October 12, 2008
Weigh the mobs, then vote!
We've all been hearing about mobs lately. Especially the brutal McCain mobs.
First, here's a YouTube video titled "The McCain-Palin Mob in Strongsville, Ohio":
I'm not sure the above is really a "mob," but that's what it's being called, and I'm trying to be fair to both sides.
So let's assume the above is a "mob." Is there anything similar on the other side?
With all due respect to the gentle pacifists who love everyone, I think there just might be.
Here's another YouTube video, titled "Liberal Outrage: A Pro-McCain March In Manhattan":
I can't help notice that the Obama supporter who made the video at the McCain event was treated more kindly by the crowd into whose faces he thrust his camera than were the McCain supporters who simply walked through the Upper West side.
While no one enjoys negative attention, I thought this might call for a poll along the lines of where would you rather be if you had to walk around holding a sign supporting the "wrong" side?
Don't be shy.
You can answer this in the privacy of your own home.
At times like this, I'm glad we still have secret voting.
NOTE: To maintain as much neutrality as possible, I simplified the poll, so instead of asking about where people would rather be" I just stuck to holding signs in public.
(My guess is that most people would feel safer to waving Obama signs in McCain neighborhoods than McCain signs in Obama neighborhoods, though. It has something to do with what we call tolerance. McCain voters are more tolerant -- for the paradoxical reason that they're more accustomed to being called "intolerant." Explaining why would take a lengthy blog post, and I'm too damned tired.)
posted by Eric on 10.12.08 at 10:17 PM
Search the Site
Classics To Go
See more archives here
Old (Blogspot) archives
A knee sock jihad might be premature at this time
People Are Not Rational
No Biorobots For Japan
The Thorium Solution
Radiation Detector From A Digital Camera
This war of attrition is driving me bananas!
Attacking Christianity is one thing, but must they butcher geometry?
Are there trashy distinctions in freedom of expression?
Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood