Where's the unquestioning patriotism now?

Have you seen the e-mails going around, talking about secession… how much better off the rest of the country would be without the blue states because they have the military and capitalism and we just have a welfare state and Hollywood?

All of the secession talk just shows you what happens when you punch a bully—he whines.

Seriously, for a party that has wrapped itself in the flag for so many years, to talk about secession is just about the most surreal thing I’ve seen.