Has there ever been such a negative reaction to the results of a presidential election in modern American history? Yes, those that supported Barack Obama are celebrating greatly right now, but the other half of the country is really freaking out. Over the past 48 hours there has been a very powerful outpouring of emotion that has included a strange mix of mourning, anguish, frustration, grief, despair, panic and fear. Yes, the more conservative half of the country was disappointed after Bill Clinton’s two victories, and they were certainly not pleased with what happened in 2008, but those were viewed as temporary setbacks.
What happened on Tuesday night is being viewed as something else entirely. Shocked conservatives are describing the election results as “catastrophic” and many believe that there is no hope that America will ever be turned around again. The reality that we are about to go through another four years of Barack Obama in the White House is starting to set in, and this is shaking a lot of people to the core. If you are conservative, you will likely find many of the quotes below to be quite sobering. If you are liberal, you will likely find many of the quotes below to be quite hilarious. But there is one thing that everyone should be able to agree on – America is more divided today than at any other time in the post-World War II era and half of the country feels like they were just punched in the stomach.
The following are 16 quotes that show how much people are freaking out about another four years of Barack Obama…
#1 Rush Limbaugh: “I went to bed last night thinking we’re outnumbered. I went to bed last night thinking all this discussion we’d had about this election being the election that will tell us whether or not we’ve lost the country. I went to bed last night thinking we’ve lost the country. I don’t know how else you look at this.”
#2 Sarah Palin: “Well, unfortunately, we know what we will get with four more years of Obama. This really is a catastrophic setback to our economy and to any opportunity that we would have for Supreme Court justices to be appointed who would be strict adherents to the traditional interpretation of what our Constitution says.”
#3 Marc Faber: “I am surprised with the reelection of Mr. Obama. The S&P is only down like 30 points. I would have thought that the market on his reelection should be down at least 50%…I think Mr. Obama is a disaster for business and a disaster for the United States. Not that Mr. Romney would be much better, but the Republicans understand the problem of excessive debt better than Mr. Obama who basically doesn’t care about piling up debt. You also have in the background Mr. Bernanke, who with artificially low interest rates enables the debt to essentially escalate endlessly.”
#4 Ron Paul: “The majority dictates against the minority. So, right now the majority are receiving a check…That is why people were sort of surprised with these conditions that this president can get reelected. That is a bad sign in that there are more on the receiving end. People do not want anything cut. They want all the bailouts to come. They want the Fed to keep printing money.”
#5 Donald Trump: “Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble…like never before.”
#6 Jim Rogers: “It’s going to be more inflation, more money printing, more debt, more spending”
#7 Glenn Beck: “So I sat there on my set last night and what I said, I think about this time yesterday, was I caught myself halfway in the middle of a monologue and I think I cleared my throat and I said, I’m biting my tongue here to say things that I ‑‑ hopefully I won’t have to say tomorrow. But I got up yesterday at 3:00 in the morning and I knew. And I couldn’t sleep and I started to say my prayers and I got up and kneeled down by the edge of my bed and I knew that ‑‑ or I suspected that my mind’s not God’s mind, and the peace and the comfort that he had given me and so many of my friends was not about an election. God’s about a bigger picture than an election or a candidate. God is about the freedom of mankind. God is about the Constitution, which is a divinely inspired.”
#8 Tanner Lee Cook: “I am honestly sick to my stomach. I have lost all hope in America as a nation. Its time we start to feel sorry for ourselves.”
#9 Laura Ingraham: “Axelrod’s mustache lives. America’s economy dies.”
#10 Robert Sewell, MD: “Notice to all patients, Prepare for LONG LINES & government denial of care. That’s what you have voted for today. Hope you Love Obamacare”
#11 Richard Viguerie of ConservativeHQ.com: “The battle to take over the Republican Party begins today and the failed Republican leadership should resign”
#12 Bryan Fischer: “Today was Pearl Harbor. Tomorrow we begin planning for Normandy.”
#13 A Small Business Owner In Nevada: “I had to lay off 22 people today to make sure that my business is gonna thrive and I’m gonna be around for years to come. I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way. Elections do have consequences, but so do choices. A choice you make every day has consequences and you know what, I’ve always put my employees first, but unfortunately today I have to put me and my family first, and you watch what’s gonna happen. I’m just one guy with 114 employees — well was 114 employees — watch what happens in the next six months. The Dow alone lost 314 points today. There’s a tsunami coming and if you didn’t think this election had consequences, just wait.”
#14 Ted Nugent: “Goodluk America u just voted for economic & spiritual suicide. Soulless fools”
#15 Michelle Malkin: “My counsel to you tonight: Please, do not be bitter. Do not fall prey to the Beltway blame game. Do not get mired in small things. Do not become vengeful creatures like our political opponents who voted out of spite instead of love of country. We still have boundless blessings to count — and to secure. I remain a proud, unrepentant believer in the American Dream. And I know you do, too. Freedom will endure because we will keep fighting for it. We can’t afford not to, friends.”
#16 Joseph Farah: “For many of us, the unthinkable has happened.
America has decisively turned the corner away from the constitutional principles of limited government and self-government with the re-election of Barack Obama.
There may be no way home for us.
For those of us who fundamentally reject Obama’s policies, things are going to get very rough for the next four years. We have allowed our fellow Americans to pronounce judgment on the nation.”
Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ .