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Tea Party: Learn From Al Gore
Townhall ^ | July 9, 2014 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 07/09/2014 7:02:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Chris McDaniel, candidate for the U.S. Senate from Mississippi, lost the Republican runoff to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran last month, and now he is being led down a primrose path to political oblivion. McDaniel's passionate supporters think that a moment of crisis for the country is a good time to treat control of the Senate as if it's a prom queen election.

Hoping for yet a third primary vote, McDaniel's crew is going to prevent him from having any political career, ever again.

Observe that no one is asking Al Gore to run again, except maybe his cardiologist. Even in cases of actual vote fraud, history shows that the contesting politicians get branded as sore losers and destroy their political careers. Better to be magnanimous and live to fight another day.

Here are a few examples:

-- Richard Nixon had the 1960 presidential election stolen from him, when Chicago Mayor Richard Daley produced enough votes in Cook County to give Kennedy an 8,858-vote margin out of 4.7 million votes cast statewide. Nixon was publicly gracious, and eight years later he was elected president.

-- California Republican Bob Dornan had his 1996 congressional re-election stolen from him. The Los Angeles Times, the Fair Elections Group and the House of Representatives all found massive evidence of voter fraud involving illegal aliens and other ineligible voters. Dornan contested the election -- and it ended his career. In a matchup two years later against the vote fraud-beneficiary, Loretta Sanchez, Dornan lost.

-- In 2002, Republican John Thune had a U.S. Senate election in South Dakota openly stolen from him in his race against the Democratic incumbent, Tim Johnson.

Thune was ahead in the polls throughout election night and well into the morning. But, strangely, one county's votes had still not been reported as of 6 a.m. the following morning: Shannon County -- Indian country.

When these votes came in, Johnson leapfrogged to victory, with a miraculous (almost suspicious!) 92 percent of the vote in this one county. Just four years earlier, the other Democratic senator from South Dakota, Tom Daschle, had won "only" 80 percent of the vote there. In 2002, voter turnout across the state was up by 27 percent. In Shannon County, it was up by 89 percent.

It was perfectly obvious that Shannon County's votes had been held until Democrats knew exactly how many votes they needed to manufacture. Shannon County vote-counter speak with forked tongue, Kemosabe.

Nonetheless, Thune graciously conceded. Two years later, he beat Daschle, in a historic takedown of a Senate minority leader. He remains a U.S. senator to this day.

McDaniel's Sore Loser Brigade doesn't have half as strong a case as these guys did. In Dornan's case, it was worth the fight, inasmuch as he was running against a communist lunatic. In Mississippi, they're attempting to destroy a good Republican.

Cochran won the runoff by 7,667 votes, according to the certified vote count announced this week. McDaniel's partisans don't just have to prove that more than seven-thousand ineligible voters went to the polls, but also that they all voted for Cochran, not McDaniel. Good luck with that.

There's no reason to think that a majority of Mississippi Republicans didn't want Cochran as their nominee. A lot of them might not have bothered to vote in the first primary, on the assumption that the long-serving, popular incumbent was not at risk.

Moreover, it may not be his fault, but a lot of McDaniel's supporters looked like clowns and nuts -- such as on the night of the first primary, when some of his staff got themselves locked in the courthouse, where they had gone, in a paranoid frenzy, to "check the ballots."

Most appallingly, a McDaniel supporter, with the help of three others, was caught sneaking into Cochran's wife's nursing home to take photographs of the poor Alzheimer's-ridden woman. The ringleader of this cruelty-to-dementia-patients campaign has now committed suicide.

McDaniel's team complains about what Cochran's supporters said about its guy? Nothing compares to that ugly nursing home stunt.

But some McDaniel supporters can't think about anything but winning this one primary. They don't care that they're gambling with a Republican majority in the Senate -- or destroying McDaniel's future prospects. (Which could come soon -- Cochran isn't getting any younger.) As the nation goes up in smoke, they act as if the future of the country is nothing compared to their color war at summer camp.


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1 posted on 07/09/2014 7:02:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would bet Ann is ill with “Mad Cow Disease” of a human variety and it is progressing rapidly.

Sad to watch.

Maybe she picked it up when she was boinked by Bill Maher?


2 posted on 07/09/2014 7:06:37 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anyone who would accuse the rank and file of being racist and in the most derogatory terms is a traitor. It is our duty to eradicate them regardless of the consequences to the Senate Majority.

The RNC should have thought of that before they called us racists. It is THEY who put the Senate Majority at risk with their vile tactics.

3 posted on 07/09/2014 7:06:42 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: Ann Coulter

Shut up, Ann.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 7:17:51 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 07/09/2014 7:19:45 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Coulter has become an enemy of conservatism.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sad... just Sad...

This is why conservatives almost NEVER win... Because people supposedly on our side do the bidding for the enemy.

Why not just KEEP QUIET and let things play out through the legal challenges...

No... Open your mouth and give the other side ammunition to kill you with... fantastic...


7 posted on 07/09/2014 7:28:15 PM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Hostage

Ann is the freak show’s freak show.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 7:33:22 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: bfh333

You are SPOT on.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 7:35:25 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FUAC


10 posted on 07/09/2014 7:52:23 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poor Ann, she used to be relevant, but now she’s just pathetic. Ann, dear, go cheerlead for Christie and Romney.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 7:53:11 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Coulter reverting back to her Obama-Supporter/Anti-Birther nonsense...this time attacking someone who is exposing Vote Fraud


12 posted on 07/09/2014 8:09:08 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are many instances of fraudulent votes in MS. That's what the recount is going to see.

Even after the NY Times and the Washington Post spent months recounting the votes in FL, they found that Algore STILL lost.

It remains to be seen whether or not the fraudulent votes made the difference in the outcome of the MS election.

13 posted on 07/09/2014 8:13:42 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now I know that Ann is definitely a paid GOPe hack.

As someone who has lived in Florida many years, Nov. 2000 in particular, I can guarantee you that Algore was the recipient of massive fraud vote in South Florida. Just as Thad Cochran is the recipient of the massive fraud vote his organization and the GOPe bought and paid to get.

Where would we be now if George Bush had just given up and let Gore win. Corruption, where ever it raises its ugly head, needs to be utterly destroyed. If the GOPe really wanted to keep the Senate, they never would have pulled a filthy stunt like this.

This Mississippi mess has made the pretend conservatives really show their true colors. Makes it easy to see who never to trust again.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 8:23:48 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann’s column is delusional.

This primary result in Mississippi cannot stand. It undermines the GOP’s whole argument on voter fraud if the GOP establishment can commit voter fraud in a primary and get away with it. It’s outrageous.

As was playing the race card so flagrantly against a GOP primary opponent. Outrageous.

Boo, Ann.


15 posted on 07/09/2014 8:24:09 PM PDT by News Junkie ( Reason and Faith)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She sold her earlier books to conservatives to get her money & fame to get invited to all the right parties to be seen with all the right people. Now that she gets invited to all the right DC and NYC power parties and gets to socialize with all the power people she has no use for those she sold her earlier books to. She’s a GOP-E Apologist now and looking for another rung to climb up on the social/power elite ladder. Much like those we put into office sad to say.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 8:26:21 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right we should listen to you, Ann. Remember telling everyone this?

“Romney was not the problem”
November 21, 2012

There was a funny comment in there

Even newly elected Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas complained that Romney failed to get across that there are “two viewpoints and directions for the country” and that he erred by trying to “be a nice guy.” As Cruz said, “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama” in the third debate — proving once again that comedy is harder than it looks.


17 posted on 07/09/2014 8:34:17 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Waryone

Where would we be now if George Bush had just given up and let Gore win. Corruption, where ever it raises its ugly head, needs to be utterly destroyed. If the GOPe really wanted to keep the Senate, they never would have pulled a filthy stunt like this.


Excellent point! That should be thrown in Ann’s face.


18 posted on 07/09/2014 8:38:07 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
-- Richard Nixon had the 1960 presidential election stolen from him, when Chicago Mayor Richard Daley produced enough votes in Cook County to give Kennedy an 8,858-vote margin out of 4.7 million votes cast statewide. Nixon was publicly gracious, and eight years later he was elected president.

By implication, perpetuating the myth that because Nixon didn't win Illinois' electoral votes, he lost the presidential election. The truth is, that had Nixon won in Illinois, he still would have lost the national election.

19 posted on 07/09/2014 9:17:45 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 1 Cor. 13, V.36)
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To: Linda Frances

Coulter wants rules in a knife fight.

She’s being an idiot here.


20 posted on 07/09/2014 11:22:49 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When was the last time Ann Coulter was right about anything?

At this point, she should see if she could get a job at MSNBC....of course even they probably realize how irrelevant she has become.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 5:16:15 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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