Fear and Loathing on the Republican’s Right – ‘Shutting the Gates Over Fears of Election Unrest’
My best guess is that when President Obama wins re-election, the Conservative bloggers and press will over react.
The fringe groups especially the teabaggers will go wild.
And I love it.
Because the more they talk, rant, the more the rest of America will see them and say – ‘My God, they ARE crazy’.
And then maybe we can get back to being a Republic – a Republic for ALL of us.
Not just a few that want a romanticized version of what they think America should be.
‘A gated community near Atlanta has decided to step up security this week. The reason is not burglaries, but another issue entirely: the presidential election’.
‘In Woodstock, Ga., about 30 miles north of Atlanta, the president of a homeowners’ association sent an e-mail on Sunday informing residents that the entrance gates would be closed 24 hours a day beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, out of concern over possible civil unrest after the election’.
‘Mr. Stanley, the president of the homeowners’ association, said in an interview that he made the decision to close the gates based on a recommendation from local law enforcement officials’.
‘A spokeswoman for the Woodstock Police Department said in a statement that the agency had no information suggesting that the election would be anything but peaceful. “Anyone suggesting otherwise does not speak on behalf of the department,” said the spokeswoman, Brittany Duncan’.
‘The e-mail, which took some residents by surprise, was the latest sign that fringe voices predicting looting and rioting after the election have been making some nervous. The radical predictions have had an anti-Obama tinge, with some warning of civil disobedience depending on whether President Obama wins or loses the election’.
‘In Texas, the top elected official in Lubbock County caused a stir when he said in August that he was expecting civil unrest if Mr. Obama was re-elected. “And we’re not talking just a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy,” the official, County Judge Tom Head, said on the Fox station in Lubbock. “O.K. Now what’s going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He’s going to send in U.N. troops. I don’t want them in Lubbock County.”
‘Last week, a leader of the American Family Association, a conservative evangelical group, predicted widespread looting and mayhem if Mr. Obama lost. “People out there are going to be saying that ‘Governor Romney is going to take all this away from us,’” Bryan Fischer, the group’s director of issue analysis, said on his radio program. He added: “I think there’s going to be unrest. I think there will be blood.”
From : http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/shutting-the-gates-over-fears-of-election-unrest/