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2014-06-25 10:04:59 AM
Thad Cochran owes the democrats big time.  If he wins the general election, it will be interesting to see how they redeem their favors.
 
2014-06-25 10:06:35 AM

SauronWasFramed: Thad Cochran owes the democrats big time.  If he wins the general election, it will be interesting to see how they redeem their favors.


lolwut

please explain either the first or the second sentence.
 
2014-06-25 10:23:45 AM
Throwing a temper tantrum? Color me shocked!
 
2014-06-25 10:25:35 AM
If I got every dyed-in-the-wool liberal in the state of Mississippi in one place, how large of a structure would I need to hold them all? A gym?
 
2014-06-25 10:28:27 AM

dr_blasto: SauronWasFramed: Thad Cochran owes the democrats big time.  If he wins the general election, it will be interesting to see how they redeem their favors.

lolwut

please explain either the first or the second sentence.


There were thousands of voters in traditionally democrat strongholds that had high turnout yesterday.  They voted for Cochran.  Why?  Because Cochran asked them to do so.

Ergo, he owes a favor.  How will he repay it?
 
2014-06-25 10:30:47 AM
How will he repay it?

Serve in the best interest of his constituents?
 
2014-06-25 10:38:33 AM
It's nice that my home state decided to not bite the hand that feeds them for once.

Also, it shouldn't have been this f*cking close!
 
2014-06-25 10:43:58 AM

From Philly to Boston: How will he repay it?

Serve in the best interest of his constituents?


Lol, that's rich
 
2014-06-25 10:45:58 AM

SauronWasFramed: dr_blasto: SauronWasFramed: Thad Cochran owes the democrats big time.  If he wins the general election, it will be interesting to see how they redeem their favors.

lolwut

please explain either the first or the second sentence.

There were thousands of voters in traditionally democrat strongholds that had high turnout yesterday.  They voted for Cochran.  Why?  Because Cochran asked them to do so.

Ergo, he owes a favor.  How will he repay it?


What would lead you to believe Thad Cochran would do anything to repay any favor to any voter, as opposed to repaying favors to the campaign contributors?

What lends you the idea that Thad Cochran would do anything for any non-Republican or would acknowledge any Democratic-voter support in any circumstance?
 
2014-06-25 10:46:50 AM

From Philly to Boston: How will he repay it?

Serve in the best interest of his constituents?


If by "best interests" you mean "keep bringing home pork for the state," then he probably will.

/and rightly so
 
2014-06-25 10:47:08 AM

SauronWasFramed: They voted for Cochran.  Why?  Because Cochran asked them to do so.


Yeah. That's kinda how elections work.
 
2014-06-25 10:47:27 AM
McDaniel accused his fellow Republicans of spending millions "to defeat one of their own,"

Well, I guess they have to pick a side. That is how elections work.
 
2014-06-25 10:48:18 AM
[The GOP] was a party of principle at one point...

McDaniel is not old enuff to remember those days.
 
2014-06-25 10:48:27 AM

SauronWasFramed: dr_blasto: SauronWasFramed: Thad Cochran owes the democrats big time.  If he wins the general election, it will be interesting to see how they redeem their favors.

lolwut

please explain either the first or the second sentence.

There were thousands of voters in traditionally democrat strongholds that had high turnout yesterday.  They voted for Cochran.  Why?  Because Cochran asked them to do so.

Ergo, he owes a favor.  How will he repay it?


static.giantbomb.com
 
2014-06-25 10:50:04 AM

dr_blasto: What would lead you to believe Thad Cochran would do anything to repay any favor to any voter,


If I recall from yesterday, this will continue to be the norm. Had he lost, that gravy train might have been in jeopardy.
 
2014-06-25 10:50:31 AM
I agree with McDaniel.  Primaries are held to decide the candidates of the particular parites.  Someone who is not registered as being in that party should not be allowed to vote to choose that party's candidate.
 
2014-06-25 10:50:31 AM
that dude is delusional
 
2014-06-25 10:51:02 AM

SauronWasFramed: dr_blasto: SauronWasFramed: Thad Cochran owes the democrats big time.  If he wins the general election, it will be interesting to see how they redeem their favors.

lolwut

please explain either the first or the second sentence.

There were thousands of voters in traditionally democrat strongholds that had high turnout yesterday.  They voted for Cochran.  Why?  Because Cochran asked them to do so.

Ergo, he owes a favor.  How will he repay it?


Most likely the same way that he repays other voters that don't give him thousands of dollars in campaign contributions: by farting in their general direction.
 
2014-06-25 10:51:12 AM
"I guess they can take some consolation that they did something tonight, for once again compromising, for once again reaching across the aisle, for abandoning the conservative movement."


Because doing something, compromising and reaching across the aisle are an anathema to Conservatives.
 
2014-06-25 10:51:12 AM

runwiz: Primaries are held to decide the candidates of the particular parites.  Someone who is not registered as being in that party should not be allowed to vote to choose that party's candidate.


Remember, open primaries were invented by Southern Republicans as a way to draw in Goldwater Democrats

- Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) June 25, 2014
 
2014-06-25 10:51:43 AM

Gonz: If I got every dyed-in-the-wool liberal in the state of Mississippi in one place, how large of a structure would I need to hold them all? A gym?


Probably the bar at the local Applebee's.
 
2014-06-25 10:51:43 AM
Wouldn't a liberal conspiracy want the crazier of the two running?
 
2014-06-25 10:52:03 AM

runwiz: I agree with McDaniel.  Primaries are held to decide the candidates of the particular parites.  Someone who is not registered as being in that party should not be allowed to vote to choose that party's candidate.


Then Mississippi should change their laws that mandate open primaries with no party registration and instead mandate party registration and closed primaries.
 
2014-06-25 10:53:56 AM

runwiz: I agree with McDaniel.  Primaries are held to decide the candidates of the particular parites.  Someone who is not registered as being in that party should not be allowed to vote to choose that party's candidate.


If political parties want primaries to be closed to only their members, then they can damn well pay for them themselves.
If tax dollars are used to hold an election, then any voter should be allowed to cast a ballot.
 
2014-06-25 10:55:26 AM

SauronWasFramed: dr_blasto: SauronWasFramed: Thad Cochran owes the democrats big time.  If he wins the general election, it will be interesting to see how they redeem their favors.

lolwut

please explain either the first or the second sentence.

There were thousands of voters in traditionally democrat strongholds that had high turnout yesterday.  They voted for Cochran.  Why?  Because Cochran asked them to do so.

Ergo, he owes a favor.  How will he repay it?


Seems like those voters did themselves a favor by not allowing McDaniel to be their next senator.  How are they going to repay Cochran for running against him?
 
2014-06-25 10:55:47 AM

SauronWasFramed: Thad Cochran owes the democrats big time.  If he wins the general election, it will be interesting to see how they redeem their favors.


This is the first time he's faced a serious challenge in either a primary or general election since 1984. He's generally well-liked in the state until the Tea Party recently got outraged that he voted on a handful of compromise bills that the Republican caucus needed "safe" votes to ensure passage of and decided to finally make hay over him being the top earmarking House member (which is usually a good thing when it's your guy and only a problem when it's someone else doing it.)

Democrats in his district tolerated him to a degree already; why would voting for "the lesser of two evils" require concessions on his part?
 
2014-06-25 10:56:52 AM
Wow that butthurt is palpable.
 
2014-06-25 10:59:37 AM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Wouldn't a liberal conspiracy want the crazier of the two running?


The winner of this primary is the de facto winner of the election.

That's how red Mississippi is these days.
 
2014-06-25 11:00:06 AM
Butthurt. Butthurt everywhere!
 
2014-06-25 11:00:29 AM
Good.  Good.  Let the hate flow through you.
 
2014-06-25 11:00:33 AM

monoski: McDaniel accused his fellow Republicans of spending millions "to defeat one of their own,"

Well, I guess they have to pick a side. That is how elections work.


How much did McDaniel spend?  Isn't that spending to defeat one of their own?  Or is Cochran a liberal now?
 
2014-06-25 11:00:35 AM

Almost Everybody Poops: Wow that butthurt is palpable.


Indeed, even without subby blatantly misquoting McDaniels:

"There is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that's decided by liberal Democrats."
 
2014-06-25 11:01:14 AM

runwiz: I agree with McDaniel.  Primaries are held to decide the candidates of the particular parites.  Someone who is not registered as being in that party should not be allowed to vote to choose that party's candidate.


They can close their primary if they want to. They didn't.
 
2014-06-25 11:01:23 AM
Jaden Smith First of His Name: Wouldn't a liberal conspiracy want the crazier of the two running?

Oh, FARK No!  Maybe, in a *sane* state.  But in Mississippi, there is virtually no chance that a Dem candidate can win a state office.  Ergo, the few people left there who have two brain cells to rub against each other have a vested interest in seeing the GOP put up the lesser of two evils.
 
2014-06-25 11:01:27 AM
He continued: "There is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that's decided by liberal Democrats. So much for bold colors. So much for principle. I guess they can take some consolation that they did something tonight by once again compromising, by once again reaching against the aisle, by once again abandoning the conservative movement."  "This is not the party of Reagan," he said. "Today the conservative movement took a backseat to liberal Democrats in the state of Mississippi."

Oh CRY MOAR you whiny douche-chugging biatch.
 
2014-06-25 11:02:22 AM
I love how when Cantor lost, the Tea Party was acting like they had just become an unstoppable juggernaut that Washington had better listen to or else feel the wrath!

Today? Endless whining about how it's just not fair that they didn't get their way.
 
2014-06-25 11:03:44 AM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Wouldn't a liberal conspiracy want the crazier of the two running?


What if I told you that sometimes voters (perhaps even liberals) have more allegiance to rationality and common sense than to a "team."
 
2014-06-25 11:04:02 AM

Grungehamster: SauronWasFramed: Thad Cochran owes the democrats big time.  If he wins the general election, it will be interesting to see how they redeem their favors.

This is the first time he's faced a serious challenge in either a primary or general election since 1984. He's generally well-liked in the state until the Tea Party recently got outraged that he voted on a handful of compromise bills that the Republican caucus needed "safe" votes to ensure passage of and decided to finally make hay over him being the top earmarking House member (which is usually a good thing when it's your guy and only a problem when it's someone else doing it.)

Democrats in his district tolerated him to a degree already; why would voting for "the lesser of two evils" require concessions on his part?


He's a senator, not a representative.
 
2014-06-25 11:04:34 AM
At least he's taking his loss like a gentleman.
 
2014-06-25 11:05:05 AM

Gonz: If I got every dyed-in-the-wool liberal in the state of Mississippi in one place, how large of a structure would I need to hold them all? A gym?


I think a lean-to would do it.

// or a pup tent
 
2014-06-25 11:05:23 AM

runwiz: I agree with McDaniel.  Primaries are held to decide the candidates of the particular parites.  Someone who is not registered as being in that party should not be allowed to vote to choose that party's candidate.


No.  I've railed on this before.

You either believe in a free country or you do not.

Forcing voters to swear allegiance to one party is akin to The Party as in the old Soviet Union.  If the politicians insist on political parties (which the Founders abhorred), then let them do so; however, let the voters decided who they want from the list in Party A, Party B, Party C, etc in the primaries.  Once that is done, continue through the runoffs until the General Election, at which point the Voters, as a whole, have had a voice in the entire electoral process to whittle the list.

STOP PIGEON HOLING THE VOTERS.
 
2014-06-25 11:06:14 AM
What a whiney little douche.  No wonder he lost.
 
2014-06-25 11:08:26 AM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Wouldn't a liberal conspiracy want the crazier of the two running?


Usually yes, but the way it was explained to me is that the Republican candidate is winning no matter what so the "liberals" went with the more sane of the two.
 
2014-06-25 11:09:23 AM
There's liberal Democrats in Mississippi?
 
2014-06-25 11:12:52 AM

Satanic_Hamster: There's liberal Democrats in Mississippi?


Yes, and both of them voted for Cochran.
 
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2014-06-25 11:13:41 AM

Dr Dreidel: Gonz: If I got every dyed-in-the-wool liberal in the state of Mississippi in one place, how large of a structure would I need to hold them all? A gym?

I think a lean-to would do it.

// or a pup tent


What a pup tent might look like.

uncivilpeasants.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-25 11:14:01 AM

SauronWasFramed: There were thousands of voters in traditionally democrat strongholds that had high turnout yesterday. They voted for Cochran. Why? Because Cochran asked them to do so.

Ergo, he owes a favor. How will he repay it?


Losing to the Democrat in the general?

That's usually why you vote in the other party's primary, to ensure a weaker candidate for November.
 
2014-06-25 11:16:15 AM

patrick767: Satanic_Hamster: There's liberal Democrats in Mississippi?

Yes, and both of them voted for Cochran.


I know I did.
Pretty sure Steve did as well.

/'Wah!! The voters voted!!'
//Yeah, run with that tea-tards
 
2014-06-25 11:16:47 AM
Well... that's what you get for having open primaries instead of advance registration in your state.

That said, the incumbent drifting left due to an expanded supporter base is now officially the fault of the primary challenger, who intentionally set the election in terms of a citizen referendum on whether the party should go centrist or hard-right.  Kind of a "don't ask questions you don't actually want the answer to" thing, by forcing the issue he's now caused the voters to explicitly tell the party to go moderate.
 
2014-06-25 11:17:12 AM

runwiz: I agree with McDaniel.  Primaries are held to decide the candidates of the particular parites.  Someone who is not registered as being in that party should not be allowed to vote to choose that party's candidate.


If you hold closed primaries, doesn't that just get people to register for the opposing party if they want to vote in their primary regardless? I can't see how you can enforce that in reality, unless registering for a party reduces your options to only vote for the parties candidate, or not turn up, which isn't really viable, so you might as well just hold open primaries anyway.
 
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