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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SKDMo... SKDMom1020

Algeria- the "takers" are a big part of why Obama won. And when I say takers, I am not referring to those who really need assistance, I am talking about able bodied people who can work but would rather work the system. To them, Obama is Santa Claus, why on earth would they vote for anyone else? Problem is we have more takers than makers, this will come to fruition in the near future. If you want to know what that looks like, take a look at Greece.

bleed... bleedingheart8D

Well...these stats seem to show Republicans have no problem taking handouts.



States receiving the most federal funding per tax dollar paid:


1. New Mexico: $2.63
2. West Virginia: $2.57
3. Mississippi: $2.47
4. District of Colombia: $2.41
5. Hawaii: $2.38
6. Alabama: $2.03
7. Alaska: $1.93
8. Montana: $1.92
9. South Carolina: $1.92
10. Maine: $1.78



 


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/even-critics-of-safety-net-increasingly-depend-on-it.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1

fleur... fleurdelys3110

^^^ numbers 1, 4, 5, and 10 are all blue states...

Tal0n Tal0n

It's your own fault for believing your party's own lies.  The Republican Party now is not the party I once respected. 


I am an Independent, and I voted for Obama.  Twice.  And I'd vote for him again, if I could.

Procr... Procrastamom

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?


No, they voted for a principled, hard working man.  Romney aka Liary-McLiar Pants lost.


And all the Republicans go:


toddler tantrum


Still.  A week later.  None of you are at Stage 5 yet.

SKDMo... SKDMom1020

Republicans are not crying because we "lost". This isn't a child's game in the school yard, this is our country we are worried about, like I said, look at Greece and other governments who have run out of money to fund all of the entitlements, people are rioting. And everyone in this country should be enraged over Benghazi. Our administration sat and watched Americans die over there, all the while refusing to send help. Any other President would have been impeached over this.

Procr... Procrastamom

President Bush (the Lesser) lied about WMDs in Iraq which led to a war that killed thousands of Americans and over a hundred-thousand Iraqi men, women and children.  Tell me why he wasn't impeached.


In President Bush's (again, the Lesser) two terms there were 19 attacks on American embassies around the world.  Tell me why he wasn't impeached.


House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to cut funding to embassy security in 2011.  Tell me again why President Obama should be impeached for that.

jessa... jessasmamma

Hey @wamom223, here's some proof since I can't provide you with my receipt. Gas prices were extraordinarily HIGH in July 2008. Record highs at the time, actually. Gas in California (where I lived at the time) hit an average of $4.61 per gallon.  I lived in San Diego, that explains why they were even higher for me.


The next time you want to tell someone to shut it, that they're condescending and have trouble comprehending things - make sure they're not able to pull up actual proof for what they are talking about. I was simply stating a FACT. You stated that "most people that were actually paying attention know why it came down". That is not a fact. It actually goes against what the facts say. Like I said before - google is your friend. If you had taken the time to google gas prices for July 2008, instead of jumping on my back and making inaccurate statements, you would've figured out that I actually DO know what I am talking about. 


 


http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=EMM_EPMR_PTE_NUS_DPG&f=M


 


http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/07/news/economy/gas/

SKDMo... SKDMom1020

Iraq was told for 6 months that the UN would be coming to look for the weapons. Plenty of time to rid of them or hide them. As barbaric as the Middle eastern leaders are, there is no doubt in my mind that they had WMD.



Obama shouldn't be impeached because the consulate was attacked, he should be impeached because of how it was dealt with and lied about.



And they watched the attack! They could have made the decision to send more security considering our guys called begging for more.

Procr... Procrastamom

Oh, so that's the story now? The Iraqis were hiding the weapons? Somebody better get Houdini on the line cause a whole country stole his act!



And where were these reinforcement troops supposed to come from during an attack? The budget was cut, there were no more reinforcements. Stand-by troops were likely in Germany or some other far off base. Do you know how long it takes to get from Germany to Lybia? My guess is a little longer than the attack itself took.

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