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I have to wonder if we’re in for a big ugly and nasty populist fad of Revenge Firings against people who voted for Obama, or even Gary Johnson. I found myself wondering that after accidentally tripping over a Facebook page about that last night. I would link to the page again if I could find it, but it would probably just raise your blood pressure or boil your blood. On it, many Republican owner and management types were bragging “revenge is best served pink”, giving pink slips to people who didn't vote for Romney like good little drones.

I wonder if a media spot light would be a good disinfectant. Perhaps we could get somebody like Schultz or Maddow to report an expose on these people. Or even get the Revenge Firers called on the Senate or state legislature carpets.

Maybe we could do something closer to home, getting the company names and making a boycott list. There is already a boycott list of Applebee’s and Papa John’s and that ilk floating around Facebook.

I’m wondering if there could be an outreach or coalition building here, with the unions, Occupy, or Democrats reaching out to these fired people.

I’m also wondering about any potential did and conquer here too. The pro-business libertarians can’t be happy with being fired for voting for their pro-business candidate.  Betrayal is a powerful emotion. I’m also wondering about splitting off the moral Christians over the cognitive dissonance with “greed is good” when it’s hurting people in front of their eyes. Or point out to the  “rugged individualist” conservatives how authoritarian “my way or the highway” their way really is.

I apologize that his isn’t better written. I pretty much need a day away and another day to get back to it to get this right.

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 05:19:40 PM PST

  •  Stude Dude - have you read of any specific (4+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, doc2, TheLawnRanger, nextstep

    examples of people being terminated for being Obama supporters? We have seen several companies cut jobs because of the President's re-election, but I haven't read anything that the specific terminations were targeted at Obama supporters. In addition, no employer knows how you actually voted, but campaign contributions and social sites can certainly show what candidates you support.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 05:24:58 PM PST

    •  We should not lower ourselves (2+ / 0-)
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      I strongly disagree with this. We should not lower ourselves to their level. Let them make fools of themselves, and call their congress critters.

    •  Didn't you read the diary? It said so (3+ / 0-)
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      on Facebook, so it must true and be a nationwide epidemic! If you voted for Obama and have not been fired yet, you're an anomaly.

    •  If (0+ / 0-)

      I could find the damn page again I would have linked to it. If somebody finds it again, please include the URl so I could include it in an update.

      Maybe it was some people just talking tough and then deleting the page when they belatedly realized it was a bad idea.

      When the page was up somebody was pitching a book on how to ferret out Obama supporters.

      "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

      by Stude Dude on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:46:25 PM PST

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      •  We probably won't hear much more ... (1+ / 0-)
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        about it in public.  The revenge firings and layoffs will be covert.  I'll be watching the next couple of "new unemployment claims" reports for sure.

        "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

        by Neuroptimalian on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 07:34:59 PM PST

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    •  However your voter registration will show (1+ / 0-)
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      which party you support assuming your state has a closed primary (and you aren't one of those few who registered Rethug just to screw with their primaries, of course) and that is a public record.  So yes, they can easily check if you are registered as a Democrat or Rethug.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 07:53:32 PM PST

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  •  A friend of mine, (0+ / 0-)

    A Strong Romney supporter, was fired on Wednesday, not because he supported Obama, but because Obama won and ACA will cost too much. The owner is against this because it will lower his profits to give the people whom he employs healthcare.

    •  Can you give some specifics? (0+ / 0-)

      Is the business more like a lawn care company or more like a hedge fund?   Why doesn't it qualify for the credits?

      •  Well, it could be (1+ / 0-)
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        That this guy was planning cutbacks anyway and is just being a dick, which is what most people seem to think John Schnatter and the Applebee's folks are doing.

        It could be that he's fully aware of the true impact of the law and is being a douche and willfully misinterpreting it.

        Or it could be that he's stupid and doesn't know how to read.  Being a business owner does not require smarts or common sense.

      •  Well. (0+ / 0-)

        If I could find the damn page again.

        It could very possibly be just blow hards.

        They could have deleted the page when somebody realized that this is a bad idea.

        "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

        by Stude Dude on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 06:38:24 PM PST

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