April 15, 2009

Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) May Go Civil War On America and Pull Texas Out of the Union

I must admit that I didn't pay much attention to the Tea Parties taking place around the country today. I figured it was primarily a bunch of noise from rich Republicans and the Fox Network. However, it seems that Texas governor Rick Perry was feeling very comfortable with the Texas Tea Party.

The folks at Texas Politics blog provided this audio-tape of Gov. Perry indicating that he wouldn't be against Texas pulling out of the Union. Listen to Gov. Perry for yourself:

Speaking with reporters after a tea party rally in Austin today, Gov. Rick Perry said Texas can leave the union if it wants to:
"Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that," Perry said. "My hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention. We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what may come of that."
Perry also was asked whether the tea party anti-tax rallies are part of a growing national movement.
"I have never seen the power of the grassroots as antimated and as focused and as coordinated...It is a very powerful moment in American history.

"I would suggest that members of congress who are filing for election or re-election in eight months are listening."

"They're hearing everyday working folks saying, 'Listen, it's out of control. We're trying to live our lives and you're strangling us with your spending and your taxation
Is the anger and frustration of the Republican Party so strong against the Obama administration that they are actually talking about pulling out some Confederate Civil War strategy in the 21st century?


Monica Roberts said...

That hairspray Rick Perry's using has polluted his damned mind.

Homeland Colors said...

Why is it that when people said "The Iraq War" they were nearly accused of treason by most conservative commentators, and when a Republican hints at Civil War they cheer him on?

Villager said...

Monica - I simply never understand why Republicans say some of the things that they say. I wonder if Rick Perry is going to walk back on these remarks?

Homeland Colors - Things that make you go 'Hmmmmmmm'!

msladydeborah said...

The GOP is full of clowns! This is just another example of a human wind machine blowing bulls***!

Texas gets its share of tax money and if their governor is going to pull out of the union let's help them by withholding the funds. If Texas is so big and bad then let him figure out how to fund his state.

He is a real a-hole supreme!

Villager said...

Lady D - Amen! His remarks seem like treason in the criminal sense. I suspect that he will sing a different tune the next time a hurricane hits Texas or the border patrol needs assistance. He'll be lovin' him some US-of-A at that point...

Eddie G. Griffin said...

Texas is not as far away from the Civil War as many people think. Texans expressed their hatred for John F. Kennedy before they assassinated him.

Villager said...

Eddie - I see that this story struck a nerve in the media. I understood Perry's motivation more when I learned that he may face Kay Hutchinson in his bid for re-election next year...