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.