As of Tuesday morning, more than 60,000 people upset by President Obama's re-election (and other things) had signed an online petition for Texas to secede from the Union. There are Twitter feeds for @TexasSecession and @TexasSecedeNow, and a #RepublicOfTexas hashtag. So obviously there's a chunk of secessionists in the state (sure, there are more than 25 million people here, but not all of them are on Twitter!). But there are also many - including some conservatives -- who think secession is a bad (or just plain funny) idea. A sampling of tweets:
More people signed the petition for Macy's to secede from Donald Trump than for Texas to secede from the US.
Texas To Secede From USA, Taking Bids From EU, OPEC, NFL
"If at first you don't secede, try try again!"
Just let Texas, Louisiana, SC, etc. secede already. Why not just make a "whites only" colony? It's like Stepford Wives but with rifles.
#TexasSecession is trending. #DontMessWithTexas...or we'll take our ball and go home.
You know how Leftists say they'll leave the country if a Republican wins and never do? Yeah, that's how dumb secession talk is.
Secession enthusiasts, just stop it. What was life like in Texas prior to statehood? Do some research on that.
@ProducerSusan (Susan Cloud, producer of The Mark Davis Show on KSKY/660 AM)
How will the Texas secession affect SXSW? #passports
Has any other state pump-faked secession more than Texas? Our only exports are quality NBA teams and overrated macrobrews.
@zaccrain (D Magazine senior editor/writer)
Memo to everyone calling for Texas secession: like Woodstock, the Alamo's Last Stand will be way less awesome the second time around.