Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin is the founder of the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership and a devoted flag bearer for the Resistance. She is also, as it happens, a complete nutjob.
Nearly two years after Hillary Clinton managed to lose to Donald Effing Trump, McLaughlin is still reeling:
To every woman who threw up on election night, who sobbed on the bathroom floor, who dry heaved trying to imagine how to tell her kids what had happened, who couldn’t stop physically shaking, who felt the horror of what was to come, I say this:
WE KNEW. WE KNEW. WE KNEW.
— ElizabethCMcLaughlin (@ECMcLaughlin) July 19, 2018
Oh. Em. Gee.
And the best part? She’s not alone:
I’m an Australian woman and until Trump happened I’d never cried about an election result, but I cried a lot. It still shocks me.
— Deborah (@Prufrockery) July 20, 2018
That was a really bad day. I watched with my family, and cried too.
— #BringThemHere (@SarahRubyWrites) July 20, 2018
I cried as well. It was just devastating. I thought it would be bad. I didn't think it would be *this* bad.
— Matthew Toohey (@TooheyMatthew) July 20, 2018
I was laughed at for crying.
I was mocked for speaking out. I was chastised for marching.
I will NOT forgive those who still support this monster, and I will NOT STOP RESISTING! Thank you, ECM for being there when I felt I couldn't go on.#TrumpTreason #impeach45 #Resist
— ~Team Mueller~? 2018 (@gardenangel78) July 19, 2018
Oh Elizabeth, we sure did. I will never forget sitting up in bed and my heart pounding then sinking & looking into my husbands eyes in disbelief. I've seriously haven't had a good nights sleep since.
— Sandra D (@sandino11271959) July 19, 2018
You described our night in all of its' painful agony. My 17 yr old daughter and I clung to each other and we will never forget the pain and fear that set in. WE KNEW. WE KNEW. WE KNEW.
— Phyllis (@phyllissharp54) July 19, 2018
Yes. I managed to get a text out to my sister through my shock and tears "goodbye, USA", and another to my brother "i'm afraid for USA", then I went into that hollow gut punched feeling for weeks. I knew.
— DDay (@qedigiv) July 20, 2018
I couldn’t sleep. I wore black all week. Worst day of my life.
— Mary T (@funnynerdymary) July 20, 2018
I remember the following mornings commute to work, NYC was different; it was similar to the day after 09/11.
Everyone looked disoriented & glassy eyed. The atmosphere after Bush’s second term win wasn’t that bad.
— I Am Kintsukuroi (@MINAtheMYNX) July 20, 2018
I took the next day off work because I knew I’d be up late celebrating Hillary’s win. Finally fell asleep around 4:30am. Woke at 7:30am. Cried like a baby during her concession speech. Still speechless about it all.
— Jewel of the Nile (@UofIPackWSFan) July 20, 2018
I had a premonition dream before the election of the horrors to come. It wasn’t something I was even thinking about and I disregarded the dream as a fluke. We are living it now. I also knew when they announced Trump the winner of the election that it was rigged. I knew.
— Lacey Smith (@LaceySm88791881) July 20, 2018
I cried and cried. My husband thought i had lost my mind. Until last night, when we watched together as Lawrence announced that trump was given irrefutable proof that russia hacked the election. Then i told my hubby, this is what i was crying about. The loss of a great nation.
— Gramywilprotect?? (@MaryWilley8) July 19, 2018
No, your husband was right the first time: You’d lost your mind. Some men lost their minds, too:
That clairvoyance you speak of isn’t restricted to a gender.
There were plenty of men who saw the same things and were just as shocked and horrified by the outcome.
Critical thinking and a bend towards empathy are the factors. Not gender. Not race. Not age.
We ALL knew.
— portlandaniel (@portlandaniel) July 20, 2018
We know something, too: These people are off their rockers. We could spend all day posting their unhinged flashbacks, but unlike them, we’ve got to get on with our lives and so do you.
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) July 20, 2018
?? I can’t believe all comments are for real! pic.twitter.com/MuRRlAZlEO
— Cranjis McBasketball (@amsmoney13) July 20, 2018
Get a grip. https://t.co/mJEbZVMq7f
— The?Foo (@PolitiBunny) July 20, 2018
Physically shaking? Sobbing? If any election in the USA makes you do this, please see a doctor ASAP.
— Rich Anderson (@RichUSA82) July 20, 2018
And I say this: Develop a better sense of perspective pic.twitter.com/K0QRNkl9Cg
— neontaster (@neontaster) July 20, 2018