Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Extinction Level Event
A new column over at Rolling Stone sums up very nicely what I've been saying here for a while about how the current incarnation of the Republican party is digging its own grave.
And the piece uses the example of the state where I currently live to make its case.
"Two decades of immigration and changing demographics have steadily eroded the Republican base in the Golden State. But rather than adapt to this new reality, the state party lurched deep into the far-right swamplands of American politics. As the state grew more socially liberal, the last of the Republicans doubled down on conservatism, and sank into irrelevancy.
But this is no local story. What happened in California is just beginning to happen all over the country. The GOP’s most reliable supporters are increasingly crammed into the South and the Midwest, energized by an ever more embattled sense of grievance and cultural alienation, while the rest of the country becomes younger, more multicultural, and more socially liberal. This trend is only going to accelerate, and unless Mitt Romney and his colleagues come to their senses and find a way to reverse it, the GOP is looking at a generation in the electoral wilderness."
Again, it's not an opinion -- it's math.
Related: The Daily Banter: R.I.P G.O.P./5.21.12