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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:25 AM

I have post election depression. do you?

dont get me wrong, im ecstatic we won seats in the house and senate and im delighted obama won big. but now i want another election high. the pre-election excitement is intoxicating..

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Reply I have post election depression. do you? (Original post)
mgcgulfcoast Nov 2012 OP
OhZone Nov 2012 #1
mgcgulfcoast Nov 2012 #2
geckosfeet Nov 2012 #3
mgcgulfcoast Nov 2012 #5
geckosfeet Nov 2012 #26
Sunlei Nov 2012 #4
nc4bo Nov 2012 #6
mgcgulfcoast Nov 2012 #7
lunatica Nov 2012 #8
mgcgulfcoast Nov 2012 #9
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #38
JSK Nov 2012 #10
Turborama Nov 2012 #25
DCBob Nov 2012 #11
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #12
Mass Nov 2012 #13
patricia92243 Nov 2012 #14
faithfulcitizen Nov 2012 #15
amuse bouche Nov 2012 #16
Whisp Nov 2012 #17
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #18
Quantess Nov 2012 #19
LisaL Nov 2012 #20
ellie Nov 2012 #21
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #22
Zoeisright Nov 2012 #23
Jennicut Nov 2012 #24
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #27
RosedaleGuy Nov 2012 #28
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #29
otohara Nov 2012 #31
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #30
cheezmaka Nov 2012 #35
Awsi Dooger Nov 2012 #32
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #33
ffr Nov 2012 #34
EmilyAnne Nov 2012 #36
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #37
sofa king Nov 2012 #39

Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:29 AM

1. Oh no. Not at all.

Just too relieved that the country won't be destroyed under Romney now.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:32 AM

2. i just want another high like tuesday night.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:32 AM

3. I have post election anger. All I am hearing is conservatives whining about how/why they lost.

WTF? What's wrong with this picture?

The media is celebrating - celebrating by covering the come to jesus introspection and soul searching of the loser conservatives.

WTF?

Why are they not covering the new faces and people in the senate. Elizabeth Warren! Angus King! Come on media?

WTF?

I guess it's easier to find disgruntled loser teabaggers on the street and talk to them rather than US senators.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:42 AM

5. not a time for anger.

laugh at the losers!!

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:49 PM

26. Yes - that too!

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:38 AM

4. We can light that excitement fire under any Congress member who dares to obstruct America

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:47 AM

6. Best phrase I can think of is bittersweet, not depression....

The sweet: Very happy PBO was re-elected but his coattails weren't long or strong enough in North Carolina.

Bitter, because NC's electorate voted in a Republican candidate for Governor and now has entirely Republican majority legislature, fracking on the table, tax cuts for the 1%er and the wealthy, cuts to public education and services for the poor, deregulation of God only knows what business, cuts/limits on birth control/abortion and women's health services - all of these things will be in our future and absolutely nothing can be done about it.

The GOP has free reign now to pass whatever crap they want in NC. Unchecked, no balances. I have the sinking feeling that voters will feel betrayed and will be looking for a clean, moderate candidate to come in and govern from the middle, not the fringe. We're going to have to be ready for that, we have to start now.

Standing on his platform of fiscal conservatism, the Gov. Elect requested executive security services and a State car and driver 2 months before he's even sworn in - unprecedented and so the hypocrisy begins to take form.

NC Dems are going to have to organize and begin sifting through and promoting candidates that will appeal to the electorate in 2014 and 2016. Wish we had some of POTUS' mojo here, we are going to need it!!

So no, no post election depression here, it's closer to post election anger and figuring out how to use that anger in productive ways.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:52 AM

7. republican excess led to our victory

let the NC repukes be as extreme as possible. we will gain in the end.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:54 AM

8. I actually can't wait to see what happens now

Here in California the Democrats have a Super Majority in the legislature!! I can't fucking wait to see this buggy go into a higher gear with Governor Brown! This Nation has finally stepped into the 21st Century and even though I fully expect the Republicans to fight tooth and nail we are headed in the right direction in spite of them.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:56 AM

9. awesome!!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:05 AM

38. +1 nt

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:58 AM

10. HELL NO

But I am depressed at all the signs from the Boner et al that their behavior and obstructionism will be no different than it has been for the last two years. They wouldn't even accept the President's phone calls on election night? Disgusting.

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Response to JSK (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:16 PM

25. Hang on a minute, aren't they supposed to be the ones doing the calling?

Calling a victor to congratulate them is how it works, not vice versa.

How was that conversation going to start? "Hi, I won. Congratulate me!"

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:59 AM

11. Im still euphoric over beating Robme and the billionaire boys club.

What's entertaining now is watching the meltdown in the GOP and how they will deal with losing this one. This could be a real turning point in American politics. The excitement is not over!

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:07 AM

12. Am so over it and ready to move on to the mid election. We dems have to maintain what we have

 

and gain seats. We just can't vote every 4 yrs. We aren't finished we have to show up at the mid elections. It is a must. So all we must show up at 2014 mid elections or everything we gained will be lost.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:11 AM

13. I understand the feeling, even if we did very well in MA

We of course voted massively for Obama against "favorite son" Romney (not so much favorite).

We got back the second Senate seat that we lost in 2010.

We reelected or elected 9 Democratic Representatives including Joe Kennedy with a 25% margin and John Tierney with a 1% margin.

But we also increased our margin in the State House, that was also overwhelming and the Senate stayed the same with 4 Republican Senators.

Yeah!!!

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:21 AM

14. I'm relieved. I was nervous and apprehensive before we won. Glad to be rid of that feeling and

replace it with happiness and optomistic hope.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:32 AM

15. No...I'll be riding this high for a while!

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:09 AM

16. No, I was so sick of seeing that lying sack Willard The Rat

24/ 7. Not to mention the endless evil ads. You would have to live in a swing state

to appreciate the agony of them. They nearly drove me over the edge

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:13 AM

17. that pre election intoxication you had...

that's the reason MSNBC went all horserace on us all.

it shouldn't be that way - it shouldn't be like a sports game.

there is so much riding for so many people. those pundits make enough money to get the best health insurance, they can afford good homes in safe areas, they can afford any medication they need, they are very comfortable where so many are not and how they played with people's lives like that, is shameful.

Can you imagine a parent believing that the race was so close and thinking their sick kid may not be able to get the medical help they can from ACA right now, that they will not have it if Romney was elected?

I think that's Sick!

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:38 AM

18. My depression is limited to sadness that racism and bigotry won the day in NC.

I posted--repeatedly--about the Dem numbers in NC exceeding Repub numbers
by >800,000 voters. Looking at the final vote, it was quite clear that
racism played a role in the outcome in NC. Very sad.

However, I'm ecstatic about the national outcome with a clear
win for President Obama AND the Senate seats won!

I couldn't handle the anxiety of another election like that right now. Enough!

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:39 AM

19. NO! I am still pumped up from the wins.

Plus, I am glad it's over and I don't have to see Mitt Romney so much anymore.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:41 AM

20. Considering Obama won, why would I?

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:06 AM

21. No, I am so relieved that it is over

I can barely contain my glee. Now I can go back to my regular activities of staring out windows, constant napping, and looking at cat videos on the internet.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:11 AM

22. Glad it's done.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:19 AM

23. Hell no!!

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:21 AM

24. It was extremely stressful. I can relax, at least for two years.

Too much election anxiety was not good for my health.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:52 PM

27. No. I had election fatigue and I'm happy and relieved it's over.

Right now I'm enjoying drinking the sweet tears of the defeated GOPers and reveling in the reality that we don't have to look at or think about Mitt Romney any more. Pretty soon I'll just go back to doing normal stuff and won't waste hours on the Internet.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:30 PM

28. I'm still shamelessly basking in schadenfreude

I reveling in the misery and shock of the FOX news crowd. It's just too funny how despondent they are. It's the end of the world to them. The moochers have won. The irrationality is immense.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:36 PM

29. On cloud 9 and loving it

Still having a blast. My girlfriend thinks i've lost it. I have. i am in such a good mood and i am just laughing at all the crap the Rs and their entertainers are spewing. What or who haven't they blamed yet? Themselves.
That's the fun of it all.
David Frum was on morning Joe and he stated it correctly. At a tea party gathering the members believe that taxes have gone up and that the gov't has paid out (i think the figure was $ 1 trillion) in welfare. And he tells them they are wrong. But they believe what their "entertainers" (as he put it) tell them.
Reality Check.

So happy about the re-election. The Rs have disrespected him from the start and threw everything at him and I believe they are IN SHOCK over his re-election.

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Response to Filibuster Harry (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:08 PM

31. I'm Gloating, But

until we take back the house...the fight goes on and on.
They still hate the president with vengeance and will not work with him.
I go back and forth.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:37 PM

30. Not at all.

This election was long and nerve racking. I'm glad we won but I'm just as glad it's over.

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:54 PM

35. Me too Doc!

the hours of canvassing, dealing with Republican friends, constantly watching polls, and always on the edge wondering "what if?"

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:15 PM

32. I'm very depressed that Shelley Berkley lost in Nevada

That was a winnable race, the only one of that description that we blew.

Berkley was my congresswoman for a long time in NV-1. She is extremely loyal to the party, showing up at even the most minor events, as Jon Ralston correctly emphasized. I was very impressed that she spoke up loudly against the anti-internet gambling bill when it was disgracefully attached to a must-pass port security bill in literally the final minutes of the Bill Frist GOP lame duck senate in 2006. That bill has destroyed online sports and poker for United States residents, and all because Frist wanted some brownie points from the far right wing in case he ran for president in 2008.

Unfortunately, Berkley made some mistakes in this campaign. Somehow she allowed Dean Heller to get the jump on her in the Spanish media in Las Vegas. It might have been the only example in the country where a Republican benefited from that type of thing. Heller suddenly wasn't as strange or threatening to the Hispanic population and once Berkley had a bogus -- IMO -- ethics charge dumped on her in July, she consistently "won" the poll category of most ethically challenged. It was just enough to put Heller over the top. Berkley won only 85% of Democrats statewide and trailed Obama's margin by huge numbers in Clark County.

Sickening race. But I've got to say the Nevada GOP commercials are always effective in statewide races, far beyond what the Republicans run nationally. Every time I saw those spots I'd cringe because they were having impact.

Also, Berkley somehow decided she needed to be grotesquely tan this year, and with a weird new hair style that didn't match her facial features or the tan. You wouldn't believe how many cocktail waitresses or other casino employees would immediately mention Berkley's appearance when I brought up the senate race. It was an online topic also. That altered appearance might have been enough in such a tight race.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:22 PM

33. nope, very content, satisfied and hopeful. nt

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:37 PM

34. Did you pop too many Champagne bottles on Tuesday?

Only now am I coming out of the euphoric state of GOTV mode. And the fact that Obama-Biden won still hasn't sunk in. But I can tell you all that stress to prevent the Romney Ryan War on America Train from winning has affected me in ways I didn't think it would. PTSD it is not, but I'm quite emotional at the gravity of it all. Especially when it comes to PBO, our democracy, its traditions and the respect it deserves.

Our struggles moving forward will be mighty. So long as I feel I'm doing the best I can for our nation, I don't think there will be time in my schedule for depression.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:03 AM

36. I have post election ELATION.

Plus, I am sleeping really well.

Just enjoy watching all the meltdowns, implosions and infighting.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:07 AM

37. I know exactly how you feel

You sort of feel a void after the election is over. After all the build up it's a bit of a letdown when it's over.

Plus, it makes me sad that I will never get to vote for Barack Obama again, and that it might be a long time before we have a presidential candidate I am this excited about.

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Response to mgcgulfcoast (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:44 AM

39. Nope, I'm happy and I am glad it's over.

After 2000, I'll never again look forward to pre-election excitement. Now I view politics with the same caution that I view the weather: both can be predicted, both can be pleasant and pleasing, and both can sneak up on you, take everything you have, wreck your life, and kill people you care about--especially if you don't pay attention.

So for me, it was like watching two hurricanes in as many weeks, only one blew in fluffy pink unicorns and free stuff from Rush Limbaugh's wallet instead of the usual red tide of war, malice, and corruption.

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