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I agree that they are meaningless, but I wonder if the same thing happened in all 50 states in 2004 or even 2008? I think it is a testament to the far-right media that they have so successfully demonized Obama that people truly believe he is a socialist/communist/secret Kenyan, etc. who is out to destroy America.

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I love the fact that the southern states get more back from the feds than they pay in federal taxes. Strange isn't it that the red states want out and want less government when they are the recipients of more than the states in the west, northeast or midwest. Let them go and all our taxes will go down.

 

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:rotfl Does he blame the federal government for this? Does he realize that even after seceding, the same local government would still shut him down?

 

careful, someone might infer that you are smug, or that you are refusing to listen to a differing opinion.

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:rotfl Does he blame the federal government for this? Does he realize that even after seceding, the same local government would still shut him down?

 

There is no rationalization here. The guy is angry. And probably not very sophisticated. (Both points are really very obvious).

 

In the past, Secessionists have been fringe dwelling nuts. Now, things are...different. Still on the fringe, still nutty...but now getting attention. Positive attention...negative attention...but attention all the same.

 

Just remember, these divisions in American society have existed from the beginning. At times of great stress and turmoil, what were considered fringe elements became mainstream. The Great Depression led to a flowering of the influence of the progressive elements that ultimately led to (among other things) the end of de jure segregation and a changing of the public psyche with respect to race relations.

 

Not saying that we are seeing the beginning of a great separation; just saying that you ignore or ridicule these 'movements' at you own risk. People find common cause and they find other items of common ground.

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There is no rationalization here. The guy is angry. And probably not very sophisticated. (Both points are really very obvious).

 

In the past, Secessionists have been fringe dwelling nuts. Now, things are...different. Still on the fringe, still nutty...but now getting attention. Positive attention...negative attention...but attention all the same.

 

Just remember, these divisions in American society have existed from the beginning. At times of great stress and turmoil, what were considered fringe elements became mainstream. The Great Depression led to a flowering of the influence of the progressive elements that ultimately led to (among other things) the end of de jure segregation and a changing of the public psyche with respect to race relations.

 

Not saying that we are seeing the beginning of a great separation; just saying that you ignore or ridicule these 'movements' at you own risk. People find common cause and they find other items of common ground.

and what risk is that?

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I like how the cool people on here debated it out, kept sharing articles, checked the grammar of my "edition", brought their varying perspectives into the fold. This place was my often my favorite part of the sometimes cantankerous election disputes.

 

I hope there are a bunch of political threads going forward, I might even start a couple. As far as the election going it's a pretty done deal. Loved and locked.

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