I'd say most Southerners saw it coming for quite a few years now. I'd also say that most of us don't feel any pain that folks are just now beginning to experience. I'm just looking forward to the moment "The Party of Lincoln" shows their colors or keeps them folded. Personally, I'd like to see their constituents throw the neo-cons that have been running the party for the last generation or two under the bus, get some backbone, and kick some a as, literally.
Cbx, I wish I could take credit for that, alas, I can't. Credit the clear thinking to medic07!!!