As I pisko analyzed these punks before, let me re-iterate what motivates them. Just one glimpse at US media, US govt & its policies, its intellectuals, its Hollywood, you name it, you will notice that the very core is white Christian nationalist. I cannot articulate this as brilliantly as does the intellectual supremo Rajiv MalhotraJi. This is what makes US a self confident and proud nation. (I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that US does tolerate "the other", legally speaking for sure, and particularly so when "the other" is useful to its interests, both at home and abroad).
Now, here comes the problem. The domestic "liberal" space is taken up by several elitist whites who have carved a niche for themselves. They can throw an odd ball at white Christian conservative nationalism, yet be nationalist themesleves and can be part of "us". As LokeshCJi pointed out before, the trick they use for example is to mildly rebuke a racist cop for executing a poor black kid, is that such an act is "un American", and in the same breath they will praise the cop for "protecting us". In contrast, the white nationalists will say that the cop did the right thing by shooting the "criminal b@stard" and did so in self defense.
On other hand, the self-loathing Mira Nairs who want to be part of "us" (and that other Hindu-bashing silly little chic who thinks she is "us" because she sleeps with an Englishman: http://sacredcows.typepad.com/about.html
), if they dare talk about white Christian nationalism in their midst, they will be banished into oblivion. Can you imagine the tizzy Bill O'Rielly and his nauseating guests like Miller will get into should WP publish an op-ed by the likes of Mira Nair should they so meticulously point out the subtle but racist overtones among republicans? Firstly, WP will not for sure, and if they did, WP will be committing suicide, and the offending Mira Nairs will be confined to some dungeon in NJ eking out a living, not tenure-ship at some prestigious university like NYU. So for the self-loathing suave, shudh English speaking Indian (I forgot "South Asian" ) ducklings like her, bashing SDRE Hindus is their way of saying we are part of "us".