Wondering why Governor Abbott and his minions are blaming his Texas Disaster on the socialists?
Because he knows who’s actually going to get blamed for it.
Austin, TX resident and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley pulls no punches, speaking about Greg Abbott’s abdication of responsibility.
Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley was furious speaking with CNN's Don Lemon on Wednesday evening.
Speaking from his Austin, Texas home surrounded by flashlights and candles, Brinkley unleashed on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the mismanagement of the crisis.
"I wanted to help you guys and just tell you that it is a bigger disaster, this blackout than you are even reporting on the news," said Brinkley. "It is so widespread. It is creating a sense of depression and fear everywhere. Very few people have the privilege wealthy people do with generators. Just like the levies that faced Katrina, since 1935, ERCOT bucked Franklin D. Roosevelt and they want to control their own energy input and they have let it go down and down and down.
It's a state and government filled with climate deniers and I see this as a climate event going on."
He went on to say that he does have a fireplace and that his family is making it, but that the rest of his neighbors, colleagues, students and friends are all beginning to lose hope.
"It kind of started slow and now it's just millions of people with frozen water pipes, having to turn off the water," Brinkley continued.
He then turned to discuss Gov. Abbott specifically, calling out his Fox News appearance in which he blamed New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the blackout in Texas.
"And they worry about exporting natural gas and they have shoddy facilities here and it is all frozen up!" Brinkley exclaimed. "And Abbott had the audacity to go on television and try to do that big 180-political thing. He went armored, he went military-like. He went after people instead of healing our state. He should be out there talking about his mistakes."
A republican………...talking about his mistakes……………..
Meanwhile, even Bill Gates is speaking out
Bill Gates says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's explanation for power outages is 'actually wrong'
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Wednesday rebuked a claim made a day before by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that put the blame for that state's massive cold-weather power outage on the failure of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.
In fact, extreme weather like the winter storm that swept across the country in recent days will become more likely as climate change worsens, Gates told Yahoo Finance, advocating instead for an expansion of renewable energy as part of his call for the U.S. to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
When asked about the blame directed at wind energy by Abbott, Gates said, "He's actually wrong."
"You can make sure wind turbines can deal with the cold," adds Gates, the former Microsoft (MSFT) CEO and author of a new book entitled, "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” "[The extreme cold] probably wasn't anticipated for the wind turbines that far South. But the ones up in Iowa and North Dakota do have the ability to not freeze up."
The storm struck a large portion of the U.S. on Monday, bringing snowfall and ice that caused power outages for millions of people. Overall, more than 150 million people came under a winter storm warning, the National Weather Service said.
'The extreme events are coming more often'
Texas Governor Greg Abbott remains odds-on favorite to win the gubernatorial election in 2022 although his chances have slipped slightly in the last week after he was criticized over his handling of power outages triggered by severe snow storms in the state, a leading bookmaker said.
Betfair said Abbott was still the "strong favorite" to win the Texas contest next November and was priced at 1-5—an implied probability of 83 percent, according to the bookmaker.
That had slipped slightly from odds of 1-10 (90 percent chance) he was offered the same time a week ago, before the Texas energy sector was plunged into chaos.
As Texas does not have gubernatorial term limits, Abbott has already announced plans to run for re-election to a third term in office.
Candidates for the Texas governor's race have until November to ensure the necessary paperwork is submitted and primaries will be held on March 1, 2022.
Abbott has been strongly criticized after the power grid in Texas failed amid a record winter freeze. Millions of residents have been left without electricity and heating for more than 36 hours.
As the death-toll mounts, and the ACTUAL facts come out about whose fault this was, Abbott may be in for a rude awakening in 2022.