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Barbourís Mississippi Mud
The National Review ^ | July 21, 2014 | Quin Hillyer

Posted on 07/21/2014 2:30:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The Republican National Committee should censure the committeeman from Mississippi, Henry Barbour, and perhaps request (although not demand) his resignation from the RNC. Barbour’s apparent involvement with nakedly race-baiting ads and robocalls during the GOP senatorial primary runoff in his state, and his prevarications afterwards both in public and in e-mails to other committee members, merit an official public shaming.

To be clear about exactly what in Barbour’s conduct does and doesn’t deserve a rebuke, and to take care of some housekeeping with regard to journalistic ethics, please forgive a bit of personal backstory.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barbour; cochran; dirtypolitics; gop; gope; mcdaniel; mississippimud

1 posted on 07/21/2014 2:30:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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And easier link to avoid all the site “noise” at NRO.

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/383222/print


2 posted on 07/21/2014 2:32:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Barbour is a liar. That simple.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 3:06:13 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s all commg from his uncle Haley. Boot him as well.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 3:13:01 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I am not convinced Cochran can win in November. Conservatives feel so alienated the stench might be more than holding their nose can cover. Additionally, if Cochran doesn’t debate his dimocrat opponent the issue of his dementia will be raised. Of course, if he does debate his dementia will be on very public display. Yep, Barbour might very well have cost the republicans a safe seat.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 3:37:19 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I will go one step further. For Mitch McConnell and the other RINOs who gave many thousands of dollars to smear myself and others supporting McDaniel as “racist,” we MUST encourage active voting against these disgusting examples of human flesh. This includes directly funding their Democratic challengers.

While I understand the desire by some to “speak silently” by simply staying home to not vote for their RINO representative, or, simply vote third party for that particular race, these ‘absent’ votes do half the damage to the offender than does an actual vote for their competitor.

Votes, as well as direct funding of their Democrat challengers, will take this fight to their throats, where it belongs.

CM


6 posted on 07/21/2014 3:42:09 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Josa

Only to point this out...but six years ago...Cochran was already showing some signs of slowness and dementia. They had five years to think about this and find another candidate that could be run at the state-level. They refused to consider the idea.

The only two scenarios being played out? Either Cochran is supposed to lose against the Democrat (with this mess orchestrated), or Cochran is supposed to walk in...pretend to be a Senator for twelve months....then allow the Governor to pick someone (himself maybe) to replace Cochran as he retires.

Tate Reeves is the Lt-Governor, and mostly an unknown guy except he’s been a budget and resources guy in politics for the past ten years. I doubt if more than ten percent of Miss residents know the guy’s name and background. Maybe Governor Bryant goes onto DC, and Reeves serves out the governor’s spot until elections in November of 2016. It’s hard to imagine this whole thing orchestrated....just to ensure each guy gets a little bump up because they are mostly unknown at the state level.

I do believe you are right though...Cochran is too “lost” and won’t be able to debate. He’ll just run on ad’s and maybe three speeches.

For most residents of the state....it all smells bad. You might want to have an independent to vote for...but it’d just screw up the November election and end up with twenty-five percent of the public voting for the 3rd guy, and the Republican/Democrat parties splitting 75-percent of the vote. Another election, and then you get stuck having to vote Democrat...just to send Cochran home (a pretty lousy situation to be in).


7 posted on 07/21/2014 3:48:01 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The just punishment will be the defeat of Cochran. Maybe then they will realize that what they did was wrong.

HIT THEM WHERE IT HURTS.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 3:52:54 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Where is the legal action against the election results? I thought that the McDaniel's campaign had more than enough proof of voter fraud and illegal voting to win a new election.

Any news?

9 posted on 07/21/2014 3:58:00 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A good man,attorney Mark Mayfield, committed suicide during this fiasco. It’ was all created to save GBR/haley barbour and his high end lobbying firm with multinational clients. Barbour basically owns Mississippi.He has the gov.in his pocket, Cochran, you name it he even has a lackey to take Cochran's place when he retires in a few years.
Mayfield paid with his life for ostensibly taking part in a video of Cochran's wife who has been in a rest home for years with Alzheimer's.
Fifty links later I am still not convinced Mayfield took part in this juvenile stunt.Evidently, neither is Jonathan Turley.

http://jonathanturley.org/2014/06/28/mississippi-tea-party-attorney-commits-suicide/

10 posted on 07/21/2014 4:17:47 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepI guess it does public:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When is it going to sink in? THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DOES NOT WANT CONSERVATIVES.

It is true that the cure (losing the Senate) may be worse than the medicine(revolt at the polls). It may also be the end of one-party rule.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 4:40:54 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thanks for posting a link to the print version. Those always have much less noise and load quickly.

Pardon my correction:

What a bunch of slimes. WE will prevail 'cause we're the good guys.
12 posted on 07/21/2014 4:52:43 AM PDT by upchuck (Peace in the Middle East? Only after Jesus returns. All else is hot air and violence.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does anyone know how to PING Mssissippi?


13 posted on 07/21/2014 7:42:29 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Vaquero

henry and austin just doing what uncle haley tells them.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 7:45:59 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: pepsionice; ConservativeMind

I cannot vote for a democrat and will not vote for Cochran. I will “write in” McDaniel. tate reeves lies and thinks we’re (Conservatives) are stupid so he’ll probably get the nod. I believe the plan this year was for thad to retire and his replacement would go into the primary as the incumbent which would give him an advantage but thad waited too long and Senator McDaniel announced early and started rising in the polls and then it was too late. So TPTB “the powers that be” in Mississippi pulled out all stops to protect one of haley’s two personally owned Senate seats in Mississippi that apparently are nothing more than a subsidiary of the BGR lobbying firm.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 8:06:56 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: upchuck

“hang their heads in shame”

“Shame”, is that a town in South Mississippi?


16 posted on 07/21/2014 8:10:10 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: USS Alaska

They have 10 more days to file. I believe they have enough evidence now but they keep gathering more. You can never have enough guns or too much ammunition.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 8:14:01 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; All

I cannot vote for a democrat and will not vote for Cochran. I will “write in” McDaniel.
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Unless Chris mounts a write-in campaign that will have the votes “counted” then that is a waste of time; you may as well just stay home. That will do nothing but help Cochran. If you want to punish Cochran and the entire GOPe, then vote for the Democrat and hand Cochran a severe defeat. The Dem, Travis Childers, is a Conservative Democrat. He is Pro-Life and Pro-Second Amendment. If all of Chris’ supporters voted for Childers, plus 100,000 Mississippi Democrats, you put a knife in the heart of Cochcran, the Barbours and the GOPe.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 8:20:54 AM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has k-ept me from going insane.)
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To: duffee

I’ll ping them duffee.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 8:37:15 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: WKB; duffee; paintriot; Lil Flower; Malichi; WXRGina; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

MISSISSIPPI Ping!!!


20 posted on 07/21/2014 8:39:18 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Bump.

Maybe the name Barbour needs to be associated with Mississippi Mud

I initially was wrong in connecting Senator Thad Cochran with the non-sense, but it was his campaign that was part of this. He should have condemned it.

However, both Henry and Haley Barbour should be condemned from what has happened, and maybe even Austin Barbour.

This could cost the GOP chances to re-take the Senate, and they had better be aware that many Republicans and Independents may view the GOP-e as no different than the Democratic party...

21 posted on 07/21/2014 9:31:59 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: duffee

Thanks duffee.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 9:51:45 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: houeto; All

Did you notice that it’s not until more than halfway through the article that the author mentions that the Barbour in question is “Henry.”...Guess they’re all the same...LOL


23 posted on 07/21/2014 10:13:58 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: NTHockey

When is it going to sink in? THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DOES NOT WANT CONSERVATIVES.


That is not true. Yes some in the Party do not but others do.

Well, I am a conservative and I do not want RINOs in the party. But that does not mean I will leave the GOP or vote for RATS. I am going to fight and kick the RINOs out of the party and make it the conservative party.


24 posted on 07/21/2014 11:31:52 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: ConservativeMind
"For Mitch McConnell and the other RINOs who gave many thousands of dollars to smear myself and others supporting McDaniel as “racist,”"

Millions.

25 posted on 07/21/2014 12:45:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Din Maker

“Unless Chris mounts a write-in campaign that will have the votes “counted” then that is a waste of time; you may as well just stay home.”

I have hopes of a new primary in September. I would hope a “write in” effort would be a coordinated effort IF it becomes necessary. I will NOT vote for Cochran and for me to not vote or vote for a democrat is not an option. It is my time and I would not consider it a waste if I determine it’s what I should do.


26 posted on 07/21/2014 2:55:10 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: fifedom

With all due respect, that is a fool’s errand. The battle of Conservatives vs. RINOs has been going on for the better part of my life, with only the RATs benefiting.

The RINOs have made it perfectly clear: GIVE US YOUR MONEY. GIVE US YOUR VOTES. WORK FOR US. THEN, SHUT UP AND SIT IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM.


27 posted on 07/21/2014 2:57:42 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: duffee

This race is not over. McDaniel has funding and could get a some serious traction.


28 posted on 07/21/2014 6:33:47 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepI guess it does public:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: fifedom

Exactly if we want to be a majority party we need political strategy and soon. We keep getting beat up by the left and act as if it came out of the blue. None of it does. Its all well planned.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 6:36:55 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepI guess it does public:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

McDaniel has funding and could get a some serious traction.

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That said how do you see McDaniel being a factor in the
fall election if he’s not on the ballot?


30 posted on 07/21/2014 6:42:18 PM PDT by deport
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