It used to be — for the not so recent past only — that middle-aged morons who dressed up in grey uniforms and pretended they were turning the tide at Gettysburg, would simply go back to their full-time job of making two half-hearted job applications a week — while complaining about the Government that pays them.
Now, thanks to the rise of the Tea Party they can be a Senator.
Chris McDaniel is taking the “GOP Civil War” to a new level. Two months ago, the tea party-backed Mississippi Senate candidate addressed a neo-Confederate conference and costume ball hosted by a group that promotes the work of present-day secessionists and contends the wrong side won the “war of southern independence.” Other speakers at the event included a historian who believes Lincoln was a Marxist and Ryan Walters, a PhD candidate who worked on McDaniel’s first political campaign and wrote recently that the “controversy” over President Barack Obama’s birth certificate “hasn’t really been solved.”
Not surprisingly Mississippi already has a very conservative occupant in that seat, Thad Cochrane, who is so right-wing he refuses to let his chauffeur turn left. But ol’ Thad hasn’t yet advocated secession so he’s clearly too besotted with liberalism to hold that seat.
McDaniel quickly picked up endorsements from the Club for Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a prominent backer of the tea party.
Of course he did.