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Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM

The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/16/2014 8:59:56 AM     (No. 9926935)

Coming soon to your favorite forum. A sleight of hand, misdirection explanation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 7/16/2014 9:02:05 AM     (No. 9926938)

Well surprise, surprise

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Desert Fox, 7/16/2014 9:06:10 AM     (No. 9926946)

The RepubliCrats will LOSE this Senate Seat in November.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/16/2014 9:09:34 AM     (No. 9926958)

The "establishment" have blown both feet off. I will vote for Michelle Nunn in November as I believe a Republican Senate will do as much harm to the brand as they did the last time they had the chamber. RINO´s first them the dems.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/16/2014 9:09:47 AM     (No. 9926960)

More here:


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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/16/2014 9:11:49 AM     (No. 9926965)

As the left has highjacked the democratic party, the ensconced ruling elite have highjacked the GOP.

Plan A - just accept the way things are
Plan B - run against the GOP and let them frequently cheat their way into office
Plan C - vote democrat for one election, remove the cheat and the insert a conservative in the subsequent election.

Plan A dooms the country in 5-10 years
Plan B dooms the country in 10-20 years
Plan C gives us a 25-50% chance of saving the country.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/16/2014 9:13:29 AM     (No. 9926970)

I´m disappointed, #4. I would have given you credit for being more astute.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/16/2014 9:14:20 AM     (No. 9926973)

Re #4, trying to see the wisdom in giving Obie the Senate for the remainder of his term just because of this particular bit of nasty business. That just doesn´t compute.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/16/2014 9:15:15 AM     (No. 9926976)

Definition of insanity?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/16/2014 9:47:24 AM     (No. 9927046)

It bears repeating for the 10,000th time: The lesser of two evils is still evil. The Periwinkel corrolary: And stupid, too.

Don´t try to box the Conservatives into a corner with no choices...there is always a choice.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/16/2014 9:51:24 AM     (No. 9927060)

Give me liberty or give me death. A foreign concept to those the GOP elite.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fysammy, 7/16/2014 9:52:35 AM     (No. 9927063)

Great idea #4. That thinking is why we have an incompetent in the WH and our country teetering on the brink.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/16/2014 9:59:30 AM     (No. 9927074)

#4. Please reconsider. Our only chance to punish Harry Reid is to take the majority in the Senate.
I am not happy with Republicans either, BUT Harry Reid needs to be punished, and stripped of his power. He needs to be humiliated. WE can do that.
One step at a time, we can take America back.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pursuitoftruth, 7/16/2014 10:08:54 AM     (No. 9927097)

I say stand on your principles #4. The go along to get along compromise threatens to ruin this nation once and for all. It is time to make a stand and demand integrity from those in office. It is time to send the GOP a message. I would rather the nation go to ruin at the hand of those who stand for its ruin than by the hand of the those who side with the Democrats secretly and battle against conservatives openly. No way will a RINO ever get my vote again. Let the chips fall where they may.

Those who demand that we vote for a party regardless of its actions are the ones who have enabled the mess that we have.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: tennman, 7/16/2014 10:12:42 AM     (No. 9927101)

Had lunch in Jackson, MS with a good friend (one of the 3 smartest people I´ve ever met). Opinion is McDaniel is a flake and is being used to make this a win for the demons. Has some serious racist and flakey issues that will "magically appear" if he´s successful. Thoughts were after Cochran read the tea leaves from the primary he got his butt in gear and outhustled Mcd.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/16/2014 10:29:35 AM     (No. 9927131)

We are going to be surrounded by noseless faces on Election Day if some people don´t come to their senses.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/16/2014 10:42:53 AM     (No. 9927143)

Wish it might be said that this news is "unexpected".

But, alas, unexpected is not the word as it has been believed the Karl element has been in the undercurrent since reading of the tactics.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: gringolite, 7/16/2014 10:48:55 AM     (No. 9927155)

It bears repeating, "Voting for the Lesser of two Evils only gets us more Evils".
"The Usual Chorus" of RINO supporters will come to regret the day they gave open borders,big government tax and spend republicrats the keys to the kingdom.
Remember,not one single Republican in the Senate voted against Hussein O´bamas attorney general or supreme court nominees.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/16/2014 10:53:14 AM     (No. 9927160)

Great strategy, #4. Nothing--absolutely NOTHING--will put the country on a true conservative track like overloading the senate with liberal Democrats!

As for Michelle Nunn, you are aware, aren´t you, that one of her biggest backers is Emily´s List, which works actively to put pro-abortion candidates in office. And Elizabeth Warren, the pin-up girl of progressives, will be campaigning for her.

But of course Nunn, a died-in-the-wool liberal Democrat, is preferable to Jack Kingston, who has a 95+ rating from the American Conservative Union. Right? Because she´ll help "clean house."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Brownshoepogue, 7/16/2014 11:09:40 AM     (No. 9927188)

I stand with 4. RINOs, dem- lites and their and camp followers value power over principle. I do indeed have a choice. I will only vote for a principled conservative, not again for a corrupt RINO Bamster boot lick.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: tisHimself, 7/16/2014 11:20:10 AM     (No. 9927204)

To the surprise and disappointment of exactly no one who frequents this salon, the usual past tense liberal republicans try to shift the focus from the despicable acts of the prince of the unprincipled onto the offended loyal subjects who wish to lodge a protest.
Yesterday when it was presented that Eric Cantor is withholding support of the guy who kicked his arse, we were quickly assured that losers don´t need to unite behind winners....

And today, the usual self appointed hall monitors insist that you shut up and support the people who have ignored the protests and done irrepairable harm to the reputations of solid, loyal grass roots republicans not just in Mississippi but nationwide.

Loyalty to idiots and mediocre PTA mothers is foolishness.

Crossroads, which hasn´t supported a prolife Susan B. Anthony candidate in this cycle, now wants to remind you that you don´t wanna vote for one of those Emily´s list people.

Karl Rove and his cheerleaders owe an very public apology for their actions in Mississippi. You either disown it or you own it.

As to Ms. Nunn, she is the etch a sketch candidate of the day it seems. Pro keystone pipeline, antiACA, antigay marriage, criticized and not progressive enough.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/16/2014 11:33:04 AM     (No. 9927221)

#21 - wanna bet some of the "hall monitors" are on a first name basis with some of the GOP elite. No clear thinking person would invest in insanity. Step 1)rid ourselves of the elite by voting democrat 2) next cycle participate in an honest election for a conservative.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/16/2014 11:43:48 AM     (No. 9927234)

Jack Kingston is backed by the CoC, thus is a vote for amnesty unless he gets a pass AFTER he votes for cloture. Not a big difference from Ms Nunn.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ramona, 7/16/2014 12:09:24 PM     (No. 9927284)

So McDaniels is a flake and Cochran (´I´ve done strange things with animals´) isn´t?! Sheesh!

The MS and national GOP were both alert to the fact that Cochran is failing and wanted to quit. So why weren´t they preparing good candidates to replace him? Because they can´t give up the power that derives from seniority, even if it means that the senate staffers will be propping up an unfit office holder.

And forget about the Rovian sycophants/mutual admiration society offering even a mild condemnation of the despicable racist anti-McDaniels shenanigans. This is who they are. They will do anything to protect their privileged status within the Establishment. Plus they are embarrassed (and perhaps guilty, too) by the social conservative´s stance on traditional moral issues.

Voting en bloc for a Democrat is one way to symbolically spit on the Establishment. But they hold Conservatives in such deep disdain that even full abandonment by the base will not have any effect on them. They will simply continue to blame us for their losses.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/16/2014 12:09:48 PM     (No. 9927285)

Guess what? Joni Ernst is backed by the Chamber of Commerce. Every Republican/conservative candidate will ultimately be backed by the Chamber of Commerce.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/16/2014 12:15:55 PM     (No. 9927295)

Funny you should mention Ernst, #25. I agree that the Chamber of Commerce traditionally backs business friendly candidates and those are almost always Republicans and, of those, many Republicans running as particularly conservative.

I see that Conservatives4Palin enthusiastically touted Ernst´s landing of a CofC Endorsement.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: horacer, 7/16/2014 12:25:23 PM     (No. 9927315)

Thank you for the link #5. It´s politics, almost everyone lies. No one is pure here. I hope #4 reconsiders but if not I won´t criticize his decision.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: tisHimself, 7/16/2014 12:38:41 PM     (No. 9927337)

Like the sun in the east, the puppets are here, with their strings pulled, telling each other how great it is to be a friend of Karl. Crossroads was set up, just like you, to make sure that populist conservatives don´t get a foothold and challenge the big government, help my friends and I´ll help your donors liberal republicanism that is the republican senate.

And spare us the theater. Instant message each other like other single minded lackeys do.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/16/2014 12:39:18 PM     (No. 9927339)

Oh my goodness we have a winner! You had to know that the word "Palin" would somehow make an appearance in a thread about the misdeeds of King Karl. We definitely got the misdirection I promised earlier.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/17/2014 8:54:18 PM     (No. 9929407)

"wanna bet some of the "hall monitors" are on a first name basis with some of the GOP elite. "

Why, how very "astute" of you, #22. From what I´m told, your suspicions are spot on. Hehehe

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NBC News president Deborah Turness had to apologize after infuriating top execs and talent by announcing the network news organization had been asleep for 15 years. Turness, who came to the job from Britain’s ITV News one year ago, dropped the tactless clanger in a New York Times interview on Sunday, saying, “NBC News hadn’t kept up with the times in all sorts of ways, for maybe 15 years .?.?. I think the organization had gone to sleep.” Sources tell us Tom Brokaw, managing editor and anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” from 1982 until 2004, Turness’ predecessor Steve Capus (NBC News president

Academic Org Lets Members
Choose Any Of Six Genders

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Daily Caller, by Blake Neff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/28/2014 8:47:36 AM     Post Reply
The American Sociological Association, the leading professional organization for American sociologists, is now granting its members much greater leeway in how to define their gender identities. Previously, the ASA’s membership surveys only allowed three choices of gender: “male,” “female” and “prefer not to answer.” Now, as reported at Inside Higher Ed, members will have no fewer than seven options for their gender choice, with the added ability to select “all that apply.” The added options include “transgender male/transgender man,” “transgender female/transgender woman,” “genderqueer/gender non-conforming,” or another “preferred identity” of their choice not explicitly named. “Genderqueer” is defined by the Gender

It´s coming: Romney for president redux
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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: zephyrgirl- 8/28/2014 12:43:24 PM     Post Reply
The last two Republican candidates for president have been among the weakest GOP candidates in 50 years. Barack Obama presented Mitt Romney with a gift in 2012: A struggling economy, sluggish growth, a paucity of jobs, and a health care law that was extremely unpopular. In what should have been a landslide rejection of Obama´s policies, Romney flubbed it big time and allowed his opponent to define him - and Republicans - in the most unflattering way imaginable. You would have hoped that Romney would have retired from the public arena and kept a low profile as other losers have done in

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