Chris McDaniel

Opinion: The Indelible Imprint of Father’s Day

With Father’s Day today, I’ve been paying special attention to the wonderful moments of life. They often represent simple experiences taken for granted, such as a midsummer’s night rain storm, a beautiful sunset, or an early morning mist resting comfortably on emerald green grass. Or, they may be of a more profound nature – a telephone conversation with mom, a grandfather’s smile, or the much needed support of a good friend. Varying with one’s personal adventures, they define a life worth living and mark the highlights of one’s experience, though we often don’t realize it at the time. Sadly, it has become common for many in our society to rush through the wonderful moments of life in an effort to realize others. However, spending one’s life trying either to relive the past or experience the future before it arrives leaves most feeling unhappy and exhausted. Not only are hasty departures from contentment bad for the soul, impatience can be conducive of heartache, as well as the impetus of guilt. Lost time is never found again. That’s why we’ve all experienced some type of sentimental yearning for return to an irrecoverable history. Nostalgia can be painful, particularly when regret is involved. So lately, in clarifying my focus and reordering my priorities, I have come to understand that one way to avoid regret is to live without neglecting the present, especially in matters of the heart. As a father, living life without neglecting the present now dwells among my highest priorities. My sons deserve my time, my earnest consideration, and my devotion. Such were my father’s precious gifts to me; now it’s my turn. I always find time to respond to a tiny tug at my pants leg. Before Cambridge was born, I dreamed of him, I imagined him, I prayed for him. Now that he’s here, I cherish my time with him. And when my youngest son, Chamberlain, was born, life became complete. My love for them both is endless, without limits. But even though watching then grow has been the delight of my life, it hasn’t always been easy. As all fathers can attest, their arrivals occasioned major changes. For instance, both have developed a superhuman ability to make noise. Between drum sets, motor cars, action figures, and laser guns, volcanoes have erupted with far less turmoil and pandemonium. And there is always – and I mean always – some type of strange smell floating inside our house. After all, a perfect summer day to a little boy means mud on his face, a scrape on the knee, and chasing frogs in the shade of the front porch. Despite my wife’s hard work to maintain cleanliness, we have quickly discovered that a boy is best described as a noise with dirt on it. My personal space has disappeared, too. What once was a spacious home is now a cluttered minefield of balls, books, cars, trucks, and other assorted plastic dangers. Mom’s broom is no match for Curious George, Elmo, Spider Man, and friends. Boys are God’s way of telling you that your house is too orderly. Making matters worse, though I do my best to professionally represent my constituents, I have a confession to make – I haven’t worn a clean shirt in years. For some reason, particularly when I’m wearing white, my sons imagine me as a two-hundred pound walking paper towel. And yet, with proper perspective, incredible fulfillment is discovered daily amid the complexities and difficulties of raising boys. I’ve learned to enjoy even the challenging moments, because I know life is fleeting. My time with them is short, so I embrace each second. One day, many years from now, when I’m sitting in my empty home alone, strangely quiet and far away from the worries of this hour, the day will come when I will find myself in nostalgic thought, wistfully recalling a much too hurried time — one of clamor, laughter, mud puddles, puppy dogs and innocence. And with my shirt carefully pressed and perfectly clean, I’ll mourn the loss of those days when I think of the touch of my sons and their greasy little hands. Their loving touch of affection while longing for my attention, which should have been my only focus, will always mean more to me than the temporary stains left behind. At the end of this life, it will not be the blemishes on my shirt that mattered most; it will instead be the indelible imprint they’ve left on my heart.

How great is that?  The author is Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS).  A very Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s!   🙂

Tea Party’s McDaniel to Challenge Results of Mississippi GOP Primary

Tea Party’s McDaniel to Challenge Results of Mississippi GOP Primary

This was expected.  And, if there was as much voter fraud, committed largely by black Dems voting ILLEGALLY in the Mississippi state GOP primary, as has been alleged, then Chris McDaniel SHOULD challenge the results.  More to follow..

Black Democrats Tell Thad Cochran: We Own You Now

Black Democrats Tell Thad Cochran: We Own You Now

Ahh..  The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), otherwise known as the Black Democrat Congressional mafia, is at it again…this time putting the muscle on ol’ Sen. Thad Cochran (D-MS) after many black Dems in Mississippi ILLEGALLY voted in the MS state GOP primary.  Imagine that!  Dem voter fraud along racial lines.. Where is AG Eric Holder?  Oh well..  Of course, this story is far from over because Chris McDaniel’s fight isn’t over.  Stay tuned..

Radio ads in Mississippi senate race accused tea party candidate of Ku Klux Klan links and drove black Democrats to vote against him in a REPUBLICAN primary

Radio ads in Mississippi senate race accused tea party candidate of Ku Klux Klan links and drove black Democrats to vote against him in a REPUBLICAN primary

Yep.  THIS is why Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), who is 76 and has been in the U.S. Senate for over 35 years, BARELY beat Chris McDaniel in the recent Mississippi GOP Primary.  Predominantly black Dems ILLEGALLY voted in the GOP primary.  Had it only been Republicans voting in the GOP primary (like its supposed to be), Chris would have beaten Thad decisively.  Another case of Dem voter fraud, which of course won’t be investigated by Dem AG Eric Holder.  Had the parties (AND the races) been reversed, oh boy..  It’d be news EVERYWHERE and AG Holder, Obama, the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and other race hustlers would be ALL over it (along with ALL of the media).  But, this story was in…a British news outlet.  Figures… 

Democrats Put Cochran Over the Top

Democrats Put Cochran Over the Top

While this is technically an Op/Ed piece by John Fund…its 100% true.  And, John doesn’t really even address the fact that its ILLEGAL for Dems to vote in a GOP primary.  But, that’s what happened here.  As we documented earlier, there was a concerted effort by predominantly black Dem registered voters in Mississippi to help Thad win his GOP primary and keep challenger Chris McDaniel at bay.  Had the reverse happened, I’m SURE that AG Eric Holder would use all the resources at the Justice Department to make it some racial, voter fraud thing.  But, the GOP establishment in D.C. got in bed with the MS Dem party to ensure their boy was re-elected.  Totally outrageous!  Shame on Thad, and shame on all of those Dems who knowingly inserted themselves into another party’s primary.    Unfortunately since the federal AG is a Dem, and the AG for Mississippi is a Dem, I doubt anything will be done.  Although, the MS state Secretary of State is a Republican..  So, I guess anything is possible.  And there is now a movement for Chris McDaniel to run as a write-in candidate in the November general election.  Either way, if Thad IS re-elected in Nov., I really hope the good people of Mississippi will hold his feet to the fire with EVERY vote he casts.  Guess we’ll see…