This would be incredibly low-hanging fruit for some industrious troll. What do you think would happen if someone came in and posted something along the lines of “Incredible upset! Obama surrenders his electoral votes to Hillary/McCain/Palin!” A few links to official-looking-yet-broken urls (such as cnn.gov, for example), and you’d probably get a nice effervescence flowing…
Later, and to truly detonate them, the same troll could come in and hit them with “Obama concession suppressed by MSM! U.N. resolution declares Obama the winner despite his resignation!”
This would take time and cruelty I’m not capable of myself…
I had a guy on my twitter feed (he runs a Starcraft 2 website, sc2armory) whose comments on it resemble PumaPac’s.
(1d ago) I hope obama fails just for the huge laughs.
(1d ago) Yay election day! Actually my TF2 game is more important, lols.
(22h ago) McCaine will win, no doubt about it. He will also bring with him the withdraw from Iraq. Dont question me.
(21h ago) Ah its funny how McCain is currently winning. http://tinyurl.com/5g87jc
(21h ago) Team fortress 2 match > Voting
(17h ago) @LoveInColor Uh isnt it closed? Thought it closed at 730.
(17h ago) Still believe Obama is an incompetent fuck.
(17h ago) Wow im already sick of all the “Obama made history”, “America will get back on track”, “Obama is change”… oh fucking please.
(17h ago) Obama did not make history, nor will he make anything in the future.
(17h ago) Seriously, half this country shouldnt be allowed to vote because they do not know anything. Oh wait, its not like our votes really matter.
(16h ago) @RyanBarr Are you even able to vote? Lol.
(16h ago) @mkeefe Too bad none of our say actually matters in the end.
(14h ago) This is why our voting system is flawed. Im pretty sure I see more winnings from McCain (Yes I know the math may not add up, im lazy).
(13h ago) @starfeeder Eh the republican party will just be back in 4 years lol.
Massive fail. It’s like he went from hopeful, to disbelief, to anger, to disillusion, and finally to denial.
Wow, that’s a whole afternoon full of entertainment there.
Here’s my vote for winner so far:
As far as I know, the people who hate us the most in the world are the muslims. And who do the American people hire to be their president, a muslim. AND his name is Hussein. Just sitting here shaking my head, unbelievalbe.
The Americans just voted in a socialist, marxist, stalinist, communist muslim to run the country.
I think I will go to bed and I don’t care if I ever wake up. This is totally disgusting. I’ve had it. I no longer have confidence in my fellow Americans.
I browse HuffPo maybe once a week (about as often as I read Drudge), and I’ve never been to TPM unless someone here links to it. Most of my news I either get from threads posted here and a few other forums I frequent or from the MAINSTREAM MEDIA like cbc.ca and theglobeandmail.com.
For election results last night, I had this forum open plus the real-time results pages on CNN, ABC, and FOX.
I worry about this, but then I think about the relative competence of the Secret Service and the backwoods bumblefucks that will dedicate themselves to that goal. I don’t expect many plans more coherent than “drive toward him and shoot high-powered rifles from the windows while wearing white tuxedos and top hats.”