Skip to comments.Democrats Put Cochran Over The Top
Posted on 06/25/2014 3:47:53 AM PDT by nhwingut
You have to hand it to the GOP establishment. When their interests are threatened, they pull out all the stops. They demonstrated that in dragging GOP senator Thad Cochran across the finish line in tonights runoff in Mississippi.
Imagine if a tea-party candidate in some state had openly appealed to registered Libertarians to help him win a close primary runoff. There would have been howls of outrage that people who didnt agree with Republican values on social issues and foreign policy were being invited to decide a GOP race. Well, Thad Cochrans allies performed a version of that ploy tonight by openly encouraging liberal Democrats to vote in the primary. Turnout was up by some 15 percent from the June 3 contest between Cochran and Chris McDaniel. The New York Times reported that turnout increased by 92 percent in Jefferson County, the county where black voters represent the largest share of eligible voters in the country.
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Let’s see just how far the GOP gets begging libturds to vote for them...
Isn’t Mississippi considered to be one of the most conservative states?
Today’s GOP is nothing more then Dimocrap lite.
The GOP is the GAVE.OBAMA.POWER party.
All government is corrupt.....
I believe Thad’s minions scoured heavily Dim districts and accused the opposition of being racist. They probably got a lot of Dim votes that way.
Right. But MS was recently rated as the most corrupt in the union.
If only the GOPe would put forth this much effort to defeat Democrats.
I heard the robo call they sent to black voters on Hannity last night. It was disgraceful. Basically calling McDaniel a racist and saying the Tea Party is opposed to the first black president and standing in the way of Obamas agenda. Stop the Tea Party and support Obama by voting for Thad. Something along those lines.
Are the demonRATS gonna vote for thad in November?
This is called “winning dirty”. Among sports teams, it is considered to be tantamount to cheating by sly methods to gain victory. The Chicago White Sox team was famous (or notorious) for exploiting these tactics to fight their way to prominence, and among Chicago fans, much greater support.
The rest of the league pretty much despised the White Sox, though.
Why am I not surprised?
If McDaniel has any funds left, he should use that ad during the general.
“Support Obama by voting for Thad.”
McConnell must condemn this or be sent home in November. At a minimum, he should condemn this or resign as the Minority Leader immediately.
Just imagine either Harry Reid or DW Schultz doing something like this - appealing to Republicans with scurrilous lies to drag a primary candidate across a finish line!
Thats the argument. While the rules allow for an open primary. It also states that it means you intend to vote for same candidate (party affiliation) in the general. Which is impossible to enforce.
Sometimes victories are pyrrhic. I remember GHW Bush basically dismissing the conservatives in the party (associating with them just wouldn’t do at the country club) and then begging for our support in 1992. Well, there was an alternative, Ross Perot as crazy as he was, and he got 20 percent of the vote while Bush ended up losing with 37 percent.
Maybe all the conservatives should vote for the Democrat in the general election. Better to have an enemy than an enemy who plays at being your ally.
Blacks are still on the plantation.
I hope the pig loses in the general election.
I’d rather have someone come at me with a knife where I can see him, than to stab me in the back like this RAT.
If your a republican how do you go to the poles and vote for a schmuck like that guy.....it would be tough...
Not conservative, Republican. Conflate the two at your own risk.
Disgusting. And how much did the party spend on supporting this decrepit hack? I want to know so I can throw that back in their faces the next time they ask me for money.
Despite the stereotype of having crazy politicians, Mississippians prefer having boring, behind-the-scenes Representatives and Senators who are skilled at Retail politics and the Art-of-the-Deal. They prefer their politicians well-trained, with pedigrees beginning with being from in the proper fraternity at Ole Miss (or Jackson State for black politicians), clerking and then working on the staff of some Representative or Senator, getting elected to the State Legislature, waiting their turn to be elected to Congress.
These politicians are skilled at bringing home the pork for our State, never realizing that so much dependence on Gubmint money is one of the things keeping the State 50th in most categories.
Mississippi's Congressmen have thick Southern accents when they're back home, but the accents usually leave once they get to Washington.
Don’t vote for the Democrat, just leave that line blank. Don’t sell your soul to the Dark Side for spite, just don’t play that line on your card.
Was it not enough that Romney and Rove put in Obama
in 2008 by attacking Gov. Palin as the GOP was winning?
Was it not enough that Romney and Rove put in Obama
in 2012 by ONLY attacking conservatives?
Why are Romney and Rove helping Obama AGAIN in 2014
by using democrats to fix GOP primaries?
Announce a national GOP Solidarity Press Conference. State that a Write in campaign will be organized immediately. The effect of this would be to throw the election to the Democrat and possibly the Senate back to the Democrats. Stress TeaParty support for the GOP and this is only being done for loyalty reasons to bring in all voters, including Democrats so that “all the people” are brought in to the big tent of the GOP.
And voting FOR Cochran is going to fix what?
I am with you brother. We will get screwed no matter what side of the establishment wins.
And in Nov., those Blacks will be voting Democrat, as always. But will conservatives who were cheated in this run-off turn out to vote for Cochran? If they do, they are really stupid.
I wonder if Thad will actually campaign in Mississippi between now and November? He might get pelted with overripe produce, or something.
I read that Mississippi gets $2 back for every dollar it sends to Washington. Got to keep that gravy train going.
I’m sure “The Party” is now telling/bribing McDaniels to cool his heels. Bide his time and promising him that this is Thad’s last run and he is next in line. That promise will hold only till MS’s current governor, Phil Bryant, runs for Cochran’s seat next time.
The only way the GOP will learn not to keep dissing our guys is to run against them in the general. I agree that McDaniel could win a 3-way race.
A write in campaign CAN win.
Look at the June 3 results here:
(Mississippi results are down the page)
Notice the top vote getter that night was McDaniel. The ENTIRE Democrat slate didnt get HALF the votes of EITHER Republican.
I dont think Cochran will get DEMOCRAT votes in the general election, do you?
McDaniel could repeat what he did on June 3 and be the next Senator from Mississippi.
What’s the use of having a primary for YOUR party if other parties can vote in it?....................
Time to pull a Lieberman and run Independent.
If it were me I would write in McDaniels name
Don’t leave it blank. Write in ‘none’. I never ever leave anything blank.
The 2014 elections are gonna be a wipeout for the Democrats. It wouldn’t hurt to have a Conservative Democrat like Dave Childers be the only Democrat gain this November.
“Conservative Democrat” will vote lock-step once in Congress I bet
The only way it would be different is if the GOP wins 9-10 Senate seats and 45-60 Representative seats. Then Childers will be under a lot of pressure to switch to the Republicans.
The New Republican Party has become the puppets of Democrats.
Found the answer to my own question. 175k.