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Donor Controversy Hits Mississippi Conservatives
The American Spectator ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 07/03/2014 5:14:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

As the curtain is pulled up on all the shenanigans involved in one way or another with last week’s Mississippi GOP Senate primary, the cast of characters amazes.

At the story’s center is a group calling itself Mississippi Conservatives. The group is on the receiving end of furious charges of race-baiting and racism that have smeared not only Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel but the larger GOP and the GOP Establishment that participated in the smear. We’ve been through the names of contributors over there at the Federal Election Commission, and looked into some of those involved.

The still unfolding story involves everyone from a contributor to President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden to former Vice President Al Gore and Democrat Senators that are being targeted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the 2014 elections.

Also involved? Two-co-authors of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus’s “autopsy report” — aka the Growth and Opportunity Project — that made much of outreach to African-Americans. One of them an RNC member, the other a former top aide to Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

Let’s start there with the autopsy report authors.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2014; barbour; cochran; mcdaniel; racism
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1 posted on 07/03/2014 5:14:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: WKB; paintriot; Lil Flower; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Ping.


2 posted on 07/03/2014 5:16:05 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bump


3 posted on 07/03/2014 5:16:35 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Black Agnes
FYI....Daily Caller has the full 7 minute audio of the Thad conference call here

Didn't see it posted on FR..

4 posted on 07/03/2014 5:24:28 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The heat is on.


5 posted on 07/03/2014 5:24:56 AM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Man what a pile of dung. I’ll bet no one involved ever, ever, thought they’d be caught.

This all is no surprise to any of us, but at the same time it’s a bit shocking, and pleasing, to actually see names attached.


6 posted on 07/03/2014 5:25:58 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (TRICKLE DOWN TYRANNY is trickling down from President Obama to his minions)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bump to expose ongoing disgusting behavior.


7 posted on 07/03/2014 5:26:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
We've always known that Karl Rove was a problem and now we know that a lot of his money comes from democrat supporters trying to sabotage republicans. Good job Karl, you're a real piece of work.

All of these people are dirty and I hope they are tarred and feathered and run out of town.

8 posted on 07/03/2014 5:28:07 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I've been over to the Mississippi Conservatives website. Nothing but McDaniel-bashing.
9 posted on 07/03/2014 5:31:02 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
My, my, my.

The plot....she thickens! LOL!

Followed a link from the article concerning another 'player' in this mess. Mitzi Bickers.

And, apparently, for Thad Cochran. Federal Election Commission reports indicate that the Mississippi Conservatives PAC paid The Bickers Group $25,000 last week for “GOTV phone services” — even though, according to the Georgia secretary of state’s website, The Bickers Group dissolved in September 2012.

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Kinda makes you go hmmm....

10 posted on 07/03/2014 5:32:26 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All he has to do is change is party affiliation to “Democrat” and the news media will forget this ever happened.


11 posted on 07/03/2014 5:34:57 AM PDT by Pecos (Kakocracy - killing the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: All

Who are all these “altruistic” Black men who rushed to the polls to save Cochran’s sorry *** ?


12 posted on 07/03/2014 5:38:39 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In it’s base for, what this makes crystal clear is that this was entirely a Karl Rove and Haley Barbour operation. They slimmed us with the most ugly racist ads and robocalls. They deliberately set out to exploit the caricature of “racist Republicans”, i. e., Conservatives.

I believe Rove and Barbour saw this Mississippi race as the firewall wherein they had to pull out all the stops, after the Cantor loss, to halt the advance of the Tea Party.

Of course they never fight this hard or this dirty against any Democrat in a General election. They HATE the Conservative base, they long to reach across the aisle and be bipartisan in any General election.


13 posted on 07/03/2014 5:39:42 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Man what a pile of dung. I’ll bet no one involved ever, ever, thought they’d be caught....

Dung being the operative word - and now that it [claims of racism] has hit the fan, Democrats are laughing their asses off as its flung wide and far. Looks like the GOP-e will have to chalk the long term effects of this up as collateral damage.

14 posted on 07/03/2014 5:43:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Obadiah

Haley Barbour, Karl Rove, and the woman that used to work for Jeb, of course.

If anyone thinks we can ever work with the RNC, they need to read this article front to back.


15 posted on 07/03/2014 5:50:30 AM PDT by jean michael
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Fascinating report. I was amazed at how many donors, not only to the “Mississppi Conservatives” group but to the RNCC etc., also contribute to the Dems or to individual Dem Senators. And we’re talking big donations, not $25 here and there.

I suppose there’s a strategy there, but it’s hard to see what it is.


16 posted on 07/03/2014 5:51:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

The really big ones donate to both sides. It’s a protection racket, insurance money, whatever you want to call it. Cost of doing business, buying a seat at the table. It doesn’t matter which party wins, either way, these players want to be in a position to call in their chit.


17 posted on 07/03/2014 5:54:42 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I have always been a loyal Republican Party backer, and have unlike some of the Republican haters here always thought that the Party has to be something of a Reagan era-like broad tent to win elections, but I find this whole episode utterly appalling. In an environment where we have a Marxist in the White House and the left wing propaganda media slandering Republicans as racists every single day, how can the party establishment think it can be a good idea to participate in this kind of vile slander. Color as edging to the Tea Party side here.


18 posted on 07/03/2014 6:11:18 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: McGavin999; Cincinatus' Wife
Good job Karl, you're a real piece of work.

I would be more "polite" saying "piece of shit"!

When seeing this partly laundry list of donors, tells how rotten politics really is!!

It is NOT "We the people" it's "We the greedy politicians," makes you sick!!!

19 posted on 07/03/2014 6:16:53 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: livius

“I suppose there’s a strategy there, but it’s hard to see what it is.”

It isn’t hard to see at all. America has turned into Rome.


20 posted on 07/03/2014 6:31:33 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Once a politician has determined to do anything to keep his seat, he no longer deserves it.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

I think about how the GOP-e leadership on the Hill has blasted Tea Party conservatives and the “up-start” “meddling” “outside” “fringe” groups that support them.

Makes you think real hard about who you contribute to - when you read Jeffrey Lord’s list - contributors who give with ease to both the GOP-e and the Dems.

I have to conclude that the “outside” groups don’t want their donations going into a GOP-e/Dem political slush fund, but rather to support true Tea Party conservatives.

It also makes me think real hard about why elected Republicans refuse to campaign against an incumbent in the primary - it would seem that the GOP-e doesn’t want to dip into that slush fund, if they don’t have to.


21 posted on 07/03/2014 6:32:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Black Agnes

Just wait till names from Team Romney show up. And they will. I wonder what the excuses will be then. I wonder how many will finally admit that The GOP is no less evil than the Democrats.

And I wonder how many people regardless will continue excusing the GOP when all the evidence shows they are working against the right wing of their own party and no one else.


22 posted on 07/03/2014 6:33:02 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Unam Sanctam

Your Post #18 was spot-on.

I feel the same way as you.


23 posted on 07/03/2014 6:36:55 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

a back of envelope says these biz people who need crony deals from government gave 325,000 to this one PAC. Not much when you think of all that was spent in MS but if 20,000 was used for the anti-republican ads and mailing then they sure are shady folks for being true conservatives


24 posted on 07/03/2014 6:41:55 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Makes one want to think about that C-spire(Cellular South)
telephone in one’s hand. The Creekmores own C-Spire.
25 posted on 07/03/2014 6:44:14 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: Cboldt

Yes, that’s true. Donations are basically insurance. Just shows you what’s important in politics.


26 posted on 07/03/2014 6:47:20 AM PDT by livius
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To: Unam Sanctam
I have always been a loyal Republican Party backer, and have unlike some of the Republican haters here always thought that the Party has to be something of a Reagan era-like broad tent to win elections ...

The Reagan era broad tent was the direct result of having an eloquent, principled conservative at the helm. This broad tent occurred because Republican voters ignored the rhetoric of the establishment Republicans, which claimed that crazy and out-of-the-mainstream conservatives were unelectable.

It is, and always has been, the establishment, "moderate", Republicans which make the tent small. They are anathema to both independents and blue collar Democrats, unlike principled conservatives like Reagan.

Establishment Republicans couldn't care less about being the dominant party. Their only concern is to be the dominant player in the Republican party, so that they can maintain their power. They are willing to tolerate conservatives, so long as conservatives provide nothing more than votes. But any strong conservative leaders have to be crushed, mercilessly, since they threaten the establishment's grip on power.

You want a big tent? The first step, and mandatory prerequisite, for that is the defeat of establishment Republicans, from the Senate, all the way down the ticket.
27 posted on 07/03/2014 6:53:22 AM PDT by jjsheridan5 (Remember Mississippi -- voting for a RINO anywhere == support for liberalism)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Another thing that's appalling is the names they've given some of these groups. A lot of people donating to these groups think conservative means constitutional conservative "tea party" candidates.

The only answer is to donate to individual candidates, using recommendations of groups as guidance but doing ones own research.

The one group I do trust is NumbersUSA. They're one-issue EVerify and stopping illegals from getting to and being in the US. I suspect their 100% rating to Brat has more to do with his victory than the ptb want to admit.

28 posted on 07/03/2014 6:54:25 AM PDT by grania
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To: livius

Sanderson, Mississippi’s “chicken man” gave $100K twice. As far as I can tell his one issue is “AMNESTY”. He’d rather complete the countries transformation into a 3rd world country so he can still hire cheap labor that will work in what he and haley barbour describe as substandard and horrible working conditions than to modernize and employ robotics.


29 posted on 07/03/2014 7:05:59 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Unam Sanctam

“Color as edging to the Tea Party side here.”

The “TEA PARTY” doesn’t really exist, it’s the people on the Conservative side of the Republican Party that realize their party is excluding them and in an effort to replace them with those who are more “progressive”. I don’t believe they actually want to take the WH, congress or senate, they seem to relish in being the second party and Conservatives are not content with this.


30 posted on 07/03/2014 7:21:27 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It looks like the article has been pulled. Do you have another link??


31 posted on 07/03/2014 7:48:03 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The page referenced at The American Spectator does not exist!


32 posted on 07/03/2014 7:54:58 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: HOYA97; Red_Devil 232

How about that, it’s been pulled.


33 posted on 07/03/2014 8:02:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When the dust finally settles, regardless of who gets sworn in as the senator in January the Mississippi GOP establishment have ripped the Republican party in that state to shreds. I cannot see how this rift will ever be repaired and the civil war will continue until one side finishes off the other.


34 posted on 07/03/2014 8:06:02 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This looks to be it:

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


35 posted on 07/03/2014 8:19:51 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When I looked it had been pulled. Anyone got another way to view it?


36 posted on 07/03/2014 8:30:11 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

c 35. For now.


37 posted on 07/03/2014 8:31:23 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: duffee

I bought some Sandersons Farms boneless chicken breasts earlier this week and they were nasty. Blood, guts, globs of fat and cut bone bits tucked up under the beauty side. My first and last purchase from them.


38 posted on 07/03/2014 8:32:53 AM PDT by jean michael
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To: Black Agnes

I am having a problem reading this thing, appears English is his second language.


39 posted on 07/03/2014 8:33:38 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

PAGE NOT FOUND..!!!


40 posted on 07/03/2014 8:35:27 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Black Agnes

What’s with the HORRIBLE writing in this article??


41 posted on 07/03/2014 8:43:27 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Black Agnes

Thank you! I guess American Spectator decided to remove it ???

So now what? All those who commented at American Specter need to go to Mississippi News to comment again?

So be it. Have at it!


42 posted on 07/03/2014 8:45:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
You're right. Making it readable would require a couple of hours of editing. Maybe that's why the Spectator pulled it.
43 posted on 07/03/2014 8:49:04 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Unam Sanctam

Reagan’s big tent was an invitation to follow a real leader. Today’s big tent is the driver’s seat as long as you’re heading left


44 posted on 07/03/2014 8:49:07 AM PDT by MortMan (All those in favor of gun control raise both hands!)
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To: Black Agnes

It’s all jumbled up at that other source.

We need to contact J. Lord and ask what gives.

“Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan. He writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com.

http://spectator.org/bios/jeffrey-lord


45 posted on 07/03/2014 8:49:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: libstripper

It was not like that when I read it in The American Spectator. Really!


46 posted on 07/03/2014 8:51:48 AM PDT by jean michael
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To: Balding_Eagle

I always keep saying that there is big, big positive of the times we live in. Because of the instant communications, we know that this is going on. If this were happening before the internet ever came into existence Cochran would have won and that would be the end of it. What is helping McDaniel tremendously is the internet which creates public opinion.


47 posted on 07/03/2014 8:57:59 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: libstripper

It was perfectly legible this morning.

As you can tell by all the comments until it was pulled.


48 posted on 07/03/2014 8:59:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: libstripper

It didn’t read like that in the spectator. I saved the text of the spectator article.


49 posted on 07/03/2014 8:59:42 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: jean michael
Article must’ve been hacked. That's why they pulled it. It is unreadable now.
50 posted on 07/03/2014 9:12:02 AM PDT by Malichi (!)
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