Sean Hannity fanned the flames of insurrection last night on his show. His guest was Texas Nationalist Movement president Daniel Miller, who Hannity treated seriously like a sane person in an otherworldly discussion of whether red states should secede. Says Miller:
“The fact of the matter is, that there cannot be a union between those who esteem the principles of Karl Marx over the principles of Thomas Jefferson. Here in Texas, we esteem those principles of Thomas Jefferson — that all political power’s inherent in the people. What we have seen given on Tuesday was that a majority of the people in the United States, and the states in which they reside, esteem the principles of Karl Marx over those principles.”
Also today, this gem from Roane County Tea Party treasurer Ron Harwell: "If we can't do better than getting a communist sitting in the White House, let's secede. Let's get the hell out of Dodge."
And this breaking news: Tennessee's secession petition has qualified for a White House response! The petition has reached and surpassed 25,000 signatures, the threshold set in the Obama administration's "We the People" program.
But watch out, secessionists: Another petition to deport everyone who signs secession petitions quickly has attracted 15,000 signatures so far. We think it's trending.