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Cassidy Is Not Cochran, Maness Is Not McDaniel And Landrieu Is Not Childers
The Hayride ^

Posted on 06/28/2014 9:18:15 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

This is for the people who this week are trying to present the equivalence challenged in the headline as a way to build support for Rob Maness.

We’ll make this short: those of you trying to make that analogy are all wet, either because your understanding of politics in this state is next to nil or because your relationship with the truth is a hostile one.

To make Cassidy-Maness-Landrieu be actionably analogous to Cochran-McDaniel-Childers, you’d need four elements to be different.

(SNIP) Third, Cassidy would have to be somebody different. He’d need to be the incumbent, which he’s not, and he’d need to be a puppet of a governing machine, which he’s not. Is Cassidy a Bobby Jindal guy? No – and the proof of that came when he fired Jindal’s campaign guru Timmy Teepell a year ago. Is he a David Vitter guy? There is some interplay between Cassidy’s team and Vitter’s; Cassidy’s campaign manager Joel DiGrado used to work for Vitter. But if you could make that case credibly you’d struggle to say that paints Cassidy as an Establishment RINO; nobody thinks that of Vitter.

As for the idea that Cassidy is an Establishment RINO, it’s valid to point to a few votes he’s made that would make him look less than the ideal conservative. Of the five Louisiana Republican congressmen, Steve Scalise and John Fleming are “elite” conservatives, Cassidy’s more or less in the middle and Charles Boustany and Vance McAllister are lousy.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cassidy; cochran; maness; vitter

1 posted on 06/28/2014 9:18:15 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
American Conservative Union rates Cassidy a lifetime rating of 85.4. Ranked # 4 out of 6 in Louisiana:


McCain has a rating of 81.8, so Cassidy isn't too far ahead. Both Mike Lee and Ted Cruz have a rating of 100.


Maness isn't a politician, and hasn't held office, so he's not rated. But for myself have compared him to a Rand Paul / Ted Cruz, as well as a few radio personalities that have interviewed him. Did I mention that Ted Cruz rating was 100?

2 posted on 06/28/2014 11:14:58 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Heritage bad votes he took:

Cassidy-Grimm-Palazzo Amendment to Delay Phaseout of Flood Insurance Premium Subsidies

Food Stamp and Farm Bill

Reform the Federal Sugar Program

Limit Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies

Cut $1.5 billion from the Department of Energy

Permanent Farm Bill

The Ryan-Murray Spending Increase Budget

$1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

On the Commission to Study Feminist History Museum

On OPIC Reauthorization

WRDA Conference Report

Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act

Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act of 2013

House Transportation Empowerment Act

Higher Education Reform and Opportunity (HERO) Act

3 posted on 06/28/2014 11:23:22 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: chemicalman

Id look at heritage because it rates immigration votes negative. ACU chairman is pro-amnesty. If it is a Steve King amendment it is a positive.

AZ 8 Rep. Trent Franks R 98%
AZ 5 Rep. Matt Salmon R 95%
AZ 6 Rep. David Schweikert R 95%
AZ 4 Rep. Paul Gosar R 76%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 61%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 52%

LA 1 Rep. Steve Scalise R 81%
LA 4 Rep. John Fleming R 75%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 72%
LA 6 Rep. Bill Cassidy R 62%
LA 3 Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. R 48%
LA 5 Rep. Vance McAllister R 47%
LA 5 Rep. Rodney Alexander R 38%

4 posted on 06/28/2014 11:26:57 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
The vote is simple for me, Rino Cassidy or conservative Rob Maness.

GOP-E and the "money" will be behind Cassidy, but hopefully Maness will prevail.

5 posted on 06/28/2014 11:41:07 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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