**Bumped up from TAM Wire. Posted by dachiemama**

Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, who, with his son, Henry, was behind all of the racist attacks on state Senator Chris McDaniel, is now collaborating with Julian Castro.

A popular, two-term governor, Barbour provided leadership to the state after Hurricane Katrina, but at the end of his second term, he left many people in Mississippi with a bad taste in their mouths after he pardoned a number of convicted felons, one of whom killed his wife on a public street shortly after being released.

McDaniel lost to Barbour-backed Thad Cochran in the Republican primary after the Barbours enlisted the help of Democrats in a runoff for the Senate race on June 24 using robocalls targeted to black voters which painted McDaniel and the Tea Party in general as racists.

McDaniel has challenged the results of the runoff, alleging that many of those Democrats had already voted in the Democrat Primary on June 3. McDaniel received 186,000 to 189,000 votes in the run-off and it remains to be seen how many of those voters will support Cochran in November. The Cochran camp and the state GOP continues to enrage Mississippi conservatives, making it harder and harder to believe they will go back to the Republican Party in November.

The general feeling is that Cochran will win in November, but the state GOP may have underestimated the anger of Mississippi conservatives.

People in Mississippi who support Barbour and Cochran seem to be grossly unaware of their support for amnesty. The only thing that seemed to appeal to them during the primary race is all the federal money Cochran – known as the King of Pork – can bring to the state. Even if they pay attention, they may not even care if Haley Barbour is colluding with radical Democrats. They just want that federal money.

As a Mississippian, that disgusts me.

Via Breitbart: Haley Barbour Joins Democratic Rising Star To Boost Amnesty

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour joined Democratic Party rising star San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in Austin, Texas, this week to call for amnesty.

“It’s not dead,” Barbour said of amnesty efforts in the U.S. Congress, according to the Texas Tribune. “Work is being done on this. I can’t look you in the eye and say I know it’s going to succeed, but there is clearly a path to success.”

Barbour argued that amnesty would be good for the country and the only reason why Republicans are not supporting it is because it is politically dangerous for them to do so.

“What the Republicans need to do is not worry about the politics,” he said. “They need to do what’s good policy for the country.”

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Thanks for the post dachiemama. 🙂

    Since Barbour being on a panel with Castro was in April before it became widely known that the border had been extinguished under Obama and he was flying the illegal immigrants into the rest of the country, it would be good if a journalist followed up with Barbour and asked him if he stands by his comments today. Really, really, hate the career politicos who see citizens as the problem. Well, this country is not a chess board where only two can play (D&R machines). Crush, crush, smash, smash.

    • Alain41 says:

      Ask and ye shall receive. Politico quotes Haley Barbour. http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/republicans-border-crisis-2014-elections-109988.html?hp=l2

      “Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, one of the GOP’s premier strategists and an endorser of immigration reform, called it appropriate for Republicans to campaign against any Obama action to “give amnesty to thousands and thousands – hundreds of thousands or however many it is – of children who have crossed the border illegally.” “He doesn’t have the authority to do that by law. That’s something that Congress should decide,” Barbour said. “We do need to have immigration reform, but it does need to secure the border and do so demonstrably.””

      Sounds like Haley is saying that he agrees with amnesty, just that Congress should do it not Obama.

  2. dachiemama says:

    Barbour is a big time lobbyist. I could post more about his connections with communist countries and dictators. He is so wealthy that illegal immigrants being given citizenship would not hurt him at all. And since he plays both sides of the fence, he could switch to whatever political position is the flavor of the day. As for me, I will likely hold my nose and vote Thad in November — voting against Harry Reid rather then for Thad — but as I wrote, I cannot speak for the other 189,000 McDaniel supporters. They are enraged and it just gets worse. Sometimes I think McDaniel should just stop. It has become a toxic circle. I just wish that my fellow Mississippians who are Thad supporters could see the trees in the forest with Thad instead of just the forest.

  3. Rob_W says:

    Thanks, Dachiemama. Would really like to know everything these Republicans have been promised to cause them to sell out their country and defy their own party’s platform. The GOP apparently hates conservatives enough that they would sacrifice an election or even a majority just to get rid of them.

  4. Dave says:

    How in the hell do people like this get into positions of power instead of finding their way in a jail cell?

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