There really is something deeply wrong with the GOP establishment, and as nearly all conservatives have always suspected, it’s this: Despite all of the GOP establishment’s haughty talk about moderation, they are willing to do anything, no matter how repulsive, to achieve their political ends in order to maintain power. In Mississippi, Thad Cochran held onto his seat by the slimmest of margins over conservative Chris McDaniels. Had there not been a laundry list of out-of-state, center-left interests pouring money in on Cochran’s behalf, this race would have come out differently, but what I want dispirited conservatives to know is that despite the loss, you won. It might be hard to see at the moment, but there’s really something to be said for your accomplishments in this race. The truth is now plain to see, and for those who doubted it before, the veil should now be thoroughly lifted: The GOP establishment is comprised of a mafia-like element that will use any tactic necessary to keep its scumbags in office, and in this election, it was revealed in full, but this was only possible because conservatives pushed them to the brink.
Thad Cochran has been in political office nearly all of my life. Now he faces an election for a seventh term, and if he succeeds, he will have served in the US Senate for forty-two years by the time the new term expires. This is despicable. What makes it all the more disgusting is the manner of his primary victory. He did not win on the strength of his record, which is sorely lacking. He did not win on the merits of his legislative proposals. He did not win because Republicans in his state favor him. He did not win even because Republican voters though McDaniels was an inferior candidate. No, he won on the strength of contributions from his center-left connections, shady endorsements, and because his campaign’s proxies illegally urged Democrats to cross over and vote for him in the Republican primary. They gave “walking-around money” to would-be Democrat voters, and they basically called McDaniels and the TEA Party “racists” who were out to get Barack Obama. Take a look at this flier, circulated prior to the primary run-off(H/T John Fund at NRO):
Let me say this clearly. Thad Cochran is a scumbag, and that he would employ such an outrageous tactic merely speaks to his unfitness for office. Were I a Mississippi conservative, there is no way I would vote to re-elect this dirtball. Instead, I would vote for the Democrat. You might ask: “But Mark, if the Democrat is elected, we might not retake the Senate,” to which I must respond with a question: “We?” Who comprises any “we” in any of this? It is not Republicans and conservatives. It is not TEA Party and constitutionalists. The only “we” who will run the Senate, even if the Republicans win a majority in 2014 is the GOP establishment mafia. I’d like Mississippi conservatives to think about that.
Haley Barbour and his extended gang, including Michael Bloomberg, Karl Rove, the Chamber of Commerce, a Facebook executive, and a legion of GOP establishment thugs were willing to use ginned-up Democrat support to steal this seat away from Mississippi conservatives. Mississippi conservatives and TEA Party activists should know that there can be no restoration of the constitutional government they hope to promote so long as a gang of criminal cronies own their Senator. The worst of it may have been the last-minute use of a sickening tactic of soliciting Democrats to support Cochran even if they would not vote for him in the Fall.
Listen to the following recording for a sample of what establishment Republicans(!) did to secure victory:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpp6cYZrrcs]
This call went out to black Democrats to get them to vote in the Republican primary.
This is the establishment of the Republican Party. They’re every bit the statist, mafia-like dirtbags the Democrats are, and as you can see, they will work with Democrats whenever necessary to maintain their grip on power. What is my suggestion to the conservatives and TEA Party folk in Mississippi? Either run McDaniels as an independent in November, or simply go out to support the Democrat. Yes, I actually suggest supporting the Democrat, because since Cochran is willing to invite Democrats into the primary campaign, Mississippi conservatives should turn the table on him and give him a dose of his own medicine. Yes, this means the Democrat will sit in office for six years, but to quote Hillary Clinton, “what difference does it make?” You now have a six-term RINO running for a seventh term who is firmly in Haley Barbour’s and Karl Rove’s pocket. This November, for much the same reasons, I am voting for anybody but the RINO liar John Cornyn(R-TX.) If we’re going to take our country back, we’ll first need to surrender a few things, and in this case, it means giving up the illusion of a Republican-led Senate that wouldn’t be the least bit conservative anyway.