Texas GOP Official Calls For 'Amicable Divorce' From 'Maggots' Who Voted For Obama
As some Republicans continue to cope with the prospect of another four years under President Barack Obama, a Texas GOP official is floating a simple way out: cleaving his state from the union.
Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, wrote a column in the post-election edition of his Tea Party newsletter this week calling for an "amicable divorce" from the U.S., the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
"Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?" he wrote. "Let each go her own way."
Morrison went on to express anger at the "maggots" who backed Obama, specifically calling out non-white voters, whom he accused of voting for the president on an "ethnic basis."
Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram has more details.
Republican officials in Texas have been glum about the concept of a second Obama term in the past. A judge from Lubbock predicted over the summer that the president's reelection could even lead to a civil war.
Obama's victory has been weighing heavily on some conservative groups around the country. The Cincinnati Tea Party proclaimed the nation dead earlier this week, ruling it a death by suicide.
In Ohio, the Lebanon Tea Party mourned the "loss of our country," predicting that it would be a "socialist nation within months."
I, for one, am all for it.
Remove that many conservative voters from the US, and congress has a democratic majority and no far-right presidential candidate has a hope. The conservatives get their own nation to ruin, my country swings towards the rational left, and everybody's happy.
Toodle-Loo, don't let Louisiana hit your ass on the way out!
What a bunch of whiny pussies. They're always talking about whiny liberals but these tea party pussies are the worst.
Take Texas and leave. Who cares?
BTW, if you take Texas, all your talk of patriotism isn't worth the toilet paper you use to wipe your ass. (If you use toilet paper that is.) It's all talk and hot air and meaningless.
How can we assist with their departure?
The red states all pay less into the federal government than they get back in federal programs. They can't afford to live on their own.
So yes, please go.
Then we can build a BIG wall!
Even liberals from TX say that they fly the state flag higher and more prominently than the Stars&Stripes. TX has ALWAYS considered itself independent; now they've just got a better excuse to leave, and quick before the "immigrant liberals" change things for the better.
[quote]"Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?" he wrote. "Let each go her own way."
I thought the republican party was the party of patriotism?
I also thought that the Tea Party didn't care about things like race and social issues, they were only worried about the fiscal stuff?
These meltdowns are so enjoyable.
I worked for some years as a paralegal specializing in family law. We always advises our clients who wanted amicable divorces not to call their soon to be ex-spouses such things as maggots.
"Maggots" cancels out "amicable."
Just as long as they leave behind their best pico de gallo recipe, nobody cares.
If those states which didn't vote for Obama secede from the Union they will be in big trouble. Federal dollars are what saves those states, much more than the blue states, from complete oblivion.
Let them go. Take everything associated with the federal government away from them. No military bases. No National Guard (all TX members of the National Guard and other branches of the US armed forces are immediately freed of their contract with the US military and free to join the Texas National Army) No federal prisons. No federal educational monies, no Medicare, no social security, no federal agencies or monies protecting the TX border with Mexico. No federal money for infrastructure maintenance and repair, no federal disaster relief, no federal assistance for welfare or health care or corporations located in TX.
I dream of such a thing.
No federal and/or military pensions, R20. No VA hospitals or other veterans health care systems or government health infrastructure.
Someone needs to start charging these assholes with sedition. Calling for the disdoluion of the United States is illegal.
Not that i'd miss them. I just want everyone to see how cowardly these bigmouths are.
Getting rid of Texas would be the best thing that ever happened to America.
Please let them secede.
But...but it's Obama that is divisive and polarizing! Right? Right?
Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party should just self-secede, as Romney might put it.
There are a lot of good, decent people in Texas that love this President and this country and everything she stands for.
Some of you people are idiots.
Texas was blue once, and is trending blue again... Obama won the counties that host Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso... along with most of the counties along the southern border.
There are FAR redder states, and far more racist states. Look at the election maps... Oklahoma is far, far worse. Utah. Even Kansas.
Texas is in the grip of some awful politicians, but that grip can be broken.
Texas is also the home to Austin, a lot of high tech companies, NASA's Space Center, and some great food and nature.
Texas bashing is lazy and easy, but not very accurate. It wouldn't take much to turn Texas blue, and many predict it would go blue anyway in 10-20 years.
Assholes like this GOP Official need to be smacked down for his treasonous talk.
R24 and R25 are sensible. The Texas attacks get old, and their vitriolic, monolithic nature are better suited intellectually to the Republicans and their ilk.
It's pretty funny how Oklahomans are so racist, but they all try to claim Cherokee blood.
Hey I am one county over from this guy and I do not identify with him in anyway. This is just simple tea party ideology.
I can't fucking stand the "this is the end of the world" bullshit from rightwingers.
1. They're so fucking hyperbolic simply to give themselves an excuse to act crazy, racist, deranged, etc.
2. The underlying racism really bothers me. I really don't think we see the rise of the Tea Party or this sort of reaction if a white Dem president had exactly the same presidency and following election as Obama has.
3. It's the system, you lost. You've lost before and rebounded. Still plenty of Repug voters in this country. Republicans still control the House, still have 30 governorships, AND have mideterm elections in just two years.
4. Term limits - the incessant whining and freakout are just so stupid when the end of Emperor Obama is actually quite near. He cannot be president again, so calm the fuck down.
5. Personal responsibility - instead of blaming this on everyone else, take a long, look at yourself. You've licked the nuts of the crazies in your party and paid the price. There are still plenty of people who would come back if you could put together a legitimate center-right, fiscally conservative, small-government (including the military), socially moderate.
6. "Real Americans" and "real values." You piss an inordinate number of people off when you proclaim that they are not real Americans or have real values. It's beyond offensive.
R27, having Cherokee blood in Oklahoma used to mean you were entitled to oil money.
Don't act like you'all wouldn't be saying the same shit if Mitt Romney would've won the election
¡Ay, caramba! (Spanish for "Oh, dear." Sort of.)
It's "vámonos," which means "let's go," you're including yourself when you're saying, "Let's go, cockroaches!" (And that's spelled "cucarachas.")
R25 The only states where every single county turned red are Oklahoma, Utah and Alaska (although Alaska doesn't really have counties.)
These are nothing more than halfwits running off at the mouth. They have very little self control over their emotions and they're just venting. They'll vent for a while and it will get less and less every week as they see that Obama being reelected isn't going to destroy their lives, or even make their lives one iota worse. They're dumb reactionaries, that's all. They're to be laughed at and ridiculed until they wise up and shut the fuck up.
[quote]They'll vent for a while and it will get less and less every week as they see that Obama being reelected isn't going to destroy their lives, or even make their lives one iota worse.
They've already had 4 years, and I don't see where they're calming down one bit.
I'd love to see how well the nation of Texas would fair on its own given the permanent drought that's going to make most of it uninhabitable by mid century.
41% went for Obama in Texas.
That is a higher percentage than Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, N. Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, S. Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, W. Virginia and Wyoming.
That's a pretty poor strategy to call 41% of your own state's voters "maggots." Add to this all of the latinos who are tired of being blamed for all of America's problems. Soon enough, Texas will be blue.
[quote] [R27], having Cherokee blood in Oklahoma used to mean you were entitled to oil money.
Yeah, but they still do it nowadays with no oil money. And that Trail of Tears is just an excuse for rednecks to make a lot of vroom vroom noise and pass out drunk in a ditch.
R32, a friend pronounces it vah MEE nos so that's how I thought it was spelled. I tried to look it up but my spelling was probably too far off.
Friends were talking recently about how Spanish is pretty different depending on where you live. TX is different from NM which is different AZ which is different from CO and it's all different from Mexico which is very different from Spain. Maybe that's why he mispronounces it? Could it be a regionalism? I'll have to ask him about it the next time he sobers up enough to talk coherently.
I actually looked up cucaracha and it was misspelled on the site where I found it. Oh well.
I'm a Texan who grew up speaking both English and Spanish, R38. 'Vámonos' is definitely not said that way here.
This guy is from northern NM. His family were among the original land grant settlers so they've been here a long time. Then again, he has been known to screw with people just joking around so maybe that's what he was doing, waiting for someone to correct him so he could argue with them.
R31, our complaints about Romney would be based in fact and reality, not on myth and fantasy like these whining REPUKES.
[quote]A judge from Lubbock predicted over the summer that the president's reelection could even lead to a civil war.
I'd hate to be an African-American or Hispanic who was accused of a crime and ended up in his court.
Dear Red States:
We're ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we've decided we're leaving.
We in New York intend to form our own country and we're taking the other Blue States with us.
In case you aren't aware that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of the Northeast.
We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to the people of the new country of The Enlightened States of America (E.S.A).
To sum up briefly:
You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.
We get stem cell research and the best beaches.
We get Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren. You get Bobby Jindal and Todd Akin.
We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.
We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.
We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.
We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.
You get Alabama.
We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay their fair share.
Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.
With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.
With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.
We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.
38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.
We're taking the good weed too. You can have that crap they grow in Mexico.
Citizen of the Enlightened States of America
Don't forget, R43 that they get Mississippi, the most stupid state in the union.
I see 'so far in the closet that I've become unhinged and shouldn't be allowed near firearms' face, R44.
I loved your post r43. Maybe Texas would be happier going back to Mexico from which they originally seceded in the 1830s--I agree though, there are worse states than Texas, Oklahoma being one of them; someone mentioned how so many claim "Cherokee blood" as if that were the only tribe/nation they knew and don't forget all these white trash beeotches who claim they are "Cherokee princesses" which in fact never existed. I tend to think the actual Cherokee people must roll their eyes at some of the crap these white trash types spout.
It's fun watching them squirm.
Ps. They would lose hundreds of billions in tax subsidies from the blue states, and become even poorer if they separated.