July 16, 2014

From the department of “you don’t say”….

Erick Erickson, “CONFIRMED: Senate Republican Leaders Paid for Attacks Against Conservatives:”

I can confirm that the attack ads in Mississippi run by “All Citizens for Mississippi” were funded by Senate Republicans, including Senators Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker, and Roy Blunt. It appears our Senate Republican leaders are willing to risk losing a Senate majority so long as they can get their own re-elected. Yes folks, it is true. I can confirm what we all suspected.

The advertisements attacked Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel and painted conservative Republicans and tea party activists as racists. According to documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission, All Citizens for Mississippi received funding from a Haley Barbour backed group called Mississippi Conservatives.

Mississippi Conservatives, in turn, was funded in part by Sally Bradshaw of the RNC’s Growth and Opportunity Project, former RNC Chairman and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, the United States Chamber of Commerce, and the political action committees created for Senators Mitch McConnell ($50,000), John Cornyn ($50,000), Rob Portman ($25,000), Bob Corker ($25,000), and Roy Blunt ($5,000).

Interestingly, Sally Bradshaw and Henry Barbour (Haley Barbour’s nephew) worked on the autopsy of the 2012 GOP loss.

I guess to people like our establican-forgving friend Dana, who we all recall defended the Cochran campaign (and the backslapping, giddy celebration of its success by the likes of Rove, McCain, et al),  this is nothing more than the fair, rough-and-tumble, by-the-rules sport of blood politics. But to me, it’s an assault — not only on those in Mississippi who will now lack Republican representation (a man who wins by pandering to liberal Democrats and rallies blacks by claiming the constituency he otherwise hopes to represent is made up of racist throwbacks is not a representative of his party; he is a representative of the final vote tally), but on all of us who see an impotent GOP establishment declaring war on those it is supposed to govern for, while working to compromise with those who would take that very notion of consent of the governed and nullify it completely.

I won’t be complicit in any of it.  My not voting for Republicans — or staying home entirely when it comes to votes for national office — is NOT a vote for Democrats, and never was.  It is a refusal to vote for anyone wishing the country to undergo a “fundamental transformation” into a centralized state run by bureaucrats within a federalized structure against which we the people have little recourse to change, regardless of whether or not they wish to see that change occur rapidly or at a more leisurely pace.

 

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:23am
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Comments (14)

  1. I wonder if enough people do a write-in for “None of the Above”, would it win a few electoral votes?

  2. A headline for the hilarity: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/16/Top-Conservatives-Demand-Reince-Priebus-Investigate-Censure-Henry-Barbour-For-Race-Baiting-Mississippi-Tactics

    “Oh dear dear vulpes vulpes, wilt thou not guard this enfeebled chickenhouse?”

  3. Given that voting for an Establican is no longer a vote against the Democrat agenda, we can all Not Vote Establican with a perfectly clear conscience.

    It’s not “taking your ball and going home because your favey-fave didn’t win the primary.” It’s “voting for an Establican has the same result as voting for a Dem.”

    Which happens first: the Whig-to-GOP flip or the total collapse of the economy?

  4. Team McDaniel Exposes The Decepticon – FEC Filings Reveal Karl Rove As A Liar – American Crossroads DID Contribute To Thad Cochran In The Mississippi Run off….

  5. Which happens first: the Whig-to-GOP flip or the total collapse of the economy?

    Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

  6. The facts are coming out, little by little, but I fear too slowly to matter in the long run. There’s already a general mood throughout the state that “well, they both ran such a dirty campaign” or, “they’re both so crooked it really doesn’t matter.”

    So the spin machine has successfully defeated McDaniel in not only this, but any further attempts at gaining a political foothold.

    On a positive note, most people also understand that the only reason Barbour and company supported Cochran so vehemently was so that the state establishment politicians can select his successor when he resigns at the oh-so-convenient non election year in the future, giving their pick a nice long time in the chair to be seen as the incumbent in the next cycle.

    I’m seriously two funerals away from leaving this god-forsaken state. I’ve had quite enough.

  7. I guess to people like our establican-forgving friend Dana,

    Don’t forget Ms Coulter, who is squandering her considerable talents on GOP cheerleading instead of driving a stake through Establican hearts.

    I’m sure there are many others in this camp: firemen who cannot spot a fire. Don’t need ‘em.

  8. Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

    What’s out beyond pessimist? Awaiter of SMOD?

    That’s what I am. That one.

  9. So, dicentra is okay with SMOD but obviously bigoted against SCOD. (Sweet Comet of Death)

    Why the hate, dicentra?

  10. I looked up SMOD in the urban dictionary. I’m not sure that definition is what you were trying to communicate…

  11. it’s an assault … on all of us who see an impotent GOP establishment declaring war on those it is supposed to govern for

    yes but before this happened most of it was going on behind closed doors

    Haley Barbour and his fuck toy loving sons brought it out into the open

    this has been a very clarifying experience

  12. It’s not like getting your neighbors together every other year to vote on the disposition of your household goods is going to turn out well in the long run.

  13. I looked up SMOD in the urban dictionary.

    I would never do that in a million years. The urban dictionary is where the English languages goes to be gang-raped.

  14. I looked up SMOD in the urban dictionary.

    I would never do that in a million years. The urban dictionary is where the English language goes to be gang-raped.

    Sweet Meteor of Death.

    A comet risks burning up in the atmosphere and/or in its approach toward the sun. Also, it might have microbes, which would restore life on this rock when instead it deserves to be Mars for a few millennia before anyone tries this again.

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