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How to Survivify: When Democrats Lose on Election Day

While fewer people vote for candidates in US elections vs. on American Idol, sad to say, those people who do follow politics tend to be passionate about candidates, campaigns and elections. Whether you live Inside the Beltway or half a continent away, the obsession can be just as strong. Given the vicious negative ads, the pundits leading slanted (I mean fair and balanced) "newscasts" on Fox News, and the hundreds of millions in candidates' personal funds spent on races that could have otherwise fed medium-sized countries, it's a miracle that we survive elections at all.

But beyond these grim realities of today's politics, it still comes down to the many things at stake with each election. For Democrats, this means the social safety net. And Democrats tend to wear their hearts on their sleeves, which adds to the tragic sense of loss any time they suffer reversals at the polls.

Here are some coping mechanisms.

Look on the bright side:

  • This too shall pass.
  • No time to mope. Another election is only 2 years away!
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Tips from the trenches:

  • If you didn't vote, shame on you.
  • You could always move to a Red state to help out the Democrats there.
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Words of Wisdom

All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats. -Groucho Marx