Dissatisfaction with the result of the 2012 election is a hot-button topic in some states these days. In our continuing coverage of the Texas secession petition saga, the treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party in Texas, Peter Morrison, penned a newsletter in which he calls for an “amicable divorce” between the GOP in Texas and the “maggots” who cast their vote for President Obama.
Is it just me, or do the words “amicable divorce” and “maggots” just not go together?
“We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity,” Morrison wrote. “But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity.”
He continued with a call for Texas secession, arguing that the state was once its own country and could lead the way once again. An excerpt of Morrison’s newsletter, via the Texas Observer, reads:
“They’ re-elected Obama last night. He is their President. And we must admit to ourselves at some point, it is now their country. Just as Scotland is currently contemplating her own independence from Great Britain, it is time for the more conservative constituent parts of this country to consider whether this sacred union is really quite so sacred anymore…
“In this respect, Texas can lead the way. Texas was once its own country, and many Texans already think in nationalist terms about their state. We need to do everything possible to encourage a long-term shift in thinking on this issue. Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years.”
Morrison also touched on the rising GOP concern of race, saying: “many members of minority groups are simply racist against the party that most white people happen to vote for.”
Mediaite reports that Kent Batman, chairman of the Hardin County Republican Party, does not share the views espoused in Morrison’s newsletter. Indeed, he expressed complete incredulity when he was told about the letter: “Wow,” Batman replied. “OK, well — I guess I need to start taking a look at his newsletters.”
Governor Rick Perry is also opposed to the Texas secession movement, reports USA Today.