FLASHBACK: Remembering how Democrats spoke of secession in 2004 after Bush was re-elected.

UPDATE: When secession isn’t a joke: Death by Euro: Spain Faces Crisis as Catalonia Turns Secessionist. “It’s clear what is pushing Spain into its worst constitutional crisis since the death of Franco: the colossal failure of the European currency union. European policy makers foisted a currency they did not understand on a continent that wasn’t ready for it, and the result is what may be the single most expensive economic policy fiasco ever seen.”

Perhaps it’s time to paraphrase Tom Wolfe: Secessionism is forever descending on the United States, but lately it seems to be landing on Europe.