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Republican schism pits former running mates McCain and Palin against each other
The Calgary Herald / The London Daily Telegraph ^ | June 23, 2014 | The Telegraph

Posted on 06/23/2014 7:29:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The establishment wing of the Republican party Tuesday will mount a last-ditch effort to prevent the Tea Party from winning a major victory in a high-profile Senate race in Mississippi.

Thad Cochran, Mississippi’s long-serving 76-year-old senator, is fighting for his political life against Chris McDaniel, a Right-wing challenger backed by Sarah Palin.

With polls showing Cochran heading towards defeat, the Republican leadership has rushed money and reinforcements to Mississippi to try to stave off another win for the conservative grassroots.

John McCain, the former presidential candidate and one of the party’s most recognizable faces, campaigned for Cochran yesterday in the final hours before voters head to the polls. “Not only the eyes of the nation, the eyes of the world will be on this election tomorrow,” he said at a rally in Jackson, the state capital.

The battle in the Deep South reflects a larger struggle between the more moderate Republican establishment and a Tea Party movement dedicated to a strict conservative agenda.

The Republican schism is illustrated by McCain and Palin, who were running mates against Barack Obama in 2008 but are now backing different sides in the Mississippi race....

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


TOPICS: Canada; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cochran; mccain; mcdaniel; palin

Thanks, Captain Obvious!

1 posted on 06/23/2014 7:29:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain and Cochran. Two senile fools who need to retire


2 posted on 06/23/2014 7:30:45 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain and Palin were just the bestest of friends until this thing came along. [/s]


3 posted on 06/23/2014 7:31:39 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Viennacon

McCain and the schism between voters ...


4 posted on 06/23/2014 7:32:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nope, there was no “schism” when liberals ran Joe Lieberman out of the party in 2006. No siree. See, see...that was different. Old Joe dared to just be a little moderate on the WOT, and got drummed out of the party.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 7:36:09 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: ClearCase_guy

Let’s seeeeee....McCain or Palin....McCain or Palin...such a tough choice. LOL!


6 posted on 06/23/2014 7:37:55 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

McLame and Palin, polar opposites politically.


7 posted on 06/23/2014 7:39:18 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah and McCain never were running mates. The GOP only put Sarah on the ticket so McCain wouldn’t be totally embarrassed and buried in a landslide.


8 posted on 06/23/2014 7:40:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Viennacon

No doubt—we want them both retired in the upright position and walking out the door. These old pol geezers think its their noble goal to exit stiff and horizontal. Enough of the Senate being an elite retirement/hospice center. Out with the old, in with the bold.


9 posted on 06/23/2014 7:46:45 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain has been working against Sarah Palin since before Election Day, 2008.


10 posted on 06/23/2014 8:01:48 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

BUMP to your second point.


11 posted on 06/23/2014 8:02:32 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

McCain picked Palin for ulterior motives. To support things and ideas that he ‘spouted’, but didn’t actually believe in. There you have it in a nutshell.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 8:03:33 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: DemforBush
In league with Milt.
13 posted on 06/23/2014 8:05:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Viennacon

Does Cochran even know what day it is? How incredibly irresponsible of the GOPe to put him out there one more time.


14 posted on 06/23/2014 8:12:59 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Obama campaigning for Cochran too?

Pray America wakes up


15 posted on 06/23/2014 8:36:53 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Putin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain’s own party in Arizona gave him a no confidence vote.. Why is he still here?


16 posted on 06/23/2014 8:56:29 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Aria

“Does Cochran even know what day it is? How incredibly irresponsible of the GOPe to put him out there one more time.”

He could be a corpse as long as he votes the way the RINOs tell him to in DC is all that matters.

What other party does that remind you of?


17 posted on 06/23/2014 9:25:53 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: headstamp 2

I can’t get over Bill Clinton supposedly telling Hillary to use his death to get a couple of million more votes.

Politics has become the playground of amoral power-monger conscienceless sharks. And that goes for both sides but I still think the rats are way worse - and way better at this “game”. The losers are us including those too stupid to realize it


18 posted on 06/23/2014 9:29:37 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party already WON THIS. If the only way that the Establishment can win is buy walking around LaHood offering money to gangstas to vote for them, then they have LOST.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 2:46:11 AM PDT by BobL
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