Texas GOP Official Wants Secession on the Primary Ballot - Houston Chronicle
Well, looky here. Back in June, Politico detailed the Kremlin propaganda machine’s nascent interest in this crackpot movement. Some of the Russian nationalists even suggested providing weapons and money to the secessionist kooks. Now, amazingly, we have a huge upsurge of interest from the usual suspects on the Putin-worshipping American right. Go figure.
As I commented at the time, Russian extremists probably make the understandable error of conflating this gang of nutcakes with the very serious secession movements they are used to seeing in their part of the world.
However, as Jesus said, “he who has ears, let him hear:” Clandestine Russian support might look like the pot at the end of the rainbow to scammers and political trollops who are used to fleecing rubes and suburban fringe dwellers, but they may want to think twice about accepting it. Scamming doofus yokels is one thing, scamming the Russian secret services and their political henchmen is something else altogether. How will the Russians react when they figure out that this “movement” is basically a huge joke and they have been had?.
A member of the executive committee for the Republican Party of Texas plans to introduce a resolution at the group’s next meeting, which would add to the party’s primary ballot a non-binding measure for Texas secession. Party leadership calls the prospect unlikely. Tanya Robertson, State Republican Executive Committee member for Senate District 11, which covers parts of Harris, Galveston and Brazoria counties, said she’ll present the resolution at the committee’s December 4 meeting in Austin, and that she already has support from a few other members. “There’s been a big groundswell of Texans that are getting into the Texas independence issue,” she said, citing conversations she’s had with constituents. “I believe conservatives in Texas should have a choice to voice their opinion.” Ever hopeful and determined, Texas secessionists face long, long odds Texas GOP chairman Tom Mechler said Tuesday that many resolutions are presented each year for consideration on the primary ballot, but that he did not believe sufficient support existed within the SREC to approve the secession item. Still, Robertson will present the resolution to a 12-member resolutions committee, which will decide whether or not it will face the full 60-member assembly on December 5 for a vote on its placement on the March 1 ballot.