jimjam wrote:“Hypocrites,” Mr. Cruz wrote on Twitter. “Complete and utter hypocrites.” Republican "leadership" at it's best
Yeah. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. However, this isn't nearly the case as it has been with governors locking people in their homes while running free themselves. That's why they're trying to throw this back at Ted Cruz, and this story pales by comparison to Gavin Newsom facing recall or the political implosion of Andrew Cuomo.
jimjam wrote:Governor Greg Abbott blames the breakdown of the catastrophically mismanaged Texas power grid on wind and solar power.
The grid itself is fine. It's that it relies too much on wind and solar, and if they don't pay to keep other sources of energy online, they risk outages. That's the risk of wind and solar, and they are well known.
XogGyux wrote:Even the cynic on me, even if he Beto is doing it for nothing else than the press, even then, this is a billion times better than this miscarriage of a pig that calls himself ted cruz.
Beto thinks he was born to be president of the United States. He's definitely not a billion times better than anyone.
jimjam wrote:I saw a recent Noam Chomsky interview in which he said that the most dangerous organization in the world right now is the Republican (Fruitcake?) Party.
It's the Washington establishment--the permanent bureaucracy. There's not too much dangerous about Republicans. They can't even wage a decent culture war against the left.
jimjam wrote:My hope that that the grassroots movement that helped democrats win Georgia also achieves the same for Texas.
There is no grass roots movement in Georgia. The Democrats have held the mayoralty of Atlanta for 172 years--not by being honest, competent and well regarded politicians either. Cheating is something they know how to do quite well.
jimjam wrote:With the exception of El Paso, Texas is the only state that deliberately opted to run its own electrical grid, deregulating suppliers and refusing recommended upgrades all in the name of costs.
The State of Texas does not run the power grid. It's a privately owned 501(c)(4). The reason for not interoperating outside of Texas is to avoid federal regulations. The Texas Interconnect System was formed during WWII when Texas was run by Democrats.
jimjam wrote:Texas utilities have built the weakest grid system in the country, its citizens should re-volt.
It's absolutely first rate space age material compared to California, where the power grid burns down half the state, or is shut off deliberately when it gets windy.
jimjam wrote:Ted Cruz didn’t go on ‘vacation’ as far as I’m concerned and as many have reported. He revealed his (and his family’s) elitist bona fides and his professional lack of responsibility towards his state when he chose to leave his own freezing home during a crisis.
What do you think he should have done? He's a US Senator. The Federal government has no role to play in the Texas power grid, per design, when it was build when Democrats were in control.
jimjam wrote:I prefer to see my leaders throw themselves into the center of an historic problem and, win, lose or draw illustrate by example that they are fighting for us..... as did repeatedly one of my favorite Republicans Teddy Roosevelt.
Yes, but since it is not a federal issue, there is no federal role. That's how Texans of both parties like it.
jimjam wrote:Teddy Cruz would have served his constituents better by taking a snow shovel in hand and clearing the sidewalk of an elder house bound Texas citizen living in a poorer neighborhood.
Really? You think that would make a difference, huh?
Beren wrote:Senator Ted Cruz got a message. He's a great guy, but he should care more about the optics.
He threw bombs at the Democrats locking people down and not following their own orders. So they're just repaying him for that.
QatzelOk wrote:I don't get why Ted Cruz goes to Mexico is such a big meme, unless it's because the Democrats are back in charge now, so they can create witches more easily than for the last four years with their me
Andrew Quomo, it turns out, is indeed responsible for a lot of the covid deaths in New York, and Gavin Newsom is facing recall as they have gained enough signatures--which the Democrats will try to fight with signature verification, which ironically they fight to not perform when dealing with mail in ballots.
Quomo's case is more serious, because it was deliberate policy that killed people. Newsom's is more like Cruz in that it smacks of hypocrisy, but Cruz isn't deliberately forcing businesses to close down, while many governors have done that to many small businesses. Also, the Democrats are starting to fear a suburban revolt against them as teachers do not want to go back to school, but parents want to send their kids back to school. So now you have a situation where people are paying taxes for services they aren't receiving. Teachers are getting paid for not doing their jobs. It's really pissing off women voters, which is something the Democrats have come to rely on.
QatzelOk wrote:What troubles me most about all the footage of him walking around airports is what terrible physical shape he appears to be in. I always imagine that rich senators have lots of time to do physical activities and stay in shape.
A lot of people are carrying around extra covid pounds. I've had to go weekday veg to keep the pounds off.
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