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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.
  • The Barbour Machine’s Mississippi Ad War

    07/18/2014 8:56:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | July 18, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    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.
  • Cochran Gets Lost on Way to Senate Lunch (Went to Democrat Luncheon 'Accidentally') Read more:

    07/14/2014 2:22:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Cameron Joseph
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is back with his colleagues in Washington, D.C., after winning his hard-fought primary runoff — but he had a bit of trouble finding Senate Republicans' weekly luncheon on Tuesday. Cochran, while talking with The Hill, made a few wrong turns before accidentally ending up at Senate Democrats' luncheon. After exiting a Senate elevator on the wrong floor, Cochran and The Hill reboarded. He then found the right floor but turned away from the Senate GOP luncheon, a few yards from the elevator, to stroll in the opposite direction, arriving at the Democrats' weekly gathering a few...
  • Donor Controversies Hit ‘Mississippi Conservatives’

    07/08/2014 6:58:27 AM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The headline in the New York Times over the weekend was straightforward: “Unease in G.O.P. Over Mississippi Tea Party Anger”: The stormy aftermath of Mississippi’s Republican Senate runoff has sent Tea Party conservatives around the country to the ramparts, raising the prospect of a prolonged battle that holds the potential to depress conservative turnout in November in Mississippi — and possibly beyond. Well, there’s an understatement. Just last night Texas Senator Ted Cruz was on Mark Levin's show talking about “the D.C. machine” running “false attacks” that were “racially charged” and demanding that allegations of criminal conduct — one man...
  • Miss. GOP certifies Cochran victory over McDaniel

    07/07/2014 7:51:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Biloxi Sun-Herald / The Associated Press ^ | July 7, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus and Jeff Amy
    JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state's Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline. The result was wider than the 6,800-vote win counted by The Associated Press after the June election. Tallies usually change as county parties examine provisional ballots and finalize results....
  • McDaniel Soldiers On (Confident would turn up enough fraudulent ballots to swing the results)

    07/07/2014 2:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | July 7, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Down in Mississippi, Chris McDaniel is still fighting his race against Senator Thad Cochran. His lawyer, Mitchell Tyner, said Monday he was confident the campaign would turn up enough fraudulent ballots to swing the results of the election. Cochran won that race by approximately 6,700 votes and Tyner told reporters he “would be surprised if we don’t find 6,700″ bad ballots. Volunteers on Monday began reviewing all of the ballots cast in Mississippi’s runoff election in an effort, weeks after the the conclusion of the contentious race, to show that McDaniel is the legal victor. McDaniel has yet to concede...
  • Racists and Conspiracy Nuts Turn Cochran Call Into The Biggest Campaign [expletive]show of 2014

    07/03/2014 9:36:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 2, 2014 | Ben Jacobs
    A week after defeating Chris McDaniel, the Republican campaign opened a line to reporters. Then all hell broke loose.The Senate race in Mississippi is so strange that they can’t even get through a conference call without weirdness breaking out. After winning last week’s Republican runoff, the campaign of six-term incumbent Senator Thad Cochran held a conference call for national media on Wednesday to respond to allegations from defeated Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel that the election was somehow stolen. The call lasted about ten minutes before descending into absolute anarchy after a pro-McDaniel blogger obtained the dial-in information and posted...
  • Thad Cochran Conference Call Descends Into Chaos

    07/03/2014 9:12:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Roll Call's At The Races blog ^ | July 2, 2014 | Alexis Levinson and Colin Diersing
    A conference call held by Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign quickly devolved into chaos and ended Wednesday after one of the participants repeatedly asked racially charged questions. The call was held to address a lawsuit challenging the runoff results for the Republican nomination. Cochran defeated his primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, by 6,700 votes last week, but McDaniel has refused to concede and his supporters allege Cochran won with the help of illegal votes. The call was held for the national media who could not be at a news conference in Jackson. But 5 minutes after it started, there were...
  • RNC Statement on June Jobs Report

    07/03/2014 3:48:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on today’s jobs report: “We’re glad to see some Americans found work last month, but we can’t rest until jobs are easy to find. That’s why Republicans have passed dozens of jobs bills in the House of Representatives. Sadly, Democrats in Washington, DC, have other priorities. The most recent GDP numbers not only revealed that the economy slowed down in the first quarter; they also showed that Democrat policies are wrong for the economy. (SNIP) We need a Republican majority in the Senate so we can get job-creating legislation to the president’s...
  • FNC Report: Haley Barbour Tied to Race-Baiting, Anti-Tea Party Radio Ads in MS

    07/01/2014 9:34:43 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/2014 | Breitbart TV
    On Tuesday’s broadcast, Fox News's “Hannity,” network correspondent Ainsley Earhardt unveiled one of the attack radio spots that aired on stations around the state including WMGO. "If someone tells you that by voting today, you cannot vote in November - it’s just a Tea Party, bald-faced lie." Are you going to let the clock run out on today? By not voting, you are saying 'take away all of my government programs, such as food stamps, early breakfast and lunch programs, millions of dollars to our black universities.’ Everything we and our families depend on that comes from Washington will be...
  • Donor Controversy Hits Mississippi Conservatives

    07/03/2014 5:14:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    As the curtain is pulled up on all the shenanigans involved in one way or another with last week’s Mississippi GOP Senate primary, the cast of characters amazes. At the story’s center is a group calling itself Mississippi Conservatives. The group is on the receiving end of furious charges of race-baiting and racism that have smeared not only Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel but the larger GOP and the GOP Establishment that participated in the smear. We’ve been through the names of contributors over there at the Federal Election Commission, and looked into some of those involved. The still unfolding...
  • A Senator Wins a Race He Mulled Not Running [Cochran, MS]

    07/02/2014 7:21:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Ashley Parker
    JACKSON, Miss. — The question seemed to tug at Senator Thad Cochran throughout his bumpy re-election campaign in Mississippi: Why, after a long, distinguished career — 42 years in Congress, including six terms in the Senate — was he seeking a seventh term? By all accounts, Mr. Cochran had needed to be talked into running. He told one national publication that he had planned to retire, and another that the first thing he wanted to do after Election Day was take a nap. And while the snowy-haired, 76-year-old Republican tried to hush whispers that he was not quite as sharp...
  • FEC PROBES PRO-COCHRAN BARBOUR-RUN SUPER PAC

    07/02/2014 6:57:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC, called Mississippi Conservatives, to provide additional information about what the newspaper Roll Call said “appears to be campaign finance violations.” At issue are last-minute expenditures made by the PAC in the days before the initial June 3 primary. The FEC “Request for Additional Information” says the PAC does not appear to have disclosed some of its spending in a timely manner. The FEC notes in the letter sent to treasurer Brian Perry that failure to “adequately respond” by Aug. 1 “could result in an audit or enforcement action.”...
  • Mississippi Burning: 3300! Cochran to Resign? True The Vote Sues, Barbour Investigated, and More!

    07/02/2014 1:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    I lot has happened in the last 24 hours, more than I can keep up with, even after pulling an all-nighter! ****For starters, the McDaniel campaign has now identified 3300 illegal votes with only half of the counties canvased. It seems highly likely they may find enough invalidated votes to overturn the results of the election, especially if what has been said about absentee votes is true. Of course, McDaniel doesn’t actually need to find enough illegal votes to overturn the election, to prevail here. You see,they as backwards as Mississippi’s voting system seems to be, they actually have very...
  • That giant sucking sound: conservatives fleeing the GOP's "Big Tent"

    07/01/2014 11:46:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Bryan Fischer
    When even the Democrats admit the election was stolen, it's time for a re-do. Sen. Thad Cochran emerged from the June 24 GOP senate primary run-off election against state senator Chris McDaniel with a margin of victory of about 6700 votes. Haley Barbour's machine dangled enough money in front of enough Democrats to get 35,000 of their votes for Cochran. Now if any of those Democrats voted in the Democratic primary on June 3, they were ineligible to vote in the Cochran-McDaniel run-off. Thus, if the poll books indicate that somewhere in the neighborhood of 7000 votes were improperly and...
  • McDaniel Unveils Another Strategy Against Thad Cochran

    06/30/2014 4:50:41 AM PDT · by don-o · 174 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 30, 2014 | Neil Munro
    Volunteers working for tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi say they have already found 20 percent of the invalid double-votes they need to cancel Sen. Thad Cochran’s business-funded runoff victory. “We’re finished with Hinds County, and we’re up to 1,500” invalid votes, said Noel Fritsch, Daniel’s press aide. That’s critical because McDaniel can force another runoff if he can find more invalid votes than Cochran’s roughly 7,000-vote margin-of-victory on June 24. Votes are invalidated if voters cast ballots in both the Democrats’ June 3 primary and the GOP’s run-off on June 24. However, McDaniel can also force another election...
  • MS Radio Ad: Tea Party Will 'Take Away' Food Stamps, Black University Funding

    06/28/2014 5:04:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2014 | Katie McHugh
    A Mississippi radio station aired an ad warning voters that the Tea Party would “take away” food stamps and other welfare benefits before the run-off between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and his challenger, Chris McDaniel. Calling the run-off the most important election since the re-election of President Barack Obama, the WMGO radio station ordered listeners in Madison County to vote for Cochran the day of the run off. The ad appeared to target black voters. “By not voting, you’re saying, ‘Take away all of my government programs, such as food stamps, early breakfast and lunch programs, millions of dollars to...
  • District 56 Voters Blame Haley Barbour (2003 Article)

    06/28/2014 4:07:58 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    MS News Now ^ | 09/04/2003 | J. P. Hervis
    A week ago the Hinds County Republican Executive Committee certified election results in the controversial House District 56 race. Philip Gunn lost to incumbent Jep Barbour by 17 votes. But Gunn says more than 200 Clinton-area voters weren't allowed to cast thier ballots because of well-documented election errors. Now many of those voters say they might take their frustration out on the governor's race. "I would be hardpressed voting Republican at this time," said Linne Godfrey. "Maybe I will, maybe I won't," said Reva Daniel. "Right now it would be difficult."
  • Meet Mitzi Bickers [Woman Responsible for Cochran Racist Flier: Haley Barbour Operative]

    06/27/2014 10:48:40 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 27, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    UNE 27, 2014 Meet Mitzi Bickers A scandal-plagued Democratic operative worked the black vote for Cochran By Eliana Johnson Meet what appears to be one of the keys to Thad Cochran’s black-turnout operation, Mitzi Bickers. She is, from all appearances, something of a renaissance woman: She is not only the pastor of Atlanta’s Emmanuel Baptist Church but also a former president of the Atlanta school board, a former construction-company executive, and a Democratic staffer and political strategist with a checkered past. Last year, she left her job as a senior adviser to Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed after news surfaced that...
  • UH OH: Looks like Haley Barbour’s nephew was behind the racist Cochran ‘robo-calls’

    06/27/2014 10:51:41 AM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 27, 2014
    Or maybe we should call it the ‘Barbour machine’. According to NRO and the FEC, Haley Barbour’s nephew paid a couple of ‘get out the vote’ groups in Atlanta, via his SuperPAC, for ‘phone services’. These local groups are affiliated with a black pastor who is also a Democratic staffer and political strategist and it seems she may have been the key to getting out the black vote for Cochran: She is, from all appearances, something of a renaissance woman: She is not only the pastor of Atlanta’s Emmanuel Baptist Church but also a former president of the Atlanta school...
  • How Thad Cochran snagged an unlikely runoff win

    06/27/2014 5:17:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 27, 2014 | CHRIS MCDANIEL
    Sen. Thad Cochran pulled off a rare move in politics: An upset of an upset. After the 76-year-old Mississippi Republican came in second in the state's June 3 primary to state Sen. Chris McDaniel, he rallied to pull off a surprising win in the runoff two weeks later. So how did he do it? Republican insiders and others who followed the race well told the Washington Examiner that Cochran's campaign and its outside supporters courted non-traditional primary voters, improved their ground game and sharpened their messaging to win the runoff. “When we realized there was going to be a runoff,...
  • Despicable Haley Barbour and the Mississippi Mafia: They’ve no idea what they’ve done…..

    06/26/2014 11:04:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 70 replies
    cedmundwright.com ^ | 6/25/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    It is obviously karma that Haley Barbour is equipped with looks that resemble Ned Beatty from the “purty mouth” scene in the movie Deliverance - or perhaps his portrayal of the corrupt Senator in the movie Shooter. Given that the former head of the Republican National Committee and Mississippi Governor will evidently wallow in the excreta and politically copulate with just about anyone, it’s appropriate. Come to think of it, I’ve never seen Barbour and Beatty in the same room. Has anyone? Consider: Haley’s Mississippi mafia has spent the past three weeks verifying Barbour’s electoral promiscuity in his hysteria to...
  • Horowitz: This Is Treachery

    06/25/2014 10:30:33 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/25/14 | Daniel Horowitz
    In light of last night’s election results in Mississippi, there is one question every conservative should be asking: how much longer can a party survive when its leadership is inexorably against the ethos of its base? While Democrats harness their base supporters to advance the party’s liberal agenda, the Republican establishment works to undermine and disenfranchise its own base the minute they have pocketed their support in the general election. Now, after actively campaigning for Democrat votes in order to win against conservative Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, the GOP establishment has reached a new low in their treachery against those...
  • HALEY BARBOUR: CONGRESS CAN STILL PASS AMNESTY AFTER CANTOR DEFEAT

    06/16/2014 8:04:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 109 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 16 Jun 2014 | by TONY LEE
    On Monday, despite House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) shocking primary loss last week that was viewed as a referendum against amnesty legislation, former Mississippi Governor and lobbyist Haley Barbour said the House could still pass amnesty legislation this year. "I don't think Eric's loss should have anything to do with it," Barbour said at the New York Meeting before pushing for a bill that would give a pathway to citizenship to "everybody's who's here illegally" so long as they confess they are in America illegally, pay fines and back taxes, and are put on probation. Barbour said the House...
  • Haley Barbour Dismisses Palin And Santorum As Self-Interested ‘Outside Celebrities’

    06/02/2014 4:06:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 2, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is dismissing Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum as “outside celebrities” who have gotten involved in the highly-charged Mississippi GOP Senate primary to “help themselves nationally.” Voters in Mississippi head to the polls on Tuesday, when incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran will face a challenge on the ballot from state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Ahead of the primary, Barbour, the influential Republican in the state, is arguing that McDaniel is relying on out-of-state conservative stars, while Cochran is boasting support from Mississippi Republicans. “The McDaniel campaign emphasizes the outside celebrities (Palin and Santorum) who are involved in MS...
  • Haley Barbour: Ideological purity is the ‘enemy of victory’

    05/30/2014 3:13:15 PM PDT · by INVAR · 61 replies
    The swashington Times ^ | 5-30-2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    NEW ORLEANS — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour warned Friday that ideological purity is the “enemy of victory” and that the GOP must broaden the Republican coalition to win elections and to enact conservative policies that will change the direction of the nation. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/30/haley-barbour-ideological-purity-enemy-victory/#ixzz33Ev66fxo Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Now this! Statement from Republican Chris McDaniel about the arrest of the man

    05/17/2014 3:08:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | Greta Van Susteren
    McDaniel Issues Statement on Clayton Kelly Arrest Laurel, MS – Republican Chris McDaniel today issued a statement on the arrest of Clayton Kelly, of Pearl, MS, for illegally obtaining a video of a vulnerable adult resident at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, MS. “I’ve reached out to Senator Cochran directly to express my abhorrence for the reprehensible actions of this individual.
  • Meet Cochran's Top Fundraiser: 'Big Chicken' Barron And Barbour Ally Joe Sanderson

    05/03/2014 4:38:26 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    The godfather of Mississippi's largest and most powerful industry – one that has longed push for more lenient immigration law's to help provide cheap labor – is Sen. Thad Cochran's fundraising chairman, the Daily Caller's Neil Munro writes in a richly reported piece. Joe Sanderson, the owner of Sanderson Farms, the third largest chicken processor nationwide, is a longtime ally of lobbyist and former Gov. Haley Barbour now helping Cochran's reelection efforts.
  • Laura Ingraham Endorses Chris McDaniel, Citing Immigration Pledge

    04/29/2014 2:41:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    Saying his victory "would send a shockwave through the incumbent class," Talk radio host Laura Ingraham endorsed state senator Chris McDaniel Tuesday in his bid against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, citing his early adoption of a new anti-amnesty pledge. Monday, McDaneil signed an immigration pledge the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), raising the importance of the issue in the bloody primary battle in Mississippi.
  • In Austin, Castro, Barbour Call for Immigration Reform

    04/10/2014 8:48:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Reeve Hamilton
    Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, both expressed optimism on Tuesday that Congress could pass comprehensive immigration reform this year. Speaking at the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Barbour said such reform is in the country's best interest, and told reporters it was too early to count the federal legislation out.
  • Miranda Barbour: Two men escaped with lives

    03/31/2014 1:16:15 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 8 replies
    The Daily Item - Sunbury, PA ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Francis Scarcella
    MUNCY — Miranda Barbour says two other men from the area responded to her Craigslist ad before murder victim Troy LaFerrara, of Port Trevorton, but they dodged death when they failed to appear for her promise of female companionship. “I tried it a few times but it never worked out,” Mrs. Barbour recounted in her second jailhouse interview in six weeks. “I knew we were going to do this since the day we met, and we tried, but the others just didn’t show up.” Mrs. Barbour, 19, and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, are charged in the Nov. 11 stabbing...