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Bennie Thompson Explains How Thad Cochran Can Reward Black Voters
National Review ^ | June 25, 2014 | Joel Gehrke

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 state’s 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. ”I’d like to see efforts that they receive full funding. I’d like to see the health care of our citizens improved; our children die too young. I’d 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 wasn’t difficult for Cochran to rally black voters against McDaniel. “I don’t 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, they’re 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, that’s 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.”


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And now, the bill. Of course, they don't have to pay with their own money.
1 posted on 06/25/2014 5:33:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

What the hell does Cockran care, he’ll be taking a dirt nap when the bill comes due.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 5:35:36 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Vince Ferrer
Bennie needs to lay off the bennies...

The guy is a stone cold moron.

3 posted on 06/25/2014 5:36:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 5:37:53 PM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

OK Haley Pay up ping


5 posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:15 PM PDT by WKB
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To: Vince Ferrer

“We elected you. Now pay us off.” They don’t even try to hide it anymore.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 5:42:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 5:42:49 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

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.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 5:45:10 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Uh, uh, I know... [raises hand]

Mary Frances Berry: We Need a ‘Reparations Superfund’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165323/posts


9 posted on 06/25/2014 5:45:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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?


10 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:26 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Time to coin a new phrase, boiling the cross-party-line-strategic-voting-for-benefits concept into a convenient soundbite:

VOTESMEDAT

11 posted on 06/25/2014 5:55:39 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Fantasywriter

Because nothing is ever enough???


12 posted on 06/25/2014 6:08:54 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

everything would not be enough


13 posted on 06/25/2014 6:12:52 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Correct.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 6:13:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You got that right. To the entitlement community, nothing is anywhere near enough.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 6:21:10 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Billthedrill
“We elected you. Now pay us off.” They don’t even try to hide it anymore./I>

Sold to the highest bidder... are blacks selling out as policy?

16 posted on 06/25/2014 6:30:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: GOPJ

“are blacks selling out as policy?”

I am not particularly fond of rhetorical questions, such as this one.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 6:32:06 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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No. No.

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?

Really?


18 posted on 06/25/2014 6:33:46 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

This is where I’m ashamed to be a white male.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 6:40:01 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Gotta pay them for votes? Hmm...


20 posted on 06/25/2014 6:46:00 PM PDT by 'smith
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To: Vince Ferrer
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.

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.

21 posted on 06/25/2014 6:49:33 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: BurningOak; Jim Robinson

...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 Tuesday’s 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.
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From here: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/24/Cochran-McDaniel-Results-Legal-Challenges

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.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 6:58:18 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: logitech

Godless, Democrat jackass PING


23 posted on 06/25/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: combat_boots

LOL - yeah, good point.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 5:05:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 12:10:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Vince Ferrer
Of course, they don't have to pay with their own money.

Since when has Cochran ever been opposed to spending federal money in Mississippi?

26 posted on 06/26/2014 12:13:12 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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