Skip to comments.Mississippi Churning
Posted on 07/01/2014 5:07:08 PM PDT by don-o
On Monday night, Grant Sowell pulled into a Tupelo, Mississippi, Chick-fil-A and braced himself for the Tea Party meeting. Just four weeks earlier, Senate candidate Chris McDaniel had campaigned at this branch of the proudly Christian chicken-sandwich chain, promising shock waves through this country if conservatives helped him win.
McDaniel had forced a runoffshock waves rumbled as promisedbut in Round Two, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran beat him. The establishment succeeded in besting the Tea Party with crossover votes from Democrats.
Sowell, a pastor and businessman whod campaigned for McDaniel, was leading the first Tea Party meeting since that crushing loss. Typically, 20 or so activists showed up. Thirty showed up on Monday.
They were fired up, Sowell recalled. Its not just that we lost. Its how we lost. Outside of anything being illegal, it was just the fact that Chris got the most Republican votes, and the fact [the Cochran campaign] made Chris supporters appear to be racists. I hope, and a lot of people hope, there are legal challenges.
Legal challenges. Outside of Mississippi and outside of the conservative media, the elections on the books already. The consultants who bailed out Cochran, led by Mississippi native and Romney 2008 and 2012 veteran Stu Stevens, have taken victory laps and explained how a GOP candidate appealed to black Democrats. Should it come as any shock, asked Stevens, rhetorically, that on the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, African-Americans also wanted to participate in the electoral process? Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, about as far from a Tea Party meeting as the Voyager 2 probe, Hillary Clinton praised the major historical importance of Cochrans win.
But to McDaniel and the Tea Party, it feels like a historic fraud.
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
Stunningly objective article from Slate. Puts the Daily Caller shills to shame.
Good to see momentum is building! This needs to get before a judge and Thad Cochran needs to be disqualified
The GOP establishment may win but if they do it will be a classic pyrrhic victory. To save one superannuated RINO they may tick off so many conservatives elsewhere that it could cost them what look like a likely takeover of the Senate in November.
We know who let the dogs out.
They have 23 or 24 incumbent RINOs to protect in 2016.
So, if Republicans want blacks to vote for them all they have to do is to pay them? Dang, why didn’t they think of that before? And why not start paying all those undocumented Democrats to vote Republican. It’s all so simple now.
Are Mcdaniel’s people posting somewhere to keep supporters apprised of any updates?
Not that I know of. If they are, its limited to the Mississippi team helping them get ahold of the poll books. Wish Black Agnes could give us info.
They have screwed the pooch....with this MS move.
At least that guy mentions the racists slurs, most coverage (even on “our” side) is just ignoring it. Even though that is THE reason people are fuming.
McDaniel unveils strategy to seek another runoff against Sen. Cochran
It may work in the primary to pay a black Democrat $15 to vote for the more liberal Republican. In the general election the same person might be willing to accept the $15 but when he gets to the polling place he’ll vote for the Democrat. Of course that may not occur to the people who handed him the $15.
WW I started about the same date...with the assassination of the Archduke. It took a little while for things to get going..this sham in Mississippi may be as far reaching..
That’s the stupid conventional wisdom by the MSM..tryinbg to gin up hope after the Dems lose the Senate this November.....GOP has 24 seats up in 2016..but actually only a few are in trouble...and the Dems have about the same number at risk...and after 2 more years of Obama, Obama’s policies, and Obamacare..well...let’s say I’m not that worried..
Well, of course he will. But the ones who pay the $15 (GOP-e) could care less. All they want is to defeat the conservative. THAT IS THE GOAL. For them, RINO or Democommie in the general is an equal outcome.
Any conservative who doesn't yet understand this is a fool. And a tool.
Without Cochran and McConnell, can we still get the Senate. That is really important especially after yesterday when the liberals lost their minds and are going to use that to go to the ballot boxes in droves. We really need to get the Senate in 2015. The Supreme Court is extremely important.
A LOT is riding on the suit that True the Vote filed today. I wonder what the time frame will be on that.
There are some updates on Twitter.
I don’t know. What do you mean by “we”?
I have no confidence whatsoever that a GOP-e Senate is “good news” with regard to the Supreme Court.
I expect he'll grant the injunction..then I want to see Thad and Haley running to the appeals court to get it overturned..
Is Agnes part of their team?
Not sure, but she really knows what is going on with the Mississippi Tea Party. Great source
“We really need to get the Senate in 2015. The Supreme Court is extremely important.”
I would like to get the Senate as much as anybody, but let’s be realistic; GOP control of the Senate will not stop Obama from appointing an ultra-liberal to the SCOTUS. It may cause a rejection of his first choice so he has to come back with someone slightly less radical, but the difference will be minimal. As far as the SCOTUS is concerned, the only hope we have is that no conservative justices retire or die before 2017 and that we put a conservative in the White House.
Funny, I get more news about this from FR than local outlets.
BS, we do NOT want to reward McConnell’s and Cochran’s treachery and warring on conservatives with victories this November. I have STOPPED the practice of bending over and grabbing my ankles at the command of the despicable GOPe. We have bent over repeatedly and they are disrespecting and hating us the more we do so.
In four months, it will be our opportunity to send the GOPe a message they’ll understand. Let’s NOT reward McConnell and Cochran for their betrayal and mistreatment of conservatives. For THOSE TWO RINOs, let’s support and vote for their DemocRAT opponents and defeat our abusers. It’s not enough to simply not vote for them; it’s important to actually vote for their opponents.
I e-mailed the author after I read it and thanked him for his excellent and balanced article regarding such an emotionally charged issue.
You could always offer the voter more money, but then, if he’s dishonest enough to accept money to vote, he’s dishonest enough not to vote for who you paid him to vote.
McDaniel should not go for a run off. He won! Cochran should be kicked out of office.
This reminds me of the scene in GONE WITH THE WIND. “That’s right. We’re gonna’ give you 40 acres and a mule. We just want you to remember who your friends are.” or something like that.
Very well-written for a Slate article! No spin, just reporting.
May deserve it’s own thread if you so desire to post it.
“Irregularities in every county, so we’ve covered 38 counties now, said State
Senator Michael Watson. “We have what we think is evidence of roughly 3300 plus or
minus a few more irregularities in those counties. We’ve not yet touched the
Delta, we’ve not yet touched the absentee ballots.”
I will. Thanks for the tip
FOX is now on the hunt too
Ansley Earhardt was doing big story on hannity
Its getting traction on FOX ....a good thing
A decent article, but wow, did you try to read some of the comments? What a bunch of looney tunes...unreadable
If I were McDaniel I would have run ads along the lines of “why risk going to jail for an old white guy”
Then have the MS AG threaten everyone who crossed over be charged with voter fraud which carries jail time.
I don’t see your point on the supreme court here. The same bunch of senators who claim to be in the (R) opposition party, if elected and they do win the senate were in charge of the senate in the 1990’s when Clinton nominated a slew of liberal judges up and down the bench and they did nothing.
McStain has made it clear the president won elections and gets to put who he wants on the bench. These GOPE eunuchs will piss and moan and then vote to seat the communist nominees to the bench and tell the (R) voting sheep we tried but, but, but...