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  •  If Cochran's victory tonight does nothing more (13+ / 0-)

    than crack wide open the divide inside the Republican party than it was worth it for the AA community to come out strong for Cochran. Cochran's campaign is now a text book example how regular conservative Republicans can beat back their teaheadists brethren. It will go far in bringing back the Republican party from the twilight zone it has resided. It will do much to finally pull political and policy discussions back to the center in this country.

    •  I don't think so. Maybe if Cochran decided not to (2+ / 0-)
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      go along with the radical Republican agenda because he feels he owes something to people who came out and voted for him.  But I don't expect it to happen.  Now that he's gotten what he needed from the African-American community, I expect to to ignore their concerns.

      •  I hope that if he wins (4+ / 0-)

        In November that he goes to the floor of the Senate and introduces a voting rights actnand turns to Senator Cruz and says "they broke into my wife's room and took pictures of her and you stood by and watched. Well I am not running again so I am voting for the people who stood with me and not somebig outside corporate sponsored groups."

        Well it was a nice thought. You know many years ago MS was a populist enclave.

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