Ray Cardello February 23, 2021
Millions of Texans still need fresh water and heat
This is not a hurricane so maybe it is not getting the attention of a Gulf storm hitting New Orleans but this is a natural disaster and the response by Washington to come to the aid of Texas as been an equally atrocious disaster. The horrendous winter storm and frigid cold hit the entire state of Texas over a week ago. No power, no heat, no water, no food supply and it took until this past Friday for President Biden to declare Texas a National Disaster.
Biden finally calls Governor Abbott on Thursday night
Biden seems to be getting a pass on his response to Texas and their need for help in recovering from this blow from Mother Nature. A far cry from the roasting that President George W. Bush received for his response to Hurricane Katrina. At that time, Bush could do nothing right according to the press and media but in Biden’s case with Texas, any critics have been silent. This seems to be what we can expect going forward with the Biden administration. They are the media darlings and there will be no critics. That may get old as the bad decisions or lack of urgency may finally get to be too much to ignore. If not this situation, what will it take? Time will tell.
The people in Texas are still melting snow for a source of water. The grocery shelves are as empty as they were at the start of the Pandemic. Electricity is still not restored for the entire state and when the frozen pipes thaw and pipes start breaking it will be phase II of the crisis. Democrats like Chuck Schumer are already pointing fingers at Texas claiming this is their fault for not yielding to the perils of Global Warming when designing their power grid. Does he even hear himself….Warming???? This is the longest stretch of cold temperatures that Texas has felt in decades. The wind turbines did not fail because they overheated, they FROZE. Chuck, get an understanding before your lips go into gear. There were problems with the grid and they will be investigated and corrected but call off John Kerry and Little Greta Thunberg. There is no warming to see here.
This is week 2 of the recovery. The good people of Texas are tough and they will survive but they also deserve our help. Maybe if we can pull Biden’s attention away from freeing illegal immigrant criminals or tearing down our borders for just a moment, he can see fit to lend Texas a helping hand. Or maybe we can tell him that Texas is still part of Mexico and then you’ll see him jump through hoops to bail them out….or in this case, warm them up and turn on the lights.