Texas Democrats: Judge who said Obama could trigger civil war should resign
August 23rd, 2012
05:31 PM ET
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Texas Democrats: Judge who said Obama could trigger civil war should resign

(CNN) - Texas Democrats are calling for the resignation of a Republican elected county judge who warned this week that the nation could descend into civil war if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

"It's really up to Judge (Tom) Head to do the right thing and resign and stop embarrassing Lubbock County," said Kenny Ketner, who became the county Democratic Party's chief Monday.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Texas
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Howard

    Obama has already polarized the American people, more than any other President in histoy.
    Save America ... Replace Obama with Romney & Ryan !!!

    August 23, 2012 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  2. Dou

    What a stupid jude....

    August 23, 2012 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  3. Jesuits to Paul Ryan: "Your budget appears to reflect the values of your favority philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ".

    Folks, this is just Texass being Texass.

    August 23, 2012 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  4. Oregon

    Another hillbilly politician from the south.

    August 23, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  5. Don in Albuquerque

    Dear Texas,
    When you do leave the Union, please take Oklahoma, and Missouri with you.

    August 23, 2012 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  6. MBSeattle

    The last time they did that it did not turn out so well.

    August 23, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  7. Gizmo

    It's gonna look ugly for The Republican'ts this November. Can't wait for the deates! The President is gonna take 'em down!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 AND BEYOND!!!

    August 23, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  8. nitro

    I dont see a single Repug saying anything different which mean we can say anything even if its not true and not be held accountable. Like Paul Ryan is really Ann Romney's baby daddy.

    August 23, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  9. The REAL TRUTH...

    I love how right wing calls Obama divisive...it's liek the pot calling the kettle black!!
    The Repugs have done EVERYTHING in their power to make Obama look BAD.. putting Party before country, and now we have idiotic comments from red state judges claiming the POTUS is going to cause a civil war.
    Those boys down in Texas roll their joints all wrong!!

    August 23, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  10. Slightly Left of Center

    Welllll, Judge Head, you'd better get busy sewing your new country's flag and militia uniforms.

    August 23, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  11. Dr Matrix

    No need for him to resign. I think America should take Rick Perry up on his threat to secede form the country and force Texas out. Then they can do what ever they want about illegal immigration instead fo complaining. I would guess it would involve lining them up against a wall and rifles.

    August 23, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  12. jane

    Can't make this stuff up.....The fact that this guy is a judge make this statement appalling

    August 23, 2012 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  13. PaMom

    Regardless who wins, I expect problems and yes, Philadelphia better have police at the polls after the Black Panthers intimidating voters. Thank you Mr Obama for dividing this country like no other president! When this country implodes due to his economic and foreign policies, the only people to blame are those who elected him....and I am not repub nut job, all you need is financial commonsense and see history repeating itself.

    August 23, 2012 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This judge should be removed from the bench. No sitting judge should be making statements like this. This clearly shows that he has a bias and an agenda. I don't know why someone would want to be in front of this judge.

    August 23, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  15. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Another out of touch, insane Republican... Oh well.

    August 23, 2012 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  16. Homeboy 99

    The rich global elite wants to control the "collective" thru economic, military and social means, such as a failed economy, wars, and the elimination of unalienable rights. They soon have a computer algorythimn to sniff out trouble-makers and non-conformist.

    August 24, 2012 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  17. Chris

    Let me see if I understand the logic here – if the President is reelected in a free and open election, then the right wingers in this country will feel obligated to attempt the violent overthrow of the American government so they can forcibly dictate their own candidates on the rest of the country. And they would be doing this because they love America and democracy so much.

    August 24, 2012 02:17 am at 2:17 am |
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