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Travis Childers takes first shot of general election campaign, calls for debates
Yall Politics ^

Posted on 06/26/2014 1:13:45 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

Tonight, Travis Childers issued the following statement on the results of the Republican Senate runoff in Mississippi.

"One thing is clear tonight: Senator Cochran does not have the confidence of his state, let alone his own party. The majority of Republicans voted for change in Washington. And if we are going to change Washington, we will need to change who we send to Washington."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; debates; refuses

1 posted on 06/26/2014 1:13:45 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Wow. Even Travis Childers, a Democrat, has a more accurate assessment of this cesspool excuse for an election than ANY Fox news ‘objective’ commentator (StireDOLT or Carl Cameron miniRove) or ANY Repuke on the Hill.

I truly hope Cochran does debate and is exposed as the senile incontinent buffoon he is!


2 posted on 06/26/2014 1:17:02 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Yup. That GOP really made a winning move. you know what? We should vote for them no matter what and show them we want more winning moves! Reinforce the message that was sent with Romney. More ‘lesser’ evil!

What a swell idea!


3 posted on 06/26/2014 1:33:00 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Viennacon

It’ll be interesting to see if Thad can manage to duck any debates...if the Miss MSM will let him skate..


4 posted on 06/26/2014 1:34:40 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

They will ride him like the lone ranger on Silver.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 1:36:31 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
"One thing is clear tonight: Senator Cochran does not have the confidence of his state, let alone his own party. The majority of Republicans voted for change in Washington. And if we are going to change Washington, we will need to change who we send to Washington."

Well, the Cochran camp sure handed them that angle on a silver platter.

Between the Dem angle and pi$$ed off TEA party folks, the GOPe might win the battle and lose the war.

6 posted on 06/26/2014 1:54:35 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Childers should run his entire campaign attacking Republican donors and consultants.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 1:58:56 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Smokin' Joe

something about cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face


8 posted on 06/26/2014 2:01:01 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Viennacon
I truly hope Cochran does debate.....

HaHa! His campaign manager has already set the requirements: The moderator can only ask him whether he likes the Tapioca or the Rice Pudding down at the home.. :o)

9 posted on 06/26/2014 2:15:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Way to start things off Travis...give the senile beastialist hell!


10 posted on 06/26/2014 2:19:54 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Nifster
Well, the GOP has been throwing Conservatives under the bus for quite a while, now, but they usually wait until after the general election.

Now, however, with a rallying point, Conservatives have demonstrated that they will not automatically vote Republican, in the sense of supporting incumbents.

When the GOPe has to run to the opposing camp to retain power, that pretty much demonstrates what the focus is--retaining that power, damn the constituents, at all costs.

It also indicates a level of desperation to defeat any voices which might disrupt the status quo in D.C. which basically pits the uniparty against Conservatives.

It is the reason there has been diddley-squat for opposition in Washington to some of the most egregious deeds of the Obama Administration, and an utter lack of resolve in taking the lawless within that administration to task.

The length of the list of Felons' names coming out of this administration should rival the length of the list of executive orders.

Cochran's campaign stunt should be the wake-up call for those who have yet to peek into the crap behind the curtain...and the actions of the GOPe couldn't come at a worse time in our History. Instead of reaching out on policy to those who have in the past (occasionally grudgingly) supported them, they reached out to the opposition when those Conservatives decided to throw their hat in the ring. That speaks volumes.

11 posted on 06/26/2014 2:23:01 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

This is gonna be interesting. One can bet the Dems are gonna hammer Cochran when he doesn’t debate, that he spends most of his time in DC and they’ll try to claim he’s a racist( tho he called his own voting base racist).

Oh yes get the popcorn out.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 2:23:32 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Norm Lenhart

You keep barking up the wrong tree with this “lesser evil” strawman.

Find anyone, even a past abortion doctor who stole a million dollars in a ponzi scheme and raped 100 men and women, who now is a believer and sincere about it, and you will have a better candidate than many “moral” Congressmen.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 2:25:51 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: RginTN

It could BE that the Democrat dalliance will pull Cochran down. Now I’m hearing that a write-in is not possible for McDaniels — that is not supported in Mississippi. And he couldn’t register under a third party either. So unless he wins this battle to prove election fraud, he’s out of the picture.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 2:28:32 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I can just see the GOPe call for action now
“We must put aside our differences and unite to defeat the democrats and keep our seat in the senate”

Only thing is, myself and MANY others here are not going to play that game any longer. Call on your democrat friends to get him re elected.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 2:38:58 AM PDT by Airwinger ( A Militia Of One)
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To: RginTN

Childers has the Elvis story with his Indian blood and being from MS.

“Childers is of French, Italian, Swiss, English, Chickasaw, and Choctaw descent.” wikipedia

Maybe he can crack jokes about Granny Warren and McConnell pow wow Turtle soup.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 2:51:12 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

What’s my name? And what am I doing here?... Your move Bozz Hawg Barbour.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 4:14:30 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Viennacon

Actually after reading Childer’s wiki, he might be the man to vote for even if he is a Dem. He appears to be a blue dog Democrat who is pro-life and pro-gun rights and is Southern Baptist to boot.

Any local Mississippi folks that can give an insight into his true beliefs would be helpful.

Even many Dems in the south are fairly conservative...just sayin’

...plus it would stick it to the GOPe for once!


18 posted on 06/26/2014 4:39:28 AM PDT by BamaBelle
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To: BamaBelle

Childers could be “the lessor of two evils”.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 5:06:14 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: BamaBelle

I won’t vote for Childers in November because he would support Harry Reid, just as he supported Pelosi when he was in the House. That said, our country was better off when there were more moderate voices in the Senate on the Democrat side of the aisle. One of the worst things that has happened in Washington has been the loss of Democrats such as Sam Nunn and John Breaux. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t support them because they weren’t conservatives, but they weren’t anti-American Marxists either.

By the way, I had a fairly extensive conversation with Childers a few years ago. I wasn’t impressed with his intellect, but I found him likeable one on one and he struck me as a reasonable man. We discussed the Federal Reserve, tax policy, and some of his votes in the House. His mentality seemed in line with the typical rural Southern Democrats I knew many years ago. He is probably more conservative than many Republicans from other parts of the country. He opposed Obamacare, Cap-and-Trade, and TARP when he was in the House. He also voted to repeal obamacare’s individual mandate, plus he’s pro-life and pro-gun (as Mississippians will be reminded ad nauseum the next few months). Again, I don’t support him because I can’t support Harry Reid and I believe he’s naive about what his Party actually stands for, but I won’t cry if he defeats Thad. The GOP deserves what it gets.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 5:35:37 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: .45 Long Colt

Is there any possibility that he may switch over to Republican in the future? Sometimes blue dogs do that. He sounds like a DINO...lol

I understand your sentiments. It would be a hard choice.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 5:55:12 AM PDT by BamaBelle
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To: BamaBelle

I don’t know enough about what he really believes to know. He’s loudly pro-life and he was really proud of his NRA endorsement, so I don’t know how he can feel comfortable among the Rats. I also remember some talk of him switching parties a few years ago because he took a lot of heat from the radical liberals.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 6:18:00 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: Smokin' Joe

I think conservatives should campaign against Thad and Mitch and ALL other such folks.... But then for decades I have been a member of the DRIP revolution


23 posted on 06/26/2014 9:49:10 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: BamaBelle

I’ve said this, and also I read he ran as a Republican twice. I can’t see him being any more liberal than Cochran


24 posted on 06/26/2014 9:51:40 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Nifster
I'm just hoping this is a wake-up call to the diehards out there who have steeped themselves in denial election cycle after election cycle, telling themselves things will be different this time, they won't get screwed over starting election night, that this time 'their guy' wasn't lying to them--again.

Here's an establishment 'pubbie who enlisted the aid of Liberal Democrats under false pretenses, no less, to defeat a Conservative.

If that doesn't draw the battle lines for them, I don't know what will.

25 posted on 06/26/2014 11:13:27 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Viennacon

Im not endorsing Childers but he probably similar to Barrow, McIntyre and Heath Shuler in opposing amnesty and Obamacare. It is a pity Democrats dont run Heath Shuler in TN against Lamar.

In the 2008 House primary Republicans were split 51-49 in the GOP primary which Childers went on to win with 53% in the general.

He voted against Obamacare and for all strong immigration measures.

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/congress/1279/votingrecord#tabset-5

Voted against the DREAM Act amnesty in 2010

Cosponsored Anti-Illegal Immigration Resolution in 2010

Voted to allow consideration of verification amendments to the health care reform bill in 2009

Cosponsoring bill to increase border security and require workplace verification in 2009

Supported an amendment to deter illegal immigration in 2009

Cosponsoring bill to increase border security and require workplace verification in 2009

Supported an amendment to deter illegal immigration in 2009

Supported an amendment to require DHS contractors to use E-Verify in 2009.

Voted in favor of employment verification in 2008


26 posted on 06/26/2014 3:08:45 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Yes! Bring on the debates!


27 posted on 06/26/2014 3:09:57 PM PDT by uncitizen
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