If the republicans hate Obama and the United States of America's choices so much, why Doesn't the POTUS just call their bluff and approve the secession petitions from distraught Republicans conservative states. As a side note of sanity I obviously understand it is not going to happen, it cannot happen, but then again if it could America would be a lot better off, financially, morally, socially, and intellectually.
The fact that republican states consume far more federal government money than they pay in taxes, obviously is a huge drain on the US budget. In fact on average red states consume far more on federally supported programs than do their blue states counterparts, yet blue states pay more in taxes than do red states. If you take the time to look at the states with the most "non-taxpayers" your list will be glowing quite red. Mother Jones has reported that “Republican states, on average, received $1.46 in federal spending for every tax dollar paid.” In other words the blue states just so happen to be carrying the water for those states most enthusiastic about leaving the Union. Bloomberg notes that “70 percent of counties with the fastest growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008.” In fact if you look objectively at our country the "bible-belt" is essentially a near 3rd world handicap smack dab in the middle of our country holding the rest of the US financially hostage. Without their restrictive "weight" the remaining states would have huge financial, social, and moral, flexibility.