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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Attended A Meeting Of Brave & Dedicated Women Setting Up Refuge In Bangladesh

As Leprosy Mission's Ambassador To Ethnic Communities I was honored to be invited to a forum by Shakti Ethnic Women's Refuge to set up a similar group based in Bangladesh. 

These are women of courage and determination as some of the horrific,unbearable to see, violence against women images shown proved. 

The challenges to overcome religious/social/bureaucratic hurdles is immense but their will and the need can make it happen. Here are the fantastic women of the steering committee and my delightful host Sharmen.



Friday, August 15, 2014

Liberal "Newsweek" In Last Issue Finally Tells The Truth About Obama;"inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, "

From Lanahi at C4P

"The liberal Newsweek 
Magazine is going out of business. This is their last 
cover before they fold. As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation 
for being extremely liberal. The fact that their editor saw fit to print
the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the 
latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in 
and of itself.
By Matt Patterson (Newsweek Columnist - Opinion Writer)
"Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 
election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, 
the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the 
witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so 
devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he 
could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most 
powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?
Imagine a future historian examining Obama's 
pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite 
unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a 
"community organizer;" a brief career as a state legislator devoid of 
legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, 
less often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single 
term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to 
his presidential ambitions.
He left no 
academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a 
legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: 
the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as 
Obama's "spiritual mentor;" a real-life, actual terrorist who served as 
Obama's colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future 
historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man 
elected president? There is no evidence that he ever attended or worked 
for any university or that he ever sat for the Illinois bar. We have no 
documentation for any of his claims. He may well be the greatest hoax in
history.
Not content to wait for 
history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question 
recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who 
had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah 
Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a
single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in 
the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various
American injustices, even if they were 'a bit' extreme, he was given a 
pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass - held to a lower 
standard because of the color of his skin.
Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history 
matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had
said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance to 
become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism 
to rest?
Podhoretz puts his finger, I 
think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon - affirmative 
action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the 
motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations,
which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white
liberals, feel good about themselves.
Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves
on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which 
they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable 
poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don't 
care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness 
the emotional devastation and deflated self-esteem resulting from the 
racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone 
to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin - that's 
affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't racism, then nothing
is.
And that is what America did to 
Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of 
achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he
was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at 
Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a 
mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be 
president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every 
step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in
spite of ample evidence to the contrary.
What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display 
every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked 
executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama's oratory skills,
intellect, and cool character. Those people -conservatives included - 
ought now to be deeply embarrassed.
The 
man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clich� and that's when he has 
his Teleprompters in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can 
barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from
his mouth - it's all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed 
over and over again for 100 years. (An example is his 2012 campaign 
speeches which are almost word for word his 2008 speeches)
And what about his character? Obama is constantly 
blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it 
was bad luck; I inherited this mess. Remember, he wanted the job, 
campaigned for the task. It is embarrassing to see a president so 
willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own 
incompetence. (The other day he actually came out and said no one could 
have done anything to get our economy and country back on track). But 
really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for 
anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly? In short: our 
president is a small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the 
intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and only when you
understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity 
make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such an impostor in 
the Oval Office."

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sarah Palin Act 2; Ready For Hillary



Sarah Palin Act 2

It would of course be absolutely correct to advise that "Sarah Palin Act 2" would be a well out date topic given her numerous "rebirths" since 2008-taking her vice-presidential nomination as an arbitrary starting point. 

Her resignation as Governor of Alaska, rebirth as a television "reality show" star, media pundit, then a bus tour media frenzy possible presidential run, Fox pundit, ex-Fox pundit, Fox pundit again and various other manifestations of Palin activity can all be assigned as Acts 2 through-well the number would be arbitrary and anyone's guess.

However, a constant running through all these activities and media speculations was that the personality, or rather persona of Sarah Palin who rocked the political world to its foundations at the Republican convention in 2008, was basically the same from then till now. 

Certainly there were low moments where the basic, almost impenetrably bounciness that friend and foe alike have come to know as "Sarah Palin" seemed to lose a little of its normally 1000 watt brightness but for the most part the sunny uplands that was the visage and aura of Palin remained pretty much the same.

Until her address at The Western Conservative Summit meeting in Denver

The absolutely correctly appellated "Virginia Gentleman" a stalwart of the long term Palin support site "Conservatives4Palin" commented, in his unique manner, on her address " Watch the fire in her eyes. The firm and purposeful set of her jaw. The supremely confident body language. You are looking at the woman who will be POTUS45."  

Such near hagiography is understandable from long term supporters, and finds its expression from amongst those who are emotionally and, it is fair to say, spiritually dedicated to advancing the cause of Governor Palin. 

But, even if such strength of feeling is distilled from the particular event which gave rise to it, I believe even a dispassionate observer, in fact it would be, perhaps, not going to  far to say that even a political enemy, would see that something has happened to the previously well known personality.


What ever number of "acts' on the political, media or what ever else level eventuate, they will be happening under "Act two" of a new Palin persona. "Virginiana Gentleman" is correct, what was shown in Denver was a gravitas not seen heretofore. 

Certainly a vigorous Palin, an angry Palin, has been on display during speeches and interviews but the basic imperturbable person was not far below the surface and soon bounced back, usually preceded by a quip or a take down.

What was noticeable was that even with, what is normal for a speaker, Palin's opening light hearted remark seemed almost throwaway rather than given with the bounciness that such remarks usually were made with. 

Anyone who was at the speech, or who watched it on video, would have noted a clear change of mood from many previous address that I can recall. Here was a sober,(but certainly not sombre) sharp witted, at times caustic with a sabre-not the wooden sword of past speeches Palin.

This Palin, if asked by Charlie Gibson what her attitude to "the Bush doctrine" was would have said not "in what respect Charlie" but "Mr. Gibson you and perhaps 1% of Americans would be the only people with a clue as to what the purported :Bush doctrine is but I'll answer your question anyway." 

This "Act 2 " Palin would have dismissed Couric as a buffoon and her other media critics as hardly worth considering. Most importantly, the Palin on display in Denver would be, at least, an equal for Hillary Clinton.

"Virginia gentleman" went on to say "she is on war footing and is not taking prisoners. I rather expected that she would take Obama to the woodshed and beat him bloody and I wasn't disappointed. She flayed the skin off of him! " One wonders how long President  Obama can take being beaten up verbally by Palin like this, especially as his media sycophants are deserting him one by one but if he does respond the new Palin will be ready as she was with her reply to Eric Holder in Denver.

 Is Palin Act 2 on display in Denver the first real indication of a 2016 run? If it is it would be enough by itself to put  fear into the other potential candidates. This is indeed a formidable, tempered and tough politician and the media should take note,treat her with respect due to her station amongst the rank and file or they will, as in 2008, be left at the starting gate with dust and egg on their collective faces.

"Virginia Gentleman's" full review of Governor Palin's speech can be  found at this LINK
And Governor Palin's Denver Address at this LINK






Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Finally-A Sensible, Intellectual, Insightful New Blog From The Center-Left; "The Sheppard Post"




Highly Recommended "The Sheppard Post"   http://sheppardpost.com/

There is,at last, a center-left site of intellect and in-depth analysis, everything that Ezra Klein's newish "Vox" set out to be but failed because of overt partisanship.

There is here much food for thought that even conservatives can mull over e.g. the article on "What would a Rand Paul presidency look like"-an unexamined question by anyone in the media that I am aware of, and a question of much import.

the current generation of leftist commentators are either umbilical cord attached to President Obama, Weigel, Klein etc etc and are forever JournOlist conspiracy condemned to be so.Or,they are stuck in the Bush years of ultra-partisanship and irrational hate to anything not deemed "progressive.

Examples  such as Daily Kos, have "progressed" beyond Obama worship to the outer fringes of radical leftism as for example has Firedoglake. The mad sites such as Gawker, and the execrable Wonkette, are beyond any sort of intellectual reckoning as are the supposed hipster sites like New York Magazine and Esquire Politics where Charles P. Pierce rants and raves.

The Sheppard Post represents the voice of an unencumbered new generation on the left who can see things without the fog of "Hope and Change" still clouding their eyes, and such dispassionate,albeit center-left viewpoint can attract conservatives who can agree to disagree in the battle of idea and ideals.

A warm welcome to the team at The Sheppard Post and let the battle begin! LINK




Monday, July 14, 2014

The End Of The End Of History; Socialism Fails Again-Hopefully Finally

In 1992 Francis Fukuyama published "


The End of History and the Last Man"


Summarised at Wikipedia LINK  as "the advent of Western liberal democracy may signal the endpoint of humanity's sociocultural evolution and the final form of human government." and "The end of history means liberal democracy is the final form of government for all nations. There can be no progression from liberal democracy to an alternative system."

And from 1992 to 2008 the world experienced a massive growth in development, individual wealth and "third world" movement upwards from utter poverty. In late 2008 as a result of a combination of leftist dogma and capitalist greed and shenanigans a substantial recession commenced.

It is arguable whether further government intervention, which was a major cause of the recession, was the right economic medicine, rather than letting the marketplace heal itself was the correct remedy but that was the course chosen during the Obama administration.

That socialists, specially hard core leftists which made up the base of Francois Hollande's incoming government in France won the 2012 presidential election on a strongly anti-capitalist program.
Rather than see the root cause of that country's stagnation was its outmoded statist economy with its ridiculous early ritrement age, short working  week archaic employment practices, and government involvement in ownership, the socialists saw the problem in the capitalist class who needed to be punatively taxed to ensure an even bigger welfare state,

The "end of history" struck back. Below are excerpts from an article by Ty Andros (full article is at Market Oracle LINK Following that,as presented in the Wichita Eagle is the end political result which is a sharp hard dose of reality. The Hollande government now has decided that the "anti-capitalist class rhetoric must cease and that capitalists, who fled the country to seek less punitive tax rates as any sensible person would, should be encouraged to assist in get the economy moving again.

It is a sorrow and a pity that a country like France should have been so wedded to such outdated and economically stupid doctrines to the point that president Hollande is the most hated politician in France, and the government has to undertake a humiliating reverse of course (whilst blaming "The EU"). Hopefully Fukuyama's lesson has finally sunk in, not only in France but also with the American electorate who have an opportunity to advise the Obama administration this November that the lesson is understood by the voters and it is time for "Hope and Change" to change. If not this November then most certainly in 2016, otherwise what France is undergoing could happen with much worse ramifications world-wide

"France is IMPLODING economically: Vive la France.

Over the last several years most Europe's economies have struggled to grow other than Germany and most recently the UK have provided more robust expansions. But for France it has been a one way ticket on a down Elevator since Francois Hollande was swept into power shortly after the Global Financial crisis began in 2008. After the crisis began most European governments changed leadership except for Angela Merkel in Germany and most swung from socialist to conservative leaning. But France was the exception as Nickolas Sarkozy was replaced by UBER socialist Hollande.

He immediately expanded the welfare state, increased entitlements, hiked taxes to confiscatory levels (75%) on the private sector and expanded regulations (sounds like the chosen one in Washington DC doesn't it?). In France the private sector is the property of the socialists in power and its citizens who are all on the dole in one way or another. Look no further than the recent GE purchase of Alstom where the Government demanded a 20% government stake in the new company":
"It's a prerequisite that France takes 20pc of the capital," ... "If that's not realized, GE's bid will be blocked." - French industry minister Arnaud Montebourg

This deal was blocked until GE caved in and Jeffrey Immelt the consummate crony capitalist worked his magic as he so regularly does in Washington DC. This deal was as Mr. Montebourg put it:
"A political success for the return in force of the state in the economy."
A pyrrhic victory indeed for the state as since 2007 when the crisis began foreign direct investment has COLLAPSED 94% from $84 billion in 2007 to 5 Billion annually today! Talk about a collapse in confidence. 

This has been accompanied by a stampede out of the country by its most productive citizens as over 400,000 of them have voted with their feet to avoid becoming slaves to the WELFARE STATE since Hollande ascended to power. Do you know how much 400,000 top producers represent in leadership, investment, earning power past, present and future? He has CUT the head off those that must build the recovery. They won't be returning soon.

Unemployment is at all-time highs at about 12% and Youth unemployment is at 25%. Its banks are loaded to the gills with dubious lending to the Ukraine and Russia to name a few. Although as Chuck Prince once said, they "are still dancing".
Other than a few months earlier this year the PMI surveys have been under the all-important 50 line (above 50 means growth, below 50 means contraction) for years.
France PMI Output and Business Activity

Anyone remotely familiar with FRENCH regulation of the employment market is Orwellian to say the least, firing a worker for economic reasons or poor performance is virtually BANNED and if you want to hire someone the employment contract must be submitted to the government for approval before any hiring can take place.

Government CONSUMES 57% of GDP, suffocating the private sector and its budget deficit is stuck above 4%, and economic growth is virtually NON EXISTENT. It's called a debt spiral. Its debt on the books is 94% of GDP and projected to rise to 103% in 2016 by the IMF and its GAAP adjusted deficit is several times that. France is TRULY one of the SICK MEN of Europe and like the UNITED STATES it is saddled with incompetent socialists at the helm for SEVERAL MORE YEARS before policies can be expected to CHANGE. So ECONOMICALLY and SOCIALLY the downward spirals can be expected to CONTINUE. Gasoline in France is $11 dollars+ a gallon. Ouch. A bowl of soup in Paris... 15 to 20 euros.

France is Europe's second largest economy, so its health is CENTRAL to the EU project. Its POOR economy, aggressive banks, and governance more closely resemble ITALY and Greece. When this country finally IMPLODES it will be a shot heard round the world. To rescue this morally and fiscally insolvent behemoth will REQUIRE TRILLIONS of Euros to be rescued. They no longer have a domestic money printing capability, which now resides at the ECB. So the domestic banks must take up their patriotic duties and load up with government debt as a quasi-printing press, further loading themselves with ultimately TOXIC sovereign debt on their balance sheets. Its debt and economic death spirals 


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France pleads for new EU economic strategy

France's economy minister is blaming European authorities for the lack of growth in France and Europe, and says it's time for a new economic policy that shuns austerity.
Arnaud Montebourg, in a closely watched speech Thursday on economic recovery, also suggested France may seek more time from EU authorities to bring down its debt.

France, with Europe's No. 2 economy, is holding back the rebound across the continent. Its growth has been flat for two years, and unemployment continues to rise. French President Francois Hollande has promised to nurture a more business-friendly environment, in hopes of turning the tide of investment and persuading companies to hire.

Montebourg said the policy of cutting public deficits in Europe and France was "morally right but economically wrong" and that austerity measures are a "European disease" that stunted eurozone growth.
Montebourg also said the European Central Bank should do more to weaken the euro in order to boost growth.
He vowed the government would make 50 billion euros ($68 billion) in spending cuts, as planned, but proposed to use only one-third of the money saved to reduce the deficit, with the rest going to cut taxes.

Montebourg's speech is part of a larger strategy by Hollande and the Socialist government to mollify their hard-left electoral base and lay the groundwork for long-awaited economic reforms.

In a speech Sunday intended to bring around rebellious factions within the party, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the time was long past for half-measures and demonizing capitalists.
"What does it mean to be a leftist? Is it to raise public spending? Is it to raise taxes?" he said. "Who will create jobs if not companies?"

The government is pushing for more flexibility in the EU budget rules, and analysts agree that France will probably fall short of its commitment to bring the budget deficit to the limit of 3 percent of gross domestic product next year.

Meanwhile, Socialist Pierre Moscovici, former finance minister of Hollande, is a candidate to become the next European economics commissioner, one of the most powerful positions in the EU.






Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/10/3547383/france-pleads-for-new-eu-economic.html#storylink=cpy






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Friday, June 27, 2014

Palin Can Win 2016 Building On Goldwater States Base.



There has been discussion that since the media has decided Hillary Clinton is unbeatable in 2016 then the GOP might as well go down fighting with a candidate who stands for the basic principles of the party i.e. Sarah Palin.

Whilst the defeatist attitude is abhorrent not so is the premise that a candidate who best represents the base would be doing proper justice to the loyalists and would attract the voting support of the tea party activists who might otherwise sit out the election.

It is of course by no means a given that Clinton would cruise to election. In January 1980 President Carter had a 34 point poll lead over Ronald Reagan and that did not turn out to well for the Democrats in November-so anything is possible.

However, for the sake of an argument lets suppose that Hillary is impregnable and will cruise to victory. What is the point of putting up a centrist candidate e.g. another Romney, a Bush or Christie "who will appeal to Independents" if the ticket will lose anyway?  

It might be said that having a 'safe pair of hands" would ensure that the down ticket losses might be minimized, or Democrats gains negated, but that is by no means the case.There are many instances where a sitting president far outran his ticket and in fact lost ground in Congress whilst cruising to an easy re-election. 

The voters know how to differentiate between the presidential and congressional candidates. For example, President Nixon's overwhelming victory in 1972 was not accompanied by any significant increase in Republican strength in Congress. In point of fact the majority Democrats increased their Senate holding by two seats.

It would, from this current vantage point, seem very unlikely that the GOP would lose the House so soon after its smashing victory in 2010 which was reconfirmed in 2012 no matter what sort of candidate they ran with for President. Further, there are many senate Democrats running for re-election who came in the Dem wave in 2008. If the economy is still in bad shape there looks every chance that the Republicans could pick up the Senate in 2014 thus, if Hillary is elected, basically she would be a lame duck from day one with Congress, or at least the House, being in GOP hands.

With a truly conservative candidate such as Palin, there appears a core base of Electoral College support, which the Goldwater election of 1964 represents (Map 1). If the hopeless year for the GOP of 1996 (Map2) is examined, that base is bigger still, and it has strengthened even further if (Map 3) the 2008 and 2012 elections are examined. Surely in 2008 there could have been no worse time for a GOP candidate to run since Landon in 1932 given the negativity towards the Bush years, the economic crisis, and the two unpopular wars, yet the base has tripled in size since 1964 and the McCain/Palin ticket performed remarkably well given these deleterious factors.

2062 will see all those factors reversed should the current economic, military and political situation continue as it is now. President Obama, as did President Carter, will own the prevailing climate in November 2016 as will his "Obama's third term" Clinton and the Republican base will be determined to vote in strength, whilst all those areas of support Obama put together in 2008 with such enthusiasm-youth, anti-war proponents, Blacks, may not be so enthused next time.

Thus, as map 4 shows, if the states which have traditionally been Republican are added to the 2012 base then Palin has every chance to win. The GOP establishment has no credible argument for a middle of the road candidate as there are clear indications that the base would sit on their hands come November 2016, and in that case there is a very strong possibility of significant down ticket losses.

In a worst case scenario the GOP runs a true conservative and loses badly-although they were going to lose no matter who they ran. But even still, history shows the party could actually gain congressional seats even with that outcome, and the base would still bring a more credible showing than the Democrats results with Carter/McGovern and Mondale, whose states they won combined across three elections, was only one more than Goldwater's effort.

History shows that even with a massive loss, that is no bar to winning the presidency four years later as Nixon proved in 1968, Carter in 1976, Roosevelt in 1932, and Kennedy in 1960. Thus the GOP has everything to gain with a Palin candidacy, especially with a Republican congress, as she would ensure that genuine conservative policies would be implemented and the country would be back on its traditional center-right path. Anything else is defeatism and surrender to the Beltway establishment.
                            MAP 1. GOLDWATER 1964 
MAP 2 DOLE 1996

                        MAP 3 McCAIN/PALIN 2008
                                Map 4 Romney 2012



                               MAP 5 PALIN 2016



NB; Palin could also win without Colorado but with either Iowa or Nevada 


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Unholy Alliance Of Pork GOP And Dem's Voting Against Party's Interest Won In Mississippi

Only a Dem-of whatever race/color would be dumb enough to vote for the candidate who gives the Dem's no chance of putting up a fight in November. Even the "progressives" at Daily Kos got it with their call for Dem's to vote for McDaniel. Having an open primary where lib's can choose the GOP's senator is utterly ludicrous in the first place. In a closed primary McDaniel would have won easily.


Looking at county data, Cochran's win is almost entirely attributable to a large turnout increase among black voters b/t 6/3 and 6/24

Where this leaves the possibility of McDaniel running as a write in to possibly win in a plurality or to teach the GOP establishment a lesson-even if it means suffering 6 years of having a Dem senator is an open question. So to is what this means for the wider GOP and the possibility of a third party.


Palin as set out below, her supporters, the tea party and conservative voters did an amazing job in getting McDaniel to the run-off. That they were (apparently as there may be legal challenges) defeated by an unholy alliance of pork Republicans and Dem's voting against their party interest may have long reaching, and very negative consequences for the establishment.
BREITBART: LINK

COCHRAN WINS, BUT MCDANIEL CAMP EYING LEGAL CHALLENGES

************************************************** And the final poll from Chism Strategies which gives McDaniel an 8 point lead ( a nine point turnaround from their June 13th poll which had Cochran up by 1 point). McDaniel has gone from 23 points behind prior to Gov. Palin's endorsement to now leading by 8- a 31 point turn-around


Breitbart: LINK

POLL: MCDANIEL TAKES 8-POINT LEAD OVER COCHRAN DAYS FROM ELECTION

"PEARL, Mississippi — A new poll shows that state Sen. Chris McDaniel has surged even further ahead in the final days of his GOP primary runoff against Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), in what has become one of the most epic bouts to date between grassroots conservatives and the GOP establishment."


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Then there was this:  LINK

SARAH PALIN: GOP ESTABLISHMENT FIGHTING CHRIS MCDANIEL RATHER THAN OBAMA"


And this:

"GOP Primary Pits John McCain, Sarah Palin Against Each Other" 



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June 16th; http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/16/Poll-Shows-McDaniel-With-12-Point-Lead:

POLL: MCDANIEL OPENS 12-POINT LEAD OVER COCHRAN


The Citizens United Political Victory Fund poll, conducted by Kellyanne Conway of The Polling Company, Inc., shows McDaniel has a 52 percent to 40 percent lead over Cochran. In a memo, pollster Conway noted too that McDaniel has an “intensity advantage” as 47 percent of his supporters say they are “definite” supporters whereas only 37 percent of Cochran’s say as much."

But a Dem polling outfit has Cochran up one which makes the average spread  to McDaniel by 5.5 points:



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Washington Examiner explores Cochran's funding and Establishment support post  primary:

Mississippi voters stagger Thad Cochran --- and K Street


http://washingtonexaminer.com/mississippi-voters-stagger-thad-cochran-and-k-street/article/2549442
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The results are in an the undeniable "Palin effect" is there for anyone not totally Palin-hate blinkered. McDaniel went from polling 34% to Cochran's 54% to winning on the primary night 9and forcing a run-off against a six term  sitting senator) to 49.6%-just missing the 50% needed for an outright win.

Palin's early endorsement, her active campaigning including a perhaps vital public meeting in the county that gave McDaniel +80% of the vote is set out in full detail below.

Whatever the run-off result Governor Palin,Chris McDaniel and his tema and the Tea party  have provided " "[A] victory for grassroots conservatives who came together and shocked the political world" and proven, once again that Governor Palin is an huge force in politics no matter how much the left and GOPe try to write her off.

On to the Run-off!

"Governor Palin Comments on Last Night’s Victories"



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Final poll (By Dem polling outfit) has McDaniel by two after Palin rally/robocall
Chism Strategies (D)5/29 - 5/29813 LV4644McDaniel +2

The polling history as set out below is that in December prior to Governor Palin's endorsement of GOP candidate for Senator from Mississippi Chris McDaniel he was behind candidate Thad Cochran by 23 points. Palin endorsed (and she was the first major figure to do so as set out below in the endorsement history) on March 13th and the next poll had McDaniel at 37% and Cochran on 45% a lead of just 8 points.

Polling on May 15 has McDaniel 4 points in the lead 43% to 39% a massive 27 point turnaround from the pre-endorsement poll.





May 31st (Via Conservatives4Palin)
Governor Palin joined some fired up conservatives today in the great state of Mississippi.
Thanks to the Clarion Ledger for many wonderful photos of today’s rally.
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March 13th 2014 Breitbart (LINK)

SARAH PALIN ENDORSES CHRIS MCDANIEL FOR SENATE IN MISSISSIPPI

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Sarah Palin Endorses Chris McDaniel (LINK)

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NB Harper Polling below which RCP Does not include yet has a virtual tie on the aggregate if included.It represents a drop of 7 points for Cochran from their previous poll and an increase for McDaniel, who clearly has momentum in this case, of 5 points.

2014 Mississippi Senate Republican Primary 

Cochran 45%, McDaniel 40% (Harper Polling 5/27-5/28)


Update:Back to dead heat
RRH/PMI (R)5/28 - 5/29Cochran42 McDaniel41Cochran +1

Endorsement history:

Gov. Palin March 13th
Jeppie Barbour May 28th
Rick Santorum May 29th