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Right-Wing Media Love Those 'Secede from US' Petitions—Plus, Proposed Obama Reply to Texans

It’s been vastly entertaining to watch Fox News and other right-wing news outlets focus attention on those official petitions to the White House (via the web) from citizens in numerous states calling for a hasty exit (for their states) from these United States after the re-election of President Obama. Apparently the Foxers think this shows wide disapproval of the president—who just won a smashing victory—rather than an alternate interpretation: These people (probably many of them viewers of Fox) are anti-American nut jobs or racists.

Whatever.  In the wake of the hubbub this week over petitions to the White House calling for numerous states to secede I’ve been charting some of the other serious/fun proposals at the White House site. Remember, they only need to get 25,000 endorses to require an official response from the president.

Buzzfeed has its own Top 10 collection, and several are very close to passing 25,000.  One favorite, calls everyone to be allowed to punch Grover Norquist once “in the dick." Others includes forcing the president to attend a Fark.com party—and deporting everyone who signed one of the many “secede” petitions.

Now check out this proposed letter from the president to the new secessionist state of Texas. Via here.
 

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