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The GOP will need something to scream about, something to investigate, something to propel their zombie FoxNews viewers towards their gun cabinets.  That's where they skewed pro-Romney polls come in.

They have to sell this notion that Romney is up by 6 points nationally so when he is crushed in the electoral college count, the FoxNews talking heads have a reason to start threatening their second amendment remedies.  They'll talk about election fraud.  They'll have eye witness accounts of non-white people having the nerve to actually vote in Florida. They'll find a picture, somewhere, of a large black man standing somewhere, and use it to claim that he was intimidating Romney voters from voting and thus caused Romney the election.  

Michele Bachman will lose and she'll lead the frothing mob into thinking their democracy has been stolen from them by the devil-worshipping communists.  After all, just look at the polls before the election!  How could Romney have lost if he was leading by 6 points?  The only possible answer, from their myopic point of view, is left wing election fraud.

Then the screams of conspiracy, coup-de-etat will grow louder.  They'll want to march on DC with their guns in open display (again).  They'll talk about the tree of liberty and the blood of patriots.  In short, they will troll for assassins and terrorists.  There will be more than a few idiots who will sign up to join Eric Rudolph in prison or Timothy McVeigh in hell.  Sadly, they'll probably take a few innocent people with them.

That is the reason for the purposely skewed polls.  They are simply prepping the sheep for their wet-dream revolution.  

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

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  •  This is one more reason (14+ / 0-)

    why we need to shut off these diaries with wacky conspiracies about Bain stealing Ohio's election. Today at the board of elections in Cuyahoga, I was walking through the hall to the voting room, and there was a woman haranguing a security guard about how unsafe the voting systems were  — because they are all owned by George Soros.

    We cannot afford to sound like this wacko.

    Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

    by anastasia p on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 04:36:04 PM PDT

  •  Yes. (0+ / 0-)

    "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

    by KateCrashes on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 04:36:39 PM PDT

  •  Rinse and repeat: Repubican recipe (0+ / 0-)

    That's what they are at this point, an extremist generating mechanism. First world countries call them nativist parties and they rarely amount to much. That's what's called a real 21st Century democracy. Many of the countries in the Mideast use a model closer to ours, and so dangerous nativist parties can come to run their governments. We let our nativist terrorist machine be one of only 2 parties to choose from. It's ridiculous. We do it to ourselves.

  •  Can't you see the irony in your CT about CT? nt (2+ / 0-)
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    Payoffpitch, Murphoney

    "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

    by ranger995 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 04:40:57 PM PDT

  •  Close Enough (3+ / 0-)
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    carolyn urban, cachola, marty marty

    Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction, and the polling is skewed both to make the right feel bitter but also to cover their tracks when their ballot box tampering gets rolling...

  •  While all this is probably true (0+ / 0-)

    it just is what it is - there's no vast right wing conspiracy. These Mayberry Machiavellis will take advantage of outlier polls to do the "communist Kenyan" thing, but I don't think they're actually capable of organizing all national pollsters into their lie.

    Come on, these guys are the guys who sent Paul Bremer to Iraq and who've managed Mitt Gaffeney and George Dubya. They're good, but they're not that good.

    Rick Perry - the greatest scientist since Galileo!

    by Bobs Telecaster on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 04:42:08 PM PDT

  •  Oh, come on... (2+ / 0-)
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    ranger995, KingGeorgetheTurd

    This is as wacky as anything the right churns out.

  •  Its more ominous than that (6+ / 0-)

    They know if they can get it close enough in the "polls" they can steal it.

  •  very believable scenario re RW radio (2+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, PhilK

    the prep work has already been done on RW radio

    from limbaugh to the local blowhards and the callers- this is a very plausible set up. they got voter suppression laws passed with lies about dem and 'illegal immigrant' voter fraud.

    i've heard callers talking like that, suggesting violence. limbaugh does it, usually with more subtlety.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 05:23:21 PM PDT

  •  Should Romney win the PV (2+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, cachola

    and lose the EV, the unified talking points from the Repubs from Romney (or at least one step removed down) will be that Romney should be given the presidency.
    They wil fight every state with a close margin, try to ask electoral voters to at least abstain, and cry fraud.
    They will not go the way of Gore and Dems to 2000. They might even boycott an Obama inauguration.

    •  They won't be able to do that (0+ / 0-)

      All of that is far-fetched. They ceded all those tactics in 2000. Boycott the inauguration? They were never planning to go.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

      by anastasia p on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 07:45:20 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Not far fetched at all (1+ / 0-)
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        Do you really believe that if a reverse Florida situation happened they'd just roll up their tents? Seriously?
        The whole right wing media machine would be screaming from the start that PV should rule.
        They'd say rules are different because it's an incumbent; they'll claim fraud; they'll do whatever it takes to enter the conversation.
        And no, the entire Congress attends the inauguration. Of course they are planning on going.
        If Obama wins this way, they will try to delegitimize his victory every step of the way.
        I can't imagine any reason to expect to the contrary to be honest.

  •  It's a given... (2+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, cachola

    and a shame. With the problems that we've had with elections the last few cycles, it's not surprising. We can now at least have re-counts, in most states, which is why so many voter registration issues have come into play.

  •  At least if it DID appear that the GOP stole... (0+ / 0-)

    ....the election, we'd have the Executive for 2 months to ensure that it should be investigated.  Hopefully the threat of prosecution by a Democrat-controlled executive will scare the Ohio GOP straight for this one.  

  •  This would not shock me (0+ / 0-)

    I have been saying since 2010 that WILL be the meme of a 2nd Obama term.

    It is all about making him an illegitimate President, the President who never was, the President which never happened, anything and everything to wipe him clean from history.

    2009-2013 it was he wasn't born here, so he should not have been allowed to run for President therefore he is illegitimate and what he does should not count or be honored

    2013-2017 it will be he stole his 2nd term. There is no way the American people voted him in, they all hated him, hated his policies, hated what he stood for, it is impossible that he won. He stole it.

    I guarantee you. I'd bet every dollar I own this is what is coming in his second four years should he win.

    "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." - Mark Twain

    by Moon Mop on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 08:30:51 PM PDT

  •  Stealing the Election (0+ / 0-)

    I figured that this would be coming up soon.  Their is no doubt even if Obama wins by a landslide that people are going to be saying that the election was rigged or something to that thought.

    It has been less than a month ago I had a conservative with a Romney supporter telling me that the reason Obama won in 2008 was because he was using Opera's money and bought the Hispanic vote which gave him the election.  I really could not think of any response at the time, so I asked her what do you think he will do this time around?  Her response was "oh, he will do nothing this time because of the skewed polls, he actually thinks he is winning"

    I really need to look her up now that the polls have gotten tighter and see what she has to say.

    Over the years that is a way I have found out about people in trying to determine if they are Democrats or Republicans.  And I have found that most people who believe in all of these conspiracy theories are of the Republican persausan.  That is why Fox News has became so popular, it relies on that.  I try to get my news from various media outlets, so I do watch Fox at times.  I have actually seen Fox News when on the O'Reilly show they would say something to the effect that Romney is up 10 points in a poll.  Then watch the following show with Hannity and he would quote the same poll, but say Romney was up 12 points.  Now the points I just used were made up, do not go looking for that.  It is just the point that I am making that Republicans have to have a way to explain everything.  To them, unless it is exactly the way they want it, nothing is ever clear cut.

  •  No need to get all CT. (1+ / 0-)
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    Jerry J

    Whatever the polls say or not the right wing teanuts will claim the election is illegitimate in some way (voter fraud, "illegals" voting, whatever they invent) as they did in '08. Remember ACORN stealing it and supposed simultaneous voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers?

  •  Or.. not.. (0+ / 0-)

    maybe those little voices inside your head are wrong this time?

  •  No offense... (0+ / 0-)

    but won't the meme be "Romney wasn't a true conservative"?

    Granted FOX can always be counted on for pushing for voter IDs but won't the culture warriors (Lim,Coult,etc.,) just claim that Romney wasn't really a conservative and they always knew he would lose?  

    •  Just one last point, how really popular... (0+ / 0-)

      is Romney with the conservative base?  How popular is Romney with the right wing noise machine?  How popular is Romney with the evangelicals?  How popular is Romney with the anti-immigrant/Dixiecrat coalition?

      During the primaries, Romney seemed to have a ceiling of around 30% (the moneyed class) with the Republican establishment.

      Is it more likely that the RWNJs throw Romney under the bus or rally to his defense?

  •  This Article is Crap - KOS is wrong (0+ / 0-)

    I am astounded that KOS can run an article saying that Romney's lead in the polls is setting up a firestorm from the right when he loses.

    Instead if they had any sense whatsover they could just as easily and probably rightly so gone with the tack that this lead by Romney in polls is a set up for them to steal the election and make excuses for the ridiculous vote totals.

    I can hear the righties now, "Oh Romney had the lead in the polls" of course he won no matter how erroneous the vote actually is. Of course who can expect KOS to really get it right, they won't even discuss 911 calling truthers idiots and they have not a clue on voting issues.

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