Manchester, N.H. - Vice President Joe Biden sought to rev up union support in yet another crucial swing state Saturday, stopping by the local Teamsters headquarters to address members getting ready to canvass neighborhoods on behalf of the Democratic ticket.Yeah, yeah, I know, sucking up to the base, nothing surprising there. Unions are a dying breed, Joe. Shouldn't you be sucking up somewhere else?
The vice president professed his loyalty to the crowd soon after taking the podium.
Anticipating aggressive ad attacks by Republican superpacs, Biden told the crowd the only "antidote" to the air campaign is a "knock on the door."Oh, he claims that this means they need to be aggressive in countering what they consider to be lies from the GOP, but given what we've seen - the New Black Panther party carrying clubs in front of polling places, "hit back twice as hard", etc. - and given the group he's addressing is infamous for heavy handed tactics, well, this certainly looks like a call for violence. I would caution the vice president against agitating for union-inspired violence in a place like New Hampshire. Sure, in (mostly) disarmed places like MA or NY, union thugs can beat and intimidate whoever they wish with little fear of reprisal.
Not so in Live Free or Die land, Plugs.
The next four weeks are going to be nasty - but nowhere near as nasty as the aftermath of the election, I fear. I foresee a reprisal of the 2000 election, with the results unclear and too close to call, with rampant voter fraud and outright cheating (hey! Look! We magically found a box full of ballots, and every single one of them was for Al Gore!). There's already rumblings about riots should Romney win; it's hard to tell how that's going to break when the rubber really does hit the road - there's a long way between chest-thumping Twitter talk and actual violence; OTOH this isn't exactly a group known for self-control - or consequences for their actions.
The "Occupy[Insertplacenamehere]" crowd left destruction, debris, petty crime, rape, and other manners of criminality in their wake, and yet they're portrayed as the noble underdog against the evil, mustache-twirling robber barons of industry. The Tea Party crowd typically left areas cleaner than when they started and were vilified as racist extremists. The New Black Panther party stood outside of polling places with clubs and scowled at folks coming in to vote; Eric Holder declined to prosecute them - and then went after states that started requiring identification to vote.
This isn't going to end well - be a Boy Scout and be prepared...
That is all.