I was reading an excellent post by Leslie at Blunt Politics and I started thinking about whether Republicans winning the 2010 elections are not without some risks to the country.
While it is still not certain we will retake Congress in 2010, I think we will take at least one chamber, it is certain we will significantly cut into their margin of control.
In fact I think we will likely retake enough seats next year to at least curtail any power the Democrats have.
While I am obviously in full support of this, I think it will get interesting.
There are a lot of people on the left who are really insane. Read the comments at HuffPo or watch some of the whackjobs from the left on MSNBC or CNN. I know it is popular to rant on and on about the racist gun-toting white supremacist on the right but there are some really scary people on the left.
The difference with these extremists is that they are, not unlike Islamic extremists quite frankly, believers.
These people see something in Obama that a lot of people on the left and in the middle cannot and that people like us will never see (and would not want to).
I think there is a sizable portion of the left that see him as deliverer, someone they have been waiting for for a long time.
People like this are scary.
Also, I do want to be clear here in that I do not believe the majority of the Democratic party is like this. I happen to believe that most Democrats, while wrong, are not a lot different than most Republicans. We have differing opinions but at the end of the day we want the same things for the country, economic stability, safety from terrorism, etc. We just have different ways to achieve these goals.
There are some though that are just plain out there.
Look no further than the behavior of the left for the last 8 years.
So, back to the 2010 elections. If we retake part or all of Congress or make enough of a dent that they cannot push their far left agenda, we may see more than tea parties or screaming at health care forums, we may see actual violence.
I could see an uptake in racial riots. While most blacks will be appalled at this type of activity, there is enough of that insanity among them to cause a lot of trouble. The Black Panthers of 2009 election fame are actively expanding their organization.
We will see anarchists popping back up again with a vengeance.
We all laugh at the global warming whackjobs but there are seriously crazy people in that movement.
Finally, part of the danger here is the media. They really are not reporting all of the events done from the left and so the general public is not aware of the risks.
Left-Wing Extremist Plot to Bomb RNC Leads to Copious National Media Coverage, Hand-Wringing Over Dangers to Republic
It's a year later and I didn't even hear about this until the woman made the news on Drudge for threatening the informant. This was an active threat to fire bomb the RNC. Where the Hell was the media? If this had been a militia attempting to bomb the DNC, the media would have gone ape shit. We would still be seeing coverage a year later.
So, while I want the GOP to retake Congress in 2010 and the Presidency in 2012, I think it is likely that some will not take it very well.