"What's he supposed to do?" He should have done the bare minimum.
AOC, radical liberal NY congresswoman raised $1m in 24 hours for Texas emergency relief.
Beto O'Rourke, former congressman, organized 150,000 welfare checks on Texas seniors.
President Biden sent emergency funds without delay, even though he should have demanded Texas rescind voting on succession to be eligible for aid.
The entire country is doing more for Texas than Sen Cruz or Gov Abbott.
I’m old enough to remember when Cokie Roberts was pearl-clutching the optics of President Obama vacationing in foreign-looking Hawaii on ABC’s This Week.
“I know Hawaii is a state, but …”
Our failed political press has been the optics police for decades.
Al Franken left the Senate because of a "controversial" photo taken many years before he ever ran for office when he was employed as a comedian. The intent of the photo was to be funny. Of course that's debatable and I'm not defending Al for a tasteless photo but he was ushered out of the Senate almost immediately by his own party because of the optics. But somehow the rules for Republicans are always different. Cruz said he left for Cancun because his daughter wanted to take a vacation and he was being a good dad. A good dad? Right, it's being a good dad to use his daughter as a shield for his complete lack of empathy and incompetence. Maybe the Republican spin machine can make him Father of the Year while they're at it.
Now the crazy Rs are accusing Nancy Pelosi of failure to call up the national guard on Jan. 6. Who believes this stuff? I love it when they get caught ie Cruz and turn themselves into pretzels trying to defend him. Living in a bubble/glass house? Pitiful.
And the spin goes on. The wheels of hypocrisy will never come to halt. It's cruel for the sake of being cruel. The weak don't survive is this Kenisian drama unfolding in front of us and damn them anyway, I'm a senator. Senators' lives matter.
It's an interesting thing to ponder: those who are not republican or "conservative," which is a misnomer anyway, won't tolerate such hypocrisy. So it begs the question of whether republicans are just too hypocritical even to care, simply don't care, or are stupid. I think the answer is ... yes.
Remember nothing a right winger does is wrong ... ever. They stand for nothing today but lies, white supremacy, terrorism and fascism. Period. Nothing else. They are all hypocrites. Dems better get it together start their own types of tea parties now and go after these worthless wastes of humanity in all states and everywhere.
Interesting that the ERCOT boss decided to tell the world that their colossal negligence could have been worse. It's like the owner of the bull expecting to be praised after telling the china shop owner that the one vase that didn't get broken looks pretty expensive. Texans are used to arrogant, self-absorbed, and incompetent politicians - they vote for them every year.
I'll take issue with only one thing in this piece: "Mexico," an old song? James Taylor released it in 1975. I was out of college five years by then. Which seems like yesterday. You're making me feel, well, old! "What'll I do?," Irving Berlin's first published song, that's an old song.
While excusing Cruz because senators don’t really have any power, the right completely ignores the Herculean efforts of Beto and AOC raising money and volunteers to find and help the elderly and those living alone. They ignore the people on the ground feeding the hungry and organizing supplies. Ted Cruz is capable of all of the above but he doesn’t care and neither do his right wing apologists.
Thanks Eric. The ERCOT President is named "Magness?" Surely it is spelled "Maganess."
Big tip on the video music. Billy is one of my favorite newer guitar pickers. And he has a lot of outstanding friends also.
Hmmmm ... this is excellent. Where is that Facebook button? <3