The Tea Party reaction to the stunning McDaniel loss to GOP Senate Relic Thad Cochran earlier this week is still (grin with me) part hysteria, part xenophobic fury and part lousy Redneck loser.
Whenever allegations of 'You cheated!" because an old white dude simply ran a better campaign and took every political advantage over the rookie mistakes the primarily-white-Teabaggers are infamous for, you can bet some excellent and entertaining radio and television aren't long behind.
Enter radio conservative bloviator, and defender of all things TEA (Team Uneducated Asshat) Mark Levin, who obligingly took off his shoes and preceded to stomp a vat of über-sour grapes on Live Tee Vee. To Kornacki's delight.
You probably know of Levin's 'work', a younger and fitter Limpbaugh out there screaming on the airwaves for the Lipton Brigadiers. He turned up on MSNBC's Hardball last night, which was happily hosted by colleague Steve Kornacki - and oh my, did the inter-party fists and Words o' Fury fly!
Have a gander. It's impossible not to grin like a fool as a liberal, trust me. The third man at the slug-fest was relatively mild-mannered John Feehery, familiar face as a GOP 'strategist'.
The undertones about Cochran having used 'liberal voters' to swing the tide his way is barely-veiled (not even sure he was trying for a veil, just that we want to see one to maintain some faith in decency and humanity) in Levin's contempt, and the quotes from Tea Loser McDaniel himself fill in the blanks for us.
No matter what happens, Blame the Black Guy. Or 'his people'. Reach down deep, find the hate you were taught, and let it fly - Fvx Nation has your back 24/7.
It earned Kornacki's Hardball wrap-up segment, which offers a pretty sane perspective on the GOP hate based schism that is such a joy to Progressives, Liberals, Dems, Indies and apparently even the few Republicans holding on to a scrap of gray matter.
So THAT'S what is driving the Tea Party Hate Schooner into the shoals?! Hate is powerful stuff.
Keep gunning your engines, Tea Party. We won't even need to send wreckers out to help you along, apparently you're doing a fine job of jettisoning yourselves out of American history.
Save those tricorns, your only future now is in Reenactments and old glory stories. Because our team is going to Vote Vote Vote your ignorant asses (McDaniel and Palin being perfect evidentiary examples) out of existence, one Regressive candidate at a time.