Thursday, November 01, 2012

The Party of Love Is At It Again

Officials investigating complaints of Obama effigy outside NC voting site - Politics - NewsObserver.com

State election officials are looking into reports that a truck pulled into the parking lot outside an early voting site this morning in Goldsboro towing a trailer displaying effigies of President Barack Obama, Gov. Bev Perdue and other officials, all hanging from nooses.

The contraption, which also showed effigies of a judge and law enforcement officials, was reportedly displayed outside the Wayne County Public Library on Ash Street, a one-stop early voting site. Election workers have little jurisdiction beyond the buffer zone around voting sites.

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9 comments:

Dana King said...

If a liberal did this, it would fall under the umbrella of "terroristic threat."

Celine said...

Jeezus H. Christ. Didn't any of the people who saw it have enough snap to take a picture of the license plate? I can't believe the law officials didn't even bother to respond.

David said...

If a liberal did that, the Far Wrong would be bellowing about it for weeks.

pauamma said...

Doesn't that fall under "death threats against the POTUS"? Last I heard the Secret Service took a dim view of those.

Jeff M. said...

I'm more interested in the overall picture of this election and here is what I am observing. My profession allows me to do a lot of traveling, much of which is in the so called "swing states." There has been a continued swelling of support for Mitt Romney. I think the first debate was the turning point for both candidates. The crowds for the Romney appearances have been huge and growing. Obama's have been 1/10 of what he had in 2008. You can even see it in the lack of campaign signs in neighborhoods and bumper stickers. (Remember all of the Obama bumper stickers you saw in 08) He lost a lot of support and there is no disputing that. Lack of support because of a weaker turnout compared to 2008 will cause the big hit for Obama. I'm looking at over 300 electoral votes going to Romney on Tuesday. I'm just trying to be a realist here and not get clouded with ideology. We'll all see how it plays out on Tuesday night.

JD Rhoades said...

Jeff: RCP, which takes the polls in various states and averages them, has Obama up by an average of 2.9 in Ohio, 4.6 in PA, 3.5 in Michigan, 5.4 in Wisconsin, 2.0 in Iowa, 2.7 in Nevada, and 1.8 in New Hampshire. Romney's leading in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia, but not by much. Give him all of those, plus Colorado, and you've got 281-257 and an Obama second term. Remember, these aren't just individual polls; they're averaging all of them, which is crude, but arguably fair. As someone put it the other day, "you can argue with one poll; it's harder to argue with ALL of them."

True, all of them could be wrong, but that's not the way to bet.

Jeff M. said...

Tuesday will tell, I have over 300 for Romney, You've got 280 Obama. I'll wait for your blog posting on Weds.

I've learned that the margin for error on all polls is way to tight. Most polling is skewed to the candidate that the pollster is in favor for. Especially for this years election. Polls have a difficult time calculating voter turnout.

Turnout & momentum is important for the candidate when the people are pulling the lever.

JD Rhoades said...

*I* don't have anything. The polls say what they say. You can handwave them away all you want in favor of your "gut feeling" and we'll see which has more predictive ability.

David said...

Maybe Jeff M. is counting on election officials like Ohio's Jon Husted and organizations like "True The Vote".