Further | It’s the Wind’s Fault, Nobody Owes You Anything, Quit Crying, The Weak Will Parish (sic) and Other Words of Comfort From Texas Officials | Opinion

Rick Perry, never the brightest light in the shoebox, yammered that by God Texans should be happy to endure a few days of freezing blackouts just to “keep the federal government out of their business,” though there was no comment from those enduring freezing blackouts. Among those blaming California, socialists, Jewish lasers etc was classy Rep. Dan Crenshaw, “one of the Trumpiest grifters extant,” who was busy touting nuclear power, fighting the culture wars and mocking other states’ disasters: “Alexa, show me what happens when you let Democrats control energy policy.”

Still, one tough-guy Texas mayor went a mind-blowing, victim-blaming step further. Colorado City’s Tim Boyd took to Facebook to harangue his roughly 4,000 beleaguered constitutents for being losers to expect “handouts” from “socialism – ie government and company services they pay for.

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