Republicans are more worried about TV than the survival of their constituents
This past week, the South has been swept off its feet by a slew of ice storms and cold fronts. They have devastated entire states, causing many in Texas to be left without power and in danger of car crashes on icy roads. Over 1900 flights in the South were canceled, and around 4000 were delayed. School districts are closed, and students across the region are being forced to return to online school as a result.
Every winter for years, the South has struggled against increasingly drastic storms and conditions, but the GOP has failed again and again to improve any sort of infrastructure to reduce the dangers.
Right now, while citizens in the South fight against power outages and dangerous roads, the GOP is focusing on DirecTV’s decision to stop offering right-wing news networks. They are more worried about TV than the survival of their own constituents. They have had chances to invest in updating Texas’s electrical grid or vote for more reliable energy measures, but have neglected to do so over many years.
Our elected leaders are busying themselves with political posturing and unnecessary issues rather than saving the very people that put them in office. The GOP needs to shift its focus from unimportant issues like protecting its TV networks to protecting the citizens of America.
An iced-over pedestrian walkway is lined by trees that are covered with ice from a few days of sleet and rain Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, in Dallas.