Mike’s Missive: Mississippi’s Chris McDaniel and the Tale Told by the Idiot

Former Mississippi state senator and national Tea Party darling, Chris McDaniel, took to his Facebook page to share his thoughts on the #WomensMarch held across the US and world on yesterday. See below his thoughts on the event seen as an unprecedented rebuke of an American president.

I suspect McDaniel is testing the waters for a run against Senator Roger Wicker in 2018 and what better way to get the attention of the crazies than to start going after “liberal women”… This race to the bottom should be fun and entertaining…

Chris McDaniel Facebook Page

“So a group of unhappy liberal women marched in Washington DC. We shouldn’t be surprised; almost all liberal women are unhappy. Perhaps there’s a correlation.

Nevertheless, I’m fascinated to see them exercise their First Amendment rights (however objectionable the message). But I do have a question: if they can afford all those piercings, tattoos, body paintings, signs, and plane tickets, then why do they want us to pay for their birth control?”

Twas’ A Month Before Qualifying: Year 2

By: Mike Biggs

Twas’ a month before qualifying, all across the Magnolia State, Candidates have been fretting, whether to jump into the race. Tate Reeves was flip-flopping and drinking the TEA while Hosemann was yet again plotting, this time to be the LG. Thad held on and his days appear sunny, thanks to Scooby and Bishop and Barbour’s “walk around money”. But don’t count out McDaniel whose knives seem to be sharper for he may just go after Bryant or Wicker or even Gregg Harper.

State Democrats are still figuring out how to get out of their hole but fret not fellow Dems cause’ all roads still lead to Rickey Cole. The party of Winter and Ronnie and Ray are hoping Brandon Presley will soon show them the way. Be not dismayed for there is still plenty of lower chamber action thanks to Jeramey and Snowden and yes, Lataisha Jackson. House Republicans are bolstered by an air tight majority and yet are still poised to pick off a few of the remaining House RWD’s.

State Democrats are active and out convincing too, Project 1776 is still working as it goes into year number two. House Dems have set their sights back on the speaker’s gavel; They’ll have rough terrain to defend if they can manage not to unravel. Twas’ a month before qualifying and no pols seem to be slumbered though one thing is certain, Kenny Wayne’s day’s as chair of the Black Caucus are numbered. If you think this session is going to be a bore all’s you’d have to do is look at the pandering around common core.

Now Blackmon and Bryan and Busby and Bain. On Watson and Doty and don’t forget Fillengane. To Hood and Pickering and Chaney with glee. To Sojourner and Aldridge and the lump of coal under your tree. So, Bob Evans and Cecil and Sen. Hill you can’t hide and let’s not forget Randall and Jason and Nickey “party-switchin’ to glide. With the session and election season soon to be in full bloom, the capitol is sure to be the place to see the biggest elephants in the room. Don’t forget the donkey’s for they will be in the mix; and at the receptions and at the podium and on the floor shaking their fists.

So to all of you who love a good political hob-knob, let’s focus all of our energies on pay raises for teachers, state employee’s and Better Schools, Better Jobs. The PULSE wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! and the defeat of the Heritage campaign and it’s vestiges of yester-year!

Senators File Amicus Brief Challenging Health Care Reform

Mississippi Business Journal: Senators file amicus brief challenging health care reform

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) are among 43 Senators who have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a multi-state legal challenge to a federal mandate that individuals must purchase health insurance.

The amicus brief was filed with the Supreme Court Monday in support of a suit filed by 26 states against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

“I did not support the healthcare reform law for a number of reasons, including its costs and mandates. The requirement that individuals must buy health insurance is, in my view, an unwarranted intrusion of the federal government into people’s lives,” Cochran said.

Wicker to Boycott Cordray Hearing to Protest Obama ‘Recess’ Appointments

The Hill: Wicker to boycott Cordray hearing to protest Obama ‘recess’ appointments

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) on Thursday afternoon said he would boycott a planned hearing next week in which Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray will testify, as a way of protesting Cordray’s recess appointment to that post when the Senate was not in recess.

Wicker said he hoped his absence would help start a debate in the Senate about Obama’s recess appointments, which Republicans have criticized as a violation of the Constitution.

“This presumptuous action by the president goes far beyond the limited powers he is granted by our Constitution”.

It is sad to see Sen. Wicker engage in such childish and petty political behavior. Every year, thousands of Mississippians fall victim to predatory lenders and unfair financial practices that cause them much pain and financial hardship. Roger Wicker and senate Republicans consistantly bottled up Richard Cordray’s appointment to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in an effort to prohibit the agency from protecting hardworking Mississippians.

Senator Wicker, facing Tea Party challengers, is clearly pacifying the fringe of his party in order to minimize the impact of his looming primary and in doing so denying Mississippians a voice at the table.

I think it is both wreckless and irresponsible for the junior senator to “whimper in protest” while Mississippians are being taken advantage of by greedy corporate practicioners that he and his fellow Republican cronies consistantly support.