Thursday, February 2, 2012

#289: Peter Morrison

Peter Morrison is an excellent example of the wingnut mindset:

“[T]he Voting Rights Act is a nearly 50 year old law that unconstitutionally discriminates against southern states. It's a racist law that presumes black people can only be represented by black people, and that white voters in southern states are wicked racists who are always out to deny black people their right to vote.”

In other word, passing a law against preventing blacks from voting is discrimination of the southern states. From the observation above, Morrison also infers that president Obama hates white people.

Morrison is a member of the Lumberton Independent School District Board of Trustees in Texas, and was appointed to the curriculum writing committee by arch-wingnut Don McLeroy himself. You get an idea of why McLeroy thought he was qualified from the above quote (see this). He threw bizarre fits over the appointment of Sotomayor to Supreme Court – he actually argued that if Sotomayor were appointed, then Texas should secede. Anything for wingnut Texans’ rights to discriminate against others, it seems. And yes, these were the kind of people McLeroy put in charge of the social science curriculum.

Diagnosis: Chronically mistakes his own cesspool of bigoted lunacy for reality. That doesn’t prevent him from getting into positions of power. It should make you cry.


  1. Is this guy still on that school board?

    If not, where is he nowadays?

  2. Seems like his stint at the school board is over. According to his own website he currently serves as treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party and "recently served on the Lumberton ISD School Board." He also runs a newsletter, petermorrisonreports. We may wish to have a look at that one, but then again maybe not (seems like you have to sign up for it).