Following their candidate's defeat in the presidential election, the Republican party is now engaged in a period of soul-searching (see articles below). This cartoon by Tim Eagan imagines a meeting of (all-male) Republican grandees developing their new strategy. Some Republicans believe that they lost the election because Mitt Romney was not a true conservative. However, if the party moves further to the right, it will be even less likely to win next time around. The cartoonist uses irony to poke fun at the GOP's dilemma.
If you are interested in U.S. politics, The Cagle Post has a collection of cartoons on the GOP's loss.
1. GOP stands for "Grand Old Party", another name for the Republican Party.
2. Soul-searching is a long and careful examination of your thoughts and feelings, especially when you are trying to make a difficult moral decision or thinking about something that has gone wrong.
• Republicans do some soul-searching after Romney loss (CBC News)
• Election aftermath: GOP soul-searching: 'Too old, too white, too male'? (Politico)
• Republicans engage in soul-searching after Romney defeat (Reuters)
• What Does 'GOP' Stand For? (CBS News)
• State of Denial (The Economist)
• Obama's win raises questions for Republicans (The Economist)