It's a fate-taunting proposition, the day before a close election, to be looking ahead to the possible reactions to one particular outcome. But as Hurricane Sandy has taught us, it's always a good idea to be prepared for contingencies. Herewith, then, is an attempt to reckon with the reaction that could occur on the right end of the spectrum if Barack Obama is reelected, as many prognosticators, not just the skinny ones with fancy models, are now predicting. It does not seem to be going too far to imagine that an Obama win would bring a very strong outburst on the right. After all, not only is there deep contempt for Obama in conservative circles -- on display from the floor of the House ("You lie!") to the Twitter feeds of leading businessmen (Trump, Murdoch, Jack Welch, etc) -- but there has of late been real confidence, bordering on assurance, that he would fall on Tuesday.
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