So a lot of people in certain states would sure like to secede. In this technological age, they decide not to do the normal thing whereby they stockpile weapons, hold secret meetings, figure out who their leaders are and start to make a battle plan and all that.
Nope. They go right onto the government's website and sign a petition about it. That will work. I'm sorry, but how lazy can you get. People want to vote by email and now I guess they want revolution at the click of a mouse as well.
Now the government doesn't have to worry about all that effort with counter-insurgency and whatnot. Just print out the list and go.
Don't even tell me that this whole thing has absolutely zero to do with the fact that a black man is president. Because you know what? No-one would be saying this stuff about Jimmy Carter if he were re-elected. I remember comments about Jimmy Carter being a peanut when I was a kid, but that's about as nasty as it got.
Anyway. The dorkiness on the other side that we should just let those Southerners go because they eat up our federal tax dollars is just hooey, too. Because really? Do these Southerners get full say in where their tax dollars are going? Suppose (just suppose) they don't want the money for x but would rather spend it all on y? Too bad. The feds grab all the money and redistribute it however they (read: New York and California mostly) feel. It would be akin to desperately needing rent money, but Grandma just bought you a cashmere sweater instead. Thanks.