Skip to comments.Thad Cochran: 'I Used To Be A Democrat'
Posted on 06/19/2014 2:45:21 PM PDT by cotton1706
JACKSON, Mississippi When Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) was pressed by a local reporter on why he thinks Democrats should cross over to vote for him in the GOP primary runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel, Cochran said its because he originally was one of them.
Scott Simmons, an anchor for WAPT in Jackson, Miss., tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that, when he asked Cochran why hes courting Democrats to vote for him, Cochran said: I used to be a Democrat.
Simmons also paraphrased Cochran as suggesting, Why not? when asked why Democrats should vote for him.
Cochran has been a Republican since at least 1968, when he led Richard Nixons presidential campaign efforts in Mississippithough he did grow up as a Democrat. Born in 1937, Cochran didnt leave the Democratic Party for the GOP until the mid-to-late 1960s.
When Cochran was growing up, however, the GOP was virtually non-existent in the state. With the exception of what seemed like an abnormalityRepublican Prentiss Walkers election to Mississippis fourth congressional district seat for one term in the mid-1960sno Republican had represented Mississippi in the U.S. Congress since the mid-1800s. That was, until Thad Cochran and Trent Lott, both in 1972, were elected to the U.S. HouseCochran from the fourth congressional district and Lott from the fifth.
In video of the segment posted by the National Reviewin which Simmons said he asked Cochran about the allegations from the state Democratic Party chairman that Cochrans allies are paying Democrats to vote for Cochranhe said, I dont know anything about that.
I havent heard that, Cochran said. I dont know who youre talking about.
During a Wednesday interview on radio host Laura Ingrahams nationally syndicated program, Democratic Party chairman Rickey Cole doubled down on the allegations. Ingraham called them Cochrans shenanigans.
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But when you're down and are trying desperately to hold on to power, any excuse will be made.
What does he mean use to be?
"...and I switched when I found I could become a Republican and keep my big spending, big government ways."
Oh stop complaining. Didn’t you get the memo? Now go vote for him no matter what or the RIMO wing will call you bad names. You get a free indecent hour with farm animals besides.
I have known Scotty since I was a little girl. Not that he would remember me. His mom would.
Well that explains a lot...
“Let Thad Cochran do for you what he did for his girlfriend and his farm animals. (Occasionally at the same time.)”
How is not obvious to everyone that its time to put Cochran out to pasture?? He represents everything that is wrong with the GOP. His main campaign themes are: (1) “I’m the King of Pork and can bring a lot of money to the state”; (2) I used to be a Democrat and am moderate; and (3) throw mud at his opponent. Plus, he’s completely out of touch and probably a little senile based on some of his comments. Its time for him to go.
What a chock.
Well tie me to the side of a pig and roll me in the mud! Who’d a thunk it!
Another piece to the puzzle
ALL the RACIST southern people were DEMOCRATS....THEN AND NOW!!!