Chris McDaniel: Mr. Fiscal Conservative


With the US Senate race in full swing throughout the state of Mississippi, new charges have emerged from supporters of Thad Cochran in a pathetic and desperate attempt to paint Chris McDaniel as an untrustworthy politician in regards to his fiscal record as a member of the state senate and to attack his “misguided criticism of Cochran’s service to Mississippi,” in the recent words of Mr. Brian Perry in the Leader Call. Mr. Geoff Pender of the Clarion Ledger has also made similar arguments to attempt to discredit Senator McDaniel’s record of fiscal conservatism.

To begin with, Mr. Perry and Mr. Pender engaged in a classic political trick:  cherry-picking votes. They took one vote Senator McDaniel made in 2009 in favor of an $282 million omnibus spending bill to make their case that he is not as fiscally conservative as he claims and that he is, in essence, no different than his opponent, Thad Cochran.  Their inference is that Senator McDaniel is a fiscal hypocrite willing to support pork and wasteful spending when it suits him, while attacking Cochran for doing likewise.  Yet it is nothing more than political blather suited for the ash heap. Continue reading

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Analyzing the Travesty of Election Day 2012


Along with many in the Republican Party and the conservative movement, I was profoundly shocked at the loss Mitt Romney suffered at the hands of Barack Obama, a weak president with a pathetic record.  But perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised since we had a weak and pathetic candidate ourselves, but I held out hope that things were swinging in our direction.  It was not to be.

The question on the minds of many, including the GOP, is how this happened.  Was it because of shifting demographics?  That fact certainly played a role.  With millions of Hispanics pouring into the country for decades, once reliable red states are now reliably blue, as that group voted 71 percent for Obama.

Was it because the conservative white base is shrinking, or that conservative white voters did not turn out?  Both are true.  Romney gained three million fewer votes than did John McCain in 2008, and McCain was no conservative favorite. Continue reading