Once again, the ghost of Lee Atwater has risen over another Republican election like the Great Klansman, flying though the night to dance on the bones of Abraham Lincoln and promise to restore the rage-drunk, inbred remnants of the Confederate South to their former glory, but only if they are sufficiently sincere in their hatred of the usual suspects -- gays, Negroes, uppity women and, of course, the Liberal media which spreads their terrible lies.
And thus does a corrupt, thrice-married adulterer, race-baiter, serial liar and amateur paleontologist
win the most important GOP primary to-date.
From the New York Times:
Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary, Upending G.O.P. Race
By JIM RUTENBERG Published: January 21, 2012
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Surprising his rivals and upending the highly unpredictable Republican race for the presidency, Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, just 10 days after a fifth-place finish in New Hampshire left the impression his candidacy was all but dead.
Mr. Gingrich rode to victory by winning a plurality of voters among a wide swath of important Republican voting blocs, outperforming the rest of the four-person field among evangelical Christians and Tea Party supporters, men and even women, who had been expected to vote by comfortable margins in favor of Mitt Romney, the man who was presumed to be the front-runner as of just a few days ago.
So congratulations, Pig People!
You and Baron Grifthausen -- the man who wrote the operating system for your Pretty Hate Machine --
absolutely deserve each other.