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|Karl Rove's election-night meltdown has proven to be a harbinger of conservative freak-outs to come - Last week on election night, we saw the right-wing media and its audience have a collective meltdown after their fantasy world was shattered and Barack Obama won a second term. It was a big win for people who believe in numbers, and a loss for folks who prefer to have Karl Rove lie to them.
We had seen signs of stress within the party and its adherents leading to to the election, and since then we've seen everyone from members of the GOP elite to right-wing foot soldiers go through the first four Kubler-Ross stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, and depression. (Whether they'll get to acceptance remains to be seen.)
Below are several examples of how conservatives at all levels have gone off the deep end in the days leading up to and following the election: