Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on June 26, 2014 by Allahpundit

“In the coming days, our team will look into the irregularities to determine whether a challenge is warranted,” McDaniel, 41, said of the allegations. “After we’ve examined the data, we will make a decision about whether and how to proceed.”…

Steffey, a professor of election law at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, detailed the barriers McDaniel would have to go through in order to claim victory, noting he would have to identify a “systemic problem so pervasive as to have the entire election thrown out,” something he believes is without precedent…

There were poll observers on the ground, but Steffey has seen no reports of widespread challenges. He noted there is a law that no one can vote in a primary without the intent to support that candidate in the general election, but says it is “unenforceable.”…

“It seems like the early stages of grief, where denial and bargaining is still going on,” he said.

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[McDaniel's] self-absorbed speech – which equated the broader conservative cause’s success with an already-lost election – reflects a relatively new tendency in conservative politics. Until recently, the party’s moderates – Wayne Gilchrest, Joe Schwarz, Lisa Murkowski, Dick Lugar – had always been the ones more likely to embrace the sore loser’s mantle, even as they and their allies complained that conservatives were destroying GOP unity. But the Right keeps finding new ways to give up the high ground.

Conservatives once had the patience to lose, keep fighting, and win slowly. Through the tragedies of Barry Goldwater’s landslide loss, Richard Nixon’s presidency, Gerald Ford’s 1976 nomination, and betrayals big and small by more than one President Bush, conservatives quietly did the unglamorous work of electing and promoting their candidates, state by state, district by district. Over decades, they changed the national political conversation. And they moved the Republican Party – not just its fringes, but its center and its establishment as well – far to the right of where it had once been.

But for some conservatives, patience has lately given way to demands for instant gratification. Why accept defeat just because we got fewer votes? So what if we failed to elect enough conservatives to defund Obamacare – we want it, and we want it right now. Or we all quit!

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“The establishment crossed the line last night,” Craig Shirley, a conservative political consultant and biographer of Ronald Reagan told Yahoo News in an interview Wednesday. “This is a win for the establishment, but it’s a win with an asterisk, because it’s so tainted that it might be one of those things where they’re going to be sorry they ever won the runoff in Mississippi.”…

Even though Cochran won, conservative activists say that the Mississippi race was a pivotal moment that will serve as the turning point for those who are increasingly fed up with the party.

“Last night in the long run may be the night that the GOP establishment died,” FreedomWorks Vice President Adam Brandon told Yahoo News. “The GOP can’t keep getting us to support their candidates when they’re literally using the other side to get their candidates across.”…

“This just threw gasoline onto the flames of the civil war,” said Richard Viguerie, a Republican activist and the chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. “What happened yesterday in Mississippi will resonate for years to come. It will become the battle cry, just like the Alamo. We will remember Mississippi.”

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According to one person involved in the discussions among the leaders of these groups, the possibilities include trying to build support for a third-party run by Mr. McDaniel — a move that would almost certainly draw Republican votes away from Mr. Cochran and help his Democratic challenger, Travis Childers.

In addition, some Tea Party leaders were discussing throwing their weight behind Mr. Childers. Though he is a Democrat, some of his views — he is anti-abortion and opposes the Affordable Care Act — are attractive to conservatives. “The Tea Party is so burned they may do something radical,” a conservative leader involved in the planning said, asking not to be named in order to discuss internal deliberations.

Some Tea Party supporters were pushing for Mr. McDaniel to wage a write-in campaign in the general election…

But Austin Barbour, a campaign adviser to Mr. Cochran, said Mr. McDaniel had run out of options. Mr. Barbour said that a write-in campaign would be illegal under Mississippi law — the ballots would be thrown out — and that Mr. McDaniel had missed the deadline to get on the ballot as an independent.

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In an interview with HuffPost Live, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said that Cochran could thank black voters by supporting efforts to re-establish protections in the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down last year.

“Our advocacy towards his office is to support amending the Voting Rights Act, free of any conditions such as voter ID,” Johnson said. “I think this is an opportunity for him to show some reciprocity for African-Americans providing a strong level of support for him.”

Johnson said that there are currently no Republicans who support re-establishing the formula eliminated by the Supreme Court last year, though Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and a handful of other Republicans have expressed support for restoring protections. Under the formula, states like Mississippi needed to receive federal clearance before making changes to the way that elections were held. Johnson added that other priorities for the Mississippi NAACP included getting more support for the state’s black colleges and universities as well as getting more federal allocations for communities represented by black elected officials.

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In reaching out to black voters in recent days, Cochran touted his support for the farm bill, for federal education funding, for the food-stamp program. But the GOP establishment’s debt requires a grander statement of gratitude than that. There’s the John Conyers bill calling for a study of slavery reparations—what measure is more suitable than that to be linked to an election in the state that was the headquarters of King Cotton? But if that’s a bridge too far, here are two other possibilities. Mississippi has rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, thus leaving uncovered 300,000 of its residents, most of them African-American—a classic example of the ways in which the state’s large racial minority has suffered at the hands of the state’s monolithically white and Republican power structure. Might Cochran and, more importantly, Haley Barbour call on their allies in Jackson to rethink that rejection of gobs of federal funds just waiting to be deployed in their impoverished state?

Or this: There is a movement afoot in Washington to pass new protections for the voting rights of minorities in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of key elements of the Voting Rights Act. Is there any more fitting way for Thad Cochran to express recognition of the role that African-American voters played in his survival—in the face of threats of voter intimidation from his Republican opponent—than to guarantee that black voters in Mississippi and elsewhere are unencumbered in their access to the polls? I don’t recall Cochran speaking up loudly in opposition when Mississippi passed a stringent voter ID law not long ago. Better late than never, Senator.

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Look at it this way: Cochran will roll into the general election with the usual advantages of long-term incumbency, which are certainly nothing to sneeze at… but his Democrat opponent will take away every single argument he used to win his runoff. There’s no bid Thad Cochran can make to buy Mississippi votes with federal taxpayer money that a Democrat cannot cheerfully beat. At some point in that bidding war, the Republican base starts throwing up its hands in disgust and staying home, assuming Cochran hasn’t already fatally wounded himself in the general election by pushing McDaniel’s very sizable cadre of supporters away, by using tactics that smeared them as much as McDaniel. And even if Cochran wins this time, he’s 76 years old and will retire soon, leaving an open seat that his last-ditch campaign has made more Democrat-friendly. Republicans who run as slightly less spendthrift defenders of the Democrat-dominated spending machine are assisting a seismic shift of American political consciousness that will eventually make it impossible for them to win, or indistinguishable from Democrats when they do…

The important struggle today isn’t truly partisan. It’s not even entirely about conservatives vs. liberals any more. It’s about the System versus those who want to shut it down before it runs out of taxpayer fuel, chokes on the liberties it devours, and blows apart. Thad Cochran’s quest to hang on to his seat provides a classic example of the System protecting itself, with both Republican and Democrat forces lined up beneath its banner. With a 2 percent victory in hand, the System’s mouthpieces are now busy declaring that everything McDaniel and his supporters believe is “extreme,” “radical,” and toxic for anyone interested in winning an election.

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As a local observer tells The Guardian, Cochran’s campaign was “sending mailers to people in black Jackson neighborhoods touting Cochran’s supposed support of public schools, HBCU [historically black colleges and universities] funding, and ‘blight protection for minority communities,’ even as people in richer, whiter neighborhoods were getting Cochran mailers featuring all white men and Cochran touting his pro-NRA, anti-abortion cred, and his ‘more than 100′ votes against Obamacare.”

Meanwhile, Cochran did not exactly have a history of appealing to black voters in the state, as you might expect from a politician of his generation in Mississippi. This report writes off Cochran as a product of the “Southern Strategy” who is accustomed to employing “coded, ‘wink-wink’ racism.” That’s the spin of a left-leaning observer, of course, but it is fair to assume that this view would have widespread currency among the black Democrats who turned out to vote for Cochran. So they “voted almost exclusively for the federal money Cochran brings home—not for the party that abandoned African-Americans back in the 1960s.”

Is this what racial politics all boils down to—that it’s not about who is racist or who isn’t, but merely about who can deliver the federal dollars? This is more evidence, in case it was needed, that racial politics in America is no longer actually about race or racism. It has been co-opted as a bludgeon for supporters of the welfare state.

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This political near-death experience for Mr. Cochran should not obscure truths that Republican officeholders ignore at their peril. Members of Congress had better stay connected to the politics of their state or district if they hope to win re-election. That doesn’t mean incumbents need to be in lock-step with every group on every issue. It does mean holding town hall meetings, staying in touch with local political leaders, listening to their concerns, treating them with respect by telling them when and why one disagrees, and cultivating allies…

Tuesday’s outcomes suggest local tea party groups have more influence than the national groups purporting to speak for them. A network of Mississippi tea party groups made Mr. McDaniel competitive. In Oklahoma, national groups like Club for Growth, Senate Conservative Fund and FreedomWorks could spend and endorse all they wanted, yet local tea party support for Mr. Lankford blunted these inside-the-Beltway groups’ impact in the Sooner State…

Former House Speaker Tip O’Neill once famously said, “All politics is local.” That doesn’t mean politics is only local or that lawmakers should only reflect the views of some groups back home at every moment. But constituents do want to know they’re being heard rather than forgotten. Politicians who forget that ancient lesson pay a price sooner or later.

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Via the Right Scoop.

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Report: 800 illegal crossover votes (Dem Primary voters then voting in the GOP Runoff) have been found in Hinds County alone.

WannabeAnglican on June 26, 2014 at 10:36 PM

It is 1,000 now.

https://twitter.com/ChuckCJohnson/status/482312728137043968

NWConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

You got a lot of damned gall to show up here after that unseemly screed you posted about 5:02 p.m. on the other thread.

bimmcorp on June 26, 2014 at 10:34 PM

5:02? Refresh my memory.

But today I mostly asked for donation for McDaniel. I want everyone to contribute to the cause.

coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Girl on House Hunters thinks all old houses are haunted. Won’t go in the basement. She needs therapy.

crankyoldlady on June 26, 2014 at 10:24 PM

ROFL

My wife was laughing in the den watching that exact show, she said the woman did some sort of candle ceremony or something to scare away the ghosts.

Bishop on June 26, 2014 at 10:34 PM

I’ve yet to see any of the Ghey guys on that channel be afraid
the homes they’re looking at are haunted…

ToddPA on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Scrumpy

Thanks, that was for me! I reminded everyone on the earlier headline thread that all those AA Dems that crossed over to vote for an evil R were in fact, as Rushbo said, Uncle Toms!! uncoolrepublica told me, ahem, F&CK U several tens of times because she is a first class Uncle Tom herself and a second rate idiot!!

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Report: 800 illegal crossover votes (Dem Primary voters then voting in the GOP Runoff) have been found in Hinds County alone.

WannabeAnglican on June 26, 2014 at 10:36 PM

More will be uncovered!

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

To Bmore and others here:

Quit harassing Coolrepublica and other commenters. The real disruptive trolls and harassers are people like bmore who posts off-topic comments in all the threads based on strange, petty personal grudges that he holds.

Please try to stick to commenting on the articles’ subjects and give the non-stop bullying a rest.

Try to contribute to discussions rather than creating a toxic, uncomfortable environment for other commenters. Just look where the non-stop bullying apparently got the notorious vulgarian KoolAid1.

Thank you.

bluegill on June 26, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Nobody here asked for your advice, Susan. MYOB.

bimmcorp on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

This is why I hope McDaniel doesn’t challenge. Because he stands very little chance of winning such a challenge no matter how justified.

As long as McDaniel fails to concede, establishment shills like David Freddoso ( who sounds a lot like Jen Ruben in that DC examiner article) will continue to complain about him being a “sore loser”

But a 183,000 faceless, and angry conservatives are far harder to deal with then a candidate who just lost.

What is more McDaniel is young, he still has his state senate seat and a possible shot at a future run either for House ( against Palazzo) or Senate ( either in a Special caused by Cochran’s retirement or against Wicker in 2018).
He shouldn’t burn every bridge over this.

Conservatives on the other hand should take a strong look at burning Cochran. Childers is quantitatively the same as Cochran only younger, and thus without Thad’s seniority less likely to do damage to the Republic.

MWC_RS on June 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Yeah I saw that.

Did cr apologise to you?

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

One of the first ever Moog Synth hits:

Kraftwerk “Autobahn”

A work of art… A great song to listen to when on the Interstate…

ConstantineXI on June 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Mississippi sure has a lot of family connections in the political world.

How convenient. Connie Cochran, the sister-in-law of corrupt progressive Republican Thad Cochran just so happens to be on the MIssissppi election commision. Connie Cochran is from District 4 of Hinds County, which saw the biggest jump in black Democrat votes in favor of Cochran. Isn’t that amazing?

http://im41.com/archives/53905#sthash.whKz6g4F.dpbs

Any potential conflicts there?

wren on June 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

HI folks-

Please don’t feed the trolls. At least not on QOTD.

It doesn’t make any sense to me, but if people want to have at them I wish they could get it out of their system earlier in the day.

When you feed them they hang around, and when you repeatedly engage them it pollutes the whole damn thread.

If we ignore them they can’t derail the proceedings and might even get bored and go away. Can’t we have one refuge from these sorry clowns?

novaculus on June 26, 2014 at 10:40 PM

How is your ghost, Omaha?

crankyoldlady on June 26, 2014 at 10:37 PM

He’s cool…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:40 PM

BlaxPac on June 26, 2014 at 10:36 PM

I also like Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES. I watched an interview with Loggins son….he said he thought McDonald was Santa Claus for many years. lol

CoffeeLover on June 26, 2014 at 10:40 PM

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

I am so sorry you had to bear witness to that tirade, it was totally uncalled for…

cr lacks brain cells :)

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:41 PM

If profits a party nothing if it gains the whole U.S. Senate if it sacrifices its soul…

https://twitter.com/ChuckCJohnson/status/482331208123052033

If you want the latest on the MS fraud story, Chuck is the guy to follow. He’s doing heroic work.

cat_owner on June 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Thanks, that was for me! I reminded everyone on the earlier headline thread that all those AA Dems that crossed over to vote for an evil R were in fact, as Rushbo said, Uncle Toms!! uncoolrepublica told me, ahem, F&CK U several tens of times because she is a first class Uncle Tom herself and a second rate idiot!!

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

I thought it was meany for Cochran and the Repubs.

crankyoldlady on June 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM

People are setting off what sound like bombs in my neighborhood. Be glad when the fourth is over with…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:43 PM

ConstantineXI on June 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Might you also be a fan of Jean Michel Jarre and Kraftwerk and Mike Oldfield?

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Yep, I looked it up today after we talked. This is the subject of conversation today. I have never seen so many people upset over the way this was done. I do think that Haley Barbour is getting the credit for the shenanigans. He truly may have won the battle and lost the war.

People here seem to know there is something terribly wrong with Thad Cochran. Many wonder how long he can last.

Travis Childers has already demanded four debates before Nov.

The General Election is going to be interesting.

We should know about the voter challenge in the next few days. I think they are looking in about 10 counties. I am not putting much faith in that. There are too many insiders(on the gravy train) involved in the election.

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

He’s cool…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Kitten is afraid of him but Ratso isn’t?

Judge_Dredd on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Good night.

KCB on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

May I suggest you follow Charles Johnson on Twitter @ChuckCJohnson; he is one of the few who is actually investigating the voting irregularities that are coming out.

reddevil on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

People are setting off what sound like bombs in my neighborhood. Be glad when the fourth is over with…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I hate it when they do it and the next day is a work day. It’s fireworks until 2am.

gophergirl on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

novaculus on June 26, 2014 at 10:40 PM

It’s done and over with :)

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Like Cochran, Lindsey will never get my vote. I’m voting for the Libertarian candidate (I don’t even know his name!!). I urge my brethren in Mississippi to do the same. Make sure these turds lose.

SouthernGent on June 26, 2014 at 10:45 PM

This is America of 2014 in a nutshell:

“Devo Freedom of Choice”

Freedom of Choice, it’s what you got… Freedom FROM CHOICE, it’s what you want…

ConstantineXI on June 26, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Kraftwerk “Autobahn”

A work of art… A great song to listen to when on the Interstate…

ConstantineXI on June 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

I like Born to be Wild for a driving song. Also Ventura Highway.

crankyoldlady on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM

KCB on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

(waving) Are you coming or going?

CoffeeLover on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM

ConstantineXI on June 26, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Might you also be a fan of Jean Michel Jarre and Kraftwerk and Mike Oldfield?

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I love the origins of 80′s Synthpop… Especially done on the Moog.

ConstantineXI on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Did cr apologise to you?

Scrumpy

F*ck no!! She’s a self-righteous idiot first, a moron second and human being last!!

She can’t even admit the that there is a sliver of hypocrisy in all those black Dems voting for an R to steal an election that they never will ultimately help him win in the end.

IDCare.

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Yep, I looked it up today after we talked. This is the subject of conversation today. I have never seen so many people upset over the way this was done. I do think that Haley Barbour is getting the credit for the shenanigans. He truly may have won the battle and lost the war.

People here seem to know there is something terribly wrong with Thad Cochran. Many wonder how long he can last.

Travis Childers has already demanded four debates before Nov.

The General Election is going to be interesting.

We should know about the voter challenge in the next few days. I think they are looking in about 10 counties. I am not putting much faith in that. There are too many insiders(on the gravy train) involved in the election.

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

The problem is that there are also a lot of people looking at this too. It is too hard to hide everything and the backlash has been almost unanimous except for maybe 5-10% of the GOPe staunchest (battered women syndrome) supporters.

NWConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM

If you want the latest on the MS fraud story, Chuck is the guy to follow. He’s doing heroic work.

cat_owner on June 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Sorry, I came in 2 minutes after your report. Good to see someone else is following what Chuck is working on. Hope if pans out.

reddevil on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM

I hate it when they do it and the next day is a work day. It’s fireworks until 2am.

gophergirl on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

You live in Ellison’s district, those are gunshots and pipe bombs.

Bishop on June 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Well then, if Chris isn’t successful at overturning the results I guess a lot of conservatives will be getting behind Childers.

cat_owner on June 26, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Yep, I looked it up today after we talked. This is the subject of conversation today. I have never seen so many people upset over the way this was done. I do think that Haley Barbour is getting the credit for the shenanigans. He truly may have won the battle and lost the war.

People here seem to know there is something terribly wrong with Thad Cochran. Many wonder how long he can last.

Travis Childers has already demanded four debates before Nov.

The General Election is going to be interesting.

We should know about the voter challenge in the next few days. I think they are looking in about 10 counties. I am not putting much faith in that. There are too many insiders(on the gravy train) involved in the election.

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Sorry. These two should have been linked.

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

5:02? Refresh my memory.

But today I mostly asked for donation for McDaniel. I want everyone to contribute to the cause.

coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

The other day, in a fit of anger, I made a rather nasty comment directed at verbaldouche. After a few moments of reflection, I had the good sense and integrity to offer a sincere apology to the troll.

While I can understand outbursts and the occasional nasty language that sometimes accompanies it, what I do not understand is you coming to THIS thread and gloating over yours. Doubling down as opposed to apologizing.

While I was in a forgiving mood earlier, I believe I am now leaning towards the side that would implore the mods to ban you and your unsavory balderdash.

bimmcorp on June 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I’m sorry to laugh at that but wow…!!

Ya gotta lotta heart, kid….I like that.

.

anuts on June 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Is anybody in the mainstream media covering this, or is it being totally ignored?

topdawg on June 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Thanks, that was for me! I reminded everyone on the earlier headline thread that all those AA Dems that crossed over to vote for an evil R were in fact, as Rushbo said, Uncle Toms!! uncoolrepublica told me, ahem, F&CK U several tens of times because she is a first class Uncle Tom herself and a second rate idiot!!

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

My old friend jam is here. Yes, on behalf of all us uncle toms one more time with feeling for old time sake.

F. oh you know the drill. :-)

Now are you here to offer me fried chicken and water Mellon? Oh no that was not you. Who was it again? Oh well I am sure it will come to me soon.

But nice to see you. There is bar here, but I don’t drink. But ask for a nice whiskey and it’s on me. I like to see old friends.

coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 10:48 PM

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM

You hit that nail right on the head!!

You won’t get one either but as you said IDK!!

Oh and welcome to QOTD!! :)

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:49 PM

The ULTIMATE Synth-Rock song ever made:

Van Halen: Jump

I want this played at my funeral. I love this song.

ConstantineXI on June 26, 2014 at 10:49 PM

https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/482353657199861760

topdawg on June 26, 2014 at 10:48 PM

OMG! LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

So true.

NWConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:49 PM

IDK = IDC!!

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:49 PM

You live in Ellison’s district, those are gunshots and pipe bombs.

Bishop on June 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

LOL!

Thankful Barry didn’t decide to come downtown today. It’s bad enough that we are going to have wash the Falls down with bleach after his visit today.

gophergirl on June 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I thought it was meany for Cochran and the Repubs.

crankyoldlady on June 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM

I think it was just stupid. Rs in MS aren’t going to forgive and forget. Cochran may very well lose in Nov. and I really don’t care. How in the world can we or any R support a leadership that would do that to the most invigorated wing of its party?

Stupid is as stupid does.

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Since we are still in Primary season, if McDaniel’s campaign can prove there were enough illegal votes to swing the election, then there should be plenty of time to hold another run-off election before November.

Next time the election officials should be held accountable for removing anybody who voted in the Democrat Primary from the voter lists.

In the meantime, arresting at least some of the people who voted in both the Democrat Primary and the Republican Run-off should reduce the number of people double voting in future elections.

wren on June 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM

People are setting off what sound like bombs in my neighborhood. Be glad when the fourth is over with…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:43 PM

One of my favorite Holidays….my Dad LOVED the 4th.

Every year he had 1/4 sticks and 1/2 sticks…Roman candles.
100 shot Saturns…we used to shoot bottle rockets AT each other.

Good times, good times….

The only year the police showed up was when he was firing
off his new Double barrel….The cop knew my Dad, and simply
said Jim, aren’t you getting a little old for this??

My Dad, holding a can of 16 oz. old Milwaukee. “No”.

ToddPA on June 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Is anybody in the mainstream media covering this, or is it being totally ignored?

topdawg on June 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Haven’t seen anyone mainstream. Check out Chuck Johnson who is doing a lot of work with background on Haley Barbour’s shenanigans and the voting irregularities.

reddevil on June 26, 2014 at 10:51 PM

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Don’t engage it… tempting it might be!!

It has no sense of humour :)

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I hate it when they do it and the next day is a work day. It’s fireworks until 2am.

gophergirl on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

My whole house shakes from some of them…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Tea Party, Inc. needs to get out of the candidate business. Use their money and power to push broad themes, constitutional amendments, etc. They’re inadvertently or deliberately driving weak minds off the ledge by trying to nominate marginally more conservative candidates.

cimbri on June 26, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Van Halen: Jump

I want this played at my funeral. I love this song.

ConstantineXI on June 26, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Lotta hair.

crankyoldlady on June 26, 2014 at 10:52 PM

May I suggest you follow Charles Johnson on Twitter @ChuckCJohnson; he is one of the few who is actually investigating the voting irregularities that are coming out.

reddevil on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

He’s doing an AWESOME job. He deserves our support, as he’s doing the work that no one else seems to want to do.

cat_owner on June 26, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Haven’t seen anyone mainstream. Check out Chuck Johnson who is doing a lot of work with background on Haley Barbour’s shenanigans and the voting irregularities.

reddevil on June 26, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Yep, been following him and he’s doing a great job.

topdawg on June 26, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I also like Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES. I watched an interview with Loggins son….he said he thought McDonald was Santa Claus for many years. lol

CoffeeLover on June 26, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Michael was always the White James Brown with some of his songs and lyrics…It takes a few…ok MORE than a few…listens to HEAR what the heck he’s actually singing.

BUT, Good God, what a voice…you KNOW who the heck is singing even when you didn’t catch the intro.

Speaking of James: The Definative Tea Party/Reagan Conservative Fight Song, IMHO.

BlaxPac on June 26, 2014 at 10:53 PM

ToddPA on June 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM

My Uncle was just like your Dad…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:53 PM

gophergirl on June 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM

With any luck you won’t find a dead hooker stuffed in the bushes at Minnehaha Falls while you’re bleaching the water.

Bishop on June 26, 2014 at 10:54 PM

The ULTIMATE Synth-Rock song ever made:

Van Halen: Jump

I want this played at my funeral. I love this song.

ConstantineXI on June 26, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Keep posting crap like that, and you’ll get your wish sooner than later. ////////////

Sorry, it was a “target-rich” environment, and seemed to fit in with the general mood in the room.

Keep ‘em spinnin’, Con-man. :)

Might help get folks in a better mood. Haven’t seen so many Cheerios pissed in since … well, I dunno.

Evening, everybody.

Alien on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 PM

He’s doing an AWESOME job. He deserves our support, as he’s doing the work that no one else seems to want to do.

cat_owner on June 26, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Would love for ‘Conservative’ FoxNews to maybe pick up on it. LOL Wishful thinking.

reddevil on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 PM

cimbri on June 26, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Here’s a second shovel.

Read Cochran’s Flyer enticing the democrats to vote for him, and spew that junk you just wrote out again.

Click my name to see the flyer featured in today’s blog.

kingsjester on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 PM

KCB on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

(waving) Are you coming or going?

CoffeeLover on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM

ROTFLMAO… As if Ken would know…

oscarwilde on June 26, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Oh and welcome to QOTD!! :)

Scrumpy

Thanks man! I’ve been here since Malkin opened the site. I just don’t comment much.

The race in MS pissed me off! I’ve noticed CR thinks she’s clever, like Obama.

I’d like to buy her for what she thinks she’s worth and sell her for what I think she’s worth.

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:56 PM

kingsjester on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Nice to see you up here!! :)

Keep up the good work KJ, I read you every day :)

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM

But nice to see you. There is bar here, but I don’t drink. But ask for a nice whiskey and it’s on me. I like to see old friends.
coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 10:48 PM

One of the few things “bar” here is YOU!

Pee. Off.

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Sorry. These two should have been linked.

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Thanks. I’m glad Childers is already asking for debates. Cochran will never agree, but he needs to keep up the pressure.

cat_owner on June 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Oh and welcome to QOTD!! :)

Scrumpy

Thanks man! I’ve been here since Malkin opened the site. I just don’t comment much.

The race in MS pissed me off! I’ve noticed CR thinks she’s clever, like Obama.

I’d like to buy her for what she thinks she’s worth and sell her for what I think she’s worth.

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I would like to be in the house please. I can’t handle hard labor. Thank you!

coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM

OMG! I’m too clever as well!!

I’d like to buy her for WHAT I THINK She’s worth…duh!!

I’m drinking wine!! LOL!

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I’d like to buy her for what she thinks she’s worth and sell her for what I think she’s worth.

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Not worth anything JAM!

Newtie and the Beauty just told it to “pee off” lmao!! ;D

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Hey, Alien. Long time no see.

crankyoldlady on June 26, 2014 at 10:58 PM

bluegill on June 26, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Girl, shouldn’t you be some where working on your You Tube Channel instead of hanging around here with all of us “filthy” “disgusting” people? It’s not going to create itself.

Also, remember you promised to give all of us “filthy” “disgusting” people the first preview since we are so nice….

Barred on June 26, 2014 at 10:59 PM

IIRC, Salem has been mentioned by the head of the RNC as a possible venue for some presidential campaign debates. If that is the case, I doubt they would think twice about tossing someone who posts the type of vulgarity cr uses. Has anyone complained and sent them a link of her recent accomplishment? I’ll bet she’ll go a overboard pronto.

butch on June 26, 2014 at 10:59 PM

May I suggest you follow Charles Johnson on Twitter @ChuckCJohnson; he is one of the few who is actually investigating the voting irregularities that are coming out.

reddevil on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

If Chuck C. Johnson is on Twitter, it would be useful if lots of conservatives signed up to follow his Twitter feed.

The number of followers is very visible on Twitter, so it will be much harder for the Left to bury the results of his research, if they can see that he has a large number of people following his Tweets.

wren on June 26, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Hinds GOP chair paid by Cochran PAC

A consulting firm owned by Hinds County GOP Chairman Pete Perry, who helps oversee primary elections, has been paid $60,000 by a super PAC that supports incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran.

This has raised questions about a conflict of interest from supporters of challenger Chris McDaniel. And questions about Perry’s involvement in an incident where McDaniel supporters were found locked in the Hinds Courthouse in the wee hours of the morning after election night….

INC on June 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Actually, I am a “gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrllllll”!! ;;))

H/T RWM!!

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM

BlaxPac on June 26, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Michael released an album overseas of the Motown songs. Awesome stuff. I’m still going through it. Funny I recently watched an hour of Where are They Now…of the Doobie Brothers. Talk about taking me way back. :)

CoffeeLover on June 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM

gophergirl on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM

My whole house shakes from some of them…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Bah… At least you neighbor don’t have a M60 Patton that he fires off on July 4th… (You would be surprised how far away you can hear that from)

oscarwilde on June 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

OMG! I’m too clever as well!!

I’d like to buy her for WHAT I THINK She’s worth…duh!!

I’m drinking wine!! LOL!

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Would you like a refill massah?

coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Tea Party, Inc. needs to get out of the candidate business. Use their money and power to push broad themes, constitutional amendments, etc. They’re inadvertently or deliberately driving weak minds off the ledge by trying to nominate marginally more conservative candidates.

cimbri on June 26, 2014 at 10:52 PM

The GOPe needs to die off already. You are defending power mad psychopaths who represent lobbyists first and foremost and who are willing to side with Democrats to defeat their potentially most passionate supporters.

Your support of race baiting is sickening.

NWConservative on June 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The afternoon thunderstorms knocked the humidity out of here. My parent’s generation used to call this front porch sleeping weather…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Thank you all. I love you guys.

https://twitter.com/senatormcdaniel/status/482332148691513345

cat_owner on June 26, 2014 at 11:02 PM

That link will become the new glutch. hahahaha. My own tribute.

A girl can dream.

Work it scrumpy. Do your magic. 1 month minimum.

coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 10:30 PM

What is a glutch?

I would like to be in the house please. I can’t handle hard labor. Thank you!

coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM

You and the slave of HA are slaves in your own minds. Free yourselves, for good, for Christ’s sake.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:02 PM

[sets out "We Reserve The Right To Serve Whomever We Dang Well Please, DAMMIT!!" signage...activates wireless drink stations and drone delivery service...tosses bar keys to Scrumpy, OC, Judge, COL, CL, SG, Todd, KingJ and, aw heck, Scrumpy, please pick two others for me, please?]

[sends out first round of Double Whatchudrinkin's...usual caveats apply...sets Robo-Bouncer on "Flash Bang"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 11:03 PM

OT- but has there been any talk of McDaniel going all Murkowski on Thad’s azz and start working on a write in campaign and pull enough votes away from the ol’ coot and show the Republican Power base 2 can play at that game?
After all, they had no problem with the corrupt crony Murkowski doing that in AK…..screw them and screw this Cochran moron sleeping with the enemy.
Ok- now back to the idiot box.

FlaMurph on June 26, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Thanks. I’m glad Childers is already asking for debates. Cochran will never agree, but he needs to keep up the pressure.

cat_owner on June 26, 2014 at 10:57 PM

McDaniel should either debate in Cochran’s place or have a paper cutout of him between Childers and McDaniel.

NWConservative on June 26, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Is anybody in the mainstream media covering this, or is it being totally ignored?

topdawg on June 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

haha, reminds me of the old tree falling in the woods joke

faraway on June 26, 2014 at 11:04 PM

If Chuck C. Johnson is on Twitter, it would be useful if lots of conservatives signed up to follow his Twitter feed.

The number of followers is very visible on Twitter, so it will be much harder for the Left to bury the results of his research, if they can see that he has a large number of people following his Tweets.

wren on June 26, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Yes, and retweet what you can also. The more help he gets, the better.

https://twitter.com/ChuckCJohnson

cat_owner on June 26, 2014 at 11:04 PM

OC, over here

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:05 PM

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Actually, I am a “gurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrllllll”!! ;;))

H/T RWM!!

Scrumpy

Me too! I like the anonymity of ambiguous he/she handles, but doesn’t matter to me if HA knows I’m a chick.

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Would you like a refill massah?
coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Robo-Bouncer…do your dooty!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 26, 2014 at 11:05 PM

OC, over here

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Yeah, I saw that, thanks…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Michael released an album overseas of the Motown songs. Awesome stuff. I’m still going through it. Funny I recently watched an hour of Where are They Now…of the Doobie Brothers. Talk about taking me way back. :)

CoffeeLover on June 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM

One of the few benifits of the “Music” channels is the “Behind The Music” style segments. VH1 does it the way MTV *used* to do shows, and its interesting as hell.

The Doobies have a amazing “Big Band” sound and offered a damned relief from the sugar-pop music & disco of the 70′s…with other bands like Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, etc, they had “That Sound” that made them stand out.

BlaxPac on June 26, 2014 at 11:06 PM

cimbri on June 26, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Here’s a second shovel.

Read Cochran’s Flyer enticing the democrats to vote for him, and spew that junk you just wrote out again.

Click my name to see the flyer featured in today’s blog.

kingsjester on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 PM

No don’t you remember? It is only bad if conservatives threaten to work with Democrats to punish the GOP leadership.

They went a step further and blatantly did it. And smeared the entire conservative base along with it by perpetuating racial hate.

Cimbri and his ilk are a-ok with that.

NWConservative on June 26, 2014 at 11:06 PM

ToddPA on June 26, 2014 at 10:50 PM

My Uncle was just like your Dad…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Most of these guys are no longer with us…..

And I firmly believe it shows in the direction of our Nation.

Sad really…

ToddPA on June 26, 2014 at 11:06 PM

You and the slave of HA are slaves in your own minds. Free yourselves, for good, for Christ’s sake.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Brace yourself, I have just being bought and I am worth nothing. I heard what happened to the field slaves and I know I wouldn’t last a day. So I requested a house position.

coolrepublica on June 26, 2014 at 11:07 PM

The picture of the demented coot, who can’t pee without McCain, or Barbour or Karl Rove holding his pen*s, is a classic. Every time I see it I laugh and it reminds me of the other coot, Byrd. That one they had to bring in from the grave, for each vote.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:07 PM

The GOP has betrayed you…again

The GOP will betray you

That’s my takeaway from this election.

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on June 26, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Most of these guys are no longer with us…..

And I firmly believe it shows in the direction of our Nation.

Sad really…

ToddPA on June 26, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Yep. The greatest generation…

OmahaConservative on June 26, 2014 at 11:08 PM

JAM on June 26, 2014 at 11:05 PM

There is a certain greek guy who hangs out here, he’s funny and a flirt ;)

Scrumpy on June 26, 2014 at 11:08 PM

One of the few benifits of the “Music” channels is the “Behind The Music” style segments. VH1 does it the way MTV *used* to do shows, and its interesting as hell.

The Doobies have a amazing “Big Band” sound and offered a damned relief from the sugar-pop music & disco of the 70′s…with other bands like Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, etc, they had “That Sound” that made them stand out.

BlaxPac on June 26, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Chicago was a damn good band….

ToddPA on June 26, 2014 at 11:08 PM

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