FROM THE DESK OF THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: WILL AMERICANS ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?


I was inspired to ask this question for two reasons. The first was the report on the social implications of the 2012 US election outcome made public yesterday by the Office of the Torturer General which points out that unlike 2008, when there was a tangible fear that an Obama loss might spark riots in predominantly black communities, this election were Obama to gain a second term might spark violence from the Right. The second was a combination of resurgent birtherism, the idiotic tweets of former GE CEO Jack Welch questions regarding the unemployment numbers issued last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the conservative blogosphere’s constant drumbeat about polling being skewed toward the Democrats.

The Slate Magazine’s Richard L Hasen wrote an interesting piece about the foundation being laid by Romney surrogates and right wing bloggers to discredit the election results. While the Laal Hethri and the Office of the Torturer General both point out that “widespread black violence” in the event of a Romney victory is unlikely, the chances of militia groups and those white conservatives who harbor bigotries or fears based on the direction they see America going from an ideological perspective has increased tremendously. “There is a canard that whites don’t riot,” Colonel Shuvra Melmikan, spokesdemon for the OTG said to me in my office yesterday. “This is idea shows a reckless disgregard for history. I can point to dozens of times throughout US history where white Americans have rioted, but that seems to be lost in the so called uncivilized times of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Now, in the 21st century middle class white American conservatives have too much to lose materially and they do not have a de facto leader to cause them to take up arms in any effective way. I guarantee you Ser Epthith that if Rush Limbaugh called for violence against the government on the day after an Obama win hundreds if not thousands of white Americans would start to shoot and kill people they see as enemies to their way of life.”

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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One Response to “FROM THE DESK OF THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: WILL AMERICANS ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?”

  1. pardon the segway, but speaking of accepting the results of the race, please watch the new 30 for 30 on espn about the ben johnson, carl lewis doping scandal at the 88 seoul olympics called 9.79*. outstanding and comprehensive, this director interviews all 8 sprinters in the men’s 100m final, along w doctors, managers, & journalists. still shocking even after nearly 25 yrs.

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