State Sen. Michael Watson must have gotten in touch with his inner Obama when he posted on Facebook on Tuesday evening.
He started off with some standard campaign-type Facebooking.
Right now there's a coordinated effort by Sen. Cochran's campaign to confuse you or scare you enough to keep you from voting for my friend, Chris McDaniel, in the June 24 runoff.
But about midway through his post he shifted gears:
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Those of you who've been there for years and years can attest to the fact that every election cycle the fate of the shipyard depends on this or that politician getting elected, as if he or she single handedly built the yard. Let's get one thing straight. John C. Stennis didn't build that shipyard. James Eastland didn't build that shipyard. Trent Lott nor Gene Taylor built that shipyard. Thad Cochran didn't build that shipyard. You built that yard. Our fathers and grandfathers, sisters and grandmothers built the shipyard.
Couldn't help be remember all grief Republicans gave President Barack Obama in the midst of the campaign against Mitt Romney after he told a crowd:
Look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own ... If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.
Romney used those lines - out of context - in ads. I wonder ...