May. 7, 2015

Regarding Texas and The Looney Tunes Who Run It...

Commentary
By Marc Platt
May 7, 2015

Let's talk about Texas.

When FORMER Governor Rick Perry is the voice of reason, we know there is something gone terribly wrong in the already nutty right wing politics that is The Great State of Texas.

The current knucklehead-in-charge Greg Abbott has instructed his State Guard to monitor the "Jade Helm 15" military exercises the U.S. Military will be running in Texas and six other states. These are "War Simulation" exercises run by the U.S. Government to PROTECT its citizens from FOREIGN enemies.

The right wing fringe is scaring its uneductated electorate into thinking the exercises are part of a hostile takeover of Texas.

I know it sounds crazy. It is.

What is really going on is right wing talk radio (Alex Jones, etc...) and other profit-making (Chuck Norris, etc...) entities are raising millions of dollars by scaring the crap out of Texans. The scary thing is they are appealing to the Republican base, who will help select a GOP Presidential nominee next year.

People. TEXAS is a state IN the United States. The United States calls the shots.

To let the right wing scare you into believing Barack Obama is going to put you under Marshall Law is the craziest thing I have heard in an almost unbelievable 6-1/2 year administration of racially crazy politics since our first African American entered office.

At some point, someone needs to teach the greedy Republican profiteers a lesson. I saw a thread on social media taht made a brilliant suggestion...

Remove the military completely from Texas. Let them fend for themselves and by the way, watch the unemployment plunge in that state when they no longer have the backing of the United States.

This is a great threat to make.

Let us see how Mr. Abbott governs with the threat of United States "Exceptionalism" 'Muslim Socialist Style.' Of course if President Obama made that threat, impeachment articles would be on the table so fast it would make your head spin, but at some point, I would hope the citizens of the great state of Texas would use the Internet and Google to get a better understanding of how the United States works.

If Barack Obama wanted to impose Marshall Law on Texas, he would simply have to sign a document. He wouldn't have to use the military training exercises and Walmarts to jail citizens of a state.

Presidential "Candidate" Ted Cruz has even asked the Pentagon to look into these exercises. I would think a man like Cruz who has argues at The U.S. Supreme Court would now basic civil studies issues, but Cruz needs his uneducated Texans to just blindly believe him and Governor Abbott.

"In no way will the constitutional rights or civil liberties of any American citizen be infringed upon while this exercise is being conducted,” White House Press Secratary Josh Earnest said.

Hey ELECTED Republicans like Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert. It is time to do your jobs and govern, not raise money by scaring folks.

If these scare mongers keep this up, someone will need to scare them into doing their jobs for a change and govern the people who elected them. I know there is a lot of money to be made on the backs of hard-working blue collar workers, but these treasonous assertions need to stop.