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Far left ready to blow the lid off the Democratic convention, maybe literally
Hot Air ^ | March 06, 2008 | Allahpundit

Posted on 03/07/2008 7:52:33 AM PST by jdm

Hysterical wingnut overreaction to the “Re-create ‘68!” jackassery that’s percolating in some leftist circles? Indeed, if you count HuffPo among the hysterical wingnuts. Hope and Change from the mailbag of lefty author Rick Perlstein:

Rick, if the Machine tries to give the Clintons the victory at the convention, I swear to God, Chicago’s going to look like a Sadie Hawkins dance. People my age are going to be throwing stones. We all have transportation — cell phones — disposable income — the Internet — free time — and Seattle as our example. Part of me is scared of a riot. Part of me isn’t. The nomination belongs to Obama. Do you think we’re going to let the Democratic Leadership Council take it? “God gave Noah the rainbow sign. No more water, fire next time.”

And:

Not to mention that there’s going to be a significant Iraq veteran contingent at the convention, ready to rock ‘n’ roll. We’ve already had planning meetings about it — we’re going about it the same way that we would plan any decent military operation.

Put it this way: if she goes for the gold in Denver, she’ll have to claim the medal somewhere other than the Pepsi Center.

And:

I can’t emphasize enough how potentially scary things could get — we’ve got folks working on the inside of the convention, and it’s all done on a cell basis, so that folks only know what they need to know.

I’m trying to keep everyone calm, as I just mentioned, but it’s getting harder and harder to do so.

Exit question: First the Times Square bombing, now this. How does Rove do it?

Update: Hard feelings are all but certain:

If black voters who have supported Obama think he lost the nomination because the rules of the contest were unfairly changed, the backlash could be damaging, some civil rights activists said.

“You would be changing the rules after you’ve had the contest,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said. “In Michigan, Obama’s name wasn’t even on the ballot. Clearly, if the name of the candidate who’s getting the African American vote isn’t on the ballot, that encourages many to stay home. . . . It would be a tremendous insult to the voters of this country.”

An Obama victory could split the party in a different way. Like Clinton, the Illinois senator is likely to need the votes of Democratic superdelegates — party activists and elected officials who are free to back any candidate. Suspicion among Clinton voters that Obama courted superdelegates through backroom deals could upset female and Latino voters loyal to the former first lady.



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: fl2008; leftists; mi2008; superdelegates
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1 posted on 03/07/2008 7:52:36 AM PST by jdm
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To: jdm

Time to make some more pop corn.


2 posted on 03/07/2008 7:55:58 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: jdm
free time

I have no doubt that they have lots.

3 posted on 03/07/2008 7:56:12 AM PST by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: jdm

We can hope!


4 posted on 03/07/2008 7:56:34 AM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: jdm

Well, given the behavior at some of the rallies and at Times Square, it wouldn’t surprise me much if they went this route. Some of these moonbats seem to think it either goes their way, or they take it by force, so this would be the ultimate outcome of that kind of thinking.


5 posted on 03/07/2008 7:56:55 AM PST by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: nmh

Lots and lots of popcorn. The Dems can’t help it.


6 posted on 03/07/2008 7:57:27 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: jdm

encourage them


7 posted on 03/07/2008 7:58:02 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: nmh

Yes, but also take precautions if you live in a major city. Sometimes these riots have a way of spreading. I recall the 60s only too well.


8 posted on 03/07/2008 7:58:04 AM PST by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: jdm
I would love to see a wild dem convention but I don't think they're that stupid.

It seems the Super delegates are going to have to give it to Obama or the Dem party could be nearly destroyed (not that that's a bad thing).

9 posted on 03/07/2008 7:58:08 AM PST by NEPA (Save a cow, tip a beer)
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To: jdm

Stay tuned. Maybe McCain will need to select a black conservative as VP.


10 posted on 03/07/2008 7:59:11 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: MizSterious
We're in the burbs.

We try ti live AWAY from the riffraff.

Name a major city that isn't run by Demoncrats.

11 posted on 03/07/2008 7:59:31 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: NEPA
I would love to see a wild dem convention but I don't think they're that stupid.

They're that stupid.

12 posted on 03/07/2008 8:00:40 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: jdm
Oh man this is great. Other than making our country look like Bogata or Ecuador or something.

It will be cool to watch the loser between Obamassein and Hilliary accuse the other of "stealing" the nomination.

Between that and Hilliary getting treated like a 'crazed, right-wing, conservative republican' by the press that has kissed her big fat ass for the last 16 years, this is turning out to be a fun election cycle!

13 posted on 03/07/2008 8:01:00 AM PST by subterfuge (Obama will NOT get the nomination.)
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To: jdm

The Denver police will hand them their asses in a heartbeat.


14 posted on 03/07/2008 8:01:35 AM PST by dljordan
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To: jdm
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Not to mention that there’s going to be a significant Iraq veteran contingent at the convention, ready to rock ‘n’ roll. We’ve already had planning meetings about it — we’re going about it the same way that we would plan any decent military operation.

15 posted on 03/07/2008 8:02:05 AM PST by egginanest ( "Never interrupt me when I'm trying to interrupt you." -Winston Churchill-)
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To: NEPA

I don’t believe the DNC has the power to head this off. Dr. Dean has tried already to no avail.

Neither Hillary nor Obama is going to give an inch.

There Will be Blood.

I just hope the Mayor of Denver is smart enough to keep his police department out of it and let the factions have at each other.


16 posted on 03/07/2008 8:02:43 AM PST by sinanju
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Maybe McCain will need to select a black conservative as VP.

Judging from his past performance he probably has his staff working overtime to help keep the Democrat convention working smoothly.

17 posted on 03/07/2008 8:04:17 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: subterfuge
FTA:
“You would be changing the rules after you’ve had the contest,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said.

Florida 2000, anyone?

Payback is diggin' up the bones!

18 posted on 03/07/2008 8:04:44 AM PST by thulldud (Insanity: Electing John McCain again and expecting a different result.)
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To: jdm

It sticks in my craw to give the Dems credit for anything but I continue to believe their desire for political victory will override any infighting. Although the Dems have an innate problem identifying the enemy, they most certainly have the GOP firmly in their gunsights. I hope I’m wrong.


19 posted on 03/07/2008 8:06:33 AM PST by Muleteam1
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To: jdm

We owe this all to Rush!


20 posted on 03/07/2008 8:06:37 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Somehow the MSM will put the blame on the repubs. (don't ask me how). I can see McCain apologizing now.
21 posted on 03/07/2008 8:06:59 AM PST by my right
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To: jdm
Many forget that a sideshow also looms on seating the Michigan and Florida delegates. If the Dems don't get their do overs before the convention expect a tantrum as only the left can give us. I expect the delegations will crash the convention, only adding more fuel to the Hillary Obama fight.

My advice to law enforcement is to contain the whole circus and arrest the survivors. I sure don't want to see any police injured in this.

We will have tons of “The Party Of Peace My Eye” pictures after it's all over. Enough to last decades.

22 posted on 03/07/2008 8:07:04 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: jdm

Sounds like must-see TV to me.


23 posted on 03/07/2008 8:07:31 AM PST by rod1 (uestion)
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To: thulldud

2 out of 3 anyone?

How about 3 out of 5?

How about we just keep on going until HilLiary wins?


24 posted on 03/07/2008 8:08:44 AM PST by subterfuge (Obama will NOT get the nomination.)
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To: MizSterious

I keep my guns clean and loaded. Comes to it I will not hesitate to protect me and mine.


25 posted on 03/07/2008 8:10:01 AM PST by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: jdm

Water cannons with some dish detergent mixed in for the bath that the hippies and anarchists that will show up is a must.


26 posted on 03/07/2008 8:10:31 AM PST by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: NEPA

“...I would love to see a wild dem convention but I don’t think they’re that stupid...”

I had gotten out of the Navy and I saw what happened in the 60s and yes, they WOULD be that stupid. Those people are nutjobs no doubt, they can also be dangerous. Like in ‘68 police will escalate tbe force level continuumto to the “no negotiation” level, as they should when rioting breaks out.

Many of the Iraq “vets” served in very secure areas such as Striker and others, not going outside “the wire” on combat patrol. Our son is able to stop at large bases while on combat patrol on occasion (he has two combat tours over there—and counting...) and he was amazed at the total lack of “getting it” among some soldiers that should know better. They beat their chests like Rambos but had never fired or experienced a shot fired in anger. Amazing. Amazing that they can be so disloyal to their fellow soldiers/Marines.


27 posted on 03/07/2008 8:10:36 AM PST by brushcop (B-Co. 2/69 3rd Infantry Div., "Sledgehammer!" ...and keep hammering 'em!)
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To: jdm

You know, I saw the worst riot in American history first hand. It’s not a pretty thing. People die, people lose businesses and homes. Police are injured and taxpayer dollars go up in smoke. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen.


28 posted on 03/07/2008 8:21:31 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (When you choose the lesser of two evils, you still have evil.)
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To: my right

Don’t ask you how? LOL—we KNOW how: they’ll insist that the Republicans should (for some insane reason that will make sense only to them) have paid for the do-over. They’ll blame Rush for telling people to vote for Hillary, they’ll blame Bush for...well, being Bush, they’ll blame Rove because obviously he will have planned the whole thing. And they’ll make all these claims with a straight face, and the MSM will dutifully report it as fact.

;)


29 posted on 03/07/2008 8:21:36 AM PST by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: brushcop

Also, to them it’s not stupid. It’s their whole purpose in life.

Obama and his Chicago mob backers want to win. Hillary and her Dixie Mafia want to win. Both factions want power. Winning is job number one for both of them. Neither is going to give an inch for the good of the party until this is decided.

Their backers may pull together against the Republicans after only one of them is left standing, but certainly they aren’t going to concede until this stage of the war is over.


30 posted on 03/07/2008 8:23:05 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jdm
It would be great to see this happen, but I've tuned into the last couple of ANSWER anti-war demonstrations on C-Span, and I doubt it.

When the cameras (accidentally) zoom out to show the whole crowd, it's like a class B high school pep rally.

I f the demonstrations in Chicago '68 had been that size they could have been held in a Republican alderman's office.

31 posted on 03/07/2008 8:27:04 AM PST by Notary Sojac ("John Mc Cain here. I'm not a conservative, but I play one on TV...")
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To: ElkGroveDan
I saw the worst riot in American history first hand.

Which one was that?

32 posted on 03/07/2008 8:28:46 AM PST by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God; Liberals think they ARE God " -- Ann Coulter)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Gov Steele of MD would be a good candidate.


33 posted on 03/07/2008 8:32:47 AM PST by Fee
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To: BullDog108

My guess would be Detroit. They still haven’t cleaned up the mess from the 60’s there.


34 posted on 03/07/2008 8:40:07 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: jdm

How can I help throw kerosene on this smoldering mess. :)


35 posted on 03/07/2008 8:41:34 AM PST by Tigercap (McCain. For Supreme Court judge nominations and WOT progress if nothing else.)
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To: Beagle8U

That is what I was thinking. Wasn’t the LA Rodney King a close second?


36 posted on 03/07/2008 8:41:40 AM PST by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God; Liberals think they ARE God " -- Ann Coulter)
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To: sinanju

“I don’t believe the DNC has the power to head this off. Dr. Dean has tried already to no avail.

Neither Hillary nor Obama is going to give an inch.

There Will be Blood.

I just hope the Mayor of Denver is smart enough to keep his police department out of it and let the factions have at each other.”

And, like Katrina, somehow GWB will be blamed. LOL


37 posted on 03/07/2008 8:43:05 AM PST by Tigercap (McCain. For Supreme Court judge nominations and WOT progress if nothing else.)
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To: BullDog108
“Wasn’t the LA Rodney King a close second?”

Not even in the ballpark of the Detroit riots 40 years ago.

They went on for months.

38 posted on 03/07/2008 8:44:53 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: subterfuge

This is an election cycle that sucks. We got stuck with the candidate nobody wanted, let them get stuck with the same raw deal. Can’t think of a better way do do in the two party system.


39 posted on 03/07/2008 8:45:10 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Self defense is not only our right, it is our duty." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: nmh

As I have noted before, I *way* under-bought on popcorn when the Boy Scouts were selling it last Fall.


40 posted on 03/07/2008 8:45:26 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Beagle8U

Holy smokes! I better go back to History class.....


41 posted on 03/07/2008 8:46:24 AM PST by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God; Liberals think they ARE God " -- Ann Coulter)
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To: BullDog108

It spilled over to other cities in the state too.


42 posted on 03/07/2008 8:49:10 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: jdm

Last time the Convention made cages for the animals. Seemed to work.


43 posted on 03/07/2008 8:49:18 AM PST by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: jdm
Nice to know that all these compassionate lefties have so much "disposable income."

If they really wanted to help the poor, they'd give some of it to me!

44 posted on 03/07/2008 8:52:15 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Zeh yittnu kol-ha`over `al-hapequdim, machatzit hasheqel besheqel haqodesh . . .)
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To: BullDog108

“From this point of origin, further reports of vandalism diffused. Looting and fires spread through the Northwest side of Detroit, then crossed over to the East Side. Within 48 hours, the National Guard was mobilized, to be followed by the 82nd airborne on the riot’s fourth day. As police and military troops sought to regain control of the city, violence escalated. At the conclusion of 5 days of rioting, 43 people lay dead, 1189 injured and over 7000 people had been arrested.”

http://www.67riots.rutgers.edu/d_index.htm

They are listing it as 5 days but it really lasted in some form all summer.


45 posted on 03/07/2008 8:58:10 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: brushcop

I wonder if Jesse the fake Ranger will be there.


46 posted on 03/07/2008 9:02:44 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: BullDog108

Los Angeles 1992


47 posted on 03/07/2008 9:04:02 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (When you choose the lesser of two evils, you still have evil.)
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To: jdm

Ya know, when Denver “won” the Dem primary, thinking Hillary had it nailed, I imagined joining some Pro-Life protest downtown.

Now, I don’t plan on being in the state.


48 posted on 03/07/2008 9:05:11 AM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: ElkGroveDan; Beagle8U
That is what I thought you were referring to also. I was there too (from a distance in La Canada locked and loaded waiting for the miscreants to arrive in our neighborhood which never happened).

According to Beagle, these riots were a picnic compared to Detroit. And I would have to agree with him.

49 posted on 03/07/2008 9:06:51 AM PST by BullDog108 ("Conservatives believe in God; Liberals think they ARE God " -- Ann Coulter)
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To: bamahead

bookmark


50 posted on 03/07/2008 9:07:11 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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