TX Governor Talks Secession

Yesterday I had to swing by the  Post Office to drop off a couple of Netflix returns and ran into the local “teabagger” protest…All 100 of the…maybe. All I could do was shake my head and wonder what exactly they were protesting. Do they even know? Was it taxes? Was it paying for the roads they drive? The bridges they cross? The schools they send their kids to? What the hell was this all about? Or was it because they lost an election?

Then you have all of the claims that these were bi-partisan protests. So if I understand this, they were protesting the very Republican politicians they just re-elected?

Speaking of re-elections…You can always tell when a Texas Republican is running for re-election…

TX Governor Talks Secession

You know the bipartisanship is deep when a minority-party governor starts talking secession. At a “tea party” tax protest in Austin today, Texas Governor Rick Perry did just that. The Huffington Post reports that an “animated” Perry, speaking before a flag-waving crowd cheering “secede!” called the protesters “patriots” and said that Texas’ joined the United States in 1845 with the understanding that it could pull out whenever it wanted to — like when the national government chooses a tax policy against Lone Star’s liking. “We’ve got a great union,” Perry said. “There’s absolutely not reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

via TX Governor Talks Secession – The Daily Beast.

Keep in mind folks, most Texas Democrats are considered to be to the right of the moderate Northern Republicans…Oh, I forgot there aren’t any left. So you can guess where that leaves Texas Republicans. Oh, come to think about it, that is the National Republican Party. And people wonder why Republicans are feeling marginalized. I can’t say I feel the same wonder…

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