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Chris McDaniel: I was “betrayed” by the GOP establishment
MOFO Politics ^ | 25 Jun 14 | MFP

Posted on 06/25/2014 7:35:18 PM PDT by xzins

Chris McDaniel, onthe blatantly unethical and illegal tactics employed by Thad Cochran and Haley Barbour in the Mississippi GOP runoff Tuesday…

“McDaniel: I am a two-term state senator, I have fought for this party my entire life, I’ve given money…I’ve done everything they’ve asked me to do– and last night, they pulled over 35,000 Democrats into a Republican primary to defeat me…we feel betrayed.

Hannity: Do you foresee any circumstance under which you would support this guy? Because I don’t think I could do it.

McDaniel: I prayed about it last night…my core principle is gonna have a hard time even looking at politics again.

Hannity: You sound like you got punched in the gut. You sound like you’ve been betrayed.

McDaniel: Sean, I was…I have fought for these people. These are my colleagues. They are my friends…I don’t understand!

But Ted Cruz has bigger fish to fry… “

“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.

As does Rand… “

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a potential 2016 presidential contender, declined to support tea party critics of Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s efforts to mobilize non-GOP voters to win the Republican nomination.

“I’m for more people voting, not less people voting,” Paul told reporters Wednesday.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: betrayal; chrismcdaniel; cruz; gope; mcdaniel; ms2014; randpaul; tedcruz; treachery
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1 posted on 06/25/2014 7:35:18 PM PDT by xzins
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McDaniel: Sean, I was…I have fought for these people. These are my colleagues. They are my friends…I don’t understand!


2 posted on 06/25/2014 7:35:38 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
“I’m for more people voting, not less people voting,” Paul told reporters

ugh! Yeah we know, Rand, we know.

3 posted on 06/25/2014 7:36:53 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: xzins

Good for Hannity. Sometimes he seems like he sucks up too much to the GOPe, so kudos to him for not doing that in this race.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 7:37:26 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: xzins

Welcome to the real GOPe.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 7:37:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: uncitizen

Rand is becoming a pathetic little caricature of himself….


6 posted on 06/25/2014 7:38:14 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: uncitizen; P-Marlowe

If they have a “wimpish statements” Hall of Fame, then this one by Rand Paul should get a nomination with a bullet


7 posted on 06/25/2014 7:38:30 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Looks like Senator Paul is fitting in to the Washington establishment nicely.

I’ll never send another dime to the GOP ever again. They can go ask their new Democrat voters they discovered in Mississippi for money.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 7:38:34 PM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: xzins

This “victory” will go down as one of the biggest political mistakes ever made……Haley Barbour will go down in infamy over this manure.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 7:38:58 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: xzins

How could the party hijacked by the Rat Romney
to impose what he did, to attack whom he did,
to steal the funds he did, be anything else?


10 posted on 06/25/2014 7:39:17 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: xzins
“I’m for more people voting, not less people voting,” Paul told reporters Wednesday.

Every single day Rand Paul says something that confirms that he is either insane, a complete idiot, or a turncoat.

Perhaps all three.

11 posted on 06/25/2014 7:39:24 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: xzins

McDaniel sounds like he has a good heart. Hope he keeps on fighting.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 7:40:18 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: uncitizen

I’m for less people voting.

You must be a net tax payer in order to vote.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 7:40:45 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: xzins
DIFF
14 posted on 06/25/2014 7:41:05 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: xzins
“I’m for more people voting, not less people voting,” Paul told reporters Wednesday.

Everybody votes in Venezuela too.

Not working out too well for them either.

15 posted on 06/25/2014 7:41:25 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: P-Marlowe
Every single day Rand Paul says something that confirms that he is either insane, a complete idiot, or a turncoat.

There is something in his eyes, in his pause and staccato speech pattern that says insane....fanatical, maybe, about something.

16 posted on 06/25/2014 7:42:03 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Rome2000

Exactly. I think 100% vote in North Korea.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 7:43:18 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: xzins

There is one particular Bible verse that comes to mind as I ponder what happened in MS.

Mark 8:36:

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”


18 posted on 06/25/2014 7:43:22 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: xzins

The tactics used in this race that have come to light are completely unacceptable to use within the GOP. I could not vote for Thad Cochran if I were in Mississippi. If he won fair and square it would have been a disappointment that McDaniel didn’t win, but the tactics used to scare Democrats to the polls using the race baiting, etc. that McDaniel wanted to take all of their rights away, etc. is beyond outrageous. If a write-in campaign can be waged it should be done, highlighting the outrageous tactics used by Cochran in the primary - a substantial number of Republicans still voted for him and doubtful most of them would have had they been aware of the tactics his campaign was using to drive liberal Democrats to the polls.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 7:44:06 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: roses of sharon
Hope he keeps on fighting.

Hope he does it from a different party.

If he were a democrat, at least they couldn't use democrat voters against him.

But I'm thinking something entirely different. The whole lot of 'em are the reek of week dead fish on the beach.

20 posted on 06/25/2014 7:44:35 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Keep fighting, Chris, for all the people who worked so hard for your campaign, for the voters who made you the winner of the REPUBLICAN nomination if not the Democrat version, for God and your family and America’s future, keep fighting!


21 posted on 06/25/2014 7:44:48 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: xzins

Run against Thad as an independent. Anywhere the GOPe plays like this...scorch the earth. If they learn a lesson great, if not a new party will be rising.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 7:45:10 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Rand is becoming a pathetic little caricature of himself

....and Ted ain't looking too swift either....

23 posted on 06/25/2014 7:45:27 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: P-Marlowe
Like father, like son.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 7:46:07 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: clintonh8r

you can’t possibly be serious…...


25 posted on 06/25/2014 7:46:14 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Nuc 1.1

I agree with what you just wrote.

Write-in or independent.

In any case, there should be push back.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 7:46:43 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Inherited.


27 posted on 06/25/2014 7:47:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: xzins

I don’t think he’s very smart, and he knows it, so he allows himself to be over handled by consultants.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 7:47:19 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Rand is becoming a pathetic little caricature of himself….

All of the politicians have become pathetic! Count the GOPe and all of the demon-crats in that equation. The time for term limits has long been overdue...........

29 posted on 06/25/2014 7:47:43 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: xzins
“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.

Ted I love you but this response by you absolutely sucks. Congratulate Cochran for what? He is a career politician that barely won. Pathetic. A statesman would not congratulate him but use it as an opportunity to state how much strength the Tea Party has gained and what it bodes for future elections etc and speak about the larger picture beyond this one election.

As upset as I was about the election result the fact is that even with Dem and Pub tricks and the RNC machinery a career politician barely won by the skin of his teeth in Mississippi. The Tea Party is making progress and on the move. That's the message. The RINOs are not at all comforted by those results let me tell you.

30 posted on 06/25/2014 7:47:54 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: xzins

Every conservative in the country was betrayed.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 7:48:01 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: eeriegeno

not term limits (that would empower staffers, bureaucrats, lobbyists even more)

Virtual congress.

www.icongressnow.com


32 posted on 06/25/2014 7:49:15 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: xzins

McDaniel needs to sue, get this all out in the open and, if he cannot get justice, run third party.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 7:49:18 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
This “victory” will go down as one of the biggest political mistakes ever made……Haley Barbour will go down in infamy over this manure.

This has angered me like nothing I can remember. They ruined one of their upcoming leaders. It's one thing to beat someone, CEW, but it's another to have your own party paint you as a KKK wizard in waiting.

The NYT just used that to blast McDaniel as a racist. What the GOP'E did was beyond unethical; it was treacherous.

34 posted on 06/25/2014 7:49:35 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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Indeed you were, McDaniel.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 7:49:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: xzins

I’m shocked by this, but I shouldn’t be


36 posted on 06/25/2014 7:50:11 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: plain talk

I didn’t love that Cruz comment either, but look what he did. “I certainly congratulate” - means oh yes, of course, I have to say I congratulate him -

And then Cruz went on to point out that he barely won after spending millions in the final weeks. It was daminng with faint praise.


37 posted on 06/25/2014 7:51:07 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Rome2000

Rand’s a stopped clock and a fool. Doesn’t he know the history of democracy? Is he pulling for liberty or a near-future tyranny?


38 posted on 06/25/2014 7:51:12 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I hope you are right. One thing for certain, the GOPe’s conduct in this race destroys that old saying about voting for the most conservative candidate that can win. Time to sacrifice some seats and focus on the war.


39 posted on 06/25/2014 7:51:26 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: xzins

Man, I feel bad for Chris. He was totally cheated here. Its worse than Miller in 2010 by an order of magnitude. I’ll pray for him tonight. And then work my butt off to see Thad defeated by any means necessary


40 posted on 06/25/2014 7:51:39 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: xzins

EXACTLY - I dont’ think they have any idea WTF they have done yet.


41 posted on 06/25/2014 7:51:44 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: clintonh8r
The right should be actively working to disenfranchise the parasite class and be up front about it.

These degenerate scumbags are voting for communists anyway and are as much the enemy as the marxist crooks they elect.

No need to try to curry favor with the free stuff army, eff them.

Class warfare needs to be a two way street.

42 posted on 06/25/2014 7:51:58 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: xzins

Not just you, sir.

The GrOPers allied themselves with our enemies to betray us all.


43 posted on 06/25/2014 7:52:03 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Viennacon

The MIller issue is an interesting analogy….but you’re right, this is even worse.


44 posted on 06/25/2014 7:52:16 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: tennmountainman
Every conservative in the country was betrayed.

yes! And I sure hope there is hell to pay for this betrayal.

45 posted on 06/25/2014 7:52:54 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Republican Wildcat

If his 35000 Democrat voters figure is true, then sue and get those votes thrown out. We have to fight twice as hard on two fronts and sustain it for decades. If we don’t start now, then when?

You may have to change your name or apply it to republican ideals instead of a misnamed party.


46 posted on 06/25/2014 7:53:15 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: xzins

The GOP Establishment IS the Democrat Party..those flyers and robo calls confirmed that..that alone is all I needed to know about what the GOP Establishment is..what they did was unforgivable..not only what they did to McDaniel, who is a good man, but what they did to us Conservatives and tea party patriots, made us out to be a bunch of racist nazi’s who think all black people live off of welfare and food stamps


47 posted on 06/25/2014 7:53:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Mark Levin played the audio of the ads and robo-calls they ran.

They were just scurrilous. It’s the only word.

Talk about with friends like these......

Despicable and I’m completely turned off.

It’s time for us to start asking the question the lefties started asking the libs however many years ago: WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON, BOYS, WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?


48 posted on 06/25/2014 7:54:44 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Yogafist

Way past time to rid ourselves of these hacks by any political means available.


49 posted on 06/25/2014 7:55:30 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: 1010RD

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

John Adams


50 posted on 06/25/2014 7:55:59 PM PDT by Rome2000
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