Thursday, November 08, 2012

Will we see a "white-hot sphere" of GOP "Collapse", or a timely reinvention?

As usual, The Onion nails it.

After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage Early GOP Front-Runner For 2016

But I'm in a mellow, post-coital ecstatic, counter-intuitive mood today -- in fact, I'm craving a cigarette, and I don't even smoke -- so read it here first:

I predict that in 2016, the GOP will have a Latino and a woman on the presidential ticket.

The party will have little choice; it's either reinvention, or extinction. I'd prefer the latter, but suspect that while Republicans are crazed and enraged, they'll not opt for self-immolation.

Or will they? Perhaps it is time to re-read a very good book:

Man vs nature: Jonathon Porritt appreciates Jared Diamond's timely reminder of our destructive instincts, Collapse (Guardian)

 ... How could this particular collapse have happened? Or, as one of his own students put it, what do you suppose the islander who cut down the last tree on Easter Island said to himself as he was doing it?

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