This is why your party has to have an honest conversation with itself over its future. If you want to go the way of the Whigs - be my guest but understand that Texas will be Blue in a few cycles. You may want to rethink this whole notion that electing racist local officials is somehow a variable path forward. Over at The digitaljournal Greta McClain writes:
Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, wrote a column for the Texas Conservative News newsletter in which he called Obama supporters “idiots” and "maggots". He also claimed that the minority groups who heavily supported the President were "simply racist". He went on to specifically point a finger at Asian Americans, saying they earn more money and pay more taxes than white Americans and should therefore be Republicans. Morrison also said that Romney was correct when he said 47 percent of Americans would vote against him because of "government dependency".What Greta does not cover explicitly though in her piece is that Peters comments went further beyond just calling us maggots. He had a full melt down. At the end of his editorial rant - I don't know what to call it - he makes an appeal to fight against Texas House Speaker Joe Straus's reelection. Joe Straus won his primary against the Tea party candidates of his city. This guy is recommending that they go even further to the right. That they should double down on the batshit crazy, If this is who is doing your messaging GOP - Then I can only dance for joy that Texas will be a bright blue state in my lifetime. Yes - please double down on all the insane stuff that has been rejected soundly by the American people. You can read the full thing here if you can stomach it - Texas Conservative News
Romney is a numbers guy, and so we now know he was absolutely correct when he stated behind closed doors that 47% of the nation was automatically against him because of government dependency; Obama only needed a few “useful idiots” to deliver the election. I think Romney saw the polls last week and decided on a risky strategy of playing for Pennsylvania as his only way out. Just as it was 149 years ago, the fate of the nation was decided in Pennsylvania. The Romney campaign may be remembered as the Pickett’s charge of the conservative movement, a last desperate effort to stave off the cruel arithmetic of superior numbers overcoming principle and valor.He fully believes that what Romney said about the 47% was correct. This is the conservative mind bared raw after the election. His breathe of stupid is beyond the pale. He is most likely one of those silly patriots that signed the online petition to secede from the union. He views this election through the right wing goggle of was all those gosh darn lazy dependents! Most likely that class of moochers!
If we can take comfort in anything, it’s that the debt and spending binge of the federal government cannot go on forever. If something cannot go on forever, at some point it must stop. Like the remainder of Lee’s army after Gettysburg, it is our duty to keep fighting to the bitter end, in hopes that Providence might shine upon our cause before it is too late. We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity. 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.We are nothing but baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists and freedom! We are supposed to compromise with these people? I can only hope his is just a snap shot but it is hard not to conclude that this is the republican orthodoxy.
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.These guys are stuck in the past. Thankfully we have moved forward.
In the near term, we have very important battle coming up for the Texas House Speaker. Joe Straus is once again being challenged by a true conservative. Start calling your state representatives now to let them know that we will remember how they vote in 2014. If voting is the best revenge, the low turnout of an off-year Republican primary will offer many opportunities for payback. I’m sure I’ll be in touch as the situation develops.
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