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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Hah

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Scrumpy on June 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I agree and will defend what you have said to the death unless someone finds it offensive.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Gonna turn in, catch you again tomorrow :)

Good Night all, and God Bless!!

**POP**

Scrumpy on June 24, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Where is he?

He is Axe.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Ditto!! :)

**POP**

Scrumpy on June 24, 2014 at 12:09 AM

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.

*Since there’s been widespread misunderstanding of this phrase in particular, let me clarify it. By “common sense,” I meant this person’s version of common sense, which is nonsensical; that is, reasoning that keeping one dollar and refusing three from the federal government makes Mississippi come out on top. This version of “common sense” flies in the face of not only basic arithmetic, but also the lessons learned in any high school civics class (e.g., the difference in duties, responsibilities, and authority of the state legislature versus the U.S. Congress). There are similar discrepancies in the versions of Jesus and the Constitution, but hopefully the clarification of what I meant by “common sense” will serve as sufficient illumination.

Kate Cochran on facebook.com

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With your opponent’s daughter campaigning against you like this, how can you possibly lose?

listens2glenn on June 24, 2014 at 12:10 AM

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

I prefer to play it safe, Bmore…Dear Mr(s) Bmore (or suitable substitute) might beat my patoot to a bloody pulp if we got caught… ;-)

And yes, the thought is there! (((HUGS)))

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Just 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

In the old days, one might have thought he was lying his ass off.

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

MeanWhile,…;

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 12h

MORE: The previously secret memo provided legal justification for the killing of a U.S.-born al-Qaida leader: http://apne.ws/1jJsOEe

The Associated Press @AP · 12h

BREAKING: NY court releases memo that justified using drones to kill US citizen abroad in terror war.
=============================

Frank Thorp V @frankthorpNBC · 8h

Cong. Progressive Caucus puts out heavily redacted press release on the drone memo released today:

https://twitter.com/frankthorpNBC/status/481172159591907328/photo/1

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Indecent.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Dear God…

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

with a capital ‘i’.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Scrumpy on June 24, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Yes I posted the five year plan they have in mind earlier today. You’ll find little disagreement with me on what should have been done. Unfortunately those things change as they do not get done. The blood will flow freely now for a while longer. We won’t act in any significant fashion I think.

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

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 Bartender on June 24, 2014 at 12:06 AM

‘Bout damned time… I’m parched. I’ll try to keep it from affecting my tips… The double probably saved you…

PointnClick on June 24, 2014 at 12:12 AM

For Newties wood pile.
Turn it up.
Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM

*smooooch!*

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

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Lolz! I made it bigger anyway. No bigger though! ; )

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

And,…..:

The Associated Press @AP · 13h

VIDEO: Egyptian court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera journalists to 7 years each in prison: http://apne.ws/1l3DuNT
=================================

The Associated Press @AP · 19h

MORE: The journalists–an Australian, a Canadian-Egyptian and an Egyptian–faced terrorism-related charges: http://apne.ws/1pCUSyM

The Associated Press @AP · 19h

BREAKING: Egyptian court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera journalists to 7 years each in prison.

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

I’m parched. I’ll try to keep it from affecting my tips… The double probably saved you…
PointnClick on June 24, 2014 at 12:12 AM

*smooooch!*

[tosses bar keys to PnC... ;-) ]

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

For the second time in three weeks, Thad Cochran is facing the prospect of becoming the first incumbent senator to lose a re-election bid this cycle.

But unlike the June 3 GOP primary in Mississippi, which Cochran narrowly lost, there will be no second chances in Tuesday’s runoff. This could well be the 36-year Senate veteran’s last hurrah.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

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

Golly. That was a nice one. Now I’m blushing.

Parmenides on June 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

With your opponent’s daughter campaigning against you like this, how can you possibly lose?

listens2glenn on June 24, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Wonder when she was first proud of Mississippi…?

d1carter on June 24, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Oh and Newtie, Miss Lamar is not aggressive. Well not normally. Say, have you seen arnold lately?

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Dear God…

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Schadenfreude: Insurgents,..hmmmm:)

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:15 AM

The Associated Press @AP · 19h
BREAKING: Egyptian court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera journalists to 7 years each in prison.
canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Whoa. I mean, granted, when in Rome you play by Rome’s rules, but still…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:16 AM

We won’t act in any significant fashion I think.

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Correction

We won’t act in any significant fashion I don’t think.

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:16 AM

*smooooch!*

[tosses bar keys to PnC... ;-) ]

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

OK, that worked… that, and the ample cleavage…

PointnClick on June 24, 2014 at 12:16 AM

McDaniel zeroed in on his opponent’s appearance with McCain, saying in an email to supporters that “when you total up the amount of time that Cochran and McCain have been in the Senate, you get 62 years. They’ve been in Washington for a combined 72 years. That’s a long time, and a long list of appropriations.”

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Oh and Newtie, Miss Lamar is not aggressive. Well not normally. Say, have you seen arnold lately?
Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Yes, Bmore–on the CNN/VA thread while the hearing was on.

That’s comforting to know about Miss Lamar, but I’m not taking any chances… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Good Night Scrumpy, Pleasant Dreams

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Note that this pig made very little news:

Shadowy Obama Megadonor Indicted On Fraud And Manslaughter Charges

You know the drill, -now imagine he’s a Republican etc.

slickwillie2001 on June 24, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Arnold seen here @

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

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:18 AM

OK, that worked… that, and the ample cleavage…
PointnClick on June 24, 2014 at 12:16 AM

o_O

*blush* Why, thank you, PnC! That made my night! :-D

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:18 AM

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

I didn’t see you here arnold. How is my favorite one this evening?

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Say, have you seen arnold lately?

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:14 AM

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Whoa. I mean, granted, when in Rome you play by Rome’s rules, but still…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:16 AM

NATB: Ya no kidding,..from early this morning:)

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Lolz! I made it bigger anyway. No bigger though! ; )
Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

*smoooch!* You’re a doll, Bmore!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Creeps

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM

; )

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Scrumpy on June 24, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Niters and sleep well, Scrumpy!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Watching the repeat of Megyn’s show, and there is a story of DHS hiring contractors MONTHS AGO to transport unaccompanied minors north to the USA… WTF?

This is deliberate, premeditated enemy action…

1100 rounds of 7.62×39 arriving at the end of the week…

PointnClick on June 24, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Naturally, llahpundit has a Post Photo CHEERING Thad’s CochRan instead of Chris McDaniel….

…should be GONE Tomorrow!

williamg on June 24, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Say, have you seen arnold lately?

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:14 AM

No, he’s all drunked up after watching the IRS hearing.

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Creeps
Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Shades and drapes–invest and use.

Poivoits!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Meant to ask you, did you see the photoshop bill they are trying to get through? I had left you a note here.

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Kate Cochran on facebook.com

With your opponent’s daughter campaigning against you like this, how can you possibly lose?

listens2glenn on June 24, 2014 at 12:10 AM

What a nut. What kind of Republican in MS would she think that might appeal to? She sounds like a Demoncrat. McDaniel had better win.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:14 AM

No, he’s all drunked up after watching the IRS hearing.

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Good for the little piggy… cause ya know that’s the closest we’re going to get to justice.

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:24 AM

I didn’t see you here arnold. How is my favorite one this evening?

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:19 AM

Pretty good Mr. B, just can’t believe how great things are.

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Gonna turn in, catch you again tomorrow :)

Good Night all, and God Bless!!

**POP**

Scrumpy on June 24, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Scrumpy: Night Scrumps:)

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:25 AM

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:22 AM

Good times eh? About time too. We really have to improve the team for next season. Trey got after it good though. GOPe drowning in shit. Hope he never becomes one of them. *clink!*

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Note that this pig made very little news:

Shadowy Obama Megadonor Indicted On Fraud And Manslaughter Charges

You know the drill, -now imagine he’s a Republican etc.

slickwillie2001 on June 24, 2014 at 12:18 AM

He’s got a possibly Islamic name and look, and is a democrat. The MSM is utterly uninterested in any reporting on his case–way too many sacred cows to protect there.

Doc Holliday on June 24, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Real, REAL Gone!!….

williamg on June 24, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Dedicated to the GOPe…

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Good for the little piggy… cause ya know that’s the closest we’re going to get to justice.

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:24 AM

I was watching that and was like, “let me elaborate and help your memory, Koskinen.”

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

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

I’ve been following this and what I’ve seen so far (pics) and descriptions of what they are doing leaves little to the imagination.

It know it’s very upsetting Scrumpy, but there is little we can do but pray. Those that would have done things differently in Iraq didn’t have the power and those that had the power, well you see the result.

The people that need to watch the videos you linked to are those that have the power to do something to stop it. Alas, I doubt if any help will be coming from the U.S.

I just pray for protection of our Military.

bluefox on June 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:17 AM

That’s just disgusting. How do these morons keep getting elected? I would vote for the other guy if for no other reason than CHANGE.

But there are lots of other Congress critters who have been in for decades. That includes Roberts and Alexander.

Way past due for these clowns to retire.

cat_owner on June 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

Watching the repeat of Megyn’s show, and there is a story of DHS hiring contractors MONTHS AGO to transport unaccompanied minors north to the USA… WTF?

This is deliberate, premeditated enemy action…

1100 rounds of 7.62×39 arriving at the end of the week…

PointnClick on June 24, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Of course it is. Obama is increasingly going to do as much to “fundamentally transform” this country as he can.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Speaking of Elections:

FoxNewsInsider @FoxNewsInsider · 1h

‘My Platform Begins With God’: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Nephew Zach Dasher Running for Congress http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/06/23/%E2%80%98my-platform-begins-god%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98duck-dynasty%E2%80%99-nephew-zach-dasher-running-congress … @HannityShow

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/06/23/%E2%80%98my-platform-begins-god%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98duck-dynasty%E2%80%99-nephew-zach-dasher-running-congress

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Dedicated to the GOPe…

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

or this.

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:28 AM

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:24 AM

I was watching that and was like, “let me elaborate and help your memory, Koskinen.”

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

My fav was Gowdy demanding if Koskinen had evewn looked up the relevant legal statutes so that he would know if a crime had even been committed, then demanding how he could possible say that hadn’t been when he didn’t even know what constituted a crime.

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM

Kate Cochran on facebook.com

.
With your opponent’s daughter campaigning against you like this, how can you possibly lose?
listens2glenn on June 24, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Um…she DOES realize, does she not, that her father’s politics are of “The New Right,” right? Call me cynical, but her screech in the first paragraph sums up exactly what we do NOT like about the socialist Republicans (aka GOPe)…

She’s one confused cookie, she is she is…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM

CoffeeLover,..here ye go:

‘People Want to Know What’s True’: Megyn Kelly Presses State Dept. Spokesperson on Iraq Crisis

by Fox News Insider // Jun 23 2014 // 10:31pm
As seen on The Kelly File
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State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf was on “The Kelly File” tonight after terrorists claimed control of four more Iraqi cities over the weekend.

Megyn Kelly asked Harf if the gains we have achieved in Iraq have slipped away under the Obama administration.

“This is a very different threat that we’re looking at today than we’ve seen before in Iraq,” Harf responded.

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/06/23/megyn-kelly-presses-state-dept-spokesperson-marie-harf-iraq-crisis

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM

If there remains any doubt that the GOPe hates the tea party more than democrats, let it be erased now.

topdawg on June 24, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Bmore, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has lost her once good mind.

I hope it keeps failing. I had seen the ugly pic. but not the bill.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM

topdawg on June 24, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Yep, starting with the NRSC, who have spent a fortune trying to prop up the old man in MS.

cat_owner on June 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Dedicated to the GOPe…
oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

I would’ve gone with this one (and add some lyrics!), but, hey, what do I know?

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Gov’t Confirms Authenticity of Contract Request for ‘Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children’ at the Border

Screen shot of the bid is in the article

CoffeeLover on June 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM

I can’t help but wonder how many 11 year old girls (and boys, for that matter) lost their virginity on this journey…

PointnClick on June 24, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Gov’t Confirms Authenticity of Contract Request for ‘Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children’ at the Border

Screen shot of the bid is in the article

CoffeeLover on June 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM

The swine claimed that “it was just contingency planning”.

Sure, we believe every word from these charlatans.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Gov’t Confirms Authenticity of Contract Request for ‘Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children’ at the Border

Screen shot of the bid is in the article

CoffeeLover on June 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM

CL:0
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** Immigration **:

Hundreds of TODDLERS caught crossing border alone as immigration crisis deepens

The Border Patrol has detained 378 unaccompanied children aged two or less since Oct 1, more than a quarter of whom were under a year old
About 174,000 people in total have been arrested at the border, including 52,000 children, as a flood of migrants from Central America overwhelm authorities
The surge is creating a dire shortage of detention space and forcing the Border Patrol to release immigrants while they await deportation proceedings
The Obama Administration aims to tackle the deepening problem by sending the overflow to other states and building new facilities

By Bryan Keogh

Published: 14:31 GMT, 22 June 2014 | Updated: 17:15 GMT, 22 June 2014

Hundreds of infants and toddlers have reportedly been captured by border officers after crossing into the U.S. illegally from Mexico unaccompanied by an adult as a growing number of migrants from Central America overwhelm detention centers in Texas.

The U.S. Border Patrol detained 378 children aged two or less who were traveling without a parent or guardian from Oct 1 through June 11, according to data obtained by Fusion from the office of a high-ranking Democratic senator who wasn’t identified. Of those, 95 were under a year old.

Parents may be sending their wee ones across the border in hopes they will be allowed to stay, fueled in part by misconceptions among migrants that people with children can enter the U.S. legally.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2665029/Hundreds-TODDLERS-try-cross-border-immigration-crisis-deepens.html
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Hundreds of Toddlers Said to Be Taken Into Custody at the Border

Updated 06/20/2014, 04:59PM
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Hundreds of infants and toddlers ages 2 years or younger have allegedly been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol while crossing the border illegally without a parent or guardian in the past year.

From October 1, 2013 to June 11, Border Patrol detained 378 unaccompanied children ages two or younger, according to data obtained by Fusion from the office of a high-ranking Democratic senator. Of those children, 95 were infants under 1 year old.

Fusion tried multiple times by phone and in writing to confirm the reports with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security, but no official would comment specifically, and instead referred to a

previous statement.

http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-border-unaccompanied-children

The Department of Health and Human Services, charged with the care of unaccompanied minors caught at the border, did not respond to a request for comment.

Omar Zamora, a spokesperson for the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector, limited his comment to: “We are receiving children of all ages.”

Official data from last year shows that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement logged 27 deportations of children under the age of two, suggesting the federal government has processed infants in the past.

Emily Butera, a senior program officer at the Women’s Refugee Commission, said she has seen unaccompanied babies in the shelter system in past years, but that the problem is getting worse. She said the youngest kids are sometimes sent across the border with older siblings, or with paid smugglers.

Butera said the average age of an unaccompanied child migrant is now 14 years old, younger than in previous years. “And we’re seeing more babies and toddlers than we had in the past,” she said.

The phenomenon puts an exclamation point on the greater immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border. Roughly 52,000 unaccompanied minors have been apprehended at the border since October 2013, an increase fueled largely by people fleeing Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

In response to what the White House has called an “urgent humanitarian situation,” the Obama administration on Friday announced major policy changes to step up enforcement of existing immigration laws.

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters that his department is searching for locations to open new detention centers that are suited to house adults with children. He said the government will expand the use of alternatives to detention, such as electronic monitoring devices, to track migrants who are released from custody.

Many recently arrived migrants have reportedly been released from custody to stay with relatives. They are instructed to report to the nearest immigration detention center for processing. Mayorkas on Friday could not provide an exact number of immigrants who have been released to family members and asked to return to custody.

He did, however, say that more immigration judges and asylum officers will be sent to the border region to help speed up processing.

The government’s enforcement beef-up comes as the White House tries to combat the misperception south of the border that Central American migrants can enter the U.S. legally if they are traveling with children. Between last October and the end of May, 39,000 adults with children have been apprehended at the border, Mayorkas said.

The flood tide has forced the Obama administration to pursue coordinated strategies on both sides of the border. Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Guatemala on Friday to enlist Central American leaders for help. He phoned Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández to say that child migrants are not eligible for deportation relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The White House did, however, offer an additional $10 million to Central American governments to re-integrate young migrants who are sent back to their home countries

White House Domestic Policy Director Cecilia Muñoz said Biden’s trip is to combat the “misinformation that is being deliberately planted by the criminal organizations… about what people can expect if they come to the United States.”

Republicans blame Obama’s immigration policies for triggering the influx of Central American children.

“The policies of your administration have directly resulted in the belief by these immigrants that once they reach U.S. soil, they will be able to stay here indefinitely,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wrote in a letter to President Obama on Friday.

The letter called on the president to deploy National Guard troops to “deal with the needs of these children and relieve border patrol.” Mayorkas said the administration was reviewing the letter, but that the National Guard is not normally deployed in situations like this.

The White House hopes increased law enforcement will slow the migrant rush. But Democrats and immigrant-rights groups hope the increased effort won’t result in mass detentions.

“We don’t want to be warehousing young children,” said Karen Tumlin, the managing attorney for the National Immigration Law Center.

“There are alternatives to detention like ankle bracelets and supervision to manage the backlog in processing that are much more humane and cost-effective than taxpayer-funded public or for-profit detention centers,” said Douglas Rivlin, a spokesman for Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.)

Infants and toddlers represent a small fraction of the unaccompanied children detained at the border, but they present a unique challenge, authorities say.

“Apprehending infants and children can be difficult for Border Patrol agents; our facilities are not designed with people that young in mind,” said Shawn Moran, a spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council. “We often have minimal amounts of diapers, formula, and other items for the care of infants and toddlers.”

http://fusion.net/leadership/story/hundreds-toddlers-custody-border-796786

canopfor on June 23, 2014 at 4:42 AM

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:34 AM

Too funny

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:35 AM

My fav was Gowdy demanding if Koskinen had evewn looked up the relevant legal statutes so that he would know if a crime had even been committed, then demanding how he could possible say that hadn’t been when he didn’t even know what constituted a crime.

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM

The repubs all did a pretty decent job. I liked one guy early on, questioning about the IRS budget.

arnold ziffel on June 24, 2014 at 12:35 AM

If there remains any doubt that the GOPe hates the tea party more than democrats, let it be erased now.

topdawg on June 24, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Yep, starting with the NRSC, who have spent a fortune trying to prop up the old man in MS.

cat_owner on June 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM

It’s insanity. They’re desperate after Cantor’s loss I think.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM

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

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Graphic, indeed … but worthwhile, if you can handle it.

theconservativevoices.com website has a link to this video on youtube, but youtube removed it due to “violent content”.

listens2glenn on June 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Can you believe this corpse?

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM

They just never cease. Guess I’ll start getting in real trouble now for going out of my way to make em look so good. ; )

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Dedicated to the GOPe…

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

oscarwilde: Me loves Rainbow,..very nice:)

Rainbow – Man on the Silver Mountain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9nfVrusSMg

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:38 AM

They’re desperate after Cantor’s loss I think.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM

They’re afraid of a repeat. Otherwise they’d claim “one exception”.

Make it happen Mississippi!!!

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:38 AM

cat_owner on June 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM

It’s insanity. They’re desperate after Cantor’s loss I think.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM

They keep trying to turn America into a Marxist Banana Republic, yet seem unaware of how often the politicians in Marxist Banana Republic end up being lined up against a wall and… kicked out of office…

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Too funny
Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Why and when are Dems allowed to vote in a GOP primary?

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:39 AM

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM

(waving) and BIG HUGS….
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I heard that Schad and I’m with you….BS

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PointnClick…I’m afraid they might be even younger.

Cloward and Pivan and Alinsky rolled up in one clear shot.

CoffeeLover on June 24, 2014 at 12:39 AM

They just never cease. Guess I’ll start getting in real trouble now for going out of my way to make em look so good. ; )

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Fluke both sides, in bad way, into oblivion. I hate the Rs more than the D-rats.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Why and when are Dems allowed to vote in a GOP primary?

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Only those Ds who did not vote in the first primary—>runoff can vote for him now. Imagine the chicanery…

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Fluke both sides, in bad way, into oblivion. I hate the Rs more than the D-rats.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:39 AM

I’m an equal opportunity hater, I hate all corrupt politicians.

oscarwilde on June 24, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Only those Ds who did not vote in the first primary—>runoff can vote for him now. Imagine the chicanery…
Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:41 AM

I remember the chicanery, and it got us Severe Squish Mitt…

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:41 AM

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM

It started before the Cantor loss. Brad Dayspring, the NRSC hack, was criticizing McDaniel and making outrageous statements before Cantor was defeated.

If only he spent half as much time going after Ds. As I said, it’s absolutely disgusting the way they have treated a conservative, and fellow R.

They really would rather see a D win than a conservative. I don’t doubt that at all.

cat_owner on June 24, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Good Luck Tomorrow Ole Miss. Good Luck America!

Good Night All.

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:42 AM

They’re afraid of a repeat. Otherwise they’d claim “one exception”.

Yep.

Make it happen Mississippi!!!

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:38 AM

=)

I despised Cantor, he was one of my least favorite Repubs, lower on my list than Boehner and McConnell. After seeing the sh!t that’s going on in MS, I think I want Cochran to lose even more than I did Eric.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Good Night All.
Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Niters and sleep well, Bmore! Our best to Dear Miss Lamar!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Nite Scrumps and Bmore

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on June 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Graphic, indeed … but worthwhile, if you can handle it.

theconservativevoices.com website has a link to this video on youtube, but youtube removed it due to “violent content”.

listens2glenn on June 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM

This is Des Moines and Wichita and Orlando, if we can’t turn the Obamatanic…

PointnClick on June 24, 2014 at 12:44 AM

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM

‘xactly!!!

Don’t want to curse it. Never celebrate before it’s time.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Good evening..:)
Dire Straits on June 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM

*smoooch!*

Evenin’, Dire!

[sends Dire a Double Whatchudrinkin'...enters under "Night Shift"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Fluke both sides, in bad way, into oblivion. I hate the Rs more than the D-rats.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Why??..Honest question..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on June 24, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Dire Straits on June 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM

Hi Dire (waving) Now I really know I’m up past my bedtime.

Newtie….I’ll need the alarm for tomorrow am! lol

CoffeeLover on June 24, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on June 24, 2014 at 12:46 AM

CoffeeLover on June 24, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on June 24, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Now I really know I’m up past my bedtime.
Newtie….I’ll need the alarm for tomorrow am! lol
CoffeeLover on June 24, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Niters and sleep well, CL! I’ll be right behind you

Newtie and the Beauty on June 24, 2014 at 12:47 AM

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