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Mississippi's Black Voters Should Vote for Thad Cochran
Slate ^ | Jamelle Bouie

Posted on 06/20/2014 5:41:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway

If the status quo holds, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran will lose his seat to Chris McDaniel, the upstart Tea Party Republican who pushed the longtime senator into a run-off election. And so, rather than persuade McDaniel's supporters, Team Cochran is trying to change the status quo by appealing to a new class of voters: African Americans. Here's the New York Times with more:

It is a remarkable political science experiment, and it also may be the only path to victory left to Mr. Cochran. But after being narrowly edged out by Mr. McDaniel, 41, in the Republican primary earlier this month, Mr. Cochran, 76, needs to expand the number of voters who will show up for the runoff, which is open to any Mississippi resident who did not vote in the Democratic primary. The winner on Tuesday will face former Representative Travis Childers, a conservative Democrat, in November.

“We’ve got efforts reaching out to black voters in Mississippi who want to vote for Thad because they like what Thad is for,” said Austin Barbour, a Cochran campaign adviser. “Thad Cochran is someone who, even with his conservative message, represents all of Mississippi. He’s not some hostile screamer.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
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1 posted on 06/20/2014 5:41:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I hope McDaniel points out that the old “southern gentleman” is once again trying to use the blacks. Cochran might as well ask them to come back to the plantation because he’s got a job for them.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 5:44:38 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: nickcarraway

They should stay home because it is ILLEGAL for them to vote in the Republican primary if they are RATS!!!! Slate is now violating Mississippi law. The writer of this needs to be arrested


3 posted on 06/20/2014 5:45:12 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: nickcarraway

If Cochran solicits votes from Dems in the primary does that mean conservatives should return the favor by voting for the Dem in the general election?


4 posted on 06/20/2014 5:45:58 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: nickcarraway

Cochran has shown his racist tendencies.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 5:46:02 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: nickcarraway

I really dislike open primaries. There is no reason democRats should select the republican candidate.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 5:46:54 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: nickcarraway

“If you don’t vote for Cochran, you will lose your food stamps, disability, And welfare checks. “. That ought to turn them out.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 5:46:58 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: nickcarraway

Liberal elites know who to manipulate blacks... ya gotta give ‘em that...


8 posted on 06/20/2014 5:47:03 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: nickcarraway
Will Slate and the Ruling Class support Cochran in the general if he wins the run-off? I doubt it.

Cochran is toast, no conservative is going to support him in the general.

9 posted on 06/20/2014 5:48:19 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Viennacon

Are you sure? I thought that anyone who didn’t vote in the Democrat primary could vote in the runoff.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 5:48:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Viennacon

No, it’s an open primary that the GOP loves so much.

/johnny


11 posted on 06/20/2014 5:50:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It is still against the law has been stated for people to vote in a runoff for someone they do not intend to vote for in the general.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/18/Top-Ex-DOJ-Attorney-It-s-Illegal-For-Democrats-To-Vote-In-Mississippi-s-GOP-Primary-Runoff


12 posted on 06/20/2014 5:55:07 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: Viennacon
it is ILLEGAL for them to vote in the Republican primary if they are RATS!!!!

Could you cite the state law that supports your assertion? I should warn you that it will be difficult for you to do since Mississippi does not have party registration and voters are free to vote in whichever primary they choose. What is not permitted is to vote in a Republican Party runoff when you have already voted in the Democrat Party primary.

Besides, why shouldn't they vote for Cochran? He is the Democrat candidate and if reelected will continue to be the Democrat Senator from Mississippi. What is shocking is the number of Republicans who voted for this guy in the Primary and who will vote for him again in the runoff after he and the Democrats have shown his true colors.

13 posted on 06/20/2014 5:56:40 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/18/Top-Ex-DOJ-Attorney-It-s-Illegal-For-Democrats-To-Vote-In-Mississippi-s-GOP-Primary-Runoff


14 posted on 06/20/2014 5:58:26 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: centurion316

MS Code 23-15-575, states: “No person shall be eligible to participate in any primary election unless he intends to support the nominations made in which he participates.”


15 posted on 06/20/2014 6:00:10 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: Viennacon

And they fully intend to support Cochran. He has Slate’s endorsement, what more could a Democrat ask for? He is their candidate and they are just as likely to vote for him in the General as they are to support the sham candidate that the Democrats have put forward. Tuesday’s race is the General Election, in effect. So, why are Republicans going to vote for the Democrat?

What they are doing is perfectly legal. Mississippi might want to consider getting rid of open primaries, they are the refuge of scoundrels, thieves, and the corrupt ruling class.


16 posted on 06/20/2014 6:04:45 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Viennacon

Ah HA! Looking for an Honest DemocRAT! Good luck! ;-)


17 posted on 06/20/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Viennacon

They will need to arrest these Democratic voters that attempt to vote in the runoff.


18 posted on 06/20/2014 6:07:08 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

I prefer the machine gun approach


19 posted on 06/20/2014 6:07:35 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: nickcarraway

Where are these blacks getting IDs from? Blacks don’t have ID’s.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 6:08:07 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Viennacon

LOL I voted for Hillary in the 08 primary as part of Rush’s “Op Chaos”

When the blade is two-edged, we can’t complain.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 6:09:27 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Viennacon

They will need to arrest these Democratic voters that attempt to vote in the runoff.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 6:09:32 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: nickcarraway; WKB; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; ...

MS Ping


23 posted on 06/20/2014 6:09:41 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Motor voter, right?


24 posted on 06/20/2014 6:10:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Viennacon

Are you and J. Christian Adams asserting that a Democrat cannot vote for the Republican in the General Election?

It’s a sham as are all of these straw dogs that surround the rules of open primaries. It’s how corrupt politicians like Cochran have manipulated the system for years. Mississippi is adjacent to Louisiana, after all.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 6:12:18 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: nickcarraway

Hard for me to believe that people who have spent their entire lives voting against Cochran will go out on a hot day in June to vote FOR him..


26 posted on 06/20/2014 6:15:02 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're yelling "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Oliviaforever

Who will arrest them, the Thought Police? If anyone deserves to be arrested, it’s Republicans who vote for Cochran.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 6:15:47 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Cochran is toast, no conservative is going to support him in the general.

But are there enough conservative to overcome liberal Republicans + Democrats?

Worrys me.

28 posted on 06/20/2014 6:19:43 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: centurion316

It’s Voter Fraud.

Identify those who have historically voted in Democratic primaries and have never voted in a GOP primary and arrest them under the law previously cited.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 6:54:03 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever
It’s Voter Fraud.

No, it's not voter fraud just because you want it to be. It's called an open primary and no where on a Mississippi voter registration card is party affiliation indicated. You can vote in any primary that you choose, you just can't vote in the Democrat primary and then vote in the Republican runoff.

You can vote Democrat in one election and Republican the next, and then vote Libertarian. It's America, we can vote any way we want. That's why only fools and corrupt politicians favor open primaries. In open primaries, your political opponents can select your candidate and there is nothing that you can do about it.

30 posted on 06/20/2014 7:05:18 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: rhinohunter
Hard for me to believe that people who have spent their entire lives voting against Cochran will go out on a hot day in June to vote FOR him..

I think that you are right about that, especially someone who was not motivated enough to vote in the Primary. You also have to wonder why Democrats would come out to help the guy that they claim they will have the hardest time beating in November. It's an act of desperation by the Cochran camp and I don't see the Democrats doing anything about it.

31 posted on 06/20/2014 7:09:29 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: GOPJ

> Liberal elites know who to manipulate blacks... ya gotta give ‘em that...

Sure thye do. By giving them freebies that you sweat and work for.


32 posted on 06/20/2014 7:17:22 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: nickcarraway

She should be careful what she wishes for, Blacks may start to like voting Republican (and get used to the idea) then what a hard leftist going to do??


33 posted on 06/20/2014 7:30:09 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Oliviaforever

It’s not fraud however much unfair the system is. Repubs. in MS (and everywhere) should work to change that and close all primaries to ONLY Republicans.


34 posted on 06/20/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Viennacon
It's an unenforceable law. Better to have closed primaries, but the GOP-E won't stand for that.

/johnny

35 posted on 06/20/2014 7:36:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nascarnation
LOL I voted for Hillary in the 08 primary as part of Rush’s “Op Chaos” When the blade is two-edged, we can’t complain.

Actually, we CAN "complain." I don't know about Indiana, but here in Mississippi, it is ILLEGAL to vote in a primary against the party you turn around and vote for in the general. Just sayin'...

36 posted on 06/20/2014 8:40:44 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: nickcarraway

Thad Cochran is in full panic mode!!! Best defense for Chris McDaniel is an excellent offense....which means every registered Mississippi voter of any stripe must get out and vote for Chris McDaniel on next Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in the US Senate run-off election.

IMHO....I think that only a small number of African-Americans will turn out and vote for Thad Cochran. Obama, the CBC and the NAACP have not been their savior. Far from it!!! They are worse off economically, education and opportunity wise then they ever were!!! Obama is really not one of them...his heart & soul lie with the Muslim Brotherhood across the Middle East!!! I think that Obama and his Obamabots have set African-Americans back to the dark days of economic slavery on the “Obama Plantation”!!!

So.....All Voters in MS, turn out and vote for Chris McDaniel next Tuesday, JUne 24, 2014!!!! DO IT!!!


37 posted on 06/20/2014 10:58:43 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: nickcarraway; AuH2ORepublican; yongin; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Viennacon; Sun; Clintonfatigued
If the status quo holds, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran will lose his seat to Chris McDaniel

I just read a lying article that says "polls show Cockroach has the momentum."

This blatant play for democrat votes is disgusting and unacceptable. Republicans that do this need to be smacked down hard. This includes Cochran, the RINO running against Tom McClintock in Cali's stupid system, and will include RINO Congressman Richard Hanna of NY if he loses his GOP primary (he's on the ballot anyway as the Independence party nominee and there's no democrat in the race).

Cochran has become the defacto democrat co-nominee. What do you wanna bet he fails to endorse McDaniel after being handed his ass? You should have retired and kept your dignity, Thad.

Mississipi needs to change the law so this nonsense can't happen again, registered Republicans only!!!

38 posted on 06/20/2014 11:31:12 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

People need to ignore the polls and just go out and vote for their candidate. Wasn’t Brat way behind in the polls before his landslide victory?

I really like McClintock and have been following him a long time.


39 posted on 06/20/2014 11:39:01 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun; AuH2ORepublican

Well McClintock faces a fellow Republican in November, Art Moor,e who’s campaign is being run by a former Ah-nold toadie. He’s attacking McClintock as a “Washington Insider”.

McClintock won a clear majority in the primary over Moore and an independent (no dem ran) but Moore could possibly win by getting all of the rat vote and peeling off just enough Republicans.


40 posted on 06/20/2014 11:44:36 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Viennacon
They should stay home because it is ILLEGAL for them to vote in the Republican primary if they are RATS!!!! Slate is now violating Mississippi law. The writer of this needs to be arrested

It's only illegal if they voted in the Democrat primary. Chances are, most of them didn't bother, and are thus eligible to show up and vote in the Republican runoff. (Obvious flaw in the law: you shouldn't be able to vote in the runoff unless you voted in the primary that caused the runoff!)

The best hope is the sheeple who forgot to vote in the primary also forget to read Slate.

41 posted on 06/20/2014 11:49:02 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Sun

Cantor’s internal polling had him WAY ahead.

Less biased polls accurately showed the race rapidly closing though I don’t think Brat led in any, it all happened so fast.


42 posted on 06/21/2014 12:05:13 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: nickcarraway

Since Republican Thad Cochran is soliciting Obamabot, Democrat, African-American votes in his primary run-off with Chris McDaniel.....Cochran now becomes the defacto Obamabot, Democrat, African-American candidate!!! I would strongly suggest that every single Republican in the state of Mississippi turnout on the run-off date of next Tuesday, June 24, 2014 and cast all their ballots for the “only” lefimate Republican in the run-off....Chris McDaniel!!! DO IT!!!

Thad Cochran should not get one Republican or Independent vote!!! Any Republican/Independent that votes for Thad Cochran is throwing away their vote, and is supporting Barack Hussein Obama.....the hater & destroyer of our American Republic!!!


43 posted on 06/21/2014 12:47:12 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Impy

I read read that Chamber of Commerce spent $50 million for amnesty....against McDaniel, and I don’t know who else.

Mark Levin warned us about the Chamber of Commerce.


44 posted on 06/21/2014 12:55:57 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Impy

“Cantor’s internal polling had him WAY ahead.”

Everyone, who would stay home on a rainy day, or because they’re tired, or whatever excuse they have, because their guy won’t win, should keep this in mind.


45 posted on 06/21/2014 1:01:29 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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The GOP Establishment couldn’t demonstrate its alignment with the Left any better than what we’re seeing here. Its methods for political survival are increasingly ugly and desperate.


46 posted on 06/21/2014 1:12:16 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: FatherofFive

The original intent was increase party rolls but it obviously favors the incumbent or best funded

At least MS has a runoff....TN is open with no runoff

Heavily favors GOPe


47 posted on 06/21/2014 7:42:41 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: nickcarraway
If Cochran wins Tuesday, I must ask my Mississippi friends;
Who will you vote for in November? If I still lived in Mississippi and Cochran was the Republican nominee, I would have to vote for Travis Childers. Heck, he is conservative and lives in Mississippi. That is more than you can say for Cochran.
48 posted on 06/21/2014 7:45:17 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: jsanders2001
Liberal elites know HOW to manipulate blacks... ya gotta give ‘em that...

(Sure thye do. By giving them freebies that you sweat and work for.)

AND by allowing corruption in the black community and passing out lots of 'walking around' money... Dysfunctional - criminal - degrading... but effective. White liberal elites know how to milk blacks for all they're worth.

49 posted on 06/21/2014 8:00:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: rhinohunter

Oh, no, Cochran has not had a MAJOR opponent since 1984, when he beat former Governor William Winter.


50 posted on 06/21/2014 9:04:48 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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