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For the Radical Right, Obama Victory Brings Fury and Fear

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Non-Islamic domestic terrorism in the United States shot up in the wake of President Obama's first election in 2008, spurred by fury over the "socialist" president and the racial change that he represents in the American population. Now, given the reaction from the radical right to last night's election results, that seems likely to continue -- or to get even worse, as racists and right-wing radicals seethe.

Joseph Farah, who runs the conspiracist "news" site WorldNetDaily, sounded typical. "I think things are going to get very tough in America over the next four years," he said. "I expect more division, more stratification, maybe even the disintegration of the constitutional republic that was the envy of the world for so long. It's time to hunker down. It's time to prepare for the worst -- economically, militarily, socially, culturally. The revolutionaries have won a major political victory. The America haters are running the country for another four years.

"That is not a pretty prospect."

"OK, now we have all seen the writing on the wall, AGAIN!" wrote one person in a Stormfront post that seemed to capture the general feeling of helpless rage. "The question is, What are we going to do about it? What is our plan?"

Crossposted at the Southern Poverty Law Center website.

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USA the 'envy of the world'? Seriously? WTF has th... by Jacki Knight on Friday, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:25:21 AM