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Cochran Accidentally Calls Obamacare 'Important Effort of the Federal Government'
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 31, 2014 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/31/2014 1:01:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

BILOXI, Mississippi — When Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) goes on the record with reporters, it always seems to bring a surprise or two.

This time, in an interview with veteran Washington Post reporter Dan Balz at a campaign stop, Cochran accidentally called Obamacare “an example of an important effort by the federal government to help make health care available, accessible and affordable.”

“I’m glad to be involved in that effort,” Cochran added. According to Balz, Cochran was asked how he evaluated the state of play over the health care law. But afterward, a Cochran adviser phoned Balz to claim it was a mixup.

“A short time later, a Cochran adviser called to say there was disagreement aboard Cochran’s bus about whether the health question had been about Obamacare or the problems at the Veterans Administration," Balz wrote. "He said Cochran was among those on the bus who thought the question was about the VA."

Cochran, Balz noted, hadn't mentioned Obamacare at his previous campaign stop, but after Balz asked about it, he told an audience at his Hattiesburg campaign office that he does oppose the law because Obama's proposals aren't “politically acceptable.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Mississippi; Campaign News; Issues; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; cochran; gopestablishment; mississippi; obamacare; rino; zerocare

1 posted on 05/31/2014 1:01:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get him!


2 posted on 05/31/2014 1:04:00 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, technically true. “Important effort of the federal government” and “good for the country” are not necessarily the same thing.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 1:04:10 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t be “accidental” when he’s been censured already over food stamps in the farm bill among other big-government moves.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 1:04:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
to help make health care available, accessible and affordable.”

Those words almost mirror Obama's Obamacare campaign BS.....they wouldn't apply to the VA. Cochran's FOS and pulling a Hillary.

5 posted on 05/31/2014 1:08:51 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When you make them defend themselves sometimes the truth comes out.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 1:29:22 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not an accident. He’s going for crossover dim vote in the primary:

http://www.kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2014/05/ad-seeks-democratic-votes-for.html

“Desperate or smart? That ‘tis the question as an ad in the Mississippi Link asked “democrats to cross over and vote in the republican primary to ensure our community’s interest is heard.” Republicans asking Democrats to vote in a Republican primary? Interesting.”

Click the link for the ad in question. Also, scroll to page 5 of the magazine in question for the original ad:

http://themississippilink.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/May-29-2014.pdf


7 posted on 05/31/2014 1:34:41 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve recieved TWO robo calls on this old fossil’s behalf today.

I’ve slammed down my phone on both in the called’ first mid sentence.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 1:35:07 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Ping list ping.

See my post above. He’s going for the dim crossover vote.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 1:35:42 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

I despise him.

Two robo calls for him today.

I’ve slammed down my phone on both, before the caller has completed “its” first sentence.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 1:36:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Nah, leave the line open. They probably have a limit of how many they can do at one time. The more lines open the fewer people they can get to.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 1:38:01 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

LOL.
I just *can’t*.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 1:40:59 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even the moles are getting confused.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 2:03:35 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: onyx
You are too classy Onyx. I say some things that would turn the air blue since they are robo calls. Now if the Thad supporter is a female live one, I do the same and pull a Hannibal Lechter quote that makes me sound crazier than the March Hare. Have some fun with them.
14 posted on 05/31/2014 2:05:58 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Black Agnes

Wow, thanks Agnes, good work finding this stuff.

For what it’s worth, I think you have hit the nail right on the head — don’t think it will be even close on Tueday.

Cochran 57%
McDaniels 42%

But, of course, I don’t get to the old country as much nowadays, maybe it will be different this time..


15 posted on 05/31/2014 2:17:07 PM PDT by CharleysPride (aut numquid tute es legere me translate)
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To: Black Agnes

Open primary?


16 posted on 05/31/2014 2:19:17 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bama RINO.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 2:22:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: All

Now might be a good time to spread the word that Obama is coming down to campaign for Cochran.....ROTFLMCO.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 2:25:36 PM PDT by Liz
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To: who knows what evil?

Yup. The GOPe wouldn’t have it any other way. This is why they don’t want closed primaries. So their real constituents, the dims, can vote against anyone that challenges the GOPe incumbants.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 2:28:10 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: vetvetdoug

No no no no no :)

If it’s a live campaign worker, pretend to be undecided. Make them spend 15 or 20 minutes of their time (and phone resources) trying to convince you.

The more time they waste with you, the less time they have for anyone else.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 2:29:17 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The 76 year old Cochran sounds as confused as Pete Stark did when he was ousted from the House two years ago.

-PJ

21 posted on 05/31/2014 2:33:07 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Black Agnes

Bingo...they pull that BS up here in Vermont and Red Hampshire...Demorats actually organize to crossover and vote for the weakest candidate in the GOP field...that is why you got McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012. NH has that early open primary for a reason.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 2:33:26 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: CharleysPride
don’t think it will be even close on Tuesday.

Cochran 57%
McDaniels 42%

BUT see this:

Poll: Sen. Cochran Has Small Lead Over Tea Partier

"Cochran leading McDaniel 45 percent to 40 percent with 15 percent still undecided."

23 posted on 05/31/2014 2:34:34 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Thad is either...

1) Senile

2) That it is true

3)Both

Any way you look at it, Thad needs to GO...so

Go Thad Go...

In this case, go Home, Thad!!!

24 posted on 05/31/2014 2:39:40 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Why didn’t Breitbart leave the word “Accidentally” out of the title of the article?


25 posted on 05/31/2014 3:30:46 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: RichInOC

Well, technically true. “Important effort of the federal government” and “good for the country” are not necessarily the same thing
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Shhhhhh. Hush!


26 posted on 05/31/2014 3:32:06 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Viennacon; All
There he goes again. Does anybody know if Chris McDaniel is taking advantage of all these gaffes Thad is making recently? What he said this time is almost a damning as the news about the DUI Arrest of George W. that came out the weekend before the Election in 2000. If you read what Thad said in response to the question, you KNOW he did not think he was talking about the VA.
COME ON CHRIS..... JUMP ON THIS! IF IT WAS YOU WHO SAID THAT IT WOULD BE ALL OVER THE AIRWAYS BY NOW.
27 posted on 05/31/2014 3:40:03 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: CharleysPride

For what it’s worth, I think you have hit the nail right on the head — don’t think it will be even close on Tueday.

Cochran 57%
McDaniels 42%
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Thanks for the encouraging news right here before the Election. Why didn’t you post the numbers from TPM (Talking Points Memo) that Show Chris Leading Thad Cockroach by 2 percentage points and 7.9 percent undecided? Political reality is that 80% of Undecideds always break for the Challenger. Why couldn’t you print that? Why couldn’t you print some good news? Please watch TV until the Election is over and stay off the computer.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 4:15:05 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker

CharleysPride - member since yesterday.


29 posted on 05/31/2014 4:56:40 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Accidentally? This is a man, allegedly involved in politics, who admitted he has never hear of the Tea Party. The guy just votes how his handlers tell him. There are people in comas who are more politically involved them him.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 5:17:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“The guy just votes how his handlers tell him. There are people in comas who are more politically involved them him.”

I heard him talk on agriculture. He knows his ag issues inside and out and is very lucid and articulate on ag.

Is he stupid on other issues, maybe, but not on ag.


31 posted on 05/31/2014 7:21:56 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

is he getting senile?


32 posted on 05/31/2014 10:26:01 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Senility setting in? Thad hasn’t sounded too good when he adds his “I approved this ad” comment on TV and radio. I also notice that there are only still shots of him vs. showing current movements.


33 posted on 06/01/2014 2:58:15 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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