The last two governors have allowed talk of Texas succeeding from the Union when they know that is never going to happen. It's like a toddler holding its breath in a temper tantrum. They scream and rail against the federal government, then hold their hand out for money. Gov. Abbott is famous for declaring he'll sue the federal government. It's embarrassing.
Now it seems Gov. Abbott has declared nine Texas counties as disaster areas in order to receive federal aid due to flooding.
Barry Goldwater believed states should not take federal aid if they were capable of dealing with a crisis at the state level. I'd say Texas should be able to do that. Then why is this good bombastic Republican Governor asking for federal relief? He should be setting the example for other Republican governors.
I haven't read Texas history lately but I believe the last time Texas went rogue it didn't work out too well for them. If Gov. Abbott knows he's going to be asking the federal government for help I'd like him to stop criticizing until such time as Texas succeeds from the Union or his lawsuit against the federal government is successful.
I saw this on Twitter regarding Senator Ted Cruz's charm offensive.
Senator Al Franken said "He seems to be having some trouble with the charm but he's got the offensive down cold."