Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Watch 'em go at it live.

Watch the Third Congressional District candidates debate tonight.  Americans For Prosperity sponsored tonight's debate and is streaming the event live on Facebook.  The streaming video is posted below.


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Whitey will mention that he went to Jackson Prep and won basketball championships there. He seems to keep that fact hidden as he brags about his playing career at MSU.

Anonymous said...

Somebody save us all and get Katherine Tate off the stage and out the door. That 'Bitzy' woman is ditzy.

Anonymous said...

Hughes and Doty are the only ones up there who seem to know what they’re talking about.

Anonymous said...

It’s almost refreshing to see these candidates make no bones about who they will serve. All hail the Kochs! Plus, they’ve all sworn fealty to Trump. Not even a pretense to care about the people who will vote one of these seat warmers into office. They remind me of the Simpsons “Forgettable Presidents” song. Perhaps one day we will see a real candidate run for Office again. I’m doubting it, though.

Anonymous said...

Tate is correct - she is "truly different". Not sure what she thinks what she just described has to do with anything, but I guess that's because she really is "truly different".

Anonymous said...

Latino cut several candidates out of their time to respond. If he's really planning to do this again, he needs to have a moderator that competently serves - and lets each candidate get their time to speak.

Anonymous said...

7:09
What's your point?
That his parents cared enough to send him to a good school, as opposed to the shit-holes of JPS? Do you even know what JPS was like in the years he was in high school?

Anonymous said...

You know a candidate is pulling ahead when he gets the type of trivial attacks from anonymous sources.

Anonymous said...

7:09 I graduated from a Jackson Public School (obviously majority black). I learned little. If the best you can do against ole Whit is to criticize him for going to a school that actually prepared him for college then you have a very weak argument.

And no, I'm not planning to vote for him, even though I went to MSU.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with playing sports at Jackson Prep?

Anonymous said...

7:09, I don't look at it as bragging, any more than the other candidates talking about things they have done that helped them develop into the people they are today. I can usually tell when I meet someone whether they have played a team sport or not. We haven't even met and I'm guessing you were in the band.

Anonymous said...

7:45 - Not macho enough for the band. Maybe Chess Club, or A-V Crew.

Anonymous said...

It's probably a good idea to look at the demographics in the third before you start referring to someone as whitey as an insult.

Anonymous said...

7:45am--haha! Exactly

7:09pm--it is usually a clear sign the the candidate you are opposing is moving ahead when you have to resort to ad hominem criticisms (look it up) instead of substantive policy disagreements.

Anonymous said...

7:09. A LOT of people play high school sports. Not many play division 1 basketball, star player or sub. Not sure what it has to do with politics, but it is something to b proud of. Not a whit r msu fan.

Anonymous said...

I think the only one who truly understands our financial predicament in any meaningful real world way is the closest thing to the Monopoly guy Seminary has to offer.

Please tell me that the desire for fiscal sanity talking points are just that, talking points. The mortgage foreclosure rate is higher now than it was in 2007/8/9 according to the St, Louis Fed, and the fed is slowly injecting a big bundle of mortgaged backed securities into the “financial services” sector as part of its unwinding program to end quantitative easing. The reset, errr ummm, “take off” (lol) is going to be interesting to say the least.

We left the mad hatter’s tea party and fell down the financial rabbit hole. We won’t be returning for quite some time.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed the debate. The recap by the Clarion Ledger for Whit Hughes says options are raise taxes or borrow more money. If he said that you can know he lost my vote right there .

Anonymous said...

It's kinda interesting that jp is actually located in the 3rd District and is considered a premier school, yet the school name is listed no where on his website (guess he wasn't a proud alum).

It must be that the focus group was turned off by the name.

Anonymous said...

What has Whit been doing since the Final Four in 96? He seems likable enough but I want to know more about his experience. What is he bringing to the table other than the usual conservative spill.

Kingfish said...

At least he didn't fight in Vietnam.

Anonymous said...

8:38 if you are accurately quoting the CL, then that clearly shows their ineptitude. Hughes said there were THREE options. You listed the first two. He clearly stated he favored the third option, and objected to these two. Don't know if CL failed to report correctly, intentionally or otherwise, or you misread. But clearly not a one of these six candidates would make a statement like that.

Except maybe the crazy Tate woman. Gotta agree with comments above - that woman doesn't known what she doesn't know. Get her off the stage.

Anonymous said...

Whit Hughes worked for the MDA- the EPITOME of Mississippi crony capitalism.

Also, in the debate the previous night hosted by Madison Women GOP, when asked if he would have voted for the 1.5 trillion omnibus, Hughes gave a VERY weak answer, something like, "well I would like to think I would not have but...there were a lot of good things in the bill" etc etc.

If this guy gets in there he will be a BIG GOVERNMENT LIBERAL.

Now imagine Michael Guest cross examining Hillary Clinton or James Comey. I could see him in the mold of Trey Gowdy or the guy from Utah who's name escapes me. Guest would do Mississippi proud.

Anonymous said...

. Whit coached my son and made a very good impression on him. My son is not athletic and he told me last week that Coach Hughes was always kind to him and the nicest basketball coach he ever had. Some of his coaches in elementary and middle school never let him play and ignored him. Whit encouraged him and worked with him. This was several years ago, but it goes to show that sometimes what goes around comes around, because it gained him at least 5-10 votes in my circle, probably more. I wasn’t impressed by the other candidates, prior to finding out about his kindness to my son. Now that I know, I will be voting for Whit and urging my friends and family to do the same. If there was a stellar candidate that I was already behind, this might be a hard decision, but given that it boils down to Guest, Whit’s my pick.

Anonymous said...

I have personally witnessed Guests office avoid prosecuting cases that were not politically favorable for them. He does what is politically favorable, not what is just.

Anonymous said...

Ole Miss is happy to have a Jackson Prep running back headed their way next year. No shame in playing sports at Prep. Besides, who really has any control over where they went to high school?

I mean, our governor can’t help that he went to one of the “now defunct” academies.

Anonymous said...

@10:28 didn't Phil attend a JPS school?

Anonymous said...

The biggest disappointment of the night was Perry Parker. I thought at one time he might be a contender, but instead he came across as an arrogant 1%er. I still can't figure out if Mr. Parker has always been so arrogant, or if his arrogant campaign manager is rubbing off on him.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, Parker has been disappointing. Who is his campaign manager?

Anonymous said...

To 10:28, unless you can convince "Mackle Jo Canna" to dig real deep, that JP running back ain't gonna make it to the GRROOOOOOOOOOVE. Nobody beats a MLB signing bonus. NOOOOOObotty.

Anonymous said...



https://blogs.imf.org/2018/04/18/a-bumpy-road-ahead-for-the-global-financial-system/

Anonymous said...

Glad to see whacked out Dow Yoder, errr 9:41, come out from the bunker. Dude, move on dot org from your blind ambition to get over on him. You got the ax for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Parker's campaign manager is Hayes Dent.

Anonymous said...

I’m 9:41 and I can assure you I’m not Dow Yoder. I am a victim who tried to make the DA do his job. The perpetrator had more political clout than I do. White collar. If I furnished details, anyone from his office would probably know who I am. My children have connections to his family and I won’t cause them problems. All I know about Dow Yoder is what I have read on here, which might lead me to be offended by your remarks.

Anonymous said...

Perry Parker is the Chris McDaniel of the house race, but with more money (personally). There isn’t a doubt in my mind that the AFP (aka Russ Latino) is backing Parker just like they back McDaniel and his crazy a$$.

bill said...

11:36, you need to let a little doubt into your mind. AFP doesn't back any candidates in a primary election. Ever. They have gotten involved in the ground work of elections where there's a candidate who reflects their positions and one who doesn't, but never in a primary. Russ can vote for who he wants to, but don't look for him to make that vote public.

Anonymous said...

Bill,
The AFP couldn't even be bothered to spell one of the candidates names properly in the "poll" that they ran after the debate. And somehow Perry Parker "won"? Give me a break. The man couldn't do anything except repeat his mantra over and over and make condescending remarks about his opponents. Most entities like the AFP don't "endorse" a candidate, but they have a favorite and it's clear who their favorite is.

Also, these folks that want to push for term limits will do nothing but make a bad situation worse. You put term limits in place and the only people running things will be those with deep enough pockets to sway Congress or the lobbyists. When you don't have to worry about being reelected you don't have to worry about playing dirty. And if you think the system is broken now, just implement the term limit situation in Congress.

So here's how I feel about the candidates:
1. Sally Doty - Not my favorite, but understands the legislative process
2. Michael Guest - Hell of a prosecutor, but I'd rather see him in the AG's office
3. Whit Hughes - Another Barbour puppet (much like Tater Tot)
4. Morgan Dunn- I think she stepped to far up. I think she meant to qualify for Andy Gipson's seat and got confused
5. Perry Parker - Chris McDaniel of the House race
6. Katherine Tate - The "entertaining" candidate that doesn't have a chance

bill said...

1:48, AFP didn't run a poll after the debate. The only one I saw was the one that a group called Chalking on Campus for Trump put out, and yes, they left the e off the end of Katherine Tate's first name. AFP had nothing to do with it, and hasn't endorsed anyone. I'm not sure how you determined who their favorite is. Enlighten me, please.

As for the rest of your comment, which was directed at me, I don't much care who you like. I simply stated that AFP doesn't endorse primary candidates. But since you volunteered the information, I have a question: If Sally Doty isn't your favorite, who is? It doesn't sound like you care for any of them.

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