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2018 Midterms

Appointed GOP Senator from Mississippi is Former Democrat, Voted for Hillary Clinton

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A former Democrat who switched parties in 2011 and voted for Hillary R. Clinton in 2016 is running to keep the U.S. Senate seat to which she was appointed in April.

“No one should be surprised that Cindy Hyde-Smith voted for Hillary Clinton,” said Tanner Smith, spokesman for conservative populist candidate Chris McDaniel, who is Hyde-Smith’s primary opponent. “She voted exclusively in Democratic primaries before opportunistically switching parties to run for statewide office in 2011. Why wouldn’t she have voted for Hillary? Thankfully, Mississippians have an opportunity to right this wrong in November by electing Chris McDaniel, the only lifelong Republican and true conservative in the race.”

A website run by Remember Mississippi PAC details Hyde-Smith’s past support for leftist causes.

“Just another swamp creature from the D.C. Lagoon,” says the banner on the site. “Cynthia Hyde-Smith: Taking Mississippians for another ride.”

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Hyde-Smith was appointed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant in March to fill the vacant seat left by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) after his retirement. President Donald J. Trump did not support the appointment, and will not endorse or campaign for Hyde-Smith.

Prior to Hyde-Smith’s appointment, McDaniel was the sole Republican running for the Senate seat.

“[Gov. Bryant is] following the orders of the Washington establishment’s Mitch McConnell,” McDaniel said of Hyde-Smith’s appointment. “Knowing the establishment’s opposition to conservatives, it was not at all surprising that they would choose a former Democrat.”

“Democrats never shy away from increasing taxes, and Cindy Hyde-Smith’s record on taxes deserves a closer look,” Remember Mississippi PAC’s site says. “As a state legislator, she voted for unpopular tax hikes, such as a tax increase on cigarettes and for new fees on hospice beds. Meanwhile, as she was increasing Mississippians’ tax burden, she made sure she voted to increase state taxpayers’ contribution to her state pension plan. She voted for a 300% increase in the contribution from the state – a burden on over-taxed Mississippians.”

Hyde-Smith also has well-documented ethics issues.

She has used campaign funds to pay off credit credit cards, and in 2014 spent $24,000 of campaign funds on a new car, and $1600 on tickets to an entertainment venue in Mississippi. In 2012, she paid herself $5,500 from her campaign funds. She failed to document the purpose for any of these expenditures.

“Cindy’s method of reporting on her campaign finance reports shows how little she values transparency,” the website says. “The entire reason we have those campaign finance reports in place is to shed light on how campaign funds are being used. Cindy, apparently, feels she is above the rules. Her reports, with their extreme lack of transparency, make accountability from voters very difficult.”

Hyde-Smith has a poor record on the issue of immigration, too.

[Hyde-Smith] authored a bill to use Mississippians’ tax dollars for programs for illegal immigrant children,” the website says. “As State Agriculture Commissioner, she supported allowing an influx of foreign workers into the state, undermining our state’s workforce. When it comes to American workers, Cindy has consistently favored crony politics and the Big Business agenda. Maybe that’s why the Chamber of Commerce – one of the largest organizations in favor of granting amnesty to illegal immigrants – has endorsed her?”

“Cindy Hyde-Smith is a former Democrat, but she’s a through-and-through liberal. She may have rejected her party label, but she has never stopped being a liberal. Her record proves that.”

 

 

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2018 Midterms

Al Gore’s Running Mate Tells Democrat Voters to Reject Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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The honeymoon phase is over.

A former Senator is cautioning voters against voting for socialist candidate for U.S. Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“Ocasio-Cortez’s victory ‘seems likely to hurt Congress, America and the Democratic Party,” wrote Joe Lieberman, former Independent Senator from Connecticut in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

He urged Democrats to vote for incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, whose name will still appear on the voting ballot in November though he lost the primary election.

“Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is a proud member of the Democratic Socialists of America, whose platform, like hers, is more Socialist than Democratic,” Lieberman wrote. “Her dreams of new federal spending would bankrupt the country or require very large tax increases, including on the working class.”

Lieberman cited Ocasio-Cortez’s “reflexive criticism of one of America’s great democratic allies (Israel),” as another reason to dump the 28-year-old candidate.

Ocasio-Cortez made a major gaff in an interview with PBS over the weekend.

Big League Politics reported:

“I also think that what people are starting to see in the occupation of Palestine is just an increasing crisis of humanitarian condition,” said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “And that, to me, is just where I tend to come from on this issue.”

Kudos to the interviewer, who continued to push regarding Ocasio-Cortez’s use of the term “occupation of Palestine,” one rarely used outside of small circles of white liberals on college campuses.

“Oh, um… I think what I meant is, like, the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas, in places where, um, Palestinians are experiencing, um, difficulty and access to their housing and homes,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

BLP Passage Ends.

“If Democrats are to regain a majority, it will be by winning swing districts with sensible, mainstream candidates,” Lieberman wrote.

The political left seems to be over the honeymoon phase of Ocasio-Cortez’s meteoric rise, perhaps realizing that moving towards the center instead of the fringes is the better strategy. Even House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) distanced the party from Ocasio-Cortez.

“They made a choice in one district,” she said. “So let’s not get yourself carried away as an expert on demographics and the rest of that within the caucus or outside the caucus. We have an array of genders, generations, geography, and opinion in our caucus and we are very proud of that. The fact that in a very progressive district in New York it went more progressive—Joe Crowley is a progressive, but more to the left than Joe Crowley, is about that district. It is not to be viewed as something that stands for everything else.”

The Hill reported that several current Democrats in Congress are unhappy with Ocasio-Cortez for bashing Crowley on Twitter after he committed to endorsing her.

“She’s carrying on and she ain’t gonna make friends that way,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ). “Joe conceded, wished her well, said he would support her … so she doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about.” “She’s not asking my advice, [but] I would do it differently, rather than make enemies of people.” 

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