Like the Aesir, who cheated the Frost Giants out of Asgard and paid for it forever after, the Republicans seem to be permanently stuck with the costs of their merger with the Dixiecrats after 1964. Yes, it made them the dominant party for a while, but what are they supposed to do now?
Last time they had to pick a national chairman, the Republicans had a choice between an utterly incompetent and ethically challenged black guy and a white Southerner who was a member of a whites-only country club. The white guy resigned from the club – of which some other prominent South Carolina Republicans were also members – but the RNC decided to go with the Michael Steele instead.
That decision isn’t looking so good, with Steele continually putting his foot in his mouth, and trying to cash in on his chairmanship with paid outside speaking gigs and book sales, and telling various easily detectable lies. Katon Dawson, the white guy, seems to have decided to give the RNC a chance to change its mind and pick him after all.
Except that – ooops! – Dawson managed to rejoin the restricted club in the meantime.