Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The GOP's real problem

Even birds can learn which of the flock is a cheater:
Ravens have shown complex cooperative abilities previously only seen in a handful of mammalian (and one fish) species. However, collaborations only happen when two ravens trust each other. Birds that have misbehaved by taking more than their fair share are subsequently shunned, an even rarer show of animal intelligence. 
Related: Mitt Romney, 2012: "I'm fiercely conservative."  Mitt Romney, 2015: "There are some in our party who think the best approach is throwing bombs."

Hey Mitt - maybe those people are fiercely conservative.  Or maybe they're as smart as a raven, able to identify cheaters and liars.  Unlike the Stupid Party Establishment.


Guffaw in AZ said...

I think the Republican Establishment is little different from the Democratic.
A bit less progressive, perhaps.
But both want CONTROL!
That's why republicans outside the mainstream, like Tea Partisans or Rand Paul have no chance.
They are anathema to the base!


Jim said...

I think the real problem for the GOP is that its now a party without a base. Only the ones who are its direct beneficiaries think its worth supporting anymore.