Just one of three Romney signs still left standing in one NW Davenport (IA) area.
While knocking on doors for Romney today, I chatted with about 1/4th of the 400+ doors I went to just this weekend (many of which are Republican and some Ind/Dem voting Romney), and of those I talked to an overwhelming majority instantly complained about the theft and destruction of their political signs.
Over and over again, throughout the entire day, first thing out of their mouths after they answered my quick, simple questions... "has anybody else been having their signs stolen, because we've had two sets dissappear so far", or something equivelent.
Some vandals even added extra insult by egging those Republicans' houses, damaging fences, smashing pumpkins and even bashing a couple's minivan. I think we covered this a couple times this month already... but apparently it bears repeating.
(WARNING: NSFW, unless your work is like mine and enjoys swearing)
Ironically though... every single Obama sign in that same area was still intact and looked as good as the day it first got shoved in the ground, which is weird, given all the theft and vandalism that's been plaguing the neighborho... Oooooh, I get it now...
This comes after a long couple months of conducting polling and door knocking all across the Scott County area. I can't even count how many people I've seen wise up weeks ago and start taping new or what's left of their old signs to the inside of their windows and doors just so the same thugs can't come take and/or destroy them. I've lost track of the number of destroyed signs stories around week 2. What I do know is the stories just keep getting worse and the damage more costly to those involved.
This is pretty much what the scene has become in Eastern Iowa. Larger (and far more expensive) signs beaten with bats, yards tore up from cars running over them, now vandalism that goes beyond the pale, all while the the left ramps up scare tactics that reinforce the violence... just like this moronic waste of flesh did:
On the bright side, in about 48 hours, this could all be over. Thank God for small miracles.