Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mississippi Burning " It looks like the rattlesnakes are starting to commit suicide"

Picture of campaign flier claiming Chris McDaniels was hostile to African Americans, but Thad Cochran was not. MS-Sen
McDaniel's supporters are now talking lawsuit, so anything that keeps this thing alive is pretty darn awesome.
One of my most memorable lines from the movie Mississippi Burning is when G-Man Rupert Anderson (Gene Hackman) says to G-Man Alan Ward  (Willem Dafor) "Looks like the rattlesnakes are starting to commit suicide" after they trick the weakest link into thinking the other is going kill him if he doesn't tell the truth in their investigation of the death of a young black man in 1964 Mississippi.

So, Chris McDonald (TeaPublican, MS) is mad because them there black voters, I mean crossover voters, cost him the electionBoo Hoo
A Republican Party campaigning on making the Senate “conservative,” used black people liberal Democrats to preserve an incumbent Republican and defeat a conservative. The actual conservatives are the outsiders with the GOP establishment doing all it could to preserve its power at the expense of its principles...
Mississippi is a crystalizing election in that sense. Cochran is, for all intents and purposes, a marionette. His strings are pulled by staffers and lobbyists. They drop him onto the stage of the Senate and pull up a string to raise his hand. These puppeteers are so invested in keeping their gravy train going that they will, while claiming to be Republicans, flood a Republican primary with black people Obama voters to ensure their gravy train continues.
Senator Thad Cochran survives, thanks to Democrats  but should democrats be happy about that?
Cochran's win helps quell talk of a newly resurgent tea party and returns us to a state of affairs in which political insiders can prattle on again about how nice and reasonable and cuddly the GOP is and how Democrats could get things done via compromise with the GOP if they'd only lead harder. Ron Fournier must be in heaven.
If  Mississippi democrats get out and vote in the general election like they did in the primary, democrats will win, despite what the Polling Pollsters and the Talking TeeVee Pundit Heads say, because It looks like the rattlesnakes are on suicide watch.

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