Thursday, June 19, 2014

OMG! Cochran says why not recruit Democrats, 'I used to be one!'

Used to? Besides the Senator's bizarre statements on the campaign trail, his behavior as a Republican is even more questionable. But I think he's now answered that for us...

Now, my last post addressed the illegality of such solicitations, but Cochran's above pronouncement runs contrary to another famous Democrat-turned-Republican.

Yes, conservative President Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat in his early life. And as he explained in that now famous 'A Time For Choosing' speech in 1964, "I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course." And he never looked back, only forward into the advancement of conservatism within the Republican Party! Likewise in 1975 at CPAC, he drove that message home to the establishment of the party:
"Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people? ...

A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.

I do not believe I have proposed anything that is contrary to what has been considered Republican principle. It is at the same time the very basis of conservatism. It is time to reassert that principle and raise it to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way."
Thad Cochran has NEVER made such declaration, and quite frankly, from his statement above, he asserts that his switch was compromise for political expediency! (Keep that second important paragraph quoted from Reagan's '75 CPAC speech in mind)

It is shear stubbornness for Mississippi Republican voters to remain loyal to Thad Cochran when he's proven time and time again that he'll tow whomever or whatever line is running Washington, no matter the party affiliation, no matter his constituency or their wishes! His loyalties lie elsewhere, namely D.C., McConnell, and yes, even appeasing Obama. Well, just as long as he brings the pork to Mississippi? NO! It's not the federal government's job to redistribute tax dollars from one state to another, no more so than it's their role to dictate how we live our lives or infringe upon our liberties. Cochran's neo-statism is precisely what's wrong with the Republican Party, and at large, Washington, D.C. This is also precisely why a man like Chris McDaniel should be elected to reinforce the handful of conservatives we have there!

I can't stop thinking about my children's future and, God Willing one day, my grandchildren's future. It's enough to lose sleep over, as I'm writing this in the midst of night! This political fight that we conservatives wage is not one of self, but one for their future...both my kids here in Texas, as well as my nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in my home state of Mississippi. Politics is no longer local, particularly with Senators' votes that affect us all across every state. It should be my generation who begins to stop this madness, not pass it on to the next. And that starts by returning elected offices to honorable statesmen instead of career politicians. Mississippi has that opportunity on Tuesday.

Vote #McDaniel2014!

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