The Most Out-Of-Touch Politician in Washington

You’ve probably seen the Dos Equis beer commercials for the Most Interesting Man in the World.

A recent statement by a long-time U.S. Senator has led us to nominate him for a similar but less-flattering title: The Most Out-Of-Touch Politician in Washington.

That’s quite an accomplishment given the stiff competition for clueless (and outright dumb) statements from our CongressCritters the past few years.

If you’ll recall, during the ObamaCare debate Nancy Pelosi famously said that we “have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

More recently, the math-challenged Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee declared that our Constitution has been around for 400 years.

And the “Honorable” Corinne Brown gave us a rousing rendition on the House floor of “Go Gata,” praising the University of Florida football team for another national championship.

It’s obvious that our elected officials in Washington seem to live in a parallel universe. The longer they serve, the more out-of-touch they become with the real world. That’s why this latest statement is so dumbfounding. It makes you wonder whether this guy has ever traveled outside of Washington D.C.

Here’s the quote that lead us to nominate this six-term Senator for the title of The Most Out-Of-Touch Politician in Washington:

“The Tea Party is something I don’t really know a lot about… It’s a free country. We have open opportunities for people to participate in the election process.”

The winner? Senator Thad Cochran, Republican from Mississippi.

I know you’re busy, Senator, it’s no big deal. This Tea Party group you don’t know much about is “merely” the group that helped Republicans re-take the House in 2010… and has been a political force around the country for the past five years.

Cochran has served in Congress for 42 years; six in the House and 36 in the Senate. He’s running for a seventh Senate term and his GOP primary opponent, Chris McDaniel, is supported by the Tea Party.

During a campaign stop at Nucor Steel in Flowood, the Senator admitted he didn’t know much about his primary opponent, either.

“Really haven’t looked at his characteristics. I’m just running my campaign, based on my qualifications to continue to serve as a United States Senator.”

McDaniel quickly responded to these incredible statements:

“The idea that he doesn’t know me or is not paying attention goes to show he hasn’t been in the state very often. Anyone who refuses to balance the budget is out of touch. Anyone who votes for tax increases is out of touch. The people of this state have demanded that he be a conservative. To that extent, yes his record is not conservative. So he’s out of touch.”

Cochran responded by saying: “He’s wrong. He’s flat wrong. I’m as in touch with the people of Mississippi as an elected official can be.”

Well, Thad, if this is what you consider to be “in touch,” I’d hate to consider what you think “out of touch” looks like.

Incredibly, Senator Cochran repeated these remarks to a television reporter about a month later:

“I know I said I didn’t know much about the Tea Party. And I didn’t. I heard – I read – newspaper articles about ’em. And that’s about all I knew. It’s kinda like Will Rogers… all he knew was from what he read in the papers.”

This is another example why entrenched Establishment politicians should be voted out of office.

If Mississippi Republicans agree in this June’s primary, we’ll gladly nominate someone else to replace Thad Cochran as the Most Out-Of-Touch Politician in Washington.

170 Comments

  1. Patriot159 says:

    I’ll add to his words: “I don’t know much about the people I’m supposed to represent either.”

    • 13gatorgrowl says:

      He is probably telling the truth. He is not there to represent “the US Citizens, He is there because the billionaires put him there. Look at the dunces in this government, they are put there to further an agenda. Nancy Pelosi was not elected, the people of California did not know her, the billionaires did. The politicians get “put” in their seats by people like Bloomberg, Buffet, Rockefeller. Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, etc. For instance: Michael Bloomberg from NY influencing Colorado politics. Colorado gets $$ from the billionaires. They meet in Vail Co. to plan US agenda. The Top billionaires around the world meet at The Bilderberg Hotel in Germany to discuss their agenda for the world–The New World Order. It is US Billionaires who push the energy and Environment agenda. People like George Soros, Koch Brothers, Warren Buffett, CEO and founder of Amazon.com, Facebook, and Google, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and others. This has been going on for last 100 years. Much started in 1865. Check it out.

      • bil says:

        Well, it was a choice between him and a democrap. I’d vote for him, too, if that was my choice….

  2. Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

    The growing desperation in solicitations from this site tells a major story as regards the Tea Party.

    • tom2 says:

      Lots of truth in what you say. We’re not only fed up with too much taxation, too much government regulation, too much redistribution of wealth and too much indoctrination — we’re terrified of it.

      • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

        Instead of trying to live off of emotions or as some on here are doing posting like children.( In fact there is one I am convinced is underage) everyone needs to start thinking not hating and ranting. Rants and hate get nothing. I hate to say it but the no mentality needs to go also. No is good when it is used properly. When it is your entire vocabulary it no longer works effectively. What is needed is for Washington to not only hear but to act on what they hear and not just try to get reelected ad infinitum. Small steps earn leaps lose much more often than they win.

        • tom2 says:

          Seems you’re the emotional one. While most here criticize our destructive government, you criticize the critics. If you like excessive taxation, regulation, redistribution and indoctrination, just admit it. Short of that, I’d guess you’re the desperate one.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            LMAO this from the side that voted 50 times to eliminate the ACA, can not accept that there is nothing to either Benghazi or the IRS scandal and speaks of impeachment on a daily basis but does nothing? Really you read emotion in that? Sorry Charlie wrong bait. Deflecting and attempting to make me the issue instead of the facts is what has this whole mess going. Even if I were emotional how pray tell do my emotions affect or create this ignorance? The simple fact is if I had your address I would send you one of those AD HD Squirrel shirts as your response certainly earned one. Stay away from the issues that is a great tactic and that is what got President Romney elected.

          • tom2 says:

            Typical lib. Nothing but ad hominem. See you in November. I’d say “don’t quit your day job” but I’d guess you’re “collecting.”

          • worn out 123 says:

            The ACA and other health care where government is corporatism. Romney and Obama are both for it, as insurance companies will return the favor to each of them, I’m sure. Follow the money Dimwit. The ins. companies are getting rich off the ACA. Obama isn’t making the pie any bigger. He’s simply picking winners(insurance companies and those who would not work) and losers (millions of working taxpayers and their children).
            Benghazi: Turn over all documents, messages on Benghazi immediately. Stonewalling by the DOJ for 20 months is unconscionable and should be illegal. Have NO REDACTIONS (editing to you). Who decided NOT to support the Ambassadors requests for military support and/or removal? And why was Killary Clinton not that person? She claims she didn’t even know of the requests. WHY NOT! Dereliction of her duties. (In law: Failure to do your duty: Failure to do what you should do.) Who made the decision to NOT send military assistance at the time Killary was notified of the attack. If not Killary, WHY NOT? I do not accept “What difference does it make and no reasonable person would either.” That is a response of a petulant child or a political cover up. When questions are answered with reasonably acceptable responses the questions will cease, Bozo, (the socialist talking point expert). Incidentally, I did not vote for Romney either.
            Someone in the IRS should have been prosecuted for criminal acts to achieve political ends if unconstitutional. You should know that yourself. Why didn’t this happen? Could it be the instructions to perform illegally came from higher up than Kathy? ANSWERS!
            American demands answers, especially about Benghazi, where four were left to fend off dozens of well armed terrorists in a preplanned military like assault with heavy weapons. Why was this linked to a movie? The military who contacted the situation room said nothing about any movie? The more we learn the more this smells of cover up. Why was Benghazi attacked? Were we running guns, etc.; to whom?, Al Queda? Who made that terrible decision?

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Your ignorance is not covered up by your feigned attempt at intellectual discourse. Your base knowledge of your subject is grossly lacking in factual material thus you seem to be an idiot. Have a nice day!

          • worn out 123 says:

            Denials accusations and insults are all any gets from you, comrade. Try answering these questions any reasonable person would deem appropriate for a responsible administration to respond to in full. You cannot, hence, you attack the messenger. You and your fellow comrades in D.C. are intellectually deprived. If not, ANSWER the questions! You follow an old attorney adage; “If you have the law on your side argue the law. If you have the facts on your side argue the facts. If you have neither pound the table.” You and Killary are just pounding the table!

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            You seem to misunderstand the law asshat! The primary principle being innocent until proven guilty. The burden is not on me it is on you and your compatriots imbecile. As for comrade you are too stupid to comprehend what that verbiage means since once again you accuse me yet you perpetuate the personal name calling which you started not I. If need be I will however gladly come down to your level or at least close to it since you are witless and devoid of any ability to string words together comprehensively it may be difficult for me, however I am game not being the orange ass orangutan you at least emulate. They like to fling their shit all over often getting more of it on themselves than on anything or anyone else.

          • worn out 123 says:

            They just need to answer the questions “Mr. Think Your an Attorney”. Why didn’t the Sec. of State claim she denied military assistance to the Ambassador’s request Benghazi. If she didn’t even know about the request she is derelict in her duties.
            Attack is all you have. No answers. Why wasn’t Killary fired? Where was the president during Benghazi attack and the next day? Why was a movie blamed as the cause when the military never mentioned it when they called the situation room. There had been no protests in Benghazi. Who exactly decided this misinformation should be given the public and for weeks afterward it should be continued? ANSWERS, insults denials, attacks are not answers. You have no answers. I have none either. Subpoenas will at least bring those who have the answers together in a single comprehensive investigation of all events. Witless, orangutan, shit! That all you got? Denials, foul language, insults. Of course it’s all you have. That’s the reason for Trey Gowdy to head this investigation. I actually haven’t time for more of your far left, farcical explanations tonight, such as, “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. If you like your policy you can keep your policy”. More extremist gun ownership positions to “save the children” while abortions kill millions each year, and now EVERYONE must pay to support murder because there are laws that make it not only legal, but through economic coersion (penalties), force those unwilling citizens to take part.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            First Trey Gowdy heads the committee because it is Boehner’s way of ridding himself of a possible opponent for his job nothing more. However more importantly I can summarize your verbose statement quite easily. Your entire argument for lack of a better name is that you did not like the editing of what was said on the Sunday shows. The editing by the way that was done not by the Whitehouse but by an intelligence agency. AS to why people did not answer as you would have liked them to they had no desire to lie or mislead which has been proven in Congress already. I need not have anymore than what I have stated you have nothing and the burden does not fall on Sec Clinton nor President Obama, not in this country anyway not yet at least. The burden is on the accuser the one who is running around saying he has something BIG. Produce it then or as usual with all of these false indignancies of late bite the bullet slink away and shut up again!!

          • worn out 123 says:

            “First Trey” . . . . That’s opinion. Even if so it is not testimony before the people’s house. I never said he had something big even if T.G. did. Questions never answered are who gave what orders, when, and why regarding only Benghazi and the IRS. The statements from the head of the IRS and the W.H. were that is was a few rogue Cincinnati IRS personnel. If you accept that as fact I have a bridge I’d like to sell you, cheap. Lets have the memos of both. No we do not have all the memos from Benghazi, nor do we have all them from the IRS scandal. This, in the face of President Obama stated HE would get to the bottom of it all. Communications were made between the IRS and the W.H. and no cares who redacted memos. All memos without redaction can be given T.G. and he can decide what should not be public. The CIA, IRS, NSA (except Snowden) are totally loyal to the president and will do his dirty work(lying, covering up so lets understand that much, at least. Personally, I really don’t care which party is in the W.H. I didn’t care for G. W. nor his 1Trillion dollar unnecessary war either. LBJ instigated an unnecessary war in which we lost 50,000 who felt they had no choice(DRAFT). He also initiated the great failure “War on Poverty”. Any idiot should be able to confirm that poverty will always be with us instead of bankrupting the country, in a vain attempt(boondoggle), trying to eliminate it entirely. Which is akin to holding back the wind with one’s hand. So, today we have national economic debt and generational poverty as a direct result.
            Nixon had a good foreign policy, but, he had to go. Dirty politics has always around. So what.
            Many simply want high public servants to go on the record as to Who, What, When, Where, and Why things just keep getting worse. Our bridges get older, our debt higher, our unfunded liabilities higher also, we are now coerced into getting insurance we often don’t need, have moral objections to, and/or are called racist if we don’t generally see as constitutional and all the while our president tells us falsehood after falsehood.
            We would simply like to hear testimony as to why and decide for ourselves if anyone in government is EVER to be even partially trusted at all. It would seem to many of us that the GOP is deeply involved in corporatism and the DNC is involved in the same and likely communism, not without the aid of certain republican congressmen also. The Republican Party is in disarray and it will not stop there if our constitutional freedoms are not restored, IMO. I am not preaching anarchy, however, some corrections must take place and soon or I fear America is about to become a banana republic or worse. Government officials need to recognize that efforts to restrict gun ownership to American citizens is VERBOTEN and is likely to yield bad if not catastrophic results. Have some people lost their minds? Free men do not need permission to own guns. Not machine guns, tanks, laws, etc. Let’s be serious.
            Public officials have a moral responsibility to testify under oath. If they don’t then they should dishonored in some fashion.
            Yes, this is a rant. America is in dire need of fiscal and moral leadership and we are getting drones in our skies, skyrocketing debt, confusing foreign policy, higher taxes, and increases in the number of generational unemployed. What is the common thread here? NOTHING is getting better under this administration and if republicans take the presidency and things continue downward I will being critical of them as well.
            Lastly, I wouldn’t vote for Romney, (actually thought about voting for Obama) but feel betrayed by Obama’s constant lies, ineptness, derision, actual contemptuous speech and divisiveness I haven’t witnessed since Viet Nam. Let’s stop pounding the table & clean the table.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            You sing the song well just as if it were written for you by someone. in fact it has been I have read your diatribe before.

          • worn out 123 says:

            I am not a inventor of ideology or ideas. I merely draw conclusions like most people. No! I am not, nor do I lay claim to have conjured up ideas from my own creative ability. I am not “the great thinker”. I read, I reason, I observe, I converse, I deduce what is more or most likely. I am merely a voter who tries to be informed, but, I need testimonials in these two cases. If they are not forthcoming we must all draw conclusions based on what evidence is available and taking the 5th probably doesn’t help anyone, but, the individual (and likely those in power. But not much). BTW, many years ago I believed myself a progressive. Instead of coming full circle, I came to believe both major parties repugnant. But, I keep reading, and hoping for the best. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” T. Jefferson (Who was a student of others, also)

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            It sounds great to say I deduce and so on. We deduce from sources not out of thin air. Unless your sources are false it is near impossible to discern a damn thing from the existing evidence as it has been poured over and poured over and once more poured over. The facts simply do not favor the side that claims misdeeds but can not prove them and any deductions made form innuendo and falsehoods are invalid. Trust me I keep my friends close and my enemies closer. I am not as some conjecture a progressive left winger, however I source my information from all possible places and when this chapter ends the right will be all the worse for it

          • worn out 123 says:

            You and Napoleon.
            Never interrupt an adversary when he is making a mistake. Just allow the voters to see all the facts. That means ask the tough questions and bring out the memos. “It was determined, the decision was made”, Who is responsible?? denials, stonewalling, taking the 5th. There is no reason this cannot or should not be made public. At this point I think thousands should sue L.L. in civil court for discrimination, Hillary Clinton must be guilty of incompetence resulting in resulting in deaths, at the least. She should have been fired as a result. I believe Americans have a right to know if the president was in the situation room during the killings plus where he was and generally what he was doing the following day. Right wing suffers if these memos/facts come out. Fine! Lets have the truth come out.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            What animal is it that regurgitates it’s own food and eats it a second or third time? Oh yeah lately a Republican does that as a routine. This thing Republicans now do what with doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results besides ludicrous is also a definition of insanity. I am close to dropping these idiotic reruns of the same claims yet another time. And moving on but there are no new issues and I do get bored

          • worn out 123 says:

            I and others have not heard enough to become bored as of today.
            I would sit through T.G.’s entire inquiry, if for no other reason than to see you proven correct, that this be no more than political theatre, a rehashing of events with no more for discovery.
            I still have not heard all pertinent memos(shame on the DOJ) nor have I heard the questions I want asked and answered in a responsible, (believable) manner. I am deeply troubled that L.L., an employee of the people, chose to take the 5th.. It is my sincere hope that she testify or face 10,00 lawsuits individually for violation of federal discrimination laws. I remain highly suspicious that some heads should have and haven’t rolled on each of these two events.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Why is it you wish to deny a citizen of the United States of America her Constitutional rights? I get statements from the right on here like Abramoff was denied his rights and that is bad yet LL can be denied hers and that is good? Two sets of laws is like two sets of business books. It doesn’t work.

          • worn out 123 says:

            I agree. She does and SHOULD have the constitutional right to take the fifth. It is, however, her moral responsibility to give testimony to the people for whom she is supposedly loyal. Not the president, nor her political party/beliefs, but the nation she served.
            Obviously, she is covering up SOME wrong doing on behalf of SOMEONE; herself, if no one else. Is that not the idea of the fifth: to not require one to give testimony against one self?

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            I must have missed something. Exactly how is it you know it is not self incrimination that she seeks?

          • Sharon says:

            There you go again, calling yourself stupid.

          • conductor1 says:

            You, sir, are the issue. How the h… do you know there is nothing to Benghazi? Do you work for government, or do you as a Progressive have blind faith in it? How about you stand before the families of the dead Americans and tell them “there is nothing” to Benghazi? Obama and Hillary don’t have the guts. How about you? “No” is an great word anytime socialism is afoot, and currently that’s most of the time. I fail to see what is ultimately in it for people like you.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            How do you not know is the real question. You ignore all those committees that investigated Benghazi already. You ignore that even the most stringent of right wing investigative reporters have uncovered nothing other than innuendo. As far as the families go I will accompany you to do as you suggest and apologize to every one of the families a Republican President murdered with his lies, then after this stupidity over Benghazi yet again produces nothing other than the fact that some words were edited for the Sunday news shows you can accompany me. Do I need to put numbers on how many attacks and how many victims there were under George W. Bush? I am also including those killed under Ronald Reagan so please do not be a fool and attack my morals before you clean your side of the street.

          • conductor1 says:

            Committees and reporters have been expertly stonewalled, as the administration had no respect for Congress to begin with. Rice and company will continue to lie and stonewall through Nov. 4, 2014. Obama and Clinton won’t tell us where they were and what they did in the crucial hours (which arouses something in most people). Your argument seems to be that Bush’s alleged lies justify lying from the Obama administration. I don’t want you to apologize to the families of the Benghazi dead, I want you to tell them to their face there was nothing to it. You can do it because that’s what Progressives do. If you want to play with numbers to deflect from the topic, factor in the dead and casualties from LBJ’s war in Viet Nam, and remember that in voting for the Iraq War Resolution, Dems, including Clinton, believed the same intelligence Bush relied on. And how many people have died so far in Syria, Libya, Egypt, and Iran in their Arab Springs due to Obama’s feckless promise of consequences? Surely you are aware the world now sees the U.S. as unreliable, while those like Putin take advantage. In fairness, Obama did say “we didn’t try to grab its [Iraq’s] resources for our own gain”. As for morals, Progressives don’t really need them. They’ve adopted something that never applies to themselves, and is more convenient — situational ethics.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Ok so you do not apologize to the dead of Iraq either. Just stand there looking stupid. My point is not Bush did it so it is ok for Obama my point is you said nothing when Bush lied and they died and now you are standing there screaming or is it crying but regardless you have nothing. It is void, done , finished over, complete. There is no there there. I know that makes your hatred suck but hatred sucks anyway. All that effort and no facts to support your hysteria. President Obama has been so efficient you have assigned miraculous tasks to him in your mind and he is not a miracle worker. You deflected not I you aborted your responsibilities when you stood and watched Bush lie and said nothing. In fact you still say nothing you avoid it. You gave away your righto complain.

          • conductor1 says:

            Bush was not the topic. Benghazi was. When a Progressive can’t argue factually or logically, he simply brings up the extraneous, or Bush, or the race card. Conservatives didn’t approve of many aspects of Iraq, but where’s your proof that Bush lied? Progressives compulsively (if not convulsively) keep saying it so others will accept it as truth. I believe that’s an Alinsky tactic. Who was recently named Liar of the Year? “If you like your plan you can keep it.” As a fellow conservative has said, according to liberal logic lying is only bad when a Republican does it. Bush wasn’t impeached. Obama still has a chance.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            You couldn’t be more full of shit if you tried. The topic is aborting your responsibilities and being held accountable. Accountability does not belong to only one party or to the left or right. It belongs to the people. Creating a false impression of having information and having morons then suck that up through straws and try to destroy someone falsely is niot right. You have no facts and until you do the idiotic activity and claims being made are just that idiotic claims. Hundreds of hours of committee meetings have proven what the right is attempting and the only ones getting hurt are the right. I am sorry if you do not see that, however that does not make it false. YOU HAVE NOTHING! Go after something with substance.

          • conductor1 says:

            Congratulations for staying on topic! As I suggested, refusal to provide all documents requested by Congress, redacting the previously un-redacted, classifying the previously declassified, doctoring emails, refusal by Obama and Clinton to reveal their whereabouts, White House staff coaching Rice to lie to the American public; CIA, military, and embassy reports conflicting with White House statements. It would seem to add up to more than nothing, and If getting at the truth hurts the right, so be it. Dems may choose to continue lying about Benghazi, the IRS, the AP, Fast and Furious, etc. to distract voters and help Hillary get elected. Hillary, on the other hand, could come clean about Benghazi before November and blame it on Obama’s foreign policy and budget dictates. Her famous “What difference does it make?” may come back to bite her in the campaign.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Nothing new at all. Every one of these issues if they were first found to be real have been looked at painstakingly by Issa and his cronies on multiple Congressional committees and all you have actually is Issa being a complete idiot, doing what he should not have and making the story him not the issues. Trey Gowdy said he had a bombshell. Really a bombshell and he is keeping it to himself? Motive? Speaker’s chair? Result ineffective!!! As for this hapless attempt at defeating Hillary before she even runs that is also laughable. Having no one substantial candidates with even a possibility of defeating the Democratic nominee, no matter who, trying to out do Hillary is ridiculous. Then soliciting money utilizing four dead Americans is as low as anyone can go or at least tied for it. SO to sum up no new evidence, nothing proven, who will lose as a result?

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            In U.S. courtrooms, there’s an objection called “asked and answered.” Roughly speaking, if an attorney has a witness on the stand for an examination, asks a question, and gets an answer, counsel can’t keep asking the same question. Opposing counsel will object.

            I’m wondering if Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is familiar with the objection.
            Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said on Sunday morning that, as chair of the newly created select committee on Benghazi, one of the biggest questions he would like to ask former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is why the United States was still there.

            “Why were we still in Benghazi? The British ambassador was almost assassinated. Our facility was attacked twice. There were multiple episodes of violence. We were the last flag flying in Benghazi, and I would like to know why,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”
            The problem is not with the question itself, which is clearly a legitimate point of inquiry when coming to terms with what transpired in Libya 20 months ago. Rather, the problem is that plenty of other lawmakers have thought of this before and the question has already been answered clearly, though Gowdy, for some reason, doesn’t know that.

            In the same interview, the South Carolina Republican said he still doesn’t know where President Obama was the night of the 2012 attack, though this question was answered a long time ago, too.

            And all of this came just days after Gowdy said he has three main questions he hopes to answer as part of the select committee process, apparently unaware of the fact that all three questions have already been answered.

            To be sure, far-right lawmakers may not like the answers. Perhaps they’d prefer an entirely different set of responses. But the fact remains that Republicans have an “asked and answered” problem – they keep asking the same questions as if they’ve forgotten having already asked them.

            And while it’s not uncommon for pundits covering lots of stories to occasionally forget the details of a story that unfolded nearly two years ago, Gowdy’s poor memory is more alarming – he is , after all, ostensibly leading the investigation into the terrorist attack. When someone at Fox gets confused, it’s inconsequential; when the head of the select committee doesn’t realize his questions have already been answered, it raises more serious concerns about the basic competency of those leading the probe.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Deadly
            violence against U.S. diplomats, sadly, is a frequent occurrence. The
            State Department counts
            86“significant attacks” against diplomatic outposts just in
            2012, the year of the Benghazi attack. The death toll from these 2012
            attacks was not four, but 24. And this is not a new problem. Since
            1970, there have been 521
            attacks on U.S. diplomatic targets, killing 500 people. The
            deadliest of these was not Benghazi but a truck bomb explosion in
            Nairobi, Kenya that killed 213 people, 12 of them Americans. Since
            1977, 66
            American diplomats have been killed by terrorists.

            If
            the House GOP truly cared about providing better embassy security, it
            would create a select committee to investigate this perennial
            problem, instead of creating
            one about Benghazi. The question of how to give adequate
            protection to diplomats stationed in dangerous places has vexed
            Democratic and Republican administrations alike. (Though it’s
            already been investigated plenty.)

            But of course the
            GOP doesn’t care about that.

            To
            put it mildly, a week after House Republican leaders decided they
            wanted yet another committee to examine the attack, the process
            is off to a very rough, credibility-killing start.

          • conductor1 says:

            The world is deadly. Even more deadly for Americans when its top government officials systematically lie, and that’s the difference in Benghazi. CIA, military, and diplomats are now rightfully skeptical of support on dangerous assignments. Terrorists couldn’t be more pleased to have the disinformation of the U.S. government on their side. Fresh Bloomberg poll: 51% believe Hillary misled on Benghazi. That means a lot of Progressives will be correcting us ignorantsia on a lot of blogs. Hillary has already regaled us with her emergency landing and escape under sniper fire in Bosnia. I’m feeling safer already.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Other than Hillary’s ridiculous claim of gunfire in Bosnia you have not stated one fact. A lot of hysteria and wishful thinking with an added dose of fear mongering and a pitiful lack of the world picture simply does not justify your hysterics. sorry. You have nothing new on Benghazi and soon I will be forced to do what I hope House Democrats do ignore the childish games of the morons.

          • conductor1 says:

            Dems will probably participate in the hearings for political reasons. 2014 Bloomberg: 51% believe Hillary misled Americans on Benghazi. 2014 Huffington/YouGov: 44% believe Obama misled on Benghazi. That’s a lot of people to disparage.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Words like will probably have no meaning until things actually occur. As for Bloomberg perhaps had Republicans not pulled this childish maneuver things would have been that way now they may just change

          • conductor1 says:

            I imagine it is difficult to get up each day and live in a world with all the hysterical, childish, wishful, racist, hateful, fear-mongering, ignorant, morons.(Sorry if I left any favorites out). If by all these terms Progressives mean “anyone that doesn’t agree with me”, then I accept all of the descriptors as a badge of honor. I never expected to see a government in America that turned its power on its own citizens, from the EPA to BLM, to ATF, to Justice Dept, to IRS, and not least, the White House. People are fed up with our government. Talking over them, or down to them, won’t fix that, and as many a

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Other than sheer unadulterated childlike laying on the floor pounding your feet and screaming for attention you achieve nothing with your empty semantics. You can rant at my verbiage but can not prove a point so attacking my way is what you do? That is really American, congratulations for actually coming out and saying if it is not my way it is no way at all. I am a spoiled little bitch and I will cry until I get my way. If it means meaningless attacks, ok. If it means blatant untruths, ok. If it means coming out as the most egotistical self centered, self absorbed self concerned person on the planet good you will be any or all of those? Good for you!:)

          • Sharon says:

            If you want to see stupid, try looking in the mirror.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Eat shit and die bitch!

          • Sharon says:

            Can’t take the truth? Do you honestly believe you calling me a bitch means anything to me? You are pathetic. It is you that would willingly deprive those who disagree with you the right to say anything at all. You are a pathetic worm but don’t understand that. I feel sorry for you. By the way: eine dum anmasender Schweinhunde. That’s German for: stupid, sneering bastard. Come on back when you wipe the froth off your face.

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            WHEN will you people see there are NO progressives in this government! There are only communist with a communist/dictator agenda!! The Top 1% will always run this country!! Why do you think all these politicians steal to fill their bank accounts? They know they have to have billion to be counted.

          • conductor1 says:

            Agree with the bottom line, but billionaires can’t do it by themselves. They need willing servants such as Progressives to help build the right structure. Progressives are essentially a confused nouveau riche, which runs half on ideology and half on the promise of compensation in the new order.

          • 1BR_81 says:

            Good grief, we’d be much better off now if we had President Romney. However, Romney did not get elected and instead of one who knows business and how to get us out of our financial mess, we got a bad guy for president who avoids the Constitution and decides which law to obey and which to ignore.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            What meds are you on? Under what President has the market been higher? Under what President has business made more money and paid less taxes? Need I remind you that the Republican House of Representatives controls the purse strings not the President? Your basic lack of knowledge would be humorous if you did not feel the need to show the rest of the world you know little to nothing.

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            THERE IS something to Benghazi! Four Americans were murdered and this administration denied them ANY help! If that is nothing to you are a traitor! Go ahead and support the idiots in the Demoncrat Party–if you are not a billionaire–you do not count anyway! All those who vote for those thieves will not count either. All the freeloaders will be the ones the NWO will ELIMINATE!!!! All are arguing a moot issue!!

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Yes Yes and Superman is real and so is th4e tooth fairy!

          • ken says:

            poor tom2, his “t-party” is failing across the US and he wants to attack a post that tells more truth then he seems able to accept

          • tom2 says:

            What I said to your troll pal Ray.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Tom I seriously suggest you change your diet bullshit is not agreeing with your system. Your inability to do anything but name call is truly sad. Reality has left your dumbass out in the wilderness arguing over nothing but some edited words when you really need to be concerned about thousands of deaths and millions of dollars having been spent over lies told by leaders of the right. There are your trolls you ignorant pustule of pure slime born of your mother’s infected womb as she carried her little dumbass Tom!

          • tom2 says:

            Let’s see now, your big words are “bullshit, dumbass, ignorant, pustule, slime, infected, womb and dumbass” (again). Yep. You’re a liberal alright and judging from your vocabulary, intellectually challenged. Run along now and play nice.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Nothing like an idiot who feigns being indignant over ad hominem attacks but knows nothing better he can do or say. Asshat!

          • tom2 says:

            Idiot? Asshat? Yep, still a lib.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Apparently Tom knows his Master’s words and he has nothing Adios dumbass!

          • tom2 says:

            “Dumbass” again, for the third time. Very imaginative. I thought you’d have come up with at least one “poopy head.”

          • Sharon says:

            It’s sad that you devolved into a name calling, stupid individual. You are what you rant about. Stop drinking the Kool-aid and you might just learn something

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            And the horse you rode in on! Second fiddle to a dumbass is where you are and where you belong!

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            The very fact that you are an ignorant ugly old whore has been established all we need know is the price. You have now succeeded to the high exalted position of you do not matter and will from here on in be ignored.

          • Sharon says:

            You promise to ignore me, yet you called me a bitch further down this page. You continue to be a pathetic worm.

          • Sharon says:

            Better to be a 2nd fiddle than to be stupid like you.

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            Anyone that is not in the billionaire’s club is SOL!

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            If one is not in the billionaire’s club they are SOL!

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Huh? Wow that took a lot of time and effort. Thank you!

          • Cranky Steven says:

            Failing? The kool aide is effecting your logic, Kenny. Don’t drink so much of it.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            Cranky would you like to see the self admission e-mail that is being circulated in hopes of soliciting money to prevent the Tea Party from disappearing according to their words not mine or ken’s?

          • Cranky Steven says:

            Nope. You seem honest and I am willing to take you at your word. Plus I don’t have any problem with any group soliciting funds. Well, almost any group.

          • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

            I also do not have a problem with solicitations for funds as everyone has the right to support whomever they wish. However to see a group admitting they are in trouble so strongly is rare no matter their politics.

          • Cranky Steven says:

            That is true but the TP is wide spread and growing. Along with militias.

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            ANYONE who is not in the billionaire’s club is SOL!

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            Anyone who is not in the billionaire’s club is sol!

    • Cranky Steven says:

      And what story might that be, Ray?

      • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

        Cranky that explanation came in today’s solicitation from the Tea Party site. They not I claim their influence is diminishing every day. So if you have an argument it is not with me. Talk to them!

  3. tom2 says:

    Pikers. I put Thad Cochran way down on the level with democrat representative Hank Johnson. Recall March 25, 2010 during a House Armed Services Committee hearing about
    moving 8,000 Marines to Guam, he expressed a concern that it would cause the island to “become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.” Not only are these people out of touch, they’ve been there so long they’ve forgotten what they learned along the way. On the other hand, perhaps they’re just stupid little narcissists with great publicists.

    • bil says:

      More than great publicists, they’re equipped with ignorant and stupid voting bases….

      • Buttercup1953 says:

        bil, I am deeply concerned about your opinion of the wonderful people of Mississippi. Obviously you do not know anyone from Mississippi and have chosen to listen to the main stream media about how stupid and ignorant they are (they are after all “that land mass between Alabama and Louisiana).

        For the most part Mississippians have continued to vote for Thad Cochran over the years because there has not been a conservative Republican to run against him. It was either re-elect Thad or a Democrat, true there is not much difference, however, the wonderful people of Mississippi know what they could expect from Thad. He has run his course and people now have another choice, a better choice for Senator to represent Mississippi.

        As a former Mississippian I can assure you, Mississippians are much smarter than you give “us” credit for. I have no idea where you reside or where you grew up, but I do know this….you have listened to liberalism way too long.

        • Fred Campbell says:

          Well, then perhaps we can revisit the issue of the intelligence of Mississippians in a few months.

          • Buttercup1953 says:

            Much like we can look at the intelligence of the entire Nation over the past few years in the election of the current Washington administration?

          • Fred Campbell says:

            Amen

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            Indeed! The illiterate, unthinking, uneducated masses that want the government to do everything for them. It is sad that the greatest, most free country in the world has so many of these people. I am ashamed for these people to do as they do. Those freeloaders should be ashamed of themselves to be a burden on the country that Military and Veterans gave all to protect. The 54% who think government is the answer to their problems need to get a life–somewhere else!

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            Former Senator Trent Lott was from Mississippi. There is not much better than Trent Lott! He is a loyal Statesman. He was one who set Slime ball Clinton straight during that idiotic administration. He was instrumental in “Welfare to work” and “The Contract with America”.

        • bil says:

          You miss my point. I was replying to comments about Hank Johnson (and other liberal democrats such ass Maxine Waters) who routinely say stupid stuff and are as routinely re-elected by their bases. I don’t think I said anything about Mississippians or their state, which I happen to love, being a native Floridan, and a Son of Confederate Veteran member. I wasn’t talking about Thad Cochran.

          • Buttercup1953 says:

            Please accept my apologies bil, I thought you were talking about Thad. He IS a scum bag, however, the people of Mississippi have been left little choice in politics when it comes to the Senate races. The same goes in Mississippi as in all other States…money talks and Thad seems to have plenty at his disposal to get re-elected every time.

            I now reside in your Great State and am very Thankful to Our Father for creating this paradise on earth. I love Florida as much as I love my native Mississippi. 🙂

          • NObama_Holder_Reid_Pelosi_2012 says:

            Why is it that out of some 315 million citizens in this Country and the best we can come up with for elected officials are one Democrat candidate and one republican candidate such as you explained is the case for Mississippi. Same with our Presidential elections, look at our selection. Obama or McCain then we had Obama and Romney. Every election cycle whether it be for Congress or President, we are getting the choices who are always leftist or leaning hard left. Romney and McCain were both the closest to being in line with the left out of all the other Candidates that was running.
            I can almost guarantee with absolute certainty that “fatboy” Christi with be our Republican Presidential pick for 2016 because out of all those suggested to run in 2016, Christi is the closest inline with the left ideas.
            Is this because this is what the majority of the people want, or is this the result of the news media’s bias and liberal leanings and manipulations of the people. Personally, my opinion is that the media knows there has to be a Republican candidate running, so the media picks a Republican who is the closest inline with the left and gives special and extra attention to that person by way of constantly talking about that person and giving airtime to that person more than any of the other candidates because they know that people when they go to the polls often do so without knowing anything at all about all the candidates on the ballot. when the ballot is in front of them, they make their selection based on names they have heard repeatedly on TV and by the amount of signs they have seen on the side of roadways but know very little about the character or attitude of the candidate they just voted for aside from the fact they have a D or a R after their name.
            Another reason we are limited to a few choices is because of the money it costs these days to run for an office. Out of 315 million citizens in this Country, I’m sure we have plenty of smart and qualified people that can do wonders for this Country if it wasn’t for having the elections biasedly manipulated by the media and based on money spent versus being based on character and principle. there should be a cap on spending, these elections now spending over a billion dollars to be elected is outrageous and ridiculous. It is also causing this Country to be limited to who has the backing to run for a office.

          • Buttercup1953 says:

            NObama_Holder_Reid_Pelosi_2012 You hit the nail squarely on the head, my friend. Money and the media pick our candidates for us, not We The People. Neither McCain nor Romney are so RINO it is not even funny. McCain needs to be put in a padded room in a prison in either Texas or Florida and Romney just needs to fade out. I am sick to death of the media choosing for us, like we have no intelligence at all. As for money…WHY does it cost so much? I understand things are expensive, but why does it take billions to run a campaign?

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            Good question. Answer the billionaires have the money! The top 1% have the billions to give to campaigns. The campaign billions are the $$ the billionaires spend to direct the political decisions.

          • kentsnpsht says:

            I never felt confident in McCain. I had hoped that Mitt would have put up a more formidable attack during the debates. Alas he didn’t.
            I would very much like to have Dr. Ben Carson throw his hat into the ring.
            He’s a man of very humble beginnings, who saw challenges as opportunities to excel.
            He puts me in mind of the poem by Kipling’

            http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_if.htm
            I hope you read it and it brings a tear to your eye.

          • kentsnpsht says:

            My mom gave me a framed print of that poem when in 1945 my dad, Gunners mate third, was aboard the USS Siboney, CV 112, shooting a quad 40 at Kamikazes off Okinawa. Scared the crap out of him!

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            The top 1% in this country have secret meetings and THEY decide who what, when, where in US Politics. The billionaires want to have the 54% mindless people that are dependent on government handouts. The fight over the Canadian Pipeline is between the billionaires. Warren Buffet’s Railroad transports the oil from Canada. If the Pipeline is approved it will take this away from him. Buffet spent 100 million $ to keep the Pipeline from being approved. The billionaires also own and run the MSM. The US People keep blaming the politicians and the Congress for our ills when it boils down to the billionaires in this country are the culprits who have placed the politicians in the positions for their own game. People need to do their homework and they will see the future for USA and the World. Look up the Bilderberg Group. The 300 billionaires met in a private weekend meeting in Vail Co. to discuss the future of USA.

          • jreb57 says:

            You have made a valid point. After all most people knew nothing about Obama other than he was black and could give a good speech (as long as the teleprompter worked). The MSM continually posited how great it would be to elect “the first black president” and Airhead Huffington even posted a blog titled “Why we Celebrate”. Not one mention of his policy which was “change”.

          • bil says:

            No problem, welcome to Florida! (If you were from NY, I’d add, “Now go home!”)
            Where in Florida do you now live? (I’m a Tampa native, driven out by the thugs and other democrat bases.)

          • Buttercup1953 says:

            ROTFL Humm… I must be a native Floridian and didn’t even know it. I say to the snow birds all the time….GO HOME!! I live in Fort Myers. I have a cousin that works at McDill. Where do you live now?

          • bil says:

            I’m in Dade City. My son’s in-laws are in Cape coral. I have good friends in N. Ft. Myers, retired police detective , and his wife30 years.

          • Buttercup1953 says:

            I have cousins that live in Cape Coral. It truly is a small, small world after all. 🙂

          • bil says:

            It really is, Specially the Florida part, heheheh…

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            The top 1% are the ones calling the shots in this country! We all are pawns. The billionaires are playing a crap shoot with our lives! The people in the government are placed there by the billionaires in this country!

          • jreb57 says:

            I think the Republican party has been too eager to “cast a wide net” thereby trying to appeal to those who will never vote conservative. They need to be more “mean spirited” like Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich. It might surprise them as to how many people agree if they would just get the message out and then act on it.

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            Corinne Brown from Jax is the congresswoman who voted two times in the election in 2000. She voted absentee then at the polls. She is an idiot and worthless as a human being!

          • bil says:

            And, I’m Gator born, Gator bred, and when I die, I’ll be Gator dead! It’s great to be a Florida Gator!

          • 13gatorgrowl says:

            Go Gators! They produced ONE of the greats: Tim Tebo! God Bless The USA!

          • bil says:

            YES!

          • kentsnpsht says:

            Hank and Maxine are two excellent reasons for random drug testing of our legislators. Federal, state, and local.
            And don’t call me racist. If we were to have the good fortune to have Dr. Ben Carson as a nominee, I would support him wholeheartedly.
            He’s smart as hell, sincere, and patriotic. Best of all, he pissed POTUS at the prayer breakfast, and got himself, his family, and his business associates audited by the Infernal Revenue Serpents. Gotta be a good guy.

          • bil says:

            I really hope Ben Carson enters the race. Like to see the dems call him a racist! Plus, I think he’s pretty conservative all around. Like him a lot better than any recent Repub candidate.

    • bobtherebuilder says:

      Yeah..that’s the ticket “stupid little narcisSISSIES” with great (REALLY sleazy) publicists!!

  4. Ole SC says:

    Apparently what Thad Cochran knows the most about is 42 years of corruption and mismanagement of tax payers funds.

  5. Whippit says:

    Term Limits?????
    How about nooses and guillotines ?

  6. Combatvet52 says:

    Two terms and that’s it forget about the lucrative pension plan that they voted for themselves your out go look for a real working mans job, and struggle like the rest of us.

  7. Spark1845 says:

    NONE of them know much about anything. That’s why WE should take over. SCREW ALL of THEM. Demos. are the most ignorant, stupid, non-caring people on this earth. They are supposedly educated. Just goes to show that book-learning is not as good as common-sense which most of us are born with and some develop. Lefties don’t get it. Oh, they will when it comes to it in the END. Revolution in OUR country will happen and it won’t be far off. The IDIOT and PUNK -ASS LIAR and PUNK who is in the white house at this time must GO. By rights and by the LAW he should be arrested, tried, convicted and EXECUTED. PERIOD. and NOW.

    • bobtherebuilder says:

      The “subjects” rights don’t matter to “the king”…and he MAKES laws as he goes, with that almighty pen (and phone)!! And all the kings horses, and all the kings men ain’t gonna do squat to help WE THE PEOPLE..we are on our own, and it’s FAAAARR past time to “call out the cavalry”, and take OUR country back from these commie b__turds…as you say “PERIOD, AND NOW” !!!!

    • Sharon says:

      They may have gone to school, but they are definitely not educated.

    • lexus alexander says:

      Take that lying bitch, liberal, fascist goose-stepping whore, Nancy Pelosi, to the gallows, too!

  8. Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

    MEMPHIS — Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky broke Friday with fellow Republicans who have pushed for stricter voting laws as a way to crack down on fraud at the polls, saying that the focus on such measures alienates and insults African-Americans and hurts the party.

    “Everybody’s gone completely crazy on this voter ID thing,” Mr. Paul said in an interview. “I think it’s wrong for Republicans to go too crazy on this issue because it’s offending people.”

    Mr. Paul becomes the most prominent member of his party — and among the very few — to distance himself from the voting restrictions and the campaign for their passage in states under Republican control, including North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin, that can determine presidential elections. Civil rights groups call the laws a transparent effort to depress black turnout

    • Cranky Steven says:

      One can vote for the right thing or the wrong thing. One cannot do both. I chose, win or lose, to vote for the right idea or candidate. Voting for whom we think might win has gotten us into this mess.

      • Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

        Regardless of party do you not find that while what you suggest rings correct. The posturing one needs to do to get elected forces them all to hold both sides of almost every issue sooner or later?

  9. Yourko says:

    Here-in lies the problem.
    This gentleman is clearly starting to show signs of age. Sadly, this happen to my grandpa too. There was point where we couldn’t let our grandpa drive a vehicle for his safety and the safety of others. It’s a shame, and tragic, but it’s life. The people of Mississippi need to vote in a younger rep who is sharp, and will represent them, and most importantly, be up to speed as to the going’s on in the political arena. Uninformed people like this scare the heck out of me being in the senate or congress. Clearly we need to cap term limits, and we might want to consider age limits…., lol
    Sorry grandpa…, you can’t drive the car anymore……

    • 13gatorgrowl says:

      The US billionaires keep him in office. The people voting will hardly do the job.

      • Yourko says:

        I agree with you in part 13gatorgrowl. However, we are part of the “Billionaires” plan because they get all those billions from us. Without us, they wouldn’t have a red cent…….

        • 13gatorgrowl says:

          This is not new, it started in 1865, after the Civil War. They do not need us NOW. They already have billions. That is why all these politicians are stealing from us. They are building their bank accounts to be ready for NWO. The top 1% in this Country are making decisions to depopulate the World. They are working to run the World their way. That is why we are where we are now–they are preparing to do away with the US Government altogether.

          • worn out 123 says:

            “Workers” will still be needed, of course, to run the equipment/computors, and the like. That’s the reason for the dumbing down of America. “They don’t need people capable of critical thinking.” – George Carlin.

  10. Cranky Steven says:

    I’d rather read about the most in-touch politician but I guess they are hard to find.

    • Rob Price says:

      Is there such a thing in the world? LOL

    • bobtherebuilder says:

      Damn near impossible!!

      • Cranky Steven says:

        It should be so with all politicians!

  11. Rob Price says:

    This is a perfect example of WHY term limits should be imposed on the Senate as well as the Congress. Too much time spent in the DC establishment corrupts what little common sense that these people may have started with in the first place. If it good enough for the Presidency, then it is good enough for ALL elected officials!
    MOLON LABE

    • worn out 123 says:

      Free men don’t need permission to own guns.

      • Rob Price says:

        Absolutely true-and the only way we are going to remain free men is with our guns!
        “Si vis pakem, para bellum”
        Pray for peace, prepare for war!

        • kentsnpsht says:

          “Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.”
          Thomas Jefferson

  12. vintageautomobilia says:

    TERM LIMITS, TERM LIMITS. Two years and OUT. NO EXCEPTIONS, no moving from the house to the senate. No retirement benefits. Go home! Get a real job!

    • 13gatorgrowl says:

      Tell that to Warren Buffet, Henry Kissinger, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, George Soros and the rest of the billionaires.

      • worn out 123 says:

        I read not long ago that there were over 1200 new billionaires in America (or the world, can’t recall.) I can agree that there is income inequality, however, our government isn’t even making any effort to scrape off 3% or 4% from them. Instead they attack the working class to give to the poor (for NOT working)which provides incentive to NOT work, disincentives to work and will reduce economic output and is simply contrary to American ideals of our founding fathers of liberty and the pursuit of happiness. “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” Winston Churchill.

      • Sharon says:

        I agree with you. However, your constant mentioning of Billionaires is making you sound hysterical.

  13. worn out 123 says:

    Status politicians are worse than socialists/communists, IMO, because so many people will vote for ANY republican thinking they must be more conservative than a progressive/socialist/communist. Then voters cannot understand why socialist/communist laws are enacted. “Didn’t we vote for and elect a republican?”

  14. afanaglenn says:

    Thad Cochran. I thought about Pelosi but your gage was about being more out of touch, not stupidity.

  15. OSAMA OBAMA says:

    Mississippi,,say no more!

  16. Gymbo8 says:

    You all don’t get it! Why should they give a damn about what they say or do while every name you call them does nothing to change their life time pension and A+ medical benefits one single bit. The joke is on us for allowing this to happen.

    • bobtherebuilder says:

      Couldn’t agree more Gymbo..yet here WE are!!

  17. VictorLandry says:

    If Thad doesn’t pay much attention to the Tea Party, they won’t pay much attention to him come November.

  18. Lester Peoples says:

    Proof positive why “Term Limits” for Congress and Senate is Necessary!

  19. babbott says:

    “Cochran has served in Congress for 42 years; six in the House and 36 in the Senate”
    Anyone who has spent 42 years in Congress is part of the problem and has no idea about life in the real world. Congress consists of 535 individuals who legislate and control the entire population, and there is no reason for those same people to remain in power for 42 years. They don’t listen to the people, they don’t care about the people, and after 42 years they have established lucrative associations with lobbyists that profit themselves. Look at this Senator’s financial status when he entered Congress 42 years ago and then look at his financial status now, and you will find why he works so hard to keep his job.

    • bobtherebuilder says:

      ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY CORRECT babbott!!!

    • 13gatorgrowl says:

      He is doing what those that put him tell him to do. This has been going on since 1865. the Top 1% fund the elections, they determine what goes offshore and what stays here. If the people had any control over the elections, would this man be in that seat? Definitely not!

  20. thorkill says:

    time for this old rino to retire to the porch.

  21. J. Harp says:

    Thad Cochran! Just another shining example of what is wrong with the federal government in this day and time! This fool has been in elected office for 42 years! If you can’t figure out what is wrong with THAT picture, you are truly brain dead!

  22. Frank H. Deery says:

    The ‘WHOLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY is running neck’n’neck as to being out of touch with ‘MAIN STREAM AMERICA’!

    • 13gatorgrowl says:

      All politics are deceded ny the top 1% in this country.

  23. cliftonbritt says:

    Thad can’t be bothered with the drudgery of doing his job. He is in Washington for the “perks” and all of the deals he can swing to enrich his bank account.

  24. david of tampa says:

    I like that he is trying to run on his accomplishments…too bad there aren’t any.

    • bobtherebuilder says:

      Sure there are…he’s managed to keep his “position” for 42 years!! LMAO!!

  25. bobtherebuilder says:

    Yup, yet MORE proof positive there MUST BE term limits placed on these “servants of the people”…hehehe, I just made MYSELF laugh! The vast majority of these morally corrupt, ethically challenged liars are in their “positions” for their love of money, and
    their equally vile (if not more so) power lust!
    Prime example?…look at WHAT is seated on his “throne” in OUR WH!!

  26. Oscar Pearson says:

    Actually too many to count for this award!

    • bobtherebuilder says:

      INDEED!! =-O

  27. Rosa Rubay says:

    Did you know that in the beginning of our government the Burgess did not get paid at all. It was an honor to serve as a government representative for the citizens in their area. They took the matters of their states to meeting when the meetings were called which was normally twice a year. Then they returned home to farm, or resume whatever their “real job” was. Representation was never meant to be a career!

  28. Taking care of business! says:

    Sorry, I didn’t know there is just one.

  29. hotrodrobert says:

    There are many good people here who gave great reasons for Sen. Cochran to step down and even throw his support behind Chris McDaniels if he had the best interests of Mississippi at heart . Most are accurate , some angry , some lamenting the damage to our country ,caused by men just like Thad Cochran . I just want to point out one issue . Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker both voted against Obama Care so they could use that parlor trick when they ran for reelection . It looks great to say you stuck it to OBama’s signature issue when chomping on “Fried Chicken , Tater Salad , and Sweet Tea ” when your back home with the folks . Parlor Trick ? Yes the trick is that after that ” OBamanation ” issue was addressed as the ” Folks ” here wanted , something else happened that is a one issue reason to dump both of our Senators and darn quick . ( Hopefully in two years we can ask State Senator Melanie Sojourner to replace Roger Wicker !! )
    The trick is called a ‘Continuing Resolution ” . It’s a nasty little procedural move designed to Implement and fully fund Obama Care . It’s a Washington Trick , A used car lemon , a bait and switch . This is a move the has no company with the terms Character , or Honor , and certainly not Integrity . For you see it was a corruption of trust , a subversive denial of representation of the people in their best interest , the slimy dealing from the bottom of the deck . It’s time to snatch that plate of Chicken and taters ,and pour out the tea and tell these traitors ” Get up and get out of my yard Sir !!” They have betrayed the public trust . It is on record you can and should look it up and confirm the tactic used for your own enlightenment .
    This is a proud state full of people who are known for their charity and faith even when they are also known for their poverty . We have issues that can be divisive , but when there is trouble or disaster we take each other in and heal the damage of disasters first as an Honorable and Loving God Commands us . We wave at people in cars as we drive that we don’t even know . We have resources here that are phenomenal , Timber , Agricultural , Oil , Manufacturing , and even Cultural and Entertainment based . So Mississippi will no longer tolerate or go in the directions laid out by men who plunder our state and grow stupid and old in the positions of power in the process . Honor has been lost by what he has done , redemption can be earned by Thad helping McDaniels destroy and rebuild the cabal in Washington so the people instead of ” Government ” is in charge of America which should be a group of ” United States ” . Shame on Cochran and Wicker both for the damage to our state and our people / Men of faith would fear a Final Judgement , are you listening gentlemen ?

  30. Mad Mmaxxx says:

    He and people like Harry Reid, Pelozi are living examples that justify the need fior term limits.
    Something like 2 terma for senators and 3 terms for representatives.
    Lack of term limits is what has corrupted the people we elect to govern us.
    If they will not give themselves term limits we should just never vote for anybody after their second term is completed.
    Power of the vote gives lots to say if we use it judiciously.

  31. Art Hock says:

    They should be mentally evaluated before running for office. Look at the POTUS.

  32. Lizfan says:

    The most out of touch politician in DC is Harry Reid. Reid needs to be forcefully retired.

  33. Lary Breeding says:

    No one of either party should be allowed to serve past their second maybe third term in the Senate. After that they become SIP, senile in place. Once they start serving for the pension it’s time to get rid of them.

  34. brad wells says:

    a lot of our politicians do not have a clue about what makes this country of OURS! They are concerned with their own wealth and appear blinded by their own ignorance. the blue collar workers are the real people. They work, they try to make everything work dispite the wrenches that you throw into our spokes. Your dust will be not be cried upon – it will blow away with everyone elses.
    only the truth shall continue to exist.

  35. worn out 123 says:

    R.A. She took the 5th. By definition; she seeks to avoid self incrimination.

  36. ray says:

    In most polls they say that Hillary is 67%winner,but only 465 people were polled. Christie had 370 people polled. In most polling there is no more than 1500 people polled in fine print below the polling percentages

  37. Original Rebel says:

    I hope the base turns out en masse in November. I know I will be there; and I hope that the Tea Party has some outstanding candidates that I can happily vote for.

  38. Huck Finn says:

    Oh! I thought maybe you meant Obama! I would put Obama first and put this guy on a bus back to Mississippi! You might even put him in the backseat of the bus! No Airplane ride for this guy!!

  39. Raymond J Ambrozaitis says:

    Gee all anyone got from me were denial and insults. No truths like Gowdy has nothing? Like Boehner set him up to fail? Like all the questions have been answered time and again? Even your ridiculous attack dogs didn’t dissuade me I just eliminate their existence and what happens? Regardless of how you do not like it there are not many days left to jump on my case.lololololol

  40. Spark1845 says:

    I know I do a ton of name-calling, but, these guys, in my mind, deserve every bit of it. I try not to make mistakes when I do it. If people can’t tell what is going on in OUR country since the MAGIC-NEGRO BOY got in, they better WAKE UP. NOW. PERIOD. Assbama is EVIL and for the one billionth time, he should be, ARRESTED, TRIED, CONVICTED and EXECUTED which ever way WE pick. PERIOD. End of story END of the ole, LYING, TYRANT AND PUNK.

  41. jreb57 says:

    Clueless voters vote for clueless politicians. The only way to fix this is to pay attention to a candidates policies and record.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *