In an astounding piece in the New Albany on-line news magazine, it was reported that Senator Thad Cochran and Kay Webber were shopping for jewelry on December 18, 2014. Aside from all the rumors that ran rampant during the Senate race last year of an illicit affair between Thad and Kay, this photograph was very telling. Mrs. Rose Cochran passed away in December 12, 2014 and was buried on December 16 in New Albany. Did Kay attend the funeral? [Read more…]
By Steve Deace, Conservative Review, May 26, 2015
How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways.
On second thought, a column itemizing the legitimate reasons conservatives have for loathing the GOP Establishment would be longer than War and Peace. So why go through all that hassle when a picture – or in this case a snapshot of one southern liberal Republican – says a thousand words.
Republican Establishment Took Part in Reprehensible Reverse Operation Chaos, The Rush Limbaugh Show, June 25, 2014
RUSH: Mississippi. The Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel runoff election. It was Operation Chaos in reverse. The Republican establishment sought victory via Democrat voters in the runoff, and they got them. It has been analyzed and it is now practically ontologically certain that without the African-American vote from Democrat-leaning counties, Thad Cochran would have lost by eight or nine percent last night. [Read more…]
By Mark Thornton, Laurel Leader Call, October 31, 2014
It’s no secret that I supported Chris McDaniel for Senate. And it’s also no secret that I thought he should concede after the run-off, with his credibility intact, and live to fight another day.
He had exposed the despicable tactics of the state’s Republican Establishment, and conservatives were ticked off. They were ready to follow him wherever he wanted to take them. He could’ve won any office he wanted.
One day, he’ll still be able to, but it will take a little image-repair work. The same machine that took a win-at-all-costs approach to beat back his bid to unseat six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran have successfully sullied his reputation.
They’ve painted his principled fight against the system as a fool’s errand by a selfish, egomaniacal brat. That’s a shame. But it’s part of the plan, too. By putting the focus on him and the election challenge, they’ve taken the spotlight off the real bad guys in this debacle — the power brokers of the Republican Party, who propped up Cochran, a la “Weekend at Bernie’s,” for their own bought-and-paid-for reasons. [Read more…]
Jim Cegielski, Laurel Leader Call, October 27, 2014
Where is Johnny Paycheck when you need him? If there was ever a time for a song called “Take this election and shove it,” it’s now.
I’m not talking about the race for Circuit Court Judge, where we have four outstanding men running for the job, providing the electorate with four very good and highly diverse choices. If you can’t find a candidate who meets your liking between Grant Hedgepeth, Billy Joe Landrum, J. Ronald Parrish and Dal Williamson, then there is something wrong with you. Personally, I like all four gentlemen, but personality-wise and the manner in which they would handle the job couldn’t be more different.
This will be one of the very few races in which most people are going to have a tough time narrowing their choice down to just one candidate. Wouldn’t it be great if all elections were like that?
The election in which Johnny Paycheck would come into play is the United States Senate race between Thad Cochran and Travis Childers. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against Travis Childers. He stopped by our office on more than one occasion, and even though I don’t agree with him on all the issues, he seems like a genuinely nice man.
No, the reason that I would shove this election is, unlike the Circuit Court Judges’ race, where we have a plethora of good choices, the Mississippi Republican establishment has stolen our choice in the Senate race. [Read more…]
Black voters played a huge role in helping Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) fend off tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election Tuesday, and now the state NAACP is asking the six-term senator to return the favor.
In an interview with HuffPost Live, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said that Cochran could thank black voters by supporting efforts to re-establish protections in the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down last year.
“Our advocacy towards his office is to support amending the Voting Rights Act, free of any conditions such as voter ID,” Johnson said. “I think this is an opportunity for him to show some reciprocity for African-Americans providing a strong level of support for him.” [Read more…]