For those easily confused, this is a visual representation of how each district voted in the election. Red means it went to Mittens, blue means it went to Obama.
Everybody still with me so far? That's good!
As I mentioned, Obama won with good old fashioned Chicago Machine politics. Mittens blanketed most of the country, but still couldn't pull it off.
Now, at this point, rational people are going, "Well, Obama is president, Congress is as it was (only one seat changed, a Senate seat went to the D's), we might as well get on with it." Like with Obamacare, this is how it is, it's set in stone, let's move forward and make the best of it.
So what are the irrational people doing?
Trying to secede from the union. Man, and to think conservatives were making fun of liberals for saying they wanted to move to Canada after Shrub won re-election. Jesus.
Twenty states have taken up petitions to secede from the Union. For the curious, the twenty states are:
* Georgia (in fact, there are TWO petitions for Georgia)
* New Joisey
* New Yawk
* North Carolina
* North Dakota
* South Carolina
...you know, there's at least a couple of states on that list I wouldn't mind if they left the Union....
...sorry! Just blue skying here. Anyway, in order for the petitions to be considered, they each need 25,000 signatures by December 7, 2012. Texas has already gotten that many, and Louisiana is close behind. Curiously, there's a significant number of states that Obama won on that list.
So what will happen? Probably nothing. See, they are basically asking for permission to secede. Even if each one gets the requisite number of sigs, the odds of Obama saying, "Okay, go ahead and secede, see if I care," are roughly the same as the heads of the Catholic church and the Protestant church having a prayer breakfast in Salt Lake City.
So it's a stupid publicity stunt, just to piss off Obama, instead of doing anything actually, you know, CONSTRUCTIVE.