Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GOP offices Firebombed, Vandalized

You may have seen the news earlier this week about a North Carolina GOP office that was firebombed.  To their eternal credit, a bunch of good-hearted Democrats started a fund to repair the office.  Yeah, I know.  Good-hearted Democrat sounds like an oxymoron, but it's not.  There are a few.

This morning we learn of an Indiana GOP office that was damaged by the age-old expedient of throwing a brick through a window.  And no, I'm not blaming Democrats in this incident, although it's safe to assume that the vandals were not Trump supporters.  The local Sheriff reports that there are plenty of complaints of campaign signs being stolen from residents yards.
Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley said that there have been numerous reports of campaign signs being stolen from yards in Yorktown and Mount Pleasant Township, according to Fox 59.
With twenty days left till the election, I suppose that this sort of activity, as deplorable as it is, is bound to happen.

What I've found interesting, locally, is the dearth of yard signs I see in the local area.  In a local campaign, the yards fill up with signs.  They sprout like spider lilies, but this year, the yards are fairly vacant.  Interesting.

1 comment:

Eaton Rapids Joe said...

The yards around here are also mostly bare of political signs. There are far more signs for Drain Commissioner and Sheriff than there are for Presidential candidates...about a 10:1 ratio.

My best guess is that signage for the POTUS contest are down 80%-to-95%.

I will be interesting to see how that lukewarm enthusiasm translates to numbers of voters on the only day that counts.