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(Click Orlando)   You're only helping Romney. But, I guess you can't see that ....,   ( divider line
    More: Florida, Mitt Romney, Howey-in-the-Hills, Dupont Circle, veterans, William Overbay  
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2012-10-26 09:03:01 AM  
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2012-10-26 08:29:57 AM  
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IIRC there was a story about the same thing happening in VA yesterday. It's odd that the Democrats suddenly started a cross country arson spree against Romney signs.

If it wasn't for that I would say it was only a 50% chance that it was done by Republicans to counteract the bad publicity that comes with their people lynching Obama effigies and such. It seems conveniently timed to coincide with right wing media talking points.

Is there going to be one incident of this type in each swing state?
2012-10-26 07:50:50 AM  
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Howey-in-the-Hills police say no one left any clues behind to identify themselves.

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2012-10-26 05:52:13 AM  
2 votes:

propasaurus: Did the vandals scrawl a backward B on there, too?


Throw in some GOP voter registration fraud, wrong dates on mailings, billboards with threats, voter registration purges, voter ID laws, etc...

There will be misleading robo-calls in the next week and a half, who's party will have the over zealous staffers?
2012-10-26 05:02:51 AM  
2 votes:

propasaurus: Did the vandals scrawl a backward B on there, too?

Between the incident on Wednesday and this one, you read my mind.

1. Burn the Romney signs in your own front yard
2. Generate media buzz
3. Profit?

/Off to get the tin-foil hat adjusted
2012-10-26 04:56:36 AM  
2 votes:
Did the vandals scrawl a backward B on there, too?
2012-10-26 04:56:06 AM  
2 votes:
"To give that many years for my country and to see it desecrated in such a despicable way angers me," Overbay said. "We have freedom of speech and to desecrate any kind of signs is absolutely despicable and a violation of the constitution of the United States."

That's a passionate defense of what he imagines the Constitution to be. 

/yes, the vandals are assholes
2012-10-26 11:41:05 AM  
1 vote:
This sounds like a non-political thing, pulled off by dumb teenagers.

To politicize it: I've counted over a half-dozen posters in this thread whose first reaction was to accuse the victim of faking the crime. Another half-dozen insulted him (e.g. "he's probably a psychotic vet").

Partisans, get a grip. None of these stories are going to change anyone's vote. Either denounce bad behavior or withhold comment, and move on.
2012-10-26 10:48:33 AM  
1 vote:
How much do you want to bet it was dumb kids, who don't CARE about the election, and simply wanted to piss off an old guy?
2012-10-26 09:37:28 AM  
1 vote:
to be honest, burning down someone's yard sign just seems like something that a conservative would THINK a liberal would do because that's what he would do if he had the balls.

This is like republican projection taken to a weird, masochistic extreme.
2012-10-26 09:22:02 AM  
1 vote:
Even if it's not a false flag, It's not an act of hate when liberals do it.
2012-10-26 08:47:20 AM  
1 vote:
All I could think of was "This is just the pinnacle of childish behavior" .......THEN I READ THE COMMENTS ON THE ORIGINAL PIECE! OMG! THIS MUST BE FICTIONAL! ARE THESE PEOPLE FOR REAL?
2012-10-26 08:21:57 AM  
1 vote:
I don't believe this to be anything other than legitimate, but when I read this:

"The vandals also painted a sign on his driveway reading "Obama for life""

It makes me wonder. Either these vandals like to go the totally cliche thug route, or this is a non-thug's idea of what a thug would write. I mean... Tupac has been dead for how long now?

Either way, the person/people who did this are complete assholes.
2012-10-26 07:53:32 AM  
1 vote:
Here is the deal subby- Nobody is going to vote for Romney "because some meany democrats burned a Romney campaign sign".
2012-10-26 04:54:42 AM  
1 vote:
If he's a veteran and he's voting for Romney, he needs psychological help already. Burning his property will just make his psychosis worse.
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