Texas Republicans Unsuccessful at Secession

You can read about it here.


10 thoughts on “Texas Republicans Unsuccessful at Secession

  1. Lyle Smith December 6, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    … or Texas Republicans successfully vote down calls for succession by fringe Texas Republicans.

    That is a more honest assessment, I think.

    • Brooks D. Simpson December 6, 2015 / 2:13 pm

      I don’t think it’s “more honest.” For one thing, it’s secession, not succession.

      • Lyle Smith December 6, 2015 / 2:17 pm

        I think you’re wrong and being dishonest.

        Of course, I know it is secession. I have imperfect typing skills just like you.

        • Brooks D. Simpson December 6, 2015 / 2:55 pm

          Tell that to the Texas Republicans who embraced the idea of secession.

          But I notice that you went from “less honest” (the reverse of “more honest”) to “dishonest.” As I shared the link to the story, I was being rather transparent … had I reported the story without the link, that would have been “dishonest.”

          Somehow I thought you might be more critical of the Texas Republicans who proposed this. But I understand your priorities.

          • Lyle Smith December 6, 2015 / 5:44 pm

            The title of this thread says “Texas Republicans”. You’ve made it seem like it is all Texas Republicans. Of course that isn’t the case because the majority of Texas Republicans don’t support secession. That is all I am trying to point out.

            And as you can probably infer from my use of the word fringe… I happen to agree with the Texas Democrat who has described the secession Republican folks as being fringe Texas Republicans. They are the fringe and they do not speak for Texas Republicans as a whole. We can both be happy with this fact.

            USA! USA! USA! 🙂

          • Brooks D. Simpson December 6, 2015 / 9:25 pm

            That’s your interpretation of the title to the post. The proposers certainly weren’t Texas Democrats. Not all Texas Republicans were secessionists. But all secession supporters were Republican. 🙂 This was not the case in 1860. 🙂

  2. The Other Mark December 6, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    There is one successful Calhounist initiative in the U.S. – the sanctuary cities movement in which over 100 municipalities are defying the federal government in violation of applicable laws.

      • The Other Mark December 7, 2015 / 6:12 pm

        And a successful one, unlike the secession movement. By the way, recently read The Civil War in the East and enjoyed it. Hope the royalties from my purchase at least cover a good cup of coffee for you! 🙂

  3. bob carey December 7, 2015 / 7:16 am

    The fact of the matter is that secessionist had enough votes to move the proposal out of the resolutions committee, and bring it to a vote on the executive level. This may constitute more than just a fringe element of the Party.

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