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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Procr... Procrastamom

SKDmom, did you care one iota about any of the 19 embassy attacks that took place during Bush's presidency? Can you name the place of even one of them?

jkm89 jkm89

Procrastamom!! Wooo!! Tell 'em what's up!

Estel... EstellaHavisham

What's most troubling is that the red states are the ones who mooch off the system the most. They're the ones who need the most handouts and need the healthcare system. 


Check it out: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/09/02/red-states-are-the-real-welfare-states/

nonmember avatar AZGirl

My head is spinning at the ignorance of some of these posters. (1) President Obama went to school on a scholarship and just finished paying off his (and his wife's) student loans a few years before winning the presidency (with proceeds from his book); (2) Romney was BORN to money and what he didn't receive at birth, he married; (3) There has been a deficit since 1998, President Obama has, so far, added less to the deficit than President Bush--granted, this does not include future spending, but that, one can hope, will be made up for by future revenues :) and; (4) EVERYONE who can find this site can use Google and Google will tell you that the price of gas was WAY higher in 2005 (Katrina) then it is now. Also, in 2008, it was higher than it is now. To the ignoramus that refuses to Google gas prices: Honey, did you maybe move from California to Alaska OR did you maybe downgrade from a Hummer to a Prius? I'm just trying to help you out. Republicans and Democrats need to get over it. Politics just IS. Further, as a general rule, no candidate is going to get 100% of his/her policies passed --as is only fair-- and no sitting Congress is going to go completely half-cocked (there is reelection to think about, you know).

nonmember avatar AZGirl

Lastly: To all of you people who are SO excited by all the things you think you know (FYI the ObamaLies site, while ingenious, is mostly spin--please feel free to check FactCheck) please, please, download or get a paper copy of all of these regulations that you are railing against. I know, reading comprehension- especially legislation can be difficult, but try. I promise you, getting your information from the source and not talking points from entertainment professionals (not news reporters--that profession is mostly dead) will be refreshing and allow you to make up your own minds. I promise you, what you find will surprise you :)

bills... billsfan1104

Azgirl take your own advice. Factcheck is not a source. Its a liberal site.

Celia... Celiacelia

I graduated in the summer of 2007 gas prices were almost 5 bucks in so cal

tbruc... tbrucemom

Welcome back Jenny, I missed reading your articles and feel your pain! I have to add a comment regarding a pro-Obama article that I just read that asked why do people who don't agree with the writer read their articles and comment? The same can be said for the people who are reading and commenting on this article from the other side.

Doomy234 Doomy234

All you people griping about gas prices from 05-july 08, that still does not change the fact that in Dec 2008 gas prices were on average $1.80 a gallon. You're telling me that a $3 drop in gas prices in SIX MONTHS is not a good thing? I'd say thats pretty GREAT! Now its back up to $4 and you say were not back in downfall?

By the way, little fact. our government makes something like 40 cents for every dollar of gas, the oil companies make like 6 cents. So yeah, mr. prez DOES have an effect of gas prices. He can make ways to drill for more oil in our own country instead of fighting for ridiculously competitive oil fields in other countries. Not only would this make us more independent from foreign oil, it lowers the cost of importing, gives us control of our resources AND would give hundreds of thousands of jobs! Which was a decision Mr. Obama refused. He very blatantly said "No way, Jose!"

nonmember avatar Lexi jordan

Oh dear lord. I live in Canada, so my gas prices going up consistently for the past 10 years is all Obama's fault right? NO! It's about supply and demand, do any republicans knows anything about Economics??? Gas is in higher demand ALL OVER THE WORLD! Unless govt's everywhere decided to go against energy giants NOTHING at all is going to happen to gas prices. FYI the usa produces barely any of it's own so duh your prices would be higher cause you have to buy it from some one else. gas still cost's more in Canada, most places here it's at $4.50-$5.00 a gallon and going to increase to $6.00 in the next 3 months!

Jenny, get your head straight. No President, Rep or Dem, is going to fix the USA in any 'reasonable' amount of time!

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