This election is the stuff of nightmares. The perfect cap to a year of pandemic fuckery and general societal disruption. We’re all spent out and yet the hits just keep coming. The general closeness of this election is enough to make you want to scream and throat-punch a stranger. It’s like the world has gone fucking insane.
The worst part is that it’s almost completely unsurprising. We try and have hope but then it’s like reality comes to slap us like a strange dick in the face – very unwelcome. In the midst of a pandemic and all the associated negative effects on society, this election is just another shitty thing to add to the shitty pile. NO matter how it turns out this shit is far from over. Which is terrifying.
We laugh to keep us from crying, but this week we might just fuck around and do both. With the election anxiety at an all-time high and the world watching this dumpster fire with various levels of shock and disdain, we can do nothing but revel in the absurdity of it all and wonder what the fuck is gonna happen next.
If you’re wondering how folks are coping with this election anxiety, the answer is simple – no so well, bitch!
20 Tweets About How We’re Coping With Election Anxiety
1. Hahahahhahhaaaaaa *sobs*
What do you get when you mix covid anxiety, seasonal depression, cuffing szn, good old-fashioned regular depression & election stress then take away one hour of sunlight? Bitch we’re about to find out
— wittyidiot (@stephenszczerba) November 1, 2020
World: good morning, how are you?
— Crockett🍀 (@CrockettForReal) November 4, 2020
3. *It’s evolving*
MY ANXIETY HAS ANXIETY
— Cats Against Humanity™ (@CatsVsHumanity) November 4, 2020
4. Well this is good news because the poll between my mouth, my brain, and my greedy little fists full of fun-size snickers says the same.
New poll shows calories don’t count today
— Adam (@adamgreattweet) November 3, 2020
5. If only…
MAKE THE AMERICAN FLAG NOT TERRIFYING AGAIN
— Jake Vig (@Jake_Vig) November 3, 2020
6. Just unhinge my jaw and POUR FOR YOUR GODDAMN LIFE!
I’m “I just used a grocery cart at a liquor store” level of nervous about this election
— Jen_A_Palooza (@Ten_Toes_7) November 3, 2020
7. Divine timing is everything.
My son’s preschool class is learning all about fire safety this week, just in time to see the world burn
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) November 3, 2020
8. Come crash at our place!
Cute Canadian singles in your area want to give you dual citizenship
— Kruella DeVito 🦖🦃 (@KruellaDeVito) September 29, 2020
9. What the actual fuck is this?
when they explain the electoral college i feel the same as when they explain the protection plan at best buy
— ye 🌍 (@yedoye_) November 4, 2020
10. Whatever happens, shit be sick AF.
This is like waiting to find out if America has syphilis or gonorrhea
— Mom Jeans (@momjeansplease) November 4, 2020
11. Sounds like a fun little getaway.
me: the electoral college is dumb
them: do you trust the popular vote?
me: no people are dumb too
them: what do you suggest?
me: walking directly into the sea
— slate (@PleaseBeGneiss) November 4, 2020
12. THIS SUCKS AND IT’S BAD.
voting in this election is like doing a group project with 300,000 people I definitely don't trust
— Lil Bit 🌈 (@LizerReal) November 4, 2020
13. It’s called self-care sweetie, look it up.
steps to relieve stress on election day:
• put phone down
• turn off tv
• light some candles
• draw a pentagram with the blood of a goat
• summon the dark lord to bring ruin upon thy enemies
— slate (@PleaseBeGneiss) November 3, 2020
14. Just closing my eyes for the scary parts.
I haven’t watched the season finale of America yet so nobody tell me who won
— Professional Worrier (@pro_worrier_) November 4, 2020
15. LOL, pass the mouthwash, we desperate up in this bitch.
no matter what you believe the worst state to be in right now is sobriety
— andrew (@AndrewsNotFunny) November 4, 2020
16. Ah yes, that clears things up.
here's what we know so far… pic.twitter.com/q41SEUnFko
— John Vibes (@JohnGVibes) November 4, 2020
17. Too real.
It’s like labor room anxiety anticipating a baby we didn’t really want
— Vinod Chhaproo (@Chhapiness) November 4, 2020
18. It’s PAINFUL.
Waiting these election results is like watching a gif download for two days in 1998
— Rick Aaron (@RickAaron) November 4, 2020
19. Welp, we didn’t want you to find out this way but…
This election has made it quite clear that this country is actually four toddlers in a trench coat with police and nukes.
— Arianna Bradford (@TheNYAMProject) November 4, 2020
20. This guy gets it.
i slept like a baby last night. periodically waking up screaming in terror and confusion
— james (@videojames_) November 4, 2020
Go take a bath, or watch some kittens wrestle, or hug a tree.
Collective overwhelm is real, and shit isn’t getting any easier anytime soon. Find a bit of rest, because there’s always more fights to be had.
Take care of yourselves.