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Cochranís victory over McDaniel is a wake-up call for conservatives
Canada Free Press ^ | 6/25/14 | Neil McCabe

Posted on 06/25/2014 5:05:43 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony

The win of Sen. W. Thad Cochran over state Sen. Christopher B. McDaniel in the June 24 GOP Mississippi Senate Primary runoff by less than 5,000 votes is a pyrrhic victory for the Republican establishment.

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1 posted on 06/25/2014 5:05:43 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
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To: Sean_Anthony

I would so completely vote for the rat in MS if I lived there.

Better the enemy you know trying to stab you in the face.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 5:08:17 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Sean_Anthony

All open primaries should be abolished. Why should Democrats choose the Republican candidates? It makes no sense.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 5:08:32 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Sean_Anthony

Is this the same dude who confessed to banging barnyard animals??? And he STILL won??


4 posted on 06/25/2014 5:10:04 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Sean_Anthony

If Cochran likes the ‘rat vote so much, he’d better hope that he can get enough of it to win in November. I certainly wouldn’t vote for him if I lived there, not after this. Normally, I would have voted for the party nominee after the primary, but not one who went crawling on his knees to the Democrats to drag his butt over the line.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 5:10:39 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

This is what I was trying to say in a previous post. Americans have a character problem. Why would you not take gov. money when you just as easily could? Very sad day for conservative.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 5:10:54 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: kevkrom

“...but not one who went crawling on his knees to the Democrats to drag his butt over the line....”

Every Tea Party group in Mississippi should be going DOOR TO DOOR in every Republican district, letting people know what this old reptile pulled to get re-elected.

Make it your LIFE’S MISSION to expose and unseat this corrupt old b*stard, come November, and urge McDaniel to run as an Independent in November.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 5:13:57 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: txrefugee
All open primaries should be abolished. Why should Democrats choose the Republican candidates? It makes no sense.

It makes perfect sense, IF you are in a position of authority in MS or SC and don't want to ever, ever, ever have to give it up.
9 posted on 06/25/2014 5:14:49 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: VanDeKoik

Thats probably true... but they couldnt have ALL been Dims... some R’s had to vote too... wow... well, it is Mo I guess.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 5:15:17 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Sean_Anthony

Socialists win. The plunder continues.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 5:17:28 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Sean_Anthony

In the end, conservatives would have accepted the McDaniel loss if it was a fair fight. It will be many years before they forgive and forget being called racists and having busloads of Democrats thrown against them.


Yep. I am no longer a republican.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 5:17:31 AM PDT by boycott
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To: NFHale

Exactly. Make sure every Cochran voter knows that Thad is now beholden and obliged to the guys across the aisle who lent Cochran 5K+ RAT voters.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 5:21:20 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: wyowolf

“Is this the same dude who confessed to banging barnyard animals??? And he STILL won??”

Hey, that’s a total vote getter in Mississippi.
No different than Clinton’s women voting for him.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 5:21:42 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: boycott

Correction;

You are still a republican but are no longer a Republican.

You and anyone you know must know the difference.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 5:22:09 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Sean_Anthony
wake-up call for conservatives

Has anyone indicated how many Rs failed to vote in the runoff?

16 posted on 06/25/2014 5:24:05 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (June IS "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

In the end, conservatives would have accepted the McDaniel loss if it was a fair fight. It will be many years before they forgive and forget being called racists and having busloads of Democrats thrown against them.



17 posted on 06/25/2014 5:26:48 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
It's time to deny the liberal republicans a senate majority.

/johnny

18 posted on 06/25/2014 5:26:55 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sean_Anthony

why didn’t all those Daniel voters voted for him in the 1st round!!!! If they voted the first time, we wouldn’t have the 2nd round


19 posted on 06/25/2014 5:28:09 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Sean_Anthony

Surprised to see that the NRA and National Right to Life supported Cochran.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 5:30:33 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Lake Living

’ Americans have a character problem.’

Well said...we are the problem not the pols. They only reflect who we’ve become.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 5:31:37 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Crazieman

I would so completely vote for the rat in MS if I lived there.

I hear ya, but not in 2014....although it is going to be horrible having a Senate full of RINOs. I like the idea of having the committee members being Republican heads. Plus, we get to pick and chose what bills get sent to Obama for the VETO pen. You can put a lot of attachments that make it look like Obama is turning down the poor with some bills when he VETOs them and other things that MIGHT help us in 2016. It is going to be a huge burden for us to keep the Senate even as bad as it is in 2016. Another Democratic Senator that could be a RINO would just make it that much closer for them to get the Super Majority needed. We don’t need that.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 5:33:06 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Lake Living
Americans have a character problem. Why would you not take gov. money when you just as easily could?

This brings to mind Rush Limbaugh's comment following the 2012 election that nowadays, Americans prefer relying on Santa Claus in the form of government handouts to working for a living.

23 posted on 06/25/2014 5:33:43 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Sean_Anthony

Take this win away from him by either voting for the Dem or not voting at all.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 5:33:53 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Sean_Anthony

in November.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 5:34:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Sean_Anthony

So much for polls.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 5:34:19 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: mazda77
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After toying for years that I was still a "Republican" ...

dogged by the GOPe's elitist (Mitt Romney) attitude ...

I am finally "done" with the "bastards".

The GOP, NRA (et al) will NEVER get another dime from me.



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27 posted on 06/25/2014 5:34:22 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: txhurl

McDaniel didn’t concede yet, did he?

I hope he is demanding a recount.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 5:34:50 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Make it your LIFE’S MISSION to expose and unseat this corrupt old b*stard, come November, and urge McDaniel to run as an Independent in November.

NO! Cochran is OLD. He may just drop dead at any moment especially with the stress of the campaign he just went through. If he wins and dies in office, the Governor picks and he just might pick McDaniel....another thing I heard is that Cochran may retire before the term is up. Why just give away a seat when we have a good opportunity to replace Cochran before his term ends one way or the other?


29 posted on 06/25/2014 5:35:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: NFHale
Every Tea Party group in Mississippi should be going DOOR TO DOOR in every Republican district, letting people know what this old reptile pulled to get re-elected.

Make it your LIFE’S MISSION to expose and unseat this corrupt old b*stard, come November, and urge McDaniel to run as an Independent in November.

Because Cochran relied on Democrat crossover votes to steal this election, McDaniel would be justified in running as an independent--and he could win, since Cochran and the Democrat would divide the "taker" vote.

30 posted on 06/25/2014 5:36:39 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Sean_Anthony
What Cochran's victory says to conservatives:

"Shut up and get in the back of the bus!"


31 posted on 06/25/2014 5:36:55 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: boycott

Yep. I am no longer a republican.

I know a ton of conservatives (many close friends) who switched to Independent voter because they are sick of the Republican......Big Problem is that they can’t vote in the Primary so we lose those voters for the conservative candidate. I wonder how many McDaniel lost to those Conservative Republicans that were unable to vote in the Primary.


32 posted on 06/25/2014 5:38:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Considering lawsuit alleging fraud in Dems in a predominately black district giving Cochran the victory.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 5:38:44 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: txrefugee
All open primaries should be abolished. Why should Democrats choose the Republican candidates? It makes no sense.

New Mexico primaries are closed. That results in about 1/4 of the eligible voters NOT being allowed to vote. Independents are not allowed to vote because there is no "Independent" party. I would suggest the primaries be closed but Independents can vote for either party's candidates. There would be a ballot for Republicans, a ballot for Democrats, and a ballot listing both parties for Independents.

34 posted on 06/25/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: A'elian' nation

sigh....
It must be a southern thing I guess...


35 posted on 06/25/2014 5:39:48 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Sean_Anthony
Cochran delenda est.
36 posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:42 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: napscoordinator

“...he just might pick McDaniel....another thing I heard is that Cochran may retire before the term is up....”

You want to base strategy on “he might” or “he may”???? He just TOLD you - with a giant middle finger - he’s in it to stay.

I’ll politely disagree with you, friend; Tea Party groups need to keep sending the message to the RINOs that the “Old Days” are over. Keep up the pressure and push until the RINOs break.

This old buzzard called in favors from Democrats. That should be making Conservative heads explode all across the state. Reminds of old Arlen Specter back in his day, jumping back and forth across the aisle to get re-elected and raping the taxpayers.

Fight nastier than the other side, or lose; the stakes are way too high.


37 posted on 06/25/2014 5:41:54 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

Mississippi is 36% black and still has a sizable number of blue dog Dems. No uber-conservative “firebrand” type can win a general US Senate election there. That’s why Trent Lott lasted so long.

Savvy Dems should have voted in droves for McDaniel, making the “moderate” Dem candidate more attractive to more MS voters. Cochran’s win will probably keep the seat in Repub hands, which is much more important than teaching RNC bigwigs a lesson they’re incapable of learning imo.


38 posted on 06/25/2014 5:42:48 AM PDT by GAgal
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To: Crazieman

Great. Enjoy Harry Reid as majority leader and all the new SCOTUS judges we get in the next 2 years.

The answer in not to cut off your nose to spite your face. The answer is to get power and THEN pay the bastards back.


39 posted on 06/25/2014 5:42:56 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: all the best

National Right to Life sites

http://nrlc.capwiz.com/bio/id/341

http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/scorecard.xc?chamber=S&state=US&session=113&x=10&y=15

NRA endorsement posted on Cochran site:

http://thadformississippi.com/nra-endorsement-letter/


40 posted on 06/25/2014 5:43:15 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

Anyone could vote in this primary. Democrats are the ones that won it for Thad.

MS has open primaries.


41 posted on 06/25/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT by boycott
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To: all the best
Surprised to see that the NRA

The NRA supported gun-grabbing socialist Joe "Rat Bastard" Manchin for US Senate in West Virginia.

Twice.

Never underestimate the duplicity of national lobbying groups. Their purpose is not to promote some ideology or cause, their purpose is to exist.

42 posted on 06/25/2014 5:44:06 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Fiji Hill

Precisely.

And also, McDaniel running as an Independent is a giant middle finger to the RINOs from the Tea Party and all Conservatives - the SAME people that Cochran just gave a giant middle finger to by calling in Democrats to save his arse.

The Old Days are over. No more free rides for the GOP-e and taking the Conservative base for granted


43 posted on 06/25/2014 5:44:11 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Kozak

There’s a difference? Thats cute, I’d like to know it.


44 posted on 06/25/2014 5:44:45 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: JRandomFreeper
It's time to deny the liberal republicans a senate majority.

Well, I don't have a problem with that statement, except:

>> It's time to deny the liberal Republicans a Senate majority. <<

As long as the republicans have the majority in both Houses of Congress and the "liberal Republicans" are in the minority of those cockeye.

45 posted on 06/25/2014 5:44:51 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (June IS "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: NFHale

I understand. I really do, but this is a long “war”. We were not going to change this country overnight. If we didn’t have such a horrible outlook for 2016 in the Senate where even if we win in 2014, we could lose it again in 2016, I would be all over “letting the Democrats win”, but I just think it is dangerous. The only person I want to see lose the primary this year is Paul Ryan.....I so hope it happens, but I doubt it will. He has turned into the biggest snake I have ever seen with regards to Veterans.


46 posted on 06/25/2014 5:45:43 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Sean_Anthony; All

A write in campaign CAN win.

Look at the June 3 results here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-tran/elections/2014-primaries-june3

(Mississippi results are down the page)

Notice the top vote getter that night was McDaniel. The ENTIRE Democrat slate didn’t get HALF the votes of EITHER Republican.

I don’t think Cochran will get DEMOCRAT votes in the general election, do you?

McDaniel could repeat what he did on June 3 and be the next Senator from Mississippi.


47 posted on 06/25/2014 5:46:27 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sean_Anthony

Barber has been part of the GOP machine there. That RINO help another RINO.


48 posted on 06/25/2014 5:47:14 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

Quit posting this blog into the news forum.


49 posted on 06/25/2014 5:47:40 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
The leadership of the liberal GOP in the Senate are liberal.

They must be denied a majority. Because of the actions of the GOP in MI, there are conservatives working toward that goal now.

/johnny

50 posted on 06/25/2014 5:47:52 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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