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Tea Party Favorites Find That Losing Only Widens Their Reach
The New York Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Steinhauer

Posted on 07/03/2014 6:38:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mississippi Tea Party dreams were extirpated last week when State Senator Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary bid to unseat Senator Thad Cochran. Yet if some of Mr. McDaniel’s most outspoken contemporaries are any guide, he may actually have greater political influence as a loser.

Mr. McDaniel made clear this week that he was not giving up the fight, dashing off fund-raising emails declaring Mississippi’s Republican Senate runoff “a sham, plain and simple,” and offering rewards to individuals who “provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud.”

“Thanks to illegal voting from liberal Democrats, my opponent stole last week’s runoff election,” he wrote.

He was playing to type. Many of the Tea Party movement’s most resonant — or at least loudest — voices these days were themselves Election Day losers who have packed up their ideas about government and elections along with their campaign signs and headed to outside groups, radio programs or their own living rooms in an effort to influence campaigns, often making heaps of trouble for their own party.

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The mother of this strategy is Sarah Palin, the failed vice-presidential candidate who jettisoned her job as governor of Alaska in favor of a personal bully pulpit and a political action committee to support conservatives candidates, who largely covet her nod....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Mississippi; US: Nebraska; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bensasse; cochran; gop; joniernst; mcdaniel; mississippi; palin; republicans; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
How can Sarah Palin "go away" when they mention her in every third article they write? Do they get paid bonuses for bringing her name up? Hardly anything else would explain it, except that they still fear her for some reason.
1 posted on 07/03/2014 6:38:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I will only become more powerful.

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2 posted on 07/03/2014 6:40:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The mother of this strategy is Sarah Palin, the failed vice-presidential candidate who jettisoned her job as governor of Alaska in favor of a personal bully pulpit and a political action committee to support conservatives candidates, who largely covet her nod....

The unintended consequences of a vicious smear campaign, which you would understand Jennifer if you had two brain cells to rub together.

3 posted on 07/03/2014 6:42:25 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here it starts. The nyt leading the charge for a dimoKKKRAT senate seat in Mississippi. They may well succeed after the fiasco by the GOPe.


4 posted on 07/03/2014 6:43:12 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Living rent-free in their heads. Sara’s got a lovely split-level, just down the street from Rush’s log cabin.


5 posted on 07/03/2014 6:43:34 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hardly anything else would explain it, except that they still fear her for some reason.

Of course they do. They fear her passion. That's the same reason that they fear the Tea Party. It's the reason they fear Jim Robinson. It's the reason they fear Free Republic. It's because we really, really believe in what we are fighting for.

It's why they much prefer their gentlemanly association with the GOPe. Now those guys know their place. It's called second place.

6 posted on 07/03/2014 6:43:58 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
often making heaps of trouble for their own party.

The Republican Party is not my own party.

7 posted on 07/03/2014 6:44:21 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
headed to outside groups, radio programs or their own living rooms in an effort to influence campaigns, often making heaps of trouble for their own party.

THEIR OWN PARTY….?

REALLY…?

8 posted on 07/03/2014 6:44:49 PM PDT by gaijin
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9 posted on 07/03/2014 6:46:11 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: InterceptPoint

10 posted on 07/03/2014 6:46:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If it gets up the Old Gray Whore’s nose, it must be good.


11 posted on 07/03/2014 6:47:47 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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12 posted on 07/03/2014 6:47:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
The unintended consequences of a vicious smear campaign, which you would understand Jennifer if you had two brain cells to rub together.

None of the news media narratives make reference to the most explosive aspect of Cochran's campaign - the smear campaign trolling for black crossover votes.

And so of course they will be taken off guard by the ultimate tea party reaction - again.

13 posted on 07/03/2014 6:48:32 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It appears Conservatives are doing something good since our detractors are whining that we won’t shut up.


14 posted on 07/03/2014 6:48:34 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: COBOL2Java

True. But don’t give the NY Slime credit for anything, they do not deserve it, ever.


15 posted on 07/03/2014 6:49:27 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jennifer Steinhauer, Hideosity

She's probably got a nasal voice too


16 posted on 07/03/2014 6:50:58 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Extirpated”? .... The NYT is having another of their fantasies or wet-dreams. They are becoming more and more detached from reality as they become more and more financially insolvent.

Looking forward to their going under.


17 posted on 07/03/2014 6:55:58 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Regulator

That’s a Babs Streisand schnozz.


18 posted on 07/03/2014 6:57:29 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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19 posted on 07/03/2014 6:59:06 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Regulator

Steinhauer = rock breaker


20 posted on 07/03/2014 6:59:12 PM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The RINO party really can't afford having McDaniels rooting around in their dirty laundry. If they don't force Cochran out soon, no telling how many RINO operatives might wind up in the slammer.
21 posted on 07/03/2014 7:07:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McD should run as an Independent in Nov.

In 2008 (with Obama on the ballot and a black Democrat on the ticket), the Rat lost by 280,000 votes against Cochran.

In 2014 with Obama NOT on the ballot, and Cochran a Rat in RINO clothing, McD could pull off a victory.


22 posted on 07/03/2014 7:08:43 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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He cannot do that, that door closed in January. And he cannot do a write-in campaign as that doesn’t work in Mississippi except in very narrow circumstances. His only option now is to get Thad Cochran kicked off as the Republican nominee due to fraud.


23 posted on 07/03/2014 7:11:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dang. What a bummer!


24 posted on 07/03/2014 7:15:08 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA

Chris McDaniel Offers $15,000 Reward for Voter Fraud Evidence
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3175628/posts


25 posted on 07/03/2014 7:17:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
...heaps of trouble for their own party.

That jumped out at me, too. GOPe and TP are MILES apart on most issues and virtual enemies on many. Jennifer is terribly ignorant of basic facts. But libs never let reality intrude in their little worlds.

26 posted on 07/03/2014 8:23:26 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“...heaps of trouble for their own party.”
“That jumped out at me, too. GOPe and TP are MILES apart on most issues and virtual enemies on many.”

Interesting how the Dems don’t differentiate. They view the RINOs and the TeaParty as the same party and a single enemy, yet the RINOs view the TeaParty as their only enemy and the Dems as their partners.


27 posted on 07/03/2014 8:39:01 PM PDT by Shugee
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They are the same party.

The TEApartiers just haven’t kicked out all the RINOs yet.


28 posted on 07/03/2014 8:47:19 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; paintriot; Lil Flower; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

Ping


29 posted on 07/04/2014 2:33:13 AM PDT by WKB
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To: gasport

“Steinhauer - rock breaker”

When I taught intro courses on campus, if I found a name like that in the lecture I would say something like, “stein - something to hold beer, hauer - modern form of haver, so the name means someone who has a beer mug,” deadpan with a straight face. Good students would take notes, bad students never listened anyway.


30 posted on 07/04/2014 4:58:11 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

To the left, the GOPe and the tea party are Vichy and the resistance, respectively. They have to crush the resistance first, then replace today’s Petains with themselves.


31 posted on 07/04/2014 5:05:02 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t help myself, had to have it, Stole it quicker than the rinos stolt my vote in the Mississippi runoff.


32 posted on 07/04/2014 7:15:51 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: duffee

stolt = stole, although I have heard it pronounced that way. I’ve been using Mrs. duffee’s laptop and got used to spelt chek.


33 posted on 07/04/2014 7:20:57 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McDaniel is not a "loser"! He's fighting the good legal fight and not abandoning constitutional conservatives. This was the ptb "hail Mary" panic after losing to Brat. They've shown there are no holds barred in their lust to keep power.

The Republican Party is OVER if they keep power. The nation will splinter (probably sooner rather than later) and some regions will emerge....smarter, more successful, more independent and more conservative than what DC has done to the nation!

34 posted on 07/04/2014 7:28:22 AM PDT by grania
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I’ve been using Mrs. duffee’s laptop

Didjoo jes borry it or daid you stolt it dis time?

35 posted on 07/04/2014 7:41:57 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jennifer Steinhauer: “Sarah Palin .... Meow, Hiss, Hiss”


36 posted on 07/04/2014 9:37:50 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He was playing to type.

He was speaking truth to power.

37 posted on 07/04/2014 9:39:13 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
nyt's left-wing propaganda.

"extirpated" indeed!

38 posted on 07/04/2014 3:10:10 PM PDT by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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