Thursday, April 16, 2009

Deep in the heart of Texas

Apparently Gov. Perry is so offended that the federal government wants to give Texas money to assist their unemployed, he's talking about seceding from the Union. Needless to say it was well received by the crowd at the anti-Obama tea party where he was speaking. Most of those folks still have gotten over losing the Civil War, much less the last election.

Of course, not so long ago, Perry was complaining that the feds weren't helping him enough. So I guess his offense level depends on who's getting the help. If the money can be steered to crony contractors instead of poor people, it appears he can't get enough of it.

In any event, I don't think it's such a bad idea. Considering the core cabal of destructive far right politicians and their lobbyist group funders come from there, an amicable divorce works for me, just as long as we still get visiting rights for Austin.

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Blogger Brian Krenz said...

How does Austin survive there?

I can't believe Perry's comment - it is one of the most irresponsible things I have ever heard.

All of this politicking comes down to hatred for Obama. I'm beginning to think it's latent racism seeping out.

2:00:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Beginning to think Brian? The whole anti-Obama movement these people are drumming up is just code for "we hate that n*gger." Has been since the day he started running.

2:48:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Krenz said...

Good point.

I guess I just didn't want to believe it. But now it's just so blatant I don't have a choice.

Luckily these folks don't hold much sway. Most Americans are pleased with Obama. By supporting this tea bagging, the Republican party is shooting itself in the foot. They can't build a winning coalition solely out of the wingnuts. Why they don't know this is beyond me - oh well.

3:14:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That is the surprising part. The power GOPers are conniving and deceitful, but they're not really stupid. Why they don't see that the time for wedge issue politics is over is beyond me. And the irony is the more they push the ZOMG socialism meme, the more acceptable the concept will become to mainstream Americans. The fearmongering is going to backfire this time I think.

4:26:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Krenz said...

Worst case scenario is that the fearmongering goes ignored.

71% think Obama can handle the economy!

And I suspect it will ultimately backfire big time. There's no way for these people to come across as reasonable when they're waving signs around that compare Obama to Hitler. You don't have to know anything about anything to be able to say with confidence that those people are assholes.

4:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Many people died for our country in numerous wars to let secessionists
comments stand.

5:19:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Brian, I think they're just sadly deluded as much as anything. They believe what Beck and Limbaugh tell them.

Anon, Perry is irresponsible to fan the flames, but people have a right to think and say what they want. Like I said, I don't hate the idea at all, as long as the good people are allowed to leave unharmed.

7:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For once, Texas Governor Rick Perry is correct. Many conservative and libertarian Americans agree that the right of peaceful, democratic secession by state convention is a legitimate constitutional right of every state in the union.

There are only two solutions to the massive Washington national debt now threatening the economic future and prosperity of every productive American. One is peaceful secession on the state level from the Washington Empire leaving the illegitimate federal debts with the Washington and Wall Street interests who created the debts. The second alternative is a constitutional amendment by the states to cancel the Washington national debt. The cancel the Washington Debt by 12/21/2012 Constitutional Amendment is now online at

8:27:00 PM  

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