We are in the final stretch of hard fought battle. A battle that has an outcome that we are either happy with, or abysmally left wondering what will happen.
One Candidate, Obama, has shown us for the last almost four years what we can expect if he wins, and the other, Romney, we are once again hanging our hats on “hope.” What is different in that vein this time around, is “the other” has a more robust track record to pin that “hope on.” A decidedly better starting point than when we voted “hope” in 2008. But this article is not about differences in policy. It is more about how we handle the outcome of this election, no matter who wins.
That being said, only one guy can win. Because we are more divided than ever, how will that play with voters on November 7th?
Here are a couple of potential outcomes I found, that are barely being noticed, no arrests have been made, and it seems these kind of threats have become so commonplace that we no longer take them seriously.
(To preface my google searches below, I used these phrases as I had come across a little noticed piece on the subject.)
First I googled “threats against Romney if he wins”…and the results were pages and pages of frightening results, (please see for yourself) but here are just a few:
Then I googled “threats against Obama if he wins”….and was surprised to find I got the SAME pages and pages of search results I got in googling on threat to Romney. ALL results are ONLY links about threats against Romney…here are again just a few, but I didn’t see one link on pages 1 to 6 of results that showed ANY threats from the right on Obama if he wins:
Now, this is a worrisome topic to cover, and is not easy for me to even open dialogue on, but since MSM is not reporting on this, I felt not only obligated to do so, but also to perhaps have dialogue start now, BEFORE something happens. This is more than worrisome no matter what side of the aisle you are on. It took me 6 pages of “threats to Obama if he wins,” before ONE link popped in that was in regard to Obama threat. One can feel at least okay Obama is not equally threatened form those results, but Romney IS:
That one was about the Koch brothers threatening to “fire employees if Obama wins”…probably due to Obamacare costs, and then results went right back to threats against Romney’s life, and rioting. But maybe if I went 20 pages in, there might be a threat against Obama too, so I’m not going to assume there’s not one nut job on the right either. But I have to say…all I found was A LOT of nut jobs on left…right there for all to see, so don’t take my word for it…google both phrases yourself.
Why hasn’t anyone been arrested? Why hasn’t this been reported on in any serious way? Reading the “tweets” on just the first link was horrifying. And it goes without saying…would be just as horrifying if it were reversed. What if Obama threat is just simply buried by the plethora of Romney threats so we can't as readily see it?
So what will WE look like after election; as a people, as a country, and as fellow Americans? I don’t believe we’re in for an easy ride either way, but THIS?!!!!
Obama supporters, how do you feel about your “fellow supporters” espousing this mentality, and what will you do to temper those “flames?” I would ask the same question of Republicans…but so far, I found no evidence prompting me to think definitively the threat goes both ways. If I do find any evidence it goes both ways, I will write an article asking Republicans the same question.
Let’s open the dialogue now…BEFORE something happens, before anger rules our society, before something happens that can’t be undone.