Grand ole politickers
POSTED: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 6:20pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 9:37am
Tyler (KETK) — If you think old fashioned smoke-filled politics are done, you're wrong.
Case and point, the Republican Party in Mississippi: A Tea Party candidate almost took out Republican fossil Thad Cochran in the last primary election, but fell a few votes short.
It turned out to be a runoff last night between the Tea Party's Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran, Cochran has been in the senate since 1972. He was asked last week about what he thought about Eric Cantor losing his race in Virginia.
Remember, Eric Cantor is in Republican leadership. Thad Cochran had no idea Cantor had lost a week after that election took place.
Also enter boss hog Hailey Barbour. Barbour is like the Huey Long of the state of Mississippi, a kingmaker.He was governor and now he is a lobbyist. He's tied to the old-time republican party. He can't let a 42-year newcomer who is actually a conservative lose to a 300-year-old man who has no idea what year it is.
So knowing last nights race was going to be tight, he went to work with a ground game. He went to work mainly getting black Democrats to vote in the Republican primary runoff. It worked. He was fuel with RINO senate money.
Some of that money was from Texas Senator John Cornyn. You know, "Big John" as he likes to call himself.
You may think this is funny. You may think this is good politics. To quote a line from from the movie Tombstone when scoundrel Ike Clanton linked Doc Holiday and the Earp brothers as a single unit.
He correctly said, " they're all in it together." Truer words were never spoken. You can say that about the the ruling national Democratic and Republican parties.
That's my point of view, what's yours?