Skip to comments.Cochran Accidentally Calls Obamacare 'Important Effort of the Federal Government'
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.
Im 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 Cochrans 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 ...
Well, technically true. “Important effort of the federal government” and “good for the country” are not necessarily the same thing.
Can’t be “accidental” when he’s been censured already over food stamps in the farm bill among other big-government moves.
Those words almost mirror Obama's Obamacare campaign BS.....they wouldn't apply to the VA. Cochran's FOS and pulling a Hillary.
When you make them defend themselves sometimes the truth comes out.
Not an accident. He’s going for crossover dim vote in the primary:
“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:
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.
Ping list ping.
See my post above. He’s going for the dim crossover vote.
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.
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.
I just *can’t*.
Even the moles are getting confused.
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.
But, of course, I don’t get to the old country as much nowadays, maybe it will be different this time..
Now might be a good time to spread the word that Obama is coming down to campaign for Cochran.....ROTFLMCO.
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.
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.
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.
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."
2) That it is true
Any way you look at it, Thad needs to GO...so
Go Thad Go...
In this case, go Home, Thad!!!
Why didn’t Breitbart leave the word “Accidentally” out of the title of the article?
Well, technically true. Important effort of the federal government and good for the country are not necessarily the same thing
For what its worth, I think you have hit the nail right on the head dont think it will be even close on Tueday.
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.
CharleysPride - member since yesterday.
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.
“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.
is he getting senile?
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.
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