Posted by: Cobb County Liberal | May 21, 2009

Time for “Secessionistas” to enter our lexicon.

It’s time to coin a new term.

Secessionista – noun.  One who uses/argues for secession to build hysteria to turn into votes. See also: Drama Queen.

Synonyms: Georgia Republican, Traitor.

Antonyms: Patriot, Intelligent People.

I can think of no better word to describe Handle, Oxendine, McBerry and Johnson, four of the six GOP candidates for governor right now.  I doubt most of them *actually* want to leave the Union (well, McBerry sounds like he does) but they keep hollaring about the 10th Amendment and agreeing with calls for Secession.

People in Georgia are finally starting to call them out on their BS.  Democratic Candidate Poythress, former general of the Georgia National Guard, launched a web video hammering the Secessionista Four, and AJC columnist Jay Bookman covered it today.

I hope this will continue to get attention in Georgia, because despite people thinking we’re backwater down here, if this turns into a major issue in 2010, the GOP will lose the governorship.  There are simply too many GOP Military voters in Georgia who would abandon the GOP (especially if the nominee is Poythress, although I’m still undecided I’m leaning towards him in the primary.)

Quoted from his WebAd:

Some Republican candidates for governor are embracing it today. In fact, four of the six Republican candidates recently said they would support Georgia seceding from the United States of America.

This is outrageous. This is absolutely disgraceful. It’s a slap in the face to every patriotic American, to anyone who has served under the American flag, and to those brave Georgians who have fought and died for our country in Iraq…

What really offends me the most is that none of these Republican secession candidates ever wore, for a single day, the uniform of our country, ever carried a weapon, or heard a shot fired in anger. Not one ever put their life on the line to protect our freedoms and liberties.

Here’s the webvideo:

Have any other synonyms or antonyms for “Secessionista”?



  1. As a Georgia Republican (who is admittedly a little late to the table on this one) I have to say that the assumption that I am inherently a “secessionista” is quite insulting.

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