295 days ago.
Several months ago, I used the term "NeoConfederate" to describe some rightwing Republicans ... Now, after a highly-contested election wherein several Southern states voted for Romney, some losers are calling for "secession". What's up with THAT?
Look at an electoral map of the 2012 election, and you will note that - with the exceptions of Virginia and Florida - it bears an uncanny resemblance to the old 1861-65 Confederacy. Adding West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, and Arizona to the mix is interesting if one bothers to consult a history book. While W.Va. broke away from the Confederate state of Virginia in June, 1863, over half of its residents were ardent rebels. Kentucky was a border-state that practiced slavery before the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1862. That same year, Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan crossed the Ohio and invaded Indiana because he thought that - because many Hoosiers were "Copperheads" (in sympathy with the South) they would rally to his side and also secede from the Union. Arizona had few inhabitants, but many Southern sympathizers during the first part of the Civil War (a small Union detatchment was sent there to keep that territory in the Union ... How much has REALLY changed