Skip to comments.What are the chances of civil unrest following a Romney victory?
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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there will be rioting, especially in the cities
The real question is “How severe will it be?”
Well in my neck of the woods (Rural West Virginia) absolutely zero. All the guns make even the liberal democrats polite....
It’ll be more looting than rioting.
funny, Im wondering what Im gonna do if Barak wins
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.
Every magazine in my house will be loaded...
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.
They’re invoking for the rioter’s veto.
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.
“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.....
If cable doesn’t go out, about zero.
But cable TV goes out, all bets are off.
The evolving trend to assign import to something by counting tweets is downright disturbing... It is a substitute of noise volume for reason...
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.
There will be rioting, ONLY in the cities.........
I think right now, Obama is only looking for MONEY because he is racking up an unbelievable tab and he needs some suckers.
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.
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.
“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.
Now a conservative/white riot will be a much more serious and extended matter.
Maine will split thier electoral votes. No tie.
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.
An armed society is a polite society........Robert Heinlein / Lazarus Long
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?
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.
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.
Very limited “unrest”. Certainly not something I’m going to worry about in my metropolis of 150 people.
Same as with Bush and Gore probably.
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
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.”
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.
I would see an increase in assaults, robberies, "flash mob" looting, etc.
***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.
I love that! LOL!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thank you for injecting a bit of reality here.
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.
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.
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.
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***.
Obamaphone-generated flash mobs invading businesses will be a real problem after Election Day.
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”.