Sarah Palin and all that is wrong with the right wing of the Republican Party…

Yeesh

Sarah Palin joined Sean Hannity to weigh in on the latest election news, and Palin told Hannity that it would be hard for her to stay with the Republicans and get excited about them if they continue acting like Democrats and rolling over.

She took a shot at the “status quo” politics of people like Senator Thad Cochran and said the Eric Cantor upset shows people want strong constitutionalists in power who don’t represent “the man [or] the establishment” in Washington.

Come on folks, let’s not be ridiculous.

Hannity asked Palin if she would actually follow through on her previous hints she’d go third party. Palin replied, “If Republicans are gonna act like Democrats, then what’s the use?” She said the GOP needs to thrive and stand strong against the president’s policies, otherwise “it does no good to get all enthused about them anymore.”

Really?

Someone who agrees with you 85% of the time is not better than someone you despise?

Third party?

Who does that hurt?

This is moronic.

So is this

In the automated message appearing to target black Democrat voters in Mississippi, the female voice on the line claims that tea party challenger Chris McDaniel would lead to more obstruction in Washington and create more “disrespectful treatment” to the nation’s first African-American president.

“The time has come to take a stand and say NO to the tea party,” the message says. “NO to their obstruction. NO to their disrespectful treatment of the first African-American president.”

The robocall, which was first obtained by freelance journalist Charles C. Johnson from a local resident, goes on to urge listeners to go to the next polls Tuesday and vote against McDaniel. The only option in voting against McDaniel is to vote for incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran as they will be the only two names on the ballot.

But, it worked

Cochran also reached out to Democrats — a fact that angered many McDaniel supporters — and black voters during the last weeks of the campaign.

Alonzo Tanksley, a lawn service worker, was one of several black Hattiesburg residents who flashed pro-Cochran signs at street corners and roadsides in east Hattiesburg on Tuesday.

“We want to keep him there,” said Tanksley, 46, who identified as a Republican, but said he had never voted for Cochran before. “He’s done some good things for the black race.”

Pastor Isiac Jackson Jr. of Canton sported his “I voted” sticker on his suit jacket Tuesday afternoon.

Jackson, a registered Democrat, said he voted for Cochran in the primary and again in the runoff.

“Maybe he’s the lesser of two evils,” Jackson said of Cochran. “It would be a shame for McDaniel to become senator and turn back the hands of time (in Mississippi).”

Earlier in the day at his voting precinct in Ellisville, McDaniel placed the primary runoff in the context of a nationwide conservative movement that shows “deep divisions” within the Republican party.

“This race is important because it puts the people firmly back in control of the system. It lets the politicians know that we are here and we are going to fight for our belief systems no matter what,” he said.

“We’re going to reclaim Washington, D.C., one race at a time. If Virginia (the defeat of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor) was a big splash two weeks ago, just imagine what happens when a whole state delivers that message.”

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One Response

  1. Cochran’s an underhanded jerk, but he’a an underhanded jerk that won. I would’ve voted for McDaniel if I lived in Mississippi, but he lost, and now he needs to be gracious in the same way we would have expected Cochran to be, had he lost.

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