October 22, 2008

Oh, but this isn't in any way "racist"??

The Hill reports on possible unrest in "urban areas" if Barack Obama loses the election:

Some worry that if Barack Obama loses and there is suspicion of foul play in the election, violence could ensue in cities with large black populations. Others based the need for enhanced patrols on past riots in urban areas (following professional sports events) and also on Internet rumors.

Sen. Obama (Ill.), the Democratic nominee for president, has seen his lead over rival Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) grow in recent weeks, prompting speculation that there could be a violent backlash if he loses unexpectedly.

Indeed. Nothing like seeing a lead shrink in the last few weeks before an election -- as happens all the time historically. I wonder what would happen if John McCain or Sarah Palin had suggested that police should "be ready" in urban areas should they win the election. 'Ya think the usual suspects would have dubbed such a sentiment as ... "racist?"

Then there's this:

Political observers such as Hilary Shelton and James Carville fear that record voter turnout could overload polling places on Election Day and could raise tension levels.

Shelton, the director of the NAACPs Washington bureau, said inadequate voting facilities is a bigger problem in poor communities with large numbers of minorities.

And which party controls these areas, pray tell? Does this party ever get any blame for their unpreparedness in such cases? Hell no. If the GOP ran these election boards there'd be protests, cries of racism and calls for federal investigations now, wouldn't there? But alas, just like the idiot Democrats who created the infamous butterfly ballot in Florida, no hassle is given to those who are actually responsible.

Posted by Hube at October 22, 2008 05:33 PM | TrackBack

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