I feel for my cousins down in Mississippi who are caught in the middle of a very nasty republican fight.
A quick update: A tea party candidate with a dubious and rather interesting history is challenging the incumbent who has been the senator there since my cousins were picking cotton. (OK, it only seems like it's been that long, but you get the idea.) And a very heated race has come to a head.
Mississippi has an open primary, and the saner of the two candidates is begging black folks to come out and vote for him , because apparently he represents the lesser of two evils.
Negroes, please come out and vote for Thad Cochran, he needs you.
So now, the tea party being the tea party, are going to have their loyal soldiers patrolling the polling places to watch for cheating Negroes.
They are calling it the "voter integrity project", but they might as well call it the keep Negroes from voting project, because that's exactly what they want to do.
Anyway, I wonder who is going to watch the conservative poll watchers while they poll watch.
"An array of conservative groups supporting Chris McDaniel, including the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Tea Party Patriots, and True the Vote have said they’re sending poll-watchers to the state amid reports that some Mississippi Democratic operatives are working to turn out black Democrats in support of McDaniel’s opponent, Sen. Thad Cochran. The poll-watching effort is being organized in part by Christian Adams, a former Bush Justice Department lawyer who has long sought to publicize claims of voter fraud and illegal voting."
There was a time when folks went to Mississippi to advance civil rights, now, sadly, the times have changed. These folks are going to do the exact opposite thing.
Finally, I really wish that Dick Cheney would just stop. Honestly, he is hurting himself and his party more than anyone else at this point.
Besides, all anyone has to do is to click on this link to see why everyone in the Bush administration during the lead up to the Iraq war needs to just STFU.
"Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s media tour showed no signs of slowing Tuesday with appearances on The Rush Limbaugh Show and now Hugh Hewitt’s radio show. On the latter, Cheney said he believes there will be another major terrorist attack on the homeland before the end of the decade, this one “far deadlier” than 9/11.
Asked by Hewitt if he thinks we can “get through this decade without a massive attack on the homeland,” Cheney answered, “I doubt it.”
“I think there will be another attack and this time I think it’s likely to be far deadlier than the last one,” he added.
From there, Cheney began to fantasize about “what would happen if someone could smuggle a nuclear device, put it in a shipping container and drive it down the beltway outside of Washington, D.C.”
When Hewitt suggested there would have to be “military rule” in the United States if something like that were to happen, Cheney detailed the “continuity of government” program, which was set up during the Cold War to ensure a “government in waiting” that could step in if needed. "
Lord have mercy, now the man is telling terrorists how to attack America.
If you love that man you will lock him in the attic and throw away the key.