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(CBS News)   CBS News finds three ways Election Day could get ugly. Only three? They aren't even trying. Surely we could do a lot better coming up with Election Apocalypse scenarios   (cbsnews.com) divider line 27
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2012-11-02 09:26:52 AM
3 votes:
Are you asking for a realistic worst-case scenario?

Romney wins and enacts his vision of America's future.
2012-11-02 09:25:21 AM
2 votes:
I honestly expect intimidation by armed anti-Obama folks in southern areas. I expect rampant refusal to let minorities and likely democratic folks vote due to "confusion" over voter ID laws. Florida will fark up their vote royally. I expect a recount even if it isn't close. Regardless of who wins accusations of voter/election fraud and conspiracy will be major issues. Fox News will site a single instance as justification for thousands of disenfranchised voters.

I also expect that regardless of who wins things will generally go on as normal. They hyper partisan platforms will be cancelled out by a stagnation defense by the minority party and we will continue down the path of plutocracy.
2012-11-02 08:37:04 AM
2 votes:
The Romney family is actually investing in voting machines in Ohio to rig it for Obama. Mitt is using the campaign as one last money grab; once Obama is re-elected, Mittens and his rich friends start firing people and tanking the economy. Civil War 2 erupts as the religious right starts attacking those damn liberals who re-elected a president so near.

Meanwhile, the rich folk hop on their planes and fly to their private islands to wait out the end of the war and return to buy up emerging companies, amassing even more wealth, at which point they request a rewriting of the Constitution establishing a ruling class as the country descends into fuedalism.
2012-11-02 07:54:17 AM
2 votes:

Vodka Zombie: When they start arresting the stupid, farking teabaggers for harassing people for IDs in states that have no voter ID laws, then, it might get a little ugly.

Seriously. You see one of these morons, have them arrested. It's kind of your civic duty, ya know.



I plan to do just that.
2012-11-02 07:46:29 AM
2 votes:
When they start arresting the stupid, farking teabaggers for harassing people for IDs in states that have no voter ID laws, then, it might get a little ugly.

Seriously. You see one of these morons, have them arrested. It's kind of your civic duty, ya know.
2012-11-02 12:23:00 PM
1 votes:
My favorite scenario thus far is somewhat far-fetched, but would at least be interesting.

(1) 269-269 electoral vote tie, in which all electors vote as anticipated in their respective states.
(2) House Republicans declare in advance of the January 6th joint session of Congress that Romney will be elected.
(3) House Democrats, reading the constitution, decide to boycott the vote, prohibiting the House from achieving the "2/3rds of all states" quorum requirement of the constitution for the House to select a President.
(4) Senate Republicans, upon learning what the House Democrats are up to, do likewise, ensuring that the Senate doesn't achieve the 2/3rds of all Senators quorum required to elect a Vice President.

...then...

(5A) January 20 comes without things being resolved. John Boehner is forced to resign as Speaker of the House and becomes Acting President; or
(5B) Boehner refuses to resign, whereupon Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel Inouye becomes Acting President; or... dare I give this possibility out to the "Hillaryis44" crowd...
(5C) Both Boehner and Inouye refuse to resign their Congressional seats, whereupon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becomes Acting President.
2012-11-02 11:06:08 AM
1 votes:

BunkoSquad: Still five days left for Mitt to bust out the N-word



Nullification ?
2012-11-02 10:38:36 AM
1 votes:
Here's a plausible scenario:

Whack job takes a gun and shoots up a polling place. Leaves notes/videos saying he's part of a group, there will be more such incidents, etc.

Rumors swirl in the media of people being sighted with guns near polling places; none of these are confirmed, but thanks to social media and "journalists" breathlessly reporting any gossip as news, fear spread rapidly.

Many stay home from the polls. Then whomever wins is deemed by the other side illegitimate, because of the voters frightened in to staying away (and that might actually be true).

There's your chaos scenario.
2012-11-02 10:02:42 AM
1 votes:
I so badly hope for Romney/Biden.

Neocons are all ablaze about Paul Ryan. Colored folk love that black president. Jesus, if we got The Mormon and Grumpy Joe in the office, this nation we be a united, solidified ball of hatred. 9/11 would have nothing on it.
2012-11-02 09:44:59 AM
1 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: November 6 - Election Day.

November 7 - Liberal Hunting Season begins.

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CSB:

I was at a gun show with a friend of mine who happens to be a federal law enforcement officer. There was a booth selling those but they said Obama on them needless to say he was on the phone to his supervisors immediately. Don't know the outcome but he was pretty pissed off and he is as conservative as they get.
2012-11-02 09:41:39 AM
1 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: November 6 - Election Day.

November 7 - Liberal Hunting Season begins.

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Conservative "Humor"
2012-11-02 09:39:59 AM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: Vodka Zombie: nekom: That they are. But what if he really WAS born in Kenya?

Wouldn't matter. His mother's an American citizen. He could have been born on freakin' Mars, and he'd still be qualified.

that's what i still don't get about birthers.

i was born in the UK to an american mother and a british father. i have a state department birth certificate that proves that i am a "natural-born" american. as would obama, had he been born in kenya. it's academic, of course, because he was born on US soil in the great state of hawaii, but still...


The prevailing view among birthers is this: Barack Obama (and yourself) are citizens, but not natural born citizens. Natural born citizenship requires that both of your parents be American citizens. The location of your birth does not matter - even if he was born in Hawaii (which he probably wasn't), the genetic loyalty to Kenya and the British Empire passed down to him by his father make him ineligible for the Presidency.

Of course, they also believe that his mom was a slut and that his real father was some communist black guy who actually was an American citizen. That would seem to disprove their 'two citizen parents' theory - but really, you knew they were gonna divide by zero eventually.
2012-11-02 09:31:37 AM
1 votes:

Cletus C.: The worst scenario would be listening to cry-baby whines about election fraud for the next several years. From either side.

If people just go and vote with their three pieces of photo ID and have a little patience with the fingerprinting line we can have faith the system will work.


The thing is even if we had the technology Republicans wouldn't allow it. It would be the end all way to ensure voter fraud can't happen, but the amount of Republican voters who fear Big Brother and wouldn't show up to the voting booth would cripple the GOP.
2012-11-02 09:28:07 AM
1 votes:
americansfortruth.com

Hai guiz. What's goin' on in this thred?

/ I'm not worried about the votes themselves turning ugly.... we have procedures for that
// I'm worried about certain unhinged people turning ugly.... well, uglier
2012-11-02 09:24:56 AM
1 votes:
My Republican state representative lives three houses down from me, so pretty much every house on my block has his signs on the yard, except mine. I'm not stupid enough to put an Obama sign being surrounded by so much red, especially should he win.

It also doesn't bode well for us considering we're a young, interracial couple.
2012-11-02 09:24:16 AM
1 votes:

Vodka Zombie: nekom: That they are. But what if he really WAS born in Kenya?

Wouldn't matter. His mother's an American citizen. He could have been born on freakin' Mars, and he'd still be qualified.


that's what i still don't get about birthers.

i was born in the UK to an american mother and a british father. i have a state department birth certificate that proves that i am a "natural-born" american. as would obama, had he been born in kenya. it's academic, of course, because he was born on US soil in the great state of hawaii, but still...
2012-11-02 09:12:46 AM
1 votes:

nekom: That they are. But what if he really WAS born in Kenya?


Wouldn't matter. His mother's an American citizen. He could have been born on freakin' Mars, and he'd still be qualified.
2012-11-02 09:10:03 AM
1 votes:
After roughly two years of campaigning, a deluge of campaign ads, and enough media coverage of President Obama and Mitt Romney to make a four-year-old cry, most Americans would really like the presidential election to come to an end on November 6.


Americans aren't the only ones. STFU already.
2012-11-02 09:05:00 AM
1 votes:

namatad: somedude210: namatad: brokers a lasting peace deal between palestine and israel, which is embraced by muslims everywhere

how does one actually do that?

LOL
sorry, this was meant to be sarcastic ... I figured this one would NEVER need clarification. :-D

How?
You would probably need to start with nuking Jerusalem and Gaza first.

There will never, ever be peace between these two groups. They have been fighting since day 1.
Even if religion disappeared overnight, they would find something else to fight over.


We could probably broker a relative peace and two state system. It could work until one gets greedy for the other. But there could be a clause in the treaty that if anyone tries to forcibly take the other, the entire world would blow them to oblivion instantaneously, including the USA and the Middle East.

I'd support that

/yes, I know you were being sarcastic :-D
//I may be only a *wee* bit sarcastic
///just a *wee*
2012-11-02 09:01:55 AM
1 votes:

somedude210: namatad: brokers a lasting peace deal between palestine and israel, which is embraced by muslims everywhere

how does one actually do that?


LOL
sorry, this was meant to be sarcastic ... I figured this one would NEVER need clarification. :-D

How?
You would probably need to start with nuking Jerusalem and Gaza first.

There will never, ever be peace between these two groups. They have been fighting since day 1.
Even if religion disappeared overnight, they would find something else to fight over.
2012-11-02 08:58:59 AM
1 votes:

zedster: [thinkprogress.org image 330x228]
North Korea invades along aside Cuban backed mercenaries all with the support of Obama
The Elders on Zion counter attack with a revived Golam of Prague
Having none of this the lizard people rise up and declare we must once again sacrifice virgins and first born to them
In a surprise final twist Xenu escapes and enslaves the Earth setting in motion a chain of events that ends in Battle Field Earth becoming reality


the NICEST part of this tool no longer being on fox, is never having to see video of him again.
2012-11-02 08:58:16 AM
1 votes:

nekom: Vodka Zombie: I'm sure we'll see an uptick in the birther lunacy this weekend. They're a desperate and confused bunch, after all.

That they are. But what if he really WAS born in Kenya? (note: purely hypothetical, I am well aware that he was not) And what if it were proven beyond a shadow of a doubt? He's already been President for the better part of a term and is on the ballot once again. What would happen? How would that play out? It certainly would be interesting.


lol
It is an irrelevant question.
His mother was an american, he is a native born american, no matter where he was born. Period.


/Unless they lied about his age too.
2012-11-02 08:52:50 AM
1 votes:
I just hope the dems stay the centrist party. It is the best way to marginalize the nuts on both sides.

Plus, here is to hoping that on day 1 of President Obama's second term, that he massively trolls the nuts:
signs an executive order decriminalize drugs
forces the DEA to spend all of its resources for education and treatment
wears a taqiyah to his inauguration
requires all states to use optical scanner ballots and provides funding to replace equipment in big cities only

brokers a lasting peace deal between palestine and israel, which is embraced by muslims everywhere
2012-11-02 08:42:05 AM
1 votes:

WI241TH: The Romney family is actually investing in voting machines in Ohio to rig it for Obama. Mitt is using the campaign as one last money grab; once Obama is re-elected, Mittens and his rich friends start firing people and tanking the economy. Civil War 2 erupts as the religious right starts attacking those damn liberals who re-elected a president so near.

Meanwhile, the rich folk hop on their planes and fly to their private islands to wait out the end of the war and return to buy up emerging companies, amassing even more wealth, at which point they request a rewriting of the Constitution establishing a ruling class as the country descends into fuedalism.


You ever wonder that Mitt bought shares on Intrade on Obama winning just so he'd have a massive payout when it happens? I'd do that if I was running :D
2012-11-02 08:30:52 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-02 08:17:29 AM
1 votes:

nekom: The news breaks tomorrow with proof positive that Obama was born in Kenya.

Seriously, I wish that would actually happen, because I'd love to see how that would pan out. Too bad it won't, as he was clearly born in Hawaii, but that would be fun to see.


I'm sure we'll see an uptick in the birther lunacy this weekend. They're a desperate and confused bunch, after all.
2012-11-02 07:29:56 AM
1 votes:
A split between the electoral and popular vote

*fingers crossed*
 
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