And that includes the failure and finger pointing
even faced with a staggering blow to his immediate constituents, a blow caused almost entirely by decades of deliberate political choices, Governor Abbott has nothing except a whole basket full of talking-point nostrums that are insultingly inadequate to the crisis at hand.
Abbot, — along with Rick Perry, Tucker Carlson, Dan Crenshaw and various assorted wingnut politicos and pundits — immediately opted for knee-jerk it’s-the-blue-stet-libruls-who-are-to-blame-mode, Crenshaw’s allegation being particularly absurd.
Ted Boyd (to be fair, now former-mayor), represent
only the strong will survive and the weak will parish [sic].
They’ll never pass up a chance to advocate culling the herd. Unless it’s their neck on the chopping block, of course.
Welcome to modern conservatism: little more than rage, grievance, vengeance, and aggression fantasies.
Oh, also too, tax cuts…but only for the rich.
Christ, these idiots should be assigned a basic civics course, with emphasis on Justice, Domestic Tranquility, and General Welfare.
Give them a damn calendar. We’re not living in the 18th Century, regardless of how much they want to drag us back there.