EXCELLENT POINT, Chris. I think the Civil War metaphor is very appropriate for, as I began to flesh out this thesis in my post on Republican "treason," it dawned on me that this Republican Party owes a stronger metaphorical and historical allegiance to the Stars And Bars than they do to the Stars And Stripes. They are re-litigating and re-legislating states' rights, while reclaiming formerly Yankee Blue territory.
Blissfully unaware, meanwhile, the people of the occupied northern states, swing states, and battleground states are content to sit this one out or straddle a battleground fence. But a call to arms has gone out to fierce battalions of women voters throughout the land, and to legions of first, second and more, generations of Latinos — America's enslaved "undocumented" populations, to step forth from the shadows, form their lines, and march upon the enemy WITHIN, the RED SOUTHERN MENACE, straight to the ballot box, where the Second Confederacy will be hounded, cornered, and ultimately crushed like Lee at Gettysburg!