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Anti-Socialist Ted Cruz Wants Socialist Help For Texas

Sean McDermott

Posted on February 21, 2021 02:39

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Ted Cruz, who has a history of denying other states federal disaster relief and accusing them of having socialist agendas, is asking for federal relief for Texas after taking off to Mexico while his people suffered without power, food, or water.

Texans are still reeling tonight from the drastic aftereffects of a winter storm that hit earlier this week and left millions without power. Patients flooded and stretched hospital resources, thousands of Covid-19 vaccinations were held up in transport, and water pipes froze around the state causing an alarming number of Texas residents to go without clean drinking water. Because of the power outages, supermarkets were forced to close, and people began experiencing food shortages.

As residents suffered from the extremities associated with the storm, Texas Republican Senator, Ted Cruz, seized an opportunity to take his family to the much less calamitous and much more cozy, Cancun, Mexico. The trip wasn't part of a trip planned weeks or months ahead of time, but it was curiously planned within the same time frame his own constituents were left to fend for themselves in temperatures lower than they had felt in a decade or more. Cruz ended his trip early, and once he returned he did two things: appeal to his state's forgiving heart by saying his trip was a mistake and ask the federal government for disaster relief as he and Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency.

The hypocrisy and irony of Ted Cruz's political statements and actions are so abundant they should be pinned to his jacket to remind everyone each time he makes a new one. New Jersey and New York were not designed to handle hurricanes like how much of Texas is not built to handle frigid temperatures or snow. When Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey and New York in 2012, both states were turned down by Cruz when each state requested federal aid to assist with recovering from the storm. Cruz also mocked California after wildfires scorched the state and they were requesting federal aid to help cope with the disasters those fires left. He said Californians were "unable to perform basic functions of civilizations" because of their energy policy, when the very deregulated energy policies of his area of Texas were forced to shut down their power during the winter storm to prevent an entire collapse of their electrical grid (El Paso is on a higher regulated, national grid but did not lose power like much of Cruz's district.) 

Cruz has continuously jousted his brand of politics by corrupting voters' minds with fears of socialism and socialist takeover. He's claimed socialism is killing jobs, and rhetorically labeled blue states as "high tax and high regulation" as to rally his voters into thinking they are an exceptional kind of people; however the grim realities and fears of boiling unclean water and waiting on line for food have ironically struck neighborhoods under Cruz's jurisdiction.

It's okay, Ted. We all know you want to keep your Senate seat even if you sound like a hypocrite asking for federal money. Maybe you'll learn what being united really means.

Meanwhile, see what many are saying about Cruz's political history in contrast to his recent behaviors.

Sean McDermott

Posted on February 21, 2021 02:39

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Nearly half of Texas residents don't have access to clean, running water.

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