Sour grapes dipped in delusion.

Remember that banner in Cranston, Rhode Island that admonished students to lose with dignity?  Despite harping repeatedly on how wholesome that message was, it seems many conservatives should have given the portion about losing with grace a keener eye.  They have not handled losing at the polls last month particularly well.  In fact, here is a dramatic interpretation of how the GOP has conducted itself post-election:

Who is to blame for their sorrow?  A public policy survey has revealed that 49% of Republicans feel that the activist group ACORN stole the 2012 election for Obama (down from 52% who though they stole the 2008 election):

49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn’t exist anymore.

There’s only a teensy problem with this position: ACORN has not existed since 2010.  This is like wigging out that Gary Coleman has stolen your car keys rather than just admitting that you lost them.  Perhaps they had faith that ACORN stole the election…

Congrats to the 3% of Republicans who decided to find a more realistic scapegoat.  You could do yourselves a real favor and leave the party that welcomes ignorance.

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.