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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

If You Don't Play by My Rules, I'm Setting Fire to the Game Board

Alright. I've just about had it.

I get that when you believe in and vote for someone for President and they don't win, it's disappointing. Upsetting. Perhaps even a little bit crazy-making for a day or three. But when on earth did it become acceptable adult behavior to pull a Cartman (Southpark reference) and announce to the world, "Screw you guys....I'm going home" and leave the entire country?

Citizens in 15 states have filed petitions to secede (peacefully, how horribly magnanimous of them)from the rest of the nation since last Tuesday's election.

Now, not politicians, or huge contingents- Louisiana has the most signatures- over 7,000 and Texas follows with over 3,000 and all the way down to NEW YORK with a whopping 169 signatures. All in all just under 20,000 total Americans want to take their whole state (what a surprise to the millions of OTHER PEOPLE in those states) flat dab out of the Union.

On accounta they're pissed off because Obama is still THEIR president.

Yanno what this liberal squishy treehugging ol' hippiechick has to say about that?

Boo fucking hoo.

When a Democrat gets defeated, we pull ourselves together and still fight for what we think is right WITHIN the system and WITH the elected officials in office, and look ahead to the next election because that's kinda sorta how this country (and life in general) work.

You win some, you lose some. You're not going to get your way all the time, and just because people who look differently from you and go to a different church than you (or no church at all) are elected into office it does not mean they're coming to round up all the white people and all the Christians will have to go underground.

It does not mean the end of the world that we now have a bigger diversity in DC than ever before- far as a lot of people are concerned, this is the beginning. Finally.

I read a piece by Dr. Rima Abunasser that stated it so very clearly and calmly-
" Whiteness, conservatism, and Christianity are not under attack. They are, however, being forced to scooch over and make room for the rest of us. That's how this here Republic should work, no?"

See? Nothing scary here. Peel yerselves offa the ceiling, pick yerselves up offa the ash heap and dry your little tears of Limbaugh/Hannity/Beck/O'Reilly/Robertson-induced insanity and grow the hell up.

How by any stretch of the imagination is it patriotic and what kind of love does it show for Country when your reaction to, "Sorry- the other guy won with a LANDSLIDE of the electoral votes and a solid percentage of the popular vote", is a resounding bellow of hatred and disbelief and much wailing and gnashing of teeth (biblical reference), followed by a petulant announcement that you're going to SECEDE FROM THE UNITED STATES.

Because nothing shows how much you love your country and will fight to keep it from falling into the hands of those who you swear want to ruin it and tear it apart using commie socialist divisive tactics like BREAKING UP THE UNION. ON PURPOSE. YOUR OWN SELVES.

Scooch. Over.

That's it. No one anywhere is pulling the bench out from under you and beating you to death with it.

Yes, the American people have been represented in DC by mainly old white guys for over 200 years. But that's not a fair representation of how America looks now, or has looked for a long time. Like ever.

But there was that whole Women's Sufferage thing and that whole Civil Rights thing that had to be fought for before women and minorities could even VOTE much less think about holding office.

That was then. This is now.

Now the representation is looking more like America. That's a good thing for EVERYONE- old white guys included.

We don't hate old white guys.

Just scooch the hell over.

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