Disturbing: Young people threaten suicide if Obama, Romney elected

In a rather morbid turn of events, a disturbingly high number of young people have taken their displeasure with Obama and Romney to an extreme level and are claiming that they will kill themselves if their preferred candidate loses the election next month.

Some say they won’t be able to cope if Obama wins reelection:

Many more are vowing to end their lives in the event of a Romney victory:

A handful of Twitterers seem to be under the bizarre impression that Romney will ban tampons if elected and see that as reason enough to kill themselves:

Some admit that they’re not serious about taking their own lives:

Forgive us if we fail to see the humor in threats of suicide. Joking about ending your life is shameful; suicide is not to be taken lightly.

A few people suggest that they’ve been considering killing themselves for some time and plan to use the election results as an excuse to follow through:

While it’s unlikely that all of the Twitterers spotlighted are seriously contemplating suicide, some very well may be. To those whose intentions are genuine, we urge that you seek help. No election is worth ending your life over.

  • Avniel

    Time for some intervention, take their #socialmedia away.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hank-DeCat/100001190387982 Hank DeCat


    Seriously — call.
    And grow the eff up.

  • katrinka45

    Products of the ME generation…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Rabid82 Eric Ellis

    Sounds like a little I.P. tracing is in order.

  • Grammie

    My cold blooded reaction to all this histrionic melodrama is: Go tell it to somebody who gives a damn, and that’s not me.

    • HeyMsDub

      My cold blooded reaction is: If you’re dumb enough to post a threat to kill yourself because the person your backing doesn’t get elected then maybe you should follow through.

      I kind of feel bad for thinking that way but it is what it is.

      • Jay Stevens

        To paraphrase Jerry Pournelle, SF writer, just think of it as evolution in action.

  • civet

    That’s not pathetically self-important or melodramatic at all.

    This is what participation medals get you.

  • Michelle

    Between this and the tampon tweets, I’m seeing what happens when you raise a generation that doesn’t get spanked and gets a trophy just for showing up.

    • http://twitter.com/Mr_Shy Mr. Shy

      @ Michelle – Yep, liberalism really does inspire a lifetime of childlike behavior. It stunts people’s emotional growth, and many are very dysfunctional. Heck, just look at most of my friends and relatives (all libs) :p

      HILARIOUS VIDEO… I’ll call it “Obama’s Dog Ate It”… share it / repost it…

      – Romney, Ryan, Shy 2013

    • Howie Phelterbush

      this. freaking useless whiney millennials.

  • HappyHarriet

    If Obama wins, don’t worry about killing yourself. Obamacare will see to it.

  • beastdogs8

    Here is my first and only reaction to the above tweets: SERIOUSLY PEOPLE ARE YOU REALLY THIS DUMB????

    • Nergal

      Unfortunately, yes. They really ARE that dumb.

  • https://twitter.com/Guy_Montag_OG Guy_Montag_OG

    These tweets indicate the extent of hero-worship indoctrination. It reminds me of Mao’s Cultural Revolution — insane devotion, and the loss of individuality. Sad.

  • grais

    Parents, take note.
    Whether these kids are serious about suicide or just being jerks, they need some serious help if they’re tweeting this stuff.

  • Ntr

    This is just more reality that our society is collapsing.

  • tjp77

    NEWS FLASH: Young people want attention and have no sense of perspective. Also, the sky is blue.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot


    Why wait?

    Just do it now. DO IT!

    No. Really. Enough with the attention wh0ring idle threats. Please — do it now. Thank you.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    not to make light, but exactly how do you kill yourself and THEN ship your body to europe?

    • Catchance

      Yeah, I wondered that, too.

    • Nergal

      I don’t think that one was bright enough to think about that part of it.

    • Jay Stevens

      Prepaid postage?

    • https://twitter.com/FancyASpotOfTea Di Sunderland

      Guess they’ll put it in their Will, which is an ODD request. O_o

  • http://www.politisite.com/ Albert N. Milliron

    Maybe that should be a poll question

  • stuckinIL4now

    Take the advice of Lucy Van Pelt who said: “I’m mad at the world so I’m going to get even by living in it!”

  • Martha Washington

    What is WRONG with these YOUNG PEOPLE?
    THIS is an EXAMPLE of a GENERATION coming of AGE NOW when the AMERICAN People are being Divided AGAINST EACH OTHER by the Communist&Their PROPAGANDA-
    LETS TOSS them OUT OF OUR WHITE HOUSE——Less than 1 month AWAY.

  • Joe W.

    Truly sad……

  • GOP Girl

    Good gawd. This is who we’re putting our country into the hands of. Young people can now be dramatic in so many new & exciting ways.

    • $21367552

      I’m sure your parents said the same thing about you. Hell you could find ancient Greeks whining about who they’re putting their country into their hands of. Try to be a bit original next time girlie.

      • GodhelptheUSA

        Don’t mean to rain on your parade Diakonon, but GOP Girl is right. No generation in the history of the US that has been so pampered, had less expectations or contributed less than the whiners who write in their “suicide threats” I agree 100% with GOP Girl.

  • Paula Noakes

    This is really, truly, sad. On the one hand, maybe it would get rid of some stupid. On the other hand, my nephew did commit suicide in January 2011, and his family is not yet over it. These people who are so self-absorbed that they actually think a presidential election is worth suicide just boggle my mind. I’m so glad my kids (18 and 15-1/2) have sensible heads on their shoulders. (Not that I’m bragging, or anything. Heh.)

    • Nergal

      I’ve known three different people who’ve committed suicide. I can tell you flat out that the reasons they give are seldom the only one. The thought process that goes on in the minds of people who take their own lives is not rational, which is why it makes so little sense. From the very start it was an insane act, being performed by a disturbed mind. I’d recommend counseling, but I don”t actually believe most of these tweets. Remember how many were going to move to Canada if Bush won?

      • Paula Noakes

        I agree, @facebook-1354513838:disqus. My nephew left a letter for his family, but frankly the reasons he gave for choosing to take his life baffled them. He was a very popular kid at school, he got good grades, he had a career path chosen; it was all very sad and very confusing. And, yeah, I remember a number of celebrities saying they were leaving the country if Bush won a second term, yet they all still seem to be here spouting their drivel (Alec Baldwin is the main one who comes to mind).

  • kelliblue

    just a faster draining of the gene pool, IMO. Sheesh.

  • Owen007

    This is all kinds of freaky and bizarre. Seriously, how messed up do you have to be to hinge your entire existence on people you’ve never had even the slightest bit of genuine interaction with? God, I’ve know people diagnosed with terminal conditions that complained less.

  • [email protected]

    Yea. Lillylivered chilgren who can’t deal with real life. Sad they are the next generation. Cowards. How about you get out and fight for what you belive in.

  • Rich Davie

    Wow… this is so sad and just about brings tears to my eyes.

  • jackay

    Right, no one is going to kill themselves. The drama of our youth astounds me.

    • Tarfu12

      Exactly!!! Growing up through generations, I”ve always heard ” OMG If I don’t get this or that I’ll just kill myself!” except now when they say it it’s announced world wide….

  • linnicy

    They all sound like they are part of Obama’s chum gang, toking too much.

  • Judy B

    Well, the good news is the democrat suicides will still be able to vote after they off themselves.

    • GodhelptheUSA

      Right on Judy B!!!

  • JeffWRidge

    We’ve raised a generation of drama queens. On the plus side, if a few of them actually follow through it could raise the aggregate IQ of the country.

  • CalCon10

    “No election is worth ending your life over.”
    Now she tells us. Conservative media (“If Obama is re-elected, all is lost! America is doomed! There is no hope!”), tone it down. Give us strategies and tactics to regain the country, not gloom and doom.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      You mean like “Republicans are going to kill old people and starve children?” That kind of “hope” that Democrats have been spewing since the 60s?

      • CalCon10

        I mean like Rush Limbaugh constantly spouting, “Folks, we’re gonna lose the country!” Same thing with Mark Levin. Probably the two finest conservative minds, and the biggest panic-mongers on the air.

        OK, boys. I’ll bite. If it’s true, give me something to work with instead of, “We’re all DOOMED. It’s the end of America!” Strategy, checklists, whatever. Mobilize us, instead of spouting gloom-and-doom.

        They’re either fear-mongering for ratings or moral cowards who really think the country is going to collapse and won’t do anything except complain about it and surrender to the inevitable. Frankly, I’m not sure which is true.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          They have been giving the strategies and tactics for years, but despite a road map for recovery being in front of us, even the GOP “puppetmasters” refuse to encourage Conservatism.

          In the short term the tactics are simple. Get Obama out of office before he can appoint more Justices. The ones we pick are scary enough at times, but Obama will put nothing but true believing Communists on there. These are the people who aren’t holding him and Congress accountable.

          The plan for the long haul is to get rid of baseline budgeting in DC and rework Social Security and Medicare into programs that aren’t fraud magnets and might possibly benefit people without bankrupting the country.

          I’m sure my ideas aren’t the best, but the Conservative “media”, what there is of it have been harping these ideas for years. Read, listen, talk to your circle of influence. Don’t expect from them what you aren’t willing to do within your own community.

          • CalCon10

            “Don’t expect from them what you aren’t willing to do within your own community.”

            Touchy-touchy. Snarky, too.

            I’m very active. You didn’t answer my question, but you did confirm that all Limbaugh & Co. do is talk. It’s all stuff ordinary citizens can’t control directly. In other words, pie in the sky political theory.

            If Talk Radio is serious, they need to mobilize us. Give us citizen strategies (other than GOTV) and marching orders, activism directives, the way the Left does.

            The Founders risked their lives and fortunes; many lost both. If we’re about to lose the country, Limbaugh & Co. should be willing to risk their precious radio shows in the cause.

  • brianmouland

    My brother committed suicide in 2010 got to wonder if in some cases if this isnt a cry for help

    • $8930093

      My condolences to you.

    • https://twitter.com/FancyASpotOfTea Di Sunderland

      I think that way too sometimes when people threaten it. Maybe they need to be put on a 72 hour suicide watch in a mental facility. Bet you they will never say those words again.

      I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • kbielefe

      I’m sorry about your brother and I’m sure you’re right. What makes me angry is there’s no way to tell the true cries for help from the attention seekers. Muddying the waters by making light of such a serious thing could result in people who really need help not receiving it.

    • civet

      My deepest sympathies to you and your family

  • e t

    You can bet, not one of these people know the first thing about our government, nor our governing laws we live by. They haven’t a clue of the abuse of power that is going on. These people are followers. If their friends say they are voting for Joe Blow, so will they. They don’t research the person they want in office to see what they stand for. They just follow whatever their friends are doing. Totally ignorant people!!!

    • GodhelptheUSA

      Well put ET!!

  • DrSamHerman

    Cluster B personality disorders, anyone?

    Bad parenting, anyone?

  • Studies and Observations

    Well it shows that Whiny Drama Queens aren’t limited to any one side of the political spectrum

  • porgiefirefighter

    Leave a note and let your parents find your body. Those of us who enjoy life don’t want to waste money on investigations and autopsies.

  • medicinewomantwo

    okay…………it’s been real.

  • Michael Rice

    The future leaders of America…

  • Brent Guthrie

    It’s disturbing enough to read these tweets. It’s also disturbing that some commenters are encouraging this further. That needs to stop!

  • qcubed

    I seriously don’t blame them. I am in a situation where I am at the end of my ability to pay my bills. My brother is basically loaning me money now, and has threatened me if a certain candidate wins, that he will be done. So…help hostage by my vote. WTF? I may not even vote now..what’s the difference, in the end.Sad that politics comes before family…..

    • https://twitter.com/FancyASpotOfTea Di Sunderland

      No one knows who you vote for in the voting booth.

  • Danny

    If Gary Johnson wins, everyone is saved!!! haha

  • BeeKaaay

    This is what happens when leftwingwackoism takes over a society – human life is devalued to the point that suicide is seen as a good thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.mitchell.5036 Debbie Mitchell

    Alright! Let’s have 23 million people kill themselves, and there will be no unemployment + think of all the additional jobs to bury all those people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    old proverb:
    dont threat to do it, just do it!

  • Voting Female

    99% of this is BS kid stuff. there is that 1 who probably wants an excuse to pull the plug.

  • Aestro

    Teenagers say dumb stuff on Twitter. News at 11.

  • http://mysteresmoonbatslayerclub.blogspot.com/ mystere

    Sad thing about these people making jokes about suicide is they’re calling out curses upon themselves and making Satan happy. I hope they get serious help.

  • Back 4 More

    See, just think of all those young lives that could be saved by voting for Ron Paul or Gary Johnson. If you won’t do it for yourself do it for the poor, innocent youth of America.

    • https://twitter.com/FancyASpotOfTea Di Sunderland

      Survival of the fittest.

  • $23901791

    If all these overly dramatic kids kill themselves I’ll get on with my life.

  • Bob Ferri

    After reading all of these suicide threats I think I’ll kill myself no matter WHO wins!

  • Bob Ferri

    If Romney tries to take away MY tampons, I’ll hit him with my purse!

  • Bob Ferri

    How many virgins do you get when you kill yourself in this country?

  • Red Blues

    I agree that this is morbid and melodramatic… and the way that kids today make light of the of a situation or event that they have little or no control over. I’ve heard the same or similar words coming from my teens (the other popular one ‘just shoot me now’) .

    One evening, I expressed my feelings about the comment because my youngest brother had killed himself back in 2007 – a true cry for help that went awry. My kids were apologetic for a day or two but the comments returned within a week.

    To them it’s just a catch phrase (one that is inspired by some TV show, I’m certain) but still no less distasteful.

  • rant stocks

    Empty Promise’s from these posters…..Stupidy reins supreme in america

  • http://twitter.com/wheezencrackers William Manning

    I support your right to choose.

    • elijahzabmom


    • GodhelptheUSA

      Well said!!!

  • $129448

    We are raising idiots in America

    • GodhelptheUSA


  • yebbid

    Why don’t they all get together and drink some Jim Jones Kool-aid?

    • GodhelptheUSA

      Good idea Yebbid!!!!!!

  • irishgirl91

    My daughter is 21 and would never joke about suicide like this. Either these people have never been taught to value life or they have never lost anyone dear to them.

  • https://twitter.com/FancyASpotOfTea Di Sunderland

    Can I face palm now? Okay I’m face palming. They ALL sound like whiney brats to me. “Do this or I kill myself!” Pulease.

    (Twitter’s being a grr so I have to use my Disqus account.)

  • ratizbad

    Hey youn’in be my guest.If Hussein wins I’m sure that will be the case.Obamacare k ills.

  • Toqin

    Am I suppose to feel guilty if Romney wins and you all commit suicide? I won’t though. If you actually follow-through with it, well, all I can say is, your tweet went out to all your friends and family. They shoulda got you help for being so pathetically stupid and chidlish.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS4O7RJPJLK67SRC5Q7XOZAAPI Juan Pablo

    Do you really take this so literally?, c’mon !!!!

  • AdoEdem

    To be fair, teenagers have always been melodramatic. I know I certainly was when I was one. Whenever I start wishing Internet had been widely available when I was a adolescent, all I have to do is browse Twitter to be thankful that my youthful idiocy was confined locally rather than distributed to a worldwide audience.

    But for those few who just might be serious about this, I can’t help but feel saddened. They need help, not social media.

  • graz

    do it now and get it over with.

  • J.N. Ashby

    So is it bullying if I tell them that I’m definitely voting for Romney and that I sincerely hope they do kill themselves?

  • TocksNedlog

    Note how the “threats” to commit suicide if Romney wins are based on outright lies that have been told about him. The main thing these tweets show is just how stupid and immature these (presumably) college-aged kids are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.hensley.792 Tony Hensley

    If Obama is reelected, no one will have to go to another country to experience another way of life, he’ll bring the “peace” of the Muslim Brotherhood here, the “economy” of Greece and Spain here, the “respect” for women of Sharia Law here, the freedom of expression of Putin and Russia (remember the Punk Rock band that was jailed ’cause Putin didn’t like them) here, the moral compass of China here (might as well they already own us), etc etc. Just stay here and vote for Obama and we can watch the parade begin.

    • GodhelptheUSA

      Well stated Mr. Hensley. And I may add, right on target.

  • Davis Powell

    It’s so dumb that it should qualify as a Darwin award if it really happens.

  • BBBE

    Meh. Millennial’s have grown up amidst *extreme* trivialization of anything concrete and absolute. They’re prone to dramatization, and don’t mean nearly what you think they mean when they say “kill myself.”

    I’ve got a solidly ‘Millennial’ daughter and two slightly younger sons. I know of which I speak.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WE7G3DRKFQY7R2CFCAW74AHGKU Paul

    Kids say lots of stupid things. Indeed, don’t we all at times.

  • Cliff Hicks

    Hey, kids… If Obama gets another term you won’t have to kill YourSelf…

  • BarGolfWill

    As a parent of “young people” I can tell you that that generation is, for the most part, self-entitled, self-absorbed, self-deluded and self-obsessed. The only self they aren’t are self-starters. This is nothing more than juvenile temper-tantrum behavior from an entitled group who are threatening to hold their breath until they get their way.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    so let them.
    I do not care.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Very disturbing, on a number of levels, I don;t care who you’re rooting for. God willing it’s all just drama queenery.

  • Julie Wright

    Why are teens so damn dramatic now? Is it because they have never known any kind of real dissapointment of the feeling of not getting what they want? Have they been that overindulged?

  • http://www.facebook.com/alanjamesschwab Alan J. Schwab

    We just better PRAY TO GOD (There is no Allah, only a moon go…dess on the dome named Xena. Study the Koran my fellow Christians. THey believe in Genocide and mass murder. Oh,they are the “religion of Peace” Yeah, and Hitler was non violent, not a raciest and most importantly, is a pedophile for marrying a 9 year old girl. While already having 5 husbands

  • cscape

    sounds to me like the ZPG movement has finally gotten the boost it needed from Obama’s election

  • G.

    Well, looking on the bright side, there will be a lot of housing available between these idiots and the other idiots who vow to leave the country if Romney’s elected.

  • John

    Don’t kill yourself if Obama wins, we’ll need every vote we can get in 2014 and 2016. Unlike dems, we won’t register and vote using dead people’s name, so stay alive!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1003376721 Sheldon Cooper

    Bewteen the morons who are swearing to leave the country and the losers who are going to off themselves if Obama isn’t re-elected, I’d say we look to lighten our load of liberals on Nov 7!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RAKWIVPLWCD7TPLYLEZID3JQ3U john

    Either future political leaders or some very sick young people in need of help…. NOW!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YJ5G3N25JBSWDNFKBTXEVLR4NU Walt

    These kids aren’t going to kill themselves any more than those other libtards are going to leave the country if Romney wins. adn if Obama gets re-elected, we may not need to kill ourselves, Obamcare and the re-education camps may do that for us.