From The Confluence:
The first I found at NakedCapitalism. It’s a post election summary on Real News Network about what is going to happen in the next four years. That we’re going in the direction of favelas is no surprise to me. But what most interested me was the bit in the last 10 minutes or so about what might happen in the vast sea of red in the middle of the country (and parts of Pennsylvania). We are talking about nationalism. I think the little diatribe that Rush Limbaugh went on today, as described by Matt Taibbi, suggests the germ of that is already out there. There’s a bitter resentment about how Latinos, women, the LBGT community and african americans have exerted their “special privileges”. As the economy falls deeper into recession due to ill-conceived austerity measures, we might see what seems like the sudden emergence of a true brown shirt movement. Liberals will be the ones who stabbed the good citizens in the back when they elected Obama (not me! I voted for Anderson and I have the iphone pic to prove it). Anyway, just watch it. It makes me think that the right wing conservative who watched Schindler’s List can not make the connection because liberal Democrats are not Jews.
So Barack Obama just won (or stole) a second term. The election results caused no violent reactions anywhere in the country (other than someone leaving a dead pig in front of one Romney campaign office).
Republicans are weeping, wailing and gnashing their teeth at the prospect of a demographic realignment that would leave the Democrats in charge for many years to come. The GOP discussions mostly center on where they went wrong this time and how to win over Hispanics and independents to their side in future elections.
So what is Riverdaughter worried about? She’s got her knickers twisted that the occupants of Flyover Country (aka “the vast sea of red in the middle of the country”) are gonna start goosestepping and throwing liberals into death camps.
Unfortunately, hers is not an isolated case.
1: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
— big·ot·ed \-gə-təd\ adjective