This post at Daily Kos is worthy of its own comment thread:
“Let ’em secede!”. That’s the latest challenge from some here at the Great Orange Satan.Some politicians in a Red state are unhappy with the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act? Call their bluff! Screw ’em! We can keep the United States of Blue, and cut those ignorant, greedy Red States loose!
Some of us happen to live in a Red state. We may have been born here. We may have relocated here for school, military service, work, or love. I moved to a very large Red State – Texas – when my husband relocated here for work. Having grown up in Massachusetts and lived in New Hampshire, life in the Lone Star State has been a revelation.
Our Progressive values are strengthened, not imperiled, as a result of living in Red surroundings. Every day offers us the chance to hone our powers of persuasion and to reach out to others of our kind to work together to support Progressive candidates and causes.
As chronicled in my many Texas-related diaries, those of us in the Lone Star State have heard more than our share of derogatory remarks. When Texas was plagued with epic drought and widespread wildfires, we heard from some – including some here – that this was God’s wrath or some other form of divine or secular vengeance for our political views….”
If the Southern states seceded from the Union and formed the Republic of Dixie, that would leave millions of transplanted DWLs trapped behind enemy lines.
Note: The official religion of Dixie ought to be Christianity for no other reason than to rid ourselves of these people.