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Mississippi Republicans Censure Thad Cochran

We’ve written extensively of late regarding the widening divide between fiscally conservative Republicans and the “neoconservative” fiscally liberal wing of the party – led by U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn. For our latest on this subject, click here. This week, Republicans in Mississippi (well, Marshall County…

We’ve written extensively of late regarding the widening divide between fiscally conservative Republicans and the “neoconservative” fiscally liberal wing of the party – led by U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn.

For our latest on this subject, click here.

This week, Republicans in Mississippi (well, Marshall County Mississippi) have taken action against one of their fiscally liberal lawmakers – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

In fact according to the website Mississippi PEP, they’ve censured him.

For those of you unfamiliar with this aging RINO, Cochran is one of several Southern “Republicans” who habitually caves to U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats (along with Graham, North Carolina’s Richard Burr, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander and Georgia’s Johnny Isakson).

“When any official continues to engage repeatedly in a course of conduct that violates fundamental principles of the Mississippi Republican Platform, even after such actions have been publicly called to his attention, it is the responsibility of all Republicans, including this body, to take such remedial measures as are reasonably available to them,” a censure resolution against Cochran reads.

Item one on the resolution?

Cochran’s cowardly vote last month enabling Democrats in the U.S. Senate to pass a spending plan which included funding for Obamacare.

To view the resolution against Cochran, click here.

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13 comments

tomstickler October 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm

What? They didn’t rebuke him, as well?

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Tom October 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm

No, say it ain’t so; not Marshall K-K-Kounty. Sorry, sometimes I stutter.

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CNSYD October 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Typical Sic Willie. Headline is technically correct but not the whole story. He would have you think that the Republican Party in Mississippi censured Cochran. Not exactly. Sic Willie comes clean in paragraph three when he tells you, parenthetically, that it was only one county. That county, Marshall, is on the border with Tennessee. Per the 2010 census it had only slightly over 37,000 people. That’s about equal to Newberry County.

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GreenvilleLwyr October 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Considering that 50% of the county is black according to the 2000 census and that 21% of the population lives below the poverty line, I’m going to guess there are few Republicans in this county. Probably a dozen bubbas down at the local feed and seed. Who would likely benefit from the Affordable Care Act, but screw Obama, because he’s black.

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Shootist October 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

You know, I don’t know anyone who says “screw Obama because he’s black”. Mostly, the people I know say, “screw Obama”, because he is a Marxist chump, mostly.

Oh, and ACA ain’t all that and a bad of chips. I’m 56, non-smoker, unemployed, don’t qualify for Medicaid and ACA will cost me, after $12500 deductible, $680 a month. That replaces a $5,000 deductible at $290 month. F*uck Obama and his B/S “affordable care act”.

You dig?

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Jan October 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

Assuming what you say is true, you obviously do not understand the ACA. How does that “replace” a $5000 deductible and $290 a month premium? If you have insurance you pay $290 a month for with a $5000 deductible, why would you give that up and use the exchanges?
The exchanges are not mandatory, you are free to buy insurance outside of the exchanges. From what you say the ACA has no impact on you at all.

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Shootist October 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm

My current plan ends on December 31. The $5000 deductible plan is discontinued. The $290/month plan is discontinued/unavailable. The least expensive plan from my current insurer matches the Bronze plan from the exchanges and has the same cost.

I think I’ll go down to the Salvation Army and tell them I’m homeless. Maybe then I’ll become qualified for the “free cheese” everyone else is getting. Perhaps all the voters should do the same and stress this new Ponzi scheme to failure before it grows roots too long to pull?

Jan October 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

What state are you in and what insurance company are you currently with. This does not sound correct, unless you have coverage under COBRA. The premiums you cite are extremely low for your age and coverage outside of a group plan; even before the ACA.

Shootist October 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

current policy Iowa, policy after expiration, Florida.

Jan October 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm

No offense, but when you change states you are comparing apples and oranges. There is no indication that the ACA is the cause of your premium increase.
The average age and health of the population of a state and the number of people who are uninsured in the state all go into the mix of what premiums will be for that state. Which is why in states that reject expanded Medicaid, the premiums will be higher.

Shootist October 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I’m not comparing apples and oranges. I’m comparing Me, and Me.

LD October 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I would consider that cenusre as a badge of honor.

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This just in . . . October 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Rand Paul Proposes Reopening Just Enough of Government to Hold New Hearings on Benghazi

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — Adding his voice to the eleventh-hour debate about the government shutdown, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) today proposed reopening just enough of the government to hold new hearings on Benghazi.

“Across this great nation of ours, people are suffering,” he told Fox News’s Megyn Kelly. “Suffering, Megyn, because they still don’t know what really happened in Benghazi.”

Noting that the government shutdown had furloughed investigators who could be looking into Benghazi, he said, “If there’s something in our government more worthy of funding than that, I can’t think of it.”

Senator Paul said he knew that he would draw the ire of fellow Republicans by suggesting that the government be partially reopened, but added, “Sometimes, you have to put politics aside when there is something more important at stake, and I think any reasonable person would agree that there is nothing more important than getting to the bottom of Benghazi.”

“For the two weeks of this shutdown, the American people have had no new information about Benghazi,” he said. “It’s time to stop the madness.”

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