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GOP lost Senate thx to Cochran campaign?
me | 6/25/14 | me

Posted on 06/25/2014 11:38:56 AM PDT by gwgn02

Do you think the Republicans just lost retaking the Senate due to the Thad Cochran campaign's smear tactics?

Yes or No..opinions.


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KEYWORDS: cochran; republicans; rino; senate
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1 posted on 06/25/2014 11:38:56 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: gwgn02

I think he lost by 6k votes due to 30k democrats voting

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/how-thad-cochrans-campaign-pulled-it-off-108276_Page2.html


2 posted on 06/25/2014 11:41:17 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: gwgn02

One World Government


3 posted on 06/25/2014 11:41:27 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: gwgn02

Who cares? Dem or Repub majority, the results will be frighteningly similar. The GOPe is Dem Lite. Even if Rs get the majority in the Senate, do you really think the party will mount an impeachment?


4 posted on 06/25/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: gwgn02

Yes. Oregon is another example where the Republicans had a good candidate and the RNC pushed through a candidate who won the primary and has already gone left. What’s better, a wolf you can see, or a wolf in sheeps clothing?


5 posted on 06/25/2014 11:43:02 AM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: gwgn02

the only way for us to take over this party is to let all the RINOs lose in Nov


6 posted on 06/25/2014 11:43:11 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: gwgn02

Quite possibly.

Looks like a strong early showing is fading in Michigan, Iowa’s Ernst has been targetted by the Des Moines Register for destruction, and the North Carolina race has a spoiler libertarian with the same pull as Sarvis.

Let’s see. Repukes win in SD, WV, and MT by default essentially, so they’d need three more.

I think Landfill and Pryor go, but I can’t see where they get the other seat from, and I can easily see Cochran or McConnell losing now (deservedly so). Begich seems comfortable in Alaska, and Virginia and NH aren’t happening.

At least Dems wont win Georgia. Thats a dead horse.

No, all around, I’d say Obama squeeks it out.

Thanks a lot GOP! You’ve proved you suck once again. Attack the base, be prepared to lose.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 11:43:24 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: gwgn02
Due to the reactions I've seen , YES.

Folks saying they're Republicans have refused to vote for him, and some are even saying they'll actually vote for the Dem because of it.

8 posted on 06/25/2014 11:43:31 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: gwgn02
It killed my enthusiasm.
9 posted on 06/25/2014 11:43:34 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/381187/flier-got-thad-cochran-elected-john-fund

10 posted on 06/25/2014 11:43:45 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: gwgn02
Yes.
Party is lost, gone, dead to us.
Retaking the Senate may have been our last chance to rectify the situation peacefully.
11 posted on 06/25/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: goodwithagun
Even if Rs get the majority in the Senate, do you really think the party will mount an impeachment?

I don't even care about impeachment - all I care is this country gets back on track to freedom and individual liberty and that won't happen unless we get back to the ideas of the TEA Party and the ideas on which this great Country was made. I've just about had it with politics - Republicans are no better - they're all crooks.

12 posted on 06/25/2014 11:44:11 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: gwgn02
I would not be surprised if Cochran lost to a Democrat, because McDaniel supporters simply stayed home in November.

Now, whether the Dems taking Mississippi in November queers a GOP majority in the Senate ...?

I'm not up to speed on the likelihood of GOP gains in other states, and whether they (by themselves) would be enough to retake the Senate.

13 posted on 06/25/2014 11:44:42 AM PDT by Brandybux (Oportet ministros manus lavare antequam latrinam relinquent.)
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To: gwgn02
What difference does it make?

Seriously.

Name one of Ubama's policies that Milch McConnell opposes.

Milch has absolutely no intention of repealing Ubamacare.

He can't wait to pass amnesty, though Ubama's border attack makes it moot.

There is no difference. That's why they were so desperate to block McDaniel.

14 posted on 06/25/2014 11:44:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: gwgn02

I don’t know if they lost the Senate... projections had them with a two-seat victory... but I think they just handed Mississippi to the Democrats. I think most of the base voters will just sit home. Mississippi forbids a write-in campaign, so, this was quite literally a conspiracy by the establishment to fix the candidate. I think base voters in MS are so disgusted at this point, they no longer care who wins.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 11:45:19 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: gwgn02

Yes.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 11:45:38 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: gwgn02

I certainly wouldn’t vote for Cochran in the general after all the sleeze he and the GOPe pulled. Conspiring with Democrats to thwart the will of Republican primary voters, is just going too far.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 11:46:05 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: gwgn02

I don’t know if it will cause the GOP to lose the Senate or not.

All I know, with definitive certainty, is that it doesn’t really matter whether the Dems or the GOP run things. It will just be the same den of corruption. The prospect of the GOP prevailing and taking over the Senate hardly seems any kind of goal to even bother to root for, at this point. To hell with them all.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 11:46:06 AM PDT by greene66
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To: gwgn02

If any conservatives vote for that puke then they deserve the leftist crap they get.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT by nomad
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To: ozarkgirl

That’s why they’re Dem Lite™.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 11:47:09 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: gwgn02

I’d say no. The GOP loses because it doesn’t stand for anything. What it did in the Cochran/McDaniel race it has done many time before. Reward the good ol’ boys and stiff the conservative whippersnappers. Courting Democrats is old hat for the Republicans.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 11:47:40 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: DesScorp

I’m not aware of a write-in campaign being forbidden.

What is forbidden is him running for another party. Ie, sore loser law. He can’t do that.

We plan to write him in ourselves in NOV.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 11:47:42 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Viennacon

Land has a shot of winning in MI.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 11:49:14 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: gwgn02

I hate to say this but if we haven’t already lost the Senate, it will soon be gone.

The reason? GOPe like Cochran, Barbour, Rove, McCain, etc. don’t really care if they ever get a majority. They only care about holding onto their seat, their power.

If you don’t even have the leaders of your party trying to take the majority, how can the people prevail?


24 posted on 06/25/2014 11:49:18 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: gwgn02
I'm not seeing the importance of replacing one Democrat with another Democrat, whatever the label they wear.

There are no Republicans, there is only the D.O.P.E. Party.

25 posted on 06/25/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: gwgn02

He certainly deserves no conservatives votes.

Time to teach the Republican Elite a lesson.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: gwgn02

no


27 posted on 06/25/2014 11:51:08 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Black Agnes

Haley Barbour’s sons are telling the media McDaniel can’t run either way. Just sayin’...


28 posted on 06/25/2014 11:51:09 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Viennacon

IMO, anything may yet happen, including the GOP LOSING seats. Esp. if they push through amnesty in the House, many Republicans will not vote, or they will vote to punish.
Myself, I am rooting for McDaniel to run a sticker campaign in November, trashing both liberals. Bob


29 posted on 06/25/2014 11:51:09 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: Beagle8U

She has a shot, but she’ll have to suck it up and get out there, campaign and give speeches. Sleeping will hand it to Gary Peters, who now polls ahead. Michigan is not a red state yet. Avoiding public exposure won’t cut it.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 11:51:18 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: gwgn02

What part of the “black” vote in MS does Cochran normally get?
Because the flyer put out was directed at blacks (racism meme).
Did the “klan” democrats show up to vote for Cochran in this primary? If so, then they will not in the general—worth a wager.

Which will NRA support? Dem or Repub? Cochran’s position on 2nd Amendment, immigration and other hot buttons will decide this.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 11:51:23 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: DesScorp

Haley Barbour is the reason this seat will go Dim.


32 posted on 06/25/2014 11:51:42 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: DesScorp

http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/25/tea-party-leader-chris-mcdaniel-should-run-write-c/


33 posted on 06/25/2014 11:52:33 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: gwgn02
What I learned from what occurred in Mississippi yesterday, is that there really isn't much of a difference between the Democrat party, and the Republican party.


34 posted on 06/25/2014 11:52:35 AM PDT by MMaschin
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To: GeronL
I stated my now-formulated thought on another thread:

I DON'T want the Republicans to gain control of the US Senate! McCain (etc) being a majority would frighten me.

35 posted on 06/25/2014 11:52:52 AM PDT by grania
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To: kevao

Would that be “big daddy” Haley Barbour’s doing courting the klan demos on one hand and milking the black demo vote on the other?


36 posted on 06/25/2014 11:53:00 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: gwgn02

Yep.


37 posted on 06/25/2014 11:53:24 AM PDT by celmak (Darn, forgot the c again!)
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To: goodwithagun

Yeah, flip a coin, he votes with Democrats 50% of the time anyway. Any Republican that voted for McDaniels in the primary, and votes for Cochran in the general is no different that many of the minorities that blindly vote like herds.


38 posted on 06/25/2014 11:55:48 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: gwgn02

Yes. The so called “rebranded” Republicans have joined with the DNC and are now big “tax and spenders” stabbing the hardworking middle class families in the back at every turn. Everything is about coming up with new ways for the politicians to steal more money from Americans by coming up with weird new “taxes”. I’m totally disgusted. I don’t have a country anymore and I’m not going to become a freeloader dependent upon ‘RAT politicians just to retain my U.S. citizenship.


39 posted on 06/25/2014 11:57:50 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Viennacon

I don’t trust the polls that have Peters ahead, I doubt that matches the Peters campaign internal polling either.

Peters is screaming about wanting 6 debates, someone running well ahead in the polls doesn’t want to debate.

Snyder will win easily, the RATS know it and won’t turn out to vote.


40 posted on 06/25/2014 11:59:16 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: gwgn02

Do the idiot GOP elite think the people are going to forget that they used Democrats to defeat them? And then come vote for Cochran? (who they didn’t want)

Or that the democrats that helped Cochran win are going to vote for him again in the main elections?


41 posted on 06/25/2014 11:59:17 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: gwgn02

I don’t think they lost it, but they definitely lost the support of a large portion of their base.


42 posted on 06/25/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: gwgn02

If they do lose it this is a big reason why. This will reverberate beyond MS.


43 posted on 06/25/2014 12:00:16 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: gwgn02

No, the seat can be lost and still win the Senate.


44 posted on 06/25/2014 12:00:38 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: DesScorp; Sybeck1

http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-write-ins-often-turn-into-wasted-votes-/2011/01/16/5247199.htm

Looks like I’ll just leave the sinatorial bit blank IF I spend $4 gas to drive to the polls.

Hope all those new GOP supporters return to vote for Thad in November. I won’t be voting for him regardless.


45 posted on 06/25/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: gwgn02
"At this point, what difference does it make?"

A Republican Senate will not change anything in the next two years.
Especially the Republican Senate we're likely to get.

46 posted on 06/25/2014 12:00:51 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: gwgn02

Let the Black Democrats and union hacks vote Cochran in in Nov. No conservative McDaniel voters should vote for the Democrat choice, Cochran. Write in the real GOP choice, McDaniel.


47 posted on 06/25/2014 12:02:41 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: gwgn02

The republicans that wring their hands over possible losing a seat never say one word about Richard Lugar endorsing the democrat in Georgia this year or John Warner endorsing the democrat in Virginia.

Since they really don’t care if they regain the senate, neither do I. They just want power


48 posted on 06/25/2014 12:03:35 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Even if it leads to a decade of Democrat majorities it's becoming obvious that we need a viable, conservative third party. The current two party system is broken and, I believe, beyond repair.

Just maybe we would be able to elect enough conservatives via a third party to hold the balance of power in both houses. We wouldn't need a majority, just enough senators and members of congress to prevent either of the other two parties from having one.

49 posted on 06/25/2014 12:04:14 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: aimhigh

It makes sense to have a liberal Republican candidate in a state like Oregon. A RINO is better than a Marxist, which is what the Democrats offer.

It makes NO sense to me why the GOP in a red state would push a RINO rather than a fiscal conservative.

I am stunned by this Cochran mess.


50 posted on 06/25/2014 12:04:50 PM PDT by neocon1984
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