Dear Mr. Morrow,
On behalf of the entire Burnt Orange Report staff, I’d like to congratulate you on your election last night to the chairmanship of the Travis County Republican Party. Well done, sir! While the rest of the state was hovering on the Secretary of State website to see just how many Texas Republicans hate Ted Cruz enough to vote against him (56.2%), @RobMorroLiberty was storming Twitter as news of your win became the Travis County election night story. Quite an accomplishment when three candidates avoiding costly runoffs in hotly contested Democratic races. Kudos!
Of course, the fact that you were tweeting about the…
Forgive the sudden change in topic, but I just saw your latest tweet and I have to share it with our BOR readers–it’s simply a fabulous introduction to who you are!
Honestly, not only did I have no idea about the possible affair between Karl Rove and a GOP blogger, I have never given Karl Rove’s personal life a single thought until this very minute. Wow, you are already introducing a completely new kind of thinking into the Travis County GOP. This is so exciting!
Back to last night: I would also like to commend you for taking a leadership role immediately, rather than waiting until June when your tenure as chair actually begins. If your statements on Twitter and your strong voice in dealing with mainstream media attention are any indication of your leadership style, the Travis County GOP is really in for something. Take your incredible interview with The Texas Tribune that’s been pinging across Facebook all morning, among pictures from the Supreme Court and the news that President Obama will be the keynote speaker at SXSW. (I should check your Twitter right now! I bet you have something to say about that.)
Honestly, I’m tempted to block quote the entire article but that really is the worst form possible. I’ll try to summarize, but I cannot encourage people enough to read the entire article because it will make their day. (And everyone will be forgiven for wondering if the Trib is spinning off a new Texas-specific Onion.) You said a couple of things early on that really caught my attention but I’m going to quote your response to Republican consultant and Travis County Republic Party Vice-Chair Matt Mackowiak’s vow to treat “this as a coup and a hostile takeover”:
“Tell them they can go fuck themselves,” Morrow told the Tribune.
From my vantage point, it seems that you are under attack from the Republican establishment even though you won, big time. And that you’re an outsider who tells it like he sees it, directly to the people on Twitter. You’re not even afraid to retweet your haters’ tweets. Again, balls to the walls leadership there, Mr. Morrow. You remind me of someone else who’s not afraid to call it like he sees it, even if he’s not berating reporters for not using racial slurs when they ask him questions the way you did last night. Maybe that’s the next thing up Donald Trump’s sleeve! Kicking black people out of his rallies is for losers. Make reporters use the n-word. As far as I’m concerned, you’re the OG Republican Storm Tweeter. Donald Trump’s got nothing on you.
Finally, I’d like to thank you for making the Travis County GOP a place where people feel free to keep flying their freak flags so the Texas Republican Party has to deal with the PR nightmare of their rank and file’s desire to actually sever Texas’s ties the United States. This one’s a personal favorite of mine because it really gets to the issue of patriotism. As in, according to the Travis County GOP, the real patriots are the ones who no longer wish to be citizens of the United States of America. Can’t wait to hear how Yamamushi’s resolution goes at the county convention!
Please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I, personally, or Burnt Orange Report can do to support you in your fight against the forces that would seek to remove you from your chairmanship. Like we always say, elections matter.
To GOP chairmen with balls!
Publisher/Editor, Burnt Orange Report.