Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 23, 2014 by Allahpundit

The Republican Senate candidates Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel on Monday continued to make their case to Mississippi voters as part of their closing arguments before Tuesday’s runoff election.

About 100 supporters here waved American flags as Senator John McCain of Arizona jumped on the campaign trail with Mr. Cochran to address veterans’ issues. He spoke at the Mississippi War Memorial Building, which had the inscription, “Remember the dead too have voices.” Mr. Cochran’s surrogates pitched the incumbent senator’s record to fellow former service members…

“Not only the eyes of the nation, the eyes of the world will be on this election tomorrow,” Mr. McCain said.

***

Cochran stands on the pickup bed while his friends in Mississippi’s high places — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Commissioner of Agriculture Cindy Hyde-Smith and Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall — brag about how much money he has brought to the state.

“Welcome to the real Mississippi campaign,” Cochran spokesman Jordan Russell says (he was the guy who ran into his football coach). Cochran nods slowly while his friends speak, takes the microphone when it is handed to him and says in a quiet, contented voice: “Thank you for your generous — if not exaggerated to some extent — comments. I liked it.”

It all felt so comfortable, so familiar. And maybe that’s the problem.

And this is what Martin and other tea partiers are banking on. Mississippi has perennially ranked last in categories including median family income and various health and education metrics, while also topping Gallup’s list of most conservative states. That’s a tough place for a moderate senator who hasn’t seen the state climbing the ranks.

***

A staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) re-election campaign was fired after he was arrested and accused by police of stealing campaign signs for Cochran’s primary opponent, state senator Chris McDaniel.

Lee Ellis Blair, a member of the DeSoto County GOP executive committee and Cochran campaign staffer, was arrested late Sunday and charged with “malicious mischief,” according to a partially redacted copy of the police report provided to Breitbart News.

“He’s fired. Unlike Chris McDaniel, we don’t tolerate that type of behavior,” said Cochran’s spokesman, Jordan Russell, in an email.

***

I think that Mississippians are being snookered by neocon zealots on talk radio, Fox News, and elsewhere. The New Right values extremism, obstructionism, partisanship, and–frankly–ignorance. I am disappointed to realize that the New Right seems to want to walk hand-in-hand with the horrible strain of anti-intellectualism that sees universities as vocational schools and vilifies anyone expert in a field as somehow not living in the “real world” or representative of “real people.” But because no one can be an expert, everyone is, which is where the New Right finds its loudest voices: those with no training, education, or experience shouting down those who bring expertise to the table. I think this is the reason that so many seem swayed by my father’s opponent: he is valued for his lack. Lack of experience (he is not a “career politician.”) Lack of wisdom (he relies solely on Jesus, the Constitution, and common sense*–combined in the veneer of “goodness”). Lack of judgment (he vows to refuse federal monies and to try to impede legislation). Lack of specificity (what are “Mississippi values”?). Lack of perspective (how does he believe for one moment that a junior Senator from the poorest state will have any influence in Washington? How can he believe that he will not want his family to live with him in the D.C. area?). I see these “qualities” as a disingenuous pose, engineered to appeal to the very worst in our electorate. Hence, the illegal and immoral actions of his followers make sense–both in my mother’s nursing home and at the Hinds County Courthouse–because he trades in mindless fanaticism. I find his campaign appalling on intellectual, moral, and idealist levels. The fact that Mississippi voters are even considering his candidacy saddens me more than I can say. Mississippi used to be recognized as the most backward, prejudiced, ignorant holdback in our nation, hands down. This sea change makes me very afraid that we might deserve that mantle.

***

Late Sunday, the McDaniel campaign posted a response on its Facebook page that includes a black and white picture of Kate Cochran against a black backdrop. “Thad Cochran’s daughter has ‘damaging’ words to describe CHRIS MCDANIEL…” the post reads. It includes the quote from Cochran’s posting about McDaniel, that “he relies solely on Jesus, the Constitution, and common sense.”

The image includes two hashtags: #ThankYouKate and #Who’sYaDaddy?

***

In the days before Tuesday’s runoff election to decide Mississippi’s Republican Senate primary, Cochran, lagging behind his tea party challenger, has sharply focused his message on armed-services issues, hoping his years of appropriating millions for the state’s bases and his traditional GOP worldview will give him an eleventh-hour boost…

Cochran, 76, in an interview, described his outlook as that of a “patriotic American,” and he said that he will tout it as he tries to connect with the frustrated conservatives who look unfavorably on his votes to increase federal spending but still support a robust national defense…

“McDaniel is saddling up with Ron Paul and peaceniks,” said Henry Barbour, a Republican consultant who directs a pro-Cochran political action committee. “Senator Cochran is the only veteran in this race, the only one who deeply understands veterans, our state’s facilities and the importance of promoting freedom.”

***

It’s not clear which candidate would benefit from higher or lower turnout. Last time, the conventional wisdom held that Mr. Cochran needed a high turnout to prevail, but there was ultimately a case that Mr. McDaniel, who is backed by the Tea Party, benefited more from irregular voters than Mr. Cochran did.

Polls showed that Mr. Cochran held an edge among older voters, who tend to turn out more reliably in low-turnout elections. Regional variations in turnout tended to work slightly to Mr. McDaniel’s advantage: Mr. Cochran would have led by about two-tenths of a percentage point if turnout had held at 2012 levels in the counties where turnout increased. That’s because turnout surged in Mr. McDaniel’s home base, the so-called Piney Woods or Pine Belt region of the southeastern part of the state, where Mr. McDaniel won by about two to one. Mr. McDaniel avoided defeat by the margin of his home county, Jones County, where Mr. McDaniel won more than 80 percent of the vote and turnout surged by 50 percent over 2012…

Mr. Cochran, on the other hand, is targeting the state’s Democratic — which is to say black — voters, who traditionally make up only the tiniest fraction of the state’s overwhelmingly white Republican primary electorate. Just 2 percent of voters in the 2012 Republican presidential primary were black. If Mr. Cochran succeeds in attracting crossover voters, it will further his edge in the Delta, in the heavily black counties along the east bank of the Mississippi River, and in Jackson’s Hinds County.

***

Scott Simmons, an anchor for WAPT in Jackson, Miss., tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that, when he asked Cochran why he’s courting Democrats to vote for him, Cochran said: “I used to be a Democrat.”

Simmons also paraphrased Cochran as suggesting, “Why not?” when asked why Democrats should vote for him.

Cochran has been a Republican since at least 1968, when he led Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign efforts in Mississippi—though he did grow up as a Democrat. Born in 1937, Cochran didn’t leave the Democratic Party for the GOP until the mid-to-late 1960s.

***

“We’ve got efforts reaching out to black voters in Mississippi who want to vote for Thad because they like what Thad is for,” said Austin Barbour, a Cochran campaign adviser. “Thad Cochran is someone who, even with his conservative message, represents all of Mississippi. He’s not some hostile screamer.”

Mr. Cochran had been a friend to Mississippi’s blacks during his six terms, Mr. Crudup said, and deserved African-American support in this difficult race. But the more powerful reason for blacks to turn out for Mr. Cochran may be his opponent, Mr. McDaniel. As a talk-show host, he has made racially tinged comments, suggesting he would not pay taxes if it meant supporting reparations for slavery, and using speech that some believe harks back to an earlier segregationist era.

Mr. McDaniel and his supporters portray Mr. Cochran’s effort as an act of desperation, but they are careful to criticize the senator for reaching out to Democrats rather than blacks. “The idea that he would have to reach out to liberal Democrats in an effort to save his candidacy just shows how far to the left he’s gone over the past 42 years,” said Mr. McDaniel, who has run an anti-Washington campaign fueled by Tea Party support.

***

The GOP Senate primary in Mississippi continues to intensify with the surfacing of a robocall aimed at potential voters that strongly criticizes the tea party and urges the listeners to vote against state Sen. Chris McDaniel in Tuesday’s runoff vote.

In the automated message appearing to target black Democrat voters in Mississippi, the female voice on the line claims that tea party challenger Chris McDaniel would lead to more obstruction in Washington and create more “disrespectful treatment” to the nation’s first African-American president.

“The time has come to take a stand and say NO to the tea party,” the message says. “NO to their obstruction. NO to their disrespectful treatment of the first African-American president.”

***

Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee that has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars backing Mr. Cochran’s Tea Party opponent, State Senator Chris McDaniel, said in an interview on Sunday that his group was joining with Freedom Works and the Tea Party Patriots in a “voter integrity project” in Mississippi.

The groups will deploy observers in areas where Mr. Cochran is recruiting Democrats, Mr. Cuccinelli said. J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department official and conservative commentator who said he was advising the effort, described the watchers as “election observers,” mostly Mississippi residents, who will be trained to “observe whether the law is being followed.”

Elections experts say that under Mississippi law, outside election observers deployed by political action committees would need authorization from the candidate to challenge any votes. But they are allowed to monitor the election — an effort that Matthew Steffey, an election law expert at the Mississippi College School of Law, said evokes memories of the civil rights struggles of the state’s past.

“Some folks think this is not really about legal challenges to individual ballots, but about dissuading or in some cases intimidating voters from coming to the polls to begin with,” he said.

***

One of the groups funneling money into the race? Cochran’s fellow officemates, who gave just more than $100,000 to his campaign through their leadership committees between June 3 and 13, according to the Cochran campaign’s 48-hour reports from that time period.

In the campaign’s final moments, they have stepped in to save one of their own. Part of it is that he’s their colleague, and that’s just what you do. Another part is that they are allowed to give a maximum donation to Cochran again in the runoff.

But the other part is that the last thing incumbents in Congress want is for potential tea party challengers to be emboldened by McDaniel’s success. And thus a fountain of funds rushes from leadership PACs everywhere to Cochran’s bank account…

These small donations might not make or break Cochran’s chances at the polls, but they matter a whole lot symbolically. Note to future tea-party challengers: your opponent’s friends in Congress likely want to end you as much as your opponent does. A wave of tea-party victories is not good for their office feng shui.

***

Via NRO.

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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Ratso!!

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Go away, Cochran, go away, go away, go away…

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Roadkill!

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Nice One!!

You were so fast on the draw!! :)

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Soon…

annoyinglittletwerp on June 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Good Evening folks!!

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

The GOP establishment is trying to steal this election….in any way possible.

d1carter on June 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Hey darlin’

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

About 100 supporters here waved American flags as Senator John McCain of Arizona jumped on the campaign trail with Mr. Cochran to address veterans’ issues.

Why oh why am I not surprised the white haired weasel is supporting the ancient idiot?

Diluculo on June 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Point and Click!

Judge_Dredd on June 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

HI folks.

No IRS thread?

Did anyone else see Gowdy rip Koskinen a new one?

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Has the Hag been active today?

OmahaConservative on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Ok, H/T to Davidk for this video, if you haven’t seen it I suggest you do. Actually you need to watch it…

Graphic Warning!!

http://www.theconservativevoices.com/media/cat/political/isis-clanking-of-the-sword-nsfw-r775

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Why oh why am I not surprised the white haired weasel is supporting the ancient idiot?

Diluculo on June 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Uhhhh… which one is the weasel, and which one is the idiot…?

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Unfortunately no, I cut out after Horsford, then had visitors…

Bet it was a humdinger eh? :)

What good will it do anyway…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 10:47 PM

HEADS UP:

2014 U.S. ELECTION CALENDAR

JUNE 24, 2014:

Colorado – Primary Election
Maryland – Primary Election
Mississippi – Primary Run-Off Election
New Mexico – Filing Deadline (Third Party, Independents & Write-Ins)
New York – Primary Election
Oklahoma – Primary Election
South Carolina – Primary Election
Utah – Primary Election

http://www.politics1.com/calendar.htm

canopfor on June 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Hey, Judge… I never get here for the opening pitch… took tonite off, took my hunnee out for a steak, now drinking a beer and wright a story about wasted puking vodka zombies…

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

I want to give Trey Gowdy a big ol smooch. Just watched the IRS hearing – brilliant just brilliant!

gophergirl on June 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Thad Cochran means he’s guided by HeyZeus from Wah-hah-kah his favorite illegal invader.

viking01 on June 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Howdy.
A bit of hilarity as Walmart spanks the NYT

Doc Holliday on June 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM

HI folks.

No IRS thread?

Did anyone else see Gowdy rip Koskinen a new one?

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

That was the best thing I’ve seen on TV since the season finale of the Blacklist.

gophergirl on June 23, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Hagfish?

KCB on June 23, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Gowdy questions Koskinen

Enjoy.

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I want to give Trey Gowdy a big ol smooch. Just watched the IRS hearing – brilliant just brilliant!

gophergirl on June 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Got a link? I’d love to see that…

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 10:50 PM

GOWDY!!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Thank you, Nova…

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 10:51 PM

“Not only the eyes of the nation, the eyes of the world will be on this election tomorrow,” Mr. McCain said.

I doubt the savages of ISIS, the same guys you had lunch with not too long ago, are giving a flying flog about Thad Cochrane.

Bishop on June 23, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Got a link? I’d love to see that…
PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Here ya go, PnC…bring popcorn… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I am disappointed to realize that the New Right seems to want to walk hand-in-hand with the horrible strain of anti-intellectualism that sees universities as vocational schools and vilifies anyone expert in a field as somehow not living in the “real world” or representative of “real people.”

The “new” right isn’t new, it’s called conservatism.

Ivory towers are for soapy elephants, not productive people.

But because no one can be an expert, everyone is, which is where the New Right finds its loudest voices: those with no training, education, or experience shouting down those who bring expertise to the table.

OH I see. Expertise like obamas you mean. Exactly what do they teach in universities now, “how to kill a country” or “how to be a completely progressive regressive nimrod sucking the system dry”? I’d much rather have a loudmouth with common sense as president than some progressive reject that thinks being president means filling his pockets while ruining a nation.

Diluculo on June 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM

C-Span archive link for tonight’s festivities:

http://www.c-span.org/video/?320097-1/irs-targeting-investigation

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Did anyone else see Gowdy rip Koskinen a new one?

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I did.

KCB on June 23, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Uhhhh… which one is the weasel, and which one is the idiot…?
PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Have you tried flipping a quarter?

do you have a quarter…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Is that Robert Gibbs sitting behind Koskinen?

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Uhhhh… which one is the weasel, and which one is the idiot…?

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Hahaha, does it matter? But the weasel is mclame of course.

Diluculo on June 23, 2014 at 10:55 PM

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Thanks Nova!! :)

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Uhhhh… which one is the weasel, and which one is the idiot…?
PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

There is no wrong answer to this question…

Doc Holliday on June 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Gowdy questions Koskinen

Enjoy.

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Questions? Hell virtually forced him to admit to perjury.

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I think I’ve just about OD’d on Conservative P0rn tonight…and there’s more tomorrow morning… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Did anyone else see Gowdy rip Koskinen a new one?

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I’d rather see Forskinen hauled off in handcuffs. Talking doesn’t get ‘er done.

8 weight on June 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I think I’ve just about OD’d on Conservative P0rn tonight…and there’s more tomorrow morning… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Fixed it for ya! You aint fooling’ us….:)

Doc Holliday on June 23, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Trey Gowdy, Attorney General, lifetime appointment.

Show of hands…?

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Did anyone else see Gowdy rip Koskinen a new one?

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I’d rather see Forskinen hauled off in handcuffs. Talking doesn’t get ‘er done.

8 weight on June 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM

A few more minutes with Gowdy and that might well have been the case.

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Fixed it for ya! You aint fooling’ us….:)
Doc Holliday on June 23, 2014 at 10:59 PM

No Mom, HONEST!! Doc was just kidding!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Evening All

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

A bunch of us were watching and commenting on the IRS Hearing in the VA thread. Gowdy and Jordan were awesome.

CoffeeLover on June 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Rep. Stewart Seeks Cosponsors for the Regulatory Agency De-militarization Act- Dozens of federal regulatory agencies, including the FDA, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Department of Education, have developed SWAT-like law enforcement teams over the past decade. This proliferation is duplicative, costly, heavy handed, dangerous, and destroys any sense of trust between citizens and the federal government. The Regulatory Agency De-militarization Act begins to address the problem by repealing the arrest and firearm authority granted to Offices of Inspector General in 2002 and by commissioning a GAO study to determine thecost of such teams, the criteria for activating them, and how often they have been used, among other things.

From the Republican Study Committee.

crankyoldlady on June 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

A bunch of us were watching and commenting on the IRS Hearing in the VA thread. Gowdy and Jordan were awesome.
CoffeeLover on June 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Don’t forget Jason “Terrier” Chaffetz… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Did anyone else see Gowdy rip Koskinen a new one?

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Yes. It was marvelous … wonder where we can find the you tube of it …anyone know?

rottenrobbie on June 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I think I’ve just about OD’d on Conservative P0rn tonight…and there’s more tomorrow morning… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 10:58 PM

What’s tomorrow, the demorats walk out even earlier while Issa points not one but two fingers at the criminal in the stand?

At least a real circus has some hot contortionist chicks, all I get here is Eleanor Norton picking Tuna Surprise from her gappy teeth.

Bishop on June 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Gowdy questions Koskinen

Enjoy.

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I did enjoy that, but Trey forgot to put on a glove before he shoved his arm up there, it’s gonna stink for weeks.

Diluculo on June 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Gowdy was as usual Brilliant!!

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

IRS Commissioner Koskinen has donated $100,000 to Dems over the years…………

d1carter on June 23, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Yes. It was marvelous … wonder where we can find the you tube of it …anyone know?
rottenrobbie on June 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Start here and work your happy way down, Robbie ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Rep. Stewart Seeks Cosponsors for the Regulatory Agency De-militarization Act- Dozens of federal regulatory agencies, including the FDA, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Department of Education, have developed SWAT-like law enforcement teams over the past decade. This proliferation is duplicative, costly, heavy handed, dangerous, and destroys any sense of trust between citizens and the federal government.

Meh… at this point, let them keep ‘em. When the Realignment comes, they won’t last long…

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

From the Republican Study Committee.

crankyoldlady on June 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

THAT is a start, wonder if it will grow wings or get rooted and stay?

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

The GOP establishment will buy Dem votes in MS…..if that’s what it takes.

d1carter on June 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Gowdy was as usual Brilliant!!

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Yup, Koskinen is no doubt going straight from those hearings to his proctologist to have the new a$$hole Trey Gowdy ripped him sewn up…

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Did anyone else see Gowdy rip Koskinen a new one?

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

…I didn’t see blood………….I want to see blood!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Where does one watch the IRS hearing? It must be on a channel I don’t get.

crankyoldlady on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

A few more minutes with Gowdy and that might well have been the case.

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Forgive my impatience, but this thing has gone on what, 3 years? Watergate was 16 months. And we’re nowhere so far. Are the Rs in on the corruption or incompetent?

8 weight on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

What’s tomorrow, the demorats walk out even earlier while Issa points not one but two fingers at the criminal in the stand?
At least a real circus has some hot contortionist chicks, all I get here is Eleanor Norton picking Tuna Surprise from her gappy teeth.
Bishop on June 23, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Here ya go, Bishop ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

IRS Commissioner Koskinen has donated $100,000 to Dems over the years…………

d1carter on June 23, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Any of it his ?

viking01 on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Are the Rs in on the corruption or incompetent?

8 weight on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Yes…

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Brings back memories of when I (we) all felt we had a loyal opposition to keep after them. Why can’t it be like that more?

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Hard to really get excited about Koskinen getting chewed out. He’s not being led out in handcuffs and is still getting paid. He’s winning.

crrr6 on June 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

crankyoldlady on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

COL, (waving) it was on Cspan but I watched it online.

CoffeeLover on June 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Where does one watch the IRS hearing? It must be on a channel I don’t get.
crankyoldlady on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

It was on C-Span2 tonight, COL, but C-Span has it archived here ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Sorry, spoke too soon!

rottenrobbie on June 23, 2014 at 11:09 PM

THAT is a start, wonder if it will grow wings or get rooted and stay?

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

They are looking for co-sponsors. It doesn’t look like it will get anywhere but interesting none the less.

crankyoldlady on June 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

No IRS thread?

Did anyone else see Gowdy rip Koskinen a new one?

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM

It was great TV. Hubby was yelling at the TV like a sporting event. “Ask them about the IRS bonuses!” and then “Yes!” when someone finally did.

As GG said, on par with the Blacklist.

Fallon on June 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Are the Rs in on the corruption or incompetent?

8 weight on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Yes…

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

The GOPe certainly. But it’s also very difficult to investigate anything at all when the subjects of the investigation are so dirty they openly destroy evidence, then blame the guys on the other side of the isle of conspiracy mongering.

Diluculo on June 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

What time tomorrow does it start again? :)

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Glad to see the QOTD about the MS race, although would like to see some coverage of the alleged vote buying which the MS Dem chairman says needs to be investigated.

But four Clinton threads today?

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

crankyoldlady on June 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

At least someone is trying :)

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

We had a storm sometime after 8. Just heavy rain but it looks like there were trees down and power outages in the Dayton area.

crankyoldlady on June 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

A trial in which the perps know there is no punishment waiting for them at the end.

Koskinen might as well appear in a tutu and dance Swan Lake on the table instead of answering questions, the end result will be the same.

Bishop on June 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Supply the links and we will may do the rest!! :)

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

GOP Oversight ‏@GOPoversight 10m

WATCH: @jasoninthehouse exchange with #IRS Commissioner Koskinen on IRS 6-month backup tapes: http://youtu.be/Rf4e3JZXtFs #IRStargeting

6-23-2014 Rep. Chaffetz Q&A
***************************

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf4e3JZXtFs

canopfor on June 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM

And once again, I will have to try to post piecemeal to get my original comment posted:

Wow. Tha..That’s it? I’ve been trying to get something more like this mentioned all day:

The wheels have come off the Cochran campaign.

yaedon on June 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I think that Mississippians are being snookered by neocon zealots

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Are the Rs in on the corruption or incompetent?

8 weight on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Yes…

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Then haul their asses off to the clank, too. I don’t care who you are….GO TO JAIL!!

8 weight on June 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Bishop on June 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I am somewhat inclined to agree…

How many of these investigations have we had that amounted to nought? Too many to count…and nada happens…

Both sides complicit in hiding shite…

All kabuki theatre…

Like the 3 monkeys!!

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Teresa @BlackIrishI · 1h

We need 2hrs of Gowdy and that smug bastard would be sucking his thumb and crying for his mama’s breast. #IRS #cspanchat

I don’t understand why the Republicans don’t prepare more effectively. There’s a handful of experienced lawyers, Chaffetz knows how to control not just the witness but the room, and Gowdy just shreds the prevaricating rats. But many of them would benefit from some simple coaching and limited assignments designed to force the witness to answer yes or no or one word answer questions designed to box him in for the serious hammering to come at the hands of the skilled examiners. Any nonsense that creates an opening can be exploited by the guys who come later and are good on their feet. Gowdy could lead the group in setting up the questions and a cross-exam expert could coach the unskilled to accomplish limited but useful tasks. I don’t know why they don’t do it.

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 11:17 PM

yaedon on June 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Whoop! There it is!!

Nothings gonna happen, once again, it’s a dem, nothing to see….

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Here is one story:

A Democratic political operative says he is working with Mississippi Conservatives PAC to drum up votes for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

James “Scooby Doo” Warren said he has put together a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) plan and is “putting it in place across the whole state.” Warren said he is not working with the Cochran campaign itself but for the PAC and Bishop Ronnie Crudup Sr.

In a weird change of pace, the Mississippi Democrat chairman, Rickey Cole, is accusing the Haley Barbour’s operation of widespread vote buying.

http://www.redstate.com/2014/06/21/corrupt-cochran-campaign-campaigns-corruptly/

I’m fairly sure I read something about it at Breitbart too, will see if I can find links.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Hard to really get excited about Foreskinen getting chewed out. He’s not being led out in handcuffs and is still getting paid. He’s winning.

crrr6 on June 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM

THIS^^^

He takes a 5 minute butt chewing and collects a huge lifetime pension. I’m not happy unless the 16th Amendment is repealed as a result of this. BOOOOO!!!!

8 weight on June 23, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Man, the GOPe is in the mud deep. May they drown. Ole Miss. Retire Cochran to be with his wife.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Forgive my impatience, but this thing has gone on what, 3 years? Watergate was 16 months. And we’re nowhere so far. Are the Rs in on the corruption or incompetent?

8 weight on June 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

The Watergate investigation was conducted in full view of every American that had a TV, radio or could read a newspaper. Do you see wide spread coverage of this? Do you see widespread coverage of any of the wrong doings of the democrat party?

Most people do not have cable to watch the news. Most Americans are probably totally unaware of any of this.

Vince on June 23, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Michael Savage just reported that the Jordanian Air Force just took out several ISIS units at their border. Also Savage expects Saudi Arabia to act also since some ISIS people are at their border.

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:19 PM

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Cuz the majority are all talk and no action.

They talk a good game to make us think, oh hey did you see/hear that!!

Are we winning?

Hell No

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:19 PM

For the animals.

Ward Cleaver on June 23, 2014 at 11:20 PM

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:19 PM

If you watched that video I posted, then you would know that ISIS is gonna also go after Saudi Arabia, unless they capitulate to their Allah…

Ask for forgiveness or die…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM
What time tomorrow does it start again? :)
Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:11 PM

It starts at 9.30am EDT, Scrumpy…

You can watch here or check C-Span’s schedule in the morning

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Oh my
I think I like Trey Gowdy.

wolly4321 on June 23, 2014 at 11:22 PM

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