Here we go again! Conservatives in Mississippi should be on the lookout in next year’s state elections. It seems that the GOP establishment in Mississippi is terrified of conservative challengers to the state’s top elected officials and is planning to use the Cochran race-baiting strategy to defeat any who may emerge.
The Republic Group, the campaign subsidiary to a Jackson lobbying firm, Hayes Dent Public Strategies, has sent out mailers announcing their plan. One side of the mailer should alarm every true conservative in the state. It reads: “On June 3rd & 24th 2014, the traditional political boundaries were changed forever. In 2015, trust your campaign to the group that knows how to traverse the new lay of the land.”
And what “new lay of the land” might that be? Race-baiting? Racist robo-calls and fliers? Bribery with food stamps? Sowing fear and discord about conservative polices throughout black communities?
The group does make one correct point, though, about “traditional political boundaries,” you know the ones Senator Chris McDaniel adhered to, that “were changed forever.” But the change was not for the betterment of Mississippi politics.
So who is Hayes Dent? He is a veteran of Mississippi Republican politics, with ties to Haley Barbour and Thad Cochran. In other words, he’s establishment to the core and obviously hates true conservatives. In fact, one Washington Post piece back in June called him a Clarke Reed “ally.” Yes, that’s right, the same Clarke Reed who stabbed Ronald Reagan in the back in 1976 in Kansas City, a move that cost the Gipper the presidential nomination that year.
But Dent likes to pretend he’s a conservative by praising Reagan on Twitter:
He also thinks highly of Cochran, which proves he’s no conservative:
And to the race-baiting strategy, which I’m sure he helped craft:
Yes, all of Mississippi did turn out, though not all for Thad, but of his many supporters, let’s not forget the ones who were paid and those who already voted Democrat!
But Hayes says he wants to build, not purge, the Republican Party? But are they not purging it of conservatives? Or do they just want us to vote for them and shut up?
And, like a good establishment too, he took a few indirect shots at Senator McDaniel in recent weeks:
But after perusing through his tweets it was interesting to find that he was silent for days after the June 3 primary, won by Senator McDaniel. It’s quite possible he was huddling with Team Thad and constructing the race-baiting plan that unfolded in the days leading up to June 24, that same one we are about to see again.
Get ready Mississippi, the race-baiting rats are coming again next year!