Haley Barbour: Lobbyist for Mexico

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

Records contradict Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on lobbying work for Mexico

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.barbour

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...]

Shapiro: Why Republicans Don’t Get It

Why Republicans Don’t Get It

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...]

The Nolan Chart: Mississippi could be pivotal, and not just in college football rankings!

Mississippi could be pivotal, and not just in college football rankings!

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...]

Chris McDaniel: Grow the party by holding true to conservative principles

A Facebook post by Senator Chris McDaniel.  So true!

Senate Incumbent Thad Cochran Faces Challenge From Tea Party-Backed State Sen. Chris McDaniel

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:

1. Race-bait.

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.

Sun Herald: MSGOP Ad Possible Violation of NCAA Rules

GOP appears to violate NCAA rules by using Ole Miss, Mississippi State players in ads

By Paul Hampton, Sun Herald, October 21, 2014

An email ad sent Tuesday morning by the Mississippi Republican Party appears to violate NCAA rules by using photographs of two student athletes. [Read more...]

Sid Salter Continues To Mislead Voters On Thad Cochran

By Ryan S. Walters

My most recent article in MCD focused on what I consider the backbone of true conservatism – a strict construction of the Constitution. After decades of continuous usurpation, our Constitution now barely resembles its former self. In fact, it really has become a virtually meaningless dead letter, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Supreme Court, as well as other interested parties in Washington.

Usually it’s liberal Democrats who seek to strip the original meaning of the Constitution bare but Republicans are nearly as guilty, especially those in the GOP establishment. Exhibit A: Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion on Obamacare.

But it’s not just the opinions of the Supreme Court, or the unintelligible ranting of one of the many socialists in Congress. False understandings of the Constitution can be found on the opinion pages of our local newspapers as well.

Reading Sid Salter’s most recent column, I found a most interesting statement on the Constitution. We all know Salter is a big Thad supporter and has not shied away from defending Cochran’s earmarking prowess as being a positive good for the economy. [Read more...]

Bozell: Anti-Conservative Strategy To Blame If GOP Loses In November

If GOP blows November election, its anti-conservative strategy will be to blame

Brent Bozell, FoxNews.com, October 17, 2014

We are watching the wheels come off the most radical and dangerously incompetent administration in history. “I am not on the ballot this fall,” President Obama proclaims, “but make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.”Brent-Bozell-mic

This statement should be the final nail in the coffin for the Democrats. The GOP should be poised to win a landslide of historic proportions.

So why is there so much debate over whether they’ll win — at all? [Read more...]

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