Prominent Conservative Calls For Southern States To Secede As Anti-Gay Nation Called 'Reagan'

  • KissTheSky

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    Oct 24, 2014 1:41 AM GMT
    A former Reagan administration aide is calling for southern U.S. states to secede from the nation over that region's more conservative stance on same-sex marriage and other rights pertaining to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

    Conservative columnist Douglas MacKinnon made the remarks in an interview with Janet Mefferd while promoting his new book, The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country…Now, Right Wing Watch is reporting.

    And the interim name for the breakaway region? None other than "Reagan."

    Earlier this year, MacKinnon sparked controversy after penning an editorial for the Tampa Tribune in which he claimed that the Walt Disney Company has a "pro-gay agenda" and was engaged in an effort to "indoctrinate" children.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/23/douglas-mackinnon-south-secede-gay-rights-_n_6037274.html
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 24, 2014 1:58 AM GMT

    What else is new from the lunatic right wingicon_question.gif These NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS are all seething because their divine plan for the US to be a "white Christian nation-state" has been imploded. Oh well, tough shit.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Oct 24, 2014 2:01 AM GMT
    I just finished watching the movie "The Normal Heart", profiling the early days of the AIDS epidemic starting in 1981. We have come a long way in 33 years, but this makes it clear we still have a long way to go. Hard to believe some of the same issues of ignorance are still with us today.
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    Oct 24, 2014 4:32 PM GMT
    I'd hardly call this guy a "prominent Conservative;" he's a right wing nut who has little credibility or acceptance in mainstream, traditional conservative circles, or in any that employ rational thought in their thinking. And, let's not forget that President Reagan was born and raised in IL, which makes his arrogating his name to his own purposes rather silly. Use a smaller brush next time, and don't believe everything you read in the Huffington Post. As interesting and intelligent as Arianna is, she's made her share of bloopers in her time.
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    Oct 24, 2014 4:37 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidI'd hardly call this guy a "prominent Conservative;" he's a right wing nut who has little credibility or acceptance in mainstream, traditional conservative circles, or in any that employ rational thought in their thinking.

    And who would those "mainstreamers" be? The ones who "rush" to kiss Limbaugh's ass at every statement he makes. Pat Robertson? The commentators on Fox News? I could make a long list for you.
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    Oct 24, 2014 4:46 PM GMT
    As long as they name the state capital 'Nancy'.
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 24, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidAs long as they name the state capital 'Nancy'.

    The national religion will be a hybrid of Christianity and astrology.
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    Oct 24, 2014 4:55 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Ex_Mil8 saidAs long as they name the state capital 'Nancy'.

    The national religion will be a hybrid of Christianity and astrology.


    And the national anthem, "I Don't Recall".
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    Oct 24, 2014 4:56 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Ex_Mil8 saidAs long as they name the state capital 'Nancy'.

    The national religion will be a hybrid of Christianity and astrology.


    lol good one
  • tazzari

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    Oct 24, 2014 5:34 PM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidI just finished watching the movie "The Normal Heart", profiling the early days of the AIDS epidemic starting in 1981. We have come a long way in 33 years, but this makes it clear we still have a long way to go. Hard to believe some of the same issues of ignorance are still with us today.


    We have come a long way, and we're going to keep going. Idiots like this are the soon-to-be forgotten footnotes of history who are unable to deal with change. Slowly, most of them will die out. Meanwhile,to most of society, they're irrelevant with their fear and hysteria.
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    Oct 24, 2014 5:42 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    MGINSD saidI'd hardly call this guy a "prominent Conservative;" he's a right wing nut who has little credibility or acceptance in mainstream, traditional conservative circles, or in any that employ rational thought in their thinking.

    And who would those "mainstreamers" be? The ones who "rush" to kiss Limbaugh's ass at every statement he makes. Pat Robertson? The commentators on Fox News? I could make a long list for you.


    I'm sure you could, but it wouldn't be accurate or carry much credibility. You might start with the membership of the Federalist Society, the Heritage Fdn., the GOP ladies in the Senate, ... But, I'm not going to do your self-appointed work for you, so knock yourself out.
  • FRE0

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    Oct 24, 2014 6:17 PM GMT
    Part of Tennessee once tried to succeed from the rest of Tennessee. They actually had their own government for a while and called the state Franklin. The efforts faded away.

    It is highly unlikely that the South will actually make a serious attempt to succeed.
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 24, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
    I think the north should beat them to punch and join Canada. We'll politely take over the world.icon_biggrin.gif
  • irishkcguy

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    Oct 24, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    I'm fine with letting them do this just to see how big of a dumpster fire it turns into and how fast it turns into it.
  • KissTheSky

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    Oct 25, 2014 12:00 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidI'd hardly call this guy a "prominent Conservative;" he's a right wing nut who has little credibility or acceptance in mainstream, traditional conservative circles, or in any that employ rational thought in their thinking. And, let's not forget that President Reagan was born and raised in IL, which makes his arrogating his name to his own purposes rather silly. Use a smaller brush next time, and don't believe everything you read in the Huffington Post. As interesting and intelligent as Arianna is, she's made her share of bloopers in her time.


    Not "prominent"?
    Let's see, he served in the White House working for Presidents Reagan and GHW Bush, has published more than 600 newspaper columns in every major newspaper in the country and regularly appears on national tv news networks such as Fox News and CNN. He's on tour promoting his new book.
    Yes, I would call that prominent.
  • buddycat

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    Oct 25, 2014 1:31 AM GMT
    Why do you pay attention to right-wing nonsense? It didn't work out to well for them when the succeeded the last time. Just because the bigotry is re-directed doesn't make it any different.
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    Oct 25, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidPart of Tennessee once tried to succeed from the rest of Tennessee. They actually had their own government for a while and called the state Franklin. The efforts faded away.

    It is highly unlikely that the South will actually make a serious attempt to succeed.


    Actually Franklin succeeded from NC . The land is in eastern Tennessee today but was part of NC at the time and was reluctantly offered by NC to congress to pay off debts . When congress did not act upon it NC rescinded the offer and Franklin tried to succeed but was never recognized by the union.
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    Oct 25, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
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    FRE0 saidPart of Tennessee once tried to succeed from the rest of Tennessee. They actually had their own government for a while and called the state Franklin. The efforts faded away.

    It is highly unlikely that the South will actually make a serious attempt to succeed.


    Actually Franklin succeeded from NC . The land is in eastern Tennessee today but was part of NC at the time and was reluctantly offered by NC to congress to pay off debts . When congress did not act upon it NC rescinded the offer and Franklin tried to succeed but was never recognized by the union.



    Fellas - the original poster got the term right - the word is 'secede' not 'succeed' (verb) and the word 'secession' is the noun.

    The USA constitutional impediments to any crackpot mob seeking secession are so complex it will never happen icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 25, 2014 4:34 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidA former Reagan administration aide is calling for southern U.S. states to secede from the nation over that region's more conservative stance on same-sex marriage and other rights pertaining to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
    Don't forget the re-introduction of slavery for blacks, and the reversal of women's rights.
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    Oct 25, 2014 4:36 AM GMT
    FRE0 said...
    It is highly unlikely that the South will actually make a serious attempt to succeed.
    Whether that is a misspelling or not, it's correct.
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    Oct 25, 2014 5:19 AM GMT
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    KissTheSky saidA former Reagan administration aide is calling for southern U.S. states to secede from the nation over that region's more conservative stance on same-sex marriage and other rights pertaining to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
    Don't forget the re-introduction of slavery for blacks, and the reversal of women's rights.


    That's patently absurd, you know it, and no one buys an ounce of it.
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    Oct 25, 2014 7:48 AM GMT
    I have only one thing to say to a guy like this: "you promise?"
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    Oct 26, 2014 3:42 PM GMT
    Only a truly committed ideologue thinks the Heritage Foundation or the Federalist Society are somehow moderate or mainstream. They are extreme right-wing organizations. Particularly Heritage, with DeMint running things.