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The ‘party of Lincoln’ is now the party of the neo-Confederacy

Allen West, the chair of the Repugnican Party of Texas (ironic, I know; he sorely needs his head examined), has posited that perhaps it’s time for the red states to secede, since they lost the 2020 presidential election and were unsuccessful in subverting the U.S. Constitution to overturn their loss. I’d say Good fucking riddance to these treasonous states — except for one reason.

Those who support “President” Pussygrabber remain a mystery to me. Those who actually believe that he was a good president — and that he actually won “re”-election, who believe that Joe Biden did not actually win just more than 7 million more popular votes and 74 more electoral votes than Pussygrabber did — to me are as beings from another planet. If you actually believe that Pussygrabber won a second term, fairly and squarely, then it’s as though I’m from planet Earth and you are coming from your head up Uranus.

And, truth be told, I’d much rather live in a nation free of such abject fucktards, of such degenerates who believe that they’re not only entitled to their own backasswards opinions, but that they also are entitled to their own facts.

And, the fact is, we in the blue states don’t at all need the red states.

According to a piece on WalletHub regarding which U.S. states are the most financially dependent on the federal government, eight of the top 10 of those most federally dependent states — Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, Montana, Alaska, South Carolina and Indiana — went to Pussygrabber in the 2020 presidential election, while only two in the top 10, New Mexico and Arizona, went to Biden (and Arizona was close).

Seven of the 10 least federally dependent states went to Biden: California, Washington, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Illinois, Delaware and New Jersey, while only three of the 10 least dependent states went to Pussygrabber (Utah, Iowa and Kansas).

Yet here are the mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, MAGA-cap wearing denizens of these deadbeat red states claiming that they are overtaxed, that we blue-staters are the deadbeats, and that they’re getting a raw deal from the gubmint.

So, not only do we productive citizens of the blue states have to keep the red-state deadbeats (redundant) afloat, but we have to take their endless abuse at the same time.

And not only are we expected to take their abuse indefinitely, but we’re also expected to tolerate their treason indefinitely. The New York Times nailed it when it opined recently:

What is left to say about a political party that would throw out millions of votes?

The substance of a lawsuit filed by the State of Texas, and backed by more than 17 other states, would be laughable were it not so dangerous.

Texas’ attorney general, Ken Paxton — who is under indictment for securities fraud — asked the [U.S.] Supreme Court to overturn the results of the presidential election in four other states. As a legal matter, this is the rough equivalent of objecting on the grounds that the other side is winning. As political rhetoric, however, it is incendiary.

The Supreme Court was right to toss out the lawsuit. But that the Republican Party tried and failed doesn’t make the attempt any less odious. There are a lot of Republican leaders who, the history books will record, wanted it to succeed. [Emphasis mine.] …

The health of a democracy rests on public confidence that elections are free and fair. Questioning the integrity of an election is a matter of the utmost seriousness. By doing so without offering any evidence, Mr. Paxton and his collaborators have disgraced themselves. Attorneys general are sworn to uphold the rule of law.

At least 126 Republican members of Congress — more than half of all House Republicans — rushed to sign a court filing endorsing the Texas lawsuit. That misuse of the legal system was not restricted to the fringes of the party. The minority leader, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, said Friday that his name was inadvertently omitted from the original list.

It is particularly astonishing that 17 of the House signatories were elected by voters in the states whose election results Texas was seeking to invalidate. They signed a letter directly challenging the legitimacy of their own victories and the integrity of their own states’ elections. … [Smart these treasonous assholes are not.]

This new policy of election denialism … is the latest manifestation of the Republican Party’s increasingly anti-democratic tendencies. Rather than campaigning on issues that appeal to a majority of the electorate, the party has made a strategy out of voter suppression. Seeking to toss votes after the fact is a logical if perverse extension of that strategy. So is the growing willingness of Republican Party officials to deny the legitimacy of their opponents.

This isn’t really about Mr. Trump anymore. He lost, and his ruinous tenure will soon be over. This is now about the corruption of a political party whose leaders are guided by the fear of Mr. Trump rather than the love of this country — and who are falling into dangerous habits. …

They can now demonstrate a modicum of their professed patriotism by mustering the courage to say these simple words: “Congratulations, President-elect Biden.”

If they can’t bring themselves to do that, where does a party that rejects democracy go from here?

Indeed, the Repugnican Party grows even more and more dead to me with each passing year. It wasn’t enough that George W. Bush lost the 2000 presidential election and that Pussygrabber lost the 2016 presidential election (if by “winning an election” we actually dare to mean actually earning more votes from the voters than does your opponent); no, we, the majority of the American people, were supposed to simply allow Pussygrabber to have a second term because he threw the biggest temper tantrum in the history of losers of presidential elections in the United States of America.

I wholeheartedly agree with the patriotic sentiment that every member of the House of Representatives who signed on to the request that the right-wing “justices” of the U.S. Supreme Court, three of them appointed by the illegitimate Pussygrabber himself (and their own legitimacy thus questionable at best), simply overrule the voice of the majority of the American people as expressed in the presidential election of 2020 and crown Pussygrabber as the victor are nothing short of fucking traitors — and that thus they should not be seated in the House of Representatives come January.

But the Democrats have no backbone, so of course these traitors will be seated. (Actually, traitors to the nation — traitors to the degree that they have demonstrated the anti-democratic desire to simply overturn the results of a presidential election that their party clearly fucking lost –– should be executed, so simply not being seated in the House would be a mere slap on the wrist.)

What the 126 traitors in Congress recently did reminds me much of how seven treasonous states seceded after the election of President Abraham Lincoln and even before his inauguration: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. (Four more treasonous states, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina, joined the first seven treasonous states after Lincoln’s inauguration to become the 11-state Confederacy; and of those 11 treasonous states, nine were won by Pussygrabber in the 2020 presidential election, it’s no coinky-dink.)

It is way, way beyond ironic that today’s Repugnicans call theirs the “party of Lincoln,” when they are the descendants, in spirit if not also in blood, of the traitors who opposed the democratically elected Lincoln; they didn’t like the presidential election results, and so they decided to just (try to) start their own nation.

And today, these descendants of the Confederacy, in spirit if not also in blood, oppose the democratically elected Joe Biden — because he won the presidential election when they didn’t want him to.

The blue states would have nothing but everything to gain were the red states to secede, successfully this time, as the chair of Texas’ Repugnican Party just put out there; in a statement on his treasonous, backasswards state’s recent loss in the U.S. Supreme Court, he declared, “Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution [sic; you capitalize “Constitution” when referring to the U.S. Constitution; and in this case, you probably would not capitalize the word “union,” and further, the red-state traitors do not get to call themselves “the Union,” which is a reference to the non-treasonous states that fought — and won — the Civil War].”

Red-state calls for secession always are ironic, because we of the blue states actually are the “law-abiding states” that would be much, much better off if we were to “bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the [Constitution].”

And there is only one reason that I can think of that the blue states should not secede — or allow the red states to do so.

And that reason is that the denizens of the red states deserve the protection of the U.S. Constitution, including its Bill of Rights — and that is protection that many, many people in the red states would not have should the red states be allowed to form their own right-wing, fascist, white-nationalist nation.

Indeed, the red states, if allowed to secede, probably would go back to slavery in no fucking time. (Of course, wage slavery already exists in the red states, which is why we taxpayers of the blue states have to keep the red states afloat with our tax dollars: the lion’s share of the wealth that is created by the laborers of the red states goes to the treasonous, mostly rich white few of the red states — just as with the plantation owners of yore — requiring the rest of us Americans to have to take care of the red states’ thusly impoverished laborers.)

In the meantime, while the secession of the red states or of the blue states is, in my book, off the table for the one and only reason that I just provided above, there is no reason I’m aware of that we can’t start actually following the Constitution by prosecuting those who openly, brazenly are traitors.

We can start with “President” Pussygrabber, who has made phone calls to those in power in states that he lost, trying to strong-arm them into reversing the results of the presidential election in their states. If that isn’t treason against the American people, then I don’t know what the fuck is.

And we have at least 126 other traitors to prosecute as well. Here are their names, organized alphabetically by the states for which they are U.S. “representatives”:

Alabama
Robert B. Aderholt
Mo Brooks
Bradley Byrne
Gary Palmer
Mike D. Rogers

Arizona
Andy Biggs
Debbie Lesko

Arkansas
Rick Crawford

California
Ken Calvert
Doug LaMalfa
Kevin McCarthy
Tom McClintock

Colorado
Ken Buck
Doug Lamborn

Florida
Gus Bilirakis
Mario Diaz-Balart
Neal Dunn
Matt Gaetz
Bill Posey
John Rutherford
Ross Spano
Greg Steube
Michael Waltz
Daniel Webster
Ted Yoho

Georgia
Rick Allen
Buddy Carter
Doug Collins
A. Drew Ferguson
Jody Hice
Barry Loudermilk
Austin Scott

Idaho
Russ Fulcher
Mike Simpson

Illinois
Mike Bost
Darin M. LaHood

Indiana
James Baird
Jim Banks
Trey Hollingsworth
Greg Pence
Jackie Walorski

Iowa
Steve King

Kansas
Ron Estes
Roger Marshall

Louisiana
Ralph Abraham
Clay Higgins
Mike Johnson
Steve Scalise

Maryland
Andy Harris

Michigan
Jack Bergman
Bill Huizenga
John Moolenaar
Tim Walberg

Minnesota
Tom Emmer
Jim Hagedorn
Pete Stauber

Mississippi
Michael Guest
Trent Kelly
Steven Palazzo

Missouri
Sam Graves
Vicky Hartzler
Billy Long
Blaine Luetkemeyer
Jason Smith
Ann Wagner

Montana
Greg Gianforte

Nebraska
Jeff Fortenberry
Adrian Smith

New Jersey
Jefferson Van Drew

New York
Elise Stefanik
Lee Zeldin

North Carolina
Dan Bishop
Ted Budd
Virginia Foxx
Richard Hudson
Greg Murphy
David Rouzer
Mark Walker

Ohio
Bob Gibbs
Bill Johnson
Jim Jordan
Robert E. Latta
Brad Wenstrup

Oklahoma
Kevin Hern
Markwayne Mullin

Pennsylvania
John Joyce
Fred Keller
Mike Kelly
Daniel Meuser
Scott Perry
Guy Reschenthaler
Glenn Thompson

South Carolina
Jeffrey Duncan
Ralph Norman
Tom Rice
William Timmons
Joe Wilson

Tennessee
Tim Burchett
Scott DesJarlais
Chuck Fleischmann
Mike Green
David Kustoff
John Rose

Texas
Jodey Arrington
Brian Babin
Kevin Brady
Michael C. Burgess
Michael Cloud
K. Michael Conaway
Dan Crenshaw
Bill Flores
Louie Gohmert
Lance Gooden
Kenny Marchant
Randy Weber
Roger Williams
Ron Wright

Virginia
Ben Cline
Morgan Griffith
Robert J. Wittman

Washington
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Dan Newhouse

West Virginia
Carol Miller
Alex Mooney

Wisconsin
Tom Tiffany

Indeed, the “party of Lincoln” ceased being the party of Lincoln long, long ago; for quite a while now, it has been the party of treason, the party of the neo-Confederacy.

It’s long past time that we actually patriotic Americans deal, once and for all, with the traitors among us, many if not most of them the leftovers of the Civil War that we failed to deal with adequately the first time.

They no longer deserve our patience or our mercy.

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