No Exit

14 Nov

The other day, I saw a news article about a petition filed by the state of Texas to secede from the United States of America, the thought being that the country’s gone to shit and they no longer wanted to be part of the union… I guess their version of, “We can do bad by ourselves…”

Interestingly, a lot of these petitions reach Washington… but few of them actually get the attention of the White House to the point where they have to acknowledge such a petition and respond to it, which basically amounts to “Request Denied – have a nice day” because Andrew Jackson did something to make sure that no state can secede from the Union.

Later, I read that 23 states filed petitions to secede and, of course, it is of import to note that these petitions showed up after President Obama’s reelection.  It makes one wonder if this is just sour grapes – a reaction to Mitt Romney’s crushing loss – or a genuine concern that this country is falling apart and it’s about leaving the sinking ship.  A peek at the Related Articles section tells me that 34 states have petitioned to secede, including Florida, Georgia, and Virginia.

It also makes me wonder if these petitions would have been filed had Mitt won the election; I also wondered, for a few seconds, what would happen if the government said, “Okay, get the fuck out…”  Would they become a country of their own?  Would the secessionist states band together to form their own union and government?  Hell, what would have to happen for a state to secede in the first place?

There’s been other shit happening since Election Day, like the woman who ran her husband over because he didn’t vote and the woman who lost her job because she put the president on blast on her Facebook page and said she hoped he’d get assassinated.

Ya just know the Secret Service is gonna want to have a very long talk with her about that one; they don’t have a sense of humor – period.

I sent my son-in-law a Facebook message and asked him if he signed the petition – he lives in Texas and I just love fucking with him… because I can.  He answered by saying that seceding would be a really dumb thing to do – I took that to mean that he (and my daughter) didn’t sign it.

We usually see some backlash after presidential elections; the people who supported the losing candidate are pretty pissy, which is understandable because who likes losing?  This is the first time I’ve ever seen or heard backlash like this, though.

Articles I’ve read post-election show a lot of concern for and from the Republican Party; some articles suggested that they (the RP) may need to change their culture as a political entity, something the pundants feel was their downfall in the battle for the big chair.  Because Obama is now going to be serving his last term,  there are whispers of folks wanting to toss their hats into the ring for 2016, like Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; I haven’t seen anything from any Republicans who may be eyeing the highest office in the land… and maybe that’s because they don’t know – or have ready – anyone who would be able to wrest the office from the Democrats.  But, again, as the pundants said, maybe they need to change their culture or viewpoint first…


Posted by on 14 November 2012 in Life, Living and Loving



5 responses to “No Exit

  1. Cinnamon

    14 November 2012 at 15:53

    Don’t know about leaving the Union…but I DO know that it’s pretty dumb to sign a petition at ANYPLACE that has .gov at the end of it ! LOL


  2. travellinginternationally

    15 November 2012 at 01:58

    I have read that elsewhere, about the states wanting to succeed and it give me a laugh. For me, I believe the GOP has major problems such as looking to each nominee as a clone of Ronald Reagan. Personally, I believe Reagan was a bad president that saw investigations (e.g. Iran-Contra), market crash (Black Monday), recession, and Reagan much to many Republicans’ shock Reagan actually raised taxes. Plus I believe the blind support of banning gay marriage, blind opposition to abortion, and blind support of the Second Amendment while parts of the party pushes for a liberal interpretation of the 10th Amendment giving more power to the states, will ultimately provide a barrier that a majority of voters cannot support.

    The one strength I saw in Romney was his ability to be a moderate and if elected, he would have moved the Republican Party more towards the center. However, is downfall was his repeated poor decisions. Probably his worst decision was to focus on his time at Baine instead of being governor of Massachusetts and his ability to work with a Democratic controlled state Congress. Another failure was his choice for VP, Ryan. Romney and Ryan reinforced the plutocratic image of the Republican Party and for many voters that was too much for him to overcome. Instead, I believe, he should have picked Rice or Cain as his VP though I am split if he opted for Gingrich if he would have had the same problems Ryan posed. His final failure, I believe, was his inability to give the voters an alternative. He spoke a lot about how Obama failed but he did not focus on what he would do differently.

    I believe if the Republican Party cannot find a way to move beyond the Reagan years and heal the division that is occurring then the party will split into at least two parties, a socially conservative party and a fiscally conservative party. While a split will give voters more choice, I feel, it will help solidify the Democratic Party hold on the presidency and quite possibly the Congress. Therefore, the best route for us is having the Republican Party heal itself and begin to move into the 21st century.


    • kdaddy23

      15 November 2012 at 12:07

      Yeah, I’d say that pretty much covers it – very well said!


  3. Lesbian Brooklynite

    17 December 2012 at 15:53

    Racism is all I can see here.



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