“With a brutal finality, the extent of the Republicans’ collapse in the House came into focus last week as more races slipped away from them and their losses neared 40 seats.
“Yet nearly a month after the election, there has been little self-examination among Republicans about why a midterm that had seemed at least competitive became a rout. President Trump has brushed aside questions about the loss of the chamber entirely, ridiculing losing incumbents by name, while continuing to demand Congress fund a border wall despite his party losing many of their most diverse districts.”
One might think that losing 40 seats in the Congress in the 2018 Pie Fight, a buncha governors, and 300+ seats in state legislatures, would cause the now-disappearing Wingnuttia & The New Confederacy & Y’all Qaeda & Chicken Hawk branches of the GOP to reflect a little.
HAHA, I jest!
My guess is that they already know that the problem is Prznint Stupid and the politics of playing only to rural straight white Xristian male resentment.
Sure, there’s an element of changing demographics are against them, and Republicans see their Destiny. The real question is why they don’t do something about it?
The Republicans who were re-elected don’t see a problem (“Hey, I was re-elected!”) and the ones who lost don’t have any clout to propose changes. And at the head of the joint is a mango-hued shitgibbon and his volunteer army of Possum Hollar Irregulars, and Republicans are all afraid of them-thar, well-armed, idiots and mouthbreathers.
Anyway, I was looking forward to reading the autopsy (the one from obvious anagram Reince Priebus was great fun following The Stench’s defeat in the 2012 Goat Rodeo) but if the Republicans want to continue to thrash in the tar pits, let ’em.