A woman wears a GOP elephant pin on the back of her dress during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo: Getty Images)
New York Times op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd recently wrote an article proclaiming that the Mayans were right when they predicted the end of the world in December 2012. She just added one modifier -- it will be the end of the world of the Grand Old Party.
She creatively hypothesized:
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.
As the historian Will Durant observed, “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.” [Emphasis added]
Dowd proceeded to highlight the perceived flaws of Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign, beginning with the fact that "awkward gazillionaire" Mitt Romney was even chosen as the nominee, to the party's stance on social issues.
She then made a not-so-subtle "Republicans are racist" reference, comparing the Republican Party to the Confederacy:
As Eva Longoria supersedes Karl Rove as a power player, Republicans act as shellshocked as the Southern gentry overrun by Yankee carpetbaggers in “Gone with the Wind.” As the movie eulogized: “Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.”
Gun sales have burgeoned since the president’s re-election, with Black Friday weapons purchases setting records as the dead-enders rush to arm themselves. [Emphasis added]
And if they're not finished in 2012, Dowd concludes with giddiness, history will recall 2016 as the year when Republicans were finally "wiped from the earth...when the relentless (and rested) Conquistadora Hillary marched in, General Bill on a horse behind her, and finished them off."
Read TheBlaze's original series on the future of the GOP here.