Skip to comments.DEACE: GOP Establishment Uses Democratic smear tactics to win Mississippi runoff
Posted on 06/25/2014 1:42:24 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
It turns out the Republican Party can mobilize minority voters after all by despicably playing the race card against its own base.
In a kamikaze move that couldve been sponsored by the Hemlock Society, a ruling class desperate for a Pyrrhic victory decided it was better to save fossilizing Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran than preserve whatever scintilla of party unity remains.
Its one thing to disagree with your base. Its entirely another thing to use the most slanderous assaults on their character from their opponents for your own benefit.
Numbers never lie. The GOP establishment mobilized Democrats to cross over in Mississippis open primary to save Cochran. That in and of itself would be bad enough, but its how they did it that is an unforgiveable sin. Consider the words of this Cochran robo-call:
The time has come to take a stand and say no to the tea party. No to their obstruction. No to their disrespectful treatment of the first African-American president. If we do nothing, tea party candidate Chris McDaniel wins and causes even more problems for President Obama. With your help we can stop this. Please commit to voting against tea party candidate Chris McDaniel next Tuesday and say no to the tea party!
A Mississippi newspaper actually quoted a Democratic Party operative named James Scooby Doo Warren admitting he was putting together a statewide get-out-the-vote effort on behalf of Cochran in the Republican primary. Warren said he was coordinating with the Mississippi Conservatives PAC that has ties to the family of former Gov. Haley Barbour. [b]The article said large sums of cash are being passed around. These guys are old-school walking around money vote buyers.[/b]
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Smells like voter fraud.
I learned all I needed to know about the “GOP Establishment” last night..just another term for Democrat progressive..they are one in the same, using the same smears against Conservatives, using the same sleazy tactics to win, then they expect Conservatives to vote for them in November
they expect Conservatives to vote for them in November
The GOP wants our money and our vote, but not our priniples.
There is nothing conservative about the GOP. It is a deceitful party.
“In a kamikaze move that couldve been sponsored by the Hemlock Society, a ruling class desperate for a Pyrrhic victory decided it was better to save fossilizing Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran than preserve whatever scintilla of party unity remains. “
That sums it up perfectly.
How could any conservative vote for any RINO after what the GOPe’e did
to conservatives. I won’t!
That does sum it up very well.
When you have one segment of the GOP that’s actively colluding with the Democrats to prevent a candidate (from another segment of the GOP) from winning, I view that as war.
Not with the Democrats - but with our own party.
I’m not a Tea Party guy. I consider myself to be mainstream conservative. But I’m appalled at what one wing of the GOP did.
There was nothing wrong with McDaniel. He seemed like a fine candidate, not a loose cannon. Cochran served our nation well - but his time had passed. It was (and remains) time for new blood in the Senate - and House.
Enough of this K-Street involvement and a little more involvement with those of us on Main Street!
We now have two political parties, the Communist Party and the Dem Lite party..the Dem Lite party expects Conservatives to vote for them in November because we won’t vote for Commies..I always hear “Oh The GOP Establishment has heard from us now” no they haven’t, they could care less what Conservatives think of them, they despise us
I will NEVER again vote for a RINO. If the RAT wins, so be it. I am so livid at the utterly evil tactics of the GOPe in Mississippi I can't put it into words.
I caught the last part of Rush today. He was ranting about the flyer and what the GOPe did to Cuccinelli (sp) in VA. He said the GOP abandoned him and let McCullif (sp) win.
Rush was quite upset. He essentially stated that if he was in Mississippi he wouldn't vote for Cochran in November.
I have never been this angry at the utterly evil GOPe. I truly have feelings of hatred for them -- they are allowing our Republic to be destroyed
What amazes me is that there are still people who post here who think the Republican Party can be taken over by Tea Partiers.
You want results? Leave the Grand Old Plantation.
I not only called and emailed the RNC, but the Rep Senatorial Campaign Committee also. Their ears were ringing when I was done and their email probably was smoking when they opened mine.
I am disgusted by the underhanded things that were pulled so that Cochran could win this election. I hate to say this and I never thought I would, but I hope like hell that the Dem. steals the election from Cochran in Nov.
Welcome my FRiend and prepare yourself for the arrows of the “Statists” and their legion.
Certainly, his name reminds me of the word cockroach.
Maybe that label will stick to Cochran after this runoff election.
Cockroach Cochran -- if the shoe fits, wear it. Or rather, he will be forced to wear it. Along with the slime that is all him and Haley Barbour after this election.
My understanding is that Hannity said the same thing today on his radio show.
I can only imagine what Levin will say tonight.
I will be tuned in.
History may record June 24, 2014 as the beginning of the end of the
Grand Old Party.
I posted on another thread my disgusting call to the DC office of the RNSC, talking to a dweeb named Evan who was so delighted with last night's outcome. I politely told him of my total disgust, and why and said I will NEVER, NEVER, EVER again help the national GOP. NEVER. I will go direct to my candidate of choice. I've actually been doing this for about 10 years now.
PLEASE folks, call your rep and senator and any GOP office you can, to proclaim your disgust. Anyone else do this already? What was their reaction?
This will probably cause many Mississippi republicans to sit out the November election and the Democrat will win - unintended consequence of a stupid political move by Cochran/Barbour.
This a winnable McDaniels challenge, and a perfect launch for his write-in campaign.
Time to take the gloves off and push back the R Establishment liberals.
Liberals are by now well infiltrated into our party and throughout its leadership, as they are in every Obama America institution.
The critters are crawling around all over Free Republic too. We are under seige.
However, the numbers are increasingly improving for the resistance and diminishing among these R voters-for-RINOs.
Eventually, as resistance to the GOPE gains ground, these Establishment voters are going to find themselves to be in a losing liberal Republican Party, or they can get smart and resist, or they can go join the Democrat Party, outright.
The Uni Party was clearly launched last night in Mississippi.
The Democrats and Republicans combined and conspired to steal an election last night, using blacks as dupes and dirty tricks politics as bait.
This can not go unpunished. Come on, McDaniels, go for an investigation of voter fraud, and a WRITE-IN campaign. Some of us anyway, are with you!
Murkowski type write-in campaigns are illegal in MS.
I was unaware of that this morning.
We’ll be sitting out the sinatorial race.
they could care less what Conservatives think of them, they despise us
Absolutely true. The GOPe views its base as ignorant lemmings. To a large extent, they have been right.
I was wondring why but it is easy to tell that they want to stay in power. What a bunch of losers.
Is that right?
This explains why Cruz had to grant the perfunctory “Congratulations” to Cochran. Cruz knew it was over. He may believe that 6000 plus votes are unlikely to be found fraudulent in enough numbers in only one county, to make the necessary difference.
I believe that only one county is being contested.
McDaniels will hopefully go ahead and challenge whatever he deems suspect, because meantime a lot of dirty tricks can be exposed against the R Establishment liberals.
This will help all of us with the RINO exposure messaging, and drawing more heat to the flame.
Well when your choice is Rat vrs Rat why brother? Find a conservative 3rd party candidate running for the Senate and vote for them. If there is none don't vote for a Senate candidate. Cochran should not be rewarded for calling the Tea Party (conservatives) racist with your vote in nov! Just remember a socialist Senate either Rats or GOPe is still a socialist Senate. Cochran ran as a Democrat so let democrats elect him. Conservatives should not vote for Cochran in nov.
Excellent. Right on the money. Cycle of abuse, and conservatives keep going back for more.
Sarah Palin has it right. I don't even want to associate with the republican party.
It would be nice if someone of her stature became involved with an alternative party.
I really want these people to lose. To be thoroughly unprincipled when you fight those supposedly your own, and thoroughly obeisant when in a supposed fight with the enemy says all by itself that you and the enemy are on the same side.
Let people like Cochran and McConnell lose in November. Let them go. If conservatives refused to vote for these kinds of candidates in November, maybe the party will get a clue.
What I would do, as I seethe in anger over what happened last night in Mississippi is (only in Mississipi) not vote in November for Cochran, or do exactly what happened to McDaniels and vote for the Dem in November. This would be a targeted protest vote, only taken in the State of Mississippi, to teach a lesson. I would vote normally for the Pubs in the rest of the country, so as not to end up with a President Hillary, or something worse. We can’t take another 4-8 years of a fascist socialist. It will totally ruin our lives and our country.
However, I would in that one state, Mississippi, make sure that Thad Cochran never makes it back to the Senate. This will let the GOPe know exactly what Main Street conservatives are capable of when presented with war, and this is a war. An eye for an eye, biblically speaking. They drummed up Dem votes in order for the GOPe Pub to win; the conservatives of that State should do the same, vote for the Dem in order for the GOPe Pub to lose. Message sent.
More evidence that what we have is a choice between the evil party and the stupid party that allows the evil party to decide who its candidates are.
Maybe they will get a clue. Yet there are 1000s more in leadership in the party that are the originators of what we are seeing. They have written the rules.
Gaming the strategy it makes sense to ask whether it’s better to reform a party that’s openly hostile to you or whether it’s better in the long run to start over elsewhere.
Either way, you don’t get what you want in the short term.
Vote for the Democrat. Make the loss as big as possible.
No. That’ll just convince them to tack to the left even more.
They’ve got software that will elucidate how many votes were cast in a particular county and how many weren’t cast in a particular race. Let them figure it out.
Actually, on another site I read a good defense of voting for the democrat.
A way to avoid Greg Harper being appointed to that seat. Forever. And my grandkids fighting his senile incumbancy and him 80yrs old at some point in the future.
I think that this is a war that can be fought on two fronts. And yes, it is a war. And the first battle is to take out the current establishment.
This isn’t something that can be done easily, but it needs to be done. If it can be done by kicking them out in the primary like we did with whats-his-name the ex-majority leader, good. If we need to run third party, even if it means letting the dims have a chance to get a seat, so be it.
The establishment NEEDS to be ousted, in whatever way possible.
This wasn’t the hemlock society organizing this. RThis was organized at the behest of boss hog, former head of the national gop faction of the uniparty. As such it was no accident. The gop wing of the uniparty had to know that the use of these tactics to win the primary would outrage tea party conservatives. Yet they did it anyway. For a seat they must realize that they could lose at the general if those same people stayed home.
Why would they do that? I think that we all realize that the gop wing of the uniparty could teach Machiavelli a thing or two. They’ve managed to maintain their hegemony with their friends in the ‘rat faction for over 150 years. They’re not stupid people. Kakistocratic, treacherous, and evil. But not stupid. So why would they intentionally outrage people and potentially lose a seat?
My theory is that this is not some ham fisted power play. But something more subtle. I think the gop faction of the uniparty may well have crunched the numbers, looked at the tea leaves and decided to use this as an opportunity to start purging the gop wing of the uniparty of tea party members. And what better way to do that then getting them to walk of their own volition? Yes, it was a watershed moment. But perhaps not so much one of the GOP faction of the uniparty committing political suicide, but purging itself of tea party members. Yeah, so they might “lose” a seat that their good friends in the collaborating ‘rat faction would win. But more importantly, they could get rid of tea party members that they seem to think they don’t need to preserve their power.
“...This will probably cause many Mississippi republicans to sit out the November election and the Democrat will win - unintended consequence of a stupid political move by Cochran/Barbour....”
Actually, I’d encourage everyone that voted for McDaniels to hold their noses and vote for the Lib Rat. If they can’t do that, sit it out. I’d rather deal with a known enemy than a traitor from within. Cochran/Babour are counting on McDaniels voters to vote for him in the general. I say give em a taste of their own crap and vote for the RAT.
I would never vote for Cochran if I lived in Mississippi. I hope he loses to the dem.
I listened to Gallagher this morning rant on and on about it being better then voting for a dem. Really? Your own side attacks you as racist and you are supposed to vote for them? I don't think so.
In this one (and only) particular case, voting for the Demonrat in the general would be a sickening but necessary sacrifice for the greater good down the road.
Unfortunately, a message HAS to be sent or the GOP-e will repeat and repeat its filthy tactics in primaries across the country just to eliminate conservatives and tea party candidates forever.
The gop just told everyone last night that they’ll take our money but they don’t need our votes.
Don’t you know that they are smarter than you? /s
It started with old man Bush.
How can they tell me not to write a name on a ballot? And how can that be legal to not count my vote if I write it in?
The gop started crapping on the tea party as soon as the votes were counted in 2010 and have been doing it ever since. Someday I hope all will see voting for a republican is a waste of time.
IMO with rinos in charge of the senate it will be no different than it is now. The only thing that will come of it is they’ll allow themselves to be blamed for everything THEN we WILL end up with Hillary.
I’d love to hear McCain and Barbour crying and bitching and calling tea partiers idiots because their man lost the general election to a democrat. I’d laugh my ass off.
Steve Deace is good on many issues apart from Huckabee support.
Instead of building on that vision, though, the Ron Paul Revolution has now become Rand Paul, Inc.
A pox on Karl Rove, McCain, and the entire Bush establishment.