Frank Corder, Alan Lange, and Company Show Their True Elitist Colors
In the aftermath of the recent US Senate election, a Jones County Republican group is hosting a public forum and has called on the top four GOP state elected officials, as well as the MS GOP Chair, to appear and answer questions at four separate events in Laurel.
“The Republicans of Jones County” sent a letter to Governor Phil Bryant, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, State Auditor Stacey Pickering, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, and Chairman Joe Nosef inviting them to attend during the month of September – Pickering and Nosef on September 9, Hosemann on the 16th, Reeves on the 23rd, and Bryant on the 30th.
Attached to the letter, the group provided the questions they would like to have answered. The forum concerns one issue: Jones County Republicans want to know the opinions of the state’s top Republicans on the events surrounding the June 24 runoff, specifically the issue of party raiding.
You can view the letter and the questions here: Jones County Republicans Letter
It is important to understand that this is not a TEA PARTY-backed event. It is a REPUBLICAN forum, a serious effort that will hopefully begin the process of uniting the party for the future.
Of course, unsurprisingly to many of us, it didn’t take long before the establishment struck back. The hacks at Y’all Politics received a copy of the letter and blasted the event on their website, calling it “a pretty thinly veiled ruse of Chris McDaniel supporters wanting a forum to lob rhetorical rotten tomatoes at officials they deem to be against the chosen one.”
But the only rottenness seems to be coming from Y’all Politics these days, now on an almost daily basis. Make no mistake, these people are nothing more than minions of the establishment, the elitist snobs (and a few failed politicians looking for new career paths) who look down their noses at true conservatives. They desperately want to maintain the status quo and fear the election of true conservatives like Senator McDaniel, which would badly upset their carefully constructed applecart.
We can only speculate which recipient gave a copy of the letter to Y’all. Probably not Bryant or Hosemann. The most likely guess would be either Reeves or Pickering, or perhaps Nosef. The purpose of the leak was obvious, to let their favored mouthpiece mock, ridicule and demonize the event, portraying it as just another forum of temper-tantrum throwing kooks seeking an avenue to besmirch the state’s great leaders, all of whom are supported by Y’all and vice versa. But one thing is for sure; this attack lets us know that these so-called leaders will most likely not attend.
Yet these same party elites, be they elected officials or the pathetic scribblers at Y’all Politics, are themselves asking for Republican unity, meaning they want us, the supporters of Senator McDaniel, to let bygones be bygones, hug it out, and vote for Thad Cochran in November. That’s what party unity means to them. We should toe the party line like good little Republicans, do our duty, and forget the fact that the Cochran team smeared us all as racists and bigots who hate the state’s African American population and want to see them thrown out in the street. That line of attack was vicious, over the top, and a damnable lie. The only ones we wanted thrown out in the street were Thad Cochran and his cronies.
What the Jones County Republicans are seeking is not some pathetic attempt at party unity, but something much deeper. Their effort seems like a very reasonable request – concerned citizens in one of the most important, and dependable, Republican counties in the state seeking the views of their elected officials and the head of their party on what many rightly see as appalling tactics used to win a primary election. They want to hear about solutions and suggestions for meaningful reforms to keep such schemes from ever happening again. This is a commendable effort, far more than has proceeded out of the mouths of any of our illustrious leaders, or the sycophants at Y’all Politics.
We should not hold our breath in the hope that these important public forums will ever take place. Cochran wouldn’t debate or host public events so why should we believe the rest of them will speak to us either. It’s quite the contrast to Senator Chris McDaniel, who crisscrossed the state, drove thousands of miles, and shook thousands of hands at hundreds of public events. Yet they scorn him, the only true man of the people involved in the recent race.
But true conservatives should be resolved on one point: If the leaders of the Republican Party in Mississippi are not interested in attending a public forum to discuss an important issue with the people, then it’s time for new leaders. If they won’t speak to us, let us not vote for them!