If you are a political party that runs on bile and deranged toxicity, attracting voters isn’t easy. It is an uphill slog. As we know when the GOP’s angry hate-filled rants couldn’t attract enough voters to beat President Obama, the hate didn’t go away after the election. It grew. It turned from trying to beat the President at the ballot box to trying to beat him by mounting a prolonged campaign of delegitimization.
I’d say that the campaign has had some mixed success, and the GOP base must agree – because delegitimization and jury nullification appears to be the GOP playbook now.
Thad Cochran (first elected to the Senate in 1978, the third most-senior Senator and the second most-senior Republican Senator) is the current target of a GOP jury nullification campaign. But why? Cochran is a partisan conservative.
The teaparty has won the war. From a policy perspective, the GOP is the teaparty now. But because the malice dial in the brains of conservatives only turns in one direction, the revolution must continue. Like the terror following the French Revolution, there are always people with questionable sympathies to root out. They can’t stop themselves. And now, it appears to be only a matter of time until Ted Cruz himself is accused of illegitimacy.
Chris McDaniel’s plans to legally challenge the results of the Republican Senate run-off in Mississippi have a supporter in Washington: Sen. Ted Cruz.
“Chris McDaniel won a sizable majority of the votes from Republicans who voted in the run-off,” Cruz said in a Monday interview with conservative radio host Mark Levin. “The DC machine spent hundreds of thousands of dollars urging some 30,000-40,000 partisan Democrats to vote in the run-off which changed the outcome.”