In Mississippi, the Tea Party Is Striking Back

The Tea Party might not have had the same kind of sweeping success it saw just a few years ago during elections, and that’s to be expected, to a degree.

Republicans have slowly changed their tune and are adopting many of the same principles and ideologies as their Tea Party counterparts.

But it’s not just that the Republican party is beginning to resemble the Tea Party that has prevented some from being elected to office.

In some cases, it’s outright fraud.

Chris McDaniel of Mississippi believes that he was unfairly kept from office, and he’s filed a lawsuit against incumbent Thad Cochran.

MacDaniel claims that thousands of votes were bought at $15 a piece, as Cochran used Democrat votes to help get him elected.

As reported by The Hill:

After weeks of threats that he’d challenge the results — and an appeal to the state party to review the results that was rebuffed — McDaniel has filed a challenge in Jones County claiming that enough Democrats who’d voted in the earlier primary crossed over to invalidate the results.

Republicans did not elect the nominee on June 24, so we are excited for the opportunity for Republicans to reclaim their primary process, he said in a statement.

This challenge is not about the candidates. It is about the integrity of Mississippi’s election process, and we are committed to ensuring that process is accurate and fair for future Republican candidates.

McDaniel’s campaign has submitted thousands of votes it claims were potentially cast illegally and should be thrown out. Those include McDaniels’s own lawyer, Mitch Tyner, and his wife.

It’s these kinds of power plays that keep corrupt officials in office, and McDaniel is right to go after Cochran.

It was reported by Breitbart News that Cochran had approached a black pastor and offered to pay his members $15 for every vote, claiming McDaniel was a racist.

Elections have always been rife with fraud, but it’s still shocking to see such a blatant example of it.

Meanwhile, neither party is talking about some of the real issues at hand.

The vulnerability of the electric grid is rarely discussed. When it is discussed, nothing is done.

And nobody is talking about the massive dip in value the U.S. dollar will suffer when foreign countries start dumping dollars… or the trillions in derivatives that could explode any day now.

“Financial Hiroshima” could be right around the corner. How prepared are you? To survive the days ahead, you’re going to need to have a complete plan for survival… a plan just like this one.

  • Frank W Brown

    cochran is a cockroach, and I hope McDaniel eats him for lunch!

  • Jerry Hughes

    The Rinos will not like the result of this

    • Cranky Steven

      Good. Let them choke on it.

  • charles johnston

    The TEA Party is having a large effect on the GOP, even if they continually deny it. Hope McDaniel kicks Chochran in the crotch.

  • mjritter

    The only RINO’s are the tea party extremists. To them, Ronald Reagan would be a liberal. They cost they cost the republicans Virginia with there crazy candidates. They knew they couldn’t win in a primary, so they hijacked the convention and forced the elimination of a primary so they could nominate their extremist candidates. The tea party is no more patriotic than Benedict Arnold and the vast majority of Americans see them for what they truly are… Far right wing extremists.

    • Kent2012

      written like a true “no information” commie race baiter kenyan boy lover….

      • ourzoo10

        AMEN!

    • Valor

      It is idiots like you that have allowed the political corruption in America to flourish. Hope you enjoy living in the shackles of a one party totalitarian dictatorship. You deserve it.

    • goodwater

      Mr. Ritter you have no idea what the Tea Party Movement is all about, so let me explain in the clearest terms:

      The Tea Party believes that freedom is endowed by our Creator and is the premise of our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the American way of life. We are most free when the Constitution is followed and each branch of government serves as a check and balance to the others.

      “Every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal; that the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.” Alexander Hamilton

      The Tea Party professes personal freedom for all Americans. That each citizen can live life the way they want as long as it does not harm others, or infringe on another’s rights.

      The Tea Party stand for economic freedom which means a growing economy with reduced tax rates and reduced government spending so that all have a chance to earn more money and businesses can hire more people.

      The Tea Party supports a debt free future because it is only fair and right to pay the debt we have incurred so our children and grandchildren are not stuck with our bills. It is unfair and not just to unburden our children from the national debt. Thomas Jefferson summed it up clearly. ”It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”

      RINOs we are NOT. RINOs are only 10 degrees different from Democrats – embracing big government (never ending debt), control of the citizenry (cohesive and overwhelming regulations), taxpayer taxes transferred to corporations (crony capitalism).

      • joe haire

        Absolutely the best description I have heard to date. Kudos!!

        • maxx

          And I can only ad that I have never met a Tea Party supporter that was not ” just a plain decent human being”.

      • Artemis

        Wow! This person is really “tuned in”. No B.S., OR lies, just the facts!!!!!!!

    • Bonnetblue

      You determine your own future based upon you own actions. Political divide sometimes leads one astray when truth is not evident.

      • Artemis

        Sorry, but the truth is evident……READ THE CONSTITUTION!

        • Bonnetblue

          Truth is NOT evident to those who are too lazy to read and understand the Constitution, especially when the media deceives the populace, many of whom cannot comprehend what they do read, if they read at all. Our educational system doesn’t teach much about government or the Constitution anymore and few seek the information on their own. Really stupid!

    • Cranky Steven

      I am a bagger and extreme in that I will only vote for a person of ethics who supports our Constitution. I hope they win but will never again vote just because someone has an “R” by their name.
      Are you sure you know what a “RINO” is? Many if not most of us baggers and preppers are independents, not Republicans.

    • Nonne

      Please remember that it WAS NOT the Conservative (Tea Party) candidate who cheated in Mississippi. Even if you like RINOs, even if you are pro-Democrat — DO YOU SAY OKAY TO FRAUDULENT VOTING?

  • jimmie smith

    I have come to believe that the Tea Party is a purge of the establishment republican party…the republicans better listen to the millions of us who are fed up with the status quo and crony capitalism they now embrace.

    • pghpatriot

      jimmie,… the Republicans will ONLY listen to votes! Trying to convince a RINO to actually be, act, and vote like a CONSERVATIVE (this is NOT synonymous with Tea Party. I am a CONSERVATIVE and am not a Tea Party member although we share many/most values) is like trying to convince Clinton and obama to admit accountability for Benghazi. Don’t waste your breath. They need to be voted OUT and CONSERVATIVES voted IN. They need to be purged out of their corrupt, selfish governance.

      • jimmie smith

        I concur…however the Tea Party in it’s true form is about a smaller and more frugal form of government, thus conservatism. Different thoughts same outcome, agree?

        • pghpatriot

          wholeheartedly!

        • Artemis

          More perfect!

      • Artemis

        Perfect!

        • pghpatriot

          Thanks Artemis. I suppose we all like a positive comment now and then. It troubles the voters in MS, IA, NB, LA, CO, TN, NC, (and others) either don’t see, understand or care that voting an establishment Repub in is not very different than voting a Dem/liberal in. There are a couple of Dems who vote ‘conservatively’ almost as many times as the likes of McCain, Graham, Chockran, etc. The few true conservatives in the House and Senate just can’t overpower Dems AND members of their own party. These RINO’s don’t give a wit about you or me or the country, just their own feathered bed they have made for themselves. We will NEVER have: secure borders; less government; less government intrusion into our lives; less attacks on our freedoms; less government spending; less welfare; no amnesty; etc. as long as the deep pockets and fat cat lobbyists of the establishment have their way. How can a person like Gov Perry be trusted when he hires the architects of the MS injustice perpetrated on Chris McDaniel as his campaign managers and advisers? Like it or not, we are (judged) evaluated by the company we keep!

    • spacegasp

      It was supposed to be a purge of “both” parties. I doubt it was all “Republicans” who attended the 912 event in DC on September 12, 2009. September 12 because on the day after 911, there was unity, and this event was intended as a symbolic representation of the unity of the American People against the status quo, and crony capitalism. It was standing-room only throughout the city. All kinds of people were there….except for the Establishment media. Of course.

      • ron44

        The trouble was the paid for independent like in Virginia that was actually a paid for vote grabber by BLOOMBERG. He spent money to orchestrate a phony independent candidate, MSM said nothing about this.

    • reagangs

      From my view point, the Tea Party evolved from the need to divorce our self from the GOP because of the RINOs. I attended Tea Party rallies in Fort Worth in 2009, 2010 & 2011 and the feeling was fantastic. The Tea Party is as strong as ever and growing. If the GOP doesn’t wake up soon, they will go the way of the Treddy Rs Bull Moose Party.

      • Artemis

        Right on the button!

    • Rx7pj

      The “tea party” is NOT the majority of republicans in this country

      • jimmie smith

        You my friend fail to see…this has nothing about political party’s…this is all about liberty for “all” Americans… So…i’m Tea Party, left or right, you should embrace that concept…

      • Artemis

        Unfortunately….too many “Liberals” within the “Republican” Party!. That’s why the Tea Party exists….NOT rocket science!!!!! All of you need to either visit other “Third World” Countries, or have some serious discussion with a few people who lived in the former Soviet Union……ALL of us fortunate enough to have been born in America need to contribute to it rather than Gimmee Gimmee Gimmee….get the idea! Sadly there are too many “Americans” that either don’t know or don’t care how FORTUNATE we are! Imagine less than 50% of the people paying all of the taxes (after) the Government “assigns” you a job, you are then a slave of the government for the rest of your life so that the remaining 50+ percent of the population can freeload off the government? Look around you, look familiar? Here’s another “perk”….they spy on you 24/7, and if you openly make comments about the “Government”, you will very likely “disappear” in the middle of the night! If you want to “live” your life as I just described, Then continue to vote for the same type of people that we now have “running” our Government, but DON’T have the audacity to call yourself an American…….You are a disgrace to those who fought or were wounded in behalf of freedom! COMMUNISM BE DAMNED!

      • Conservative one

        Maybe not the majority of republicans, but it may well be the majority of conservatives, which after all is the point–to separate the moderates from the conservatives and pull the republicans in line with us, not the other way around.

        • Rx7pj

          No they aren’t the majority of ANYTHING, just their own delusion. They are extremists and NOT any good for this country. They are NOT about freedom, what did Cruz shutting down the government have to do with freedom?

          • Conservative one

            I beg to differ with you. We are certainly not extremists. Why do people like you continue that old worn out crap. Is it extreme to want a president who obeys the constitution, term limits to keep a Pelosi or Reid from having the very lifetime influence our founders never intended, to oppose the killing of an unborn child, or to expect our government to serve us not run our lives? Really? And don’t you even try that Cruz shut down the government line either. Obama caused that and you know it with his stubborn I will not compromise attitude. You are ill informed on every level and smell like a liberal.

    • cotton

      Do you think Oboma’s doing a good job as president? If you do then your a moron! There hasn’t been so much kaos from any president, except Obumbler! If your for Obuma, your either gay or on government ass-istance!
      Can’t wait till next election, so we can get that MF SOB out!

    • pmbalele

      Please blame the Repubs and TPs lack of oversight of this nuclear plant. These think deficit reduction should prevail even if people die. These have been cutting funding that oversees such facilities. You remember two years ago when two fertilizer plants exploded killing several people. They had never been inspected for three years – regulators jobs had been cut. The owners found ways to cut corners for safety. The Repubs and TPs wanted owners be fully responsible for everything including inspecting themselves. And also you remember about VA hospital scandal. Repubs and TPs had
      cut positions such doctors, nurses and schedulers. And now FoxNews and right winger are blaming President Obama. FoxNews should blame Repubs and TPs. These are hypocrites. They say something and when things go wrong they are the first to point fingers at President Obama. Is that not dumb?

      • jimmie smith

        It’s important to realize…”don’t be the first lemming of the cliff”…think for your self, not as a collective. If you think Mr. Obama has filled all of your needs, then by all means be the first one to jump.

        • pmbalele

          If you only think of yourself alone all the time then you did not feel bad about 911 when 3 thousand lives were lost. I was in the office alone when somebody came with bad news. I stopped working for 20 seconds – thinking about innocent
          people who lost their lives – they went to work with healthy bodies-some did not come home. The same as people at the fertilizer plant. Business people want to make money and they cut corners for safety until somebody requires them to act. We need the government to intervene. But you Repubs and TPs want all left to private sector at the expense of our safety. I say that’s dumb.

          • jimmie smith

            Twenty seconds is that all you could muster? What a patriot!…Have you ever served knowing you do it for others? or do you depend on government to make that decision? or just as long as it’s not you…eh sport?

          • pmbalele

            I went into a mental shock – because I was there three months before 911 happened. Of course if you’re working you won’t labor on about outside incidents. You have to do your work. It sank in later during the night for if I had postponed my vacation I could have been one of the dead ones. I was not ready to die at that time. My kids were still young. Now they are gone. I have accomplished many of what I wanted to do in life. I won’t complain if I die now.

  • Toes

    Don’t you just hate quotes such as “it’s not about the candidates…” That’s BS. We Al know it is about the candidates as well as the integrity of the election process. Why do we always need to be reading and hearing things that are either PC, or just trying to “snow” us. What would be wrong with saying both issues are important?

  • Shirley

    Do not ever donate to any of the Republican organizations. Give directly to the candidates. Then tell them why when they call scrounging for money.

    • Toes

      I flat out don’t donate to anyone R or D unless I know them personally. That takes 99.9% of the requests right off the table. Good bye… Click! Dial tone.

      To me, I see all of these so called “good causes” and political organizations as money grabbers who are just out to make a buck off of whoever will give them one. Where are the wonderful outcomes? The results they have promised over the past 10 years? I see us regular folks being sucked dry by taxation, inflation, regulation, and solicitation. At least we still have a say with the last one.

    • maxx

      I agree with you totally. Any money donated to the RNC goes directly into the campaigns of the Republican Establishment Elitists. People like Boehner, McConnel, McCain, Graham, Cochran, and the rest of the useless “old guard” that has infected the GOP for decades. l would really like to see all Republican incumbents thrown out of office. Reince Preibus would be a RINO if he held office. He is just as useless as Michael Steele was before him. He is a gutless coward happy with the status quo and needs to go too.

      • Artemis

        I see a bright lifht shining here!

  • brenda Harrell

    I hope McDaniel’s wins and Cockroach is found guilty of fraud. I don’t care what party you are in, you better obey the law.

    • Valor

      The rule of law no longer applies in America. The rule of political correctness trumps the rule of law.

      • Robert Fuller

        BIIIIIINNGO, tell the man what he’s won, I’ve said for YEARS that the p.c. GARBAGE is the biggest SCOURGE to EVER be rammed down our throats..you can be CERTAIN, if its politically “correct”, it’s ALWAYS morally, and ethically INcorrect, and almost ALWAYS being rammed down our throats by the just as morally, and ethically CORRUPT lib/prog, demoncrap toads!

        • I TOTALLY AGREE!! ~Angry Black Veteran~

          • Robert Fuller

            Thank you “angry”…and what TRUE PATRIOT isn’t ANGRY as hell !!

        • maxx

          For the most part PC was the liberals repealing the First Amendment without the required legislative process just like the liberals have been using liberal activist judges to pass laws written from the bench because they can’t get the law through legislation. Our friends to the north not only have PC to deal with but they also have a national “Thought Police” agency. Law suites over what a person says are rampant up there.

      • Artemis

        Sorry Valor, but that happens ONLY if we allow it!

  • olf

    I will follow vote, support, teach, and preach truth, ethical behavior and deny vote against any one who does not follow honest ethics and principles no matter who they are. Period !!!!

    • Artemis

      What a wonderful Anti-Communist statement!

  • Maria castro

    Don’t forget the illegals are here to vote.

    • Bonnetblue

      Yes, and soon they will form their own political party. LOL! Adios amigos…..

      • Maria castro

        and will fly their flags along side the Isis/Isil flag, after burning our beautiful flag and cutting the head of anyone that dares to fly it.

  • gregnel

    I just can not believe there is a smidgen of corruption in politics ?
    Let me know how the NOV. vote thing turns out ok. ?
    By the way WHO is counting the votes this time ?

  • Bonnetblue

    As a last resort, form a write-in campaign! Let the chips fall where they may. Dirty tricks and fraudulent voting must be addressed.

  • marmo43

    this is old news, isn’t it? thought a judge rules against McDaniel? I suggest he run as a independent, get on the ballot now!!! voters will respond.

    • Scott Todd

      That’s what I thought too, unless there was more to the story than we were initially told.

    • maxx

      Excellent idea !!!! Since the only reason McDaniel lost in the primary was the dirty Republican tricks he could very well win as an Independent if everyone that voted for him as a Republican voted for him again. I like your “thinking outside the box”.

  • The_Frog_Prince

    The NRSC keeps wanting me to contribute and I keep sending them back a reply about its involvement in the voter fraud of Cochran. I send them this graphic in my reply.

    • Nonne

      Would you believe it — I received an online invitation last week to a $ 1,000-per-plate dinner for Chris Christie! I hit the delete button astoundingly fast!

      • maxx

        Yes, Chris Christie, another liberal wearing an elephant mask. I had a gut feeling about him the minute he first became a media darling. They wanted so bad to have Christie loved by conservatives because they knew he was not a true conservative Republican. It didn’t take but a few speeches and meetings with BHO after the Sandy Hill disaster to see where he stood. Glad he has been relegated to the dust bin of politics.

        • Nonne

          I hope you are correct in your assessment that Christie’s potential candidacy for Prez. is fading fast. For us Southerners, Christie is a non-starter, but for folks in the Democrat socialism-ravaged northeastern USA, Christie might seem like a sensible moderate.

          My own opinion is that Christie and Hillary use put-downs, ridicule, and sarcasm too much during interviews and when addressing voters. The American people do not find those desirable traits in a candidate for office.

  • Michael Barrett

    Maybe McDaniel cna get more pictures of Cochran’s sick wife to release…not all tea party candidates are worth backing..starting with mcdaniel..he i.s a loser

    • iitywybad

      You are an ignorant lying assh*le. The man who tried to photograph Cochran’s wife was NOT connected to the McDaniel campaign. You know that, but you’re part of the dishonest disreputable Cochran group- probably as corrupt as Cochran and as immoral as Favre.

    • Nonne

      Please explain to me how a photo of a sick woman was suppose to HELP McDaniel’s campaign? Think about this awhile before you answer. Since it seems like a mean deed to photograph her — doesn’t it make more sense that the photographing was meant to make McDaniel LOOK BAD?? So who would have TRIED to make McDaniel look BAD? Okay, I can stop now — because you can figure this out for yourself.

    • iitywybad

      Let me add one thought to my statement that you are a liar. At least the man who tried to take the photo had the common decency to kill himself. I wish that all lying liberal socialist communist democrats would have the same decency when they do something like this. If they did, there would not be any left.

  • The_Frog_Prince

    Send this along to the NRSC when they ask you to contribute. I tell them not a skinny penny until they help fix the problem of voter fraud they helped Cochran perpetrate

    • maxx

      I’m with you Froggy even though I’m not from Mississippi. The dishonest scam perpetrated by Cochran and former politicians now lobbyists and consultants make me want to puke. Everyone involved should see prison time but I’m not holding my breath. Vote fraud by Dems has been their ongoing mantra for decades. That’s why a party that only has 30% support has 90% of the power. Vote fraud prosecutions are on the bottom of the list of the DOJ unless Hit Man Holder can make it a white racist thing.

  • ron44

    Voter irregularity is a common practice among progressives, Look at Philly and Ohio and a host of other states where down right fraud and intimidation took place, The FBI found at least 13 states had trouble with this.

    • Nonne

      Yes, you are so correct. There were at least eight states that had counties in them during the 2012 election in which more people voted in those counties than were registered in those counties.

      And in one case, there were PETS registered to vote. Someone who probably worked for a veterinarian stole a list of animal ‘patient’ names and their owner’s addresses — then someone else FAKE registered hundreds of dogs and cats to vote, giving their home addresses! This was discovered only when a pet owner received a call from a campaigner wanting to know if WOOFER Smith was intending to vote! That owner had the good sense to know that something ILLEGAL was happening and demanded an investigation.

      No matter who wins — integrity MUST be restored to the election process throughout America!

      • Artemis

        There it is, INTEGRITY…..the magic word! My take on that is that IF you have INTEGRITY, The words: LIE, CHEAT, STEAL, and CONNIVE are not “in your vocabulary” and anything to do with it is totally unacceptable! (The total lack of principles) The very best example of lack of INTEGRITY is The Leftist. Socialist, Marxist, Communist Ideaology! OOPS……sorry if I offended anyone by not being “Politically Correct”. If you have a problem with anything I’ve said, then please feel free to take it up with Jehovah God, because he is the one YOU are offending the most!

  • longtail

    I thought buying votes in the south was a tradition as old as the South itself.

  • Bobby Baker

    McDaniel is a fool. He has destroyed his chances to ever win any election ever again. What kind of scum sneaks into a nursing home to take pictures of someone without their permission? McDaniel is just another tin-foil-hat douchebag. Maybe when this challenge is thrown out too, he will resort to holding his breath till he gets his way!
    Gallup shows that Independents are now more than 43% of registered voters. Democrats are 31% and Republicans have fell to only 25%. As the Tea Party is only a percentage of Republicans–MAYBE half–that means the Tea Party is only about 12-13% of registered voters. Have fun ever winning a national election–won’t happen ever.
    Independent Forever!

    • taldock

      There are no true independent voters. Obviously as your post implies, you are nothing but a far left tool. Independent? Humbug.

      • Bobby Baker

        Of course taldock, I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be card-carrying, gun-toting, NRA Life Members

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be United States Marines.

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be raised on a farm out in the country by a WWII Navy veteran father and killed my first whitetail deer at age 11.

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be convinced that we need a high-voltage fence along every foot of our border with Mexico.

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be convinced that only Congress has the power to write immigration law.

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be convinced that America needs to keep our money right here at home, and quit giving it away to every Tom, Dick, and Harry in the world.

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be convinced that we should not be paying countries like Egypt and Jordan billions so they will leave Israel alone.

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be convinced that giving 6 billion dollars to Israel last year is a crime that should carry felony charges.

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be convinced that the Democrats suck! (Is that far left enough for you?)

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be convinced that the Republicans suck!

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be convinced that the Tea Party sucks!

        I am one of those strange far left tools who also happen to be convinced that both parties are being used to divide and conquer 90% of Americans, by the 10% who are using the parties to instill a perverted type of “nationalism” within the parties members–except that the “nation” that are indoctrinated to blindly follow is no nation at all; but rather, the Party itself. “Keep them fighting among themselves, make them hate each other immensely, and they will not notice what we are doing until it is too late!”

        Fact is, I call ’em as I see ’em, and I do not care if they are Republican, Tea Party, Establishment, Democrat, Independent, or Libertarian–a rat turd is a rat turd no matter what color you paint it. Obama is a rat turd. McDaniel is a rat turd. Ted Cruz is a rat turd. Hillary Clinton is a rat turd. Marco Rubio is a rat turd. Scrape off the thin veneer of red or blue paint, and you will find exactly the same thing–a turd! It is unfortunate, but this nation has a deficit of good leaders right now that is the worst we have ever seen since it was founded!

        The real tools are those who blindly follow their “team” no matter what kind of turd they run for office. They are the ones who will allow this country to continue to slide toward the “New Feudal System” without even knowing that they are slated to be the “New Serfs.” The “New Lords” are not the government, as some people seem to believe. No, the new masters are the Lords of Wall Street and the Corporate Elite. The government is just their paid henchmen.

        • taldock

          Neocon? Conservative? Socialist? I have no idea.

          • Bobby Baker

            There you go! You got my point, although I’m not sure you fully realize it yet. But that is it exactly. No label available to us in our present political situation fully describes all my views. I think the Republicans have some good ideas and some bad ones too. Same for the Tea Party and the Democrats. When it comes time to vote, the only label that would really fit is “loose cannon,” because no one will know for sure which way I will go.

            Like Sam Elliot said in the movie Conager, “If I take a man’s money, I ride for the brand.” I believe in that, but I do not believe it is we, the voters, who should be saying it. It is the politicians we elect that should say that! Except the money they accept is our votes and the salary we pay them. Unfortunately, most of them–from all parties–take more money from the corporate bosses and forget who it is they are supposed to be riding for. That is why I say all political parties suck, and that we, the voters, are not beholden to any political party. I just won’t swallow whatever they say just because they are a particular “brand.” I only vote on a case-by-case basis, and base my decision first on honesty (as best as I can tell it) and then policy. If a candidate shows themselves to be an azzhole, or of low moral character, I won’t vote for them no matter what.

            Take Rick Perry for instance. I like Perry, and he seems to be a very likeable fellow. I am afraid he is not up to the job of being President though, and think he would end up being the Republican version of Jimmy Carter. Jimmy is a good man who honestly cares about people, but he was in over his head as President. Another example is Rand Paul. I think Paul is an honest man, and while I do not agree with all his policies, I do believe he wants to do good for the people. I would vote for him based only on his perceived honesty, and give him a chance.

    • Nonne

      Actually, in the polls for potential president for the election in 2016, Rand Paul is the leader. He is a conservative, and he is supported by many conservative groups including the Tea Party — which, I hope you know, is NOT a political party itself.

  • Billy Bob Johnson

    The reason republicans are losing popularity IS because they are adopting Tea Party principles and ideologies.

  • pmbalele

    I know TPs in Mississippi are following their mentor Trent Lott who said: “We would be better off if we had shipped all Blacks back to Africa-that is why we have these problems in this Country.” America should be afraid of TEA Party – it is destructive and dividing people into racial lines. TP is evil. I was there one day in DC when I
    saw a group of toothless and sweating and stinking people picketing at WH. I asked one of them why they were there. The guy said they were paid by truck-load by insurance CEOs who were against ACA and that they could not stand having Blacks as FIRST US FAMILY. So these dummies where picketing in DC because they did not like Blacks people occupy the WH. And you people in Mississippi still believe in racism and bigotry as way of life. It is not. Why can’t grow up and throw TP or TP endorsed candidates. Let them go back to home and live with their mothers. They are unfit as Americans.

    • Nonne

      Have you ever been to Mississippi? Have you ever lived there?

      • pmbalele

        Yes, I was in Jackson, Mississippi in 1978 August. I was surprised to find down-town empty after dark. I asked what was wrong there were
        no Black people in the streets. They told me Black people were afraid of police- arrest Blacks without reasons. I had to drive about a mile out of town to hydrate my throat with beer. Some years later a story came out about -Trent Lott. I put two and two together-Whites in that state hate Blacks. I am told Trent is a leader of TPs in that state. No doubt he has been hired by Putin to lobby for Russia. This is a disgrace for TP – buddying with Russia.

        • Nonne

          That is so clearly definitive I cannot add anything to what you wrote! We can trust you explicitely to KNOW a lot about Mississippi because you were there once, briefly, thirty-six years ago. A stranger you spoke with there, on your way to find some beer, told you his opinion of why the streets were empty. My only question is — were the streets at night filled with WHITE people?

          • pmbalele

            An excellent question. I saw only few Whites here and there. I was told Whites and Blacks feared talking to one another-that surprised me – coming from Wisconsin. The next day, I drove around the country – I think it was Saturday. I found play grounds separated-I would see one play ground with Blacks and another would be Whites. I did not know whether it was by preference or by law. Trent gave me the hint –he must have enabled the law –separate but equal. I don’t know why Blacks voted for Trent – maybe he was stealing elections.

          • Nonne

            You are making me smile. You seen kind and sincere, without malice — but so sadly misinformed. So I will just leave our discussion where it is. As a Mississippian, I will invite you to give the Magnolia State a second visit!

          • pmbalele

            But did you see the advertisement in this article? “Should Barrack Obama be impeached?” Why would a regular person develop such dumb survey question? Is the person who developed the survey question related to Trent who hates Blacks? Although I have not been to Jackson for a long time, I believe there are still a few Whites who still hate Blacks. You know only a small population of a group can make other people’s lives miserable. These are TEA Partiers. TPs are primitive people. Nobody in their mind would think about impeaching President Obama who is working hard to ensure everybody in this country is safe from terrorists, has a job, has access to preventive medicine (ACA) and has a place to live. Good luck with Trent who is now working for Russians

          • Nonne

            Obama won’t be impeached because the Senate is majority Demonrat. As long as it remains that way, he is safe. Within the Demonrat party there are people who are ultra left-wing socialists (also called ‘Communists’ in some places), and there are also ‘moderate’ Demonrats. Right now the Demonrat Party is run by the ultra-lefties. This is causing the Dem ‘moderates’ to leave the party and even consider supporting moderate Republican candidates. Obama was able to purge Congress of ‘moderate’ Demonrats during his first term in office because he does not allow for disagreement with his ideas within his own party.
            And, turning now to the Republican Party, the majority are moderates, and the smaller group to the right is the conservative side. There are MANY organizations supporting the conservative side. You have mentioned only the Tea Party — which, of course, is not a political party itself. I think the name ‘Tea Party’ is an unfortunate choice of names. The Teas are about like the Heritage Foundation — and no one bad mouths the Heritage Foundation. Please read about the Tea Party on Wikipedia — and you will see that it is ONLY about fiscal responsibility in government. Race is certainly not an issue. Financial accountability is the ONLY issue.
            Oh, I don’t mind if you say I am ‘primitive’ — I can picture myself wearing a bearskin outfit as I go hunting for mastodon! Yep, I am a member of the Tea Party, too!
            As for racial topics, ALL persons have melanin in the uppermost layer of their skin. That is what gives each person his or her skin color. Most folks are smart enough to know not to judge a person by the pigmented skin layer, but instead by their character and actions.

          • pmbalele

            Did you say “Republican Party, the majority are moderates and that TEA Party -Race is certainly not an issue? You’re kidding. Did you read the Washington Times today about
            unusual objects in Boehner’s office! I objected to Speaker Boehner having a monkey in his office. I think Boehner got
            the monkey from TEA Partiers who were picketing against Obamacare in 2010. John is now keeping the monkey in his office to make funny of us Blacks and out President. John thinks we Blacks are so stupid that we cannot correlate Boehner having the monkey in his office and making funny of us Blacks. Boehner should remove that monkey from his office and apologize to us Blacks. As leader John should never make funny of Blacks although we know, as TP himself, hates Blacks.

          • Nonne

            Boehner isn’t a member of the Tea Party. Why have you chosen to equate yourself with any animal? I’d like to help you understand that the world is filled with people of many skin colors, and that no one is better or worse merely because of their skin color. Can you reach out to other Black people around you who are not constantly filled with racial fear and worry? I think your personal issues go much farther than mere political topics.

          • pmbalele

            Did you say “Boehner isn’t a member of the Tea Party?” Do you not remember when Boehner said TPs were “really
            American people? That is how John treasured TPs. It’s after TPs wanted to overthrow him that he fought back. But he is still a TP. Look how he has participated in reneging extending benefits for long-term unemployed. This is to punish Blacks who cannot easily find jobs after being laid off.

          • Nonne

            Ha-Ha, I knew if we blogged long enough — we’d find something to agree on, and that would be the hoped-for exit of Boehner! Boehner is up for re-election in November, and if you are an Ohio voter, you will have your chance to make your feelings known at the ballot box.
            Okay, a politically incorrect question for you — which will most likely cause you to give me a politically incorrect response: What do you think are Hillary’s chances for the presidency? Is she less appealing because she is a woman? Not Black? Too old? Not Marxist-socialist enough? What do you think?

          • pmbalele

            · Hillary’s chances for the presidency- 100% of winning the WH – It will be 70% Hillary Vs 30% Romney
            ·As a woman? she is appealing to me. She is tough
            · She is not Black – I really don’t care if she is Black or White. President Obama broke the myth – all people regardless of race are intellectually good. Anybody White of Black can be President of US. Black people, including me love Hillary
            · Hillary Too old? No. Reagan was 77 years old Hillary is not Marxist-socialist neither is President Obama.

          • Nonne

            And as for the Republicans, I think Rand Paul is presently polling the best. He is a conservative. Senator Rand Paul — like his father before him, former Senator Ron Paul — receives high ratings from Independents. I will place my bet that he will be the frontrunner for the Republican Party.
            I will also prognosticate that no NATIONALLY-KNOWN Democrat will be ALLOWED to run against Hillary in the majority of states. Your party is like that, you know, not much freedom of choice for y’all. The Dem. Party leaders make the selections and decisions, and y’all Dems simply line up and vote the party line that has been selected for you.

          • pmbalele

            Rand Paul! No. He is too ugly. Americans like good looking Presidents. Not Rand Paul or Dr. Carson. Romney will try again although will lose. We Demos like our candidates-we are open minded – Biden or Hillary will be okay with me.
            Not like TPs or Repubs – who want to kill us all Blacks and poor Whites to save for their stupid deficit. By other way -I called John Boehner office today to remove the monkey doll from his office. The chief officer there was so rude. He hung on me two times. That tells you how egocentric Repubs and
            their staff are.

          • Nonne

            I guess you’re going to vote for Hillary because she is PRETTY, and Biden because he is SMART. I’ll just say it has surely been INTERESTING blogging with you. I’ll wish you goodbye and good luck.

          • pmbalele

            Sure I will –Hillary or Biden. I would never vote for Newt-the adulterer, Gov Sanford-the runaway for Argentine married woman, Herman Cain the underwear groper; Santorum -the little American pope; Allen West – a guy thinks we blacks
            should be his slaves; Cornel West-the whiner; Allen Keyes too short; Dr. Carson – does not brush his teeth; Not Walker a high-school drop-out; Romney-wants to be a polygamist in the WH with 20 grandchildren; Not Perry the drunk and thief. So we end up with Hillary or Biden.

          • pmbalele

            I forgot to ask you to e-mail John Boehner remove that effigy from his office. Alternatively, please ask Boehner to resign from Congress. We Blacks are not his monkeys.

      • conductor1

        He’s a serial liar.

  • reagangs

    The RINOs (liberals in elephant costumes) need to be put out of business. Their claim that everybody has to negotiate and make compromises and get along is liberal crap. Politicians must listen to and adopt their majority beliefs. We must have local polls via personal questionnaires in order to communicate with out reps and senators. I fill out as many as I can and e-mail my concerns to them as best that I can. Even a telephone call or letters are a good way. They work for us and the majority rules, not some snotty, whinny, loud mouth community organizer or special interest. The next couple or rounds, it’s time to clean house (and senate) and take out the trash (liberals, progressives, demowits and commies).

    • maxx

      I do the same thing, emails, letters, faxes etc. but never get a response other than some form letter written by one of their aids. The only time I get to say my piece is when I go to a town hall meeting that they show up for. I know they don’t like what I have to say when the audience starts to applaud and the senator or House member is unable to give an answer. Even the town hall meetings are a joke because all they do it lie, lie, lie about what they say or do.

  • ROHBAR

    demonrats and rino’s will do anything to destroy those who stand for conservatisim. The established republicians and demonrats need to be thrown out on their @$$’$!

    • maxx

      The sad thing is the liberals use the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution in their attempt to destroy it. In their eyes every time a freedom is lost the need for the Constitution becomes less important. They pass laws like the Patriot Act during times of extreme stress and chaos (read: 9/11) to tighten their grip on our freedoms telling us it is necessary for our security when it reality it is to benefit their security from us. The founders knew very well why the Second Amendment was needed because absolute power corrupts absolutely and all government move in that direction if the people allow it.

      • Sparkle Plenty

        Don’t forget the NDAA. Where they can black bag you, abduct you, and bring you to an undisclosed location, all on suspicions. It also allows them to confiscate everything you own.

    • Artemis

      Well Spoken!

      • ROHBAR

        Thank You Artemis.

  • Sparkle Plenty

    McDaniel was robbed and all the Demonrats that were called upon to vote for Cockroach Cochran will be voting for their own Demonrat when it comes down to the wire. How stupid are the RINOS?? They’re willing to cut their noses off to spite their faces.

    • maxx

      You are correct. That’s because there is very little if any difference between a democrat and an establishment republican. One is represented by a jackass and the other by an elephant and they both only produce a lot of fecal matter.

      • Artemis

        I love it!

  • lordhoff

    If any evidence – bring it forward — the corrupt Republican Party had the evidence brought forward and ignored it.

    • Nonne

      In the November 2014 election The Democrat candidate for US senator from Mississippi will have every right to remind the voters in Mississippi that Cochran is a FLAWED, corrupt candidate. The Dems are going to SHRED the cheating cochroach — but never mention that THEY helped him cheat.

      Voting Integrity MUST be restored in the USA!

  • MARYANN33

    Yes, the Tea Party is the real deal..We must fight for it and vote for it. It will help us stop the rampant corruption.

  • MARYANN33

    The Mexicans are getting bold on the internet. They feel superior, we must fight to get them out of here now….All illegals must go along with Obama

  • TAM44

    RINO’S are just closet DEMONCRATS, not worth a damn waling riding or flying.

  • ReaperHD

    It’s just incredible how a group of people who want LESS GOVERNMENT and LESS TAXES is considered a threat and a group of idiots. The people who are stupid enough to attack the tea party need to look in the mirror and get a glimpse of the real enemy of this nation.

  • Richard Douglas

    I will vote for the Dem before I vote for Cockran.

  • afanaglenn

    Every American should be outraged. These kind of politics and out and out fraud has to stop, elsewise out country will be lost to hooligans, like Obama and his goons. 120% of registered voters voting in an election ought to outrage every American, and cry for justice. Ultimately Obama will take away your right to vote. That’s what dictators do.

  • conductor1

    According to this article, “Republicans have slowly changed their tune and are adopting many of the same principles and ideologies as their Tea Party counterparts.”

    Total bullshit. Sounds like Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi.

    • Sparkle Plenty

      The RINOS are fighting tooth and nail to keep the status quo. I believe they were complicit in the targeting of the Conservative groups regarding the I.R.S. That’s why Boehner and his cohorts won’t allow a special committee to get to the bottom of it. Filthy basta*ds!

      • conductor1

        In this case, I don’t think the opposition is from RINO’s. It’s primarily from the IRS, the Justice Dept, Democrats, and White House. Even the Inspectors General are saying the administration blocks them from doing their job. The committee investigating the IRS is the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Democrats on this committee are trying their best to smear and undermine it. As long as there are D’s involved in investigating ANY aspect of the Obama administration, it won’t matter which committee does what. And if the Justice Dept won’t act on evidence and charges a committee generates, it ends up going nowhere. Congress can only cite Holder for contempt — it lacks the votes to impeach him. Two more years of this shit. Is there any major government agency at this point that the public trusts? In the restaurant business, when a new owner comes in, he often terminates existing employees to get a fresh mentality going. That’s what we need here.

        • Sparkle Plenty

          I think Boehner and his die hards were tickled pink that Tea Party Groups were being terrorized and intimidated. Doing nothing to stop it is just as bad as actively taking part in it as far as I’m concerned. And it reeks to high heaven now that Boehner is balking at convening a special committee to finally resolve it. What would be the motivation for doing that? Unless he’s afraid that him and his buddies will be found to have aided and abetted the targeting.

          • conductor1

            As I said, Congress can investigate.all it wants, but if the IRS destroys or won’t turn over evidence, and if the Justice Dept wont prosecute, there’s not going to be justice. I’m not a fan of Boehner, but he has zero power over the IRS and Justice Dept. Exactly what difference do you think a special committee would make?

  • carolskey

    When Rinos like Cochran copy behaviors from the democrat playbook, America is in REAL trouble! God please shine Your light on the evil in this election!

  • J. Harp

    Well, I hope Mr. McDaniel is successful. However, swimming upstream against the Establishment has always been problematic. When certain large minority groups began to discover they could vote themselves largesse out of the public treasury, this country, as a Constitutional Republic, began to crumble. They, of course, were aided and abetted by a Congress who, individually, kowtow to these large voting blocks to maintain their positions of power. The federal court system is a shambles and is one of the most political groups in America. This can be witnessed in the Supreme Court where politics determine the outcome of societally important cases, NOT the U. S. Constitution. The Executive branch of government is an absolute joke as witnessed by the current president. He runs this office like a monarch, NOT like an elected official. NONE of these three branches of government care one bit about what the Constitution states. They are going to run things THEIR way and NO ONE OR NO DOCUMENT can make them do anything different. This all started with Abraham Lincoln whose belief that one human being should NEVER own another human being was societally, humanly, and politically sound. However, his implementation to rectify this situation trampled all over the Constitution and states rights as envisioned by our Founders. With Abraham Lincoln, the federal government began to assume powers NEVER granted to it in the Constitution and they enforce those powers out of the barrel of a gun yet today. The Obama bastardization of the U.S. government is the natural progression of what Abraham Lincoln started and the thread of this progression can be traced through presidents like Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, James Carter, William J. Clinton, and now, the ultimate violator, Barack Hussein Obama. Voter fraud has been rampant in national elections and has been so for decades now. The ONLY thing that the Ruling Elite in Washington REALLY care about in this day and time is continuing in power and the Constitution and the citizens of this country be damned! This power grab that was started by the federal government so long ago is now increasing at an almost geometric rate. There are now federal agencies that have militarized “enforcement” teams that have no business and no need of having such brute force available to them. These paramilitary groups will be used to subdue the population as our federal government continues to march toward a full Police State. In the VERY near future, if you, as a citizen, resist this federal centralization of government, these groups will be sent out to either KILL you or HERD you into concentration camps to be held as “enemies of the state”. The ultimate answer to the continuing Communist actions of the federal government is a violent social upheaval whose outcome would be in doubt. The future of this country as a Constitutional Republic is at stake and I do not believe that the bloody decision in this matter will be too long in coming. Whether you believe this or not is immaterial. it WILL happen whether you are prepared for it or not!

    • Sparkle Plenty

      Excellent post.

  • Shirley

    I listened to Nigal Farage from the new UKIP party in the UK and boy do we need somebody like him. He was on Laura Ingraham Friday and he is impressive. Does not hold anything back and the new party is in line to take over some seats. They have a great website and they are doing a lot. Check it out. Audio of him is on Laura Ingraham.com

    • Sparkle Plenty

      He’s the Brits Ron Paul. I really like him too.

  • pete0097

    THe TEA party people have followed te wrong tact. They should infiltrate the dem party and bring it back to the center.