Friday, June 19, 2009

... and don't forget to write.


Over at Kate McMillan's "I Hate You, So Please Share Your Needles And Die Already" Roadhouse and Monster Truck Tattoo Parlor, guest poster "EBD" tries to get all pundity like the grown-ups (no, I'm not linking anymore, you'll just have to trust me):

"Barack? We need to talk...."

In an article published last Saturday in the WSJ.com, Paul Starobin suggests that America, as a direct reaction to an ever-growing and more powerful central government, may edge towards being "an assembly of largely autonomous regional republics." Starobin sees the unmistakable growth of secessionist sentiment in Texas, Alaska and elsewhere, ...

American Thinker's George Joyce, in a review of Starobin's piece, writes "A failed presidency for Barack Obama could turn into liberalism's worst nightmare. Barely six months into his term, the 44th president has succeeded in generating the most widespread and serious discussion of secession since the Civil War. Despite what Newsweek's Evan Thomas may claim, Obama is not the 'God' who will bring us together but the autocratic sponsor of an overbearing, oppressive leviathan from which a growing number of Americans are seeking refuge...

In light of America's consistent historic reaction to any attempt to impose control from a distance, some form of major push-back against Obama's preening emperor-act seems almost inevitable. Let's keep our fingers crossed...

Posted by EBD at June 18, 2009 5:57 PM

If the yobs are really serious about this, others have already made a suggestion:



I'd be willing to throw in Delisle at no extra charge.

9 comments:

M@ said...

the 44th president has succeeded in generating the most widespread and serious discussion of secession since the Civil War.

Yeah, because the rifle-loving Jesus freaks in Montana are really the ones we should be worrying about, here.

Did it escape Joyce that in 46 of the 50 states, a majority of the citizens self-identify as Democratic-leaning? Sounds like a reasonably united populace, to me.

But America, love it or leave it, as they say...

Kelseigh said...

Seriously CC, that map is simplistic and insulting. Do you really think any True Conservative would look at that and take it seriously?

Alberta obviously needs to be annexed to Jesusland.

Jon Pertwee said...

ha ha or maybe just North Jebus

Gube said...

I always say we should trade Alberta to the US for the West Coast, New England, and a first round draft pick.

Ti-Guy said...

Alberta isn't really "North Jebusland." It's just that their moderates are scared to death of their right wing loonies, who are always drunk by 4:00 PM.

Adam C said...

One of the more interesting conclusions of Fire and Ice was that the views of people in Alberta were actually much more similar to those of the rest of Canada than any American region - even New England.

mikmik said...

Ti-Guy said...
Alberta isn't really "North Jebusland." It's just that their moderates are scared to death of their right wing loonies, who are always drunk by 4:00 PM.

Try being NDP! PCs - Scary stupid, they are so.

I first realized that things were badly awry when the editors comments to the writers were (far) more rational, and contradictory to, the writer's letters in The Edmonton Sun.

I'm going back to BC.

In any event, any Democrat that got elected would illicit(sic) a call to arms from the neofundyredneckgun freaks. Sore losers does not come close descibing these crybabies.

Don't like democracy when it doesn't go your way? Kill it.

Ti-Guy said...

One of the more interesting conclusions of Fire and Ice was that the views of people in Alberta were actually much more similar to those of the rest of Canada than any American region - even New England.

Right wing Albertans have dismissed Fire and Ice as complicated nonsense. I'm sure they were insulted by the finding that their views were similar to other Canadians.

James Bow said...

This idea actually got some traction while Bush was still in office, with some noting that certain moves within the Schwarzenegger administration suggested that California and Washington DC might be going in separate directions. The New York Times had an article on it here

I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing, either, as you can read here.