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  •  and furda more 19.8% of black employment in (0+ / 0-)

    Mississippi is in government jobs and I'm gonna guess that whether they be federal or state or city they have some amount of federal dollars behind them. on the other hand black unemployment is around 45%.....but with asshole d I bet things would have gotten a lot worse, not better and not stayed the same.....  am I happy? would I be more unhappy with asshole d...youbetcha!

    •  That aint because of Thad Cochran, for sure. (1+ / 0-)
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      Thats because of Federal hiring rules set up by a bunch of East Coast liberals. Trust, if Thad Cochran could replace every black Federal employee in Mississippi with a white one, he'd do it in a heartbeat. Youre deluding yourself if you think he is any different from McDaniel.

      There was no difference between them on any real, substantive issues. Only tempermant. Theyre both a couple of right wing klansmen. Just different klavens.

      •  Thad voted LBJ over Goldwater (2+ / 0-)
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        due to civil rights.  Just btw.

        21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
        politicohen.com
        Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal, not progressive. For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.
        UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city.

        by jncca on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 08:58:23 PM PDT

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        •  I dont buy it. (0+ / 0-)

          He switched parties right after the 64 election and has been a Republican ever since.

          Goldwater didnt bother him enough to make him remain a Democrat, as many southern politicians did even after Nixon won in 68.

          Bullshit. He coasted right along with the Southern Strategy and was Nixons campaign manager in Mississippi. Civil Rights lover my ass.

      •  I can bet you good money (0+ / 0-)

        Obama wouldn't be able to nominate any judges from MS if McDaniel were in charge.

        "There are three basic types: the Wills, the Won'ts, and the Can'ts. The Wills accomplish everything, the Won'ts oppose everything, and the Can'ts won't try anything"

        by lordpet8 on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 09:01:42 PM PDT

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      •  well a whole lot of black voters seemed to think (0+ / 0-)

        differently than you;

        "Mr. Cochran’s victory was powered in part by African-Americans in areas of north Jackson whose turnout shattered that seen in those precincts in the primary. Turnout jumped fivefold at New Hope Baptist Church, and sevenfold at Green Elementary School, where only 14 voters came out on June 3 but about 100 showed up on Tuesday."

        some of this may just be a result of how pissed these voters were that the McDog team was threatening to suppress their votes decades after the voter registration drive of 1964 and such. but that can not account for the whole remarkable increase. I am hoping that on a national level the right wing be they tp-ers or just old fashioned racists and nativists don't catch on to the phenomenon where they threaten to suppress the vote and folks become more determined to vote as in Florida 2012, etc.

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