There is a big mess in the state of Mississippi where challenger Chris McDaniel lost a runoff election to incumbent establishment Republican Thad Cochran. McDaniel beat Cochran in the primary but did not surpass the threshold required to avoid a runoff. MS has an open primary so people from either party can vote for candidates of their choosing. In the runoff Democrats were allowed to vote but only if they did not vote in the original primary and they had to have the intent to vote for the Republican who won the runoff in the general election (there is no way to enforce that).
The RINO establishment and Cochran team rounded up Democrat support and published hateful information indicating McDaniel and the Tea Party were racists who would keep blacks from voting. Democrats supported Cochran in the runoff and he “won.” It appears though, as if many election laws were broken by the Conchran machine and that Democrats who voted in their primary also voted in the runoff. McDaniel is trying to investigate this but has been hitting roadblocks.
Ann Coulter, the alleged conservative pundit, says it is time for McDaniel to concede. She points to politicians who did not and were never viable again as well as those who were gracious after their fraud gilled losses who were able to have a future career.
In Coulter’s mind the goal is to win the Senate and that is a worthy goal BUT it is not so worthy as to relinquish one’s principle. Coulter is the first one to scream about Democrat election fraud and the need for voter ID but when there is RINO establishment fraud she wants people to ignore it for the greater good.
The greater good is to fight for a system that has integrity.
But the establishment folks will blow this off and then demand people come together and support the RINO candidate for the greater good of taking back the Senate.
It is important to keep in mind that Coulter was all in for Chris Christie, a RINO’s RINO and that she has not backed solid conservatives for years. She is more interested in the end game than pushing for true conservatism and if that means keeping a RINO who has a chance then take your 30 pieces of silver and move on, unite and vote R.
Ignoring the blatant fraud and encouraging people to gather around one candidate might seem like a winning proposition but it is not.
Conservatives in the state of Mississippi are not happy and if the runoff results stand they will not vote for Cochran. Many Republicans in the state who are upset with the games will likely stay home or not vote in the Senate race (or more importantly will protest vote for the Democrat) and one can be certain all the Democrats who voted for Cochran to help him in the runoff will NOT vote for him in the general election.
It seems to me the Coulter and establishment plan is to ensure a Democrat gets the Senate seat in MS.
These folks, the ones who decry the large Democrat vote among blacks and Hispanics as only voting for the D, want us to do the same thing. That thing is vote for the person with the R next to their name no matter what because we said so.
Republicans have not done much when in the majority whether it be Senate or House and the only advantages of winning the Senate would be to get rid of Harry Reid and to nearly completely roadblock Obama (he still has a phone and a pen).
Coulter is a gifted writer and I like her books. She has a way with words that really brings her points home. But she is a typical Northeastern Republican whose idea of conservatism is in line with the establishment view of middle of the road, go along to get along, anything to win an election mentality. This has not worked and it will not work.
We tried it their way and we have Barack Obama and the twits on the left who are ruining this country with assistance from the RINO establishment. We have not won big using their plan.
We won big when the Tea Party became involved and that is how we took the House. We lost the Senate because the very same establishment types who tell us to circle the wagons around their candidate refused to do the same with candidates who beat their sacred cows. Some of those folks were not the best candidates in the world but they were not the establishment types and if their primary victories got rid of establishment types then all the better no matter what the eventual outcome.
Would it be great to get rid of Harry Reid and roadblock Obama? You bet but not if it means sacrificing integrity.
Ann, a real Republican (and more importantly a conservative Republican) wins on his own merit. If he needs to pander to Democrats then it means his message is more in tune with them than his own party. It is pretty much the same as when liberals run as middle of the road to win the general election and then canter left after they win. You have pointed this out in the past.
Thad moved left (or promised the Holy Grail) to garner Democrat support in a primary about Republicans. His message was not strong enough to garner the support of his own party. The entire process was rife with fraud and that is as infuriating as his appeal to Democrats.
Your advice though, is to suck it up, remove our pants and bend over so long as we support Thad in his quest for continued RINO mediocrity.
Sorry but I don’t work that way and I think you will find that neither do those who were screwed over by Thad.
I am not a citizen of Mississippi but I am willing to bet there are enough Republicans there who will ensure Thad does not win reelection should the results of the fraud filled runoff hold.
No problem though Ann. You can just write another book about the mob mentality of the left that has crept into the RINO establishment.
Never surrender, never submit.