Opinion | Living in Texas right now feels like an exercise in survival

March 7, 2021 ☼ texasgoppower-failurepandemicabbotcruz

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Opinion | Living in Texas right now feels like an exercise in survival

It’s hard not to roll one’s eyes at Abbott’s lecturing — he reportedly wasn’t even responsible enough to directly consult with expert members of his own coronavirus task force before deciding to reopen. Then, once criticism rolled in, he tried to scapegoat immigrants crossing the border as the reason for the spread of covid-19 in Texas. It’s all of a piece with Sen. Ted Cruz’s reprehensible decision to book a vacation to Cancún, Mexico, last month while Texans were literally freezing to death as the energy grid collapsed. The Texas GOP’s song and dance is familiar: Elected Texas officials fail to act to advance the well-being of their constituents, while ordinary Texans are reminded of our “personal responsibility.”

Yes, this is an opinion piece. Scathing in its denunciation of the Texas GOP.