While Texas Senator Ted Cruz was shamed into cutting short a hastily scheduled vacation to Cancun, putting his dog at risk in doing so, fellow Republicans Greg Abbott & Dan Patrick are also suffering from a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease.
Patrick, the Lieutenant Governor, and Abbott, the governor, have tried to reassure citizens at home, but then go on national media outlets, such as---where else??----Fox Shmooze, to make excuses about windmills and climate change.
Patrick will never be confused with his namesake, the former SportsCenter anchor-turned-talk show host, whose daily chat-fest is simulcast on NBC Sports Network for now. Likewise, Abbott won't be mistaken for a 80's R & B singer whose biggest hit was "Shake You Down".
But, it begs to ask. Why are these prominent GOPers making like groundhogs running from their shadows after February 2 while Democrats, including those from out of town, are doing everything they can to help.
Take Beto O'Rourke for example. If Cruz's Senate seat was on the line this fall, he'd lose it to O'Rourke based on O'Rourke's work this week, helping care for starving, frozen citizens.
And, as for fundraising? Even Scrooge McDuck would've written a phat check for disaster relief, something the GOPers haven't had the nerve to do as of this writing.
Enter Alex From The Block.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, from the Bronx, raised over a million dollars in less than 24 hours for disaster relief for Texans. But that isn't enough to shame the GOPers, oh, no.
Dumb Donald II (Donald Trump, Jr.) had to open his big mouth. He posted a video on social media trying to defend Sea Cruz, and accidentally, without mentioning his name, mislabeled Abbott as a Democrat.
Farron Cousins has the video, and a commentary: