The 5 Stages of Grief:
The Trumpettes (aka, the Branch Trumpidians), as we all know, have been in Denial for a long time. I mean, a loooooooooong time. We all tried in many different ways (subtlety, directly, softly, harshly, using facts, Trumps own words, his past record, his associations, his flip-flopping, his crassness and crudeness). All to no avail.
Then they went into an extended stage of Anger (at everyone other than Trump himself). They lashed out at conservatives, constitutionalists, Never Trumpers, and many others – issuing verbal and physical threats, hurling insults, name calling, banning and banishing.
They have now entered into the Bargaining stage. It’s where they twist themselves into oddly-shaped pretzels of illogic when trying to explain the latest Trump flip-flop, or their continued defending of him and his shifting positions. It’s when they stop verbally abusing those who disagree with them, and instead start pleading and bargaining for anyone to “please, please vote for Donald Trump”. Pathetic groveling is to be expected as each day goes by with yet another of many, daily reversals of positions on key issues by their one and only Mr. Trump.
As it gets closer to election day the Depression will begin to set in. The poll numbers will continue to get worse. They won’t be able to recognize the man whom they invested so much of their time, energy, fortune and sorely misplaced hope. The writing will be on the wall, and the late evening of November 8 will sink them into the deepest parts of their depression.
Acceptance occurs sometime after the holidays, after the new year kicks in. The reality will settle in like a bad reality TV show. The inevitable swearing in of Hillary on January 17 will be their last day of transition from their depression into a begrudging acceptance of the reality of what they had done, what their “dear leader” had done, and what lies ahead (for themselves and for the nation).
It’s also when TrumpTV/TNN (aka, Trump News Network) becomes available for the few remaining deluded fools who still believe in their Great White Leader (these are the Alt Reich members of the cult; for them there is no hope).
Unfortunately, we common sense constitutional conservatives are left to clean up after their awful mess.