On CNN just a few minutes ago, Rep John Abney Culberson [r. Texas] asserted three times he is ‘standing on principle’ instead of allowing the poor people in his district to not have a shut down of government. Absurdist language from Culberson about ‘loving liberty’ and voting to allow govt to shut down so that his people in Texas can “be left alone” — Culberson is breaktakingly out of touch. Culberson claims all 700+thousand plus of his district want him to vote to ‘be left alone.’ I dont recall that being polled by any responsible org. Knowing personally several persons in “his district” who vociferously DISAGREE with Culberson, I’d say Culberson is living in blowhard-land.
I’d also guesstimate were I to call randomly around his district asking just one question, one narrow question: Do you want a government shut down that will take literally millions if not billions of YOUR dollars to start up again… and in the meantime millions of people go without paychecks, many of whom will never be able to recover for their children and families to catch up–
-my hunch is Culberson would be amazed at how few agree with the harsh reality Culberson’s purposefully grinding toward: government shut down.
The aspect Culberson seems to forget is vile and ill will toward the 300 million citizens of the USA, will never ever keep his party or his person in esteem as a statesman, only as an ankle biter. Imo, Culberson is well on his way to going down as a Nero.
The next election in his district will be the tell. Many many in his district have NEVER had health insurance, they are poor… and now have a chance to have low cost insurance via various govt programs for those with incomes under 45K. Culberson fails to tell the truth about how the poor will have health insurance for their children and old people and for themselves. It is, imo, vile, to omit truth that would uplift so many, in order to try to be one of the ‘important’ haircuts on the hill.
Rave on Rep Culberson. Stand on your ‘principle’ but note you are also standing on the backs of the poor in order to spew utter empty words. And when you say you are voting for the people, the people’s will… I’ve worse news yet… many many of the people are watching you. Many belong to large voting blocks who are angry. At you. Yes, you, a card carrying member of the Tea Party Caucus. Not only blackening your own eyes, but those of the Tea Party as well, a group who had some viable ideas before being taken over by empty suits spouting gol darn am gonna stand on principle, in light of knowingly harming, HARMING millions of person OUTSIDE your district.