Skip to comments.Bennie Thompson Explains How Thad Cochran Can Reward Black Voters
Posted on 06/25/2014 5:33:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
Senator Thad Cochran (R., Miss.) needs to reward the black voters who crossed party lines to support him in his runoff against tea party challenger Chris McDaniel by backing some concrete policy initiatives, according the the states only member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
We have historically black colleges in our state who do the best job they can trying to educate our citizens, Representative Bennie G. Thompson told National Review Online during a Wednesday interview at the Capitol. Id like to see efforts that they receive full funding. Id like to see the health care of our citizens improved; our children die too young. Id like to see an increased effort to make sure that the minority unemployment rate inn our state is reduced. So, there are a lot of opportunities for us to start with.
Thompson said that it wasnt difficult for Cochran to rally black voters against McDaniel. I dont know anybody black who likes the Tea Party. So, if a tea-party person is running against another Republican and you ask a black person, theyre going to support the regular Republican, he said. Their platform is counter to a lot of the beliefs of many African Americans. We think there is a place in government to make the lives of its citizens better; that there is a place in government to make sure that education, health care, and other things are available to all citizens. So, thats a reasonable expectation of government. But this limited government and other things that you hear from a lot of tea-party candidates does not resonate well with the black community.
What the hell does Cockran care, he’ll be taking a dirt nap when the bill comes due.
The guy is a stone cold moron.
I liked how the whole “giving bribes from the public treasury” thing is practiced openly in our republic. Lesser countries like Russia, still consider bribes something slightly taboo and do it under the table.
OK Haley Pay up ping
“We elected you. Now pay us off.” They don’t even try to hide it anymore.
When you see total morons such as Bennie Johnson, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Elijah Cummings you can see that it doesn’t take much of an I Q to win a seat in Congress. You just need to have voters even stupider than you who are on the perpetual public dole.
The Entitlement Army knows how to vote, that’s for sure.
They kept our Congress critter Julia Carson in office for years after she had a stroke and was functionally illiterate.
Then when she died and literally went from the Capitol floor to the mortuary, they voted in her grandson. Double win, he’s a Black Muslim.
Uh, uh, I know... [raises hand]
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Why do they need a reward? They voted against the TEA party, per B. Thompson. They voted in their perceived self-interest. They got what they wanted; Cochran won. Why isn’t that reward enough?
Because nothing is ever enough???
everything would not be enough
You got that right. To the entitlement community, nothing is anywhere near enough.
Sold to the highest bidder... are blacks selling out as policy?
“are blacks selling out as policy?”
I am not particularly fond of rhetorical questions, such as this one.
Mustn’t impeach 0bama. There would be unrest. Right?
Do Blacks realize how this makes them look? Are they satisfied to be considered livestock or buffalo?
This is where I’m ashamed to be a white male.
Gotta pay them for votes? Hmm...
If this is the prevailing thought - and I think it is among those who depend on the government to make their lives "better" - then we're lost.
...Democrats who voted for Cochran on Tuesday but voted three weeks ago in the Democratic primary in the state were not allowed to vote in Tuesdays election...
...Attention in the wake of the race is likely to focus on Cochran’s efforts to drive Democratic turnout. A top election law expert, J. Christian Adams, as well as top Democratic party officials, said that Mississippi law prohibits individuals from voting in the Republican primary unless they intend on voting for the winner of the primary in the general election. However, some Cochran supporters openly said they planned to vote for the Democratic nominee in the fall.
Additionally, allegations flew that Cochran allies were using walking around money to incentivize Democrats to the polls.
Democratic Party chairman Rickey Cole, for instance, said Cochran operatives were paying people in the black community to donate to Cochran.
The election was stolen. Just look at the voting lists and compare them to the Democrat primary voting lists three weeks earlier. Invalidate every duplicate vote. Imagine having thousands of black voters denying even double voting and doing it on television. It’s perfect.
If McDaniel doesn’t sue, then there is little hope for our republic.
Godless, Democrat jackass PING
LOL - yeah, good point.
If it’s going to be his last term, why does he need to reward the crossover voters with diddlysquat?
Politicians routinely ignore those who got them there.
And he doesn’t have their vote for the general election (yet).
They could still vote for the Democrat in the fall as McCain’s “Democrats for McCain” staff did when he got the GOP nomination.
Since when has Cochran ever been opposed to spending federal money in Mississippi?