I really hope readers take the time to absorb the post by Rich Yeselson that went up during the last hour. Aside from offering an acute and historically grounded critique of the path of the GOP, it also gets into the plight of the Donkey Party looking forward to 2014, which is a topic I’ll also address later today.

In the meantime, here are some lunchables:

* Ah, Athens! Anti-science Science Committee member Rep. Paul Broun, Jr. (R-GA) is re-elected, but 4,000 write-in votes cast for Charles Darwin.

* The Bain Way: Romney staffers going home late in cabs on Election Night discovered campaign credit cards canceled.

* In other Election Night follies, conservatives going to town today about the apparent collapse of the Romney Campaign’s whiz-bang Project Orca technology.

* Steve King said to mull ’14 race against Tom Harkin. Go for it, Steve!

* Nate Silver, taking a victory lap, suggests built-in structural advantage for Dems in Electoral College could require next two Republican candidates to win popular vote by 3%.

And in non-political news, which is making a comeback:

* NFL players vote Tim Tebow most overrated in league.

Back after some mid-day chores.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.