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The Democrats' best shot in Mississippi
Politico ^ | June 26, 2014 | ANNA PALMER

Posted on 06/27/2014 2:20:15 PM PDT by Innovative

Democrats were crossing their fingers that Chris McDaniel would be the Republican nominee in Mississippi.

But since Sen. Thad Cochran has prevailed, they are trying to do the unthinkable — unseat a six-term GOP senator.

McDaniel supporters are irate that Cochran won a GOP primary by reaching across the aisle. Now some of his backers are ambivalent about whether they’ll come out at all in November — and if they don’t, that could create a rare opening for a Democrat here.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware; US: Indiana; US: Mississippi; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: childers; cochran; elections; mcdaniel; msprimary; obama; politico; senate; senatemajority
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Yes, the big question is whether conservatives/ tea-partyers will stay home in November, proudly cutting off their noses to spite their faces and the country, by letting the Dems continue to control the Senate -- or put the country ahead of their hurt feelings and help the GOP capture the Senate.
1 posted on 06/27/2014 2:20:15 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

We have two candidates both vying for the Democrat base.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Innovative

What the difference between an Obamocrat and a Republocrat?


3 posted on 06/27/2014 2:22:18 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Innovative

The Democrats didn’t create this mess. This was the GOPe saying to the Conservatives “If you break up with me, I’ll kill myself.”


4 posted on 06/27/2014 2:23:09 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: Innovative

‘But since Sen. Thad Cochran has prevailed, they are trying to do the unthinkable — unseat a six-term GOP senator’

Who can’t even remember what he did or said the day before, & who didn’t even know Cantor had lost his race.

Give me a break.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 2:24:07 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Innovative

” Now some of his backers are ambivalent about whether they’ll come out at all in November”
ALL his supporters need to come out and vote for the Democrat. If establishment GOP continues to act like the Tea Party is their enemy instead of fighting the Democrats, they need to be stopped.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 2:25:15 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Innovative

I’m voting Travis! The GOPE better get busy getting number 51 somewhere else.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 2:25:39 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Write in Chris in November!)
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To: Innovative

Hurt feelings? That’s really how tou see this? The answer is no, I won’t vote for Cochran. Let him get his votes from his new rat constituents.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 2:26:09 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Innovative

Let Cochran burn - along with anyone who supports what he did.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 2:26:12 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Innovative
Why do we want the 'pubs to control the Senate? I don't want McCain, Murkowski, Collins, Flake, Ayotte, McConnell, Cochran etc etc ad nauseum to be the majority of anything.

They disgust me.

10 posted on 06/27/2014 2:28:22 PM PDT by grania
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To: Innovative
Yes, the big question is whether conservatives/ tea-partyers will stay home in November, proudly cutting off their noses to spite their faces and the country, by letting the Dems continue to control the Senate -- or put the country ahead of their hurt feelings and help the GOP capture the Senate.

Why is that the "big question" and not "How do we put a stop to this extortion racket?"

11 posted on 06/27/2014 2:28:41 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Innovative

Why shouldn’t they stay home? They didn’t get to select a candidate.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 2:28:43 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Innovative

And that patronising attitude isn’t helping his case, if anything could (it can’t. Wholesale betrayal of fundamental conservatives to win an election against a conservative is unforgivable).


13 posted on 06/27/2014 2:29:18 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Innovative

Yes, the big question is whether conservatives/ tea-partyers will stay home in November, proudly cutting off their noses to spite their faces and the country, by letting the Dems continue to control the Senate — or put the country ahead of their hurt feelings and help the GOP capture the Senate.


I’ve been very vocal about the need to support the Republicans and to come together and support more liberal Republicans.

This one with Cochran crosses the line, however.

Not that it really matters - at this point Cochran has become damaged goods and Cochran going to lose in the general no matter what.

Childers is going to hound Cochran up and down for debates and a public campaign until Cochran has no choice but to accept is exposed as the addled old man he is.

Childers wins in Alabama


14 posted on 06/27/2014 2:29:45 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: mrsmel

More than hurt feelings. If someone stabs you in the back, you don’t kiss and make up. The GOPe is as evil as the Dems. Tea Party is supposed to play fair, but GOPe doesn’t have too? Homey don’t play that game no more.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 2:30:04 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Innovative

“reaching across the aisle”

What a joke


16 posted on 06/27/2014 2:30:08 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: Innovative
or put the country ahead of their hurt feelings and help the GOP capture the Senate.

It is not hurt feelings, at least from this writer. It is the fact that I left the Democratic Party decades ago, when, among other things, I realized that it was more concerned with scamming black people with government handouts than it was with truly assimilating black people into the general American society and providing the opportunities for American-style success. When the establishment Republican Party uses sleazy Democrat methods to obtain the success of its hand-picked candidate, to remain with the establishment Republican Party would be the same as remaining with the Democrats.

17 posted on 06/27/2014 2:31:52 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: DaxtonBrown

Exactly. It’s an deliberate insult to characterise this as mere petulance, after he betrayed the conservative movement using dirty gutter tactics against a conservative, pandering to the left, to win at any cost. Fine, it’s going to bite him in the azz. And they can’t come back with “it’ll bite you too”, because they already bit and betrayed conservatives. We know they’ll do it, no ifs ands or buts now.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 2:33:23 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Innovative

Childers is pro gun, pro life, pro small business. Not a bad Dem to have to support. Of course if he wins, he’ll vote 95% with Reid - like the rest of the “conservative/independent” Dem frauds from red states.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 2:33:46 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Innovative

Conservatives and tea party’ers tainting Cochran’s ballot with their “racist” votes? I highly doubt he’d want that.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 2:35:57 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: Innovative

If the election is not overturned based on fraud. He needs to run as an independent candidate. If a Democrat wins, it will be still better than the corrupt GOP learning it can rely on Democrat voters to suppress its own base.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 2:38:30 PM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: Innovative

By the time Thad wakes up, he will have lost his seat to a Dem.
Which was their plan all along and they used RNC $$$ to do it.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 2:41:07 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: BurningOak

If the election is not overturned based on fraud. He needs to run as an independent candidate. If a Democrat wins, it will be still better than the corrupt GOP learning it can rely on Democrat voters to suppress its own base.


It will be

McInnis alleged in an interview with Breitbart News that Connie Cochran, Sen. Cochran’s sister-in-law and the Perry and Hinds County election commissioner, asked local Democrats not to switch the poll books.

“In the state of Mississippi, you have to take steps to prevent crossover voting,” McInnis said. “If you voted Democrat in the Democratic primary, you can’t vote in the Republican runoff. The way we protect that is we switch the poll books. Pete Perry and Connie Cochran, who’s the chair of the election commission, called us and asked us not to switch the books—which is a clear violation of the law.”

McInnis told Breitbart News he personally witnessed at least one Hinds County precinct—Precinct 16—where the books had not been switched during the runoff day. “I went out to a precinct to make sure the laws were being followed, and I got there at about 4 o’clock p.m.,” McInnis said. “They had not switched the books, under the influence of the young Republican and Democratic workers there. I demanded that they switch these books immediately. The Democratic poll manager there switched the books at 4 o’clock that evening.”

McInnis said he thinks Perry engaged in this practice throughout the entire county, but he can’t be sure because Democrats were only allowed inside 15 of the county’s 109 precincts on election day. Two Democrat candidates for the U.S. House third congressional district in Mississippi headed to a runoff, and while Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) represents most of Hinds County, the third congressional district has 15 precincts inside Hinds County.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3173224/posts
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/27/McDaniel-Rushes-To-Review-Ballots-From-Tuesday-s-Election


23 posted on 06/27/2014 2:42:08 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Innovative

His new froends on the left are laughing up their sleeves, BTW. They got him just where they want him-conservatives betrayed and redusing to pull the switch for him, and the rats he courted foing home for the general election. He and Barbour really outsmarted themselves. They can send the bouquets to Nancy Pelosi.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 2:43:27 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: PapaNew

The only way to get rid of a rino is to elect the democrat. Then run a true conservative against him in the next election.

There are two choices in Mississippi. Re-elect Cochran or get rid of Cochran.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 2:43:30 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: Innovative

We now know for a fact Connie Cochran asks them to switch the books. Blatant fraud. No sane person would support Thad now!


26 posted on 06/27/2014 2:45:00 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: BurningOak
If a Democrat wins, it will be still better than the corrupt GOP learning it can rely on Democrat voters to suppress its own base.

Well said. If he gets away with this, we can just expect more of the same.
27 posted on 06/27/2014 2:46:46 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Nickname

Besides, Cochran is so loooved by the Dems, he doesn’t need those horrible conservative racist votes.


28 posted on 06/27/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT by stop_fascism (The USA needs a second party.)
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To: Innovative

Bye-bye Thad. None of those 35,000 Dems will vote for you in the general election and all those conservatives you pissed on will sit at home.


29 posted on 06/27/2014 2:49:00 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Innovative
You've got a nice home and car with the Republican Party and you've sworn to be with them until "death do you part". So wipe year tears, put some make up on your black eyes, try not to use your broken arm for a few weeks and smile while you pray the GOPe doesn't have to smack you around again. And if anyone asks, remember you ran into the door frame again. And if you try to leave, well... accidents worse than running into the door frame can happen.

The question is whether the method of putting the country first is to go for the short term win and let the GOPe have this one (again), or punish them in a way they will always remember and go for a longer term win for the country. And looking at how the GOPe is draining the Virginia party accounts to punish Brat, I no longer take their call for "party unity over all" seriously.

30 posted on 06/27/2014 2:49:03 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Innovative

Yep.

And you’re going to be flamed for telling the truth.


31 posted on 06/27/2014 2:53:18 PM PDT by Jedidah
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What this really looks like is the best shot the TEA Party ever had of picking up a major win a three-way split.

Dems regularly get a third of the vote in MS, I've read. Cochran can't get half of the Republican vote. A write-in campaign for McDaniels in MS has a better chance than Murkowski had in AK.

32 posted on 06/27/2014 2:54:43 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Innovative

Yes, vote for the cheating rino who made a deal with the dems to “sin” the promary.
Go ahead, vote for the rino who vowed to crush you personally because you are a conservative.


33 posted on 06/27/2014 2:59:36 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Good point, re Virginia. They must think that they are superb covert operatives and we can’t see these things. Yes indeed, we see their “party unity”.


34 posted on 06/27/2014 3:07:33 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Innovative

Politico is lying again.


35 posted on 06/27/2014 3:08:44 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Jedidah
Party unity? Like the unity the GOP is showing in VA, after a conservative beat their boy Cantor? Like the unity they show every time a TP candidate wins, without their support?
36 posted on 06/27/2014 3:09:27 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Fantasywriter

Great Move GOPe! Like we didn’t see this one coming a mile away! These nitwits never learn.


37 posted on 06/27/2014 3:10:24 PM PDT by Jean2 (i)
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To: Innovative

I almost want him to run as a write in, however Harry Reid is a wrecking ball to this country. I am not a big fan of the DC GOP establishment, but its better than Reid and the democraps.


38 posted on 06/27/2014 3:10:33 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

The best Dem in Mississippi got shot?


39 posted on 06/27/2014 3:11:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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I don’t understand how some believe that putting a scumbag like Cochran back in the Senate is somehow best for the country...is it simply because he has an (R) after his name...this is the best (Rs) can do for representation?

Hello no. Let the Dems have it,,and when the country club elite republicans squeal,,tell them to go talk to Rove. This mess is HIS doing.


40 posted on 06/27/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: KC_Conspirator

“. I am not a big fan of the DC GOP establishment, but its better than Reid and the democraps”

I’m sorry. Your heart is in the right place and no personal affront meant here but I disagree. The very reason Reid is such an effective wrecking ball is because of GOP establishment types just like Cochran. Putting Cochran back in the senate is fine with Reid.


41 posted on 06/27/2014 3:19:53 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Innovative

Sooner or later we have to stop rewarding mediocrity; and that term is being generous to the likes of Cochran. What good is the Senate when the sole motivator for capturing it is to score the chairmanships so the republicans can spend us into oblivion to enrich themselves, families, friends and supporters? The gop wants to appeal to democrats? See how far it gets them in November. Even better, show up and vote for the democrat.

Corrupt politicians and political organizations need to learn the error of their ways.


42 posted on 06/27/2014 3:20:23 PM PDT by DPMD
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bump


43 posted on 06/27/2014 3:25:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Innovative
Democrats were crossing their fingers that Chris McDaniel would be the Republican nominee in Mississippi.

What pure crap

44 posted on 06/27/2014 3:26:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Innovative

It is ludicrous to think that this country can be saved via the ballot box. Cloward/Priven is now the conservative’s best hope as our Constitution must rise from the ashes if it is ever going to be meaningful again. In the meantime, FTGOP!


45 posted on 06/27/2014 3:27:43 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Innovative
Karl Rove....is that you?

I'm really sick and tired of being taken for granted but apparently you get off on BOHICA. You can have it. I'm done!

And what? The GOP's gonna get a back bone when they gain the majority? Keep dreaming.

46 posted on 06/27/2014 3:29:43 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Innovative

Are you a Haley Barbour Mitch McConnell shill?

They are liars, frauds and Cheats! If that is what you support sign up at D.U. and join the D.N.C.!


47 posted on 06/27/2014 3:40:42 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Innovative

McCain and the RINOs preach the virtue of reaching across the aisle. Maybe it’s time for us to reach across the aisle and support the Democrat.


48 posted on 06/27/2014 3:54:28 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Innovative
Yes, the big question is whether conservatives/ tea-partyers will stay home in November, proudly cutting off their noses to spite their faces and the country, by letting the Dems continue to control the Senate -- or put the country ahead of their hurt feelings and help the GOP capture the Senate.

Come election day, Cochran will win easily. The race will be called 1 second after the polls close. McDaniel was the better candidate and the true choice of most Republican primary voters, but the Cochran campaign and its allies pulled every dirty trick in the book and won. It's a lesson learned, movement conservatives will adapt and work to counter this sort of thing in the future.

What is at stake here is the Senate majority. Even if Cochran were a dead skunk who could cast only one single vote for a Republican majority leader instead of Reid, he'd be better than the Democrat.

With no filibuster to stop Obama nominees, he has 2 more years after 2014 to stack the 3rd branch of government (Judiciary) with liberal ideologues. Cochran will help the Republicans slow walk and block as many as possible simply by casting that one vote for a GOP Senate, the Democrat (Childers) will vote to keep Reid in power.

Politics is filthy and dirty and people should not put their faith in ANY politician. Even the ones we like best will do just about anything to further their career and power. It is not a shock that a 30+ year veteran in the pocket of the Mississippi Republican establishment would call in every chit to stay in power. Getting a Republican Senate is just too important as it will grind Obama's nominating powers to a crawl, most conservatives/Republicans in Mississippi will figure this out very easily.

49 posted on 06/27/2014 4:03:19 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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and all those conservatives you pissed on will sit at home.

So much bluster. You wanna wager on this? I'll bet you Cochran wins in a walk and that this race is called seconds after the polls close. In the end, it won't even be close. If polling shows it could be, Republicans won't have to spend that much money to remind a bright red state that Childers is a Democrat who will support an Obama supporting Senate. The vast majority of conservatives/Republicans will realize dethroning Reid is more important than holding a grudge about the slimy way Cochran won.

50 posted on 06/27/2014 4:08:28 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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