Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Lost Civilization

MoDo on the GOP. Good read.

The Mayans were right, as it turns out, when they predicted the world would end in 2012. It was just a select world: the G.O.P. universe of arrogant, uptight, entitled, bossy, retrogressive white guys.

Just another vanishing tribe that fought the cultural and demographic tides of history.

Someday, it will be the subject of a National Geographic special, or a Mel Gibson movie, where archaeologists piece together who the lost tribe was, where it came from, and what happened to it. The experts will sift through the ruins of the Reagan Presidential Library, Dick Cheney’s shotgun casings, Orca poll monitoring hieroglyphics, remnants of triumphal rants by Dick Morris on Fox News, faded photos of Clint Eastwood and an empty chair, and scraps of ancient tape in which a tall, stiff man, his name long forgotten, gnashes his teeth about the 47 percent of moochers and the “gifts” they got.

Instead of smallpox, plagues, drought and Conquistadors, the Republican decline will be traced to a stubborn refusal to adapt to a world where poor people and sick people and black people and brown people and female people and gay people count.

Republicans know they’re in trouble when W. emerges as the moral voice of the party.
No shit. That's like Satan telling you to tone your excesses down a little.

But history will no doubt record that withering Republicans were finally wiped from the earth in 2016 when the relentless (and rested) Conquistadora Hillary marched in, General Bill on a horse behind her, and finished them off.


Madeleine Begun Kane said...

I had no idea MoDo was such an optimist. :)

Gordon said...

Heh. Not very often.

Comrade Misfit said...

Yeah, well, remember Peggy Noonan's op-ed of `04 when she was "savoring" the results of that election?

Don't worry, the GOP is trying to figure out how to rig the next election. "Proportional awarding of electoral college votes" is one of their ideas.

Gordon said...

Rigging elections is their best bet. They certainly aren't going to win on message.

Gordon said...

And Peggy Noonan always looks like she desperately needs to be closer to the fainting couch.