Skip to comments.CHRIS CHOCOLA: Thad Cochran has a liberal record in the U.S. Senate
Posted on 03/19/2014 5:33:47 AM PDT by cotton1706
My group, the Club for Growth PAC, is supporting state Sen. Chris McDaniel over incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. Sen. Cochran has done some good things for Mississippi, but he's been in Washington for 42 years and is part of the reason why we have $17 trillion in debt. To put 42 years in perspective, Thad Cochran has been in Washington nearly the entire time that Chris McDaniel has been alive, and now Cochran's asking for a seventh six-year term. Why would his seventh term be any different from the last six?
There isn't any evidence that returning Thad Cochran to the Senate will impact the direction our county is heading under President Barack Obama. In fact, when Obama was running for president, Sen. Cochran predicted Obama would do an "excellent job" as president. Sen. Cochran was wrong about that, just as he was wrong to back incumbent President Gerald Ford instead of Ronald Reagan in 1976. Yes, Sen. Cochran was really for Ford instead of Reagan. (He wasn't for Reagan in the 1980 primaries either.) He's been in Washington that long.
Sen. Cochran has a liberal voting record. That's a fact. Even the staunchest defenders of Cochran will never deny that Cochran has voted for the following things:
p He voted to create the Department of Education under Jimmy Carter in the 1970s.
p He voted for the 1990 income tax increase under President George H.W. Bush that broke Bush's famous "read my lips, no new taxes" promise.
p He voted to fund ObamaCare and to raise the debt ceiling -- he's actually voted to raise the debt ceiling 20 times.
All of those are facts. Period. They are not in dispute.
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The GOPe has got to go. Period!