A new strategy is emerging to halt the advancement of the far right wing "purists" know as the Tea Party, whose politicians run as Republicans but even further to the far right, of the right wing Republican.
Democrats are registering as Republicans so they can vote in Republican primaries and lend support to the Republican candidates, in order to stop the advancement of the right wing extremist Tea Party candidates.
This morning on the MSNBC show, “NOW with Alex Wagner”, she reports that Democrats in Mississippi are registering with the Republican Party so they can stop Tea Party backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel who is challenging Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran who will be seeking his seventh term in 2014.
NPR reports that shortly after McDaniel announced that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Cochran, McDaniel received the endorsements of three influential conservative outside groups: Club for Growth, Senate Conservatives Fund and Madison Project. SCF's Super PAC arm, and the group Senate Conservatives Action, quickly ran a statewide television ad in support of McDaniel last month after his announcement.
And this morning U.S. Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) woke to the news that Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) just two hours before the filing deadline, filed to run for his U.S. Senate seat. Stockman says he is challenging Cornyn because he did not support Texas Senator Ted Cruz when he led the charge for a government shutdown in the U.S. Senate over Obamacare, this past October. And Cornyn has the second highest rating from conservative organizations in the U.S. Senate, but he's still not "pure" enough for the extremist Tea Party.
Cornyn's campaign manager Brendan Steinhauser said, "Sen. Cornyn looks forward to discussing his conservative record with Texans."
The only criteria to get the support of the Tea Party money backers, is to always vote pro corporation on all legislation and vote against any legislation that supports American citizens. And it doesn’t matter that Rep. Stockman was busted earlier this year for illegal drugs wrapped in cellophane and tucked away in his underwear, he’ll make a great U.S. Senator from Texas because he will vote against any idea that supports American citizens. The Tea Party has and will continue to vote against clean air and water, food and drug inspections, wages, benefits, and healthcare.
And last month, Congressman Trey Radel (R-FL) another Tea Party backed politician, was busted for purchasing cocaine, found guilty of a misdemeanor in a court of law, and then sentenced to one year of probation. He apologized went into a rehab, but he has no plans of resigning.
Democrats registering as Republicans to lend support to the less offensive candidate in a Republican primary, this is not a new idea, both Republican voters and Democratic voters have done this many times over the years, but now, with the Republican Party on its heels trying to prevent an extremist takeover of their entire party, Democrats in every State where a right wing extremist has a chance of winning a Republican primary, may want to consider this option.
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