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A Senator Wins a Race He Mulled Not Running [Cochran, MS]
NYT ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Ashley Parker

Posted on 07/02/2014 7:21:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

JACKSON, Miss. — The question seemed to tug at Senator Thad Cochran throughout his bumpy re-election campaign in Mississippi: Why, after a long, distinguished career — 42 years in Congress, including six terms in the Senate — was he seeking a seventh term?

By all accounts, Mr. Cochran had needed to be talked into running. He told one national publication that he had planned to retire, and another that the first thing he wanted to do after Election Day was take a nap.

And while the snowy-haired, 76-year-old Republican tried to hush whispers that he was not quite as sharp as he had once been, he occasionally gave the impression that he would have been almost as happy sitting on his front porch, sipping sweet tea, as he was campaigning.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: barbour; candidatebuying; cochran; cochranrico; corruption; electionfraud; electionfraudrico; fraud; gope; goprico; mississippi; votebuying
Nothing but a senile puppet for the corrupt Barbour GOPe/RINO political machine.
1 posted on 07/02/2014 7:21:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands; BuckeyeTexan; Syncro; onyx; Viennacon

Cochran would be the best senator Barbour’s corrupt GOPe/RINO machine can buy.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 7:24:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Seems the “establishment” (Rove, etc.) did NOT like his opponent. Term Limits!!!


3 posted on 07/02/2014 7:25:11 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Jim Robinson

He hasn’t won yet, NYSlimes...


4 posted on 07/02/2014 7:25:24 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Jim Robinson

He’s starting to sound like McCain 08 and Romney 12. He really doesn’t even want to win. Geeesh!


5 posted on 07/02/2014 7:27:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Standard political theater.


6 posted on 07/02/2014 7:27:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Viennacon

Exactly.

He actually lost it by about 8-9% of the Republican vote, which he made up for by paying of Rats.


7 posted on 07/02/2014 7:27:49 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Jim Robinson

As I recall, he was going to call it quits until the RINOs needed him to stay and save the seat from the ‘Tea Party’. He’s a puppet.


8 posted on 07/02/2014 7:27:51 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Jim Robinson

Second!


9 posted on 07/02/2014 7:31:16 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead---MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Red Steel

Yup!


10 posted on 07/02/2014 7:32:11 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead---MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Jim Robinson

The taint of his final campaign will be what he is remembered for.


11 posted on 07/02/2014 7:33:08 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Viennacon

There was another post on here tonight about the lack of outrage over the IRS “crashed drives’ drivel.

Well this is no better. These people don’t mention the 4,900 double votes already found. They don’t even nod at the vote-buying, at the GOPe blocking McDaniel’s team from looking at logs.

I have to say I’m stunned, that they can all ignore blatant voter fraud, a stolen election, and post their stupid “Cochran winner” stories. Is there any hope if ‘journalists’ keep ignoring the news and reporting their feelings?


12 posted on 07/02/2014 7:36:05 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Jim Robinson; WKB; paintriot; Lil Flower; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; ...

Mississippi ping


13 posted on 07/02/2014 7:36:19 PM PDT by WKB
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To: Jim Robinson

76 years old and a too long of a career in DC. Retire already old man and enjoy your latter years whatever is left.
Damn Senators ultimate goal is to exit dead in the casket.
By letting fat tasbard Haley Baboon manipulate him he’s either got some early dementia or experiencing elder abuse from selfish cretins.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 7:39:33 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tryranny)
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To: Jim Robinson

what’s the going rate and how many black democRATS do you have to pay in Mississippi to help you “mull” something ?


15 posted on 07/02/2014 7:44:50 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Viennacon

I can’t bring myself to read The Slimes, but did this article even mention the vote buying or the plan to not check voter eligibility? Or the True the Vote lawsuit? Or any of these factual issues surrounding that run-off election?


16 posted on 07/02/2014 7:46:46 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Note to self : put this between arrow keys: img src=""/)
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To: Jim Robinson
Cochran would be the best senator Barbour’s corrupt GOPe/RINO machine can buy.

The sad part is he isn't. They could have let this slug retire and come up with a much better puppet that is actually awake and functional. They could have found one without a tract record so they could actually claim he was conservative. But they are just that arrogant and bereft of ideas, that they settled for this slug.

17 posted on 07/02/2014 7:51:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: tflabo

He isn’t going to retire until after he is elected and then Haley Barbour will appoint his successor.

That’s why Barbour is pulling out all the stops.


18 posted on 07/02/2014 7:51:28 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: butterdezillion
I can’t bring myself to read The Slimes, but did this article even mention the vote buying or the plan to not check voter eligibility? Or the True the Vote lawsuit? Or any of these factual issues surrounding that run-off election?

No, which is terrifying. So much "in your face, America" going on, missing hard drives/servers/clouds whatever it takes, media that refuses to print news they don't like thereby printing only pablum for the base, hundreds of thousands of immigrants crashing the border bringing disease, crime, and a burden we can't sustain. Heartbreaking.

19 posted on 07/02/2014 7:52:44 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Jim Robinson

By the way, I don’t even think Cochran is capable if mulling.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 7:53:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Kenny

This article is an attempt by the NYT to rehabilitate Cochran’s image.

Things must be pretty bad in Mississippi if the big town paper has to ride to Thad’s rescue.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 7:56:31 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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An ingratiating monograph for the ever distinguished, snowy-haired, tea-sipping carefree aristocrat...

The Left is depraved.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 7:57:15 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Arm_Bears

bump


23 posted on 07/02/2014 7:58:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Arm_Bears

It is an amazingly positive story for a “Republican.”

Tells you how much of a threat to the Rat/RINO uni-party the TEA party is.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 8:03:16 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Jim Robinson

“A Senator Wins a Race He Mulled Not Running [Cochran, MS]”

He hasn’t won anything...New York Slimes.


25 posted on 07/02/2014 8:04:58 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: butterdezillion

I read a couple of paragraphs, couldn’t stand anymore. The Slimes are noxious.


26 posted on 07/02/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Jim Robinson

a prop up push propaganda article.

goebles would be proud.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 8:07:00 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: P-Marlowe
He isn’t going to retire until after he is elected and then Haley Barbour will appoint his successor.

That’s why Barbour is pulling out all the stops.
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Thank you.

But it shouldn't take 18 posts for all you other smart guys here at FR or the NYT to explain why this 76 year old over the hill Democrat masquerading as a Republican decided not to retire. Haley Barbour wants to hand pick the next Mississippi senator.That's it. That's what this is all about.

28 posted on 07/02/2014 8:21:22 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: P-Marlowe

Bump.


29 posted on 07/02/2014 8:42:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Jim Robinson

He just wanted to retire and take a nap.

And I’ll bet he wasn’t the one that suggested the vote fraud either. I’ll bet the instructions came from someone close to McConnell and taken via Wicker’s office to the Barbour people.


30 posted on 07/02/2014 9:12:15 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Kenny

If this had been a Tea Party candidate that was involved in all this fraud, you can bet the NY Times would carry the story front page above the fold for weeks non-stop.


31 posted on 07/02/2014 9:16:12 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: InterceptPoint

And don’t forget McConnell. It was posted that McConnell directed more than $800,000+ to Cochran’s campaign for the runoff. He is in on it I am sure.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 9:18:21 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hostage

I think they are filing this one away. For now. If Cochran manages to survive the stench and corruption around this and make it to the general, then all these newsies that are quiet about the scandalous and unscrupulous nature of this primary election will be braying like jackals about how untrustworthy and slimy the GOP is. The attack dogs will be unleashed, and the NYT will likely lead the pack.

And untold numbers of the “racist” and “hooded KKK” Tea Partiers will just shrug their shoulders.


33 posted on 07/02/2014 9:42:53 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Red Steel

He’s there for twelve months, retire, and allow the governor to appoint himself as the next senator. As messy as this got....they’ve instead screwed up Republican attraction in Mississippi for a decade. You can put up a bogus ad now....two Republicans sitting in a pool-hall....talking up who they will bribe for votes, and everyone will get a bad taste in their mouth from it.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 10:05:21 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Jim Robinson

When is he going to concede to McDaniel, or does he have to get indicted first?


35 posted on 07/02/2014 10:33:14 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Jim Robinson

This whole debacle is getting funnier by the minute! If the NY Slimes are trying to save Cochroach, then the fraud/vote buying way worse than what we know.
I pray this is is huge kick in the ass for the GOPe.


36 posted on 07/02/2014 10:39:49 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: rainee

Can McDaniels get on the November Ballot?

I don’t think Republicans who voted for the Roach like the way he won, with paid Black Dems.

I bet a lot of them have buyers remorse. Hayley ought to go to jail for conspiracy to corrupt an election for a Federal office.

Remember Rob the former Gov. of Illinois.


37 posted on 07/02/2014 11:24:59 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Jim Robinson
Why, after a long, distinguished career — 42 years in Congress, including six terms in the Senate — was he seeking a seventh term?

Hubris?

He's addicted to the power & graft that comes with his pork handouts?

He's a dedicated self-servant?

Senile habituation?

Like Hillary, he's broke, not well off, and can't afford to be out of a job?

38 posted on 07/03/2014 1:03:28 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Jim Robinson

Once you get the power it’s hard to let go. All the parties, free dinners, free trips, free flights on private jets. John Glenn used to have a borrowed private yacht of his own to use at Catalina Island. Given him for his use by a grateful donor. Do you think he’s the only one?

Term limits are the only way.


39 posted on 07/03/2014 5:08:17 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Jim Robinson

By CHEATING, the GOP has
now made void the Election Fraud charge
that the GOP could have made against the DNC.

Just like ObamaCARE.

Just like non-citizens becoming POTUS.

Just like the Open border issue.

Just like the arming of al Qaeda.

Just like being HARD on corruption.

GOP = DNC = Death of Law and America


40 posted on 07/03/2014 5:12:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Jim Robinson

Levin has this linked to his FB..check it out

http://spectator.org/articles/59821/donor-controversy-hits-mississippi-conservatives


41 posted on 07/03/2014 7:17:01 AM PDT by MikeinMotley
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To: Jim Robinson

“76-year-old Republican tried to hush whispers that he was not quite as sharp as he had once been,”

thad didn’t try to hush the whispers, his staff, handlers and campaign did. During the primary he didn’t really make public appearances, speeches, debate or give interviews. After the primary his campaign may have decided this strategy had worked against him so in his first speech he talks about doing “indecent” things to animals and in his interview he says obamacare is good for the country and will not be repealed, his staff calls the reporter and says he was talking about the VA.


42 posted on 07/03/2014 7:47:32 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: butterdezillion

No mention of facts


43 posted on 07/03/2014 8:27:56 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (We are doomed if good men stand by and do nothing.)
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To: MikeinMotley

American Spectator has pulled that particular article.

I found a copy of it here, we’ll see how long it lasts:

http://www.msnewsfeed.com/clinton/donor-controversy-hits-mississippi-conservatives-by-jeffrey-lord/


44 posted on 07/03/2014 8:29:55 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

now that one is gone also! or at least on my end..wth is going on?

mim


45 posted on 07/03/2014 12:13:42 PM PDT by MikeinMotley
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To: Black Agnes

thank you BA!

mim


46 posted on 07/03/2014 7:17:38 PM PDT by MikeinMotley
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