You Negroes done did it now; you really pissed off the tea party folks by coming out to vote for Thad Cochran last night. Rush Limbaugh is calling you all Uncle Toms and the right wingnuts are shocked that Negroes could actually vote for a republican. Glenn Beck got so mad that he reached for his gun and was actually shooting while he ranted against the Washington establishment, and the man that beat Cochran was so ticked off that he refused to concede.
Anyway, I honestly don't know what to think of this. Apparently quite a lot of you Negroes down in Mississippi have love for the old senator because he has "looked out" for you all in the past. But isn't this the same guy who refused to vote for a resolution apologizing for the senate not passing anti-lynching laws?
"I'm not in the business of apologizing for what someone else did or didn't do," he told me. "I deplore and regret that lynching occurred and that those committing them weren't punished, but I'm not culpable.."
Ok then, but this is from the same article:
"The trouble with that explanation is that Cochran did sign on as a co-sponsor of bills apologizing for the government's treatment of Native Americans and for the World War II internment of Japanese Americans.
Why did he find it so difficult to apologize for the Senate's failure to deal with the anti-lynching legislation passed by the House?"
Because we are talking about Negroes. The same Negroes who voted for him.
Still, as bad as Cochran is, his opponent might have been worse. This might explain why the Negroes down in Mississippi decided to make sure that he didn't go to Washington.
The irony of all of this is that the architect of the Cochran's victory was a disciple of none other than Lee Atwater who is a master of playing to the fears of Southern white voters to get their votes. This time Haley Barbour pulled a political switcheroo, and he played on the fears of the black voters to get his way.