What is the campaign doing with this information - It will NOT be released nor covered by Obama’s ABCNNBCBS!
Damn Straight! After all of his nonsense with trashing Christine O'Donnell. Someone should demand that he AND McConnell ask Cochran to bow out ... NOW!
The GOPe would probably fare better in other races and in November if they eased Cocharan out before the primary and accept gracefully that they lost this one.
This man needs some medical attention, not another term in Congress. His demeanor suggests that he isn’t even into it anyway. Gives a clear message of what type of person the GOP establishment would like in office.
Yesterday I still thought he was still just a regular RINO being a regular foot in mouth RINO, but this finishes it for me. There is no way he is of sound mind. It just is not possible. No one would be that blind to Cantor in his position. He is definitely not a well man.
It depends on a couple of things. It depends on whether these Tea Party organizations are really doing what they tell media sound-bite interviews they are, and whether the media outlets that interview them actually check it out to see if they’re telling the truth and report it wholesale, truthfully.
I fear that most all of them are just waiting for MS election night when they can trumpet that the phenomenon that happened in VA 7th was just a fluke.
IOW, if the MS voters don’t already have their ground game and funded support in place now, they won’t get anything substantive to make a difference. None of the media in this country really wants ‘Tea Party sentiment’ to succeed.
If ever there were any doubts that Cochran is suffering from dementia then they should all be put to rest now. Still won’t stop the GOPe from doing everything they can to get him re-elected.
Wow! You talk about a low information voter. This takes the cake. This idiot actually votes in the Senate. Incredible.
Hadn't thought of that. He really is the perfect Rovian candidate, isn't he?
"Just sign right here, Uncle Thad. It's really the best thing for you and everybody else."
He is not all there. Its actually cruel Haley Barbour has done this.
I catch hell for harping on the GOP but I mean come on. this is what they have become? Yes it is. They say the Dems wheel Byrd out drooling and decided that rather than have a non-puppet in the seat, they would use an old man with issues to keep getting their way. And they can see what his state is. They knew before we did. the process of Alzheimers is well known. Alz people do not do well in crowds or places of confusion/activity. It upsets them more and more as time passes. They were going to literally use him to death rather than have a conservative on the team.
That is as evil as it gets, especially when the Right are supposed to be the ones with the moral high ground.
There are actually quite a few Cochran supporters on FR. They are being very quiet at the moment. In their defense, they probably did not know any more than we did about the health of their candidate and right now they are probably more concerned about their friend than about the political circus. The real villains in this case are the manipulators who talked him into running again.
It is truly evil. What’s worse is they’re probably hoping Chris will say something about it so they can get the sympathy vote.
What I find incredible is that he’s still so close in the polls.
The power of people willing to bury heads in the sand combined with the manipulative skills of a party is an amazing thing.
I think they mostly want the status quo, but I doubt they know the reality of this. If they find out, it will change.
I agree and relatively speaking .....I know its hard for Freepers to grasp..Cochran was fairly decent till Lott took off
He was pretty much under Lotts wing which hate him or not was more conservative than First....or apparently Thad too whose ACU rating has collapsed to 69 in the Obama years
Unacceptable for a state where nearly 90% of woods vote GOP...boy the irony there
Thad should a left last cycle....something is obviously amiss
Let’s be fair, he could be watching MSNBC.
Wow, I feel bad for him. The GOP is lautenberging him, but it’s time to go home and be with family.
Stick a fork in Thad, he’s done. He couldn’t beat Chris McDaniel in the primary and turnout will be much lower for the runoff. McDaniel is a formidable candidate and his supporters are energized. Look for a “Brat-sized” thumping of Cochran in the run-off.
On the positive side, Thad will have much more time to spend with is good friend/landlord, Kay Webber. Better yet, they can do all of their traveling on their own dime, and not the taxpayer’s.
The decline in his ACU rating might match his mental decline and the ‘vote here’ agenda of his staff.
I wonder who miss Kay voted for in ‘08...
His statement that either mccain or obama would make a fine president struck me as wonky. Likely the dementia had set in prior to that.
Not from this here fellow harpster you won't.
I was on the phone this morning to our congressman, who is hoping to become our new senator, and advised him once again that if they simply slide back to the same-ol' same-ol' then the letter-writing, phone-calling, door-knocking campaign begins to send him straight back to his good daddy's house-building business.
Yes, I know it's blaspheme too but with the likes of Corker, McCarthy, Cochrane ad nauseum we may as well turn it over the Reid, Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren right now.
For the cubicle bound here’s the interview in transcript form..
Make it so people are doing the right thing for Thad by voting for Chris.
There is no difference. People scream bloody murder but at the end of the day the RINOs side with dems on all the big issues. Votes are manipulated, speeches are made, arms are twisted and by miracle, the Dems get their way when it matters most. With just enough GOP help to matter.
The other day another lesser evil fan tried cornering me on the Dems are worse thing. I asked him to show me a quantifiable difference.
I am still waiting. In fact, not one answer ever has been given with proof to back it up in all the time I’ve been here.
Just ask if he is unaware of a seismic shift in his party leadership, how aware is he of the needs of his state?
No need to get into why.
Jim Jeffords Syndrome. Was he ever a Rep? Jeffords went to the House chamber to vote one day. The writing was on the wall...and Bernie Sanders continues the mental incapacitation.
But it now shows that Cochran could well lose the general election. If the NRSC is serious about winning the Senate, it will now shift its support to McDaniel.
Also, this was an unforced error. No one can say that McDaniel violated Reagan's eleventh commandment on this.
Mocking is neither fair to anyone afflicted with an age caused decline; and it certainly is not the way to motivate anyone else to work for the alternative candidate. While one can claim the mantle of realism, we should not forget that a sizable section of the electorate vote purely on emotion.
“LOL first the animals deal and now this!”
You left out the $250,000 given to Thad’s PAC in late May from bloomberg. The NRA apparently forgave Thad for his 1991 vote to ban “assault” weapons, will they forgive him for accepting money from the anti Second Amendment crowd?