Friday, October 28, 2016

Insurrection?  Really?

For John, BLUFDrivel, but front page drivel.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Now there is an ambiguous headline.  Are they warning about others?  Or are they talking about themselves?  When you get to the end, more the former than the latter.  I blame headline writers.  Clever, but dangerous.

The source is The Old Gray Lady and the Reporters are Ms Ashley Parker and Mr Nick Corasaniti.

The reporters deployed to six states, one of which was Florida and the rest more hinterland, including Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.  Those interviewed tended to be older, fifties and above.  In the article the last person mentioned was forty.  The thing is, the states look like ones with gun laws closer to the intent of the Second Amendment than would other states.  For example, Pennsylvania is the state which caused Presidential Candidate Barack Obama to quip about "bitter clingers, clinging to their guns and religion."  (You can find the full quote here, but you have to search for it—Control/Command F).

So what we have is a small number of people, willing to speak to reporters from the NYT, expressing concerns, after the past year of violence, that some people could get out of hand.  Who can blame them?

Here is the end of the article:

And Vicki Sanger, 40, of Grand Junction, Colo., said she had more practical concerns. “I would just be scared that Hillary would be impeached before she finishes her term,” she said.

But, Ms. Sanger added, she will accept the outcome on Election Day.  “I would absolutely respect the result and support the next president,” she said.  “Pray for the next president, whoever it is.”

I am with Miss Vicki.

And, I see this as just a feel good story for the Hillary supporters in the urban areas.  Reminds one of the line about Public Relations people with Press Credentials.  Or the new term, Presstitutes.

Hat tip to an anonymous correspondent.

Regards  —  Cliff

  That is to say, from a generation likely to be polite and respectful to members of the Fourth Estate.

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