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Chris McDaniel Confirms the Worst GOP Stereotypes [BARF]
The Daily Beast ^ | July 8, 2014 | by Stuart Stevens

Posted on 07/08/2014 5:57:21 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

How an obscure Mississippi state senator became the poster boy for all that’s wrong with the right.

There was a conservative NRA- and Right To Life-endorsed candidate in the Mississippi race, one who opposed Ronald Reagan’s 1986 amnesty for illegal immigrants, as well as any similar efforts by President Bush and Obama. Unlike his opponent, he was a veteran who fought the Obama administration’s cuts to the military, including plans to reduce the Navy to a dangerously low level of ships.

He had a history of reducing spending when he was chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He had co-sponsored anti-Obamacare legislation with Senator Ted Cruz. When his home state last had a liberal Democrat as governor, he worked hard to defeat that governor while his opponent voted in the Democratic primary.

That conservative would be Thad Cochran, whom I walked neighborhoods for years ago, and had the privilege to advise closely in this last election.

Chris McDaniel is now saying the “election was stolen” without providing a shred of evidence. It’s an extraordinarily irresponsible statement by an elected official. On Monday, his lawyer, who was last seen losing to Haley Barbour in a run for governor by almost 60 points, made allegations of voter fraud, again without evidence. This is exactly the sort of “throw it up against the wall and see what sticks” legal approach we Republicans ridiculed Al Gore for in the Florida recount.

Let’s hope any conservative enchantment with loss fades and is replaced with a new passion for governing. And to govern, as many have observed, you must win. So let’s embrace a conservatism that is happy about winning, not angry about losing.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: gope; remembermississippi; rino
Stuart Stevens was the chief strategist for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. He is the author of five books, and his articles on politics and sports have been published in The New York Times, Esquire, Outside, The Washington Post, and others. He has also written extensively for television including the Emmy Award–winning series Northern Exposure, Commander in Chief, and HBO’s K Street.
1 posted on 07/08/2014 5:57:21 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the left loves Cochran so much, then he is definitely on the wrong side.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 5:59:44 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Stuart Stevens - That’s all ya need to know!


3 posted on 07/08/2014 5:59:56 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Stevens is a democrat posing as a republican. And not a very good one either.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 6:00:29 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
That conservative would be Thad Cochran, whom I walked neighborhoods for years ago, and had the privilege to advise closely in this last election.

And you, his close advisor ( who may well have more clout than the advisor to a senator with complete use of his faculties), chose the Daily Beast to get his message out.
5 posted on 07/08/2014 6:04:27 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

People who get shalacked in elections they should have won should step off the stage and STFU.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 6:06:21 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ronald Reagan opposed Ronald Reagan’s 1986 amnesty for illegal immigrants


7 posted on 07/08/2014 6:07:06 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"the “election was stolen” without providing a shred of evidence"

In liberal communist speak, when one says there is not a shred of evidence or a smidgen of evidence, it means the evidence is overwhelming...deny, deny, deny.

8 posted on 07/08/2014 6:10:09 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Benedict Arnold was Washington’s best general, a brave and proven leader and the hero of Fort Ticonderoga and Saratoga. But none of that mattered when Arnold became a traitor and sided with the British against his fellow Americans. Two centuries later, the name Benedict Arnold is still despised by Americans and British alike. Thad Cochran has sided with Democrats and big government RINOs against the heart and soul of the Republican Party. Damn him.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 6:12:11 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine

10 posted on 07/08/2014 6:37:48 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: ilgipper

People who get shalacked in elections they should have won should step off the stage and STFU.

....which is what senile, cheatin’ Thad should have done when shalacked in the first round...

jus’ sayin’
ymmv


11 posted on 07/08/2014 6:38:57 AM PDT by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Stevens apparently doesn’t believe that criminal corruption, indifference to ordinary voters, and a cozy relationship with the Democrat machine should be of any concern to Republicans. Cochran is bought and paid for and votes the way his well heeled handlers want him to vote. What more could you want?

This senile old fart is as good as it gets in Stuart Stevens, a man in line to be Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee who will do whatever the establishment wants. Republicans in Mississippi need to put a stop to the corruption and throw Cochran out of office.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 6:40:04 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: WKB; paintriot; Lil Flower; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Ping


13 posted on 07/08/2014 7:32:16 AM PDT by WKB
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This was the architect of the theft trying to divert us


14 posted on 07/08/2014 8:01:58 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As Rush always says you can always tell who the Uniparty fears by whom they attack. I don’t remember the last time the Uniparty media wing attacked Susan Collins or Lindsey Graham.


15 posted on 07/08/2014 10:10:56 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Chris McDaniel is now saying the “election was stolen” without providing a shred of evidence. It’s an extraordinarily irresponsible statement by an elected official.”

“Shred of evidence”? Legal or not, it’s unquestioned that the Democrat voters whose help Cochran begged after the first primary were his margin of victory. Why didn’t he ask for their help the first time, or was he so desperate after McDaniel’s win that political survival trumped whatever party loyalty he still possessed? How can he now say he’s the choice of Republican voters when it’s the Dem voters who thwarted the will of his own party?
And as far as that “extraordinarily irresponsible statement by an elected official” charge, what do you call someone who created those incredibly offensive robo-calls accusing McDaniel and his supporters of racism, of blocking black voters, turning back the clock, etc.? And now how can he turn to those very people he slandered and say “join us” without sounding like the ethically-challenged political hack he has in fact become?
Thanks to the willing participation of Cochran Republicans have no choice this November. McDaniel should stay home and let Thad get his victory from his Democrat supporters. After all, he owes them so much now...


16 posted on 07/08/2014 11:03:45 AM PDT by Exeter (Thad Cochran, at 78 Mississippi's newest Democrat Senator...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NRA endorsements aren’t worth much today. Here is where the NRA endorsed Harry Reid:

http://www.examiner.com/article/why-does-the-nra-support-harry-reid

“We stole this election fair and square, now move on and quit your whining” (according to the republican establishment)


17 posted on 07/08/2014 12:15:18 PM PDT by A. Patriot ("I'm not a Republican, I'm a Conservative.")
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To: WKB

Thank you for the ping!

Seeing Stuart Stevens posting his criticism of McDaniels at the Daily Beast just shows how the two parties have become so intertwined.

Long live the TEA Party people!

May we always scare them into revealing themselves!


18 posted on 07/08/2014 11:37:56 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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19 posted on 07/13/2014 8:58:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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