BET Wire: Some in GOP Think Mississippi's Black Voters Are 'Uncle Toms' or Corrupt

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Uncle Toms for Thad

According to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, the African-Americans who helped Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) defeat challenger Chris McDaniel are traitors to their own race. "Insider Republicans bought eight or nine percentage points from the Black Uncle Tom voters in Mississippi," he said during his June 25 broadcast. "Well, you know what they call Clarence Thomas? Condolezza Rice? They call them Uncle Toms. Republicans, these guys that voted for them ... Uncle Toms for Thad."


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