Commenter DelD at AoSHQ does a splendid job of capturing my attitude, minus the moving-to-Alaska fantasies. Quoted without permission:
So Obama won. It's not the end of the world. Everybody chill out.
1) It's hardly a popular vote blowout. McCain kept it close in a tough anti-republican climate, and there's a still a significant proportion of the population that's with us, nearly 50%, in fact.
2) If Barack does win, he do so only by pretending to be a centrist and a tax-cutter. And that lie is going to be exposed riki-tik. By 2010, the entire country will know just how liberal Obama is, and the pendulum will swing. It'll be up to us to see that it swings far enough.
3) It's important to remember that we're conservatives, not liberals, or "progressives" or whatever they're calling themselves this week.
Politics isn't our life, and if we lose an election cycle, we're still going to be happier as a group then they will ever be, even after they've won this one.
Like they always do, hardcore liberal voters have placed all their hopes and dreams into one, terribly flawed, terribly human basket. And without doubt they will be terribly disappointed, especially when they learn they've still got to pay their own mortgage and buy their own gas.
Their Messiah, ain't one, which will become painfully apparent to them soon enough.
Meanwhile, here on the right, we have low expectations of human nature and even lower expectations of government. It's hard to disappoint us.
And unlike the liberals, all of our hopes and dreams are in exactly the same place they were yesterday, in our family, our friends, our local community, in our work, in our religious faith, and in our country. Those are the great constants, always there for us even when we suffer the greatest of setbacks.
Yep, tough times are ahead, and we're going to have to fight like somsabitches to keep Obama and the Congress from screwing things up too much in the next two years. But, we've been there before, and we've prevailed before.
4) Don't give the f*tards on the left the satisfaction of seeing you all act like a bunch of hysterical schoolgirls. They're the ones who can't take defeat. We can take our lumps, get up, and keep fighting. We should be Happy Warriors. whose proper response to this is mockery, good humor, and hard work. We lost and elction, but we're still right, and they're still wrong.
Anyway, it's time to cowboy up, and get ready for the next go round.
The only thing I would add to that is that this election doesn't hurt. John McCain was a centrist, and was only our guy because he chose Sarah Palin for VP. This election isn't a repudiation of us or her, but of him.
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