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.

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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.

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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.

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Via NRO.

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cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:18 PM

There is no real vote any more cat_owner…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:22 PM

So a guy that appears to be about 70, has to be somewhat accomplished to get where he did, takes over an IRS under investigation, gets told about Lerner’s emails in April but just doesn’t know who told him.

Real sure about April though. As I watched and filled the air with bad talk, I thought maybe only 5 or even 10 people have direct access to the commissioner. But he can’t recall who.

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Ratso on 2!!

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM

McDaniel up 6.3 RCP average.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:23 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

Is this video on this thread? I’ve been out all day and logged in late this evening. Thanks.

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Here’s another

Rickey Cole, chairman of the Mississippi Democratic party, has advised his party’s voters against voting in Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff—citing the law that states it is illegal for them to do so in a Friday email to Democrats.
“That is the black letter law,” Cole wrote. “Look it up.”

Cole and others have also said shadowy Democratic operatives working to drive Democrats to the polls for Cochran, like James “Scooby Doo” Warren, are known for using “walking around money” and other tactics to incentivize voters to the polls.

Allegations of voting fraud and other problems prompted officials from True The Vote, a national election integrity organization, to come to Mississippi to investigate, and the group is conducting a review of voting patterns and results in the recent primary, the group’s president, Catherine Engelbrecht, told Breitbart News.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/21/Questions-Mount-About-Effort-To-Drive-Democrat-Votes-For-Cochran

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Jimmy Carter doesn’t look well.

Hey miscreants are cool.

Parmenides on June 23, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Oh my
I think I like Trey Gowdy.

wolly4321 on June 23, 2014 at 11:22 PM

He certainly made Koskinen look guilty as hell, Koskinen couldn’t even look him in the face while answering his questions.

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:22 PM

What is most pathetic about this story is that the only one speaking out against it is the Dem chair. Not a peep from Rs, from what I can gather.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:24 PM

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Sure is on page one about 4 or so down, it is very graphic, but when ISIS talks we need to listen, sorry it’s so gruesome tho…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:25 PM

McDaniel up 6.3 RCP average.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM

I’m worried about tomorrow. Very worried. Sure hope I’m wrong.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM

What the hell is up with HA? Not a damn peep about the IRS hearing today in spite of dozens of commenters asking for an open thread.

BacaDog on June 23, 2014 at 11:27 PM

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Maybe they will, but many R’s are in with the D’s, so it’s hard to say if anyone will show any real interest there in Mississippi…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:27 PM

What the hell is up with HA? Not a damn peep about the IRS hearing today in spite of dozens of commenters asking for an open thread.

BacaDog on June 23, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Doesn’t fit the new Hot Air narrative.

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Video:

IRS Commissioner: ‘I Do Not Remember’ How I Was Told Lerner Emails Lost
Koskinen: ‘We were in the middle of filing season as all this was going on’
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
June 23, 2014 9:55 pm
*********************

While Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the first time he learned his agency had lost Lois Lerner’s emails, Koskinen insisted he remembers nothing about the situation. When Jordan responded incredulously, Koskinen explained, “We were in the middle of filing season as all this was going on.”

Transcript of the exchange below:

JORDAN: I want to focus on when you did officially learn, according to your definition. The chairman asked you who told you this information, you can’t remember?

KOSKINEN: I do not remember.
JORDAN: Did someone say in person, did they send you an email, how did you get the information?
KOSKINEN: I do not recall, I do not get emails on these subjects so I’m sure it was someone in person.
JORDAN: This has been a major news story for the last 13 months, and you don’t remember who came up to you and said ‘hey boss, we lost Lois Lerner’s emails’? You don’t even remember anything about that situation?
KOSKINEN: I remember being told in April–
JORDAN: But you don’t remember who told you?
KOSKINEN: I do not recall who told me.
JORDAN: Something that’s been a front page story, you would think that would be significant enough to remember how it happened, when they told you, what the actual date was. You might even remember where you were standing.
KOSKINEN: You’ve got to remember I’m running an agency with 90,000 people, we are dealing with a whole set of–
JORDAN: This has been the biggest issue in front of your agency for the last year!
KOSKINEN: We were in the middle of filing season as all this was going on.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/irs-commissioner-i-do-not-remember-how-i-was-told-lerner-emails-lost/

canopfor on June 23, 2014 at 11:28 PM

What the hell is up with HA? Not a damn peep about the IRS hearing today in spite of dozens of commenters asking for an open thread.

BacaDog on June 23, 2014 at 11:27 PM

But four threads about the Clintons. And one about Crazy Joe and Rangel.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:28 PM

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

They sure will. I hope they will be as disgusted as you are, you old coot. You and Cochran s/b in diapers/Depends.

Kudos to AP for making this the official topic of this QorD.

Mississippi, show the world what you are made of!!!

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:28 PM

crankyoldlady on June 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

At least someone is trying :)

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Breitbart quoted Louie Golmert as going to run for the Chair of the RSC. Haven’t heard anything since the election of McCarthy tho.

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I’m worried about tomorrow. Very worried. Sure hope I’m wrong.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Why? Are you supporting Cochran?

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:29 PM

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

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

BRAVO Trey Gowdy!!!

Thank you for posting the link to the video Newtie and the Beauty.

wren on June 23, 2014 at 11:30 PM

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM

The whole of the ME is gonna get lit up, they included Bahrain Saud and a couple other nations, they are rebuilding their Caliphate…

Destroying borders and threatening jews and infidels…

Obama is sending 300 american troops to their deaths, I believe that after watching that video BF…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Talk about caricatures! I doubt that whether Thad Cochran or John “I Know the Good Guys” McCain could tell you what day of the week it was without help. There are no better examples of what is wrong with Washington than Cochran and McCain.

bw222 on June 23, 2014 at 11:30 PM

QorD QotD

Note, aside from topi, Kirsten Powers and Brit Hume are “for an unlimited amount of possibly millions of illegal youth/children crossing the border and you taking care of them.

I hope that Kirsten and Brit get TB and scabies and itch into eternity.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Why? Are you supporting Cochran?

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Not in a million years!! I’m worried because of the alleged corruption going on in the Cochran camp, as outlined in the links I posted earlier.

So I’m worried for Chris. And hope I’m worrying about nothing.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:31 PM

McCain’s brain is infested by Guinea worms.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on June 23, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:31 PM

They wouldn’t step foot within 100 miles of any of these kids…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:32 PM

There are no better examples of what is wrong with Washington than Cochran and McCain.

bw222 on June 23, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Yes, and I’ll toss in Pat Roberts and Lamar Alexander too.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:32 PM

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Let’s hope that your ‘guy’ makes it :)

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:33 PM

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Sure is on page one about 4 or so down, it is very graphic, but when ISIS talks we need to listen, sorry it’s so gruesome tho…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Thanks, not sure I’m up for gruesome tho.

Speaking of ISIS tho, Facebook pulls jihadi pages hawking ISIS gear after FoxNews.com query

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/23/facebook-pulls-jihadi-sites-hawking-isis-gear-after-foxnewscom-query/

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:33 PM

We’re talking about an incumbent (R) who has talked about doing “all kinds of indecent things to animals” and then, when asked about the comment by a reporter, said he didn’t think he said anything like that and was being misinterpreted.

We’re talking about an incumbent (R) who has refused to debate his challenger and has seemed distant, disconnected, and detached from reality the entire campaign.

We’re talking about an incumbent (R) who had to be talked into running instead of retiring by a former governor from his state specifically because the only other person who had filed to run for the (R) nomination is a true conservative who will not be controlled by the GOPe.

We’re talking about an incumbent (R) who shows obvious signs of being in the early stages of dementia. He gives comments about Cantor’s loss in VA, then denies knowing anything about it. He always has that far-off “dementia” gaze regardless of the situation. His campaign refuses to debate McDaniel because they know that will expose Cochran to have lost control of his faculties. WHAT IS HE GOING TO DO ABOUT DEBATES WHEN THE GENERAL ELECTION COMES?!?!?!?

We’re talking about an incumbent (R) who thinks that Dems should vote for him because he “used to be a Democrat.” Then, his main handlers (the Barbour camp) are actually paying Democrats to vote for him in the runoff.

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THIS IS THIS THE FIRST STORY WE’VE HAD ABOUT THE MS SENATE CAMPAIGN SINCE JUNE 19TH?!?!?!

Sorry, AP. You’ve done a pretty good job of covering this campaign. HA in general? Not so much. I count six total stories about this since the dust settled on the June 3rd primary (4 from AP alone). There has been enough craziness from the Cochran campaign to draw fire at least once every other day.

yaedon on June 23, 2014 at 11:33 PM

I’m worried about tomorrow. Very worried. Sure hope I’m wrong.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Me too. I hoping there is enough backlash from people seeing the shenanigans the GOP establishment is pulling. Local papers have basically blacked out any negative news about Cochran. I’ve had 27 polling/campaign phone calls in the last two days….almost all for Cochran.

d1carter on June 23, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Thanks for sharing, Nova.

I think Mr. Koskinen was handed his nuts freshly yanked and served back on a platter…and the weasel continued to grin that stupid malicious grin.

This turd gave the Ds 100,000 in the last cycle.

How come the IRS doesn’t have an apolitical bureaucrat at the top?

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I’m really disappointed in Brit. Thought he was a true conservative, but he took the mask off the night Cantor lost.

He was practically in tears. In fact the whole panel on Megyn’s show that night acted the same way.

Fox news is not conservative.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Ft Sill is doing their night fire and the walls are rattling, I bet the illegal alien kids housed there are having fits by now thinking they are being attacked…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Let’s hope that your ‘guy’ makes it :)

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:33 PM

It’s probably fairly safe to say that almost everyone here is behind Chris. I don’t live in MS, but really hoping he wins.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:36 PM

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Oh, a wee bit angst eh? Well, its up to the voters of Miss.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:36 PM

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

What a maroon.

Dusty on June 23, 2014 at 11:36 PM

S

o a guy that appears to be about 70, has to be somewhat accomplished to get where he did, takes over an IRS under investigation, gets told about Lerner’s emails in April but just doesn’t know who told him.

Real sure about April though. As I watched and filled the air with bad talk, I thought maybe only 5 or even 10 people have direct access to the commissioner. But he can’t recall who.

arnold ziffel on June 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Juat what I was thinking…knows it was April but the briefing’s not on his calender and he doesn’t know who told him and he doesn’t know the date in April….he just knows it’s April after his sworn testimony in March…
oh and he doesn’t know who told the Treasury or WH….

gracie on June 23, 2014 at 11:37 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

Fun, but useless posturing. Until this is displayed my the LSM to the LoFo’s 24/7 it might as well have not even happened. No one is going to jail, no one is going to be perp-walked, and 100% no one is getting impeached. The Dems don’t want those things to happen, and neither do the GOPe and their owners.

The only way this could help at all, and just indirectly, is if it generally encourages conservatives to push for more political power, but of course, the GOPe response is to court Dem votes for their own lame-azz candidates.

bofh on June 23, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Will the senile McCain have his ISIS friends endorse the senile Cochran?

VorDaj on June 23, 2014 at 11:38 PM

They’ve tried to keep Cochran away from any serious reporters. He’s been doing only appearances at friendly venues. I spoke briefly with a friend of mine that is involved in the campaign, I ask him how it was going….he said nothing but looked at me as if to say, you would not believe what they are doing………………! I’m nervous.
And by the way they’ve paid off the loan at Trustmark Bank that was in question….$250,000. Exactly the amount that Mike Bloomberg contributed……

d1carter on June 23, 2014 at 11:38 PM

d1carter on June 23, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Erick Erickson said today the NRSC has dumped another $175,000 into Cochran’s campaign at the last minute for robo calls and such. Money that won’t be available in the fall to help Rs win. It makes me sick to see the lengths the NRSC has gone to try and destroy a great conservative like Chris.

I hope for a HUGE victory for him tomorrow. And I’m sure you will be grateful the calls will finally stop. :)

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Thank you for posting the link to the video Newtie and the Beauty.
wren on June 23, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Either Newtie or NatB will be fine, Wren–saves on the fingers… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:39 PM

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:33 PM

If we, and I mean even us women have to understand what is happening, made me want to throw up, but, it’s what is happening there, the Iraqis are found and shot in the head, lots of Iraq vehicles getting blown up, it’s terrible, but what ISIS is doing, is putting fear into people and we HAVE to understand that Bluefox…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM

The GOPe is deep in the shit. There is that a better way to describe the tactics they have elected to employ?

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:41 PM

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:33 PM

And Obama is putting 300 men in harms way…

We don’t understand war, but that video puts it right in your face.

I can understand tho, your reluctance to watch it… it’s ok :)

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Sure is on page one about 4 or so down, it is very graphic, but when ISIS talks we need to listen, sorry it’s so gruesome tho…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Thanks, not sure I’m up for gruesome tho.

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:33 PM

I have only watched about 10 minutes of this, but it is worth watching, if only because that THIS is what is coming to America if we cannot sort out the federal government…

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 11:44 PM

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Their leader Bagdadhi has threatened NYC, who knows if they could pull it off, we sure as heck don’t need that, anywhere…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM

The GOPe is deep in the shit. There is that a better way to describe the tactics they have elected to employ?
Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Ever notice that, when the socialists hang together, the country gets hung out to dry?

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Why anyone watches islamist propaganda is beyond me. Why give them an ear when what you must know by now they want is your head.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Fox news is not conservative.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:34 PM

This is true and he is the de facto news editor of Fox.

He is a swine and I hope he gets Guinea worms.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Either Newtie or NatB will be fine, Wren–saves on the fingers… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:39 PM

I usually get in after you have gone beddie-bye, but I call you Newtie and the Bartender…

By the way, are you EVER going to open the bar? What the hell does a guy gotta do to get a Sam Adams Summer Ale around here?

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 11:47 PM

The GOPe is deep in the shit…

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:41 PM

May they drown in it.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM

By the way, are you EVER going to open the bar? What the hell does a guy gotta do to get a Sam Adams Summer Ale around here?

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 11:47 PM

It usually helps to be an Arrogant Bastard… <— Insert insidious laughter here…

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Evening Newtie, I Hat Tipped you on the art direction at the gilled ones blog. Hope that was okay. I noticed RWM had Hat Tipped me over at her joint so I tweetied her to ask that she correct it. ; )

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Fight hard, until the last moment.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:49 PM

May they drown in it.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Yep. Absolutely no other way to say it.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:49 PM

PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 11:44 PM

The speeches made about half way and towards the end are telling.

Could it all be propaganda? Maybe, but what they are doing ain’t no CGI movie…

They are going after any and all leaders and tribal chiefs who sided against AQ when it was there…

Hundreds are given the chance to renounce their adherance to the opposition, and side with ISIS…

No one is safe over there is safe at this point…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:49 PM

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram

Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 16m

#IRS Commissioner John Koskinen: “You can grumble and say what you want to about me in a hearing, but I’m not going away.”

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Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 17m

#IRS’s Koskinen on if his credibility was unfairly questioned at hearing: “I think so.”

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Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 18m

Koskinen on if lawmakers were grandstanding at #IRS hrng: There’s an element in any Congressional hearing of people playing to the crowd.

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Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 23m

#IRS’s Koskinen said he had never been subpoenaed to a hearing before. “If you want to have a hearing, I’m happy to come.”

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Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 23m

#IRS’s Koskinen says tough grilling before Congress “comes with the territory.”

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Chad Pergram @ChadPergram · 24m

After hearing, Koskinen tells reporters he did not “come out of retirement..to play games.” #IRS

canopfor on June 23, 2014 at 11:49 PM

…the weasel continued to grin that stupid malicious grin.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Separated at birth:

Koskinen-Gollum

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

wolly, I hope you saw the train on Drudge.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

G’d Evening all. Going to lurk for a while.

gh on June 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM

I’d settle for his retirement, and to be replaced by a true conservative.

The crying over the Cantor loss was too much for me.

cat_owner on June 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Koskinen-Gollum

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Sure would be an easy blend that one. Lolz!

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Without reading what you posted til now, right, it could be propaganda… but it ain’t no CGI movie…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:51 PM

gh on June 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Ah….okay we’ll be watching you.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Evening Newtie, I Hat Tipped you on the art direction at the gilled ones blog. Hope that was okay. I noticed RWM had Hat Tipped me over at her joint so I tweetied her to ask that she correct it. ; )
Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM

*smooooch!* Thank you, Bmore! I got the inspiration from a C-Span video (about the 18 minute mark), though… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Obama is sending 300 american troops to their deaths, I believe that after watching that video BF…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:30 PM

I have that concern also. There is no reason to send 300 “Advisors”. Obama caused this disaster “his August decision to commit only 3,000 to 5,000 troops to a possible mission in Iraq post-2011. This was far below the number judged necessary by our military commanders…

Iraqi political leaders may have been willing to risk a domestic backlash to support a substantial commitment of 10,000 or more troops. They were not willing to stick their necks out for such a puny force. Hence the breakdown of talks.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/06/we-must-be-as-careful-getting-out-of-iraq-as-we-were-careless-getting-in/

I like this contributor ^

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM

We need to go back into Iraq and crush ISIS and capture or kill their top guy. Not a popular thought. But we will end up fighting them one way or another–do it now before they get settled in.
As RWM said on another thread, when people say they are going to try to kill you, you should pay attention.

Doc Holliday on June 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Excellent, nova.

Schadenfreude on June 23, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Have you watched it? I cued it up. Made a second or two and off it went. I give them no quarter for their propaganda. I feel bad I gave them the hit at all.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:54 PM

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

…what bird is it…that pecks eyes out?…whish it would land on that senile old prick!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 23, 2014 at 11:54 PM

bluefox on June 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM

I do not want anyone going back, in any capacity…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:54 PM

We need to go back into Iraq and crush ISIS and capture or kill their top guy. Not a popular thought. But we will end up fighting them one way or another–do it now before they get settled in.
As RWM said on another thread, when people say they are going to try to kill you, you should pay attention.

Doc Holliday on June 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM

A much better idea would be if we just manned up and did to Iraq and Afghanistan what we should have done on 9/12/01… Just nuked them from the start. It’s the only damned way anything good is ever going to come out of the Middle East.

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:55 PM

*smooooch!* Thank you, Bmore!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM

HeIIfire, let me make that type a wee bit bigger then. Maybe I’ll get an XO.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:55 PM

JugEarsButtHurt on June 23, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Crows, and then vultures… :)

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Koskinen-Gollum

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

novaculus: Ya nailed that,hehe!:)

canopfor on June 23, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:54 PM

I did, the speeches they gave are scary…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:56 PM

A much better idea would be if we just manned up and did to Iraq and Afghanistan what we should have done on 9/12/01… Just nuked them from the start. It’s the only damned way anything good is ever going to come out of the Middle East.

oscarwilde on June 23, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Tempting….and unfortunately probably true. But whatever we do, we cannot let a terrorist organization set up shop there, period.

Doc Holliday on June 23, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Doc Holliday on June 23, 2014 at 11:52 PM

IF american troops are to go back and crush ISIS, then they will need every advantage, including nukes…

In fact send nukes no troops…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:58 PM

From EmergencyKittehs, I think she has a message for Koskinen!!

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 5h

Can’t resist RT. Nice kitty and feisty cat owner. Thanks Ma’am. From @EmrgencyKittens

https://twitter.com/EmrgencyKittens/status/481206339528835072/photo/1

canopfor on June 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Doc Holliday on June 23, 2014 at 11:58 PM

They are doing what terrorists do best, terrorize…

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Scrumpy on June 23, 2014 at 11:56 PM

So nothing has changed their position yet? Just one thing will do that. People don’t like to think about it. I wish I could insist on it. Should have strafed every last one. We are too kind.

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Koskinen-Gollum

novaculus on June 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Gollum is still the better of the two.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

BMore is up 6.3 on RCP.

He ran a good campaign.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:01 AM

BMore is up 6.3 on RCP.

He ran a good campaign.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Greek one, Bmore is always up, by 10 points.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM

ISIS do not respect any other arab countries, Kuwait, Bahrain or Saudi Arabia, they want them all to capitulate or die…

These nations ‘colude’ with the US/UK and with Israel to a degree, they want them gone, if these countries do not step up and help defeat ISIS, then nothing will but nukes…

Scrumpy on June 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM

For Newties wood pile.

Turn it up.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

BMore is up 6.3 on RCP.

He ran a good campaign.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Greek one, Bmore is always up, by 10 points.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Can I vote like a democrat, and vote for him 10 times?

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Greek one, Bmore is always up, by 10 points.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Well he is a strong finisher. Good on the stump because its wood.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:04 AM

wolly, did you see the train on Drudge?

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:04 AM

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

I would smooch you again but I’m afraid I might get punched.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Bmore on June 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM

The Iraqi’s left are turning and running, and then being found and shot, or given the opportunity to embrace ISIS and their Allah, they need real serious help and now not tomorrow…

We all know ISIS plan, and they are working it…

Scrumpy on June 24, 2014 at 12:05 AM

For Newties wood pile.

Turn it up.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Nice one… saw them back when my wife and I were dating… fantastic live…

PointnClick on June 24, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Well he is a strong finisher. Good on the stump because its wood.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Since you Greeks are the moochers of the EU, and you don’t have jobs, your mind has time for dirty work.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Chicago lamp posts to be fitted with data-collection sensors…

Are we allowed to say that? lamp posts?

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:06 AM

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

I would smooch you again but I’m afraid I might get punched.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Or your propeller super glued to your butt again…

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:06 AM

By the way, are you EVER going to open the bar? What the hell does a guy gotta do to get a Sam Adams Summer Ale around here?
PointnClick on June 23, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Because you asked, PnC… ;-)

[sets out "We Reserve The Right To Serve Whomever We Dang Well Please, Dammit!" signage...activates wireless drink stations and drone delivery service...sends PnC a Double Sam Adams Summer Ale...sends out Double Whatchudrinkin's...usual caveats apply...enters under "Monday Night Fights on Capitol Hill"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:06 AM

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