Best Quotes of the Week – May 29, 2021

“The bills, which seek to abolish critical race theory, were more important than expanding Medicaid; maintaining federal unemployment benefits; enlisting more Texans to get COVID-19 vaccinations; or overhauling the state’s electric power grid.  The bills are also part of a backlash against growing efforts to bring more accuracy and inclusion to historical texts and a wider movement to whitewash U.S. history.  Old, racist approaches to education are new again.”

Elaine Ayala, columnist for the San Antonio Express-News, on the Texas Legislature’s ill-timed ban of discussions of racism in Texas classrooms

“Some people have no shame.”

President Joe Biden, criticizing Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-TX) and other Republicans who opposed his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, but are now taking credit for it

“I think the perception is on the part of the public that the January 6 Commission just trying to get to the truth of what happened, and that Republicans would be seen as not wanting to let the truth come out.  I don’t believe that’s what’s the motivation, but I think that’s the perception.”

Sen. Mitt Romney, about the reluctance of his fellow Republicans to support a bipartisan commission to study the actual causes of the January 6 Capital Hill riots

“What are you afraid of?”

Sen. Chuck Schumer, after Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan commission intended to study the actual causes of the January 6 Capital Hill riots

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3 responses to “Best Quotes of the Week – May 29, 2021

  1. Nothing against you, but Texas has and has had a fucked up state government for awhile, just like we have here in Alabama.

    • I’ll be the first to admit the Texas state legislature is fucked up. Part of the problem is that Republicans in the state house have rigged the election process through gerrymandering to ensure they will always win. Another problem is that most Texans traditionally haven’t voted. Texas has consistently had one of the poorest voter turnouts. The largest most recent turnout was in 2018, when Beto O’Rourke came within a handful of votes in defeating Ted Cruz. That stunned everyone in Texas and served as a proverbial wakeup call for people of all political persuasions. But it proved the power of voting.

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