I wasn’t planning on writing a diary today, but saw this www.thedailybeast.com/... and could not resist.
Ted Cruz has a knack for making bad situations worse. This week, he did it again. A major scandal erupted when when Ted and his wife, Heidi, were photographed taking a flight from Houston to the balmy tropical shores of Cancun, Mexico. This would not be news but for the inconvenient fact that Ted Cruz is a United States Senator representing the State of Texas and Ted was caught fleeing Texas during the middle of the worst natural disaster to hit Texas in his lifetime, a storm that left the entire state in the deep-freeze, compounded by an unnatural disaster whereby the state’s isolated, obsolete, underregulated, privatized electrical grid epically failed, leaving many millions of Texans without electricity, heat or running water in subzero temperatures for days on end, with many dying in their own homes as a result. Under the circumstances, it is hardly surprising that a lot of Texans were more than a little upset when the news of the Cancun bound Cruz broke.
“When caught, Ted attempted to act empathic to his constituents but, being Ted Cruise, couldn’t help but solicit for sympathy for his own plight. He alleged said, “This has been an infuriating week for Texans. The greatest state in the greatest country in the world has been without power. We have food lines, gas lines, and people sleeping at the neighbors’ houses. Our homes are freezing and our light are out. Like millions of Texans, our family lost heat and power too."
Ted tried to explain that he was not abandoning his constituents in the frozen heatless tundra to luxuriate on balmy tropical beaches in Cancun. Rather, he was just being a good dad. "With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon.’” www.dailykos.com/… Ignore the later return date on his original roundtrip ticket; that’s fake news.
Ted’s story stated to fall apart almost immediately. www.dailykos.com/… But now, incriminating texts by his wife have recently been reported that completely contradict his story.