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Obama, McCain should lead us beyond whispers of riots

There are 752 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 26, 2008, titled Obama, McCain should lead us beyond whispers of riots. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

If Sen. Barack Obama wins the presidential election, he will have a major party in Chicago's Grant Park with thousands upon thousands of celebrants.

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Maori

Chicago, IL

#1 Oct 27, 2008
Chicago firefighters and paramedics have been ordered to take their equipment home with them before, during and after the Obama rally. We couldn't even handle the Chicago Bull's championship victory without insurrection and riots in the street. I was there and I saw what an electrified, enraged, drunken crowd was capable of.
$10 million in damage and 95 law enforcement injured !
Is there such a thing as riot insurance ? I think we are headed into some very dangerous territory here in Chicago and across the nation. Can anyone spell martial law ? I wonder what Daley has planned for public safety.
Darius

Cicero, IL

#3 Oct 27, 2008
Ms. Trice writes, "Might they (Republicans) be unhappy enough to riot if McCain loses?" Certainly! That has to be the reason Chicago police have been practicing for Nov. 4 since spring.
Soriah

Cicero, IL

#4 Oct 27, 2008
I agree. John McCain should appeal to his supporters not to riot on election night, win or lose.
Luke

Franklin Park, IL

#5 Oct 27, 2008
You say: "Then with the 2000 and 2004 elections, it appeared that yet another method was created to steal the vote."

That's right! Now simply losing the election counts as theft!
who cares

United States

#9 Oct 27, 2008
Riot I will not, but IF McCain loses I will simply purchase my "Don't blame me I voted for McCain" bumper sticker and proudly place it on my bumper. Then I will hold on for 4 years of "change"...
hahaha

Schaumburg, IL

#10 Oct 27, 2008
since obama is only half black, can the white people have a white riot as well? what is the best way to loot the shops in our community? what is the best way to burn homes down in our community? what is the best way to direct violence against other innocent people? what is the best way to avoid the press from taking our photos like they did after Katrina?
Marty07

Gilberts, IL

#11 Oct 27, 2008
If Nobama wins, God forbid, to paraphrase Michelle's words "for the first time in my life, I will be ashamed of my country" God help us all!
Ron

Naperville, IL

#14 Oct 27, 2008
Hmmm, so if Obama loses, the election would be stolen? Not because he's lying about his tax plan, not because he came through the corrupt Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois state politics, not because he associates with crooks and terrorists, not because his wife hates white people? Why do democrats preach tolerance to get their way but are the most intolerant people when they don't? It's a two way street.
Obama Nanny State

Roseville, MI

#16 Oct 27, 2008
You are a HACK Dawn. You should be fired. Anger at McCain rallies...care to back that up? No not the fale claim of "kill him" that was proven wrong by the Secret Service.

You are a one trick pony.

Can you write about ANYTHING else?
melodylane

Skokie, IL

#18 Oct 27, 2008
If there are riots in Chicago because of the result of the election it will just prove how much we really need more police and less blaming of them for the crime. It will just prove that we don't have a civilized city but one that is over-run with gangs and dictator
mentalities.
MinisterR

Chicago, IL

#19 Oct 27, 2008
Which racists would you like to see humiliated? The ones voting for McCain? Ot the ones voting for Obama?

There is racism, anger and ignorance - coming from people like you.
Bears Sux wrote:
Two possible scenarios:
Riots is Obama loses, burning crosses if Obama wins.
I would definitely like to see the racists humiliated, though.
Grandma

AOL

#20 Oct 27, 2008
And the columnist!!
sowhat

Chicago, IL

#21 Oct 27, 2008
Maori wrote:
We couldn't even handle the Chicago Bull's championship victory without insurrection and riots in the street. I was there and I saw what an electrified, enraged, drunken crowd was capable of.
$10 million in damage and 95 law enforcement injured !
Exactly. The Bulls WON and there was rioting. There probably will be rioting even if Obama wins. The stuff Trice says about the election laws is just a red herring, especially since ACORN has tried fraud all over the country.

The question isn't whether Chicago has prepared for riots if McCain loses. The question is whether Lake Forest, Highland Park, Barrington, Winnetka, or Schaumburg has. Investigate that, Trice.
bobo

Elmwood Park, IL

#22 Oct 27, 2008
It is not just people they are concerned about. You can be more specific.........
MinisterR

Chicago, IL

#24 Oct 27, 2008
The best thing you can do for the Trib is to stop responding to Trice's "opinions". Let the trib know that their editorial board member and "journalist" Dawn Turner Trice is part of the reason they are losing readership and advertising.

If you disagree with DTT don't comment, she basically gets paid by generating conflict.
Hmm

Mishawaka, IN

#26 Oct 27, 2008
What about the riots if Obama wins ....?
Guess that possibility simply doesn't fit Ms. Trice's narrative.
Unfortunately (though predictably), her articles tend to ignore all sides of whatever argument she's trying to make.
White America isn't perfect. We get that.
Geesh!
Forked Tongue

United States

#27 Oct 27, 2008
Yes, there are racists voting in this election and, yes, many of these racists will riot if their candidate should lose. Based on history, some of them may also riot should he win. It all depends on what tempting goodies are calling out to them from shop windows at that particular moment.
Daley is a maroon

Chicago, IL

#29 Oct 27, 2008
Dawn Turner Trice is simply a race baiter. Just like Jesse and Al. Her writing is meant to inflame whites so they read her column and respond.
She should be canned.
hussein obama

Naperville, IL

#30 Oct 27, 2008
obama will get elected due to foul play.( voter fraud acorn style ) but i'm sure- if he does not the you know who's will "git me some "
Tired of the BS

Chicago, IL

#34 Oct 27, 2008
Sad that you have a half black man running for office and if he loses you talk about riots. Never before have I heard that for a president. It just shows you the mentality of the black community. Resort to violence. I wonder if Obama wins will you have a celabratory riot.

"Might they be unhappy enough to riot if McCain loses?"

No being that mostly whites will be voting for McCain, you will not see riots. Whites can maintain there emotions in a situation like this. If whites bump hands they do not pull guns and start shooting. Whites will say excuse me.

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