5 Stages of Grief Over Mitt Romney's Loss

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mitt romneyMy candidate lost the presidential election last week. I supported Mitt Romney completely, and I know he would have led this nation well. His business acumen would’ve pulled us out of this craptastic economy that Obama has the nerve to call a recovery, and his leadership skills would have restored our role as the greatest country on the planet in the history of ever.

But he lost, so it’s four more years of playing, “What did the White House cover up today?” Hey, at least we still have Joe Biden to keep us entertained.

Here are the five stages of grief that many Romney supporters are in the process of going through. It was a tough loss guys. It’s going to take some time to get over it. Jay Carney won’t help. Just saying.

Stage 1: Denial I was at the Boston Convention Center the night of November 6. There were TVs and Romney sons everywhere, and a whole lot of staffers running around asking if the numbers coming in from Florida and Virginia could possibly be true. I stuck my fingers in my ears and ordered more wine. This can’t be happening, I thought to myself. We’re still going to win.

Stage 2: Anger That night, I watched Romney’s concession speech and I was mad at America. How could they vote for Liary-McLiar Pants instead of a principled, hard-working man that would put it all on the line for the good of the country? Please excuse my name-calling; I may still be a little miffed. Besides, if Obama doesn’t like being called a liar, maybe he should, oh, I don’t know … stop lying.

Stage 3: Bargaining I have a friend that said he feels like he’s in the third level of Inception, where they’re in the ice fortress place, and Eames turns to Cobb and says, “I really thought we had this one,” and then Cobb says he has to go another level down to go get Saito. Where is our option to go another level and save the campaign? It can’t be over -- just give us one more chance!

Stage 4: Depression So this is happening. Four. More. Years. Obamacare is here to stay. The most partisan president we’ve ever elected will nominate two to three new Supreme Court Justices. There are rumors that John “Swift Boat” Kerry may be our next Secretary of Defense. Companies aren’t hiring because they can’t afford to with all the restrictions and regulations Obama has imposed. What’s not to be depressed about?

Stage 5: Acceptance This too shall pass. Besides, who doesn’t like paying $5 a gallon for gasoline, or watching U.S. Ambassadors being murdered in Beghazi? Oh wait. I seem to be back to anger.
Fellow Republicans, take a deep breath and pass the wine. It’s going to be a bumpy four years.


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jessa... jessasmamma

I meant summer 2008, my bad.

IKnow... IKnow0101


SKDMo... SKDMom1020

Here is the truth liberals, after 9/11/2001, the economy suffered, understandably. But after a few years we had a good economy again. As a matter of fact, in 2006, gas prices were back down and unemployment was down as well. But the Dems started telling us that the economy was bad and we needed a change. So we got a Democratic congress, and that is when things took a nose dive, starting with the housing collapse, which Bush tried on numerous occasions to head off. But he was thwarted each time by the Dems. Bush spent more than I would like yes, but Obama has spent more in 4 years than Bush did in 8. And Romney earned his money the American way, by starting out with nothing and building successful companies. He took his inheritance and donated it to charity and started with nothing. And he is by far not the first candidate who is wealthy. Obama is wealthy, the Clinton's were very wealthy too. It is amazing how many people believe whatever their favorite celebrity tells them about politics, you know, celebrities, the richest people in the country?

wamom223 wamom223

Still more upset by how dumb Americans are and you can prove it just by reading some of these comments.  FYI Google is only your friend if you know what you're doing and if you don't understand how the prices came down in 2008 you should keep your mouth shut about it.  The President absolutely can do something about gas prices but  he doesn't want to, he said in the last debate he has no plans to do anything about it.  Mitt Romney lost the elections because of the Republicans stance that Americans 'are smarter than that' and not correcting every falsehood the media puts out there.   The results are in and obviously America isn't smart enough to figure out a lie from a truth and the fact is after the next four years we may not be able to get the America we love back.

jessa... jessasmamma

@Wamom223 I guess the whole "acting like an adult" part was lost on you. You have no right to tell me to shut it. I actually have a receipt from July 2008 when I went to get gas and I DID pay $4.99 a gallon - I have the receipt because it's from the day I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. Seriously, you're just disrespectful. If you feel that someone's opinion is different than yours, you have to talk down to them? Our opinions are different (tho I actually have PROOF that gas prices were in fact, not going down.) - that doesn't give me the right to tell you to shut up just because I don't agree with you. Where is your respect? I said absolutely NOTHING rude in my comment.

bleed... bleedingheart8D

Romney lost because he didn't stay focused on economical issues and got in bed with those who wanted to control women's rights and homophobes. There were A LOT of Republican voices who hurt Romney with very terrible comments on rapeas well. Just my 2 cents.

amazz... amazzonia

I'm not even going to comment this, I reply hoped that with Obama victory you had stopped writing....

Algeria Touchshriek

The real truth, as any economist will tell you, is that the policies of presidents have virtually nothing to do with gasoline prices.  Those who blamed Bush for high gas prices or now blame Obama for high gas prices can be safely ignored with the rest of the natter.

The more mature of Romney's supporters have recovered from the loss and are moving on.  Those who never grew up are

1) calling for secession

2) blaming a particular minority or particular class (i.e. "takers") for Romney's loss.

3) Praying and hoping Obama is impeached.


Unlike in the era of Reagan or Eisenhower, self-reflection has never been a strongsuit for contemporary conservatives.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Welcome back, Jenny! I'm glad you wrote this because I was thinking the exact same things as I was watching the results role in!

wamom223 wamom223

Oh jessasmommy you are so cute with your little receipt.  You just proved my point about why you shouldn't comment on this or anything else as you seem to have problems with comprehension.  Everyone knows what the price of gas was in the summer of 2008 and most people that were actually paying attention know why it came down. It has something to do with all those drilling permits the President likes to take credit for when they really came from Bush.  There are a lot of factors that play into gas prices and permits for drilling in America and printing money are two of those things and both those things lead directly back to the President.  You can get off your high horse there girlie because you started it with your condescending remark about Google.  


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