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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Why Do Republicans Hate America?

Posted by on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 5:15 PM

There's a new PPP poll making the rounds showing that Hillary Clinton could win Texas in 2016. According to the poll, 50 percent of Texas voters have a favorable opinion of Clinton, and she currently holds narrow leads in hypothetical match ups against Republicans Marco Rubio and Chris Christie.

Whatever. I don't find hypothetical match ups this far in advance all that meaningful. But what really jumped out at me from this poll was this:

Support for secession in the state has increased since President Obama's reelection. 20% of voters say they'd like to leave the country to 67% who support staying in the union. That's up from 14% who wanted to secede when we polled on the issue in September of 2011. 35% of Republicans support exiting.

Hmm. Wait a minute. Twenty percent of Texas voters want to secede from the union at the same time legal and undocumented immigrants make up about 20 percent of the state's work force? So why don't we just swap the citizenship of those 20 percent of Texans who want to leave America with those 20 percent of Texans who want to become Americans? Problem solved!

You're welcome.


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NrthWstMdWst 1
Posted by NrthWstMdWst on January 31, 2013 at 5:54 PM · Report this
I was trying to figure out the other day what type of country these secession folks would flee too? Most, if not all western countries outside of the US have strict gun control, high taxes, public health systems etc. So the only places I could think of were developing third world countries, but that would leave these people as a minority, and I can't believe they would like that.
Posted by hal on January 31, 2013 at 5:57 PM · Report this
eclexia 3
We can buy them a bus ticket to Somalia.
Posted by eclexia on January 31, 2013 at 6:02 PM · Report this
NrthWstMdWst 4
Posted by NrthWstMdWst on January 31, 2013 at 6:05 PM · Report this
Excellent idea Goldy.
Posted by gnossos on January 31, 2013 at 7:42 PM · Report this
lauramae 6
Wouldn't Texas simply revert back to Mexico if they succeeded in their secession? That would be some rich irony.
Posted by lauramae on January 31, 2013 at 7:45 PM · Report this
That's a good idea but would any countries be willing to take these Texan teabaggers?
Posted by S T on January 31, 2013 at 10:20 PM · Report this
People nominally in favor of secession wouldn't flee to anywhere. They'd stay put in their shiny and newly-independent country, getting everything right all the time because fuck you that's why.

Never mind that Texas can't even pay for its share of schools or roads, so obviously funding the full mechanics of government will be no problem!

Texan ex-pat
Posted by dawyv on January 31, 2013 at 11:17 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
Not bad for a Blue State.

That was gerrymandered into a Red State.
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 1, 2013 at 12:03 AM · Report this
GeneStoner 10
Goldy and his hyperbole. How cute with all the hate speech...

Most of the Dems in Texas fled Louz-ianna after Katrina, so they are not REAL Texans mind you. They are Nagen-ites (as in the recently indicted Mayor Ray Nagen of racist "Chocolate City" fame).

For those of you unfamiliar with secession, you don't "flee" anywhere; You cease to play with others.
Posted by GeneStoner on February 1, 2013 at 12:18 AM · Report this

Let them secede. Who cares? I love living in an ultra blue state. Minimizes the influence Rightwing crazies have over my life.

Hope Secretary Clinton is paying attention to all those favorable polls.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on February 1, 2013 at 4:55 AM · Report this
The Republican Party is a terrorist organization.
Republicans are racists. See @10 for proof.
Posted by Pol Pot on February 1, 2013 at 5:13 AM · Report this
McJulie 13
@10 I can't figure out your comment at all. What is "Louz-ianna" supposed to mean?

I think you might be trying to say something very racist, as people displaced by Katrina tended to be black, and therefore likely Democratic voter. But you're insane if you think the number of people displaced by Katrina could make a dent in TEXAS. Louisiana has a population of 4.6 million people. Texas has 26 million. You could put the whole state there, and unless you put every last one of them in the same county, they wouldn't be "most" of anything.

Also, it's Nagin. And the people displaced by Katrina are not overly fond of him.
Posted by McJulie on February 1, 2013 at 6:28 AM · Report this
Cracker Jack 14
@6: I would guess they would try to become their own sovereign nation. Of course, if Mexico decided to invade them, we would have no compulsion to bail their red-neck asses out...
Posted by Cracker Jack on February 1, 2013 at 6:43 AM · Report this
GeneStoner 15
#13 McJulie--

See, if you ask me, the "Chocolate City" comment from Mayor Nagen was so outrageously racist that it defies logic.

I was just commenting on the double standard there is with the Libs and their BS "tolerance" shtick. A perusal of the SLOG here shows exactly what I mean. Hypocrites.

BTW, ask Houston who their newest "immigrants" are and they will tell you they are predominantly from the Lower 9th Ward and other ghettos in NO...
Posted by GeneStoner on February 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM · Report this

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