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  •  In the end this is positive in that.... (8+ / 0-)

    ...it shows another path to republics than catering to the extremes.

    Of course this is due to the peculiar election laws in Mississippi.  There will be pressure on legislators to have closed primaries.  Though one wonders whether establishment Republicans will be very keen to do so given that they might be the ones next in need of a safety valve if they are targeted.

    Though even there this is a very unique situation.  You had an especially odious challenger against a genteel old school Republican who had probably unlike most other Republicans in the state some level of rapport with the African-American community.

    Would Sen. Wicker have been able to pull the same rabbit out of his hat?  Roger is probably thanking his lucky stars that he isn't up until 2018.

    The lady was enchanted and said they ought to see. So they charged her with subversion and made her watch TV -Spirogyra

    by Taget on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 03:08:12 PM PDT

    •  Their reactionsim results in feet being shot (0+ / 0-)

      Closing the primaries will result in their party not being able to pull the same kind of tactics on the Dems in the future.  It would appear that the south is, in the very least, moving towards a more moderate position.  The Repubs might need to get a strong Dem candidate primaried by a Dem that they know they can win against in Nov.

      Once again demonstrating the inability of these people to look forward and think past today.

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