He’s a Republican in Texas. That’s really all that’s required.
I’m enjoying people ignoring that Cruz got elected and will get re-elected precisely because he IS a gigantic douche, because many of the targets of his gigantic douchery are hated by his voters.— IncitementToResurrectionHat (@Popehat) February 19, 2021
His toolbagitude is a feature, not a bug.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Yes, people are mightily pissed right now. But the Lege will paper over it and the landscape will resume normal contours, and this, too, will disappear down the memory hole.
I’ve had power for 24 uninterrupted hours and water service has returned enough my toilets flush. Everything already seems better. I gotta be honest. Trust me. This, too, shall pass.
Then again, I didn’t have to burn furniture, or lose power for a week in sub-freezing temperatures (24 hours is not 96+).
Or not. Been down this road once or twice before. I’m tired of believing in the improveability of mind of my fellow Texans. Even when the cause is staring them in the face, they will reject it because to accept it means taking responsibility for being duped by stupid men: Rick Perry, Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz. And those are just examples: the stupidity is decades deep. Will the people rise in populist wrath and throw the money changers from the temple? Will they take responsibility for their government, and demand it serve them and not money?
I’m not counting on it.
Posted by Rmj at 10:02 AM