Skip to comments.Why Thad Cochran is Unfit to Serve
Posted on 06/01/2014 4:58:01 AM PDT by cotton1706
As the Mississippi primary ticks down to its closing hours, Senator Thad Cochran finally came out of his witness protection program to give an interview with the Washington Post. But in that interview, he clearly shows why he is unfit to represent Republicans in the state of Mississippi:
During his campaign stop at the hospital, Cochran had not mentioned the Affordable Care Act, a flash point for Republicans in this campaign year. In his brief interview after that event, he was asked about the law how he evaluated the state of play over it and what he would do about it in another term.
I think we need to monitor any federal programs that provide services and assistance to people who need help, and this is an example of an important effort by the federal government to help make health care available, accessible and affordable, he said. We have probably one of the best health-care systems in the country, in the world, and well need to continue to work to make sure it meets the expectations and needs of the American people. Im glad to be involved in that effort.
A short time later, a Cochran adviser called to say there was disagreement aboard Cochrans bus about whether the question had been about Obamacare or the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He said Cochran was among those on the bus who thought the question was about VA.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
No wonder Cochran supporters are now soliciting Democrats to vote for him in the primary!
Whether the story coming out of the Cochran campaign is true or not is irrelevant. This episode proves one of two things about Cochran both of which are true. He is either a full-throated supporter of big government or he is not lucid enough to engage in political discourse and serve another term in the Senate. This interview, along with one he did with a local reporter in which he called himself nasty, paints a clear picture of someone who is no longer coherent.
Here is another portion of the Post interview that caught my attention:
Cochran said he is running because others encouraged him to seek another term. I thought it was time for me to retire, he said. I thought Id served long enough.. . . But people were saying, what are we going to do without you?
The back story behind Cochrans run for reelection is a perfect example of how tragically corrupt our system has become. This is a man who clearly does not share our partys principles and is undoubtedly not in position to serve another term. He should have been allowed to retire with dignity. Yet, the political class could not allow someone like Chris McDaniel to win an open seat.
It was clear to all of us that Cochran did not intend to run again. He was not raising money and he was long overdo for retirement. But once Chris McDaniel got into the race, people like Haley Barbour felt that their entire career of pay-for-play would be threatened by the conservative insurgency. The spigot would be shut off. Its hard to prove this beyond a shadow of a doubt, but Barbour and the local barons probably put him up to running for reelection, creating a dynamic which, in their minds, would ensure certain defeat for McDaniel. Then theyd have Cochran resign within a year and appoint another empty suit that would do the bidding of K Street. This is the first time Cochran himself has vouched for this rumor, as he noted that he planned to retire, but was encouraged by people to run.
Indeed what would people like Haley Barbour do without Cochran in power? How could they operate with someone like McDaniel in his place.
Theres only one way we will ever prove this conjecture, but hopefully we will not have to find out.
Along with having perfected the art of telling fibs when it suits, I believe he is suffering from old age and they are doing their best to hide it from the voters.
You might enjoy this. http://www.harperpolling.com/polls/mississippi-republican-primary-poll-cochran-leads-by-23-
His campaign hides him from the media, he’s scared to debate. Yea, Thad needs to go.
Here’s my question: Why the need to hang on to power? The Senator has a great retirement plan, and I’m sure his close aide would be included in that too. So, why the need to cling to office? What’s the deal here?
That link didn’t lead anywhere.
Oh, I saw that yesterday. But there’s an opposing poll that shows McDaniel with a small lead. I posted both stories. We’ll find out which is true on Tuesday!
It has nothing to do with a salary. It has everything to do with corruption and graft. All one needs to do is look to Harry Reid as a prime example.
“Heres my question: Why the need to hang on to power? The Senator has a great retirement plan, and Im sure his close aide would be included in that too. So, why the need to cling to office? Whats the deal here?”
I’ll give you the deal, because they want to prevent any more conservatives from getting into the US Senate. So the plan is to get Cochran reelected, then he’ll retire early and the governor will appoint another Establishment Stooge.
They don’t like THE PEOPLE choosing who their senator will be. They want to appoint who the people will have to choose from so there’s the illusion of democracy. But in reality, they want people who they can control in office.
Harper Polling founder appears to be a typical GOP-E...
“Prior to founding Harper Polling in 2012, Brock spent four years at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) where served as both a senior campaign strategist and Polling Director.”
See my Post#10 - Harper Polling has a likely GOP-E bias.
Hope McDaniel wins in a rout!
Goodness, I could make a whole list of better replies than this, including:
I don’t know why the link didn’t work, but It didn’t.
C’mon conservatives. We are counting on you to get rid of Thad!