Good old Republican-dominated Texas finds itself in the middle of a natural disaster of incalculable proportions, and very much out of character for normally extremely independent Republicans, they have reached out their needy hands to the Federal Government for disaster relief ….. and more than likely (In my opinion) for anything else they can get.
It has long been my understanding that Right Wingers such as those who control Texas’ daily affairs are intrinsically violently opposed to accepting any kind of help from what they term “Big Government” and even when their own citizens are in desperate need, they have been reported to have responded to those needs with the attitude of “You are on your own and if you can’t solve your own problems, then there must have been a flaw in your upbringing.”
But now, it seems that all that show and blow that the right wingers inTexas are fond of spouting in the face of the Fed has done an about face turn to pleading for help from the very Big Government they claim to hate so much and which they often brag about “I ain’t taking no handouts from no government!”
As much as I sympathize with the plight of the individual Texan during this present weather emergency, I am still tempted to look some of those cowboy leaders in their government down there and say, “Sink or swim, buddy! You think you are so damned smart, so damned big, so damned independent of the rest of America …. go and find your own relief funds and stop harping about your problems to the Federal Government that you say you hate so much!”