Texas Republican Wants State To Leave U.S. Over Obama Win

Updated: Nov. 10, 2012 3:05 p.m.

A Republican official in Texas called for his state to separate from the United States and the “maggots” who reelected President Barack Obama in a newsletter he sent out this week.

Peter Morrison, who serves as treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, wrote in his post-election newsletter that there was a clear solution to the problem of Obama’s re-election.

“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.”

“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,” he wrote.

The contents of the letter were first reported by the Texas Observer and TFN Insider.

Morrison also wrote that “many members of minority groups are simply racist against the party most white people happen to vote for.” He singled out Asian Americans, who he said should be Republican “as they earn more money and pay more in taxes than white Americans.”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy reported that Hardin County Republican Party Chairman Kent Batman was surprised by the content of Morrison’s Tea Party newsletter.

“Wow,” Batman said. “OK, well — I guess I need to start taking a look at his newsletters.”

Correction: This post has been updated to show that the Texas Observer and TFN Insider first reported on the contents of the newsletter.

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