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Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:16 AM

Texas GOP Flirts With Secession After Supreme Court Smackdown, Suggests..."forming a Union"




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Texas GOP Flirts With Secession After Supreme Court Smackdown, Suggests ‘Law-Abiding States Should Bond Together and Form a Union’



AGAIN?
Secession is their default answer to an ass kicking

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Reply Texas GOP Flirts With Secession After Supreme Court Smackdown, Suggests..."forming a Union" (Original post)
Budi Dec 2020 OP
relayerbob Dec 2020 #1
tavernier Dec 2020 #43
dem4decades Dec 2020 #2
patricia92243 Dec 2020 #3
Budi Dec 2020 #10
GoCubsGo Dec 2020 #47
Wounded Bear Dec 2020 #4
Budi Dec 2020 #14
Initech Dec 2020 #27
Hong Kong Cavalier Dec 2020 #32
Initech Dec 2020 #33
Cha Dec 2020 #5
Budi Dec 2020 #17
Cha Dec 2020 #21
MagickMuffin Dec 2020 #50
Budi Dec 2020 #52
Cha Dec 2020 #59
LSFL Dec 2020 #6
timms139 Dec 2020 #7
tavernier Dec 2020 #44
msongs Dec 2020 #8
calguy Dec 2020 #9
Alpeduez21 Dec 2020 #11
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2020 #23
BainsBane Dec 2020 #12
Budi Dec 2020 #20
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2020 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2020 #18
BGBD Dec 2020 #15
CatMor Dec 2020 #16
tavernier Dec 2020 #45
CatMor Dec 2020 #49
roamer65 Dec 2020 #19
tavernier Dec 2020 #46
roamer65 Dec 2020 #56
world wide wally Dec 2020 #22
herding cats Dec 2020 #24
Celerity Dec 2020 #31
ooky Dec 2020 #25
Me. Dec 2020 #26
Xolodno Dec 2020 #28
elias7 Dec 2020 #38
Johnny2X2X Dec 2020 #29
roamer65 Dec 2020 #30
BaileyBoo Dec 2020 #34
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2020 #35
BaileyBoo Dec 2020 #36
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2020 #37
mercuryblues Dec 2020 #41
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2020 #42
treestar Dec 2020 #55
Budi Dec 2020 #53
cherish44 Dec 2020 #39
dansolo Dec 2020 #40
Roisin Ni Fiachra Dec 2020 #48
edhopper Dec 2020 #51
Budi Dec 2020 #54
harumph Dec 2020 #57
Mc Mike Dec 2020 #58

Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:16 AM

1. Buh-bye

Just be sure to pay relo for all the people who want to flee your caliphate

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Response to relayerbob (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 09:15 AM

43. Exactly my first thought.


I could even see the SNL airline skit crew waving them off the plane.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:18 AM

2. Good riddance.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:19 AM

3. Hope they like paying for their own hurricane damage, highways, etc.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:22 AM

10. Or their billion $$$ Military business. "Mexico will over run them"




Guess I'll be looking to relocate to a State in the beautiful Blue USA ~

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Response to Budi (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 09:33 AM

47. They are under the false assumption that they'd get to keep the military bases.

They'd get the buildings (if they don't get razed), but all of the personnel and equipment would be removed. The same goes for NASA and every other federal facility. I guess they think it's going to be another pullout, like the one in Syria, where Trump left all of our stuff to fall into the hands of our enemies?

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:20 AM

4. Yeah, they could give the new "union" a snappy name...

call it...oh I don't know...a Confederacy or something.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:24 AM

14. How'd the Confederacy work out for them last time..

Hmmmm... 😬

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:46 AM

27. Confederacy II: Confederacy Harder

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Response to Initech (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 01:46 AM

32. Confederacy 2: Electric Boogaloo?

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 02:01 AM

33. Rise Of The Planet Of The Confederacy

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:20 AM

5. Take their marbles, if they had any,

and Go Away.. from the USA.

Bet a lot of Dems in Texas have something to say about that!

SC sides with Democracy!

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:27 AM

17. Bring on the TEXodus!! In droves.. C Ya

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Response to Budi (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:35 AM

21. LOL!



It pisses me off they try to call themselves "patriots" when they all worship Putin's Puppet.

We are the Patriots who stand for Democracy Not the Fascism of overthrowing the Will of The People!

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:30 PM

50. Yes we do Cha

Last edited Sat Dec 12, 2020, 01:57 PM - Edit history (1)

As a Native Texan I'm not going anywhere and transplant West can go to hell and take your party with you.


Thanks Cha, us Democratic Texans get so tired of the Texas bashing, it stopped for a little while after GWB left office, but now we have another round of bashing because of nincompoops.

And everyone's solution here is "Hey you can move" easy peasy, which isn't the case for thousands of Democratic Texans. We love our state!








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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #50)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 01:55 PM

52. Thanks. From Dallas to Houston to El Paso..our major cities are Blue.

MJ Hegar should run again in 2022.
Along with the rest of our Dems.
This State needs to be un-gerrymandered.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #50)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 07:54 PM

59. I know what you mean.. Texas is

great.. it's just the fascists in charge.

I have True Blue loved ones in Florida & they're not going anywhere, either.

Keep Fighting!

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:20 AM

6. Go for it.

Texas can be the economic engine for the new confederacy. I am sure all the Blue States would appreciate not having to support so many welfare states.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:20 AM

7. Just don't ask

Just don't ask for our help when Mexico decides they want Texas back.

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Response to timms139 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 09:21 AM

44. That would be rich!

And their wall would be made up of the best taco stands.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:22 AM

8. the only confederate flag that matters...

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:22 AM

9. Great Idea

Maybe they can call it the "Confederacy". Has anyone used that before?

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:23 AM

11. Five minutes after TX secedes Mexico will invade it.

You don't get to secede and take all the benefits of being a member state of the United States. No federal funds. No military equipment. No free travel to other parts of the US.

I know Mexico invading may be far fetched but succession has consequences that have VERY great downsides.

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:38 AM

23. It would make a no-deal Brexit

which is looking more and more likely, like a wonderful thing.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:23 AM

12. PLEASE

GO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

That would be the end of Republican rule at the federal level. They better make good on their promises.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:31 AM

20. Bye Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert, John Cornyn..

Have fun fighting over who gets to be Dictator

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:24 AM

13. wanted - one contiguous area large enough to contain 70 plus million or so cult members

including right wing trump fearing politicians. preferably far away from the US. Oh yes - including the crime family members themselves, including one large, unhealthy loser.

I can dream, can't I????

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:27 AM

18. You sure can dream, my dear NRaleighLiberal! I'm right there with you.

That idea of yours sounds very good to me!



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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:26 AM

15. Seriously tired of them

 

Either get the fuck out or shut the fuck up. You are not special Texas, nobody is going to cater to you because you threaten to leave ill come help you pack.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:27 AM

16. Good .. then we can continue the wall to keep them out.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 09:25 AM

45. Nope. The Mexico wall would be

Taco trucks and mariachi bands.
Best party in world!

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Response to tavernier (Reply #45)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:23 PM

49. I wanted Taco Trucks on every corner under Hillary.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 09:27 AM

46. Hey!!

We appreciate it! The politicians don’t speak for the people.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #46)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 02:12 PM

56. You are right. Deleting.

I am from MI and don’t like my vote being tampered with.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:37 AM

22. See ya

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:41 AM

24. You folks know this is designed to divide us, right?

There's a lot of good Democrats down here in Texas, and this helps the Texas GOP, and the National GOP, when we broad brush a state on the cusp of being purple and go on social media trash talking it. I deflates Democratic gains and (they hope) sends Democratic people who were just beginning to become active off the grid again.

These people in the GOP are idiots, but they're devious, calculating idiots. They know the games they're playing, and they're damn good at them. They know it's a stupid ass thing to propose, they definitely don't really want it, but they do love the fallout from it, from both sides.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 01:38 AM

31. +1000

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:44 AM

25. Please go. Join Mexico.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:44 AM

26. Fine By Me

You can live off your own money instead of mine

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 01:16 AM

28. They will run into the same problem the Confederacy ran into. Economics.

Most of the economic US powerhouse is concentrated in blue states. And of course, Texas does have some very blue cities, what if they decide to apply for state hood like West Virginia did during the civil war?

It would be the biggest blunder they ever do. And this time, no shots would be fired...the economic catastrophe would plunge them into darkness....then it won't be long before they beg to be let back in.

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Response to Xolodno (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 07:21 AM

38. Yep, and their idea to MAGA is to reinstitute slavery

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 01:21 AM

29. Let them!

They can take their 2 senate seats and all their electoral votes with them. We’ll make DC the 50th state.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 01:31 AM

30. Please leave.

I would prefer to have a hard border with these states when climate change kicks into hyperdrive.

We don’t want any Repukes coming north.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 03:36 AM

34. Hi y'all. New member. Does anyone remember

Keith Olbermann's WTF segment where he talked about the consequences of Texas seceding? I think it was 2008. I haven't figured out how to post links yet.

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Response to BaileyBoo (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 03:43 AM

35. Could this be it?? Great memory, May of 2009. Welcome to DU!

Olbermann's WTF Moment -- What if Texas secedes?



Gov Rick Perry is such a doof and is such an embarrassment to rational-minded Texans. Olbermann was absolutely brilliant laying out the consequences (as if it were even possible for Texas to secede, which it's not) to those who think it might be a "good idea." He puts it in very simple and easy to understand terms of just how ridiculous such a "threat" is.
(Countdown with Keith Olbermann, aired 5/15/09)


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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 03:49 AM

36. Thank you!

Texas has more to lose than they realize.

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Response to BaileyBoo (Reply #36)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 03:53 AM

37. Glad to help! And you're absolutely right!

This makes no sense at all, especially since they (and everyone who signed on with this) are choosing to align themselves with the certified loser!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #37)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 08:46 AM

41. To the MAGATS, trump is the emperor king

Even if the USA let's them secede and Mexico says nah, we don't want you, that leaves trump as their king.

He will be the one making the trade deals. Based on his history, trump will be the only winner. Kickbacks from oil drillers for leases to drill. He will not hold them responsible for any environmental disasters they cause. There will be international lawsuits against Texijuana for pollution that crosses their borders. Or he will just nationalize their oil industry and skim off the top, storing his $$$ in the Caymans.

Let's not forget, everything trump touches dies.

Their whole federal court system will be gone. Abortion and birth control will be outlawed. Combined with a now failing hospital system (no medicare or medicaid) women and babies will die in childbirth-at home and without prenatal care.

Not to ignore a virus outbreak like Covid 19. Without a CDC or any belief in science, and trump at the helm there will be a high death rate. Prayer will be their only remedy.

I think I just described the Handmaid's tale.

If there is anyone left who can afford to travel "abroad" the law will state they have to stay at a trump hotel or risk jail.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #41)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 09:12 AM

42. Well, that may be Trump's ideal world, but what we can't forget, Trump hasn't succeeded at anything

He ran his father's lucrative and successful business into the ground with the changes he made until he had nothing to sell but his name. And we all know how that turned out, Trump steaks, Trump vodka and the infamous Trump University! I have always believed that the only reason he decided to run was as a desperate money making scheme. He never intended or wanted to do the job - which he obviously hasn't - he just wanted the campaign contributions and thought that would be the end of it.

We've long known that "everything that Trump touches dies." And so ends his unsuccessful, deplorable presidency. But this time he's bitten off more than he can chew. In the past, his dishonesty wasn't in the spotlight and he was able to call in favors from his cronies and manage to get by. But he's no longer dealing with cronies and, if he had ever paid the slightest attention to history or world events, he'd have realized that everything that a president says or does is automatically subject to intense scrutiny.

So this time he not only has to answer to the U.S legal system, but most of his "appointments" aka cronies have, too. So I don't predict a successful post presidency for Trump. I'm counting that his crimes that he can no longer hide are about to catch up with him.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 02:09 PM

55. very good. Now that it is 2020

we can see when the census comes out if he is right about the size of the Hispanic population.

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Response to BaileyBoo (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 02:00 PM

53. Welcome BaileyBoo bringing a link here is just Copy and Paste

Highlight your chosen link, hit copy & bring it here & hit paste.

💙👍

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 08:13 AM

39. This happens every fvcking election

All 50 states sign a petition to secede and time and money get wasted throwing it out.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 08:40 AM

40. Let them go

The best way to preserve the union this time around is to let those treasonous assholes secede.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 09:47 AM

48. Just do it. So sick of your whining and sniveling over the US preventing you

from exercising your gaaaawd given right to be an inhumane authoritarian christofascist dictatorship.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:35 PM

51. Trump won Texas by a little over 5%

Texas is not the Red California, all the urban areas went for Biden, including the State capitol by 72%.

The GOP has lost it's mind.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #51)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 02:06 PM

54. Hope they try it. It'll be the end of the TX GOP.

Wonder if Oracle is suddenly rethinking their recent agreement to leave Blue CA to relocate to Austin?

These fools are shouting bs threats in the wind.
I hope it wakes voters up to the stupidity & in 2022 use every word of this in a mass campaign against them.

They are an embarassment at this point

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 02:26 PM

57. TX isn't going anywhere...

As a Democratic Texan, I would love to get rid of the GOP hegemony and we would have no more of this nonsense.
All of the major metropolitan areas in TX are blue folks... I'm tired of the Texas bashing though and DU seems to always
paint with a broad brush when it comes to Texas. Also, Texas isn't fucking Alabama, Georgia or Tennessee. --->>
The economy of the State of Texas is the second largest in the United States. It has a gross state product of $1.887 trillion (2019, the second largest in the U.S.
In 2017, Texas grossed more than $264.5 billion a year in exports—more than the exports of California ($172 billion) and New York ($77.9 billion) combined.

Texas ranks 34th in 50 states as LESS DEPENDENT on federal funds than Wisconsin, Ohio, Rhode Island, Maryland and fucking New York among others...
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700

So, instead of bashing us Texans.., support Texas Dems so we can finally go blue.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:18 PM

58. A losers and takers union, that gets no subsidies from blue state economies.

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