From the looks of it, a guy named Tim Scott is poised to become the first Republican black congressmen from South Carolina since the days of Reconstruction.
As far as I am concerned, this is the money quote from Scott: "We've been campaigning night and day, making sure that America comes back to the conservative cause, led by the Southern values that we all believe in"... [emphasis added].
And there you have it. He believes in those good ole "Southern values", which presumably include official state display of the Confederate battle flag, institutionalized racism, segregated schools, "whites only" drinking fountains and bathrooms, being forced to sit in the back of the bus, and happy slaves picking cotton on the plantations of their "benign" and paternal owners.
The last black Rethug congressman was a guy named J.C. Watts of Oklahoma who retired in 2003. His own father, a lifelong Democrat, is on record as saying "a black man voting Republican is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders", and Watts' troubled career as a pioneering "House N****r" for the Rethugs should be instructive to Scott.
But I guess people have to make their own compromises, mistakes and hypocrisies, and Scott certainly seems willing to make his.
Good luck, dude, but you ought to find this analysis interesting for sure.
That's really what's behind the whole "Take Our Country Back" meme of the Teabaggers and all of their dupes and fellow travelers and enablers in the rest of the Rethug party.
And this is why it is SO IMPORTANT to vote in this year's elections. If the Rethugs manage to take back congress, all we have to look forward to is more obstructionism by the Party of No, coupled with the steady drumbeat of agitation for Obama's impeachment, for the next two years.
And another thing: I mean, really, do we really want noted Orangeman John "Just put that bag of bribe money right there, Mister Koch" Boner as Speaker of the House?