We talk about this often, the people who vote for the Republican party, in the red states, despite the lies the party tells them, despite the votes they take against their voter’s interests.
Voters in red states continue to vote for the party, which gives tax breaks to the richest Americans but refuses to give them the most basic relief when they need it.
Republican leadership in Texas turned their backs on federal money that would expand Medicaid in the state benefiting millions of people unable to get health care.
Texas is now under severe cold weather; people are dying from cold, carbon monoxide poisoning, and struggling to find clean drinking water. Fires rage while fire departments revert to archaic trucking of water to try to put out blazes because the water in the hydrants is frozen solid.
Why has Texas a state that talks about seceding in such desperate shape? Texas Republicans are wedded to the oil industry, which is basically their bosses.
Powerful oil bosses do not want federal regulators telling them that they must adopt common-sense guidelines, so they refused to be attached to the national grid. The grid failed, and now there is no backup.
Despite their suffering, come election time, voters in Texas will once again vote for the plutocrats who continue to demonstrate to them that they do not matter.
And while we are on the subject, what about the fraudulent Raphael Cruz? Lying Raphael loves to grandstand and talk about the constitution. He loves to grandstand about the love of country and the American people, but its huckster was on a plane to Cancun as soon as a little hard time arrived.
When the lying fraud was spotted in Cancun relaxing, he hightailed it back to Texas and threw his daughter on the bus, claiming that he took the vocation because of her. What a fraud.
The remarkable thing, is that the New York Times obtained text messages made by Raphael’s wife, Heid Cruz, promoting the trip. According to the Huffington Post, the report contradicted Cruz’s flimsy claim that he was merely granting his daughters’ wish for a vacation with their friends and was accompanying them when the family jetted off to Cancun this week. He later conceded he had planned to stay through the weekend, but Heidi Cruz’s messages to pals seemed to indicate a grander getaway.
“Anyone can or want to leave for the week?” Cruz, a managing director at Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs, wrote in a group text. “We may go to Cancún.” She mentioned a Wednesday afternoon departure and a Sunday return from a stay at the posh Ritz-Carlton on the beach, where she said she has lodged “many times,” according to The Times.
No one begrudges anyone a vacation, but Raphael Cruz is not only a public servant; he is a self-promoting grandiose perfectionist, who pretends to love the country more than other Americans. His responsibility to the people across the state of Texas who voted him into office, and who deserve representation at this critical juncture, deserved more than what that self-aggrandizing fraud gave. When the chips were down, he ran away to the comforts of a five-star vacation spot leaving his people to fend for themselves.
Imagine the hoopla that bloviating idiot would have created if a high-level Democratic politician from that state had done the same thing?
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, black achiever honoree, and creator of the blog mikebeckles.com.