Thad Cochran won a primary runoff by turning out the black vote. Now they are asking — what are you going to do for us?
Already the members of the Congressional Black Caucus are talking about what they want Cochran to do. The wish list is filling up with ideas like maintaining funding for food stamps, beefing up programs that help poor blacks in Mississippi and even supporting the Voting Rights Act.
Thanks, Gentry GOP! You’ve created a Senator who is no longer beholden to his own (former) base, but to a group entirely inmical to almost all GOP principles.
Well, that would be the case if the Gentry GOP still had principles other than their own grasp on power.
Cochran is now completely debilitated. If he lives long enough, look for him to step down about a year after election in favor of somebody not quite so hideously compromised.