Having been personally impacted by Hurricane Sandy I remember my anger at the position of Texas Republicans in opposing federal aid for victims of the storm. Suddenly the conservative cretins in the Lone Star state are yelling and screaming for federal assistance in helping clean up the effects of Harvey. Funny how they have changed their tune concerning the role of the Feds. That horrible governor Greg Abbott was even concerning at one point having Texas split form the Union!!! Abbott is so skeptical of federal activities that he deployed the Texas State Guard in 2015 to monitor a U.S. military training exercise in the state. The move was seen as fanning conspiracy theories about the Obama Administration, including one that claimed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was creating political prisoner camps in Walmarts!!! But since Hurricane Harvey hit, Abbott has eagerly accepted the feds" support.
And then there is the biggest scumbag of them all – Ted Cruz, He bellowed and screamed from the floor of the Senate how Sandy relief was just a boondoggle for special interests. That claim was widely debunked but to this day he continues to make it as he lobbies for billions in Harvey relief. We all feel sorrow and empathy for the people who have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey but I have nothing but contempt for the conservative politicians in the state of Texas.