Enough of this secession talk.

There’s been a lot of talk among the moonbattier left since the election that the Blue States ought to secede. Setting aside that the last time the Democrats wanted to secede, it was because they wanted the right to own black people and sparked the Civil War, it struck me that it would be politically cutting their own throats. Let’s look at the last years worth of presidential elections:

1964 – Lyndon Johnson, D-TX (Red)
1968 – Richard, Nixon, R-CA (Blue)
1972 – Richard, Nixon, R-CA (Blue)
1976 – Jimmy Carter, D-GA (Red)
1980 – Ronald Reagan, R-CA (Blue)
1984 – Ronald Reagan, R-CA (Blue)
1988 – George Bush, R-TX (Red), arguably CT/ME (Blue/Blue)
1992 – Bill Clinton, D-AR (Red)
1996 – Bill Clinton, D-AR (Red)
2000 – George W. Bush, R-TX (Red)
2004 – George W. Bush, R-TX (Red)

So, if the liberals want to dump the red states, they’ll also be kissing off the home states of the last Democrats to win the White House. You don’t see Republicans bitterly writing off nearly half the country — they know that leaders can come from anywhere, and often it’s the struggle against an entrenched majority opposition that forges the best.

The phrase “cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face” springs to mind…


(Napoleon once said that one should “never interrupt one’s enemy when he is making a mistake,” but I never was any good at keeping my mouth shut…)

One final thought about secession
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