Rangel, a Democrat, was quoted in The New York Times on Thursday saying: “Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?”
And then Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) made some disparaging (and inaccurate remarks) about our ability to elect women to office and our sense of community.
“I was shocked when I learned Iowa and Mississippi have never elected a woman governor, senator or member of Congress. There has got to be something at work here,” she said, theorizing it may be the risk-averse nature of a state built around agriculture.
“I think not only do I have to bring people to me, I have to maybe reassure people here maybe more than I do in New Hampshire, which has had a woman governor,” she said.
“I think Iowa poses a special burden, or a special obstacle to me because when you look at the numbers, how can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi? That’s not what I see. That’s not the quality. That’s not the communitarianism, that’s not the openness I see in Iowa.”
Are you seeing a trend here?
As much as I hate to give traffic to a YouTube video that has been issued by the Ronnie Musgrove for Senate (D-MS) campaign, there is something telling in these comments by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Schumer -“The wind is at our backs in states like Mississippi, Nebraska and elsewhere.
Our candidates in red states are going to distance themselves from the national candidate whoever it is on certain issues. I cannot imagine a candidate in Nebraska or Louisiana having the same position on gun control as Barack or Hillary.”
These are the comments which should mean something to Mississippians. Essentially the most anti-Second Amendment senator in the country, Schumer, is suggesting that senatorial candidates like Ronnie Musgrove in Mississippi should run away from Barack Obama in order to get elected. What he fails to mention is that if the Senate gets 60 Democrats elected in November, they will have enough votes to override any kind of filibuster presented by Republicans.
The “Magic 60” would give Democrats a filibuster-proof majority, and the keys to true power in the Senate. Assuming that their party leaders could keep Democratic senators in line, 60 votes would mean a fast track for their agenda, prevent Republicans from blocking it and a clear path for their nominations for the federal bench.
Not since the 95th Congress of 1977-79, when Democrats had 61 seats, has either party had a veto-proof majority.
Democrats now have an advantage in the Senate. Although both parties hold 49 seats, the remaining two independents caucus with the Democrats.
The worst nightmare for Republicans on Election Day is the Democrats’ best-case scenario: control of the White House, a nine-seat net gain in the Senate, and a healthy gain on their 36-seat majority in the House. In that case, Democrats could steamroll President Obama’s agenda into law.
What this means for Mississippi, if Ronnie Musgrove were to defeat incumbent Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), is that Musgrove will not be a rebel. He’ll cave to pressure from his northern gun-grabbing, pro-union, pro-abortion, anti-oil drilling senators on all the issues – issues which do NOT reflect our state’s traditions, which make us proud to call it our home.
Musgrove is running the playbook by which Schumer is coaching him – pander to his state’s values, even if that means straying from Obama and the DNC, in order to get elected. Then once the Democrats get that veto-proof majority, Musgrove can put the screws to his constituents. Is this what Mississippi needs? Do Mississippians really want New York liberals deciding who represents them and how they should vote?
This is indeed another War of Northern Aggression. Only this time these Yankee members of Congress think they are being clever and we are a bunch of bitter American, clinging to our guns and Bibles, and we are too dumb to catch on to their sneaky tactics. The best way to insure victory for our fine southern state in this battle is to vote NO to Ronnie Musgrove in November and his liberal New York buddies with their elitist attitudes. Our southern voices and votes are powerful and the South can rise again.
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