We rank the most churlish reactions to President Obama's reelection -- and Donald Trump is a winner!
(Credit: Salon/Benjamin Wheelock)
As election night wore on and an Obama victory became more and more likely, conservatives began explaining away the loss for Mitt Romney and other Republicans. On Fox, Bill O’Reilly kicked it off on a sour note, predicting on Fox News: “Obama wins because it’s not a traditional America anymore. The white establishment is the minority. People want things.” Then it deteriorated.
The sorest losers, ranked in order:
1). Donald J. Trump, for his tweet:
He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!
Trump has since deleted this tweet, maybe after he learned Obama would not lose the popular vote.
Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
We couldn't beat the margin of media. Gotta learn from this and gear up for the next one.— John Nolte (@NolteNC) November 7, 2012
Winners: Barack Obama, Saul Alinsky, Nate Silver, Bayes, Jay Pharaoh, Lee Miringoff. Losers: Me, America.— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 7, 2012
This would be a great time to own a company that makes survival seeds, guns, or that sells gold. Lol. #TeaPartyVotes— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) November 7, 2012
Anyway, being a spineless moderate doesn't win you the election? Good deal. Rand Paul 2016.— Matthew Hurtt (@matthewhurtt) November 7, 2012
Transmit to Vladimir that he's likely to get to see what that flexibility talk was all about.— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) November 7, 2012
We also don't know 4 sure that the public is as pathetically wrongheaded as it appears. It really could be they rely on a corrupt media— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) November 7, 2012
You can take $718 billion from Medicare, so long as you have a media to swear on a pack of Bibles you did no such thing.— SquatchPride69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) November 7, 2012
I'm sorry, but the GOP generally picked shit candidates. And with the media on the Dem side, we have to be perfect and even then....— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) November 7, 2012
Dear President Obama's Team: Thanks at least for not making us have to stay up all night.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 7, 2012
NBC calling it for the fake Indian.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 7, 2012
WI? PA? That's it folks. TV off. Moochers, trial lawyers, union goons -- they win the day. Sorry, but that's the pathetic truth.— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) November 7, 2012
This election is showing that payoffs and bailouts and a palace guard media win elections.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 7, 2012
"The road to despotism is paved with "fairness.""— Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell) November 7, 2012
Curbstomping election. Who knew nominating someone ridiculously unlikable would create such a result?— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) November 7, 2012
No mas. No mas.— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) November 7, 2012
The good news is the promise of continued massive unemployment among young people.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 7, 2012