Essay:Which election outcome will make Conservapedia more insufferable, a McCain victory or an Obama victory?

From RationalWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Essay.svg This essay is an original work by RationalWiki users.
(see the page history for a list of the contributors)
It does not necessarily reflect the views expressed in RationalWiki's Mission Statement, but we welcome discussion of a broad range of ideas.
Unless otherwise stated, this is original content, released under CC-BY-SA 3.0 or any later version. See RationalWiki:Copyrights.
Feel free to make comments on the talk page, which will probably be far more interesting, and might reflect a broader range of RationalWiki editors' thoughts.

It looks as though Conservapedia has conceded victory to Barack Obama and the cries of "foul!" have begun. I wonder how Karajou felt about voter fraud in Ohio when the state went to Bush last time out. I wonder how he feels about the fact that black men are disenfranchised at a higher rate--a much higher rate--than white men. I wonder how he feels about calls to potential voters saying that they'll be arrested at the polls if they have outstanding parking tickets. But I digress...Let's not get ahead of ourselves--anything is still possible, and for all intents and purposes, either one of these two turkeys can still win this thing, in principle. My question--and feel free to discuss right here--is:

Would you rather put up with four years of CP bragging about a win for conservative values, and gloating about how their exposé of Barack Obama as a Muslim terrorist abortionist saved America from a horrible fate? Or would you rather spend the next four years reading about ACORN and watching Andrew Schlafly writhe at the fact that the leader of the free world is, in fact, a Muslim terrorist abortionist?


Smugness is more annoying and dull than seeing them all go red in the face and pointing and laughing and generally exercising gratuitous schadenfreude. Pseudomonas 09:22, 20 October 2008 (EDT)


Schadenfreude is the ultimate liberal emotion, I can't wait. tmtoulouse 00:45, 20 October 2008 (EDT)

Oh McCain would be bad in terms of how smug Andy would be but their attempts to put together a conspiracy theory (maybe Andy would even launch an court case a la Lenski that would be classic) will be painful and drag on for months. - User For best results use daily 00:51, 20 October 2008 (EDT)
(EC) Compare it to the last two years of CP. They were (and are, I guess) pro-Bush, but it was a pretty minor issue. If McCain wins there will be a month or two of exaulting, and then they will just go on to the next topic of the week (which will likely still be Obama). If Obama wins, you will hear about every single detail of every single thing he does for 4 years straight. JazzMan 00:52, 20 October 2008 (EDT)
Knowing how Andy hates to be wrong, an Obama win will most likely result in a slew of anti-Obama hate-filled entries, with - as has been said - his every move being closely scrutinised and commented on. There will also be endless lamentation about voter fraud and how the liberals infiltrated everything from vote counting to poisoning the water supply. Libeal + noun/verb articles will increase exponentially.
If anything, it'll push CP further into the ridiculous right, alienating more and more of their reasonable editors (there's only so much they would want to be associated with) and making them even more of a vandalism and parody target. On the plus side, if he keeps on slagging off the President, we can shop him to the Secret Service. --PsyGremlinWhut? 05:51, 20 October 2008 (EDT)
Well, either way CP will light up with something for about a month after the election. But if Obama wins, it'll be rediculous and completely over the top. ArmondikoVtheist 08:00, 20 October 2008 (EDT)
The people have spoken. Thank you. After watching a bunch of YouTube videos where people at a Sarah Palin rally in Ohio have echoed the "Obama is a terrorist" rhetoric; reading Schlafly's latest edits to his hatchet job; reading Foxnews' latest story on Obama and Ayers (Obama mentioned Ayers' book on the youth protection system in a newspaper column in 1997); and watching a news report about a guy in I-forget-where with a lynched (LYNCHED!) effigy of Obama in his front yard maple tree as a Halloween decoration, I'm trying to grapple with the implications--there is a small-but-not-insignificant number of people in this country who believe, in their heart of hearts, that the US is about to elect a sleeper-cell Muslim terrorist into the White House.
This is obviously, it would seem to me, something that cannot stand, in these people's minds. Is Andy just going to turn up the snark, or are we going to see some sort of uprising over this? Will these people just go away? Can McCain concede defeat to a man whom his running mate has likened to a terrorist? Obviously not, without losing all credibility. EXPLAIN ALL THIS TO SOMEONE WHO HAS ONLY LIVED AMONG YOU FOR SIX WEEKS!!! I don't understand this country. It seems irreconcilable to me--thousands and thousands of people seem to believe that the next president will actively seek to destroy their country in the name of Islam--they can't REALLY believe that and then go back to watching college football the weekend after the election, can they? PFoster 18:00, 20 October 2008 (EDT)
The wingnuts have always been able to tolerate a high level of cognitive dissonance; it's the only thing keeping their brains from imploding. Wazza (Not Wazzock, Wazza)Approach the Presence 01:56, 21 October 2008 (EDT)
Oh, and let's not forget that a lot of people honestly believed the Clintons had people killed to hide their affairs. Rack Jite has all the details, under "right wing conspiracy". I'd hunt down the details, but there's something on the stove. Wazza (Not Wazzock, Wazza)Approach the Presence 01:59, 21 October 2008 (EDT)


Not that this is going to happen, but I'd like to see what they'd write after a Nader victory. Wazza (Not Wazzock, Wazza)Approach the Presence 10:11, 20 October 2008 (EDT)