This latest disaster in Texas isn't an act of God.

It all started back during FDR's administration when the Republicans refused to be part of the National Electric Grid System. At the time, the Tennessee Valley Authority and western dams were established in order to distribute adequate electric power to America.

Texas opted out of the proposal because the Republicans said they could supply electric power without government regulation.

Then along came the movie star president and his Republican cohorts in the 1980s. The extensive lobbying of the fossil fuel giants were able to halt the construction of clean, safe, nuclear power generating facilities. The entire East Coast is covered with nuclear electric generating plants, and they're not hindered by any kind of weather conditions.

This problem can be fixed. First by voting out Republican congressmen like Ted Cruz, who's weathering the storm down in Cancun, and others that are interested in their own well-being and not the least concerned with the needs of his constituents.

I could go on with even more truthful information that I think naive, uninformed Americans should know about, but I'm limited to 200 words or less and only one comment a month.

George A. Laiacona Jr. 

Galveston

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(5) comments

Jarvis Buckley

Cruz went down one day came back the next.

Gary Miller

Is Cruz's attention to Texas better when he is in DC or Can Cun? What difference is there if he is in DC or Can Cun? He has a Federal job, not a Texas Job.

Carlos Ponce

"It all started back during FDR's administration when the Republicans refused to be part of the National Electric Grid System. "

During FDR, Texas had the following governors:

Ma Ferguson - DEMOCRAT

James Allred - DEMOCRAT

Pappy O'Daniel - DEMOCRAT

Coke Stevenson -DEMOCRAT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governors_of_Texas

Texas Legislature Party Control : 1933 - 1945 ALL DEMOCRATS until ONE lone Republican was elected in 1951

https://www.lrl.texas.gov/legeLeaders/members/partyList.cfm

Republicans may have refused to be part of the National Electric System but there was not a thing they could do about it since all Texas House seats and all Texas Senate seats and the Governor's mansion were occupied by DEMOCRATS during FDR's tenure.

So George Laiacona, how could Texas Republicans "opt out" when there were NONE in the state legislature and NONE in the Governor's seat at that time?????

Ted Gillis

Oh shut up Carlos with your history lesson call outs. We all know that conservatives were in the Democratic Party in Texas back then. The republican party back then was full of weirdos John Birchers and religious nuts.

It wasn’t until George Bush showed up and LBJ split from the bigots in the Texas Democratic Party, that conservatives found their home in the Texas Republican Party.

So just quit with BS, already.

Carlos Ponce

Poor Ted! When he has nothing to contribute he tells others to "shut up".

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