Letters to the Editor: May 13, 2014

other_letters_editorMcDaniel would give state a truly conservative voice

Thad Cochran’s campaign is in full spin mode. Specializing in the politics of personal destruction, it avoids discussing Thad’s record or the issues. But as John Adams said, “facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” The facts show that whatever Cochran is, he is definitely not a true conservative.

He is the essential insider; he goes along to get along. He has been in Washington longer than most of us have been alive. He virtually defines the status quo. Thad may have been acceptable years ago, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Thad is the status quo, and the status quo has got to go.

Some claim Thad is pro-life; the facts say otherwise. He voted for taxpayer funding of abortions, against a ban on use of federal funds to pay for abortions in the District of Columbia, and for taxpayer funding of research on embryonic stem cells. On the Mississippi Personhood Amendment, Thad was nowhere to be found, despite worldwide media coverage. By contrast, Sen. Roger Wicker introduced the Life at Conception Act, modeled on the Personhood Amendment; Thad has refused to co-sponsor that bill or support it. Cochran is the status quo on abortion, and the status quo has got to go.

Thad has also repeatedly voted with the Democrat majority to raise taxes, fund Obamacare, implement President Barack Obama’s cap-and-trade bill, and hand out earmarks paid for with our hard-earned tax dollars like candy. While Thad’s spinmeisters blow smoke and attack his opponent, the truth cannot be hidden. As ABC News reported, Cochran is the Earmark King of the U.S. Senate. No one had more pork than him, Democrat or Republican. That may be the status quo in Washington, but it is time that changed. The status quo has got to go.

It is time for Cochran to retire. It is time for a real conservative in Mississippi. Please join me in voting for Chris McDaniel in the Republican primary on June 3.

Steve Crampton


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  • 1941641

    Come the a.m June 4th, 2014, the majority of Mississippians will begin to celebrate the re-election of Senator Thad Cochran! The people of Mississippi will have won the battle for rational Conservatism over TP extremism!

  • barney fife

    Mississippi does not need more stuck-in-the-past conservatives. This is the 21st Century, not the 19th.

  • Thile

    The same people now screeching that Cochran needs to retire now more than likely voted for him multiple times before. Didn’t see any (p)outrage prior to 2014. Tea party folks are up in arms about spending, but nowhere to be found when the state of MS takes tax dollars to build malls, give millions to a manufacturer that threatens to move or make capital improvements at their facility, or cut corporate taxes to such low levels that the state’s poorest citizens are left to pick up the slack.

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