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5 Stages of Grief Over Mitt Romney's Loss

by Jenny Erikson on November 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM

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.

 

Image via cletch/Flickr

Filed Under: 2012 election, barack obama, corporations, economy, election, in the news, mitt romney, politics, supreme court, taxes, white house

Comments

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  • bills...
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    billsfan1104

    November 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM
    Welcome Back Jenny. I have been wondering where you were. I hope all is well.
  • Zoeberry
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    Zoeberry

    November 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Oh please...if you think Mitt cared anything about people making less than a million a year in this country, you were dreaming. Cry me a river.


  • Histo...
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    HistoryMamaX3

    November 14, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    We have far more important things to worry about right now than what happened in Beghazi... like who was sleeping with who in the higher ups! A murdered ambassador was SO yesterday...

    Seriously, this is all so shamefull... but there wasn't much that Romeny was going to do different- no matter which one of them were to take office, things were still moving in a bad direction. :-(


  • cmjaz
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    cmjaz

    November 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM
    I'm not sure how long liberals will let Obama get away with blaming Bush for the bad economy while ignoring all evidence that the debt is Obama's. But I think they'll let him get away with it til he leaves office. My daughter was shocked to know that gas was only $1.98 gallon when bush left office. I think $5 per gallon by 2015 will be optomistic.
    I love how major corporations tell the truth about how obamacare is going to cost jobs with their company, the liberals try to shut them up. Its like they don't want to hear the truth. They would rather have a nasty surprise rather than be prepared?
  • Richa...
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    Richard Sealy

    November 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM
    Your right Obamas economy has alot to go but you as all other republicans forget what a ff*&king mess Bush left. Worst economy in US history. Took 12 yrs to recover from the great depression
  • bills...
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    billsfan1104

    November 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM
    Bwhahhhhahhhhah Richard
  • jkm89
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    jkm89

    November 14, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Oh, Jenny.


  • eupeptic
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    eupeptic

    November 14, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    cmjaz, gasbuddy.com has a chart of U.S. gas prices with data that goes back to January, 2001. Supply and demand plays more of a role in the price of gasoline than the president does. (There was less demand for gas after the recession so there was more gas available than was being sold... as such the price dropped. To simply imply that Bush was directly responsible for the gas being that cheap isn't being fully honest. He was only responsible for the gas prices at that time in the sense that he didn't do more to prevent the recession from occurring in the first place.)

    And Jenny, if it helps back on March 17th, 2012 it was stated in an audio file of a spiritual conference call (at the 27 minute mark) on the channelingerik.com blog that Obama would win the election (and later by a different spirit channeled by a different medium). If you want to know ahead of time who will win in 2016 just keep your eyes on that blog around that time.


  • jessa...
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    jessasmamma

    November 14, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    I am so tired of the Obama vs. Romney battles and arguments. I do not identify myself as a Democrat OR a Republican. I am still young and figuring out my beliefs, etc. I did A LOT of research about Obama AND Romney before making my decision on who to vote for. 

    This is how I feel : Obama was left with a huge mess to clean up. From the wars, to the economy, etc. Whoever was put into office after Bush was going to have their work cut out for them, regardless of what party they associate themselves with, regardless of anything. They had their work cut out for them. Obama had his chance. He had 4 years. He didn't even begin cleaning up the mess, he only added to it. In my personal opinion, we should have given someone else a chance. But that didn't happen. Obama is the president of this country for another 4 years, like it or not. So everyone who's trying to seceed from the US or is throwing a fit because they didn't get their way - needs to get over it. We live in the UNITED States of America. We need to pull together and support our president, and our country. Because if we don't - we're just going to make the target on our backs (as a country) even bigger. We're all adults, and honestly - it's time that EVERYONE starts acting like it.


  • jessa...
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    jessasmamma

    November 14, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Also - regarding the gas prices - people can say whatever they want about the gas prices being lower when Bush was president, but I VERY CLEARLY remember paying $4.99 a GALLON during the summer of 2009. And that was when Bush was president. Obama is president now and I am paying $2.99 a gallon. 

    That being said - the president has little to no control over the gas prices. Seriously people, use google - it IS your friend. 


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