Trump Courts the Establishment, Some Conservatives Feel Betrayed

By Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

Since his improbable victory over Hillary Clinton to claim the presidency, Donald Trump has begun the process of releasing the names of those he is appointing to top positions in his administration. Political insiders have always seen these early announcements as a key to determining the direction the new White House will ultimately take. And so far, as the earliest names were released, opposition is brewing. [Read more…]

Deeply Divided: How Conservatives will overcome the Establishment and reform our party, our state and our nation

By Senator Chris McDaniel

Much has been made about the present divide in the Republican Party.  Mississippi is no stranger to the controversy.  My U.S. Senate race against Thad Cochran in 2014 exposed deep divisions within the party, both state and national.

Incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran had to rely upon thousands of liberal Democrats to win a Republican primary.  In so doing, his campaign resorted to dirty, underhanded, and sleazy tactics that have been well-documented.  Not only did his campaign play the “race card” while openly encouraging liberals to cross-over and participate to the GOP primary, he openly campaigned like a Democrat — pushing for more big government, massive federal subsidies, pork-barrel spending, and increased food stamp participation.  In what’s perhaps the most conservative state in the republic, he expressly repudiated the Republican platform for the state and country to see. [Read more…]

Canada Free Press: There’s a New Sheriff in Town

Great piece on Trump versus the Establishment, with a significant portion devoted to Senator Chris McDaniel and his race against Cochran. The same folks that tried to destroy McDaniel are going after Trump.

By Peggy Ryan, Canada Free Press, August 10, 2015

Republicans and their Democrat allies (henceforth referred to as Republicrats) have collectively thrown their hands up in the air, how can Donald Trump be the frontrunner?  Especially after the GOP establishment (GOPe) has fired every weapon in their arsenal at him.  Is he Superman, some comic hero who’s invincible?

No, Republicrats, he’s just a guy who’s learned how to handle back-stabbing, control freaks such as yourselves.  He’s not an “eye for an eye” guy, he’s more an ‘eye, tongue, nose, ear’  for an eye guy.  He’s our kind of guy. [Read more…]

It’s time for Stacey Pickering to drop out of the race for State Auditor

By Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

Rumors fly in politics. Anyone involved in it knows that. But the rumors involving State Auditor Stacey Pickering are more than just juicy gossip; they are, in fact, true and worthy of examination, given his current contested race for a third term.635497632705960008-Stacey-Pickering

In recent weeks we have heard the rumors that Pickering is having some serious issues with his campaign finances – not with raising money but how he spends it – and may be under investigation by the FBI. It has been confirmed, by Geoff Pender of the Clarion Ledger as well as those of us here at MCD, where we have been looking at this stuff independently of Pender, that these are no longer mere rumors: The FBI is, in fact, looking into Pickering’s campaign financing. [Read more…]

Conservative Review: Thad Cochran: GOP Establishment Poster Boy Marries Aide

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.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran. [Read more…]

The Hill: Democrats Stand Behind Boehner

Once again more proof that Establishment Republicans and Democrats are two wings of the same bird of prey!

Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup

By Mike Lillis, The Hill, March 6, 2015

Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn’t count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker.

And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress.

A number of right-wing Republicans, long wary of Boehner’s commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama’s policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands.

But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they’d rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing to reach across the aisle in search of compromise. Replacing him with a Tea Party Speaker, they say, would only bring the legislative process — already limping along — to a screeching halt. [Read more…]

Ben Carson at CPAC 2015

February 26, 2015