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The Barbour Machine’s Mississippi Ad War
National Review ^ | July 18, 2014 | Eliana Johnson

Posted on 07/18/2014 8:56:47 AM PDT by C19fan

Even in the bitterly fought primary battle between Mississippi senator Thad Cochran and his challenger, state senator Chris McDaniel, some of the radio ads that aired against McDaniel were considered especially incendiary. One charged that a McDaniel victory would set back “race relationships between blacks and whites and other ethnic groups.” Another warned that his campaign was part of an attempt to “roll back the hand of time.”

The political-action committee that aired the ads raised eyebrows from the outset.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: barbour; cochran; race
If I lived in MS I would vote for the Democratic Senate candidate in November. The GOPe needs to be taught a hard lesson. If they do not they will play the same race baiting playbook again and again.
1 posted on 07/18/2014 8:56:47 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Vote out the RINOs!


2 posted on 07/18/2014 8:58:30 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: El Zoro
They tried to vote out the RINO but got screwed by the establishment.

I wouldn't vote for the Democrat; however there's no way I would vote for Thad in the general. I'd vote for the Libertarian or write in McDaniel's name if I lived in MS.

6 posted on 07/18/2014 9:05:43 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: C19fan

The GOP-e has soiled the party nest big-time with this odious stunt.

It remains to be seen whether the Republican rank-and-file will let them get away with it.


7 posted on 07/18/2014 9:06:37 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: C19fan

Couldn’t agree more.

Until we teach them a severe lesson, we will only be made to believe we have any real power while not actually having any. And, no, one or two nice District Primary wins is not power.


8 posted on 07/18/2014 9:08:57 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: El Zoro

The “difference” between Reid and McConnell is the speed at which they are destroying us with overspending and higher debt, the style of Obamacare we will have etc. etc.

Ben Carson did a phone message recently saying O-Care needs to be “replaced” which is code for Romneycare.....


9 posted on 07/18/2014 9:20:35 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: C19fan

The GOPe is perfectly fine handing the RAT b@st@rds a seat. Don’t play that game!


10 posted on 07/18/2014 9:22:03 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: RIghtwardHo; C19fan

Voting for a democrat is almost always a bad idea. Don’t do it, vote third party (in that slot) instead.


11 posted on 07/18/2014 9:22:13 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: C19fan
Hailey Barbour is loyal only to himself and the insiders from the beltway. While he leads people to believe he is working for right side politics he's working to put hundreds of millions into the hands of Terry McAuliffe for a green car scam that spits the money out the back side and makes them both richer.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 9:24:45 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: C19fan
The GOPe needs to be taught a hard lesson. If they do not they will play the same race baiting playbook again and again.

They can't do this in states that have closed primaries. Mississippi should adopt that system.

13 posted on 07/18/2014 9:24:56 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: C19fan

I do live in Miss. and Thad can go pee up a rope this Fall.
Forget vote fraud, forget race-baiting ads, forget Cochran’s refusal to debate McDaniel (if in fact he’s still capable of cogent thought). The Republican primary was so Republicans could choose their representative in the November elections. The operative word here is “Republicans”. After he trailed McDaniel June 3 he begged the state Democrats to save his political butt. God only know what deal he cut to get their support, but get it he did. His democrat allies came to his rescue, and it is to them he now owes much.
Bottom line-our “Republican” candidate was chosen by Democrats with the blessings of the RNC. If it had been Republicans alone making the choice McDaniel would’ve won. Period. The actions of Cochran and the RNC make a mockery of the word “representative”, and I will NOT go along with this blatant theft. As for those who think this is sour grapes just remember, if the poker game is crooked, it doesn’t matter if there’s no other game in town, you get out of it. And that’s just what I’m doing this Fall...


14 posted on 07/18/2014 9:26:44 AM PDT by Exeter (Thad Cochran, at 78 Mississippi's newest Democrat Senator...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

and the TEA party types that did win their primaries will see their campaigns sabotaged by their own party


15 posted on 07/18/2014 9:27:38 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Mississippi Senate Candidates, General Election November

Thad Cochran
Travis Childers
Shawn O’Hara (Reform Party)


16 posted on 07/18/2014 9:28:20 AM PDT by deport
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To: C19fan; WKB; paintriot; Lil Flower; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

MS Ping


17 posted on 07/18/2014 9:43:48 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: El Zoro

Kamikazi’s only get one chance El Zoro...*s*


18 posted on 07/18/2014 9:56:04 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: deport

If McDaniel fails to get justice on this, he should endorse and work for Shawn O’Hara. Wouldn’t it be something if all the conservatives that voted for McDaniel turn and vote for the Reform Party and defeat Cochran?


19 posted on 07/18/2014 10:15:58 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Reform Party is H. Ross Perot: I don’t think we need that. MS gave H. Ross Perot one of his worst showings.


20 posted on 07/18/2014 10:36:05 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Theodore R.

Do you not think that a Perot man would be better than a Democrat?


21 posted on 07/18/2014 10:40:22 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: C19fan

I live in Mississippi, I will NOT vote for a democrat, I will not vote for thad cochran. I will write in Chris McDaniel. The “write in” will count only as a No vote. I may not support ANY Republican in Mississippi for any office in the future that doesn’t repudiate the actions of the cochran campaign, the barbours and the NRSC. henry barbour should be booted from the Republican State and National Committee positions and Joe Nosef should be replaced as the Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party as he appears to be a shill for the barbours and is doing nothing and has done nothing to unify the party since he’s held the position.


22 posted on 07/18/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You’re right, this is on the shoulders of the rinos from Mississippi and Washington and they can’t be rewarded. Conservatives have to take a stand somewhere. It’s one thing to support the primary winning rino, as I’ve done for years, when they’ve won. It’s an entirely different situation when them stolen it and denigrated and crapped on their Conservative base and them expect them to fall in line so they can do it again.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 11:02:07 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Mr. Barbour is going to find out many conservatives will remember his thuggery come election time!


24 posted on 07/18/2014 11:03:52 AM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: C19fan

ACE: There’s more in the article, including Barbour’s statement — essentially “You’re damn right I did and I’d do it again.”


25 posted on 07/18/2014 11:51:03 AM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: WVNan
If the events stay status quo I suspect many O'Hara will be the benefactor of many votes.
The thing that I've found in looking at MS vote totals for the last two senate elections
is that the general vote count about doubles the primary vote totals. Where all these
other voters come from I don't know except that lot of people don't vote in primaries.
26 posted on 07/18/2014 12:54:38 PM PDT by deport
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To: roses of sharon
ACE: There’s more in the article, including Barbour’s statement — essentially “You’re damn right I did and I’d do it again.”

Look at his expression in the article's photo. It screams "What'chyoo gonna do 'bout it, boy?"


27 posted on 07/18/2014 1:04:35 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: deport

The last time Cochran ran had Obama on the top of the ticket, which explains why each side came out IMO


28 posted on 07/18/2014 1:51:58 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Sybeck1

What is your explaination for the turnout in 2012?


29 posted on 07/18/2014 3:23:27 PM PDT by deport
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To: Sybeck1

What is your explaination for the turnout in 2012?


30 posted on 07/18/2014 3:27:20 PM PDT by deport
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To: C19fan

OMG...

here we go again...

allow me to explain and provide math data...

if you vote for the pub, he wins, and you have a guilty consience..

if you vote for the rat, he wins, and you have a guilty consience..

if you vote independent, or third party, the rat or the pub may win, but your conseince is clear...

and the protest vote will be recognized and noted by both parties...

it does not get any clearer than that..

if you would vote for the rat instead of third party, then you are a closet socialist, period...

get the hell off of this site, and proceed directly to DU


31 posted on 07/18/2014 4:08:47 PM PDT by joe fonebone (a socialist is just a juvenile communist)
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To: WVNan
Do you not think that a Perot man would be better than a Democrat?

Possibly but not my much

32 posted on 07/18/2014 5:25:09 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: C19fan; Jim Robinson
I just saw this on Twitter: Retweeted by Charles C. Johnson #Dude! Aaron Batten™ ‏@dmbatten2 · 49s BOOM! RT @ChuckCJohnson: Report from multiple sources in the know: Cochran is looking for a graceful way to step aside for McDaniel. #mssen
33 posted on 07/19/2014 7:10:28 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("The Border Is On Fire & Washington Is Sending Us Gasoline" AZ Ranchers John Ladd & Fred Davis 7/14)
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