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  • Trump’s Super Tuesday victories don’t mean GOP consensus

    03/02/2016 8:44:49 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    PBS ^ | March 2, 2016
    GWEN IFILL: Over or not, the battle within the GOP is threatening to split the party in two. We get views from the pro-Trump and the stop-Trump wings of the party. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach endorsed Trump this week, and strategist Henry Barbour is Mississippi’s Republican National Committeeman. He is backing Marco Rubio. Gentlemen, thank you for joining us. So, starting with you, Henry Barbour, what is Donald Trump’s success, his electoral successes in the past few weeks, what is It doing to or for the party?
  • Tripwire Alert–Understanding Why Mitt Romney is Making Ridiculous Claims...(Truncated Title)

    02/24/2016 7:32:11 PM PST · by Bratch · 35 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 24, 2016 | sundance
    Tripwire Alert – Understanding Why Mitt Romney is Making Ridiculous Claims About Donald Trump’s Taxes…. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going “full Mississippi” with claims about Donald Trump’s taxes.  It doesn’t matter that there is no basis for the ridiculous assertions – the truth and/or facts are not what matters when you go “full Mississippi”…. it’s a strategy! The absolute worst thing Donald Trump could do is to respond to it.  Responding to the provocation is exactly what they want.  Dismiss it like you would swat an annoying gnat. Mitt Romney – “The reason that I think there’s a bombshell in there is because...
  • The Repubs Who Fought Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, Tried to Use Mike Huckabee Against Ted Cruz

    01/26/2016 5:23:55 PM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    theresurgent ^ | January 26, 2016, 03:00pm | By Erick Erickson |
    The Republicans Who Fought Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, Tried to Use Mike Huckabee Against Ted Cruz This is a fascinating article that shows just how much contempt for Ted Cruz the Republican Establishment has. They absolutely hate the guy.In fact, Henry Barbour, who helped scuttle conservatives in Mississippi in the race between Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran, tried to raise money for a Mike Huckabee supporting super PAC for the sole purpose of attacking Ted Cruz. Mr. Barbour was so exasperated by the intra-establishment combat that this month he sought to raise money for the super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee...
  • 4 NYC college football players rob bus driver in Jersey City, cops say

    11/11/2015 4:27:15 PM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    Four freshman football players at a New York City college were arrested this week after robbing a bus driver in Jersey City's Journal Square last month, Port Authority police said. Alanta Barbour, 18, Albert Chisley, 19, Harvey Ray Robinson, 19, and Keonte Yorkshire, 18, were arrested Monday and charged with robbery in connection with the Oct. 15 incident in Journal Square, Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. The four men -- who are all members of the Globe Institute of Technology football team -- live in the same apartment on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, according to police
  • Rick Perry Hires Another Barbour for Presidential Campaign (March 2015

    06/07/2015 6:06:24 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 19 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | 3/2/15 | Ryan S. Walters
    In an article out today in the New York Times, as well as the Clarion Ledger, it has been announced that Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, has hired yet another Barbour for his presidential campaign. Austin Barbour, the brother of Henry Barbour, has been tapped by Perry to run his Super PAC. Unfortunately, this is not Perry’s first Barbour hire. As was reported back in September, Perry hired Henry Barbour to advise him on his campaign for the White House. And judging from the Barbour Brothers’ conduct in the Cochran/McDaniel race, specifically the despicable actions they took last...
  • A look at House candidates(13 run in MS01)

    04/24/2015 2:21:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    desototimes.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | ROBERT LEE LONG
    A baker's dozen — twelve plus one — is the number of candidates seeking to fill the seat of the late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee who died of brain cancer in February. The special election to fill Nunnelee's seat is May 12, less than a month away and the jockeying has begun to court votes in DeSoto County, Mississippi's fastest growing county and a population that makes up nearly one-fourth or 23 percent of all voters in the First Congressional District. The list of candidates, in alphabetical order, is as follows: Boyce Adams, Sam Adcock, Nancy Collins, Edward Holliday, Starner...
  • We now know why Thad Cochran did not sign the Senate letter to Iran and it’s not good

    03/12/2015 5:17:11 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 29 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | 3/12/15 | Ryan S. Walters
    GOP power broker Haley Barbour’s lobby shop, BGR Group, represents a Russian bank that has financed a company that helped build Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, according to corporate documents and lobbying disclosure records. The bank is owned by a secretive oligarch, Mikhail Fridman, who has met at least twice with White House officials in the last few years, according to visitor logs.
  • Rick Perry Hires Another Barbour for Presidential Campaign

    03/02/2015 7:54:10 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 28 replies
    In an article out today in the New York Times, as well as the Clarion Ledger, it has been announced that Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, has hired yet another Barbour for his campaign. Austin Barbour, the brother of Henry Barbour, has been tapped by Perry to run his Super PAC. Unfortunately, this is not Perry’s first Barbour hire.
  • Two St. Louis Republicans Battle To Lead Missouri Party (Priebus promised revenge on Tea Party)

    01/09/2015 1:35:41 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Despite all the gains that Missouri Republicans made in last fall’s balloting, the state party appears headed for a showdown shortly over who should be its leader heading into the crucial 2016 elections. Two St. Louisans – incumbent state GOP chairman Ed Martin and former party executive director John Hancock – are competing in an election to determine who gets Martin's job. Ed Martin in 2010 at his election watch party when he ran unsuccessfully for Congress Ed Martin in 2010 at his election watch party when he ran unsuccessfully for Congress. The current GOP executive director, Matt Wills, confirmed...
  • Hey, the Gang’s All Here: Fox News Image Captures Big Flaw In Our System (Barbour with Boehner)

    12/24/2014 2:38:56 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Check out this image from Fox News this past Sunday. Who do you see following close behind Speaker Boehner and Senator McConnell? That’s right, Ole Haley Barbour is not far behind. A man whose dishonest dealings in the Mississippi US Senate race, along with his corrupt cronies, still have access to the highest levels of our governmen
  • Trent Lott on Chris McDaniel: He would have “been nothing but a troublemaker”(with Ted Cruz)

    12/05/2014 7:11:55 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 51 replies
    In Mississippi, Lott said, GOP leaders are working to repair damage from GOP Sen. Thad Cochran's bruising re-election race against Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel, a tea party favorite who lost to Cochran in a GOP primary runoff. (SNIP) Lott said McDaniel "would have come up here and teamed up with Ted Cruz and been nothing but a troublemaker. We didn't need that.'' Cruz, a senator from Texas and a hero to the tea party, was a driving force behind the October 2013 government shutdown.
  • BOBBY HARRISON: Tea Party possibilities weigh on 2015 races

    11/08/2014 3:29:51 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    djournal.com ^ | BOBBY HARRISON
    Unless the Better Schools, Better Jobs folks badly miscounted the number of signatures they gathered, their initiative to require eventual full funding of the Mississippi Adequate Education program will be on the ballot in November 2015. The Adequate Education Program, of course, is the funding formula that determines the amount of money each local school district is supposed to get from the state to support basic operations, such as salaries and maintenance. The poorer the school district, the larger its percentage of state funds is. The Better Schools, Better Jobs group was formed because since it was fully enacted in...
  • The Hypocrisy Astounds in MSGOP Facebook Post

    10/03/2014 11:25:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Just when you thought the Mississippi Republican Party could not get any more hypocritical than they already are, they surprise us again! The Mississippi GOP, in a posting on Facebook, attacked Travis Childers and Rickey Cole for taking a page from the liberal playbook – the class card. President Obama knew “hope” and “change” would not “win him a second term, so he used class envy to play on the worst instincts of his voters.” So now Childers and Cole are doing likewise, they tell us. Democrats “love playing the ‘rich versus poor’ game. That’s a great political tactic, but...
  • Travis Childers (D) pledges allegiance to SPLC designated hate group(SPLC to advise Thad campaign?)

    10/03/2014 10:43:46 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    U.S. Senate candidate Travis Childers made a naked play pandering for Chris McDaniel voters Thursday by signing the same FAIR anti-amnesty pledge as the Republican state senator. Childers is hoping the news overshadows the fact that the liberal noose of the Democrat Party remains securely tightened around his neck. Rabid McDaniel voters seized on the news, sending a tingle down their legs. Some attempted to make the leap that somehow it showed that Childers is more conservative than Thad Cochran, the Republican nominee, as if this one bit of news alone gave them the reason they needed to crossover.
  • exclusive -- cochran's democrat opponent travis childers takes hardcore anti-amnesty pledge

    10/02/2014 12:44:55 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 89 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Oct 1, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Mississippi Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Travis Childers today became the first Democrat to sign an anti-amnesty pledge from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a unexpected and extraordinary play that could significantly change the dynamics of his campaign against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS).
  • Fighting ISIS

    09/24/2014 10:48:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    America faces many threats in the world, and none more serious than ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Last week, Senator Thad Cochran stated, "We live in a volatile and dangerous world. The barbaric actions of Islamic State are abhorrent to us, and our nation must act with resolve to protect both the innocent and our security interests." Senator Cochran serves as the Vice Chairman of the subcommittee that oversees defense spending. He knows a strong American military is key to not only the security of the American people, but peace and stability around the world.
  • Journalist Rick Shaftan on Focal Point: GOP Establishment Panicked, Broke the Law in Mississippi

    07/31/2014 1:40:36 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mississippi Conservative Daily
    RNC Rules: No. 11(B) – Candidate Support According to the public letter from leading conservatives to RNC Chair Reince Priebus, the nefarious tactics of the Barbour/Cochran machine against Chris McDaniel is likely in violation of the RNC’s own rules, adopted in 2012, specifically rule 11(B). In their letter they wrote that the rule “makes clear the Committee’s belief that Republican nomination contests should be decided by the votes of Republicans – and which goes so far as to declare that the Republican National Committee shall not recognize as the nominee of the Republican Party any nominee whose nomination results from...
  • RNC to Discuss Mississippi Radio Ads - Members only discussion set for Chicago meeting

    07/29/2014 5:26:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 29, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Republican National Committee will take up the explosive subject of the race-card playing radio ads in the Mississippi Senate GOP run-off election between Senator Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. The RNC is scheduled to hold its summer meeting in Chicago August 6-9 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The discussion, according to an RNC source, will occur on the morning of August 7 — behind closed doors — at the “Members Only” breakfast that runs between 8:00-9:30. There is no word whether RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, under pressure to investigate the ads, will then comment...
  • Mississippi governor refuses to house illegal immigrants

    07/24/2014 8:04:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    WREG ^ | Dennis Turner
    The flood of children coming into the U.S. in the last several months is making national headlines. Nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children entered the U.S. illegally in the past year, most of them from Central America. Several states remain under consideration to house many of them, including Mississippi. (SNIP) He wrote President Obama about it, and explained “We simply do not have the resources, the location in which to house children who come here and do not speak our language, have no relatives in Mississippi.” Congressman Bennie Thompson also wrote the president, saying Bryant doesn’t speak for all Mississippians.
  • Barbour’s Mississippi Mud

    07/21/2014 2:30:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 21, 2014 | Quin Hillyer
    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.