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  •  What impressed me about this effort (1+ / 0-)
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    murrayewv

    is that it is tactical.  He is not trying to shame Thad Cochran about his NRA vote.  Because Joe knows it won't work.  Thad Cochran will not suffer any political consequences for filibustering background checks.  Ever.

    This is a political fact.  Thad Cochran will be the Senator from Mississippi for as long as he wants to hold the office and will cruise to reelection (possibly unopposed) regardless of what Joe Scarborough and any number of other talking heads want to say about it.

    So Joe doesn't even bother.  What he does is zero in on Ayotte.  Northeast Republican (which is an endangered species), only GOP politician in a statewide office in NH, constituents that have a close proximity and relationship to Newtown, CT, is up for reelection in 4 years not 6, has very little established track record within the party or with her base.

    He is going after weakness.  The same reason he is not hitting Pryor or Begich but ALWAYS mentions Heidi Heitkamp. (Freshman, redstate Dem, Hunter state (not rabid Tea Party), barely won her 1st election, etc)

    This is a politician's strategy. With the new numbers coming out of NH, Joe smells blood in the water.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 07:16:14 AM PDT

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