Yes, it really is over. We were right, and Obama won his second term. Besides, if those other guys won, everytime you mentioned their names it would either sound like (a) a law firm. Or (b), a really bad legal drama. Do you really want four years of that? I didn't think so.
Now what? Maybe the first step is this. Up until this election, we've heard endless in-depth analysis of every possible angle on progressive politics you can imagine. In this, there have been lots of egos and bickering as they rehash the same points.
Are you a progressive?
What is a "progressive"? Sounds like a Python sketch.
I'm more of a progressive than YOU are.
And so on.
Does this solve anything? Other than filling time and space online, no. Instead, why not do this. Think of this as achieving a short term goal and then a long term one. First, defeat the neocons, which is done. Now, go back to holding Obama accountable for extending Bush's various policies. Because if those other guys had won, it's a fact that things would be much worse than they are now. Set aside your egos, and THEN maybe something like the Occupy _______ movement will actually get somewhere.
Today, symptoms are still there. It's back to all the job leads we can get. More in-person contacts and then work online at night. Also at times we just turn everything off and sit down. We went shopping yesterday, and just sat in the parking lot for a while. No thoughts about the election, the economy, or the latest political celebrity gossip.
We just want some sense of balance. We just want to not be bombarded with flashbacks and other torture every single day.