There's so, so much irony here. The GOP has been wanting Blacks to vote for Republicans, and they did. A Republican is very likely to win that Senate seat.
You guys are going to win. If you start cooperating with each other now.
But you're not happy. So you won't cooperate, giving the Democratic challenger his only hope of screwing things up for you.
You have no concept, none, of how strange you are to begin with, much less how some observer might interpret your strangeness as being a rather stupid form of racism.
#39 | POSTED BY ZED
There are a number of different things going on here, simultaneously. I'll get to the thrust of your post last.
First off, a lot of Republicans and Democrats dislike open primaries, particularly when the opposition party is able to influence the outcome. This Mississippi race is a great case in point. I'll cite 2 other examples. I didn't follow politics in 2000 but one of my co-workers did and he was a staunch Republican. I remember how upset he was that - he claimed - Democratic voters in the primary between Bush and McCain tipped the scales in McCain's favor. Another example, Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos". It was in 2008, I believe it was in Texas, and it was his strategy to encourage Texas Republicans to vote for Obama in the primary to try and upend Hillary. A LOT of liberals and lefties on this very site were furious over it. THAT is what McDaniel was complaining about.
On to the racial component...I've heard the radio attack ad as well as the Robo-Call. They was right out of the Democrat/race-monger playbook. Which is to say, they were disgusting. For the GOP establishment to pull that garbage on one of their own is beyond nauseating. Newt Gingrich got a similar reaction when he went after Romney over Bain.
It isn't anger that black people voted in this primary, Zed (as much as you need to believe otherwise). It was a general dislike of open primaries when the opposition party influences the outcome coupled with the disgusting race-monger tactics the GOP establishment used (and is still using with their strawman argument that McDaniel is complaining about black people voting) against one of their own.
Which now brings me to your point; a point I happen to agree with. It is clear that the GOP establishment regards the Tea Party and Constitutionally-limited government conservatives as their enemy. In the last few months the 2 factions seemed to be figuring out how to coexist, but this stunt undoubtedly set that back big time. It's widened this schism within the party, and as you are a Democrat I have no doubt that you are enjoying this every bit as much as you are stating that you are. Have fun! I think this civil war within the GOP is about to get worse.