Thursday, March 3, 2016

Robert Morrow, yes, that Robert Morrow has become a GOP county chairman

This is just hysterical.  Robert Morrow has become the Travis County GOP chairman.  Travis county includes the city of Austin, Texas.  The Washington Post has the story, plus two videos of Morrow. 

Texas Republican ‘disaster': New county chair is conspiracy theorist who tweets suggestive photos of women

It’s 2 a.m. Eastern time — long past the hour when many reporters and politicians have gone to sleep. But Robert Morrow, newly elected Republican chair of Travis County, Tex. — which includes Austin, the state capital — is ready to talk to The Washington Post, though he deems it a “scum” media organization that covered up the truth about the murder of President John F. Kennedy. Morrow has a message for Republican in Travis County who woke up March 2 to realize they now were led by a conspiracy theorist who tweets photos of large-breasted women with comments such as “I am feeling boobylicious tonight!!”

“I don’t give a flying f—,” Morrow said. “… My enemies are pushing on a string. They have no legal recourse to get rid of me. I’ve been getting out my word about the criminality of the Bush-Clinton crime family and serial murderer Lyndon Johnson. It’s a smashing success.”

Morrow, the 51-year-old author of “The Clintons’ War on Women,” said his strategy in winning the race wasn’t complicated.

“I was listed first on the ballot,” he said. “See, when you have a primary ballot — people vote for president, Congress, state judge. When they get down to the precinct chair race, [they vote for who’s] first on the ballot. It happened to be me. I don’t need Karl Rove or David Axelrod.”

Politics isn’t even his true calling. Morrow, who says he has a degree in history from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, devotes himself to unearthing harsh and supposed truths about America’s “corrupt 40- year politicians” in the Bush and Clinton families. He also is very interested in what went down in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

“My true expertise is Lyndon Johnson’s role in the murder of John Kennedy,” he said. “I’ve got 400 books on that. I’ve got 400-plus books on the Clinton family. … That is what I know what to do very well. I’m a courageous truth-teller in a time when many are too cowardly to speak the truth.”

Morrow has also devoted a lot of time to claiming former Texas governor Rick Perry is a “rampaging bisexual adventurer,” and he once took out an ad in the Austin Chronicle that asked, “Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?”

“I kept running into homosexuals who had sex with Rick Perry,” he said. “Then he runs around with the Bible. … Thank God there’s someone like me exposing hypocrites like that.”

Leaders of the Travis County Republican Party, meanwhile, were mortified that it had voted Morrow into office. The incumbent until June 1, James Dickey — who Morrow beat with about 55 percent of the vote — said uninformed voters carried his rival to victory.

“As you go down the ballot, there are bound to be races for which [voters] have no information,” Dickey told the Austin American-Statesman. “It is probably very likely that the vast majority of those people were, in fact, unfortunately guessing and guessed wrong.”
The party was also devoted to — somehow, some way — getting rid of Morrow.

“We will explore every single option that exists, whether it be persuading him to resign, trying to force him to resign, constraining his power, removing his ability to spend money or resisting any attempt for him to access data or our social media account,” vice chair Matt Mackowiak told the Texas Tribune. “I’m treating this as a coup and as a hostile takeover.” Mackowiak added: “His social media account is something that no child should see. He is a total disaster.”

Before the start of his two-year term, Morrow, who said his opponents have “all the effectiveness of a neutered gerbil,” thought “things were going to calm down pretty quick.” Not everyone is against him, he pointed out.

“Not all are opposed,” he said. “Especially from the liberty faction of [the party]. We’ll probably operate normally.”

Morrow, who said his mother was on the Alabama Democratic executive committee in the 1970s and 1980s, said he “started out as a Democrat and kind of rolled over to a libertarian and got involved in Republican Party.” Public records showed he has been registered as a Republican since 1995 and that he formerly supported Ron and Rand Paul.

“I’m a de facto libertarian no matter what party I’m in,” he said.

On the issues, Morrow said he is “just for free speech and gun rights — I don’t care about the rest.” In the presidential primary, he voted for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) on Super Tuesday, but he said he will probably support Donald Trump if he’s the nominee to do anything he can to “destroy” Clinton. Indeed, he said his Facebook account was suspended after 30 days when he posted explicit, sexually suggestive comments about the Democratic front-runner — comments that can be seen on his Twitter account.

“I like what Trump’s doing,” he said. “I like the fact that he is going in on a hostile takeover of the Republican Party establishment.”

Morrow also explained his penchant for sexually suggestive tweets.

“I like beautiful women. I celebrate feminine beauty,” he told the Texas Tribune. “I’m like Donald Trump — I love women.”

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