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GOPís other Mississippi senator finds race-baiting other Republicans funny
washingtontimes.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Steve Deace

Posted on 06/30/2014 9:30:48 AM PDT by cotton1706

While many conservatives across the country are still fuming about the Obama/Alinsky race-baiting tactics the Republican Party establishment used to help K-Street corporatist puppet Thad Cochran win the Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff last week, the Magnolia State’s other GOP senator has a different reaction.

It turns out Sen. Roger Wicker finds this whole potential voter-fraud thing funny.

When it questioned Wicker about the raging controversy in his own backyard, The Associated Press said Wicker “responded with a laugh.” Apparently in the GOP establishment’s world, betrayal is a real knee-slapper.

I’m sure the majority of Mississippi Republicans who voted for challenger Chris McDaniel and had their primary stolen from them think this is funnier than a trip to the local Chuckle Hut. “Hey, Roger! Why not throw in a ‘let them eat cake’ while you’re condescendingly at it as well?”

And the elites wonder why the tea party wants to storm the Bastille.

Perhaps this political party is a joke after all, and the joke is on those of us who still believe there’s actually any substantive difference between ruling class Democrats and ruling class Republicans. Former Reagan White House political director Jeffrey Lord told me recently the late Barry Goldwater used to refer to the GOP establishment as “dime store Republicans” because the only difference they offered voters was big government on a cheaper and more efficient scale.

Wicker actually had the chutzpah to describe the Cochran campaign’s Obama/Alinsky race-baiting tactics — which I documented here last week — as “broadening the base.” So now finding at least 1,000 potential cases of voter fraud in one county is “broadening the base.” Maybe we finally know now why the GOP establishment wants amnesty so badly — to “broaden the base.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Wicker (MS) - 54% (Average) - 46% (Heritage) - 68% (CFG) - 60% (ACU) - 41% (FreedomWorks)
1 posted on 06/30/2014 9:30:48 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
K-Street corporatist puppet

What does that mean?

We already know Cochran is (in my opinion) a cockroach, but what does "K-Street" mean and what is a "corporatist puppet?"

2 posted on 06/30/2014 9:33:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

K Street is the street in Washington DC where all the lobbyists are apparently. a corporatist puppet is apparently someone whose strings are pulled by those on K Street, i.e. the lobbyists.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: WKB; paintriot; Lil Flower; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Sigh. Wicker.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 9:36:42 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706

I see it as shorthand for Fascist. Big Government working with Big Business to destroy the middle class.

I see the Republicans as the enemy. They are every bit as Liberal as the Democrats and they are blocking any hope of a return to limited government.


5 posted on 06/30/2014 9:38:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: cotton1706

Mississippi appears to be “target rich” in the war we are fighting.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 9:38:55 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: cotton1706

Okay. Thanks.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 9:39:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cotton1706

If there were no corporate income taxes, there would be wouldn’t be much of a need for K Street to begin with.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: cotton1706

Same rating as thud. He’s gotta go.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 9:40:27 AM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: cotton1706

When does Wicker come up for re-election?


10 posted on 06/30/2014 9:42:03 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: cotton1706

Ahem. So, Roger, just for the hell of it, how would DemorcRATS say blacks have done in Mississippi since you became a Senator?


11 posted on 06/30/2014 9:43:48 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Perhaps this political party is a joke after all, and the joke is on those of us who still believe there’s actually any substantive difference between ruling class Democrats and ruling class Republicans.

Good article

12 posted on 06/30/2014 9:44:04 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: cotton1706

When is Wicker up for re-election?


13 posted on 06/30/2014 9:46:18 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KansasGirl; Texas Eagle

Alas, Wicker is not up until 2018.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 9:52:45 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: lonevoice
Perhaps this political party is a joke after all, and the joke is on those of us who still believe there’s actually any substantive difference between ruling class Democrats and ruling class Republicans.

I've been saying this for a while now.
There's absolutely no reason whatsoever to accept the old any Republican is better than a Democrat argument.

15 posted on 06/30/2014 9:55:56 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Black Agnes

They are just begging to remain in the minority. I wonder if that’s their purpose, so they can get amnesty while pointing at the rats and conservatives as the fault of it. But I also wonder what they think that will do for them, other than cheap labor. Maybe that’s all they care about.


16 posted on 06/30/2014 9:59:26 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Texas Eagle

Maybe they can offer their votes to Wicker in exchange for him planting his foot on the necks of everyone else too.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 10:00:35 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: KansasGirl

2018, unfortunately, I called his office last week and he is proud of his support for cochran and the RNSC’s monetary support for cochran and proud of cochran’s victory. I wonder how many of these new voters they reached out for will ever vote for cochran or wicker in a general election? They traded a probable wicker primary vote and definite general election vote for a one-time primary vote for cochran. I will not vote for cochran or wicker ever again for anything, primary or general election.


18 posted on 06/30/2014 10:15:37 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

and these ratings are pretty lenient too


19 posted on 06/30/2014 10:26:34 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Texas Eagle

He was just reelected, so 2018.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 10:38:21 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
And the elites wonder why the tea party wants to storm the Bastille.

We're not going to storm the Bastille. The GOPe wants to be left alone, to govern as they see fit, so we are going to grant them their wish. We will simply avoid casting any ballot with their names on it, so they can't be tainted by any association with us... :)

21 posted on 06/30/2014 10:52:31 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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