As Republicans continue to stamp their feet and throw tantrums because the first black President has won reelection, there seems to be a movement afoot by some on the Right to secede from the United States.
In the aftermath of last week's presidential election, residents in at least nineteen states have put up petitions on the government's "We the People" petitioning website seeking the right to secede from the rest of the country.Remember how patriotic they were back in 2010 when the Tea Party was winning elections? USA! USA! Now they hate half the country and have no use for it.
While the petitions themselves may not be significant, the reaction could be.
Petitions for secession filed from Louisiana and Texas have already received well over 10,000 signatures. Per the website's own rules, petitions that garner 25,000 signatures or more within 30 days require a response from the Obama administration.
Similar petitions from Alabama, Tennessee, and, interestingly, Oregon, are also gaining traction, with each receiving thousands of supporters over the weekend alone.
Other states in which residents have expressed an interest in going their own way include Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Missouri.
My, my how things change.
Tell you what. Louisiana? Texas?
Turn in your passports, boys, and go ahead and create your own nation. But just do the rest of us a big solid and make sure you take Hannity, Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin with you.
Oh yeah...and don't come back. No do overs. Something tells me we're going to want to tighten up our immigration enforcement once you jokers leave.
Bark Bark Woof Woof and Obalesque also have some thoughts on this subject.