They are so proud that they even took “selfies.”
Here are some “teenagers” playing the knockout game.
Here’s another knockout game video:
“Honorable” Establishment Republicans orchestrated a knockout game against conservatives. There was no spontaneity, but those who orchestrated the game seem to be proud that their thugs displayed an Establishment version of “manhood.” Have they any remaining vestiges of honor? Evidently not. Honor is no longer cherished by the Establishment.
Back on June 10th, the Establishment went all in for Senator Cochran:
The race has been one of the most bitter in recent history, but Cochran has fired at McDaniel through campaign staff, surrogates, or through his supporters like the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) or the Henry Barbour-run Mississippi Conservatives Super PAC.
The NRSC and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are holding a high-dollar fundraiser for Cochran’s campaign at NRSC headquarters on Tuesday evening. McConnell decided last week—after McDaniel forced Cochran into a runoff when he got more votes than Cochran in the primary—that he is going “all in” for Cochran over the next couple weeks. [Emphasis added.]
They went “all in” by race-baiting lots of Black Democrats to vote for Thad Cochran in the Republican run-off primary election.
In preparation for the run-off election a decision was made by the Cochran team to tear the ‘race-baiting’ page from the Democrat playbook and to use it against McDaniel.
Large amounts of money were spent in Democrat districts on phone calls, fliers, and door-to-door pleas to encourage a vote against the racist Republican. A Cochran flier sold the lie that “Tea Party” candidate McDaniel “intends to prevent blacks from voting on Tuesday”. “Mississippi cannot and will not return to a bygone era of intimidating black Mississippians from voting. We must rise up on Tuesday to have our voices heard…” [Emphasis added.]
Mendacity has become rampant.
Robocalls supporting Cochran targeted black districts with a message trashing the Tea Party and supporting President Obama. The message was essentially that the racist Tea Party was making it very difficult for our “African-American” president. Tea partiers want to oppose our wonderful president and so you need to vote against racists like McDaniel. [Emphasis added.]
This was a race-based, pro-Obama, anti-Tea Party message paid for by Republicans. Establishment Republicans worked hard for and funded this dishonest campaign.
Duplicity has also become rampant.
The race-baiting robocalls were paid for by the Mississippi Conservatives Super Pac.
It turns out that former Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour‘s pro-Cochran Super PAC, Mississippi Conservatives, shelled out $44,000 for an offensive robocall urging black Democrat voters to vote for Thad Cochran in the Republican primary Tuesday.
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The outrageous behavior by the establishment Republicans leaves little doubt that they are waging a no-holds-barred war against the Tea Party, resorting to the slimiest of tactics in order to maintain their hold on Washington. Adding to the irony, Haley Barbour disingenuously questioned Thad Cochran’s strategy of seeking out Democrats to give him a much needed boost in the tight Mississippi runoff.
As reported at Hot Air, Barbour said, “If Senator Cochran is going to court Democrats to save his seat, it is a clear indication that he has abandoned conservatives in the state of Mississippi.”
The Establishment is now reviewing the votes to determine the consequences of its own fraud. The Hinds County GOP Chairman is David Perry, whose consulting firm was paid $60,000 by a super PAC that supports the “Honorable” Senator Cochran.
NEO, at Nebraska Energy Observer, has this to say:
I don’t ever tell people how to vote but if I was a Mississippian, I would not vote for Cochran, this kind of despicable conduct has no business in America, let alone in a so-called principled party. And yes, that does mean that I have no use at all for the national republican party. I think it to be no more than the sort-of right facing part of the party of government, and not an iota different from the democratic party.
Wesley Pruden: Shameless race-baiting, betrayal in Mississippi
KStreet won a big one Tuesday night in Mississippi. Preserving Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate, like a specimen in the Museum of Natural History, was important to the Republican establishment and its network of lobbyists, string-pullers and special pleaders who pose as citizens of rectitude and nobility, not like the unwashed in the grass roots who are forever embarrassing the party elites.
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Betrayal is a dangerous game. The gains are nearly always for a shorter term than expected. The establishment Republicans have a lot to say about big tents and party loyalty, but when someone without “the smell of the hive” unexpectedly upsets their candidate, there’s the urge to squash and pout. [Emphasis added.]
The Tea Party is a blunt instrument, a reaction to establishment arrogance. Their candidates are new to the game, always bold, usually brash and sometimes unsophisticated, and learning. But they’re not going away..
Here’s a PJ Media analysis of the Cochran victory. According to the young
twit female panelist, Senator Cochran won because he used his funds “more efficiently” in getting out the Democrat vote. Efficiently is good! Hitler’s gas chambers were efficient. Therefore, Hitler’s gas chambers were good.
Things seemed to have gone better for Tea Party challenger Brat. However, PJ Media’s David Steinberg wrote in Scorched Earth: Eric Cantor’s Staff, Supporters Drain Cash From Virginia GOP, Dave Brat:
After the skin-crawling exploitation of black voters in Mississippi, the GOP’s current leadership wing gives a second demonstration, this time in Virginia, of just how committed they are to “a big tent,” or to the GOP’s vitality in general. The Senate majority matters, the House majority matters. But this party’s leadership is infested with the same disregard for Washington’s intended purpose as any Clintonian. [Emphasis added.]
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Ray Allen, Mike Thomas, Donald Williams and ten other Cantor supporters continued their assault on the grassroots last night with a 13-6 vote on the committee to bleed the 7th District GOP bank account.
The linked article explains what happened and how.
According to an article at Politico posted on June 25th, titled The staggering price of crushing the tea party,
National Republican leaders are toasting primary season as a smashing success over activist conservatives that has put the hard right on the ropes and given the Washington GOP the slate of candidates it wanted for 2014.
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The scope of the effort to suppress activist-backed candidates has been broader and costlier than is widely understood, covering at least 20 House and Senate primaries from North Carolina to California, and from coastal Mississippi to the outer tip of Long Island. The loose coalition of establishment forces encompasses two dozen advocacy groups, industry associations and super PACs that have raised and spent millions on behalf of Washington’s chosen candidates. [Emphasis added.]
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan said the “quote ‘establishment’” had successfully divided up the primary map this year to avoid duplicating one another’s efforts. Eventually, Duncan said, outside groups on the right may realize that they’re better off working with the national party than raging against it. Indeed, in many cases this year, national party favorites have tacked well to the right to win their primaries. [Emphasis added.]
Go along to get along by working with the Republican Establishment rather than against it? Sure — right after Hell freezes over and King Obama is impeached and convicted.
What have the Republican Establishment done to make amends for their misconduct? Nothing as far as I have seen. “Toasting” their success, they seem to be proud of how they achieved it, demonstrating that they are a dishonorable, conniving gang of thugs interested in little more than augmenting their own political power by whatever means they deem useful, common decency be damned.
We need to have a party. Not just any party, but a responsible conservative party. We haven’t had one in years and it’s high time for it. Let’s not invite the Republican Establishment. That’s only fair, because they already have their own party where we are unwelcome but for which our financial contributions are gleefully solicited.
I understand the frustration of those who supported McDaniel. But this isn’t the first time this sort of thing has been done, e.g., Rush Limbaugh’s “Operation Chaos” in 2008. It just amounts to taking advantage of state laws regarding how primary elections are conducted. What concerned me more was the racist tone adopted by Republicans who wanted to influence Democrats to cross over and vote in the Republican primary.