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Seriously, Texas? [Apr. 23rd, 2009|03:41 pm]
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From this poll:

QUESTION: Do you think Texas would be better off as an independent nation or as part of the United States of America?

USINDNOT SURE
ALL61354
DEMOCRATS82153
REPUBLICANS48484
INDEPENDENTS55405

You're telling me that 48% of Republicans in Texas think we'd be better off seceding?
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[User Picture]From: djedi
2009-04-23 09:56 pm (UTC)
Lol.
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[User Picture]From: flamingophoenix
2009-04-23 11:11 pm (UTC)
If you don't secede, then TEH GEYZ will come and eat your children!!!

(Or something. I don't follow the mindset myself.)
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From: spamchang
2009-04-24 02:46 am (UTC)
after they come to their senses, that number will go down.
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From: tehfanboi
2009-04-24 05:28 am (UTC)
So...would the New Republic of Texas be in Nafta or not?
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[User Picture]From: medryn
2009-04-24 03:12 pm (UTC)
Well, Texas does get only 97 cents back for every dollar it sends to the US in federal taxes. And Texas has plenty of nukes and plenty of oil and energy. It's really not a clear-cut question :-)

Don't forget that liberals also joked about secession in the aftermath of the 2004 election. I think it's a little unfair that as liberals we can make jokes about immigrating to Canada when the leadership is the opposition party, but that we then mock conservatives when they are put in an analogous situation.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2009-04-24 03:33 pm (UTC)
I guess there's a difference between a joke and people answering a survey (not to mention the governor mentioning it out loud). Maybe I'm misestimating how seriously people take surveys :-)
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[User Picture]From: winocas
2009-04-24 05:16 pm (UTC)
All I can do is remind you that these are the same people who voted for W. not only once, but twice.

Fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice, I'm a Republican...
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