Fruit of the Rancid Tree

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We find out this morning from Mother Jones that the Tea Party challenger to Sen. Thad Cochran (Pretty Damned Conservative-MS) attended a pro-Confederate, pro-Secessionist event recently. For the Mississippi GOP this isn’t as unusual as it might sound. What got my attention though is that he’s being supported by the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth. The former of course is the spawn of now-Heritage Foundation sachem and former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint. The picture comes very into focus. Calhounite, neo-Confederate, revanchist.

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