Video: Thad Cochran had no idea that Eric Cantor lost

posted at 12:31 pm on June 13, 2014 by Allahpundit

I don’t know what to tell you here except to repeat a point I made last week, that it’s disgraceful for Mississippi establishmentarians to be pushing this poor guy through one last campaign when he’s clearly exhausted. They were desperate to keep feeding on pork, they saw Chris McDaniel and the tea party as a threat to that, and they knew that their best chance at stopping them was sticking with a state institution like Cochran even though “out of touch” doesn’t begin to capture how remote he is anymore. After watching this, it feels like outright exploitation.

And thus, a question must be asked:

I had the same thought after watching the clip. Listen to the mindless boilerplate he resorts to, about winners and losers, when he’s put on the spot about Cantor. The shock that the political world experienced on Tuesday when news broke that the sitting majority leader had lost is completely absent. Best-case scenario, I think, is that he’s heard of Cantor but has no idea why his defeat was significant. It’s time, Mississippi.

Update: Weirder and weirder: Apparently, Cochran talked about Cantor’s loss on Wednesday, a day before the clip below was recorded. Did he … forget?



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kakypat on June 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Heh. That was a great show.

/Thinks about the crazy folks in his own family
//Realizes BOTH sides have crazy people
///Whistles Dixie and keeps on walking

yaedon on June 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

these are not mutually exclusive…in fact it’s all of the above.

gracie on June 13, 2014 at 3:41 PM

True. In fact, the latter kinda necessitates the former.

yaedon on June 13, 2014 at 3:49 PM

yaedon on June 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

We ALL have crazy people in our families, but Julia didn’t mention the rest of us being crazy enough to send them back to the US Senate!

kakypat on June 13, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Well this is just rich. Consolation prize….the state currently has s republican governor so if ol’ Thad wins but can’t serve out his term it’s possible his replacement would at least be a Republican.

Texas Zombie on June 13, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Well this is just rich. Consolation prize….the state currently has s republican governor so if ol’ Thad wins but can’t serve out his term it’s possible his replacement would at least be a Republican.

Texas Zombie on June 13, 2014 at 4:50 PM

For the Haley Barbour machine and the GOPe, that’s exactly the plan. Cochran was going to retire and not run again until McDaniel declared that he was running. Then Haley Barbour talked the old man into running for re-election because they didn’t have an establishment candidate that could win.

Having our current Barbour-controlled governor pick a successor isn’t much of a prize unless you really like the status quo and the GOPe.

I think the writing is on the wall for Cochran, though. He’s done on the 24th.

yaedon on June 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

According to Cochran’s communications director Austin Barbour, Cochran was somewhat annoyed with being asked the question again in the Fox interview and was simply joking when he said “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Obama is having second thoughts about Jay Carney Barker’s replacement. Austin Barbour might be a better choice.

For those of you who aren’t aware, Austin Barbour is Haley Barbour’s idiot nephew.

bw222 on June 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

I think the writing is on the wall for Cochran, though. He’s done on the 24th.

yaedon on June 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Allahpundit @allahpundit Thad Cochran had no idea about Cantor’s loss

Sadly, I fear on the 24th the tweet might read:

Thad Cochran had no idea about Thad Cochran’s loss

Fallon on June 13, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Let’s bottom line this: is he suffering from dementia? Seriously?

Esaus Message on June 13, 2014 at 5:21 PM

He didn’t say he did know that Cantor lost, he said he didn’t follow the race closely.

Kjeil on June 13, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Of course. He was too busy doing indecent things with his animals.

Why can’t the GOP establishmentarians get their act together?

RightKlik on June 13, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Let’s bottom line this: is he suffering from dementia? Seriously?

Esaus Message on June 13, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Chill, everyone.

Daily Beast: After repeatedly getting the same question about Eric Cantor’s loss from reporters, Sen Thad Cochran’s cranky response to Fox News was misconstrued as ignorance of the race on Thursday.

Splashman on June 13, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Leave old people alone!!!! But keep them out of Congress.

Cindy Munford on June 13, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Time for Grandpa to go join Grandma at the nursing home.

orangemtl on June 13, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Its okay.Sometimes Lindsey Graham forgets he’s gay!

redware on June 14, 2014 at 9:57 AM

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