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I'm on some right wing email lists and just received the latest meme:

Don’t Get Swept up in O(mob)ama Mentality: Surviving the Romney Riots
Be it conspiracy theory or not, there is Internet chatter about planned riots after the election if President Obama does not win. Historically, riots have occurred during time of intense political strife, racial tension, and harsh economic conditions. In the coming days and weeks, the time is ripe for people to be angry and frustrated following the outcome of the election. Regardless of your political affiliation, everyone thinks the other candidate is going to destroy America; whether through taking away our rights or taking away our money, neither one will we tolerate. Though there is no way to predict exactly when and where civil unrest will happen, it is best to prepare just in case violent rioting breaks out in your city.

It then goes on to give advice such as:

Pay attention to the news, not only your local television stations, but alternative news sources on the Web.
Because we know all the local news sources are in the pocket of "Big Riot".

I'm not going to provide any links but googling the subject will find you other examples.

I can hear the commentators on Wednesday, "We received reports of people who didn't vote for Romney because they were afraid for their lives if Obama should fail to be reelected. This helps explain Romney's unexpected loss."

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