Something fundamentally evil.
And it all comes out in the Thad Cochran-Chris McDaniel Republican primary battle for one of Mississippi's senate seats, which Cochran won by appealing to the black voter (who, though it was a Republican primary, were allowed to vote in the open primary).
In 2012, 89 percent of Mississippi whites gave their votes to Mitt Romney, while 96 percent of Mississippi blacks gave their votes to Barack Obama.So, because Cochran supporters distributed a flier among the black communities of Mississippi (which "highlights racist comments McDaniel made on his radio show, along with his opposition to a Civil Rights museum, federal funding of public schools, and SNAP benefits."), the long-time tool of the Washington D.C. ruling elite was allowed to beat back the so-called "Tea Party" candidate.
But it comes with a price: Reciprocity. [NAACP Wants Thad Cochran To 'Show Some Reciprocity', Huffington Post, 6-25-14]:
Black voters played a huge role in helping Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) fend off tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election Tuesday, and now the state NAACP is asking the six-term senator to return the favor.
In an interview with HuffPost Live, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said that Cochran could thank black voters by supporting efforts to re-establish protections in the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down last year.
"Our advocacy towards his office is to support amending the Voting Rights Act, free of any conditions such as voter ID," Johnson said. "I think this is an opportunity for him to show some reciprocity for African-Americans providing a strong level of support for him.""Reciprocity."
Thad Cochran has been praised, by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, for his stance on SNAP/EBT.
Well, the New York Times put together an interactive map in 2009, breaking down SNAP/EBT card usage by every county in America.
And by race.
Okay, so the New York Times lumped Hispanics with whites, but this interactive map represents the closest one can get to capturing just which racial group is dependent upon SNAP/EBT cards (government assistant) to put food on the table.
On average, 9% of whites in the entire state of Mississippi (as of 2009) are on food stamps.
On average, 34% of blacks in the entire state of Mississippi (as of 2009) are on food stamps.
Not one county in the state of Mississippi has more whites on SNAP/EBT (by percentage) than blacks.
It's hard to be competitive as a state when almost one-out-of-every-ten whites is on SNAP/EBT; it's even harder to be competitive as a state when more than one-out-of-every three blacks is on SNAP/EBT.
Quite the load to carry for the productive in the state versus the unproductive.
There's something inherently unnatural and sick about our country.
Something fundamentally evil.
And it all comes out in the Thad Cochran-Chris McDaniel Republican primary battle for one of Mississippi's senate seats, which Cochran won by appealing to the black voter.
It's funny: blacks want reciprocity for helping Cochran win the Republican primary; have whites ever asked for reciprocity for voting Republican (almost 9 out of every 10 white votes cast in Mississippi go to a Republican Party that... hates them)?
The unnatural state of our country won't last forever.