Skip to comments.Horowitz: This Is Treachery
Posted on 06/25/2014 10:30:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
In light of last nights election results in Mississippi, there is one question every conservative should be asking: how much longer can a party survive when its leadership is inexorably against the ethos of its base?
While Democrats harness their base supporters to advance the partys liberal agenda, the Republican establishment works to undermine and disenfranchise its own base the minute they have pocketed their support in the general election. Now, after actively campaigning for Democrat votes in order to win against conservative Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, the GOP establishment has reached a new low in their treachery against those who embody the heart and soul of the party.
Based on the preliminary election results, it appears that the well-oiled campaign by the NRSC and Haley Barbour to turn out Democrat votes was more than enough to make the difference in last nights primary. With roughly 60,000 more votes cast in the runoff than the primary, and an unprecedented surge in Democrat counties and precincts, it is almost certain that Chris McDaniel won the GOP vote while losing overall by about 6,400 votes.
Campaigning openly for Democrat votes in a GOP primary using issues and arguments contrary to the party platform is one thing. But the fact that they played the race card and ran mailers and robo calls in African American areas accusing their own party of being racist is downright despicable.
Hence, the NRSC and the GOP establishment essentially marshalled Democrat support to beat conservative voters in order to reelect an ineffective incumbent who is barely lucid and will very possibly never serve out his term.
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The question before us is "do we reward such behavior with another vote?"
My answer would be no. And I came to that conclusion some time ago (and have caught hell with many FReepers here because of it).
Basically, in the parlance of our times, voting for those who betray you is AMNESTY, though most would call it COMPREHENSIVE SENATE POPULATION REFORM, i.e. "we have to win back the Senate!"
By voting for such men as John Cornyn, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Lamar Alexander, Scott Brown, Thad Cochran, etc., you are essentially saying, "what you did is perfectly ok and you will have our support because you were clever enough to put an "r" next to your name."
In Mississippi, would write-ins be permitted in the November election?
Could he be immediately recalled? Just start the process tomorrow? It would send the right message.
save for later
A lot of Freepers apparently enjoy being spit on, pissed on and sh$t on.
The more they get dumped on the more excited they get.
Like you, I don’t get my kicks from being dumped on by my own party.
Everyone is misinterpreting what happened last night.
Last night was a TEST for Hillary’s campaign.
Hillary is running third party, the “Third Way”.
Last night was a test to see if the black drones that vote democrat and only democrat could be convinced to vote for someone other than a dem.
If the black drones can be convinced to vote republican they can be convinced to vote third party for Hillary.
The test worked.
I’ve read that a write-in is possible and permitted. I’d encourage it. Every conservative could vote for McDaniel and Cochran could then be free to get reelected with the moderates and democrats he loves so much.
And may the best man win!
Time to stop voting Straight Party Ticket!
“Could he be immediately recalled? Just start the process tomorrow? It would send the right message.”
It’s a Federal office. Recall isn’t possible.
Republican congress, esp senators, with a long history in the senate, have a machine. They are IN.
they know that Cantor’s ousting in Virginia, of all states, the majority leader, first time in history, is the true temperature out there.
Working to change that is like steering a battleship, and it can’t be done by just one person.
Still too soon to start shooting?
Aside from the fact they are corrupt, what really drives the treachery in this DC establishment GOP, money or fear for theirs or a family members lives?? Could it be both given the world’s oligarchs commonly rule by offering the option of lead or silver?
from article http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/381187/flier-got-thad-cochran-elected-john-fund
Better your enemy is out front, where you can see them, and that you won't be getting stabbed in the back by the GOPe candidate. Not only that, but with the dims in office, we know what we're getting and we'll get where we're headed a whole lot sooner. I, for one, am done with the lesser of evils. Perhaps the GOP will listen to the deafening silence of the lack of our support. Perhaps.
More than that. If the GOP in Mississippi had asked for the run off to be closed, Mississippi was bound by law to do so.
At this point, with so much evidence of GOP perfidy....I can only call it, “Battered Wife Syndrome”.
I’m not rewarding the GOP with jack.
I remember when George Wallace ran on a third party ticket. He said there was not a dimes worth of difference between the two parties.
The odd thing is there wasn’t a dimes worth of difference between Wallace and them either.
Dave W on the other hand, along with several others, LOVE the smell of RINO turd as it drips down his face.
Oh, no! He opposes federal funding of worthless money sinks! What should we RINOs do?
BTW, you cannot call yourself a conservative if you support federal government funding of anything apart from the military. Education should not be a national agenda.
we need a viable 3rd party to keep the other 2 at bay.
Nice. Nails this scoundrel.
The ruling coalition is united around several things that the people are against. They are skilled at setting up phony issues (or issues that dont concern the Federal government) to break up the formation of any possible other coalition.
Republicans and Democrats agree that the purpose of the State is redistribution. How much, and to whom, and under what circumstances, there are disagreements. But no elected officials of either Party believe that it is wrong to take from you and give to another of their own choosing, for reasons that make sense to them.
Republicans and Democrats agree that you have rights - lots of them. They also agree that any question ABOUT your rights, or whether or not something IS a right, should not be decided by a political process because that is divisive. So, they both agree that the voice of the People as contemplated in Articles IX and X can only be voiced by nine unelected life tenure judges, and that five of them, at any time or for any reason, can give new rights and take away old ones, particularly if those old ones arise out of majority voting.
Republicans and Democrats all believe in diversity. They, ignoring completely the results of all social science research on this subject, and contrary to millennia of human experience and wisdom, believe that the more diverse our country, its institutions, and any private entities within her become, the more cohesive and productive we will become.
Republicans and Democrats almost all believe in free trade and immigration. These things are good for various constituencies of both parties while they wreck the economy and the nation.
Many of the People, perhaps a majority, do not believe in any of these things. But in our existing system, captive as it is to the MSM-mandated process for choosing two candidates for POTUS neither of whom will change a thing, leaves the People with no voice.
Somethings gonna blow.
I’m voting against McConnel for similar reasons, but you have a LOT more reason to vote for the rat in your state. This was downright creepy.
Loves it. The more turd dripping on his face, the more excited he gets.
The GOPe does not understand the concept of ‘cumulative effect’. (They are not bright enough.) The bedrock issue here is abuse. The GOPe is, & has been, abusing the base for quite some time. They assume nothing bad will happen, even though with each instance their abuse intensifies. Yet they look back & see that nothing bad happened the first time they gave the base the middle finger. Or the second, or the third, etc. Like any abuser that has gotten away with it in the past, they figure they always will.
But at some point in these types of relationships the abusee snaps. They say ‘Enough!’. For some in the conservative base it has already happened. For others, last night did it. Still others will take a bit more abuse before they reach their limit. But it is cumulative. It adds up. The GOPe is sowing the wind, & will reap the whirlwind. It’s just a question of when. Last night brought the day of reckoning significantly closer.
“Im voting against McConnel for similar reasons, but you have a LOT more reason to vote for the rat in your state. This was downright creepy.”
I live in MA, not MS. But the republican party here is just as corrupt and would use democrats to stop conservatives if they had to. We are the common enemy.
I'm not sure that's the case -- it may be doable on the local-level, but I just don't see it happening on the national level... the problem is essentially that for every "good" (stand-for-something) guy we put in we get an order of magnitude more "toe-the-line"-politicians, and the Republican party, as a whole and on the national-level, has shown that it has not intention whatsoever for pursuing its platform planks.
Ive read that a write-in is possible and permitted. Id encourage it. Every conservative could vote for McDaniel and Cochran could then be free to get reelected with the moderates and democrats he loves so much.
They need to start organizing now and WORK HARD to do this!
Until the idea that a representative’s sole job is to “work for the state/district” which seems to mean “bring in feral ‘gimme’ dollars,” the die is cast.
Bread and Circus is what hoi poloi (LIV) expects from its representatives.
When it comes to the TEA party, the GOPe’s attitude about democrats is “The enemy of the enemy is my friend”. And suddenly the GOPe and D’s have removed all doubt about what is really going on.
They have been playing “good cop, bad cop” with us for who knows how long.
We tried to take the party back last night.
We got out numbered by RINO’s and RATs.
Im over being dumped on.
You can stand under that cesspool as long as you desire and enjoy.
Do you have a link to support that by chance? Please and thank you.
Cochran is a slimeball of the lowest order.
That picture needs to go viral. Big time.
For that reason alone I find Sen. Cochran’s actions to be dispicable. Absolutely without excuse.
Why aren’t these establishment types this hardball with the Democrats for goodness sakes!?
Like most of you I am disappointed but as a Texan, I do want us to take the Senate in 2014 because it will give my Senator Cruz a larger platform. I so wish we could have run someone better against Cornyn but I’ll still vote for him because I WANT THE MAJORITY.
I hope that a serious and aggressive write in campaign is in the works. I had just as soon let the dems have the seat rather that give it back to that RINO.
UKIP decided to go third party, and are now dominating their former “conservative” party. I wouldn’t have supported a third party Monday, but a state level third party in Mississippi may be the way to go. Look at Minnesota, which doesn’t have a democrat party. It is the democrat farm and labor party.
LOL! Your experience sounds like my own. I'm heartily tired of being accused for 'wanting the perfect candidate' when all I want is a to vote for a Republican that behaves like a Republican
Why is that so very much to ask?
Here is the gist, as the rest was overturned when Dims realized they were shooting themselves in the foot:
In addition, the state Democratic Party sued Gov. Haley Barbour and others in the mid-2000s regarding just that matterprompting United States District Judge W. Allen Pepper to write in a June 8, 2007, opinion that it is the responsibility and right of the political party holding a primary election to ensure that the elections are fair and legal. In the case of a Republican primary and runoff, only Republicans vote, and in the case of a Democrat primary and runoff, only Democrats voteand it is the role of the political parties to ensure that process is handled correctly.
The Supreme Court determined in a 2005 case that the First Amendment protects the right of political parties to associate with fellow members and disassociate with non-members, Judge Pepper wrote in his opinion. So technically its the partys responsibilityi.e., in this case, state GOP chairman Joe Nosefs responsibilityto protect GOP voters First Amendment rights by working to keep Democrats from voting in the GOP primary runoff.
Thank you VERY much. Greatly appreciated.
Yes, it is treachery - by the sodden, elitist faction of cynical, self-serving agents of constitutional subversion.
The GOP Establishment is synonymous with treachery
We had a najority and it meant nothing. Until the GOPe is divested of power there will be no conservative resurgence. A majority with the current leadership means Marxists remain in control. I will not vote for a scoundrel even if he is a Republican nominee.
It is _obvious_ ; people registered in one party should not be allowed to vote in another party primary. OR, get rid of Democratic/Republic party nonsense altogether. I prefer the parlimentary plurality. Our two party system is way past broken in many ways.