Skip to comments.Black Democrats look to Cochran on voting rights
Posted on 07/05/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai
After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor.
Their request? Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Courts conservative majority. [ ]
Cochran angered some conservatives with his unabashed appeal to Democrats in the June 24 runoff election against state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who eked out a win with the support of tea party groups in the states primary but didnt win the outright majority required to avoid a runoff against the six-term incumbent.
Black Mississippians, who AP exit polls have indicated overwhelmingly vote Democratic, have voted for Cochran in general elections in the past, but have never before been such a key voting bloc in a contested GOP contest. He must now ponder how to respond to that unusual primary coalition while mending fissures inside the state GOP, which is mostly supported by voters who are white.
(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...
(Black Democrats look to Cochran:) “Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Courts conservative majority.”
Lemme see if I understand. Lefty federal District court judges can overturn the will of the people of the various States on homosexual marriage; and, the Senate can overturn SCOTUS rulings on elections?
The first part doesn’t sound very Democratic. Why not let just let King Obama I decide?
Looks like the GOPe has to figure what to do with their new constituency.
News flash for AP and other msm who don't actually get the news much less report it, he hasn't necessarily 'survived' the runoff.
That coalition will last about as long as a Palestinian-Israeli cease fire.
I'd like to see the look on their faces when they realize that Sen. McDaniel doesn't owe them squat.
“He must now ponder how to respond to that unusual primary coalition while mending fissures inside the state GOP...” I think most who visit this site can think of a solution to Thad’s problem that would absolutely eliminate it for him.
(Black Democrats look to Cochran:) Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Courts conservative majority.
If Cochran gets reelected he’ll go back into Hibernation
When election time comes, it'll be back to 99.9% vote for the Dems.
That may be, but the blacks are going to extract a political payback from Cochroach if he’s re-elected. Frankly, I’d rather see a RAT win at this point.....
If these people really think Cochran and his cabal will pay off they had better go back to picking cotton.
They’re probably just asking for publicly what Cochran already agreed to privately in exchange for their church-sponsored “get out the vote” program.
I’d rather see a RAT win, than Cochroach. Goes without saying I’d rather see McD win than anyone else.
Do you mean a literal rat? If a Democrat wins, it’s the same as Cochran winning.
Not quite. You can count on either one coming after you once they're in office, but one will be frontal assault and the other a knife in the back.
End result is the same though.
Yep. They’ll both kill you unless you kill them first.
I still think the election will be overturned or Cochran will resign for reasons of health. Once the TP starts finding massive fraud which includes Barbour and prominent people from both parties, McDaniel will be in the Senate. The TP must keep the heat on.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.