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  •  Sounds like rational poltics. (1+ / 0-)
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    JamieG from Md

    I'm not sure that rational is in the Southern Republican dictionary. Lindsey Graham sounded rational occasionally at one time until the party took him in for some brain surgery that removed the rational part of his brain. I hope Cochran isn't using the same doctors.

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    by RhodeIslandAspie on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 09:06:50 AM PDT

    •  There's rational and then there's practical (1+ / 0-)
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      RhodeIslandAspie

      Seems like demographics may be hitting home. The zany white folks willing to respond to reality in any way are hardcore, but dwindling. What's left are sane people with real needs. So, if I am a politician expecting to stay in power, I go to where the votes are...

      •  At Cochran's age, though, (0+ / 0-)

        he may not be running again after this, and perhaps has already decided it is his last term. If that's the case, he may not feel he owes anything to a constituency that has not voted for him in a general election. On the other hand, if this is his last term, we may see another side of Cochran. He may come across as the relatively moderate deep Southern Republican that some suspect he is inside, and separate himself from the crazies. On the other hand, if he may decide to be a right wing maniac since he has nothing to lose.

        It all depends on what sort of memory he wants to leave behind.

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        by RhodeIslandAspie on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 05:48:02 PM PDT

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