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Get the Popcorn! Mississippi Primary Edition


The aftermath of yesterday’s upset win by Thad Cochran in yesterday’s Republican primary is sure to be richly entertaining. Two additional points: 1)it says something that “being a Republican party-liner who doesn’t favor randomly shutting down the government” is enough to make one a pariah to the Tea Party (or, as the all-skree-all-the-time Jeff Goldstein would put it for some reason, “TEA Party”); 2)the fact that noting that a candidate will not vote to eliminate basic government benefits is considered “race-baiting” by many conservatives is an excellent illustration of why 10% of the African American vote is a benchmark the national Republican Party is unlikely to reach for the foreseeable future.

MacGillis has more.

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