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How to Fight Back Against the GOP Establishment’s Worst Treachery Yet
townhall.com ^ | 6/28/14 | Steve Deace

Posted on 06/28/2014 6:09:47 AM PDT by cotton1706

What transpired in the Mississippi Senate run-off is a red line for many conservatives across the country, because the Republican Party establishment essentially took a civil war and escalated it to a war for independence.

It’s one thing to oppose your base in a primary. It’s entirely another to despicably play the race card against your base, and bolster the legitimacy of the propaganda of our race-baiting opponents on the Left. But that’s exactly what the Kamikaze pilots running the GOP did. As a result, Chris McDaniel won Republican voters handily on Tuesday, but still lost the run-off statewide thanks to a 43 percent increase among voters in counties President Obama received at least two-thirds of the vote in 2012.

In other words, the GOP establishment used Obama/Alinsky race-baiting tactics against their own base, in order to drive out to the polls in a GOP primary the same low-information-voters that put and kept this Marxist in the White House (which I document here). An unpardonable sin considering there is no reason to go scorched earth against your own base in solidly Republican state except to send a message.

That message is this: if you threaten our corporatist gravy train we will go harder after you then we ever have Democrats.

Now that the message has been sent, there will not be an Appomattox moment in this conflict, when the two sides come back together after one of them has proven his point. The end result of this conflict will either be the defeat of the occupying army (the establishment) or conservatives will Dunkirk (bolt the GOP en masse). I say this not as someone who advocates a third party, although I’m asked about it frequently. My typical response to the question is “I’d like to see what a second party looks like first.”


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1 posted on 06/28/2014 6:09:47 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

The only way to fight this is to make sure Cochran doesn’t win in the general.

Yeah... we lose the seat... but the seat is lost already.


2 posted on 06/28/2014 6:13:59 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Safrguns

I am not from Mississippi but it sounds like the Barbour machine needs to be voted out of any power they hold there.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 6:17:30 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Safrguns
The only way to fight this is to make sure Cochran doesn’t win in the general. Yeah... we lose the seat... but the seat is lost already.

Many of us know that and are prepared to vote for the Dim to help this blow up in the faces of all who perpetrated this betrayal on us.

4 posted on 06/28/2014 6:18:36 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: cotton1706
Resistance, not revolt, for the time being.

Stealth over the long run.

We can't get so mad that it shows.

I'm just sorry I sat on the sidelines so long!

5 posted on 06/28/2014 6:21:00 AM PDT by Ace's Dad (Proud grandpa of a newly born "Brit Chick" named Poppy Loucks!)
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To: Safrguns

Win the Senate back first, then defeat the RINOs. It is a long War. Don’t lose the war because of bad decisions in the smaller skirmishes.


6 posted on 06/28/2014 6:25:13 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: cotton1706

GOPe think we will be like a battered woman and just keep taking them back. Nope, this was a line that should never have been crossed. I’m telling everyone, those who don’t pay any attention to politics until it is time to vote, what was done and they are shocked and furious.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 6:27:29 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: jospehm20

It is not just Cochran, it is the entire Republican establishment in Mississippi. McDaniel is the true winner of the primary by REPUBLICANS. Conservatives must demand that every party official in Mississippi publicly disown and disavow Cochran or face a revolt against the party. Even if Cochran maintains his position as the official winner of the primary every Republican party leader must back a write-in movement for McDaniel. If not, bye bye Mississippi Republican party. It is time for everyone to make a stand. Your are either for the establishment elites or for the popular base.


8 posted on 06/28/2014 6:28:41 AM PDT by Petrosius
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To: Bryan24

There are 2 seats we need to lose, Miss and Kentucky.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 6:29:09 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: cotton1706

“That message is this: if you threaten our corporatist gravy train we will go harder after you then we ever have Democrats.”

I believe it’s much, much more than their “corporatist gravy train”. The fluidity between the ranks of the Marxists, and the “E’s” of the “GOP’e is too fluid. The Cochranites accepted the Democrat tactics as though it was their own, and ran with it. They are one.

The GOP’e has to be flushed of the stealth Marxist elements whom have taken control of the party, or the party has to be replaced if we are to win back our country.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 6:29:23 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Bryan24

If we win the Senate back now, we’ll never defeat the RINOs!. Do you seriously want McCain, Cochran, Ayotte, Flake, Collins, Murkowski etc etc to be the majority of anything? They’re a cancer on what used to be a party that represented our values!


11 posted on 06/28/2014 6:32:15 AM PDT by grania
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To: Safrguns

Ms is a perfect opportunity to elect a conservative from a third party. You have 2 democrats running and no conservative. Get behind a 3rd party maybe the Constitution Party, maybe the LP or if the Reform Party still exists maybe it. But pick a 3rd party and elect their candidate.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 6:33:16 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Bryan24
Win the Senate back first, then defeat the RINOs. It is a long War. Don’t lose the war because of bad decisions in the smaller skirmishes.

It is a long war and we cannot just look toward the next election cycle. If those like Cochran are not punished then the RINO elites will be emboldened and conservatives will never win the war. What good is it if Republican party hacks control the Senate if conservatives are kept out by the Republican leadership?

13 posted on 06/28/2014 6:33:20 AM PDT by Petrosius
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To: trebb

Voting for a democrat is almost always a very bad idea. Find someone acceptable on the ballot (3rd party) and vote for them.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 6:35:06 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Bryan24

You are out of touch. Win the Senate back first? With this bunch of GOPe controlling it? Not on your life. If they get the Senate, they will work overtime to defeat all conservatives in any race using the tactics of the Cochran campaign. I say - lose the seat and pick up a few of the Dem seats up for grabs.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 6:36:36 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Petrosius

Ms has a sore loser law so McDaniel can not be elected. Also I not think Ms counts write in votes. If so a write in is a waste of time. The only thing that can be done (other then vote Democrat or not voting at all) is vote 3rd party! If ever a 3rd party could win it is in Ms this year. Now if that happened do you think our elected in DC would take notice? You betcha.


16 posted on 06/28/2014 6:40:51 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Petrosius

This is exactly correct. I read several articles yesterday explaining the situation. Mississippi needs a Gov. Palin. Perhaps McDaniel should run for gov.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 6:41:22 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: trebb

RINOs like animal ‘lover’ Cochran once again pull defeat out of the jaws of victory with their treachery.


18 posted on 06/28/2014 6:41:30 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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To: McGavin999

“There are 2 seats we need to lose, Miss and Kentucky.”
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Amen! We need to take a “rifle shot” approach instead of a shotgun approach. And THESE are the two Senate seats where the behavior and statements of the RINO and his supporters were especially egregious. And in these two states’ Senate campaigns conservatives need to take the distasteful step of actually voting for the DemocRAT opponent instead of merely abstaining from voting for the RINO.

We have to begin the long process of surgically excising these malignant RINOs before they further damage our Republic.

And all of you apologists for the RINOs, please spare us your “lesser of two evils” arguments. The wounds where we will have cut out these cancers from the Republican Party will heal in time—to be replaced by actual conservatives down the road.


19 posted on 06/28/2014 6:41:51 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: jpsb

Most states have onerous laws protecting the two parties and making it difficult, if not impossible, for third parties to be recognized. Is there time to form a third party and get a spot on the ballot in November?


20 posted on 06/28/2014 6:43:36 AM PDT by Petrosius
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To: Bryan24
Win the Senate back first, then defeat the RINOs. It is a long War. Don’t lose the war because of bad decisions in the smaller skirmishes.

"Bryan24's exactly the kind of Republican we can rely on! Coached to think we'll vote in his best interests just because we have an "R" after our name. Now, once you're re-elected, Thad, you'll vote exactly as Mitch and Harry tell you to vote, right?"

"I like butterscotch."


21 posted on 06/28/2014 6:45:18 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: cotton1706
“I’d like to see what a second party looks like first.”

We now know that the second party; i.e., the Republicans, look like. Followers of Saul Alinsky are akin to disciples of the devil (whom Saul Alinsky dedicated a book to). They should be treated as the disciples of the devil that they are!

22 posted on 06/28/2014 6:45:38 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: COBOL2Java

You think it is more important to let Harry Reid continue as Majority leader in the Senate, and all of the investigative COmmittee chairmanships in Dem hands so that you can get 1 GOP Establishment guy out?


23 posted on 06/28/2014 6:57:58 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: McGavin999; cotton1706

GOPe think we will be like a battered woman and just keep taking them back. Nope, this was a line that should never have been crossed. I’m telling everyone, those who don’t pay any attention to politics until it is time to vote, what was done and they are shocked and furious.


It’s time to talk to our friends and neighbors, politics can no longer be a an election year phenomena it needs to be a an everyday effort to keep track of the people who are supposed to ‘represent’ us in the ‘halls of power’. They are at it everyday and we need to be too.


24 posted on 06/28/2014 6:58:35 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Bryan24

It does no good to have a majority in the senate if that majority is made up with senators that are no different than the minority.


25 posted on 06/28/2014 7:00:50 AM PDT by screpublican62 (why elect a senator to reach across the aisle when you can elect on on the other side)
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To: Petrosius
I tried to find out which 3rd parties exist in Ms, the only one I found was the Libertarian Party (LP) but I would be surprised if the much better Constitution Party did not exist in Ms too. They claim to be a nation party on the ballot in all 50 states. Perhaps someone from Ms can tell us which 3rd parties exist there and if they are running a conservative for the Senate. I think it might be to late for an independent to gain ballot access.
26 posted on 06/28/2014 7:01:36 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Bryan24

What does the establishment GOP do in power? Feather their own nests. What do they do out of power? Feather their own nests. There’s no downside. Plus, one seat in Mississippi isn’t going to make a difference, so don’t get hysterical.


27 posted on 06/28/2014 7:02:25 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Safrguns

I had half hoped when I saw the headline ‘suicide’ and ‘Mississippi’ that it was Cochran that was suicided...


28 posted on 06/28/2014 7:04:00 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: cotton1706

Let the MS vote fraud investigation begin.

In the meantime...

I’ve posted this around the net a number of times and do so again inasmuch as THIS is a constantly recurring problem and some may not grasp how widespread it is. And now that the RNC has OPENLY declared war on the Tea Party, it should be clear to all why I have for a few decades cautioned my many friends to NOT SEND THE RNC A NICKLE.

Over the years – when, to steal a line from Billy Joel, I wore a younger man’s clothes – I was involved with several pretty solid conservative candidates for Congress. One was a Democrat (Lawrence Patton McDonald) – because that was the only way he could win in that district. Those old-timers who know Larry’s record will tell you that he was a solid an anti-communist America Firster and more Republican than the Pubbies in nearby districts at the time. (His mother’s cousin was General George Patton from whom he got the middle name – and his incredible resolve and love of this country.) How ironic that he, like General Patton, was also assassinated by the communists they both despised. It was my honor to introduce Larry at his last public speech in the district before that ill-fated KAL007 flight!

Those other candidates ran as Republicans and each had to pass my rigid litmus test or I went looking for someone who did. For that reason, I hooked up with what the TRADITIONAL country club Pubbie establishment types believed were too radical for their refined tastes. I served as treasurer for several and in other capacities for more.

As those campaigns began to unfold and it became clear to the country clubbers that these guys 1) had a shot and 2) were pretty independent thinkers who would be hard to keep on the reservation once they got sworn in, the local Pubbies communicated that information to the Republican National HQ types who rather quickly sent in campaign “professionals” ostensibly to lock up the impending victory.

Instead, in nearly every case to which I was privy, these “professionals” proceeded to TORPEDO our guy’s campaign in subtle but effective ways.

From that experience I can tell you that the Pubbies at the HQ in D.C. would rather have a Democrat win a given district than have a pubbie up there who would embarrass them by refusing to follow the party line.

If YOU become involved in campaigns for solidly conservative, America and Constitution loving, hard-nosed, independent thinking candidates in 2014 and beyond – and I pray many of you do — please DO NOT trust any of those folks from GOP HQ in Washington. If they want to send you no-strings cash for your campaign, take it. If, however, they “suggest” sending in one of their “professionals,” tell them to fuggetaboutit.

They ARE WHO GOT US INTO THIS MESS AND THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS!!!!

“The common and continual mischief of the spirit of Party is
sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to
discourage and restrain it.” G. Washington

(BTW, My genealogical research informs me that my 5th great-grandfather, one John Carpenter, was one of George Washington’s Virginia neighbors and fought with GW in the French and Indian War and the Revolution. Prior to that, John traveled with GW during his survey of the Northwest Territories.)


29 posted on 06/28/2014 7:09:06 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: cotton1706

"They did nothing when we imposed RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE.
They did nothing when I imposed gay marriage against the Mass. Constitution.
They did nothing when we went after Sen. Thompson.
You did nothing when we went after Gov. Palin and her children.
They did nothing when we went after that woman we called a witch.
They did nothing when we went after the Speaker.
And they will do nothing now."

30 posted on 06/28/2014 7:18:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: jpsb

Then I guess the best thing to do would be to have McDaniel get the nomination from the third party with ballot access (this is key) and then have a grassroots campaign to force every Republican official in the state to endorse and actively support him. Cochran must be made to feel a pariah by the rest the Republican Party.


31 posted on 06/28/2014 7:26:01 AM PDT by Petrosius
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To: Diogenesis

You left out Herman Cain.


32 posted on 06/28/2014 7:28:07 AM PDT by sport
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To: McGavin999
GOPe think we will be like a battered woman and just keep taking them back

The evidence and past proves exactly that. I read a number of Posts from Kentucky Freepers who posted that they were going to vote for McConnell in the General. After he called Conservatives every dirty name in the book and said that it is his mission in life to crush them. So, yes, history shows that they are correct.

33 posted on 06/28/2014 7:33:28 AM PDT by sport
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To: Petrosius
I think the sore loser law prevents McDaniel from being on the ballot.

From wiki

"In United States politics, a sore-loser law is a law which states that the loser in a primary election can't then run as an independent in the general election.[1] In most states, these laws do not apply to presidential candidates. Many states accomplish the same requirement by having simultaneous registration dates for the primary and the general election;

Hmmm says run as an independent, so it might be possible for him to run as a CP, LP or RP. He was the CP Keynote speaker a few years back so I would imagine the CP would be happy to have him if the registration deadline would allow that.

34 posted on 06/28/2014 7:34:56 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: cotton1706
Good article Cotton

"Years of betraying its base has put the GOP establishment in a bind. They can’t raise money off their base anymore,....

People I know here hang up on RNC callers and return their prepaid mail with "NO" written in big letters.

I hope MS will respond to this outrage with Rage and Fury.....

35 posted on 06/28/2014 7:35:34 AM PDT by virgil283 (GOD loves you...'He's not mad....He's not even in a bad mood'...)
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To: Bryan24

No, the time for that is past. We have to let the Dims beat the RINO this Nov. and then beat the Dim the next time around.
The RINOs must be taught a lesson. If the RINOs are going to be disloyal to the conservative wing, then we will be to the RINO wing.


36 posted on 06/28/2014 7:35:55 AM PDT by expat2
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To: cotton1706

Those who think it better to vote RINO than Dem, better pat attention.

The news is they are the same.


37 posted on 06/28/2014 7:46:02 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

The GOPe Trolls are posting all over Free Republic these days, aren’t they?


38 posted on 06/28/2014 7:48:53 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: jpsb

“If ever a 3rd party could win it is in Ms this year.”

The year was 1968 and yes, Ms went third party already

http://www.umich.edu/~lawrace/votetour10.htm


39 posted on 06/28/2014 7:51:47 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: McGavin999

Add lamar alexander of TN to that list. RINO DELUXE votes with dems 62% of the time, voted to restrict Military pensions, pro amnesty.

Our conservative state Rep Joe Carr is running against him, but is failing to be a show in West TN, staying close to home with his campaign visits. Using social media to spread his message. 1 positive TV ad. lamar has a huge war chest + National GOP, Newt endorsing the OATH BREAKER OF 2 terms and OUT! He’s one of the hand picked RINOS by the establishment gop rinos, good old socialist big gov’t elite.


40 posted on 06/28/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: virgil283

Cochran will lose. He won this run-off with rat votes, and every MS conservative knows it, and is hopping mad. That is the difference between this and KY. For all McConnell’s trickks, he didn’t openly, brazenly turn to the rat constituency for votes, disenfranchising his own purported constituency of conservatives.


41 posted on 06/28/2014 8:32:37 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: cotton1706

I think a problem a lot of harder conservative and Tea Party folks don’t have a grip on is that most people likely to vote for Republicans get alienated because while they agree with conservative principles, they derive some benefit from the status quo (government handouts for a developmentally disabled child in the family, for example) and when push comes to shove, they like it.

As long as they’re selling what people aren’t buying, when it comes to a vote, they will consistently (but not exclusively) a buck short.


42 posted on 06/28/2014 8:40:22 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: cotton1706

Fairly clear now that the tree of liberty needs watering or it will die.


43 posted on 06/28/2014 8:55:21 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: jpsb

60 thousand or so NO votes, which is what a write in vote in Mississippi would be, would allow cochran to lose with the “Real Republicans” not having to vote for a democrat. After all, both nominees were selected by democrats. I plan to do this I would like to see an organized effort and we should all write in the same name. While we blame the gop, Missippi gop, RNSC, the cochran campaign, the barbours, except for Jeppie Barbour, most of our Mississippi elected officials who saw this coming, let’s not forget the NRA who forgave thad for his anti-gun votes to give him an A+ and endorsement but ignored the pro gun votes and legislation of Senator McDaniel whose stand on NRA and gunowners was un-blemished. Chris was endorsed by GOA.


44 posted on 06/28/2014 9:13:57 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: cotton1706

I don’t want the Dems to control the Senate but I also don’t want to see this machine politics of the moderate incumbent vile tactics go unanswered.

They need a wake up call.


45 posted on 06/28/2014 9:19:11 AM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: duffee

Which is one reason I belong to GOA and not NRA.

Cochran can’t count on the rat votes he courted to win the run-off, and he won’t be getting conservative votes, so I don’t see how he can possibly win.


46 posted on 06/28/2014 9:28:23 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Bryan24

Speaking as 50+ year loyal Republican who has never missed an election, primary, runoff, voted for a democrat and who has worked for and contributed to Republican candidates including those primary winners or nominees he didn’t support in primaries. What is our majority in the House doing for us, they vote to spend more money, increase the national debt, fund obamacare. They have investigative committees but what has been accomplished on the IRS, Benghazi, fast and furious, VA, enforcing our current immigration laws, protecting our borders, etc.? Sure yhere are a few of them, I hope, who would actually do something but they are stymied by leadership and rinos. So sending a rino who was nominated by democrats who are demandig all kinds of larder being cast their way , including rescending the states Voter ID law, is going to help us how?


47 posted on 06/28/2014 9:30:09 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: jpsb
Voting for a democrat is almost always a very bad idea. Find someone acceptable on the ballot (3rd party) and vote for them.

I agree - I hate the thought of voting for a Democrat. On the other hand, If we allow Cochran to win, then we have effectively submitted to, and endorsed, the betrayal. Will have to ponder it between now and November.

48 posted on 06/28/2014 9:30:23 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: jpsb

For what it’s worth, the L Party in MS issued a statement supporting investigation of potential fraud in this run-off.


49 posted on 06/28/2014 9:30:39 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: expat2

I have said before, that under the circumstances, conservatives are going to get a licking. We can however choose whetehr it’s short and sweet, or a drawn-out escalation of these tactics by the GOPe.


50 posted on 06/28/2014 9:32:32 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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