Wednesday, March 02, 2016


In non-presidential election results last night, the county that includes Austin, Texas, elected a Republican chairman who's a rage-driven, unsocialized head case -- and who recently co-authored a book with a man who's been a top Donald Trump aide:
The newly elected chair of the Republican Party in the county that includes the Texas Capitol spent most of election night tweeting about former Gov. Rick Perry’s sexual orientation and former President Bill Clinton’s penis, and insisting that members of the Bush family should be in jail.

He also found time to call Hillary Clinton an “angry bull dyke” and accuse his county vice chair of betraying the values of the Republican Party.

“The people have spoken,” Robert Morrow, who won the helm of the Travis County GOP with 54 percent of the vote, told The Texas Tribune. “My friends and neighbors and political supporters -- they wanted Robert Morrow.”

... vice chair Matt Mackowiak, ... a Republican strategist, immediately announced over social media that he would do everything in his power to remove Morrow from office.

... Morrow, who’s also tweeted that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is “very likely a gayman who got married,” said he supports the brand of Republican politics he most closely associates with Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz.
Morrow's greatest obsession is Clinton-hate, as a 2008 Tampa Bay Times profile made clear:
"Chelsea is the seed of Web Hubbell and not Bill Clinton. Would I bet my life on it? No. I would bet my pickup truck," he declares between bites of salmon. "Hillary Clinton was sleeping with both of her law partners, Webb Hubbell and Vince Foster. And she's a lesbian, too."

Morrow, a perpetually indignant, single 43-year-old, pretty much devotes his life to hating the Clintons and spreading wild, unsubstantiated allegations about them....

With no job except occasional day trading of stocks, Morrow spends anywhere from one to 10 hours a day researching Clinton dirt or e-mailing and phoning reporters across the country about his conclusions.
Morrow's ravings (against the Clintons, against the Bushes, against other politicians) are the product a diseased, rage-driven mind; even if you don't like Media Matters, I recommend this collection of his rants if you have an interest in psychological deviance -- it's worse than a Michael Savage radio marathon, worse than a Breitbart comments section. The material is raw and repulsive -- I'm not a big fan of trigger warnings, but I'm warning you about this material. Hillary Clinton accused of having maggots in her private parts? Yes. Suggestions of incest between Bill and a pre-adolescent Chelsea Clinton? Yes. George H.W. Bush described as "a homosexual pedophile"? Yes. Michelle Obama accused of having a penis? Yes.

So, of course, when Roger Stone -- dirty trickster, Nixon tattoo bearer, founder of the interestingly acronymed anti-Hillary "organization" Citizens United Not Timid, and once (and future?) Donald Trump campaign surrogate -- wanted a co-author for his book The Clintons' War on Women, Morrow (described as an "alternative historian") was his choice.
In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Roger Stone and researcher and alternative historian Robert Morrow map the arc of Bill and Hillary’s crimes and cover-ups. They reveal details about their actions in Arkansas, during Bill Clinton’s time in the White House, about who really ordered the deadly attack on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, during Hillary’s tenure as secretary of state, about their time at the Clinton Foundation, and during Hillary’s current campaign for president.

This is the first book to shed light on the couple’s deeply personal violations of the people they crushed in their obsessive quest for power. Along the way, Stone and Morrow reveal the family’s darkest secrets, including a Clinton family member’s drug rehab treatment that was never reported by the press, Hillary Clinton’s unusually close relationship with a top female aide, and a stunning revelation of such impact that it could strip Bill Clinton of his current popularity and derail Hillary’s push to be the second Clinton in the White House.
To judge from a recent RedState interview, Stone is still acting making media appearances as a Trump surrogate, even though he officially left the Trump campaign a few month ago. He's flogging material from the book he wrote with crazy Robert Morrow. That puts Morrow two degrees of separation from the likely Republican candidate for president.

Robert Morrow -- author, "alternative historian," GOP county chairman, and the guy who posted this on Facebook (and don't say I didn't warn you):


That guy won. Twenty-five thousand Travis County Republicans voted for him.


Victor said...

Why is it that I'm not surprised?

This is Texas we're talking about. And Austin, being the capital, would naturally attract a lot of authoritarian whackjobs.

Too bad that in the past 30+ years, we've closed so many mental facilities. This guy has some serious sexual issues - among other major ones!
He seems like a likely candidate to seriously hurt or kill someone - or, several someones.

Could he eventually end up going from GOP County Chair to the electric chair?
Nah, who am I kidding?
He's a conservative white guy, so, unpossible!

Herbert Freeman said...

Actually there may be something to that Franklin case. It was the lead story in the Washington Times back in 1989. Tom Brokow on NBC here:

Ten Bears said...

I got an e-mail from him. Marked it as spam. Never heard from it again.

Yes, it. Less than human.

Gerald Parks said...

Lady Graham said it best "My (Republican) Party has gone batsh*t crazy!

Feud Turgidson said...

Posting the likes of "there may be something to that" makes you part of the problem, sport.

Just a reminder that one can already see the movement towards popularizing (and eventually institutionalizing in post 1932 Germany) radical social ideas like segregation and concentrating particular ethnic & cultural groups, in the "Revolutions of 1848 Revolutions (participation in which, for example, led to avante garde author/composer/overtly anti-semite Richard Wagner being officially designated "ein Steatsfiend", not just in his homeland of Saxony but throughout its affiliated nation states, and forced to flee all of Germany (in Wagner's case into Switzerland) ... as a so-called 'leftists' ("Politics can be complicated." ~ anyone who's been around them), and that many thousands of those in the so-called "German states" (including what became post WWI Austria, post WWII Hungary, until recent decades Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, and large swaths of the western part of what's now Poland) emigrated, some voluntarily but many under threat, to various parts of the USA, including in particular around what became Cincinnati OH, central Pennsylvania, Milwaukee WI, and each of Austin and Dallas TX - bringing along with them pretty much the full spectrum and panoply of mid-1800s post-Napoleonic populist revolutionary politics in western and central Europe.

Thus do we see the state of Ohio producing pols as categorically opposed as fellow Croatian descendants Denis Kusinich of Cleveland and John Kasich (not to mention Bavaria descendant John Boehner, which, oops, I just did).

Thus also do we see the Milwaukee of both Republicans such as the leftist Fightin' Bob Follette and the fascist current Wisconsin Republican governor Scott Walker.

Thus do we get Austin City Limits and UTexas Nobel laureate Steve W. - Weinberg, that is: father of the Standard Model of high energy subatomic physics - in the same city as the disturbed Alex Jones and his disturbing Infowars, and the insane person who's the subject of this post by Steve M.

My experience over the last 60 plus years is that the trends that produce insane pols like this fellow, and less-obviously disturbed Kansan Kris Kobach (yet another Dalmatian descendant) tend to ebb and flow like a insect colony to outside stresses. But while the flow, it can get very ugly and fatally violent (see, for example, the assassination of McKinley and the concurrent shooting of Teddy Roosevelt in 1901).

This ain't beanbag - as Donald Trump will learn soon enough.

ad215632-3555-11e5-8ce5-efae10854815 said...

This single man seems to have an obsession over other people's sexuality, and that are people are having sex.

Frank McCormick said...

Victor, keep in mind that Austin is actually very liberal ("The People's Republic of Texas") and that Republicans here are the minority, which only drives them more, yes, batshit crazy. (And we have plenty of bats.)

Paul Canning said...

This Gop far right wing obsession with butt sex is oh so familiar to me from Russian politics. Make of that what you will.

osceola said...

I voted in the GOP Travis County primary (frequently do just to vote for the least insane one, and because the Texas GOP is where the action is, Texas Dems being mostly moribund at the state level). Didn't vote for chairman because I didn't know the candidates. Anyway, I suspect a lot of Dems and Independents vote Republican as a goof, and pranked the Travis GOP good by picking this lunatic.

The main whiner, Matt Mackowiak, was a GW Bush operative, so fuck him.

Chai T. Ch'uan said...

Damn, days like these I miss Molly Ivins something fierce.