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Ted Cruz: 'I Certainly Congratulate' Thad Cochran
Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2014 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 06/25/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT by don-o

Chris McDaniel may have refused to concede the Mississippi Senate primary without a challenge, but Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appears to be moving on after the Tea Party suffered primary defeats last night.

“I certainly congratulate my colleague, Thad,” Cruz said on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning, pointing out that the Republican establishment poured millions into the Mississippi race and only won by a thin margin. Cruz reminded the hosts that he did not endorse a candidate in the Mississippi primary, as he promised to stay out of incumbent Senate races.

But Cruz insisted that Cochran’s narrow victory should be a warning for Republicans in Washington, D.C. “I think that demonstrates that there is a lot of hunger for change. People are frustrated with Washington, and they're hungry for leaders who will stand up and make the case we need to go a different path,” Cruz said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
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1 posted on 06/25/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

*sigh* no comment on the fact that Democrats now choose the candidates for both parties. I’m disappointed with Cruz. He should have excoriated the old bas*ard for his dirty tactics, and cheating on his bedridden wife, not to mention the bestiality.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 8:54:00 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: don-o

Unbelievable... the man bangs farm animals... and southerns STILL vote for him???

words simply fail...


3 posted on 06/25/2014 8:54:11 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: don-o

One of Thad's animal friends also congratulates him.

4 posted on 06/25/2014 8:54:42 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: don-o

As soon as they picture themselves in the wh, they start with the schmoozing and stop fighting.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 8:54:48 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: don-o

The Tea Party may have had a defeat last night, but I doubt the GOP - Good Ole Pricks - understands how many bridges it burned to get there. In 2002, IIRC, Cochran got 85% of the vote. In 2008, he got 60%. In 2014, after spitting in the face of over half the Republicans in Mississippi, how many will he get?


6 posted on 06/25/2014 8:56:07 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: wyowolf

35,000 Democrats, mostly African American, did…..and he won by 6400 votes.

Without those votes, he loses by something like 8-9%.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 8:56:32 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: don-o

Congratulating Cocharan would be a rare error from Ted Cruz. He’s condoning the disgusting RINO backstabber tactics...and not helping if it goes to court.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 8:56:49 AM PDT by grania
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To: Colonel_Flagg; Jane Long

There’s your answer.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 8:57:09 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Viennacon

How do you get “closed” primaries? Is it a state thing or is it the Repub party state thing?


11 posted on 06/25/2014 8:57:43 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I dont care WHAT party they were!!
the man is beyond sick!!
Why would ANY person vote for him!!
and for TC to congratulate him... just wow...


12 posted on 06/25/2014 8:57:59 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: don-o

What??? Why didn’t Cruz just shut up until the possible legal challenge is filed?

All politicians are alike. You can’t trust any of them.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 8:58:53 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: don-o

Cruz is just doing the political thing. He did say that there is something wrong with motivating liberal democrats to win.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 8:59:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Viennacon

I think Cruz can take a pass on this one. He has been out there fighting the good fight and taking arrows from every place. If he decides to run for Prez - then he has to keep his ammo dry in hopes to get the GOPe on board. Simple as that, IMO. Some on here want others to shoot of their mouth at every opportunity - that isn’t always the smart thing to do. Sarah can do this because she isn’t in office nor running for one right now. Cruz is just being polite and I seriously doubt he wanted Thad to win. Once again - just my opinion.\\


15 posted on 06/25/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: ThomasMore

Anything like that would need Haley Barbour’s seal of approval in Mississippi, and there’s a fat (no, wait, morbidly obese) chance of that.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 8:59:54 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: don-o

“..pointing out that the Republican establishment poured millions into the Mississippi race and only won by a thin margin.”

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And what is the objective of the GOPe?? What are they trying to do? Just lose more elections? Prevent Repubs from fighting the Rats? Continue sucking up more big lobby money to feather their nests?

Never a word about what they want to do FOR America...as opposed to doing things TO America.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 9:00:51 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: don-o

Cochran should be ashamed for getting democrat votes.
But we are proud for Ronald Reagan to get democrat votes?
Reagan democrats good, Cochran democrats bad?

Conundrum, dichotomy and oxymoron combined in to one?


18 posted on 06/25/2014 9:00:59 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: Catsrus

I doubt it either, but this was such a spit in the face of the base, it warranted some condemnation of Thad. What would it really have hurt if Cruz had just called him what he is, ‘an old senile b*astard’?


20 posted on 06/25/2014 9:01:45 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: entropy12

Cochran ran to the left to get dim votes.

Reagan stood for conservative principals and still got dim votes. Reagan NEVER ran to the left to get dim votes.

The dim votes Cochran got would have never voted for Reagan.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 9:02:56 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: wyowolf

Hey Vitter was caught in baby diapers with a hooker, and he got re-elected!

They should form a pervert caucus!


23 posted on 06/25/2014 9:03:16 AM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Gunpowder green

The Founders would be SO proud...

sigh...


24 posted on 06/25/2014 9:04:07 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

The left put him over the top.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 9:05:23 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: don-o

This is what happened in Mississippi yesterday:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/25/Horowitz-This-Is-Treachery

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/381187/flier-got-thad-cochran-elected-john-fund

Absolutely disgusting.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 9:05:31 AM PDT by A. Patriot ("I'm not a Republican, I'm a Conservative.")
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To: Viennacon

What would it hurt? Are you serious? He might think that privately, but in no way is he going to say it. So, now the purists on this forum are bashing Cruz for not going ballistic on this issue. Good grief!


27 posted on 06/25/2014 9:06:10 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Viennacon

What would it hurt? Are you serious? He might think that privately, but in no way is he going to say it. So, now the purists on this forum are bashing Cruz for not going ballistic on this issue. Good grief!


28 posted on 06/25/2014 9:06:30 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Catsrus

Catsrus wrote:
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I think Cruz can take a pass on this one. He has been out there fighting the good fight and taking arrows from every place. If he decides to run for Prez - then he has to keep his ammo dry in hopes to get the GOPe on board. Simple as that, IMO. Some on here want others to shoot of their mouth at every opportunity - that isn’t always the smart thing to do. Sarah can do this because she isn’t in office nor running for one right now. Cruz is just being polite and I seriously doubt he wanted Thad to win. Once again - just my opinion.\\
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Even though I would prefer Ted refrain from publicly saying anything congratulatory about Cochran at this point, I do fully agree with your stance.


29 posted on 06/25/2014 9:07:11 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: don-o
hungry for leaders who will stand up and make the case we need to go a different path,” Cruz said.

THIS is the money. Clearly, Cochran is not at all that.

I'm going to take the "congratulations" part as if it were delivered with a wink, nod and knowing glance.

30 posted on 06/25/2014 9:07:20 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Ted Cruz is going to learn that even the smallest slips of the tongue can result in him being disowned by those who previously professed their undying adoration and love for him.

What we’re witnessing here, is what we’ll witness during the 2016 primaries. There will be NO Republicans/conservatives left standing. I truly believe that the perfection some are looking for, simply doesn’t exist on this side of eternity. One misspeak, one contrary position, and that candidate will be disowned. We are doomed to totalitarianism.

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”


31 posted on 06/25/2014 9:07:39 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: don-o

“Cruz reminded the hosts that he did not endorse a candidate in the Mississippi primary, as he promised to stay out of incumbent Senate races. “

Cruz is probably kicking himself in the head that he made that promise....

At least I hope he is...


32 posted on 06/25/2014 9:08:11 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Catsrus

So he wouldn’t get Haley Barbour’s endorsement. whoop de doo. Im not bashing Cruz, just saying had I been in his shoes, I would have gone after Cochran for being the Democrat candidate.

And the ‘purist’ crap is laughable. At least we ‘purists’ dont go to the desperate lengths of paying Democrats to win elections.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 9:08:23 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: don-o
I could not support Cochran in Mississippi. He is now the Democrat nominee. I would look for a way to get McDaniel on the ballot somehow and if not, see if there is a conservative running for one of the third parties and vote for that person. This is disgusting, and should be an impetus for folks to leave the GOP and form a third party. Conservatives cannot win using the GOP as their vehicle. The door has been slammed shut. I have said all along that we should try to use the GOP but if the party prevents it (by open primaries, front loading liberal states in the Presidential primary and similar tactics), then we have to go elsewhere, even if it means some tough times. We could win in Mississippi and Kentucky with a good candidate and some money. We could win the Presidency same way, but it would take a lot of money and a big name. Look at what Perot did, and he was a nut. Yet, he was winning before he quit.

Sarah Palin, Rush, Mark Levin and a few stalwarts like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and $50 million would start a brushfire. It's time. If we wait for the party nominee in 2016, I fear we will be disappointed. You think this fight was bad? Wait til you see what they do to Cruz or even Walker in the Presidential primaries.

34 posted on 06/25/2014 9:09:03 AM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: Gunpowder green

Has that been confirmed? I had assumed it was a smear from the left.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 9:09:03 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: entropy12

Not sure if serious, but...

Ronald Reagan never pandered to Democrats in order to receive their votes. He proudly espoused his conservative values and appealed to ALL voters, not just particular interest groups. And he certainly didn’t demonize other Republicans.


36 posted on 06/25/2014 9:09:39 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: F15Eagle

Oh, there’ll be no shortage of RINOS telling you you’re wrong. It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic.


37 posted on 06/25/2014 9:09:50 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: wyowolf
Good grief! If anybody thinks Cruz supported what went on in MS, chalk it up to their ignorance!

Some FReepers seem to only be content when starting trouble...where none existed!

Ted Cruz is as conservative and a whole helluva lot smarter than most Freepers!

38 posted on 06/25/2014 9:10:06 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Black Agnes

I was rooting for McDaniel big time because I am tired of
long time congress critters who get corrupted by the DC life.

I looked up ACU’s rating on Cochran and it is acceptable 88%.
(almost all democrats are under 7%).

At this point, I just want Harry Reid gone! If Cochran wins
in November, I can live with yesterday’s result. All the good
bills passed by the House never get even a debate, much less
votes in the senate because of Reid. He is worst of the worst.


39 posted on 06/25/2014 9:10:08 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: don-o

See you, Ted.


40 posted on 06/25/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Without those votes, he loses by something like 8-9%.

Which is what the polls showed. Except they forgot to poll lifelong registered liberal black Democrats for a GOP primary. Oops.
41 posted on 06/25/2014 9:11:03 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: don-o

How difficult would it be for McDaniel to send out stickers to ever voter in Mississippi during the last week of October. Hell, they want to play that game, let’s play ball, Scacecrow! Bob


42 posted on 06/25/2014 9:11:08 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Look at those shiny stars that fall Look at that moon that doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. AlS)
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To: Black Agnes

Cochran ran to the left to get dim votes.

Reagan stood for conservative principals and still got dim votes. Reagan NEVER ran to the left to get dim votes.

The dim votes Cochran got would have never voted for Reagan.


Exactly!

And Cruz will get a lot of dim votes if he runs and it won’t be because he runs to the left.


43 posted on 06/25/2014 9:11:12 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: don-o
“Listen: this is nothing new,” he said. “We see mischief where you have people from the other party vote in your primary because they think that a particular candidate is more vulnerable, more attractive to them for whatever reason. That's part of politics.”

The problem is not that dem's cheated and broke the law, it's that they did so with cooperation and urging from the RNC RINO's

Now I wonder what old Thad promised them in return?

44 posted on 06/25/2014 9:11:28 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: lonestar

Nobody is saying he isn’t, but Thad deserves no congratulations for the fraud he pulled off last night.


45 posted on 06/25/2014 9:11:36 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Mr Rogers
Remembered history : The last time the GOPe had control of both Houses of Congress, the country was still driving down into the ditch.

Assumption: The political prognosticators are correct in predicting that the 'Rats will regain control of the Senate in 2016.

Therefore there will be no lasting benefit to giving the GOPe, as currently motivated, the Senate in 2014.

Let the McDaniel voters with sit home or vote for Cochran's opponent.

Definitely fund McConnell's opponent and vote for same in 2014.

47 posted on 06/25/2014 9:11:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Then Ted should learn that ‘silence is golden’.


48 posted on 06/25/2014 9:11:59 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Viennacon

I disagree. I think Cruz did the right thing here. It is not merely because it is the classy, gentlemanly thing to do. They are going to need to be be able to work together in the days to come.

As for Cochran...let’s just pray for that man. He is obviously in need of it.


49 posted on 06/25/2014 9:12:49 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: F15Eagle

Dave W will show up any minute in his Cochran campaign bus


50 posted on 06/25/2014 9:13:16 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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