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Be Afraid (liberals promise bedlam in streets if Bush wins)
American Spectator ^ | Nov 2, 2004 | Shawn Macomber

Posted on 11/01/2004 9:59:30 PM PST by GeronL

Unfortunately, it appears that when Elizabeth Edwards speaks some people actually listen. This sad fact might be innocuous enough if the aspiring Second Lady were trading parenting or dieting tips. But instead semi-reformed former Deaniacs and Kucinich Kids seem to have latched onto Edwards' recent promise to a worried supporter that post-election riots will not wrack the nation -- so long as the Kerry-Edwards ticket walks away with it.

The suggestion, of course, is that there indeed will be riots if John F. Kerry's boyhood dreams of ascending to his rightful position as ruler of the universe are squashed by the result of today's voting. It is just such a scenario for which a group called No Stolen Elections is currently preparing. The newly-minted organization has already gotten more than 17,000 of the young and restless to sign the following pledge:

I remember the stolen presidential election of 2000 and I am willing to take action in 2004 if the election is stolen again. I support efforts to protect the right to vote leading up to and on Election Day, November 2nd. If that right is systematically violated, I pledge to join nationwide protests starting on November 3rd, either in my community, in the states where the fraud occurred or in Washington DC.

Among the better known John Hancocks adorning this pledge are those of Jesse Jackson, Michael Moore, Gloria Steinem, Howard Zinn, AFL-CIO Organizing Director Stewart Acuff, NAACP chairman Julian Bond, Daniel Ellsberg, Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, and Barbara Ehrenreich, fresh from a stint as a New York Times substitute columnist. Oh, and clearly we wouldn't want to forget Adrienne Maree Brown, the dignified leader of the League of Pissed Off Voters.

So what exactly are these folks planning to make sure that "an unelected President does not enter the White House, like last time"? Well, the group has first of all established a "Fair Elections Advisory Council" of "international elections experts" to make a call on Election Day as to whether the vote was "stolen" again or not. If it has been -- and, let's face it, what are the chances any "international elections experts" are going to certify a Bush victory as just? -- No Stolen Elections will call its "Urgent Response Network" into action, "to converge in the states where the most serious fraud occurred, as well as in Washington DC." And the group is promising to make Florida circa 2000 look like a picnic.

"One thing that was missing from our side, but not from the conservative side, in 2000 was street heat," Steve Cobble writes on the group's website. "The GOP had their bourgeois riots, and their crowds were consistently bigger and more vocal, which helped frame in the media's mind the sense that their side had been wronged because Bush had won but Gore would not give up…We encourage people to work for regime change at home all day on November 2nd, election day, and then prepare to return to the streets on November 3rd (and perhaps beyond), at predetermined, symbolic, convenient locally-chosen sites."

All right, let's say what needs to be said: How bad can today's America really be if lazy lefty agitators can "work for regime change at home"? That's a pretty sweet gig compared to the depravities visited upon real activists with actual spines in countries such as Cuba -- a country, it is worth noting, the American hard-left continues to romanticize. Beyond that bit of absurdity, however, note that if Kerry wins the group has no interest in "counting every vote." Instead they suggest gathering instead to "celebrate Bush's involuntary retirement while also setting out a strong statement on the war in Iraq." Clearly, it is not the number of votes that concerns No Stolen Election, but the outcome. Are they interested in voter fraud if it results in a Kerry victory? Nope. These defenders of democracy will be too busy partying in the streets to riot over that.

In fact, No Stolen Elections' biggest fear seems to be that the saner elements in the Democratic Party will accept defeat. Cobble criticizes Gore for holding back activists in 2000, noting, "This was a mistake, and we don't believe the African American community or the unions will be willing to follow the campaign's lead again." Instead, Cobble said the activists will be in charge of these recounts.

"We must prod the Democratic Party to stand up this time, not just watch events occur in silence, as was largely the case in 2000," he writes. "We must encourage the few remaining respected blue-ribbon truth-tellers in our society to stand up and be counted -- people like Walter Cronkite, Jimmy Carter, Oprah Winfrey."

Oh, great. The inmates really are running the Democratic asylum this year, and they want to crown Jimmy Carter and Oprah Winfrey emperor and empress of U.S. elections. If we allow them to run the country, it won't be good for anyone. Before it's over George W. Bush could be in Siberian exile, while the much-despised Ralph Nader is forced to drive laps in a Ford Pinto while jeering activists hurl obscenities and tomatoes at him.

Brace yourself America. The aftermath of this election could be much worse than a floor covered in formerly hanging chads.


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1 posted on 11/01/2004 9:59:30 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Well they better get their "Bedlam" slippers on, cause George W. Bush is gonna win!


2 posted on 11/01/2004 10:00:59 PM PST by MJY1288 (A MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK HAS NEVER LED ANY TEAM TO VICTORY)
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To: GeronL

Lock and load!


3 posted on 11/01/2004 10:01:07 PM PST by Stonedog (Mr. Blather... tear down this STONEWALL!!)
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To: GeronL
Be afraid my arse! Nothing these maniacs can do will frighten me.

But it is not at all unreasonable to expect post-election (or should I write "post-defeat") mischief from the Dems.
4 posted on 11/01/2004 10:01:35 PM PST by StJacques
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To: GeronL

In the words of their candidate..."bring it on".


5 posted on 11/01/2004 10:02:21 PM PST by HarryCaul
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To: GeronL

See my tagline


6 posted on 11/01/2004 10:02:31 PM PST by tdewey10 (The democratic party is on the verge of starting a new civil war.)
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To: Stonedog
Stonedog wrote:

"Lock and load!"

Now that I think about it, I like your response better Stonedog.
7 posted on 11/01/2004 10:02:58 PM PST by StJacques
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To: GeronL

Let them come.

Get in the streets and riot. Because the police will not put up with your stupid crap this time. You will get arrested and put down. And you will lose your right to vote if you screw up enough.

And if you try to break into my home, you'll find that the second amendment is NOT up to interpretation.


8 posted on 11/01/2004 10:03:01 PM PST by Dragonspirit (A RINO is someone not voting for President Bush in 2004 while claiming to be a conservative.)
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"One thing that was missing from our side, but not from the conservative side, in 2000 was street heat," Steve Cobble writes on the group's website.


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It's sort of pathetic when they believe their own lies.


9 posted on 11/01/2004 10:03:04 PM PST by WOSG (George W Bush / Dick Cheney - Right for our Times!)
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To: Stonedog

This an example of the trash that we live amongst. They have no respect. Are they idiots? We are the ones that own the guns.


10 posted on 11/01/2004 10:03:04 PM PST by LUNAR51
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To: ETERNAL WARMING

ping.


11 posted on 11/01/2004 10:04:07 PM PST by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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To: GeronL
What do you expect from PUNKS?! Unfortunately, the RATS seem to breed PUNKS, cheats and liars. Definitely something to be proud of. /sarcasm

Disgusting.

Stay safe. Go W! We stand with you!

J.Q.

12 posted on 11/01/2004 10:04:24 PM PST by jqpublic
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To: GeronL

S'right... We've got the guns.


13 posted on 11/01/2004 10:04:40 PM PST by Cogadh na Sith (--Scots Gaelic: 'War or Peace'--)
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To: GeronL

They should be afraid.


14 posted on 11/01/2004 10:04:58 PM PST by excalibur21
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To: GeronL

I would rather deal with the riots then a Kerry administration.


15 posted on 11/01/2004 10:04:59 PM PST by fortheDeclaration
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To: GeronL

The funny part is that riots generally take place in Democrat parasite nests.
Guaranteed, they won't happen within twenty miles of my place.

Even if they did, I am quite prepared.


16 posted on 11/01/2004 10:05:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: StJacques

Bring Em on!.....I'm kind of getting excited now!...:)


17 posted on 11/01/2004 10:05:08 PM PST by rem22-250 (-+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++)
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To: GeronL

Please be true...America will see what the average Kerry voter looks like.....A valueless, God hating, anti AMerican, parasite.


18 posted on 11/01/2004 10:05:25 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids (.)
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To: All
Bring it you godless leftist commies.
19 posted on 11/01/2004 10:05:39 PM PST by Stopislamnow
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To: All

First Osama Now THIS? Sheesh! The world needs an enema!!


20 posted on 11/01/2004 10:05:40 PM PST by elizabetty
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