The revulsion that rises within me while observing the Republican Party right now is very similar to the disgust that bubbles up when I see an out-of-control child tearing through a grocery store, screaming at the top of his lungs, while his disinterested mother examines the ingredients on the side of a box of Corn Flakes:

In an interview with Hotline OnCall, Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN) suggested forming a new Confederacy if voters reject the “tenther” view that laws that conservatives disapprove of violate the Constitution:

“I hope that the American people will go to the ballot box in 2010 and 2012 so that states are not forced to consider separation from this government,” said Wamp during an interview with Hotline OnCall.

He lauded Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), who first floated the idea of secession in April ‘09, for leading the push-back against health care reform, adding that he hopes the American people “will send people to Washington that will, in 2010 and 2012, strictly adhere” to the constitution’s defined role for the federal government.

“Patriots like Rick Perry have talked about these issues because the federal government is putting us in an untenable position at the state level,” said Wamp[.]

I especially love how he phrased his concern as a threat.

How are you supposed to compromise with secessionist fuckwits like this?

  1. Rupert Psmith says:

    Right! It is the sort of threat and tantrum we come to expect from children (and Mel Gibson). Honestly though watching the freak show developing over the last 18 months, more and more I'm feeling like we should call their bluff. The blue parts of this country untethered by the Red states could would make for a real progressive nation. If they want to stay, fine, I'm cool with that too, but STFU with all this macho talk about secession.

  2. Metavirus says:

    APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE TO KEVIN. Sorry for ragging on the South again :)

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