Texas Republicans’ Reaction to the Election: Buy Guns, Secede

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How did Texas Republicans react to Obama and the national Democrats’ very good night? By hailing Texas as the conservative Shangri-La that will show the nation the way, or at least serve as a safe haven while Socialist America descends into an orgy of gay-married pot smokers and Black Panthers using Obamaphones to order free government pizzas.

Here’s Austin conservative blogger Robbie Cooper (who, by the way, predicted that if Obama lost, “black folks… will riot over the pending loss of their EBT cards and other government entitlements”):

Here was Michael Quinn Sullivan, an Austin-based kneecapper who leads frequent ideological purges of Republicans deemed “moderate” or “liberal” and has all the subtlety and political imagination of a piece of scrap iron:

And here’s Josh Treviño, who recently returned to the employ of the corporate-funded Texas Public Policy Foundation after very short stints at The Guardian and Texas Monthly:

But perhaps the most apocalyptic take came from Peter Morrison, a tea party activist from Lumberton who puts out a newsletter for right-wing activists. “Hyperbolic” doesn’t even begin to capture Morrison’s screed and its blatant racism rightfully belongs in a different category than Sullivan or Treviño’s. Morrison manages to insult liberals, Asian-Americans, Latinos, blacks, and if you think about it, most white people too:

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.

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“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.

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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.

The last time there was this much loose talk about secession, slavery was the cause. This time, it’s over… the peaceful re-election of a black man by a majority of the country. Pure coincidence, I’m sure. Actually, in Morrison’s case, it really isn’t a coincidence—he explicitly throws himself in with ole Robert E. Lee, still waving that bloody flag and nursing the wounds inflicted during the War of Northern Aggression.

You might marvel at how far we have come from slavery to Barack Obama’s second term. But Morrison doesn’t see progress, he suspects a growing cancer within the body politic. Obama didn’t eke out a relatively narrow victory by convincing a majority of voters to give him a second term—no, an alien “They” snatched the nation from its rightful owners.

The problem for the Morrisons of America right now is that there is no way to get away from the dread “They.” Not even in the Republic of Texas. Especially not Texas. This state may never become the blue enclave that many Democrats expect will come soon. But the “They”—black, brown, Asian, immigrant, young— are the present and future of Texas. The “They” is increasingly “We, the People.” Sorry. Those who refuse to learn to live (and hopefully love) this new multi-cultural, multi-racial state and nation deserve to lose every election from here to Kingdom Come.

Forrest Wilder, a native of Wimberley, Texas, is associate editor of the Observer. Forrest specializes in environmental reporting and runs the “Forrest for the Trees” blog. Forrest has appeared on Democracy Now!, The Rachel Maddow Show and numerous NPR stations. His work has been mentioned by The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Time magazine and many other state and national publications. Other than filing voluminous open records requests, Forrest enjoys fishing, kayaking, gardening and beer-league softball. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • http://www.urbangrounds.com Robbie C

    My statement about blacks rioting if Obama lost wasn’t a prediction. I was merely repeating what black people themselves were tweeting pre-election. They weren’t just tweeting that they would riot, but were actually listing the loss of their EBT cards as one of the primary reasons.

    http://twitchy.com/2012/11/02/as-election-day-nears-obama-supporters-step-up-riot-threats/

    But I’m sure you’ll find reason to dismiss this, as it doesn’t fit your narrative, does it?

    • http://twitter.com/CitizenObservr OccupyYourLocalMedia

      Meanwhile, White students are shouting racial slurs and rioting because they can no longer boink their sister with impunity.

    • http://twitter.com/SamDavis15 Sam Davis

      The tweets you refer to were undoubtedly sent by those like you who were looking to use falsehood to stir up the public. Your brand of hatred may sell among rednecks and other uninformed whites, but as the last two elections have shown, we are ready to move past the mental midgets that want to cling to the past. If you need additional proof (although I don’t think you bother with insignificant things like “facts and truth”, look at how the NRA’s PAC did. $11 million for zilch.

      • http://www.urbangrounds.com Robbie C

        Well, Sam, you are a moron. Because those tweets were sent by actual Obama-loving twitter accounts. Go ahead and click through a few of their full timelines. You’ll see it’s true.

        I’m sure you’ll also claim that all these tweets immediately following Barry’s re-election — the jubilant reaction to getting to keep their foodstamps — are also sock-puppets:

        http://twitchy.com/2012/11/07/entitled-obama-supporters-rejoice-that-they-can-keep-their-food-stamps/

        Your myopia is impressive, though. I’ll give you that.

        • http://twitter.com/SamDavis15 Sam Davis

          Robbie, I’m a moron who got my candidate elected, Twice. You’re just a pitiful racist whose time is passing. Hang onto those guns cause that is obviously all the manhood you have. Four more years of Obama, isn’t is just too sweet?????

          • http://twitter.com/Colony14 Colony14Author

            Playing the race card is all you can do? Get over it, lefties. We reject your socialist ideologies, not your skin color.

          • http://www.facebook.com/pandonodrim Ryan Rittenhouse

            You don’t even know what a “socialist ideology” is. You simply use that label to disguise your bigotry and fear.

            There is nothing socialist about Obama. He is a conservative politician and probably the most centrist president we’ve had in decades. You are misusing these terms to try and distract people from the fact that you are, in all probability, racist ideologues who know nothing about any of these issues.

            There are plenty of things to criticize Obama on, none of which require fabricating realities to suit your own prejudice and preconception.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=755399413 Karl Meyer

    I saw Obama get over 40% of the vote in Texas…someday soon these racist morons are going to find that more people disagree with their xenophobic, backwoods thinking.

    • Pamela Irwin

      Agreed! Would LOVE it if they put it up for a REAL vote. I’d bet they would get very, very few votes – heck, even most conservative Republicans in Texas wouldn’t vote for secession! They act like they speak for Texas but the world needs to know they are a very, very, very small minority…..truly the lunatic fringe!

      • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.brooks.146 Elizabeth Brooks

        All these liberals on here don’t know squat about how TRUE Texans feel…can’t speak for those in different areas here in the Lone Star state but here in east texas we love God ..family …freedom to worship,choose who we feel is best to support our values…..Infiltration of non-Texans & liberal teachers have brain-washed our younger generation that is on a destructive path without real truths & moral values…….don’t beleive it……just read these post……God help us.

    • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.brooks.146 Elizabeth Brooks

      THE MOST RACIST PEOPLE ARE THE ONES ALWAYS ACCUSING OTHERS OF BEING RACIST….YOU LIBERAL URBAN ROACH-INFESTED CONCRETE JUNGLE, FILTHY,STINKING,TWO-CELLED BRAIN, NO COMMON SENSE CITY URBANOID…..Country folks can survive!…nuff said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=597966333 Ryan Schumacher

    The amazing thing to me is that Republicans aren’t looking at this election and noticing that they came very close to winning the White House despite trying very hard to alienate very large groups of people–like women, for example. They don’t seem to be thinking about how to win over more people; however, they do seem to be thinking they should just double down on the extremism and literally cut themselves off from their fellow Americans.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jltorre1 Jose Torres

      hehe…One always doubles down before admitting failure. “It was not that I had a bad strategy….it was that I didn’t have enough resources”. That’s a Dilbert-like maxim for poor thinking in a business. In politics, it is because they didn’t nominate someone conservative enough. Mitt is a good man and perhaps he can (or could have been) a good President. But double down! Double down!

      • http://twitter.com/all4roc Gova Rubio

        and that’s really scary. I do not want a one-party Republic. It’s a bad, bad thing.

      • http://twitter.com/Colony14 Colony14Author

        If I sell a good product but my competitor is subsidized by the government I will go out of business. My failure has nothing to do with my abilities or strategies. It has to do with power given to some at the expense of others.

    • http://twitter.com/Colony14 Colony14Author

      Refusing to give “free stuff” to single women is to “alienate” them? Romney won the married woman vote, by the way. Obama won the “gimme free stuff” vote. It is that simple. And that is what is destroying the nation. Charging race and gender into the argument is nothing more than a way to hide the truth.

  • not_Bridget

    How could the new Republic of Texas function without its cities? Austin, Dallas, San Antonio & Houston all had majorities (large to slim) voting for Obama….
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    • http://twitter.com/Colony14 Colony14Author

      The cities will remain. But their welfare recipients would relocate to California, Illinois, and New York. Good. let them go.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XX5TH5GKHUPHKMAQT5S7GAAR2E JC

        Your misguided belief that Democrats are not successful financially, that you are dealing with a welfare class of people who have no interest in improving themselves, is what will ultimately be the final demise of the Republican Party. You cannot fight what you can’t see. And you and yours are choosing not to see a clear picture of who the Democratic supporters really are. Too bad for you.

  • T.G. Caraway

    Even Robert E. Lee seen the light at Appomattox Courthouse! Hate is the only thing right wingers know, it will destroy them in the end.

    • http://twitter.com/Colony14 Colony14Author

      I’ll bet Robert E. Lee was educated enough not to have used “seen” in place of “saw.” You must have gone to a liberal school that gives good grades without effort.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501912172 T.G. Caraway

        Sorry to disappoint you Colony14Author. Just C’s and D’s in English from Lorenzo High School. That rural public school education might not have been the best but it taught me to use my 1st amendment rights. At least I don’t get my history from Fox News!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amorette-Allison/1163340223 Amorette Allison

    Many of us up north would not mind at all if Texas were to go away. Replace Texas with Puerto Rico and we take care of the star problem on the flag. Of course, Texas gets more from the federal gov’t in dollars than it pays in so they might regret that move very quickly.

    • http://twitter.com/all4roc Gova Rubio

      While it’s true that I’m surrounded by Republicans who refuse to take down their “Romney/Ryan” yard signs, my next door neighbor and I are true Democrats. We always will be. I don’t know what happened to us but I put the blame squarely on Carl Rove and the pack of wolves who came to Texas to get Nitwit GWB, elected. Don’t throw Texas away just yet. Not while there are still Democrats living in her and have been here since the get-go.

      • tom rogers

        I sure won’t, Gova Rubio. I agree that the miscreants calling for secession and/or revolution do not represent all of Texas. Great good luck to those of you who remain patriotic in it’s true sense.

      • ekwhite

        Rubio, I sure hope you are right. The talk I am hearing from the right wing is extremely dangerous. It may not be safe for you to live in Texas much longer.

        • stormkite

          The wingnuts don’t have anything like an exclusive lock on dangerous. Also they’re badly outnumbered. Yes, they’re excessively overarmed but what they haven’t learned is that reading SoF and watching Red Dawn does not a guerrilla make. It’ll get very ugly but it’s by no means a foregone conclusion.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XX5TH5GKHUPHKMAQT5S7GAAR2E JC

        Can we come in and rescue you? Give you advance warning before we put up the border fence so you can escape? We would welcome you in the North.

    • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.brooks.146 Elizabeth Brooks

      Texas don’t need this left-wing, turning their back on God country…..False history and indoctrinated liberals to think as programmed……that dog want hunt down here…….we think on our own and will fight for truth and our principles…this once great country is going to the sewer…nuff said.

    • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.brooks.146 Elizabeth Brooks

      We could care less what you arrogant yankees think about Texas…..Don’t like our way of thinking…keep your sorry butt outta here…..thats whats wrong with our state now…..all the liberal sewer flowing into the state from the north……keep your progressive thinking up there………here we go again……another..”war of northern aggression”……..all we want from anyone…..is to be left alone……..people like you makes states want to secede.

  • Angelo_Frank

    Demographics are causing the walls to close in on these relics that fully intend to cause mayhem before they relinquish power through peaceful elections.

  • worfington

    The best thing for America would be the secession of the south. There are two Americas. If you compare the electoral red/blue map of today with a map from the 1850′s, you’ll see that the red parts today closely align with the slave holding states and territories of yesterday. The civil war may have been won militarily, but the hearts and minds of the slave states never changed. Its conservative ideology recognizes only the freedom to exploit as legitimate. I, for one, am a strong advocate for southern secession. The confederacy is like a cancerous lump on the ass of America. We will be a healthier, richer, stronger, more just nation when the cancer has been removed.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jltorre1 Jose Torres

      Divorce is not a solution.

      • worfington

        It most definitely is a solution. There is nothing sacrosanct about 50 states. And frankly there is no good reason not to split up the country. It would be far better for the entire world if the US ceased to exist in its current, imperialist form.

        • http://twitter.com/Colony14 Colony14Author

          Exactly. The conservatives and the leftists will never agree. Let the lefties have socialism in half the states, and let the conservatives have liberty in the other half.

      • http://twitter.com/Colony14 Colony14Author

        Divorce is necessary because murder would only land you in jail.

    • not_Bridget

      Check out a less simplistic map. You’ll find islands of blue in many red states. (You’re posting at a site sponsored by Texas liberals.) You will also see red areas in the blue states. Demographics will make the blue areas grow here in Texas–& in other areas throughout the South.

      I’m glad your ancestors did not have the same feeling about letting the USA go to Hell & letting slavery survive. Of course, if secession had been allowed, you would now be living in a much whiter little country. Perhaps you would be happier….

      • http://twitter.com/Colony14 Colony14Author

        Slavery is not an issue. Why did you bring it up? You clearly want to intentionally confuse the issue. the issue is socialism versus liberty. White conservatives are more than happy to live with blacks and Hispanics who endorse liberty, responsibility, and productive work. It is not white versus black or white versus Hispanic. It is producers versus parasites. You are insulting blacks and Hispanics by assuming they are all parasites. Shame on you. Your viewpoint is repulsive.

        • Canadian

          What’s repulsive is people who keep confusing exploitative economics with liberty. You seem to always remember “liberty”, but how do you always forget “life” and “the pursuit of happiness”? These three are supposed to be balanced.

    • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.brooks.146 Elizabeth Brooks

      You don’t know the true history concerning that war…..like everyone else indoctrinated and lied to by northern union teachers immediately after the war….To tell the truth of that war would be confessing to going against the constitution……the war started over the 40% + hike in taxes & tariffs on southern exports that the tyrannical north commanded……south said no…..S. Carolina seceded 1st…followed by other southern states…Texas was 6th to leave…..the north couldn’t survive without sucking the taxes from the south…..thus they came after us……slavery didn’t become an issue until 2 yrs later………..Lincoln said himself….”If I could save the Union without freeing a slave I do it”……His..Amancipation Proclamation..only feed slaves in so-called slave states in the south…..not the ones in the north…….in fact Robert E. Lee, the southern general had freed the slaves he inherited immediately……..Ulysses S. Grant, the northern general didn’t free his slaves until after the war……plus did you know that the slaves were bought over here on northern slave ships under the stars & stripes not on southern ships……and this ain’t 1% of all of the other mistruths that been taught…..not enough time or space to continue……check with your own northern historian…Judge Andrew Napolitanto….constitutionalist & historian…..a lot of us hasn’t bought the lies.

  • http://conservatives.are.terrorists/ Dr. Matt

    Texas….please leave. You won’t be missed. Without the Fed Texas would have never balanced their budget. Texas is a blood sucking maggot of a state.

    • tom rogers

      Texas will manage without the help of the Federal Government. The wealthy oil barons and land developers will just take away what little is left of the safety net, and the poor will work for food, or starve.

      • http://conservatives.are.terrorists/ Dr. Matt

        How can Texas manage without the Fed? They already proved THEY CANNOT. Are you saying you want your new Texas Nation to be Fascist where wealthy oil barons and land developers support the Government? Aaaaaah, enough said. Thanks for playing….

      • Canadian

        Tom Rogers: You might be on to something here. If I remember my history correctly, in the 30′s there was a politician who became pretty popular and was democratically elected on a similar platform (of course he eventually had to nationalize those oil barons). I think this guy was in Germany. I can’t remember his name, though. “Hitter” or something, I think. I’ll have to Conservapedia it.

    • Kirk Pitman

      Really Dr. Matt? Me… I am native Texan. The best thing that ever happened to me was being born Texan. I voted for Obama. And you, sound like some carpet bagger, can leave the state if you feel that way. And if you aren’t from here then that shows. You are an ass.

      • http://conservatives.are.terrorists/ Dr. Matt

        I proudly left that POS state 5 years ago. I hope ever Texan rots in hell.

    • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.brooks.146 Elizabeth Brooks

      You are full of yankee crap…..If anybody sucks, it’s your Liberal ass….Texas don’t put up with progressives bullcrap from stinkin DC or any other queer bait blue state…..beleive me, A lot of us wants to be loosed from this liberal leftwing bunch of crooks in the whitehouse……YALL DANG SURE WANT BE MISSED.

  • Trackerfrank

    As a normal person from Massachusetts I hope the whole south succeeds & leaves us alone so they can try to survive on their own

    • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.brooks.146 Elizabeth Brooks

      All we ever wanted was to be left alone……but heck no the outsiders thought they could cram their liberal indoctrination down our throats to think like them…we our conservative people (us country people,not the urban zombies)….as for as surviving….don’t know about the inter city roach dens…….but us country folks can take care of our own….we grow our crops raise & butcher our cattle & hogs & plenty of deer and we have good wells….Texas has plenty of springs for water…..not counting plenty of oil & natural gas…….we would love…..to be left alone.

      like I said from the start…….just leaves us alone.

  • Pamela Irwin

    I’m a 5th generation Texan who remembers the REAL Texas that had a Democratic majority. It wasn’t until the influx of evangelicals from other states that Texas turned red & we’ve been an embarrassment ever since. We used to have good schools, good healthcare, good roads, & a government we could be proud of. Texas Democrats gave us LBJ, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Lloyd Bentsen, Sam Rayburn, Barefoot Sanders, etc etc, etc. Republicans gave us Shrub & Good-hair. I’m just waiting for the Dems to win back control of Texas (which should be within the next decade) so we can return to being a great state again.

    • Kirk Pitman

      I remember that too….. are you married? HAR

  • E.A. Blair

    I say GO! The rest of the country won’t miss you – in fact, we’ll be glad to get rid of a source of constant and repeated embarrassment. Just make sure that there’s a high enough wall around the place to prevent infiltration.

    • Kirk Pitman

      You must not truly be a Texan. It is Texas do or die for me. I voted for Obama and Im not going anywhere. You must be from Texas to truly understand what it is to be a Texan. It isn’t D or R. It is voting for the right person for the right job. We have misplaced that about us. But it’s coming back.

  • ekwhite

    While I would love to tell Texas not to let the door hit you where God split you, as my Grandma used to say, this would lead to another Civil War. If Texas or any other state tries to secede, it would be catastrophic.

    • http://twitter.com/Colony14 Colony14Author

      It would not be catastrophic. The Soviet Union dissolved into separate republics, without war of bloodshed. Do the former citizens of the Soviet Union deserve freedom more than Americans?

      • Alise D.F.

        Do you not remember Chechnya? That wasn’t so peaceful a departure from the Soviet Union. What about Yugoslavia breaking up into smaller countries? Massive, bloody war there.

        No, there is no peaceful way that Texas or any other state could secede from the US. Nor should we.

        The whole notion of secession just because a particular candidate lost is pretty much the same as not wanting to share the sandbox with the other kids at park. A lot of us voted for Obama and would have accepted it if he had not won; we would not be wasting time on foolish notions of secession.

  • http://www.facebook.com/theresa.pye Theresa Pye

    Texas Dems need to band together.

  • http://twitter.com/Colony14 Colony14Author

    Morrison is spot-on. It has nothing to do with Oba,a’s skin color. It has everything to do with his collectivist and fascist ideology.

    • stormkite

      I understand that you don’t and possibly can’t read, and that you know less than nothing about political or economic history. That’s cool. Not everyone needs to.

      However, you’d be better off if you’d learn that other people DO read and DO follow politics and history. You might make less of a fool of yourself, or at least learn to do it in private.

    • Canadian

      So, Colony14Author, is Obama or a fascist or a Marxist? Which is he? They are mutually exclusive beliefs. The fact that so many Republicans accuse Obama of being one or the other (or both!) indicates that those people really have no idea what they’re talking about, and that they’re making it up.

  • Guest

    The red states that want secession just need to create a new currency back by gold or silver and they would win against any socialist US government.

  • mp

    The red states that want secession just need to create a new currency backed by gold or silver and they would win against any socialist US government that is heading towards a financial crisis. No matter how much the government makes promises or bails you out without a strong currency we are a dead duck.

  • Guest

    The red states that want secession just need to create a new currency back by gold or silver and they would win against any socialist US government that is headed towards a financial crisis. No matter how many promises the government makes or how many bailouts they offer will not matter when the dollar is dead. Everyone that has a head on their shoulders would want the sound money over fiat money any day.

    • Canadian

      lol Yeah, gold-backed currency is DEFINITELY the way to go (sarcasm). Good luck with that.

  • mp

    The red states that want secession just need to create a new currency backed by gold or silver and they would win against any socialist US government that is headed towards a financial crisis. No matter how many promises the government makes or how many bailouts they offer will not matter when the dollar is dead. Everyone that has a head on their shoulders would want the sound money over fiat money any day.

  • bob

    Ok let Texas leave and when Mexico decides to invade and take back there old stomping around no federal government to help. And believe me an entire national military against a militia from Texas wouldn’t even be close