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Texas GOP candidate: 4 liberal states should secede

Forget about Texas seceding from the union. It's solidly blue states like California, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut that should get the boot, jokes a Republican running for Texas lieutenant governor.

"I'm in favor of expulsion," Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson told the Associated Press. "New York, California — and there's some good people in New York and California — but their legislatures' aren't representing them."

Patterson may only be half-joking.

Earlier this year, more than 100,000 people signed a petition on the White House website calling on the Obama administration to allow Texas to secede and create its own government. It was similar to petitions filed by people in Alabama, Louisiana and other states where Obama isn't popular. The White House responded by citing an 1869 Supreme Court decision that found individual states do not have the right to secede.

Patterson is one of the candidates seeking to challenge GOP incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst from the political right. The land commissioner is something of a character, well known for his quips and for packing heat. Patterson is said to never leave home without a .22-caliber Magnum in his boot.

by Anonymousreply 1110/18/2013

We'd be happy to. And we would take all of the money we send to you red states that keep you afloat.

by Anonymousreply 110/14/2013

Isn't it interesting how the intolerant, intolerable shits who claim to be the only real Americans, who by rights OWN the nation, are exactly the imprudent, callous and crazy fools who constantly bring up secession?

Never mind secession. How about just dropping dead from the poison of your hate, Mr. Patterson et al?

by Anonymousreply 210/14/2013

Agreed, r2!

by Anonymousreply 310/14/2013

I think this speaks for most blue states when it comes to talk of secession by red states or any kind of separation from them:

by Anonymousreply 410/14/2013

[quote] It was similar to petitions filed by people in Alabama, Louisiana and other states

Can you imagine how quickly these states will make Calcutta look like the first world if they were actually made to survive without fed. help?

I'm certainly up for the experiment!

by Anonymousreply 510/14/2013

They're the pussies whining about things so they're the ones who should leave. All those Texas "real men" who turn out to be whining pussies.

by Anonymousreply 610/14/2013

We're witnessing the second rise of the Confederacy... and like before, it's a confederacy of dunces. Idiots. Morons. Bigots. And just plain hateful assholes.

Texas could turn Blue sooner than you think though. It wouldn't take much effort I don't think.

by Anonymousreply 710/14/2013

The Repugs will use voter suppression to keep it red as long as they can. Also TV advertising, big negative campaigns, work well for them on the local level.

by Anonymousreply 810/14/2013

There are several petitions here to recall Ted Cruz. We can dream.

by Anonymousreply 910/14/2013

Seems not a day goes by that someone is attention-whoring himself/herself with Civil War-like speechifying with pumping up the so-called "Conservative" view of what are really sycophantic, ignorant, racist, xenophobic, and homophobic uselessness from Republicans.

In other words: [italic]Live Trolls[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 1010/15/2013

R10, so-called "conservatism" is right. These people do not have a basic understanding of traditional conservatism. Being "illiberal" is not the same as being "conservative", although that is what it has apparently devolved to.

by Anonymousreply 1110/18/2013
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