Rick Perry, former governor of Texas and former Secretary of Energy, said “Texans would be without electricity for longer than three days to keep the federal government out of their business.” Of course, what would Perry know about energy? Ironically, the Department of Energy’s main job is to manage our nation’s nuclear stockpile, not to make sure that citizens have heat and power. Perry didn’t seem to realize that when he took the job.
On the other hand, I kinda agree with his idea of suffering being good for the soul. After all, being without electricity might just be what it takes to wake Texans up, so that they finally get rid of that worthless pile of “sheee-it” Ted Cruz.
CNN reports that while Cruz was fleeing Texas for warmer climes, Democrats got to work solving the problem. Beto O’Rourke (who came close to unseating Cruz in 2018) “ran a virtual phone bank to contact senior citizens in Texas, to connect them with resources during the disaster.” At the same time, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launched a fundraiser on Twitter that raised at least $2 million to help Texans, and she is going to personally fly to Texas to help distribute supplies.