Wow, that Shellacking must have hurt a whole lot more than we realized.
Politico: 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.
The teams weren't sent by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. Two people have suggested it may have been the Clerk's Office or Human Resources.
While Tuesday was definitely a major loss for the Democrats, I hadn't heard it cast in a stages-of-grief way before.
A couple of quick thoughts;
- I sure as hell hope taxpayers are not paying for this, because the Dems don’t deserve it.
- There is a strange poetic justice that people whose policies worsen the job market are now forced to find new jobs.
- I cannot help but think of this commercial as an appropriate response to depressed Dems.