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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:32 AM

BTRTN: The Lone Star-ving State... Was This The Week Texas Turned Blue?

Born To Run The Numbers on the tragedy in Texas... and the fact that much of the suffering could have been prevented, and that Republican leaders in Texas ran from responsibility, both figuratively and literally. Was this week of too much ice and not enough drinking water is the watershed moment when Texas turned blue… not just from the cold, and also in its politics?

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/02/btrtn-lone-star-ving-state-was-this.html

Excerpts: "Perhaps the only thing worse than the suffering inflicted by the weather was the behavior of the Republican leaders in Texas. At the peak of the crisis, Texas Governor Greg Abbott was on Fox News, saying “this shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America.” Somehow, I truly doubt that the freezing and infirm 86 year old grandmother in Big Spring leaned forward in her chair and said, 'You tell’em, Sonny Boy! I am glad that you are getting the word out that A.O.C. and all those commies will exacerbate the deficit with their schemes about saving the planet! Now excuse me while I burn my rocking chair.'”
"As so often happens, we are shocked by the devastation caused by a horrific “natural” disaster, only to learn that the far greater disaster was the human failure to anticipate problems and act pro-actively to prevent them. In fact, the storm in Texas was hardly unprecedented: prolonged freezing conditions in both 1989 and 2011 had resulted in widespread outages and recommendations that investments be made to winterize equipment. While some parts of Texas – notably El Paso -- heeded this advice, most did not...
"...saving the best for last: that punctually unctuous blizzard of bloviation, the passenger-side gas bag of the Republican Party, Ted Cruz...He realized his junket was an error 'as soon as he sat down on the plane, which is essentially saying that he regretted the error when he realized that he was not simply trending, he was keeping up with the Kardashians..."Come on, Texas. Give your Democrats a chance. Right now, all you have is an Abbott without the Costello, a Perry who isn’t even a Cuomo, and Cruz without the control..."

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reggieandlee Feb 22 OP
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 22 #1
uponit7771 Feb 22 #2
Merlot Feb 22 #3
Arthur_Frain Feb 22 #4
vercetti2021 Feb 22 #5
ananda Feb 22 #6

Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:37 AM

1. Did the blizzard blow away gerrymandering and voter suppression?

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:38 AM

2. If there was a democratic party communication system as elaborate as MAGA Media maybe

... but there isn't.

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:10 AM

3. No.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:16 AM

4. C'mon.

Santa Claus could show up with it before the end of the year....

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:17 AM

5. No

That's going to take some time. These idiots that probably lost their power will still vote for the idiots that will not help them because you know stupid people

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:28 AM

6. You'd think, wouldn't you?

I mean, what IS the turning point for Texas
if this isn't it?

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