Texas GOP official pushes secession, calls Obama voters ‘maggots’

President Barack Obama stands on stage after his victory speech at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama stands on stage after his victory speech at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama‘s re-election victory has been a hard loss for Republicans to swallow.

Among the chorus of outrageous comments coming from the right, one Texas GOP official is now advocating for a secession.

According to the Huffington Post, Hardin County Republican treasurer Peter Morrison thinks things would be better off if Texas just separated from the country.

“Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?” he wrote in his Tea Party newsletter this week.

He demanded an “amicable divorce” from the “maggots” who re-elected President Obama. More specifically, he doesn’t want to be associated with the non-white voters whom he said only voted for the president on an “ethnic basis.”

“Let each go her own way,” he wrote.

Several hundred readers receive Morrison’s newsletter and even more read it when it’s republished on Tea Party websites and redistributed by evangelical Republicans.

Kent Batman, chairman of the Hardin County Republican Party, was surprised to hear about Morrison’s column.

He told the Star-Telegram, “People around here are asking why Texas is so different from the rest of the country, why we see things so differently … but I don’t think a lot of people here are saying we ought to leave the Union.”

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