Friday, April 17, 2009

What's Wrong with Texas?

Poll: 31% Of Texans Say State Has Right To Secede -- 18% Would Vote In Favor Of Doing It!
By Eric Kleefeld
Here's some good news (kind of) for the cause of Constitutional Unionism: According to a new Rasmussen poll, only 31% of likely voters in Texas think the state has the right to secede.

DeLay defends Gov. Perry, explains how Texas could secede from the Union.
By Satyam Khanna
Yesterday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) raised the specter of his state seceding from the Union “if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people.” Today on MSNBC, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay offered a staunch defense of Perry’s statement, saying the Texas governor was “standing up for [Texas’s] sovereignty.” DeLay elaborately explained how Texas could secede:

Chuck Norris Wants to Run for President ... of Texas
Though you might have thought the Republic of Texas murmurings were constrained to a few lone biker clubs or trailer-sized headquarters somewhere, Norris says the undercurrent of separatist fervor runs thicker than anyone knew...

Palin's brand of crazy was just the tip of the iceberg
by David Waldman
Connect your own dots.
September 2, 2008: Sarah Palin's "First Dude" Todd turns out to have been a registered member of the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party.
November 4, 2008: America laughs in Sarah Palin's crazy wingnut face one last time, and finishes her candidacy off with the GOP "superstar's" approval ratings swirling the bowl.
April 5, 2009: Pittsburgh cop killer Richard Poplawski's best friend Edward Percovic made a special point of telling reporters:
We recently discovered that 30 states had declared sovereignty. One of his concerns was why were these major events in America not being reported to the public.
April 6, 2009: Palin, responding to the North Korean missile test, says: (more here)

Real patriots, these folks.

Glenn Beck: Secession Or Suicide
by Jason Linkins
Yesterday, I couldn't help but feel cheated that the doom-rooming, gasoline-pouring, fake-sobbing, out-freaking Glenn Beck went all the way to the Alamo for the Fox Teabag Party Day and not give America that quintessential "54/40 or Fight!" moment that we all deserved to experience. Turns out, he saved that moment for later, when, while appearing on On The Record, he and Greta Van Susteren got onto the subject of Texas secession. Yes! Secession! It's not just for Vermont academics and Sarah Palin's spouse anymore, I guess!

Deep Thought
Conservatives are so incensed by warnings about the threat of right wing radicalism that they're considering overthrowing the federal government.
--Josh Marshall

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