Monday, September 15, 2008

The Reactions If Obama Loses...

Not to get ahead of ourselves, but what if Obama does actually lose? What would the reactions of the left be?

It's contemplated entertainingly at SpliceToday.


Voter fraud, conspiracy, “sleazevertisements” (the preferred term of many left-wing bloggers), disenfranchised voters, the return of redneck chic; those will be the immediate cries of Democrats who thought the election was in the bag. Once again, scores of celebrities will claim they’re moving abroad (and inevitably won’t). And then the depression will kick in hard.

Tom Bevan, co-founder of Real Clear Politics, was succinct: “Two words: Hari Kari. The base of the [Democratic] party is so vested in its nominee…that to lose in November would be one of the most demoralizing in the modern era.”

inally, Tucker Carlson, the witty veteran of cable television shows, who’s been mercilessly and unfairly maligned by left-wingers, expressed an opinion that’s close to my own. “Even those who supported Hillary in the primaries will scold the rest of us for voting against a black man. They’ll be shrill and self-righteous, more even than usual, and they’ll never stop. It’s almost enough to make you want to vote for Obama, just so we won’t have to hear them.”

1 comment:

eddie said...

Having lived in Hollywood during the Rodney King Get-a-free-TV riots, I have a niggling fear in the back of my head that whether Obama wins or loses there's a good chance it will trigger some violence. A win has the potential in some quarters to trigger a "payback" riot, while a loss would feed right into the "wronged" riot mentality.

I hope I'm wrong, but I'm hearing more emotion tied up in this election than in any event during my lifetime.