Peter Morrison, the treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, isn't exactly a high powered Republican leader, but his pouty, whiny screeching is indicative of too many conservatives.
“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.
First, the issue of secession was settled 150 years ago. Second, it's doubtful that Texas, or any state, would survive without federal money. Texas received $259,196,392,892 in federal money, including grants, contracts, etc, in 2012. And I quote President Bartlet again: can we have it back, please?