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A Mississippian’s Reply to Ann Coulter

Gary P Jackson:

A MUST READ not only as a retort to Ann Coulter’s idiotic attacks on Chris McDaniel, but for background on former DEMOCRAT Thad Cochran’s very racist past.

Originally posted on Mississippi Conservative Daily:

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In recent weeks we have seen two columns by “conservative” columnist Ann Coulter about the current controversy over the Mississippi Senate race.  Allow me to finally reply to this opportunistic, money-grubbing Establishment hack masquerading as a conservative:

Ann, in your first piece on July 9, you condemned Senator Chris McDaniel for fighting against what is massive corruption and you slander his supporters as “clowns and nuts” and the “sore loser brigade” for backing him.  You detailed many campaigns where Republicans had elections outright stolen from them, namely Richard Nixon, John Thune, and Bob Dornan, who took the supposed high road and did not challenge the results.

Yes, you are correct, those Republicans had elections stolen from them, and it’s quite likely that Romney was a victim as well, given some of the numbers in Ohio and elsewhere.  But what happened, Ann?  The Republicans did NOT fight back and, as a result…

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He’s Baaack.. Senator Rubio: Obama Is An Intolerant and Hypocritical Bigot!

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By Isabel Matos

Well, he didn’t say them in exactly that order, but he did frame his argument in such a way that you can put them all in one sentence taken from this context:

Citing a “growing intolerance” against opponents of same-sex marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio argued that those who advocate same-sex marriage need to be more respectful of those who oppose it.

“Supporting the definition of marriage as one man and one woman is not anti-gay. It’s pro-traditional marriage,” the Florida Republican said in a speech at Catholic University. “And if support for traditional marriage is bigotry, then Barack Obama was a bigot until just before the 2012 election.”

The senator, who was giving a speech on family values and morality, indicated he was clearly aware that people don’t accept his views.

“I promise you, before this speech is even over, I’ll be attacked as a hater, a bigot, someone who’s anti-gay,” he said. “This intolerance in the name of tolerance is hypocrisy.”  

He’s right about it all. He also asserted that states should have the right to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples, and denounced judges who have ruled against state laws defining marriage. Right again. But why now? Why this? What for? Is he attempting to ingratiate himself with voters? His views depart from the GOPe’s which we saw in the last article, and that is a good thing, but will anyone care after his betrayal last year? And was taking the fall for Jeb worth it?

This was signature Rubio though: tying two stances on separate issues into one ‘coherent’ argument. Last year he attempted (misguidedly) to tie the rationale for defunding ObamaCare with his support for Immigration Reform. No need for the details, it just made no sense. He justified his support for both by linking each to (his version of) the American Dream. In this case, he calls for morality and values and links them with potential economic prosperity, in that order.

“In America, if you get an education, find a good job, and wait until marriage to have children, your chances of achieving economic security and professional fulfillment are incredibly high. In fact, if everyone in America lived lives that went in this order, in the order I’ve just outlined, some estimates are that the poverty rate would be cut by an estimated 70 percent.”

You can’t say he isn’t clever either.  He is. And he will do what he has to to survive.  But sincere?  Meh..  The world sees him one way, we political junkies know the truth. I am not being facetious, nor am I judging him because I choose to believe that he defends these things. My cynicism does however makes me wonder how much time and money were spent on consultants to came up with this reinvented strategy.  Many, I bet!  If he just stuck to core issues of our party and simple truths that are ageless, he would not go wrong.  But Rubio has a special bullsh*t chromosome and that’s his problem. No one can have faith in what he says because he will fudge whatever he has to fudge to be politically expedient. He doesn’t think long-term.  Even though this was a pretty graceful attempt at a comeback, he still doesn’t get the big picture and I don’t feel sorry for him.  His appeal is to the issues of the group covered in the last article. Rubio on abortion:

Rubio said abortion is a difficult issue because it involves two competing rights — women’s rights to make choices about their bodies versus the rights of the unborn to live.

“In weighing these two options, I know where I stand: An unborn child should be welcomed into life and protected in law,” he said. “It seems to me a decent, humane society will take tangible steps to help women with unwanted pregnancies even as that society defends an unborn child’s right to live.”

Whatever this re-invention cost, it was pretty crafty.  I’ll just end the tirade on that note and let the RELIGIOUS BASE decide whether they believe him or not. Please check this Article link for the full post on his speech. (It’s pretty good.)

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EXPLOSIVE! Rob Portman Distances Himself from Possible Criminality Involved in Cochran’s Race-Baiting Ads

By Isabel Matos

Rick Shaftan is a Senior Analyst at Neighborhood Research Corporation. He has been a campaign consultant for several decades and knows the ins and outs like FEC rules and regulations. He’s in Mississippi doing boots on the ground research on possible irregularities concerning the race-baiting ads that aired on radio stations that tried to knee-cap Chris McDaniel. There are rules and laws about campaigns not being allowed to coordinate with outside groups because of a $2600 contribution limit to the campaign. The campaign can to some extent coordinate with the party committees, but the party committees cannot coordinate with outside groups like Mississippi Conservatives or the shadowy All Citizens for Mississippi that ran these ads. A money trail to these outside groups does not even need to be traced or involved. If there is just coordination and/or collaboration is involved it’s totally illegal. The Senatorial Committee, for example, is considered being on the Cochran campaign’s side, so they can’t have anything to do with these other groups. Mississippi Conservatives could (and did) fund All Citizens for Mississippi, it’s legal. But the Cochran campaign cannot work in unison with All Citizens for Mississippi and it is starting to appear that it happened to some extent. If there was this kind of coordination such as resources, communication, money .. if these lines were crossed, it would be a serious violation of the law.  What is the evidence that this illegality took place? If the NRSC sent $175,000 to All Citizens for Mississippi, that would be coordination with an outside group. Apart from the content of the reprehensible ads, what the NRSC did would be considered criminal. Rob Portman has been trying to cover himself by saying he paid the NRSC but had no idea they would pay for ads attacking Chris McDaniel, painting him as a member of the KKK.  Had he asked for money from an outside group or Pac to pay for these ads, it would have all been legal, but..

H/T William Davis Focal Point video

Please go to Part II of this Interview in the Next Article

 

Update:  The interviewed guest’s last name is Shaftan not Shaft. It has been corrected thanks to Mr. Shaftan himself who contacted me to thank me for sharing his work. Pretty cool, I think.  He was spot on. In both interviews.

 

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Please RT, Chime In or Caption

By Isabel Matos

Friend Ray said this: “a total inept lying jackass…..”

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RAND PAUL Scrubs Anti-Israel Student Reading List from Website

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By Isabel Matos

Let’s keep things simple. Sometimes there is so much to write about a politician’s track record of fooling gullible supporters, that it’s best to let others try do it for us. We don’t bash Rand Paul here. If you read the posts written before this one you will note that although comments may be editorial, each one is fair as those comments are all supported WITH facts.  The list of articles could be longer because foreign policy has not been covered (so many stories so little time), but the latest shows yet again how RAND PAUL’s deviations from Conservatism is where our concern should be.  The Washington Free Beacon titles the piece:

RAND PAUL Scrubs Anti-Israel Student Reading List from Website

~ Books laden with anti-Semitic imagery included on senator’s ‘student reading list ~

July 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) office deleted a “student reading list” that promoted anti-Israel books from his official Senate website this week, shortly after the Weekly Standard published an article last Friday highlighting the controversial recommendations.

Paul’s Senate website has advertised the list of 17 books as “suggested titles for a student, or anyone else interested in learning more about freedom and the role of government in a free society” under a “students” section since 2011.

While most of the recommended titles focus on economic policy, the list also included books that claim the “Israel Lobby” controls U.S. foreign policy, call for the United States to cut ties with the Jewish state, and argue that support for Israel is anti-Christian and anti-American.

One of the recommended titles,  1) Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency by Patrick Buchanan, has been criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for containing “anti-Semitic rhetoric.”  In the book, Buchanan accused “the Beltway Likud” of plotting the war in Iraq “long before 9/11.”

“President Bush no longer sits at the head of the negotiating table, but directly behind [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon,” Buchanan wrote.  Buchanan also compared former Bush adviser Richard Perle with “Fagin,” the villainous, anti-Semitic caricature in 2) Oliver Twist.  “Perle’s depiction of his delight at first meeting the future president [George W. Bush] reads like Fagin relating his initial encounter with the young Oliver Twist,” he wrote.

Another book on the list, 3) A Foreign Policy of Freedom by former Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas), described President George W. Bush’s foreign policy as a “Christian-Zionist-oil crusade against the infidels.”

“It is amazing that the clamor of support for Israel here at home comes from men of deep religious conviction in the Christian faith who are convinced they are doing the Lord’s work,” Ron Paul wrote. “That, quite frankly, is hard for me as a Christian to comprehend.”    …

Also included on the was Michael Scheuer’s 2004 book 4) Imperial Hubris, which suggested that U.S. support for Israel could be explained by “habit, the prowess of Israel’s American lobbyists and spies, the half-true mantra that Israel is a democracy … and a misplaced sense of guilt over the Holocaust.”  Scheuer also described Israel as a “faraway, theocracy-in-all-but-name of only about six million people that ultimately controls the extent and even the occurrence of an important portion of political discourse and national security debate [in the United States].”  “Objectively, al Qaeda does not seem too far off the mark when it describes the U.S.-Israel relationship as a detriment to America,” Scheuer added. Scheuer has more recently come under fire from the ADL for describing the pro-Israel community as an “identifiable fifth column” that has “dropped any pretense of loyalty to the United States.”

Several of the books on Paul’s list also blamed U.S. foreign policy for the Sep. 11 attacks and suggested a moral equivalence between U.S. military action and terrorism.

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I would not be so adamant about Rand Paul’s digressions if his followers were not such apologists for him. I have tried having level-headed discussions but there is little anyone can do if facts are not considered even valid to them.  His supporters need to understand that although we are UNITED against Obama, Rand Paul’s actions have to be questioned and he has to be taken to task. His is a pattern of deception. He is not and never has been what he has said he is. With the war going on in the Middle East, it is important to remember that Rand Paul voted for three Obama appointees who have had beyond dubious support for Israel: John Kerry, Jack Lew and Chuck Hagel. Here’s Kerry explaining away his “it’s a helluva pin-point operation” comment insinuating Israel went too far.

Let’s connect more dots. It’s Ana Navarro week. The Jeb Bush mouthpiece from Nicaragua (thank goodness it is not another Cuban) tweets:  Ran into our next Sec of State. Told him to be vigilant re Latin America & remember women/Hispanics in making hires January 23, 2013.  ana navarro

 to which I just have to say W.O.W.

H/T Lisa Luerssen for Washington Beacon story lead

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Palin Endorsee Barry Loudermilk Wins!

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By Isabel Matos

Just a simple SHOUT OUT to Barry Loudermilk who won the primary in Georgia tonight.  He posted this comment on his timeline just moments ago:

A sincere thank you to our wonderful team for your hard work and dedication to the cause. To those who came out to the polls today; thank you for exercising your freedom and fulfilling your duty to vote.

US4Palin (Facebook page) reported:

Things were not peachy keen for Dr. Bob Johnson. He lost GA-1 getting 46% of the vote as 221 (95%) of the 232 precincts came in Ibatom tonight reportedThe winner, Buddy Carter with 54% of the vote will face tonight’s Democratic winner – Brian Reese – in the general.

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Gov. Palin endorsed both men last week in a Facebook Status She wrote tonight: Barry Loudermilk has a proven record of conservatism in the Georgia General Assembly, one that I hope he can bring to the weak-kneed in the halls of Congress. Barry is an Air Force veteran, small business owner, father, grandfather, and husband who met his beautiful wife in the great state of Alaska many summers ago. Barry will take his strong work ethic, life experiences, and conservative principles to Washington where he will join the fight to restore our great nation and use the Constitution as his guide.

Both told Kevin Scholla, host of the Palin Update on Mama Grizzly Radio, that they want to Repeal ObamaCare.

As of tonight, 16 elections have been held in which Governor Palin endorsed a candidate. With seven out of 16 wins, her current 2014 Endorsement Success Rate is 43.75%. 

For the Complete Story: http://goo.gl/AJPT9n

 

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Ben Carson, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Top Western Conservative 2016 POTUS Straw Poll

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Dr. Ben Carson gave his prescription for America at the Western Conservative Summit Friday night, July 18, 2014 in Denver. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)

By Gary P Jackson

A little housekeeping from the weekend. There was a straw poll taken at the Western Conservative Summit this past weekend in Denver. Out of all possible candidates offered for consideration, Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz , and Governor Sarah Palin topped the list, with Carson in the top spot.

From the Denver Post:

Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin were the top picks of 666 voters in the Western Conservative Summit straw poll for president in 2016.

All three were speakers at the three-day event that concluded Sunday at Denver’s Hyatt Regency hotel. Carson, a columnist and retired neurosurgeon, received 22 percent of the vote, Cruz had 13 percent and Palin 12 percent.

The ballot included two dozen Republicans. The rest of the top 10, in order of finish, were Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Rand Paul, former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey, former Rep. Allen West and Rep. Paul Ryan.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were among others on the ballot.

Votes were accepted in person, via text and online. The fifth annual event drew a crowd of 3,300, said John Andrews, director of the Centennial Institute, the conservative think tank at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood.

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Video: Sarah Palin Shreds a “Disconnected” President Obama

By Gary P Jackson

Governor Sarah Palin joins Sean Hannity:

Video courtesy SarahNet

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Sexy Rob Portman Supports Thad Cochran to Avoid “Ungovernable” Firebrands like Cruz in Senate Majority

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By Isabel Matos

In case you hadn’t heard, the RNC Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio (a battleground state) in 2016.  It makes sense for many reasons, but on to Mississippi, the story that will not got away, thanks to relentless McDaniel.

It’s a bit hard to make this story sexy, but it must be covered. Establishment big shots have been rearing their ugly Rino heads as they take sides in the Mississippi election showdown. Rob Portman is the latest name to surface.  He wants to back Thad Cochran because he, like McConnell, wants to win a majority of “governable” candidates in a Senate Majority. The nerve. I have news for you:

Dear GOPe Nemeses of the People,

You are the only ones who have become

the “ungovernable” in our party. 

It is absolutely stunning to watch one Rino after another expose themselves as they shamelessly try to crush our efforts to restore a little nobility back to politics, including the integrity of the electoral process. I’m no longer angry at their attempts to defeat us at whatever cost; on the contrary, there is reason to smile and savor the moment, but just because I’m not angry doesn’t mean I’m jaded.  The lines drawn in the sand are more defined now. Every detail in this scandal matters. Names have to be noted and we cannot afford to forget them.

The comportment being displayed by otherwise more obscure, less flashy Rinos like Portman who we (I) didn’t know that well before, is now center stage material. That is a good thing. It is indeed a Biltmore-sized banquet for those of us who literally salivate at the thought of watching the GOPe and its evil doers go down in flames and burn to the last ash because of all the grief they have caused upon us. It is becoming clear how things are run in Washington (by our own) and why, as a result of the way they are run, we never win. Make no mistake, this is just the start. Wait for despotic behavior ahead. I am not kidding. GOPe are villains. I know many not care for it, but the story is beyond appetizing. One by one, as these arrogant and desperate Alinsky-lites try to “govern” and put us in our rightful place, the wannabes show a side of themselves that is worse than we could ever imagine. What’s not to love? This is a real meal. Mmm, delish!!!

Chairman of the NRSC, Senator Rob Portman is showing his support for Thad Cochran’s re-election. He donated money earlier this year to the Mississippi CONSERVATIVES, the organization behind the race-baiting ads.

From the Clarion Ledger:

Senator Rob Portman is [also] serving as a top fundraiser this election for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  Republicans are desperate to avoid a repeat of 2012 and 2010, when arch-conservative candidates like Missouri’s Todd Akin or Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell lost seats that had been promising GOP pick-up opportunities.

Thus the decision by Portman and other GOP leaders—including Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky—to back Cochran over McDaniel. They want to win a majority—and they want it to be a governable conference–not one full of firebrands like Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, who was a major instigator in the government shutdown over Obamacare funding last year.

Portman used his leadership PAC to give $25,000 to Mississippi Conservatives on May 30, according to FEC records. McConnell’s leadership PAC donated $50,000 a few days earlier.

There’s your tease, you may read the rest of that article here and add this as back-up and reinforcement for who paid for what and why:

I [Erick Erickson]  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 lossI have to use some of that juicy information for the next post – !!

Reminder: Senator Ted Cruz is Vice Chair of the NRSC, the same entity Portman and others like Mitch McConnell have used to crush Tea Party candidates in primaries. It is probably safe to say that this position may have been offered to Cruz in an attempt to keep the Senator more “governable”.  Rather than attack him, it would be wise to see this as a venue for Senator Cruz to flex his Tea Party muscle and turn an antagonistic Republican Senate committee to our benefit.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman departs a meeting with fellow members of the "super committee" on Capitol Hill in Washington

As for ACTIVISM in MISSISSIPPI there is much you can do right now. A friend, Carole Reeves Bradshaw, did her homework and called Tim Scott’s office and Mike Lee to ask them to show support for Cruz per Chuck Johnson’s request: 

Here’s your homework:

Call Mike Lee (202) 224-5444
and Tim Scott (202) 224-6121.

Ask them to stand with Ted Cruz, in the Mississippi

election corruption and to ask for a special election.

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When you are finished with your homework, you can join Ana Navarro (virtually) over a glass of wine or favorite drink overlooking her favorite view from her suite – the pool side at the Biltmore.  biltmore

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McDaniel Can Beat Cochran .. At The Polls .. In November. Here’s How!!

Gary P Jackson:

Chris McDaniel is currently preparing to challenge the June 24th results of the Mississippi run-off election against racist Thad Cochran. He has, I feel more than enough evidence to be successful, but here is an interesting alternative, should the courts do the unimaginable:

Originally posted on I Iz Blogging:

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