The Democrats find themselves in an unusual position: actually getting exposed for all of their lies and trying to figure out their next steps. However, reality dictates that they have already lost the election to Donald Trump in this new post-debate reality.

So after letting Biden’s debate performance sink in for more than a week and after realizing that, yes, it really DID happen, Dems everywhere are clutching their iPhones and their pearls and pondering where it all went wrong. But now it’s time to face the music. They have lost the election. No amount of cheating and gaslighting will save the Dems now if they continue with Joe Biden as their party’s presidential nominee.

To help the Dems process this tragicomic turn of events, I have devised a 12-step program to guide them through the stages of acceptance:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over the debate – that our candidate’s performance had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore our sanity after witnessing that debate.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of X and Facebook memes as we understood them.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our party’s horrible debate prep team.
  5. Admitted to ourselves, and to every disappointed voter, the exact nature of our debateperformance.
  6. Were entirely ready to have anyone else remove these defects of character from our debate strategy and save us from ourselves.
  7. Humbly asked the debate gods to remove our shortcomings and maybe give us a redo.
  8. Made a list of all voters we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all,starting with “Sorry you had to see that.”
  9. Made direct amends to such voters wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or their absentee ballots.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory of our debate skills and when we are wrong promptly blame the moderator.
  11. Sought through X and TikTok to improve our conscious contact with reality, praying only for knowledge of how to salvage this mess and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a social media awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to fellow Democrats, and to practice these principles in all our public appearances.

In other words, Democrats, it’s time to face the music and embrace the chaos. Your chickens have come home to roost and now you have to dance with the fellow who brought you. But keep your chin up, Dems, because there is always 2028.