There is a brain-draining drama taking place all across the United States: Republicans in denial of, and traumatized by their loss of the White House.
The failure of the republican party to gain control of the executive branch has caused a flurry of reasons and excuses as to why they lost so handily this election cycle. So far, we have heard it was voter fraud, illegals voting for Obama, Democratic voter suppression (now there's a good one), election machine malfunctions, Obama's "gifts" to poorer voting blocs, smaller republican voter turn-out, democratic voter intimidation, Mitt Romney's lack of appeal.....the list goes on and on and ironically, describes many of their own tactics.
Although several prominent republicans have faced the reality of a seriously defective party platform and out dated philosophies, most republicans have resorted to the psyhco-babble of calling for open revolt, secession, impeachment, name-calling and pure anger. Sadly, this is the only unreasonable recourse they feel they have left. Rather than admit any wrong doing on their part, they choose to blame everyone and everything else for their failure.....the very definition of failing upwards. Unfortunately, the fringe republicans and most tea-party republicans simply do not want to hear, and refuse to believe their own rhetoric caused their defeat......they continue to pursue and attempt to justify their denial of the facts.
Truth and fact appear to be the enemy of many republicans, and the fact that the tea-party republicans contributed greatly to the demise of several down-ballot republicans too, one would logically think this is a time for reflection and introspection. The great gamble of 2012 has produced few positives for republicans, even with the super-pacs and financial support of the Koch brothers, Sheldon Addleson and the like. Totally convinced and supremely confident, they honestly, seriously, felt they simply could not lose. Problem is, they are like a swimmer with no left arm or leg who can swim very fast, but only in circles.
Perhaps this loss is the medicine necessary to cure the republican philosophical infirmities rampant among too many members of the "party" of delusional proposals and idealogical impositions. To stay their present course, is a sure path to political extinction.