It’s come to this: Grief counselors meeting with Democrats over election; Update: Pelosi plans party to celebrate Congress’s “accomplishments”

posted at 6:10 pm on November 8, 2010 by Allahpundit

I don’t know what they’re so depressed about. With Nancy Pelosi back in charge, surely they’re only two years away from a new House majority.

A staffer for a congressional Democrat who came up short on Tuesday reports that a team of about five people stopped by their offices this morning to talk about payroll, benefits, writing a résumé, and so forth, with staffers who are now job hunting.

But one of the staffers was described as a “counselor” to help with the emotional aspect of the loss — and a section in the packet each staffer was given dealt with the stages of grief (for instance, Stage One being anger, and so on).

“It was like it was about death,” the staffer said. “It was bizarre.” The staffer did say the portions about the benefits and résumé writing were instructive.

Stage One isn’t anger, it’s denial. Anger is Stage Two. Which makes me think that maybe this is actually a covert way of trying to torpedo Pelosi’s bid for minority leader. (Her office says she wasn’t the one who sent the counselors.) The only conceivable psychological explanation for why House liberals would want to retain her is that they’re stuck in Stage One; if the counselors can move them to Stage Two, then, just possibly, the healing can begin. We’ll know they’re on the track to “wellness” when they dump her and we start seeing more enraged rants about the “white right” and their “temper tantrum” online.

Exit question: What’s next, grief counselors for stressed-out mafia bosses? Oops!

Update: Going to be a long, long time before they’re off Stage One:

Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the United States House of Representatives requests the pleasure of your company at a reception honoring the Accomplishments of the 111th Congress on Wednesday, the tenth day of November, two thousand ten at three thirty in the afternoon Cannon Caucus Room 345 Cannon House Office Building


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LMFAOROF! Christmas is early this year.

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Good Grief…

right2bright on November 8, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Aww, I feel bad for them…..well look at that, I’m over it.

milwife88 on November 8, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Who is paying for all of this? Oh, yeah. I am sure it is us.

BetseyRoss on November 8, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Conan! What is best in life?!

PackerBronco on November 8, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Exit question: What’s next, grief counselors for stressed-out mafia bosses? Oops!

This ain’t the Soprano’s!

upinak on November 8, 2010 at 6:15 PM

How long til the acceptance stage?

Socmodfiscon on November 8, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Grief counselors are for people who have lost loved ones to death.

Did we see Repubs bringing in grief counselors when Dems took over everything? Why no, we did not.

Babies. Stop being drama queens and get down to cooperating with us. Or just get in the trunk.

inviolet on November 8, 2010 at 6:16 PM

There have been times when I’ve disagreed with AP but this is certainly NOT one of them. This is as spot on as it gets. The crying and whining and whining and crying goes on unabated. Perhaps some grief counselors should be provided for several of the lefty bloggers….just to get them to stage 2. In my 65 years I’ve never seen or heard anything like it. I hope they all pull through….because there’s more of the same coming in two years.

GoldenEagle4444 on November 8, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Good Grief…

right2bright on November 8, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Good one sir!

fourdeucer on November 8, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Oh yeah. I remember back 10 years or so when outplacement counseling was used in the private sector. Unfortunately with the economy in the crapper and CEOs having to answer to their stockholders, that practice is long gone.

Typical waste of government spending….all those touchy/feely douche bag dems.

jbh45 on November 8, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Figures doesn’t it, here they thought Obama was their lifetime meal ticket.

tarpon on November 8, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Bunch of babies.

amerpundit on November 8, 2010 at 6:17 PM

With Nancy Pelosi back in charge, surely they’re only two years away from a new House majority.

Heh!

Seriously, I think the election results couldn’t have been better strategically for the GOP going into 2012.

Harry Reid – Nancy Pelosi – Obama

We can just recyle the ads for 2010 in 2012.

Norwegian on November 8, 2010 at 6:17 PM

The lamentation. It feeds me.

29Victor on November 8, 2010 at 6:18 PM

They still have the memories.

MikeA on November 8, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Man up.

ThePrez on November 8, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Up In The Air.

Denverslim on November 8, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Dem staffers have been sending out resumes for several months now. They knew that it was going to be bloodbath.

I disagree with your “stage 1″ as for the leadership it was not denial by delusion (full flight from reality) while denial is a genuine natural coping mechanism.

Kermit on November 8, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Time for the dems to Man Up for a change.

fourdeucer on November 8, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Boo Hoo hoo hoo ha ha ha HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Go in the corner and squirt some HA HA HA HA

THIS only gets better and better…

Kuffar on November 8, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Man up.

ThePrez on November 8, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Time for the dems to Man Up for a change.

fourdeucer on November 8, 2010 at 6:19 PM

heh.. think about what you said, and realize it will never happen.

upinak on November 8, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Dealing with your depression will require
A strong rope
milk crate
knot tying skills

or
an office several stories up, with a window.

Southernblogger on November 8, 2010 at 6:24 PM

How Beta. Is Nancy Pelosi the only Dem with a pair?

Dork B. on November 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Aww….maybe we can organize a group to go to DC and give out “Free Hugs” to the Democrats.

JetBoy on November 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM

How long til the acceptance stage?

Socmodfiscon on November 8, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Hell with that!!! How long until the Homeless Bum Drinking a Quart of Mad Dog on the Street Corner Stage???

BigWyo on November 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Update: Going to be a long, long time before they’re off Stage One:

One of those parties where everyone stands around, holding their drink, saying nothing…………… ROCK ON!

ThePrez on November 8, 2010 at 6:27 PM

they’re stuck in Stage One (deNile)

.
… so if we push hard enough int 2012, the D’s will be anNIhiLE ated?
.

Arbalest on November 8, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Aww….maybe we can organize a group to go to DC and give out “Free Hugs” to the Democrats.

JetBoy on November 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM

I`ll take the young, hot and busty ones……. Should they have any like that.

ThePrez on November 8, 2010 at 6:28 PM

I hear that a nice, long vacation half way around the world seems to help with the blues….Oh, and bringing a few hundred friends with ya doesn’t hurt too. So I have been told.

Electrongod on November 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the United States House of Representatives requests the pleasure of your company at a reception honoring the Accomplishments of the 111th Congress

I agree. Without Nancy Pelosi’s 111th Congress America never would have awoken from it’s deep sleep.

Thanks Nancy! Thanks 111th Congress!

darwin on November 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM

I hope that room they’re asking everyone to meet in is padded. I heard that it’s a strict dress code…white jacket affair.

conservativescientist on November 8, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Holy smokes, batman. this is really really getting goood.

ted c on November 8, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Pelosi plans party to celebrate Congress’s “accomplishments”

That’s quite a coincidence, my friends and I had that same exact kind of party last Tuesday night.

Eren on November 8, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Deny
Distort
Scapegoat
Destroy
Rewrite

Dork B. on November 8, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Same thing happened after the 2004 election. Their faces were all longer than their “candidate’s”.

Del Dolemonte on November 8, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Good move. Celebrate the destruction, and demise of ones country. Way to go sports.

MORONS!!!

Grief counselors? Were Republicans afforded such luxuries during their loss in 2006, and 2008? Doubtful.

capejasmine on November 8, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Far-Left Democrats: You know it has really suck big time when The people reject your oppressive Socialism.

You’ll excuse me, I’ll laughing at you the rest of the evening.

Chip on November 8, 2010 at 6:34 PM

My neighbor wouldn’t speak to me the eight years that Bush was in office and then suddenly became very friendly when zero attained that office. Now he’s back to ignoring me this last week. It may be 50 years before he resumes speaking again. I may have to have grief counseling.

/

dragondrop on November 8, 2010 at 6:34 PM

JACKWAGONS!!!!

darwin-t on November 8, 2010 at 6:34 PM

So they drive the car off the cliff and then throw a party for a job well done. Cash for Democrats?

Electrongod on November 8, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Nurse Ratchet………………………..

*Intercom message throughout the sanitarium*

..GaffeBiden,Pelosi,and Hopey still think their in power,
they are on floor #6,they are all in the Nurses lounge,they
think its the Oval Office

the MSM and Grayson are in the basement…they believe there
on the air,as MSNBC.

Chrissy,aka,TingeLoo,and Olby are in the Belfry,discussing
Tingulation,and the worst person in the Sanitarium…be
advised….tranquilize them first,ask questions later……

Reid…..thinks he`s Carter…….

Approach with Extreme Moderate Caution.(snark).

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:37 PM

I`ll take the young, hot and busty ones……. Should they have any like that.

ThePrez on November 8, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Can I haz some too

blatantblue on November 8, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the United States House of Representatives requests the pleasure of your company at a reception….

First order of business for Speaker Boehner should be to bill her personally for the cost of this idiocy.

James on November 8, 2010 at 6:39 PM

I only wish my future great-grandchildren were alive today to see how Pelosi and the 111th Congress are spending their money.

Cicero43 on November 8, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Can I haz some too

blatantblue on November 8, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Sure, but I`m not holding out much hope. Liberal woman don`t seem to have much in terms of looks and I don`t drink! :)

ThePrez on November 8, 2010 at 6:41 PM

They’re gonna party like it’s 1994!

ronsfi on November 8, 2010 at 6:41 PM

On the menu for Nancy’s little party
Crow…..lots and lots of crow!

Baked
boiled
fried
scalloped
broiled
poached

you get the idea.

milwife88 on November 8, 2010 at 6:42 PM

I’m wondering if Nancy’s little celebration isn’t going to be a forum for her to announce her retirement. Supposedly she’s told other members that she’ll do so if she doesn’t get the minority leader spot.

Could be just an empty threat to garner votes, but she wouldn’t be the first to resign after losing the top spot.

Hollowpoint on November 8, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Vengaboys – We like to Party! (The Vengabus)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zbi0XmGtMw&feature=channel

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Even better news – Grief Counseling is the one Industry that’s experiencing job growth right now.

Dork B. on November 8, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Well,look on the bright side,Pelosi will have a smaller
gavel!!

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the United States House of Representatives requests the pleasure of your company at a reception honoring the Accomplishments of the 111th Congress

didn’t we celebrate those accomplishments last Tuesday night/Wednesday morning????

ted c on November 8, 2010 at 6:48 PM

I sure as hell hope the Taxpayer is footing the bill for Nan-Nan’s party!

GarandFan on November 8, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Grief counselor?

Man up!

Pelosi plans party to celebrate Congress’s “accomplishments”

Am I invited? Will there be strippers?

patch on November 8, 2010 at 6:48 PM

That’s interesting. You know what I think the outgoing House Democrats should do.

MAYBE THEY SHOULD CHUG ON DOWN TO NAMBY PAMBY LAND WHERE MAYBE THEY COULD GET SOME SELF CONFIDENCE, THE JACKWAGONS!

heh. R Lee Ermy is my hero.

rihar on November 8, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the United States House of Representatives requests the pleasure of your company at a reception honoring the Accomplishments of the 111th Congress on Wednesday, the tenth day of November, two thousand ten at three thirty in the afternoon Cannon Caucus Room 345 Cannon House Office Building

On the menu:

Honey-glazed crow

Crap sandwiches

Cram-down brisket

Half-baked ideas

All the STFU you can drink

For dessert:

Two more years of Pelosi Pudding

hillbillyjim on November 8, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Just another tragic breakout of PESTS. Here is one of the symptoms to look for:

For some, the symptoms are private, but no less intense. My neighbor woke herself up in the middle of the night and realized she had been braying like a wounded donkey. It wasn’t until she talked to her husband in the morning that she realized it was probably a symptom of PESTS.

Do not approach anyone braying like a wounded donkey. It’s best to leave it to the professionals.

rsrobinson on November 8, 2010 at 6:51 PM

On the menu for Nancy’s little party
Crow…..lots and lots of crow!

Baked
boiled
fried
scalloped
broiled
poached

you get the idea.

milwife88 on November 8, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Don’t forget the SLURPEE!!

Here’s hoping all their grief counselors are like R. Lee Ermey!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APwfZYO1di4

Khun Joe on November 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Toilet clean-up in aisle three, please.
Toilet clean-up in aisle three.

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Cracks me up; Drudge had a photo up of Nancy doing the Hitler salute thing… Love Drudge for having such elephant balls.

Keemo on November 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Do not approach anyone braying like a wounded donkey. It’s best to leave it to the professionals.

rsrobinson on November 8, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Where’s Sigmund when you need him?

hillbillyjim on November 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM

So, they get counselling, while the rest of us are in depression?

OldEnglish on November 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Yeah, I remember reading about Capt. Max Pruss and the terrific celebration he held to commemorate the record-setting Atlantic crossing of the Hindenburg. Good times.

Cicero43 on November 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Crow…..lots and lots of crow!

milwife88 on November 8, 2010 at 6:42 PM

milwife88:)
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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PxZyE6Jgabo/TNaYUEy58ZI/AAAAAAAAnjY/UOopoljdwJk/s1600/theo2.jpg

From

http://www.theospark.net/

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Pelosi’s NASCAR party.

And those weren’t grief counselors, they were vultures, heh heh heh

Dhuka on November 8, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Lord have mercy on my district

blatantblue on November 8, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Wow, the leader of the Film Actors Guild himself? And I thought I had it bad in California.

malclave on November 8, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Where do I go to get in line for the mock pity-party? These clowns and their policies have put at least 10% of Americans out of work, with the actual number probably closer to 17%, and suddenly “unemployment” has become more than a word to them, and “the unemployed” has become more than a statistic. I hope that they are all able to find gainful employment in a non-government job. That, and their experience among the unemployed commoners, may be the only thing that will convert them to life-long conservative principles.

Harrell on November 8, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Coming Soon……………………………………..

The DNC cordially invites all Commy Pinko`s,Liberals,
Socialists,Democrats,and ‘Moderates’,

to the First Annual Jim Jones Re-Inactment.

*Remember,BYOKool-Aid and perferred poisons!!
(snark).

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:58 PM

They are perpetually in Stage Two.

Valiant on November 8, 2010 at 6:59 PM

blatantblue on November 8, 2010 at 6:24 PM

You have my sympathy

ladyingray on November 8, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Out:Bitter Clingers

In: LibTards and DemonRats!!

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:59 PM

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM

LOL!..That was funny!..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM

No doubt it’s a Pity Party for Nanzi and the Dimmies.

Ogabe on November 8, 2010 at 7:03 PM

I don’t know if anybody hit the link above fr the Tim Wise guy’s article that we want to take the country back to the 50′s or something. They tried this line during the campaign and they really don’t get that just making up an argument is flying with a public that doesn’t listen in the same way to the people who sold the Barack Obama. The guy also cites young people and people of color eventually becomeing a progrseesive majority. What he fails to mention is young people get old and ever previous generation got more conservative with age so it’s just historically stupid to assume this generation just votes the same way they did when they were 20 as 30 or 40. Second he assumes second and third generation immigrants keep voting progressive which also isn’t true. Third the demographic of America becomeing latino is based on the numbers generated through our CURRENT open borders. If the borders close it is through birth and LEGAL immigration and that is why AMNESTY is a big deal.

Conan on November 8, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Conan! What is best in life?!

PackerBronco on November 8, 2010 at 6:15 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V30tyaXv6EI

Conan on November 8, 2010 at 7:14 PM

My heart bleeds.

rrpjr on November 8, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Maybe its…

■Atychiphobia, Kakorrhaphiophobia – Fear of failure.

■Atephobia – Fear of ruin or ruins.

■Amerophobia, Columbophobia – Fear of the United States, American culture, etc.

■Allodoxaphobia – Fear of opinions.
========================================

http://www.calsky.com/lexikon/en/txt/_/_p/_phobia.php

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 7:16 PM

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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LOL!..That was funny!..:)

Dire Straits on November 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Dire Straits:Tee-hee:)

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Just let me know when they are ready for the electro-shock therapy. I’ll fire-up the generator out in the garage.

My collie says:

Ooo! Ooo! Can I apply the conductive paste and put the tongue bite guards in their mouths?

Maybe — just how do you feel about the smell of burning hair, anyway?

CyberCipher on November 8, 2010 at 7:20 PM

This celebration she’s throwing makes me uneasy. It’s too…crazy.

disa on November 8, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Ah, here we go – a clip from South Park:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owzhYNcd4OM

disa on November 8, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Methinks Pelosi may be ready for one of those white jackets with the long sleeves that tie behind the back.

kingsjester on November 8, 2010 at 7:26 PM

And who, pray tell, is paying for this “accomplishment party”?

ya2daup on November 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM

And just who is paying for all of this…?

The arrogance knows no bounds.

JohnTant on November 8, 2010 at 7:36 PM

rihar on November 8, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Best GEICO ad ever! Little piggy crying, “Whee!” all the way home is a close second.

ya2daup on November 8, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Dealing with your depression will require
A strong rope
milk crate
knot tying skills

or
an office several stories up, with a window.

Southernblogger on November 8, 2010 at 6:24 PM

You do have a dark side – and hiliarious!

tru2tx on November 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM

If this is the type of fun we can have when Dimbulbs tank, then I want another 60 trophy heads in 2012 (and The Bamster, of course)!

ya2daup on November 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Thanks everyone! I’m feeling mighty cheerful after reading all these comments…even more cheerful, even!

Bob's Kid on November 8, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Party like it’s 2007.

chewmeister on November 8, 2010 at 7:55 PM

The Captain of the Titanic requests the pleasure of your company in celebrating the milestone of making it halfway across the Atlantic Ocean.

If Pelosi is seriously considering this, she has gone off the deeper end, and will make a damn fine minority leader!

Jim M. on November 8, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Am I invited? Will there be strippers?
patch on November 8, 2010 at 6:48 PM

_____________________________

Strippers?? You mean other than Nancy?

alwyr on November 8, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Strippers?? You mean other than Nancy?

alwyr on November 8, 2010 at 8:03 PM

I’m going to sue you for something as soon as my head quits hurting.

hillbillyjim on November 8, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Re Conan, his first show is tonight, 11pm on TBS.

slickwillie2001 on November 8, 2010 at 8:11 PM

In my previous job, when someone was having a bad reaction to something, my boss and I would look at each other and mutter “DANDA” — for the stages Denial, Anger, Negotiation, Depression, and Acceptance — so I immediately thought “that’s not Stage One”.

AP bumped, set, and spiked it though.

cthulhu on November 8, 2010 at 8:16 PM

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