Pat Buchanan thinks the Republican Establishment doesn't respect the Tea Party or their candidates. Apparently, Republican Party Leaders had their preferred candidates (you know, ones that might win the general election), and they supported them in the primaries. And then these Tea Partiers come along, and well… win those primaries. Now it looks like the Dems may not get trounced quite so badly in November. Republican Establishment folks get mad, because they're trying to win elections, but a large segment of the party won't cooperate.
Now, this is evidence to me that there should just be two parties. Luckily, they've already got two names picked out. But this isn't about me or where the evidence takes us. This is about the Tea Party and its, uh, spokespeople. Or something. Here's what Buchanan thinks this is about: exploitation. That's right, he thinks the Republican Establishment looks to conservatives and just tells them what to do, and they expect conservatives to just do it. And so, in Buchanan's mind, Tea Partiers are like slaves.
To the Republican establishment, tea party people are field hands. Their labors are to be recognized and rewarded, but they are to stay off the porch and not presume to sit at the master's table.
Oh, "field hands." Alright. So what follows? Well, Buchanan doesn't seem to be sure. He's sure that the Republican Establishment isn't fit to govern, as they are all "neoconservatives," which means "evil," these days. So is there going to be a Tea Party's version of Nat Turner? (Highly likely: Nat Turner=Sarah Palin. Look out.) Maybe they're waiting for the Emancipation Proclamation (though, I'd bet they'd have taken that, too, as a breach of the Constitution). Maybe they'll realize that they aren't really slaves, and they'll leave the plantation and start a commune where they're all equal, and everyone has a say, and everyone gets what they need. Tea Partiers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!