First there is disbelief:
We elected this guy as president? No way!
Then there is denial:
I won't watch him on TV, listen to him on the radio, I won't say his name, and so on (some of us kept this up for years).
The birth of Shrillblog. Impeach!
Anger is followed by acceptance:
Shrillblog goes quiet.
Acceptance brings hope:
The election can't get here soon enough. Maybe, just maybe, things will change. It looks like the Democrats will win! Yeah!
But hope gives way to fear:
What if the Republicans use their dirty tricks to win again? Oh no, it looks like they might! Shrillblog has a flicker of new life.
Fear is followed by determination:
I won't let them win. I'll donate money, volunteer time, do whatever it takes to make sure the dirty tricks won't work this time.
And finally, resolution:
We did it! We won! It's over!
Or, horror of horrors, back to step one and disbelief:
I can't believe the Republicans won. I just don't understand how that happened. I am so depressed.