I find it amusing how the conservatives are in such an apoplectic fit because Democrats voted for Thad Cochran in the Republican run-off in Mississippi. The mere fact that there is anger in the conservative media and that they are freaking out over the thought of blacks voting reveals the true ideology of the tea party and modern “conservatism”.
If you listened to Chris McDaniel’s non-concession speech, it was telling and chilling:
“I guess they can take some consolation that they did something tonight, by once again reaching across the aisles, by once again compromising and by once again abandoning the conservative movement.”
“Today the conservative movement took a backseat to liberal democrats…”
He goes on to call Democrats voting in the primary as “dozens of voting irregularities”. So basically the act of minorities exercising their legal and constitutional rights is to be considered criminal or irregular. He tells us this country was built by conservatives for conservatives (even though the conservatives of the revolutionary war were the Tories and were on England’s side…but I digress).
It is clear from McDaniel’s non-concession speech which was delivered in a homiletic cadence that is reminiscent (ironically) of African-American preachers, that “conservatives” means “whites” and liberal democrats means “blacks” and that conservative movement is code word for “white supremacy”.
Hence, within this context, any cooperation with the Democrats (particularly this president) is a betrayal of the cultural, religious, racial and social construct (hegemony) that these reactionary conservatives are trying to establish or maintain.
We now see the true nature of the beast….there is no more hiding. Democrats need to adjust and realize that we are in a war for the soul of the country and these desperate people will not go away. And we must acknowledge that there are more of them than we think. In fact, we may be dealing with as much as 47% of the voting population (Romney voters).
McDaniel warned that this is a war, and they will not “surrender”. He promised that they (conservatives) will eventually win control of the Republican party and the country. Paraphrasing what the late Maya Angelou once said “ when someone shows you who he is …believe him.”
Hence, this Tea party group will do anything; including undermine our democracy by literally shredding the constitution through the denial of basic civil liberties, to obtain their goals. And they will not compromise. We have been warned.