“And, believe me, being from Texas, I can tell you that nobody jumps up in Congress to help Texas. They don’t like us at all.”
– Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, reflecting on her nearly 20-year career in the U.S. Senate as a Republican from Texas.
No one in Congress wants to help Texas? Really?! I guess when you have a redneck governor who threatens secession, you shouldn’t expect much help from your constituents in Washington. But, there are other reasons why Texas isn’t too popular at the national level. For one, it helped to elect one of the worst presidents in U.S. history, George W. Bush. He actually managed to push Jimmy Carter down into third place! Last week Hutchison and fellow Texas Senator John Cornyn voted against support of the United Nations Disability Rights Treaty. Cornyn also supported senate candidate Todd (“legitimate rape”) Akin of Missouri. In his final days as Texas Attorney General, Cornyn forcibly shut down the Tigua Indian casino on the grounds gambling is illegal in Texas, which effectively forced the Tiguas back onto the welfare dole that most White Republicans hate because it seems to attract too many Indians, Negroes and other undesirables. Hutchison and Cornyn also voted against Sonia Sotomayor for a position on the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, “Tea Party” Republican Ted Cruz will replace Hutchison next month.
I don’t know why the Lone Star State keeps putting these clowns into office. I voted for Cornyn in 2008, but I won’t make that same mistake again. I’ll never be embarrassed to be a Texan, but I am embarrassed by people like Hutchison whose idiotic antics keep a negative light on this otherwise incredible state. Believe me! There’s more to Texas than Rick Perry and gunslinging!