June 27th, 2014
12:46 PM ET
6 months ago

Tea party leader in Mississippi controversy dies

(CNN) - Mississippi tea party leader and attorney Mark Mayfield has died, according to his attorney, Merrida Coxwell.

Mayfield was one of the three men charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's wife in her nursing home and create a political video against the six-term Republican senator.

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soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    Fair is Fair
    Kinda knew the compassionate dems would chime in..
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    Hey Fair, this guy got off of easy. Those Christie cronies however, Baroni, Kelly, Sampson & Stepian are going to be sleeping with the fishes. lol

    June 27, 2014 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. rs

    Fair is Fair

    Kinda knew the compassionate dems would chime in...
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    By all means Fair, say something nice and appropriate about this man. Beyond it being a tragedy I doubt there is much more to say. The guy was a lost cause, on a lost cause, and likely lost himself. The posts here are still better than what the Right peddles daily on the President.

    June 27, 2014 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  3. Tampa Tim

    Fair – What goes around comes around.

    June 27, 2014 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  4. What evs

    Just confirms that "most" liberals are just plain miserable folks on the inside.

    June 27, 2014 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    And tom, your strained interpretation of the recess appointment case shows you haven't read it. The SCOTUS drew from historical precedent to fashion new bright-line rules that cleared up an ambiguity that still existed and then determined that Obama's recess appointment fell outside the new, clearer rules. trying to paint is as a deliberate, knowing, despotic overreach and scoffing at the Constitution is a mischaracterization. He did what others have done in a situation where there was no clear rule and only after fashioning of that rule was it found to exceed POTUS authority. Moreover, as much as the GOP/Teatrolls want to gloat, the decision also introduced a beautiful new caveat to the Senate being write its own rules to hold pro forma sessions willy-nilly as a means of rewriting the Constitution to not include a Recess Appointment Clause. They have to be able to conduct business during the pro forma session and if they can't, then it will be considered a sham and will trigger the recess appointment power. The fact is, this is where it's heading: The Senate cannot be imbued with the power to write its own rules in such a manner as to be able to write the Recess Appointment Clause out of the Constitution. It's there. It exists. And that can mean only one thing: the founding fathers intended the Senate to be subject to it, which means the Senate's power to avoid it must be limited in some fashion.

    June 27, 2014 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. smith1

    condolences to the family. It was not the presidents fault though

    June 27, 2014 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  7. Malory Archer

    tom l
    Comments on this board just proves that Sniffit was incorrect that only repubs make nasty and disgusting comments. Wow, pretty shameful. Dude killed himself and the left here (except Sniffit) are dancing on his grave.

    June 27, 2014 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
    just saying
    ahhhh.... the leftist liberal hatred and bile runneth over. no care in the world about killing babies so why should we expect better here?

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    Right, because the reds are nothing but sweetness and light when a something happens to a dem. Hypocrites.

    June 27, 2014 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  8. Climate Scam

    Never heard of him.

    June 27, 2014 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    'You've got a problem with Sniffit, take it to Sniffit. Stop crabbing at me for what Sniffit does. "

    Yeah, come at me brosef! Sniveling whiner.

    June 27, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. Malory Archer

    Fair is Fair
    Kinda knew the compassionate dems would chime in...

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Right, because the reds are nothing but sweetness and light when a something happens to a dem. Hypocrite.

    June 27, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  11. Fair is Fair

    rs

    Fair is Fair

    Kinda knew the compassionate dems would chime in...
    ____________________________
    By all means Fair, say something nice and appropriate about this man. Beyond it being a tragedy I doubt there is much more to say. The guy was a lost cause, on a lost cause, and likely lost himself. The posts here are still better than what the Right peddles daily on the President.
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    Nope... I got nothing nice to say about the man. So I said nothing about him at all. Your fellow liberals would do well by themselves to do likewise.

    June 27, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  12. Malory Archer

    What evs
    Just confirms that "most" liberals are just plain miserable folks on the inside.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Right, because the reds are nothing but sweetness and light when a something happens to a dem, regardless of the fact it's not at their own hand as it is in this guy's case. Hypocritical much?

    June 27, 2014 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  13. blome republiklans blome

    Freedom of choice is what this country was founded on. Sometimes you make good choices sometimes you make bad choices like abortion and suicide, but at least you have a choice, too bad Mayfield made a bad one in one way, but a good one for the U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A.

    June 27, 2014 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  14. rs

    just saying

    ahhhh.... the leftist liberal hatred and bile runneth over. no care in the world about killing babies so why should we expect better here?
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    By all means JS- tell us of the wonders of this man and his dirty tricks- abusing the elderly. You're obviously down with that too, right? Do you think this man is deserving of praise?

    June 27, 2014 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Your fellow liberals would do well by themselves to do likewise."

    Gotta agree there. Dude's wife was home in the house when he took his own life with a large caliber revolver in the garage, and she's the one who had to call the police about it. Let it be, guys...geesh.

    June 27, 2014 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  16. drake mallard

    The Tea Party and other extremists are destroying the GOP, and
    permanently stripping it of any credibility in the minds of thinking
    people. In 10 years time, provided they don't get us all killed, we'll
    be wondering how anyone could ever buy such a bill of spoiled goods.

    June 27, 2014 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  17. tom l

    "Comments on this board just proves that Sniffit was incorrect that only repubs make nasty and disgusting comments.

    I have, quite literally, (a) never said any such thing EVER and (b) consistently corrected my fellow liberals when they do it. And yeah, now is one of those times. Cut it out guys.
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    Clearly you don't recall the interaction with you and Wake Up! where she made a comment about "if you don't have anything nice to say" and then said something along the lines that only repubs do it. I wish I could find it but it was 2 weeks ago...

    June 27, 2014 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. Chris..E.al

    Anthony Weiner 2016 ra ra ra

    June 27, 2014 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    "Nope... I got nothing nice to say about the man. So I said nothing about him at all. Your fellow liberals would do well by themselves to do likewise."

    [co-sign]

    June 27, 2014 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. tom l

    Nope... I got nothing nice to say about the man. So I said nothing about him at all. Your fellow liberals would do well by themselves to do likewise.
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    Agreed.

    June 27, 2014 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  21. Chris..E.al

    Dem dang dong dems and that hopey changey foolishness . Their daddy wasted that load .

    June 27, 2014 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
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