Sean Hannity: Do not support “despicable” Thad Cochran in the general election!
What are McDaniel supporters to do on November 4?
By Ryan S. Walters
The midterm election is nearly upon us. Finally we are at the end of what has been a very raucous, but very memorable, campaign season for the state of Mississippi. And now that the State Supreme Court has ruled against Senator Chris McDaniel’s appeal, there is nothing left to do now but vote, or not.
With the election now little more than a week away, it’s the McDaniel supporters who have the choice to make: Do they hold their nose and cast a ballot for Cochran, despite his nasty race-baiting campaign? Do they pull the lever for Childers and kick Thad to the curb? Or do they simply boycott the election and stay home?
Let’s look at all the options. [Read more...]
The following is a great Facebook post by John Pittman Hey, an expert on Mississippi election law! – MCD
Why do news organizations and writers of commentary get things so wrong about what happened in the McDaniel – Cochran showdown in the Mississippi Supreme Court this week?
In the Clarion Ledger article cited by HotAir writer Jazz Shaw (“Chris McDaniel appeal rejected in state supreme court”, October 25, 2014), we are told that the Supreme Court “[upheld] a lower court decision that McDaniel waited too long to file the challenge of his loss.”
But the court did no such thing: in fact, three justices said there was no deadline at all, and three claimed that McDaniel had missed the deadline. Justice Randolph, who agreed that there was no deadline at all, voted to throw out the case based upon a spurious appeal to the “political question doctrine.”
As an outsider observing the McDaniel – Cochran primary election and its aftermath, I’ve been distressed to see the slip-shod analysis, partisan railing, and legal sophistry that have derailed what should have been a straightforward election contest. [Read more...]
Is this the man you want to benefit by re-electing Thad Cochran to the US Senate? A lobbyist for a foreign government, an amnesty supporter, a race-baiter, and a liar! – MCD
Melanie Mason and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2011
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s assertion that he did not personally work for the government of Mexico when his lobbying firm represented the country a decade ago is contradicted by the firm’s own federal filings, which describe him as a leader of the team assigned to the account.
During an appearance Saturday at the California Republican Convention in Sacramento, Barbour denied a reporter’s statement that he once “lobbied for the government of Mexico on the issue of amnesty and a path to citizenship.”
“Your facts are incorrect,” Barbour said, adding, “I didn’t do the work in the firm; one of my partners did.” The Republican governor said one of the issues his firm worked on was a law that would have allowed legal immigrants to renew their visas without leaving the country, though he added, “Don’t hold me to all the details.”
In fact, the firm lobbied in support of bill that would have allowed illegal immigrants to obtain legal residency by paying a fine, instead of having to return to their home countries before applying for legal entry.
According to paperwork filed by Barbour Griffith & Rogers with the Justice Department, the firm represented the Mexican Embassy for 16 months, with Barbour listed as one of the key members on the account. [Read more...]
By Ben Shapiro, FrontPageMag.com, October 22, 2014
A new poll this week shows 2012 presidential nominee and 2008 primary candidate Mitt Romney leading the field of potential 2016 Republican candidates. According to ABC News/Washington Post, 21 percent of Republican voters would vote for Romney in the primaries; Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee tie at 10 percent, followed by Rand Paul, Chris Christie and Paul Ryan. Altogether, some 44 percent of Republican primary voters want an “establishment” candidate — by which we mean a candidate for whom social issues are secondary, immigration reform is primary and economics dominates.
The establishment donors on the coasts see this poll and believe that a consolidated funding effort mobilized behind the Chosen One (Romney, Bush, Christie or Ryan) could avoid a messy primary and keep the powder dry for a 2016 showdown with Hillary.
The conservative base knows this, and they groan. [Read more...]
Mark Vogl, The Nolan Chart, October 22, 2014
It’s happened before. The people of a local community, or a state, or even America can be angered by the election games politicians play. And for awhile, it seems like things might change, that enough people are mad and angry enough that on election day the unexpected will happen. It happened in New York when upstart Rick Lazio defeated long time powerful, liberal, Congressman Downey as a result of the Congressional Bank scandal. It happened in Texas, when Ted Cruz won his primary against Lt. Governor Dewhurst. But, to be honest, the unexpected is a statistical exception to the rule. Normally what is expected to happen, happens.
Gamesmanship has been a trade mark of the Republican Party where popular conservatives like Sarah Palin are routinely sidelined or diminished, or left out of the national discussion. Moderates, who are NOT the majority of the Republicans, have provided for crossover voting in many primaries to insure reinforcements from the liberals could be rushed in to prop up RINO’s in primaries. And that’s exactly what happened in Mississippi.
So one has to wonder, if all the activity being seen on the internet in Mississippi about the U.S. Senate race will amount to anything? [Read more...]
A Facebook post by Senator Chris McDaniel. So true!
There is nothing wrong with conservatives reaching out to non-traditional Republicans. Indeed, we should reach out to all people, regardless of their backgrounds, with the intent of convincing them that conservative values, fiscal responsibility and personal liberty are the foundations of successful lives and prosperous republics.
But, in so doing, we should inspire them to share our beliefs, not pander to them by abandoning the GOP platform, surrendering our conservative principles and ignoring constitutionalism.
For example, it is NEVER appropriate for Republicans to:
2. Abandon the platform.
3. Run on the continued and expanded delivery of food stamps.
4. Extol the virtues of big government “solutions” and programs.
5. Encourage “party-raiding” by lifelong Democrats in a GOP primary by hiring Democratic operatives and GOTV groups.
6. Spend tens-of-thousands of “walking around money” to encourage Democratic involvement in a GOP primary.
And that’s just to name a few.
As Republicans, it should be our goal to inspire people; not scare them.
Grow the party by holding true to conservative principles and convincing others of the merits of our ideas.
And to those Republicans who would sacrifice principles for political ambition, it’s time for you to find a new political party.