Right....you found one known liberal pundit who said two sentences about secession eight years ago, so that excuses hundreds of thousands of alleged conservatives who actually signed secession petitions after the reelection of a Black man as President. By the way, most of the signers of the petition for my "blue" state...don't live in the state...perhaps because non-Hispanic "whites" are not a majority here.
By the way, the first time Texas seceded, it was because of a Black/bi-racial President, Vicente Ramon Guerrero, had issued his 1829 Guerrero proclamation which freed most of the slaves in Mexico. President Guerrero was overthrown in a coup, but even the oligarchs didn't dare rescind the proclamation. So...Texas revolted.