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What are the chances of civil unrest following a Romney victory?
American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 10/23/2012 7:36:33 AM PDT by Perseverando

I'd say it will depend on how close it is. If Romney wins 4 or 5 states by less than 1% - a real nightmare of a possibility - my guess is there is a possibility of rioting.

Both sides could see fraud and vote stealing if the election goes against them. In fact, it is almost a guarantee unless one candidate or the other pulls away decisively in the final days. There is no organized group of conservatives wedded to violence who would start a riot, but scattered incidents of mayhem would be possible.

But for the moment, all the threats are coming from Obama supporters:

Despite the issue garnering a significant amount of media interest as well as the attention of the Secret Service, Obama supporters continued their threats to riot and assassinate Mitt Romney if Obama loses in the aftermath of last night's presidential debate.

As we reported last week, Twitter has been flooded recently with violent comments from Obama supporters. The increase in volume of the comments seemed to coincide with Romney's poll numbers edging higher against Obama.

Not only have Obama voters been making open threats that they will riot and cause mayhem, they have also been caught making direct threats to assassinate Mitt Romney, prompting the Secret Service to announce that it was "aware" of the threats and would "conduct appropriate follow up if necessary."

Despite the fact that the media reported extensively on threats made against Obama prior to the 2008 election, their silence on the threats made against Romney has been deafening. Indeed, the act of a few old guys hanging up empty chairs in reference to Clint Eastwood's RNC speech garnered substantially more coverage and concern from the press compared to hundreds if not thousands of tweets

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: civilunrest; cw2; election2012; riot; shtf
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1 posted on 10/23/2012 7:36:39 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

ask the UN..


2 posted on 10/23/2012 7:39:00 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Perseverando

there will be rioting, especially in the cities


3 posted on 10/23/2012 7:39:33 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Perseverando

It’s guaranteed.

The real question is “How severe will it be?”


4 posted on 10/23/2012 7:40:27 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Perseverando

Well in my neck of the woods (Rural West Virginia) absolutely zero. All the guns make even the liberal democrats polite....


5 posted on 10/23/2012 7:40:32 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Perseverando

6 posted on 10/23/2012 7:41:38 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV, NH = 291EV)
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To: Perseverando

It’ll be more looting than rioting.


7 posted on 10/23/2012 7:42:37 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: dalebert

funny, Im wondering what Im gonna do if Barak wins


8 posted on 10/23/2012 7:42:54 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Perseverando
My question is WHY are you trying to make it happen?? Do you need a news story that badly???

There will be no riots, so stop pushing and hoping there will. Disgusting journalism engineering their next headline.

Another way to look at this, they know Romney will win, and they are trying to strike fear into the voters. Blackmail so to speak. Vote Romney/Riots, Vote O/no riots.

9 posted on 10/23/2012 7:44:13 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: cuban leaf

Every magazine in my house will be loaded...


10 posted on 10/23/2012 7:45:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Perseverando

A few old guys hanging up empty chairs? Totally wrong.

I’ve been driving around a couple of states and have seen MANY chairs set out usually in a drive-way. Sometimes there are children’s toys in the yard indicating it’s a young family - not old guys.

Last week in (northern!) California I saw a couple of empty chairs. One was hung from a tree. On another there was a handmade sign with the national debt painted on it.


11 posted on 10/23/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Perseverando
Photobucket Obama loss= race riots..... The O-zombies are coming
12 posted on 10/23/2012 7:46:23 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Perseverando

They’re invoking for the rioter’s veto.


13 posted on 10/23/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: StAnDeliver

Agreed, if it’s close / in question or if the polls even show that it’s close before the results,

there will be riots if he loses.

The polls will have to show the reality of the landslide loss going into Tuesday in order to avoid violent outbursts.


14 posted on 10/23/2012 7:47:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: apillar

“All the guns make even the liberal democrats polite....”

Money quote of the day!

Here in South Carolina even our local muzzies are quiet. All us armed Bible thumping rednecks, you know.....

;^)


15 posted on 10/23/2012 7:48:13 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Perseverando

Depends.
If cable doesn’t go out, about zero.
But cable TV goes out, all bets are off.


16 posted on 10/23/2012 7:48:59 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Perseverando

The evolving trend to assign import to something by counting tweets is downright disturbing... It is a substitute of noise volume for reason...


17 posted on 10/23/2012 7:49:08 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Perseverando
Last night, Mr. Romney seemed to be preparing to lead a united nation. I thought that he carefully picked his way through the mine field laid by a spiteful and divisive President, allowing him (Romney) to work with a consensus of citizens if he is elected.

I confess that wanted to see more fireworks, p**s and vinegar. I wanted in-depth discussions regarding capitalism v. socialism and national sovereignty v. one-world ideology.

18 posted on 10/23/2012 7:50:11 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: camle
there will be rioting, especially in the cities

There will be rioting, ONLY in the cities.........

19 posted on 10/23/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Perseverando
Too lazy....Might be something in DC though cosidering the demographics. THAT has to be immediately put down by Obama.

I think right now, Obama is only looking for MONEY because he is racking up an unbelievable tab and he needs some suckers.

20 posted on 10/23/2012 7:51:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Perseverando

Democrats will project voter fraud, based upon their own actions, and blacks will be deceived and incensed. The left is all about class war, but beating the left is worth any unrest and revolution that may come.


21 posted on 10/23/2012 7:52:21 AM PDT by pallis
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To: GoCards

Here is what I do if Obama wins.

I sit it out. I am certain complete breakdown and civil unrest, possible civil war, will occur when we see the complete collapse happen. I imagine that will be between 2014 and 2016. If Zero wins, it’s going to take a complete collapse and resulting riots (as in Greece) for this country to finally turn it around.

I’ll be 64 to 67 by that time, and I’ll find a nice spot in the country somewhere with my wife, and just watch from the sidelines. My whole idea will be to protect myself and my wife. Hopefully my two daughters will be in a place where they are secure, I fully intend to discuss this with them, if this looks like the collapse is coming.


22 posted on 10/23/2012 7:52:30 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: annieokie

“There will be no riots, so stop pushing and hoping there will. Disgusting journalism engineering their next headline”

Pull your head out of where ever it is firmly planted. Have you even READ these Twitter threats? There are thousands upon thousands of them. Most are saying they will riot AND will shoot Romney.

Trust me. These people simply WANT A REASON to riot. Hands down if O-no-brainer loses we will see some cities go into some sort of lock-down with military coming in.

Sad part is ZeroBama will SYPATHIZE with these folks and make matters worse.

As another poster mentioned, they lived in West Virginia and felt safer. So do I in the mnts of south-western Virginia....but make no mistake. We are well armed and have PLENTY of ammo. God help the idiot who would try to break into our home.


23 posted on 10/23/2012 7:52:37 AM PDT by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Perseverando
The reason for the different reaction is based on the fact that a liberal/black riot will only last for a week or so and most of the damage will be in their own neighborhood and directed mostly at liquor stores or tennis shoe outlets.

Now a conservative/white riot will be a much more serious and extended matter.

24 posted on 10/23/2012 7:52:57 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: StAnDeliver

Maine will split thier electoral votes. No tie.


25 posted on 10/23/2012 7:53:56 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: July4

Sorry, I forgot to include a last thought:

Because of Mr. Romney’s tactics last night, I think further polarization and, thus, violence, may have been headed off.


26 posted on 10/23/2012 7:53:56 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: apillar

An armed society is a polite society........Robert Heinlein / Lazarus Long


27 posted on 10/23/2012 7:54:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Perseverando

Well, it sure is kind of the media to warn the voters that there are consequences for their vote...

Obama equals obama phones and lollipops.... Romney equals street burning mayhem....

You surely don’t want your house to burn down, do you?


28 posted on 10/23/2012 7:55:00 AM PDT by Professional
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To: Perseverando
One thing's for sure...DumpsterUnderground will be set alight by it's “residents”.
29 posted on 10/23/2012 7:55:24 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Perseverando

A Republican is President again. There will be unrest for the next 4 possibly 8 years!
Suddenly the “rule of law” will matter.
Suddenly the economy and jobs will matter.
Suddenly the elderly will matter.
Suddenly housing will matter.
Suddenly the high cost of food and gas will matter.


30 posted on 10/23/2012 7:55:35 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: annieokie

Absolutely right. This talk of riots if O loses does nothing but get votes from people who want to avoid being murdered, beaten or robbed. This just plays into the hands of the Obama campaign.


31 posted on 10/23/2012 7:55:46 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: Perseverando

Very limited “unrest”. Certainly not something I’m going to worry about in my metropolis of 150 people.


32 posted on 10/23/2012 7:55:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Perseverando

Same as with Bush and Gore probably.


33 posted on 10/23/2012 7:57:38 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Perseverando
No problem.

1. Inventory basic load. Replace upgrade as necessary.

2. Conduct weapons maintenance and check zero.

3. Conduct family immediate action drills.

4. Cover all high speed avenues of approach with observation and fire.

Stay well- Stay safe - Stay armed

34 posted on 10/23/2012 7:58:20 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: elcid1970

I also liked the comment...

“People are in no mood to tolerate wild-haired, gold-toothed crack-heads tearing up their neighborhoods and destroying their businesses.”


35 posted on 10/23/2012 7:58:32 AM PDT by moovova (I work well with others, as long as they leave me alone.)
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To: annieokie

RE: “My question is WHY are you trying to make it happen?? Do you need a news story that badly???

There will be no riots, so stop pushing and hoping there will. Disgusting journalism engineering their next headline.”


Wow, I had no idea I had so much influence on world events just sitting here at the ol’ keyboard in my jammies.

OK everyone, don’t riot! Nothing to see here, move along.

There, I fixed it.


36 posted on 10/23/2012 7:58:57 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: Perseverando
It depends on how you define "riot". I think there will be a lot of Obama-nuts walking around in a very bad mood, and willing to take it all out on anybody who walks by who looks like a Romney supporter.

I would see an increase in assaults, robberies, "flash mob" looting, etc.

37 posted on 10/23/2012 7:59:47 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: ladyjane

***Last week in (northern!) California I saw a couple of empty chairs***

I wonder if Clint Eastwood had any inkling that his use of an empty chair would become the national symbol for the Dem Candidate.


38 posted on 10/23/2012 8:00:16 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: baddog 219

I love that! LOL!!


39 posted on 10/23/2012 8:00:57 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: Perseverando

Wherever there are large pockets of blacks (95% voting for him) or if where there are organized union thugs in the streets acting as magnets for anarchists and OWS types. Just imagine it like the LA Lakers or the Oakland Raiders losing a championship.


40 posted on 10/23/2012 8:01:35 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Perseverando

Yeah, my family and I would be rioting against the establishment Republican Pigs, but we are on disability, and since they cut off the electricity, I can’t recharge my ObamaPhone to stay connected to the community organizers.


41 posted on 10/23/2012 8:02:29 AM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Perseverando
If it is not close, I think there will be a small amount of unrest in the urban cores: broken glass, small fires, a few assaults and some obligatory smash-and-grab action.

If it is close, things will get hotter. If there is no clear result on elction night, I expect bigger trouble in some cities (Chicago, Detroit and Philly leap to mind). If the delay becomes protracted ala election 2000 we are going to see some riots.

If there is an electoral tie, I believe we are looking at general riots and the possibility of a civil war. This is the worst-case scenario.

One way or the other I am going to be staying in safe territory for several days starting 11/6. And taking certain other precautions as well.

42 posted on 10/23/2012 8:05:50 AM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: sevinufnine

Oh goody! Now we have a riots to forward to if Obummer loses, just like there’s a riot when the Lakers lose a championship.

It’s another data point for the guy (wish I could remember who) that said, “Obama not only wanted to be the first black president; it looks like he’s trying to make sure he’ll be the last one, too!”

As an aside, “Scattered Acts of Mayhem” — that would make a great band/album title!


43 posted on 10/23/2012 8:09:37 AM PDT by thanatz
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To: Little Ray

Thank you for injecting a bit of reality here.


44 posted on 10/23/2012 8:11:46 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: sanjuanbob
Just imagine it like the LA Lakers or the Oakland Raiders losing a championship

Or even worse - them winning a championship.

In fact I think we will get a very good preview riot in Detroit if the Tigers win the World Series.

45 posted on 10/23/2012 8:12:57 AM PDT by commish (After Four Years of Obama, America needs a little R & R.)
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To: Perseverando

I am sure we will see some.

It would almost have to occur in order to fit the coming narrative that King Barry got SCROOOOOOD by Racists in this election.

I think though it will be sporadic and limited to the usual suspects (Oakland, South Central, Detroit, Baltimore). Frankly I think too many of his supporters are too fat and lazy at this point to get up off the couch for a good riot.


46 posted on 10/23/2012 8:14:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GoCards

Rioting and looting by the gimme class will be noisy, loud and noticeable but far less damaging than more quiet activities by the producer class: massive layoffs, retirements, moving money and jobs off-shore, a sharp increase in sales of firearms, ammunition, canned goods and dry goods . . . maybe even an odd IRS agent here and there who decided they couldn’t take the pressure of the job anymore and is found dangling from a tree or lamp post.


47 posted on 10/23/2012 8:15:34 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Perseverando

Just about certain. Outside of the neighborhoods where the likely participants live it will be acts of suicide by cops and/or armed citizens. Millions of us have had enough of this s***.


48 posted on 10/23/2012 8:18:02 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: jboot

Obamaphone-generated flash mobs invading businesses will be a real problem after Election Day.


49 posted on 10/23/2012 8:19:29 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Perseverando

There will be no riots.

There may be isolated urban looting events with associated violence/arsonry/damage.

Sadly, this will only impact Dhimmicrat strongholds who will face an additional fiancial burden to “renew” the affected areas. Like Detroit in 1967, these areas may be simply left to rot in the wake of such a “mob’s veto”.


50 posted on 10/23/2012 8:19:42 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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