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And as excited as people like Daniel Miller might be about their growing ranks, they're all dying breed. Demographics are against them. Even in Texas, most of the big cities went to Obama. Some rural counties where the vote was a lopsided 80 percent Romney vs. 17 percent Obama are adjacent to counties where the voters preferred Obama over Romney in equal proportions. Have a look at Politico's 2012 Election Map and click on those counties. It's informative.

As you may have guessed, those counties are home to Latino majorities, and that's the direction the whole country is headed.

In the same Washington Whispers  post  that dutifully repeats Daniel Miller's claims that the tide of Texanism is on the rise, she writes that "according to the New York Times, even sales of a "SECEDE' bumper sticker have dramatically increased in Texas in recent weeks." Big deal. Those things came out at least 20 years ago. Usually you saw them on the backs of banged-up pickup trucks driven by cosmic cowpokes, whose idea of a new Republic of Texas had something to do with cheap pot, braless women and Willie Nelson as president.

It was a joke then.

It's a joke now.

Finally, here's a kind of sad note. This Google search result indicates that a large number of people who want to know if Texas has the right to secede are not very good at spelling it.

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Many people obsessed with secession don't know much about the word, like how to spell it, for example by jesse sublett

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