Republican Primary Voters Think USA Trying to Overtake Texas

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Bad news for many of your neighbors: the USA already invaded Texas, annexed it, and it’s now part of the United States of America. Get used to it.

Public Policy Polling recently checked the pulse of GOP primary voters and found a shocking number that consider the country is trying to overtake one its states. It doesn’t make sense unless you throw sense out of the window and find some way to spit on the very concept of evidence. To start with, 76% of Rick Perry supporters believe this nonsense. Another 7% aren’t sure, crazy in its own right, so really, 83% of Perry supporters are factually incompetent.

Among Cruz supporters, a majority 56% are on board the wacko wagon. The highest percentage for a non-Texas candidate is Scott Walker’s 36%. The lowest percentage is Chris Christie’s supporters at 15%.

A lot of this, of course, comes from the ludicrous Jade Helm Texas invasion conspiracy. The spokesman for the American Clown Association, East Texas US Rep. Louie Gohmert, gives his approval to the whole conspiracy:

When the federal government begins, even in practice, games or exercises, to consider any U.S. city or state in “hostile” control and trying to retake it, the message becomes extremely calloused and suspicious.

Such labeling tends to make people who have grown leery of federal government overreach become suspicious of whether their big brother government anticipates certain states may start another civil war or be overtaken by foreign radical Islamist elements which have been reported to be just across our border.

Of national Republicans, a full 32% think Texas best fear its own government lest it to be taken over. It begs the question: and then what? Will the United States go as far as making Texas a state? With US representatives, senators, and federal fund allocation? How horrible that would be.

When do we admit to ourselves there is no more possibility for reasonability prevailing in the Republican Party? These are the people who select one of our two candidates (don’t pretend otherwise) candidates for president? It’s bad.


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Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman has been a BOR staff writer since 2011. A graduate of the University of Texas, Ben has worked on campaigns, in political consulting, and has written for other news outlets like Think Progress. Ben considers campaign finance reform the fundamental challenge of our time because it distorts almost every other issue in American politics.

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