Dear Editor:

Here is how it goes when there's a president in the White House who realizes he is president of ALL the United States, not just the parts that like him.

 The Texas governor and both senators (including Ted Cruz) asked President Biden for help because the state’s private independent electrical grid failed. Biden immediately sent generators, blankets, water, and other critical supplies to help those affected by the severe winter storm to be followed by more assistance. Great news for the people of Texas.

 During rolling blackouts in California, Cruz and several other Texas Republicans shredded California Democrats for supposedly being at fault for the outages. Cancun Cruz and other members of the radical right are against Biden’s covid relief package because it provides funds to state and city governments they deem unworthy. Several years ago, Cruz voted against federal relief for New England states affected by Hurricane Sandy. Texas Republicans, in January introduced a bill to secede from the United States because Biden was elected.

 Texas, a red state, did not go for Biden.

 President Biden granted the emergency declaration without making fun of Texas, without bringing up the secession bill, without pointing out everything Cruz has said about him, and without criticizing the state’s decision to get off the national grid to evade federal regulations.

He just did it. Because Texans are Americans, too.

They’re hurting, and need relief now.

It is refreshing to have a person with a moral center as our Commander-in-Chief.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline Elsner

Athens

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(3) comments

William Ledford

Biden really helped Texas. He opened the border, letting thousands of illegals in to the state, that may or may not have the China virus.

Why is Biden getting a pass on all the unbelievably bad executive orders, like shutting down the Keystone pipeline project, which cost thousands of jobs. How are you liking the higher gas prices?

Why is Joe hiding from the liberal friendly media. The toughest question they will ask is. Mr. President, what did you have for breakfast.

Pete Fuller

Please look at the accusations you are leveling. Your news sources are lying and distracting you. Keystone at completion would have employed ~30 people, to move gas from Canada to ports to go most likely to China. If its truly about jobs, it would have cost many more trucking and rail jobs than it would have created.

And yes, gas prices go up when a deregulated Texas oil complex has to shut down because they cheeped out on weatherizing their equipment.

William Ledford

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Tell that to the thousands of unemployed now. I noticed you did not mention opening up the border. I guess that is fake news also.

I didn't approve of every thing Trump did, but he did a lot of good things for this country. If the liberal news had spent more time reporting on the things Trump did that helped this country instead of focusing on the phony Russian collusion and the made up impeachment may be more people would have voted for Trump and we would not be dealing with the joke of a president we have now. The old saying, be careful what you wish for is so true.

I have not always voted for a Republican. I try to vote for the lesser of the two evils. But the Democrats don't have any one at this time that I can vote for. The media is so biased that, who knows what the truth is any more. Let's face it Washington is broken. All they are interested in is power, not what is best for the American people.

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