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Mitt Romney’s speech today in West Allis, WI. Take the time to listen and share to what the future could be.
This new video from MoveOn.Org and hosted on MoveOn’s official YouTube Channel titled “A Message from the Greatest Generation,” seems to endorse both rioting and violence to Mitt Romney’s person should Romney win the election. While the video seems to be a parody of typical GOTV PSAs and uses graphic language in the mouths of the elderly to shock, it makes me wonder who is the audience for such an ad? It seems that this ad is targeted to the most virulent and violent of the Occupy/Anarchist movement and would seem to green light riots and violence in the case of an Obama loss. Both MoveOn and it’s main financier George Soros have funneled money to such groups before. Let us both hope that not only does Romney win, but that such violence does not take place.
In this must read Op-Ed a Jewish Democrat describes why she is voting Republican for the first time in her life and is encouraging others to do the same. This shows a fracture in the hegemonic Jewish vote that the Democrats normally receive and could signal a major electoral shakeup in future elections if Jewish support would switch to the GOP.
Salon reports that Madonna was booed and several concertgoers walked out during her show in New Orleans when she encouraged her crowd to vote for Obama.
Salon reports the boos erupted during this exchange when Madonna said:
“Who’s registered to vote?” She added: “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: “Seriously, I don’t care who you vote for … Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote.”
I believe this is a significant event, a canary in the coal mine. Madonna’s crowds have never been conservative or Republican leaning. A similar comment in 2008 of which I am sure there were many would have drawn raucous applause from her crowds.
A ticket to a Madonna tour stop is not cheap. Those that attended the show were undoubtedly hard core fans who may have sacrificed considerable time and effort to get to the show, especially in today’s economy. That Madonna’s statement of support for Obama is booed and met with people actively walking out on the show, should not be underestimated. Whether they realized it or not they were engaging in an impromptu political act on behalf of Mitt Romney. In doing so, I think it is their performance and not Madonna’s that is the most significant act of the evening.