Yesterday we brought you the news of political conspiracy theorist Robert Morrow, the man who was just elected GOP Chair in Travis County, Texas.
Wrote John Wright of Morrow’s ascension:
Not surprisingly, the vice chair of the party immediately vowed to block Morrow from assuming the post, given his penchant for sexist, racist, anti-gay and otherwise just plain lewd posts on social media. Morrow’s Facebook page, for example, features dozens of photos of scantily-clad, large-breasted women. In other words, he’s pretty much Donald Trump on steroids.
Rachel Maddow also had a look yesterday:
Said Maddow, looking at some of Morrow’s tweets:
“You may want to hide the children and also forgive me. This one started with the Bush family deserving prison and ended, “Rick Perry is, was, a rampaging bisexual adulterer.” This one, I’m still trying to decide whether I can read this one about Hillary Clinton. Yeah. I can’t read that. Okay. This next one, this one’s about presidential timber, by which I do not mean lumber.
This is a guy who will now be in charge of the Republican Party in the part of Texas where the governor lives, in the state capital. And local Republicans are not just seeing this as, you know, doing their part to keep Austin weird. Local Republicans are sort of losing their minds over what has just happened. Quote, “We have someone who ran here, who absolutely has no intention of serving the Republican Party with leadership and faithfulness. He is a total disaster. I will not rest until we remove him as chairman. He’s going to be an absolute embarrassment to the party.”
Sometimes that happens in politics, right? And yeah, so sometimes that happens in politics, right? The establishment of a particular party wants a particular person and instead you get some fringe guy selling his conspiracy theories book and tweeting about presidential timber. Right. It happens. Sometimes. Sometimes an unexpected political rise comes with a bunch of other stuff the party would prefer not to have tagging along.