I’ve been feeling some empathy for all the Trump haters out there. After all, it must seem surreal for a Clinton lover to bash a President for sexual misconduct. Trump haters, a group which really isn’t as diverse as it first seems, are living in some seriously delusional, straw-grabbing insanity.
In this spirit, I have developed a small primer which might be of some assistance in gauging at what stage of dealing with the Trump victory the Trump hater is currently working on.
The seven emotional stages of dealing with Trump’s victory are usually understood to be :
1.Shock or disbelief-This is best typified by the series of YouTube videos dealing with election night hysterics from Hillary supporters. These are fairly easy to find. I like the one where Rachael Maddow cries on air. That was pretty funny, although there is some pretty stiff competition in this field. I don’t seem to stop being amused by these, though I suppose I will eventually weary of them. Anything is possible.
2.Denial-This would be best illustrated by Jill Stein’s recount efforts, heavily funded by Hillary supporters throwing good money after bad in a failed attempt to overturn the voting results. Jill Stein made a few bucks, and I believe it fizzled when Hillary actually started losing votes, that is, fraud started being uncovered in the larger cities where she actually won.
3. Bargaining-Probably best described by the attempt at getting electors in the electoral college to turn “faithless” and vote for somebody else besides Trump. I think John Kasitch was the fellow they were pushing. Hillary actually lost a few electors in this scheme. A couple defected to Bernie Sanders, one went to Ron Paul (that train has sailed), and somebody voted for an Indian Chief, who I don’t know anything about, but would probably have been the best President of all of these people.
4.Guilt-A sad faced Huma walking into Hillary’s Brooklyn base, crying her well coifed ass off. The corporate media had some self recrimination as well, as in “we were in the tank, but could we have been more in the tank?” Most Clintonians run from guilt, since it smacks of personal responsibility. I think it was established that Weiner should feel guilty, but to his credit, I don’t think he did. Hillary was a bad influence on his wife.
5.Anger-probably the easiest to find examples of. I am literally afraid to talk to anyone I know casually about this election. The Hillary nuts want to tangle about this this so they have someone to focus their hate on. The corporate media is in full blown temper tantrum mode. Russian hackers turned out to be a nonstarter. Julian Assange, the only honest person in the world at this point, says he got the emails from DNC leakers who liked Bernie, and most believe him (I do). American traitor John McCain ( see proof here) gave the FBI a file about Trump golden showers even tabloids wouldn’t run due to lack of any sourcing or proof. The anger out there is palpable.
6.Depression–This will kick in after Inauguration Day for Trump Haters. That’s when this gets real. Get ready too, because Trump is not screwing around. He will fight back.
7.Acceptance/hope-the good news is even the most ardent American Trump haters will benefit once Trump makes America great again. That should cheer them up. Watching them cycle through the stages has cheered me up, and made for some great television.