"Unfortunately, I do believe that many who are afraid of liberal philosophies, are willing to accept alliances with bigots and race baiters (a category that I believe includes the likes of Pat Buchanan and Glen Beck) in their desperation. The Southern Strategy of Nixon and Reagan gave an aura of legitimacy to such alliances, and today that fraction of the right that is racist has become an essential part of electoral strategy. Personally, I believe that the Republican Party needs to either file for divorce or die. A political party that is incapable of attracting a significant percentage of minority votes will have little role in shaping the future of our nation."
His reaction, which only quoted the last two sentences of my comment, was to suggest that all Democrats (presumably including myself), shoot ourselves unless I am misinterpreting the phrase "suck start a .45". I'm simply asking for an explanation of such an apparently unprovoked reaction.