Oct 17 2012
As we reported yesterday, in addition to threats by Obama supporters to riot if Romney wins, innumerable Twitter users are also making direct death threats against Romney.
The primary reason given for Obama supporters wanting to see Romney dead is the fear that he will take away food stamps.
If the tables were turned and conservatives were making death threats against Obama in these numbers, it would be a national news story.
Well, we can see that no matter what the left tells pollsters, they know Obama is in deep, deep trouble. You don’t go all postal (sorry postal workers, I did not make up the term) like this unless you are desperate (and emotionally unhinged).
Contrast that with the Libertarian, Tea Party behavior. Tea Party rallies were like family picnics, studded with signs and symbols of biting humor (something you would think Bill Maher would spot easily). 2012 will be the last hurrah for far left liberalism, as Frank Rich surprisingly noted:
All this evidence is misleading. As one conservative commentator, Doug Mataconis of Outside the Beltway, wrote during the GOP convention, it means nothing that Republican leaders don’t mention the tea party anymore. “In reality, of course the Republican party of 2012 is pretty much the tea party at this point,” he wrote. “One need only look at the party platform and listen to what the speakers are actually saying to recognize that fact.” He saw the tea party as “likely to see its influence increase after the November elections regardless of what happens to the Romney/Ryan ticket”—and rightly so. Though the label itself had to be scrapped—it has been permanently soiled by images of mad-dog protesters waving don’t tread on me flags—its ideology is the ideology of the right in 2012. Its adherents will not back down or fade away, even if Obama regroups and wins the lopsided Electoral College victory that seemed in his grasp before the first debate. If anything, the right will be emboldened to purge the GOP of the small and ideologically deviant Romney claque that blew what it saw as a “historic” opportunity to deny a “socialist” president a second term.
History tells us that American liberals have long underestimated the reach and resilience of the right, repeatedly dismissing it as a lunatic fringe and pronouncing it dead only to watch it bounce back stronger after each setback.
Such is the power of denial that we simply refuse to concede that, by the metric of intractability, at least, conservatives are the cockroaches of the American body politic, poised to outlast us all.
Rich has seen the light. The ‘right’ (his cockroaches, my backbone of the country) is typical American families living on Main Street and going to their place of worship as they raise their kids. Quiet, resolute and unbowed, the Right of Center Libertarian core that loves to fly the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag always rejects over reach of government, which means they always reject Liberals if they are unleashed (like they were in 2008).
Rich’s piece is interesting, because it identifies the total futility in trying to convert the USA into the EU. There is no road to Greece from here.
Update: This is rich coming from Rich:
For all their qualms about stimulus spending and Obamacare, perhaps voters still prefer the party of modest government activism to the party of no government.
Modest activism? $1.5 trillion per year deficits is not modest! Especially when it is the voters’ money! And of course, the GOP is not for ‘no’ government but limited government and results for the money.