Y’all Politics Attacks Concerned Republicans in Jones County

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!



  1. frank gordon says:

    Here is an idea that I heard from a True Conservative. It might sound a little off the wall at first, but if you think about it, it might work.

    1. Dip their thumbs in ink when they vote. Use blue ink for the democrat primary and red ink for the republican.
    2. The ink shall be indelible for a period of at least 3 weeks, or however long the interval between a primary and a run off.
    3. If they are caught PARTY RAIDING then cut off their thumb.
    4. No person who does not posses BOTH thumbs is allowed to vote in a primary election.

  2. William Chase Young says:

    The questions are worded in a manner than makes it very easy for one to infer a Tea Party loyalty. Given the current state of political discourse, if they genuinely wanted their questions answered, a more diplomatic approach would have benefited them.

    • What does it matter, though, if there is a Tea Party loyalty? It’s a conservative Republican group, so naturally there might be Tea Party folks there BUT why should that matter? It’s not a Tea Party organization that is calling for the forum. I can’t fathom all the hatred and demonization of the Tea Party. Here is a group of good folks who organized themselves to seek better government. Why is that so bad?

      • GOP politicians attending a public forum to discuss the campaign tactics of another GOP ally is a bad move. I would imagine they will keep their opinions to themselves, as they should.

  3. frank gordon says:

    My favorite part is where it says “We acknowledge and realize the potential for disturbance.. .. We will provide additional security.”

  4. William Smith says:

    Anyone who walked into that booby trap would be a lot dumber than Thad Cochran. The Jones County Repbulicans who propose this forum and these questions as though they are sincere are disengenuous, which of course, they know.

    • frank gordon says:

      The potential for violence comes from the RINOs, not the Tea Party. The four are probably invited one at a time so they will not be there in number all at once. The additional security should be well armed, just in case.

      • Yeah, when has the Tea Party EVER been violent? Can someone please point that out to me? But just like a bunch of liberal Democrats, the GOP establishment is accusing the Tea Party of wanting to get violent. Birds of a feather!

      • The Cop Murders from Bundy Ranch. People waving around guns at Town Hall Meetings (if you don’t intend on violence why are you waving a loaded weapon around at a meeting on governance? It seems quite threatening, if you can only win by threats then you’ve already lost).

      • That was not a Tea Party rally!

      • frank gordon says:

        JimJab is confused because the of the serpent flag, which was seen at the Bundy Ranch. The Serpent is the symbol of the Tea Party because throughout history, the Followers of the Serpent have been in opposition to Established Authority. But that does not meant that the Bundy Militia is exactly equivalent to the Tea Party.

    • I may have to disagree with William Smith on this one. Even the Establishment folks acknowledge that the Tea Party folks often represent conservative values and know how to use tactics effectively in an effort to make their point. The criticism they usually receive is that they usually do not have a strategy at hand that will appeal to a broad base. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz learned this lesson last year during the congressional shutdown in
      Washington D.C. I would expect the folks who want to host the Jones County townhall events will urge that all attendees be responsible and respectful to their guest speakers since they want to be taken seriously as part of the
      Mississippi Republican Party. On the other hand, if the invites do appear in a gesture of respect and solidarity, but are treated with disdain and rudely, then the McGOPers will have proven the Barbours correct–that the McGOPers are not ready for prime time, and should therefore not be taken as a serious political movement in Mississippi.

  5. Phil Buehler says:

    I have yet to find one true conservative who condones the tactics used in our primary. So maybe those who cast stones here would like to offer a better solution. I for one applaud the effort and hope at least one of our elected officials will have the courage to show up and offer some explanation, any explanation. There is something disingenuous here alright; but it’s not this effort.

  6. Yes, anyone with a contrary opinion is obviously a “minion.” This is definitely the best way for conservatives to win — by denouncing all differences of opinion, attacking the party itself, ANYTHING except acknowledging your candidate’s inability to win the actual vote count. “It must be a conspiracy!” Because anything less requires admitting that your man isn’t the Second Coming, and then the depression would set in.

  7. William Smith says:

    The problem with at least some of McDaniel’s supporters is the use of “true” meaning “agrees with me” or “supports Chris.” Nobody else qualifies. You can point out who the founders and builders of the MS party were, how Reagan governed, that nobody took the party away from anyobdy, the Chris McDaniel has handled this whole thing in an unprecedented way that in method is not conservative but radical, and a myriad of other things and nothing counts. They know what a real, true conservative is, and all others are RINOs, establisment-types, moderates, liberals, progressives who are really Democrats. Oh, and btw, they are such true Republicans they are going to vote for the Democrat in November.

  8. Let me see, the announcement was to b on tues, then was pushed back to wed, then pushed back to who knows when. This seems to b a pattern for the mcdaniel team. I wonder if chris is going to wait until the appeal deadline has expired before he makes his announcement.

  9. Phil Buehler says:

    I can’t speak for what others mean by “true conservative” but I can tell you what it doesn’t mean to me. It doesn’t mean “support Chris” and it doesn’t mean you have to agree with me. This is not about Chris McDaniel. He just happens to be the opponent when the line was crossed to win an election. Bottom line, if this is the Republican Party, I’m ashamed to have my name attached to it. I am a Republican, I live in Jones Co. and I would like for someone in my party to stand up and say, “what happened in OUR primary was wrong”. I think maybe I misspoke to a degree above. If you don’t agree with me on that, if you’re willing to win at “that” cost to our integrity, then you are not a “true conservative” in my book.

    • William Smith says:

      Phil, I assume you mean that a true conservative must beleive that lies were told, that Democrats voted in the runoff, there the election was “not fair” or was “stolen” so either the executive committee or the judge. Were lies told? Yes, by both sides. Did Democrats vote in the runoff. Apparently yes, though in MS there is no party registration. However, that was legal because primaries are open in MS. If you want to change things, ask the legislature to enact legislation requiring party registration by voters and having closed primaries. The executive committe did not find reasons to declare McDaniel rather than Cochran (who had the most votes) the winner. The judge followed the law. Again if you want to change in the law that sets the time limit for contesting an election, get the legislature to enact that change. By your standard one could be in favor almost anything and if he wants the election overturned by “true.” I, however, who holds conservative positions consistent with those of Ronald Reagan cannot be a “true conservative.” Does that seem strange to you?

      • Phil Buehler says:

        William, as I said this is not about Chris McDaniel and who tallied the most votes. You are correct that at the end of the day a judge will decide based on the letter of the law. This is about the integrity of the process. I’m not naive about the process but in my opinion, lines were crossed. Whether or not legal boundaries were crossed is for the courts. I don’t believe the end justifies the means. Spurgeon once said that God is not concerned with the destination; His purpose is in the journey. It is one thing to have an open primary where members of the opposing party who agree with the values and positions of a candidate can vote their values. It is quite another to solicit and recruit opposing party members to stack the election. Again, I’m not naive about the process and tactics used and frankly nothing surprises me anymore. And therein lies the problem. We have come to a place where nothing surprises us. As a conservative (Reagan Conservative if you prefer) I’m tired of it and I don’t want to see it in the people I cast a vote for. I’m thankful for those who had the energy and the indignation to ask for an explanation.

  10. William Smith says:

    From WLBT in Jackson. This is how the McDaniel folks roll:
    Meanwhile, McDaniel’s campaign manager Melanie Sojourner posted a Facebook status that did all but endorse Democratic nominee Travis Childers.
    “Their (sic) is only one vote you can cast in an effort to defeat Thad…. only one. Everything else is in fact a vote supporting him,” Sojourner posted.
    To be fair, she did not tell voters to cast their vote for Childers. However, the insinuation would be the exact same thing that McDaniel has condemned since the June 24 primary: voting for a candidate that you did not intend to support from the start, simply known as crossover voting.

  11. William Smith says:

    Wasn’t there supposed to be an announcement today?

  12. Yes but it has been put off, as far as the information I have. I don’t know anything more than that.


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