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  •  Steal An Election? Teahadist Endgame Is A Massacre (4+ / 0-)

    ...of anyone tries to protest after the fact.

    And there would be protests if on live tv on election night  the whole nation sees the GOP decisively defeated, but winning the election anyway.

    Someone must have gamed this scenario, which wold require that they kill people on live national television.  Anyone who followed the reaction to OWS knows how eager they are to make this happen. Hell there might even be the equivalent of the National Socialists failed Beer Hall Putsch where Republican state governments declare martial law in the face of a "failed" Democratic national government.  

    The right has been fantasizing about mobilizing the all-white goober redneck army for several decades for an apocalyptic purge of dissenters and ethnic cleansing of the cities.  Few liberals have any idea how deeply ingrained this fantasy has become in the conservative movement over the last 25 years.

    Many Tea Party favorites have been rubbing elbows  with people like this his whole life. More mainstream Republicans might go pretty far down the road before they have that crucial conversation where they ask someone "Well won't there be objections, won't people protest?" and the red-map backers looks at him blankly and says "We kill them, we kill all of them. Hasn't that been understood from the start?"

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 03:04:10 PM PST

    •  riderless daemon-driven motorcycles.... (0+ / 0-)

      ...with lots of sharp choppy swords. That would be a neat solution, a la Daemon and Freedom (tm).

      In all seriousness, the casual pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters is at most two steps away from finding mutilated bodies in the gutter, also known as The Salvador Option. The death squads are prepped and waiting. That is #1 out of the three or four ways this might end. Another way is tanks in the streets and an outright coup coupled by dissolution of the Union as in the former USSR. Another is, a Democratic administration with balls uses the unlimited power of the federal government to put an end to the billionaire conspiracy behind this, by whatever means necessary. The fourth: a stable Democratic majority emerges led by sparkly ponies and rainbow fairies that has veto proof majorities in both houses for a generation to remove the Bush era fifth collumn from the civil service and judiciary, coupled by similar persistent majorities in all state governments to undo the ALEC coup-from-below.

      I would prefer #4, but as a betting man, I am going with #1.

      Scripture says "resist not evil", but evil unresisted will prevail.

      by Boreal Ecologist on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 06:40:35 PM PST

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