Note to the teabaggers: two-thirds of Republicans in one of the more conservative states in the nation love their country and don't want to secede.
This, of course, means that about a third of Georgia Republicans do want out of America, but you can't have everything.
Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 4/27-29. Likely voters. MoE 4% (No trend lines)
Do you think Georgia would be better off as an independent nation or as part of the United States of America?
Independent nation: 27
Democrats: US 88, Ind 8
Republicans: US 52, Ind 43
Independents: US 61, Ind 33
Would you approve or disapprove of Georgia leaving the United States?
Democrats: Approve 5, Disapprove 89
Republicans: Approve 32, Disapprove 63
Independents: Approve 14, Disapprove 79
Those aren't nearly as bad as the Texas numbers we've seen, but they aren't exactly flattering for the GOP base.
Apparently, the most conservative of Republicans only love their country when they're in power. Charming.
This group of fringe GOP'ers seems to include much of the Georgia Senate, which is not altogether surprising when you consider the cast of characters the electorate in Georgia tends to send to Atlanta (and to Washington) under the GOP banner.
Take the Congressional delegation. When the entire Republican delegation to the House is composed of Republican Study Group wingers...when Tom Price, Lynn Westmoreland, Jack Kingston and Phil Gingrey are all duking it out for the title of second nuttiest Republican (our hats are off to Paul Broun on that one)...
...it should be no wonder that the other GOP elected officials occasionally come up with this kind of crazy talk.