Post-Election Teabagger Tantrum Roundup


Make Good on Threats of Layoffs; Blame Obama

Well, at last the "election" is over and, despite Obama being pretty much the same as Romney except for minor differences on uteruses, Teabagger businessmen all over the country have followed through on their threats to lay off workers if Obama was re-elected, blaming the Evil Secret Muslim Kenyan Usurper Devil Baby and his insidious socialist Obamacare and his evil, tree-hugging War On Coal™. Oh, noes! Somebody call the waaahhhhhm-bulance!

Still, you have to give them credit; they actually made good on their threats, unlike the legions of whining Hollywood Liberals who threatened to move to Canada if a Republican was elected.
So, now, on with the carnage:

After Obama Re-election, Murray Energy CEO Reads Prayer, Announces Layoffs (Washington Post):
For the chairman and chief executive of Murray Energy, an Ohio-based coal company, the reelection of President Obama was no cause for celebration. It was a time for prayer — and layoffs.

Robert E. Murray read a prayer to a group of company staff members on the day after the election, lamenting the direction of the country and asking: “Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build...”

Vegas Employer: Obama Won, So I Fired 22 Employees (KXNT/CBS Radio, Las Vegas):
A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama’s re-election.

“David” (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that “elections have consequences” and that “at the end of the day, I need to survive...”

...and, saving the best for last:

Virginia Store Closes For A Day to "Mourn The Loss Of America" (Washington Times):
Virginia's 13 electoral votes went to President Obama for the second straight election, and the proprietor of a store in the south central city of Bedford is not hiding his dismay.

Lyons Jewelers hung up multiple signs on the windows of the shop indicating the shop would not be open for business Wednesday, including one saying the store was closed to "mourn the loss of the America that our forefathers endowed to us," WDBJ reported.

"Lyons will reopen tomorrow to continue the fight against a president who seeks my demise" and "Shame on VA & USA" read two other signs.

Another played off a remark Mr. Obama made while campaigning in Roanoke earlier this year about businesses and government assistance that Republicans latched onto as a campaign theme: "I know I didn't build this — God did."