Michael Tomasky on the Coming Post-Election GOP Freak Out

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by walter4, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...n-the-coming-post-election-gop-freak-out.html

    What's the state of mind this weekend of the conservative outrage machine? With regard to liberals, I think it's fair to say as of Saturday that most of us (excepting your allowed-for percentage of nervous nellies) expect Barack Obama to win. If he somehow doesn't, we'll be surprised and deeply depressed. But provided the outcome doesn't involve some kind of Florida-style shenanigans, in a couple days' time, we'll come to terms with it.

    Meanwhile--conservatives? I think that they are certain that Mitt Romney will win and that all information to the contrary is a pack of lies; that they will be completely shocked and outraged if he doesn't; that, if he loses, it will be the inevitable product of foul play; and that therefore they'll immediately start scouring the landscape looking for parties to blame and will keep themselves in a state suspended agitation for...days, weeks, four years, forever. Which wouldn't matter to the rest of us but for the fact that they'll continue to have the power to screw up the country.
  2. conservatives arent going to be the ones rioting if their side loses, but one thing that we can guarantee is if Romney manages to pull this off, there will be wide spread rioting from black people, as well as violence towards white people.

  3. From the article:

    "You never really know. Most liberals acknowledge this simple reality. But wingers seem to know, or think they know. Of course they don't know, and deep down they know that they don't know, which must be a kind of psychological torture to them, and so they compensate for having to endure that torture by putting up that front of absolute certainty, which in turn brings its own rewards whatever the result. Their guy wins, they get to say, "Ha! I knew it all along." Their guy loses, they get to be outraged and blame the blacks, the media, the pollsters, Nate Silver. In a weird sort of way I suspect many of them prefer the latter outcome."
  4. Mr Kotex, this isn't the Rodney King police abuse trial.

    Nontheless, we'll never know that your prediction is false.
  5. So you are trying to tell me the democrat party has adopted "once you go black you don't go back" agenda with respect for Presidential candidates:D :D .

    OMG what a stupid belief.

    You have to know the prospect for a black democratic candidate 2016 is about "nil".

  6. What did this comment have to do with the snippet from the article?

    Is there some kind of tie in or did you just create this out of your own mind?
  7. As Election Day nears, Obama supporters step up riot threats



    Black Pastor Receives Death Threats For Reversing Support For Obama



    Bill Maher Warns Romney Supporters: 'Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You'


  8. Ricter


    From 2009:

    "Barack Obama faces 30 death threats a day, stretching US Secret Service

    US President Barack Obama is the target of more than 30 potential death threats a day and is being protected by an increasingly over-stretched and under-resourced Secret Service, according to a new book.

    "By Toby Harnden in Washington

    "Since Mr Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 per cent from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of In the President's Secret Service.

    "Some threats to Mr Obama, whose Secret Service codename is Renegade, have been publicised, including an alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee late last year to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history."

  9. Lucrum


  10. i suspect we will see a bit of this:

    Cognitive dissonance was first investigated by Leon Festinger, arising out of a participant observation study of a cult which believed that the earth was going to be destroyed by a flood, and what happened to its members — particularly the really committed ones who had given up their homes and jobs to work for the cult — when the flood did not happen. While fringe members were more inclined to recognize that they had made fools of themselves and to "put it down to experience", committed members were more likely to re-interpret the evidence to show that they were right all along (the earth was not destroyed because of the faithfulness of the cult members).
    #10     Nov 4, 2012