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The Secret to Thad Cochran´s
Win: Black Voters

The Atlantic, by Josh Kraushaar

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Posted By:MissMolly, 6/25/2014 3:12:46 PM

Senator Thad Cochran´s narrow victory over Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi Senate runoff deprives Democrats of their argument that Republicans are beholden to the Tea Party wing of their party. But it offers them some optimism that African-American voters will show up in healthy numbers for the midterm elections, given that they made the difference in a Republican runoff in a deeply conservative state. There was clear evidence that Cochran´s attempt to boost Democratic African-American turnout paid off in a big way. In Jackson´s Hinds County, where two-thirds of the population is black, Cochran won 73 percent of the

Cochran always courts the Mississippi black vote. This year was no exception. They are his constituents. I´m not sure why critics are unhappy about that. A Dem crossover vote is a whole different matter, however.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 6/25/2014 3:31:13 PM     (No. 9899591)

Reportedly, McDaniel isn´t going away quietly. If these (ahem) black republicans also voted in the democrat primary, that may be a violation of Miss. voting laws.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: scottc, 6/25/2014 3:31:52 PM     (No. 9899592)

The secret to Thad Cochran´s win was playing the race card. Despicable!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: trapper, 6/25/2014 3:33:53 PM     (No. 9899595)

The issue isn´t the color of the voters, the issue is spreading around "walking around money" to buy their votes. That is not winning an election. That´s buying it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/25/2014 3:47:05 PM     (No. 9899614)

OK, I´ll say it. In America, we have a sub-culture that is ignorant (Lack of knowledge) and voted for Cochran yesterday without even knowing they voted for a Republican.
Uninformed, incapable of independent thought, they do as they are told, so afraid that they might lose their welfare Obamaphones, food stamps and section 8 housing. Add to that the false threat of being denied the vote (in order to keep the free stuff coming).
Too dumb to know that yesterday was the Republican primary..how many voted in the democrat primary, thus violating the law by voting twice?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chicodon, 6/25/2014 3:56:17 PM     (No. 9899624)


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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/25/2014 3:57:19 PM     (No. 9899626)

The Secret to Thad Cochran´s Win: The Moral Bankruptcy of the GOP.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 6/25/2014 4:09:19 PM     (No. 9899644)

Progressives are progressives, statists are statists, no matter what ´´side of the aisle´´ they´re on.... they all want the same thing: More for themselves and the authority to tell us what to do with OUR own.

Obama declared war on the citizens of the United States and either (1) the Republicans don´t get that, or (2) they get it and agree.

Either way, those of us who believe in Constitutional principles, self-reliance, freedom and liberty.... we´re screwed.
Unless..... unless something serious and drastic and seriously drastic happens to reclaim the Republic.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 6/25/2014 4:40:18 PM     (No. 9899668)

Without exception, every Mississippi conservative that I talked to today, said that their senate vote is going to the democrat. It looks like Cochran stepped in it with his campaign tactics.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: periwinkel, 6/25/2014 4:42:58 PM     (No. 9899671)

Too bad the Republican Establishment couldn´t put this money and effort into the campaign of Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia when he was running against a Democrat...a really corrupt one at that.

No, no, these guys are propping up a clearly doddering old man who didn´t remnember the Senate engages in debate every day.

What day is it Thad? "It´s the day we send more money to Mississippi and skim some off for ourselves!" Wonderful candidate.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Desert Fox, 6/25/2014 4:53:23 PM     (No. 9899684)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Desert Fox, 6/25/2014 5:02:37 PM     (No. 9899692)

The underhanded tactics of the GOPe were on display in the Mississippi runoff primary yesterday for all to see. With Crystal clarity they proved that they are more aligned with their Ideological soul mates in the DemocRat Party than the core GOP voter base. Also just like the DemocRats, the GOPe feign ignorance while claiming innocence in their underhanded tactics to preserve a Go Along to Get Along gang leader. Be guaranteed the standard Modus Operandi excuses will be trotted out nationally and here by the resident GOPe Parrots. That being Cochran is better for the country than a DemocRat and that a no vote is a for vote to the DemocRat. Cochran and the GOPe´s tactics proved differently yesterday. To them I say, NUTS!!!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 6/25/2014 5:03:39 PM     (No. 9899695)

Cochran will resign and the governor will appoint Barbour to replace him.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/25/2014 5:08:52 PM     (No. 9899704)

#11 You are right. DC (McConnell, McCain and other) elites inserted themselves into the Mississippi campaign. They will do this again and again and again.

We need to throw down the gauntlet and whatever the cost, extinguish the ruling classes´ hold on the GOP. If it means we lose the Senate, then we lose the Senate.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/25/2014 5:11:41 PM     (No. 9899707)

Better to lose the Senate than our soul.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/25/2014 5:45:10 PM     (No. 9899731)

Cochran paid for every black vote he got in some way. The establishment republicans spent a bunch of money on this, and made a lot of promises. So you bet those votes were bought.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: killerbee, 6/25/2014 7:02:04 PM     (No. 9899793)

OP: please. This article is typical msm cover for the fact he courted the democrat vote and focused on the black sector because he and his supporters could smear McDaniel voters with absolutely no evidence.

They want to make it about the black voters so they can say McDaniel truly is the candidate of racists, but it was about the Esties courting -- paying for? -- the dem vote plain and simple. It was ugly and, in fact, might have been illegal.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Daisymay, 6/25/2014 7:09:33 PM     (No. 9899800)

When will Republicans wise up and CLOSE their Primaries? It should be nation wide. The RNC should demand it of every state. Jeesh!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ida lil, 6/25/2014 7:18:37 PM     (No. 9899810)

How do we rate the ugly move by McDaniel to attempt a failed smear that led to invading the care facility of Cochran´s wife. All to pursue an expose to claim Cochran was having an affair. Shouldn´t she be off limits after 15 years in care for Als.
Some of McDaniel´s reckless messages show the vote could have prevented another Tea party loss via stupid gaffs.
Of course faction hate must not allow some middle ground tolerance.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Desert Fox, 6/25/2014 8:09:42 PM     (No. 9899877)

So the GOPe parrots are out and about squawking the already discredited smears of McDaniel´s campaign being anyway associated with the two bloggers arrested. Just like their Ideological soul mates in the DemocRat Party, Facts and Truth does not matter, only the severity of the accusations matter to them. The GOPe like the DemocRats are sworn enemies of the Republic. Neither believe in Intellectual Honesty or Moral Principle. Serving the Big Government Monster is all that counts.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 6/25/2014 8:41:36 PM     (No. 9899898)

Panama looks better and better

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