The GOP lost spectacularly on election day – and they aren’t handling it very well. While the party is working its way through the five stages of grief, it appears that conservatives might actually be making some changes to previously unshakeable positions. Here are five signs that suggest conservatives may actually be reaching the acceptance stage of grief.

One of the unfortunate realities of Christmas is coming together as a family and remembering that there are Republicans swimming in your gene pool. Once you’re done fighting with them, give the gift of obligatory cheer with one of these ideas.

(click though for Second Amendment cufflinks, Reagan riding a velociraptor, and swarms of bees)

Fortunately, most of these men were ousted in the Nov. 6 election. But some remain, including Paul Ryan, whose proposed budget would slash millions from the SNAP program. Click through to see who else would reduce benefits for already-struggling families.

Are the Republicans jumping ship from the sinking USS Romney Campaign? Here are 11 signs that point to “yes.”

Shouts & Murmurs: A Conservative History of the United States

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1500s: The American Revolutionary War begins: “The reason we fought the revolution in the sixteenth century was to get away from that kind of onerous crown.”—Rick Perry

1787: Slavery is banned in the Constitution: “We also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.”—Michele Bachmann

1916: Planned Parenthood opens genocide clinics: “When Margaret Sanger—check my history—started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world.”—Herman Cain

1999: Global cooling begins: “For the last decade the climate has been cooling.”—Mary Matalin

Click-through to see the full timeline of U.S. History, in the words of conservatives: http://nyr.kr/QlOaJO

Conservative history in a nutshell:

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A Guide To Consumer Brands Helping Bankroll Right-Wing Attack Ads: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/19/543801/consumer-brands-conservative-attack-ads/

Bill Maher outlines the tiny differences between the discourse of 14-year-old boys and Fox News in hilarious fashion.