Richard Fernandez on Our Ruling Class. He really zings them.
This is why many people are so disgusted with the “leaders” of the Republican party.
A source close to McDaniel told Breitbart News that he is considering legal challenges over ballots. Democrats who voted for Cochran on Tuesday but voted three weeks ago in the Democratic primary in the state were not allowed to vote in Tuesday’s election.
Election results indicate Cochran’s late appeal to Democratic voters paid off, with the incumbent senator picking up sizable vote totals in precincts with heavily black populations. Partisanship in Mississippi is largely polarized on racial lines, and Cochran allies paid key Democratic operatives to help turn out the vote.
And this in Politico: The evening’s Republican primaries, led by Mississippi, will have deepest consequences for the ideological and partisan battle lines of the fall campaign. The outcome seems to represent a triumph of the GOP establishment by any means necessary, and a reaffirmation of the profound power Washington Republicans still hold over the far-flung conservative coalition.
I call this shameful and it was made possible by the “establishment.” Here is one of their flyers, take a look at it.
CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash stated that sources at Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) victory party admitted that non-GOP voters probably put Cochran over the top in his primary campaign against Chris McDaniel.
Bash reported from Cochran’s victory party in Jackson, MS that “the Cochran people here are saying that if this was just a truly Republican race, if the law here in Mississippi did not allow Democrats to vote, then he probably almost certainly would be losing to Chris McDaniel.”
Anchor Wolf Blitzer appeared to agree with this assessment, saying “a bunch of Democrats did show up and by all accounts, most of them at least voted for Thad Cochran.”
My thoughts on this: I have already seen the disgust shown by many on the numerous FB groups I am on, including all those with the name Republicans in them, and from regions as far away as Tennessee and Kentucky. This is the why people turned away from the party and did not vote in 2012, they say there is no difference in the power seekers, Democrat or Republican, so they do not vote. I do not plan to give up my vote but I am afraid it will be in vain.
Greg Sargeant in his Morning Plum Line at the Washington Post thinks the Tea Party is still winning the war of ideas but he sees it as a bad thing. Funny, a liberal would think that.
Cover up? what cover up? This cover up: IRS Prematurely ‘Retired’ Data Storage Devices
Operation Zero Footprint a very long bombshell on what happened in Benghazi, from Allen West.