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Monday, May 26, 2014

Mark Sappenfield, Christian Science Monitor: Chris McDaniel, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Mississippi, was supposed to be this year's standard-bearer for a new and smarter tea party movement -- a movement that would no longer nominate candidates who excited the conservative base in primaries but imploded in the general election. He was experienced as a state senator, and he was a smooth speaker and politician. Yet less than two weeks from his June 3 primary, his campaign is danger of confirming all the old stereotypes. Some of McDaniel's staunchest supporters have been arrested in connection with an online attack video that included a secret and likely illegal image taken in a nursing home of the bedridden wife of McDaniel's primary opponent, Sen. Thad Cochran.

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Conservative blogger Clayton Kelly was arrested May 16 and charged with exploiting a vulnerable adult. He is alleged to have taken the picture of Cochran's wife, who is diagnosed as being in the advanced stages of dementia. Though no one publicly suggested McDaniel was behind the video, Kelly is a strong McDaniel supporter and there are pictures on social media of him and McDaniel together.

By the end of last week, McDaniel had sought to move on by refusing to discuss the scandal, but on Friday three more people with much closer ties to McDaniel were arrested on conspiracy charges.

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This has Uncle Karl's fingerprints all over it. Revenge of the Establishment!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-05-26 12:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

This has Uncle Karl's fingerprints all over it.

#1 | Posted by Corky at

If it violates personal boundaries to the point of nauseating disrespect, its a good bet Rove has at least thought about it.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2014-05-26 08:30 AM | Reply | Flag:

If Rove hadn't become fixated on politics, it would be him hammering on the front door of some sorority.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2014-05-26 08:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

conservative blogger Clayton Kelly was arrested and charged with exploiting a vulnerable adult. He is alleged to have taken the picture of Cochran's wife, who is diagnosed as being in the advanced stages of dementia.
There are no boundaries for righties, how absolutely disgusting

#4 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-26 01:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

The teahadists are pure evil. This is a play right out of TurdBlossum's playbook. I bet that his fascist fat fingers are all over this!

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2014-05-26 02:49 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

" but on Friday three more people with much closer ties to McDaniel were arrested on conspiracy charges."

Out of the three somebody is going to sing for sure.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-05-26 03:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

'a new and smarter tea party movement'

Sorta like military intelligence huh?

#7 | Posted by 88120rob at 2014-05-26 03:12 PM | Reply | Flag:


There are no boundaries for righties, how absolutely disgusting
#4 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI

This is fake outrage Sammy and it's obvious.

If you are ashamed of the failures of the Leftists in office now, then do something about that!

#8 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-05-26 03:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

'a new and smarter tea party movement'

Sorta like military intelligence huh?

#7 | Posted by 88120rob

I remember the Democrats going through this in the early 2000's.

#9 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-05-26 03:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

Karl Rove is chuckling now, and Breitbart is grinning in hell.

(nice attempt at deflection, L.A.)

#10 | Posted by e1g1 at 2014-05-26 04:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

If it violates personal boundaries to the point of nauseating disrespect, its a good bet Rove has at least thought about it.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2014-05

"Mr. McDaniel says he was not involved, and no evidence links him to the video."

The teahadists are pure evil. This is a play right out of TurdBlossum's playbook. I bet that his fascist fat fingers are all over this!

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2

"Mr. McDaniel says he was not involved, and no evidence links him to the video."

maybe this guy is as ignorant of things as your president is and he only found out about all this from the newspapers.

OR what he needs is his own 'jay carney'...you know.. a professional liar

OR maybe the media will just call this a phoney issue and let it go..

yeah right ......

#11 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-05-26 10:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

Out of the three somebody is going to sing for sure.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 20

the only comment with even a hint of credibility...

#12 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-05-26 10:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

OR what he needs is his own 'jay carney'...you know.. a professional liar

As a Republican, wouldn't former President and Texas Governor George "WMD" Bush be an easier call?

Let's just hope 4,000 Americans don't have to die to cover THIS Republican's ---.

#13 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-05-26 11:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

I find myself wishing we could clone Mr T. and have him provide security at all retirement homes.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-26 11:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

As we learned from Benghazi, nothing gets the justice department and random protestors more riled up than a video.

#15 | Posted by visitor_ at 2014-05-27 10:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

Libs, be carefull where you have your wet dream over this.

#16 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-27 10:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

"If you are ashamed of the failures of the Leftists in office now, then do something about that!"

There are leftists in office? Huh.

#17 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-05-27 07:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

Looks like a lack of a story derailed this thread.

#18 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-05-27 08:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

Uh huh. That's what it was...

#19 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-05-28 12:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

Their Hope is derailed? How about their Change?

#20 | Posted by shirtsbyeric at 2014-05-28 12:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

Their Hope is derailed? How about their Change?
#20 | Posted by shirtsbyeric

Nope, it's pretty much right on schedule. The mainstream Republican Party ain't so mainstream anymore.

#21 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2014-05-28 03:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

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