In an appeal via email to the party faithful of rural Tippah County, Jerry Windham, Ex-Officio writes that:
“the Tea Party, and I suspect the Democratic party, is trying to unseat Senator Thad Cochran because he will be the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, should the Republican Party prevail as projected. That means that he will hold the purse strings of the United States Government. I suggest that he would be the 2nd most powerful person in the US Senate. I know personally, that he values the Full Faith and Credit of the United States Government above all other legislative matters and does not toss money around at the drop of a hat…”.
Setting up the “tea party” as a recognized political party separate from the Republicans and equal in threat with democrats is interesting coming from a leader who declares himself to be on a mission to elect conservatives. The conservative bonofides continue to erode when your stated motive is to give a documented pork grabbing politician a firm grasp to the purse strings of the country.
Our faithful conservative county leader goes on to write: “I just talked to Senator Wicker, who also has ties to Tippah County, a few minutes ago about the urgency to get the all the vote out. The Republican Primary is the only choice at the ballot box and it’s up to us to do our part in getting normally democratic voters out to our primary.
So, the urgent appeal from Senator Wicker is to get democrat voters to beat back a conservative republican challenge? Hmmmm, with friends like these?!?