Finally it makes sense to me.

It just occurred to me why the GOP is spending all their time, effort, and political capital on the idea that we need to stake our environment’s future on short-term jobs in the fossil fuel industries.

They expect most of their supporters to die in the next 20 years anyway.

That makes a little bit more sense than my previous assumption that their base simply expects Teh Rapture to happen any day now.

But not much.

We live in exciting times.