It is a well established fact that America only tolerates Texas because it has oil and Austin and probably something else of value that I can’t think of off the top of my head. Let’s see …. nope … I got nothin’. But there are times when Texas gets on our last nerve (to be fair, that is usually reserved for Florida) and we just shake our heads and start to wonder if maybe Mexico would be willing to take Texas back if we can find the receipt in a drawer somewhere , and even if we have to pay a 15% restocking fee.
I know I’d chip in.
Which brings us to Texas’s own Blake Farenthold (R-Golden Corral), who barely squeaked into office in his first go-around, but then his district was redrawn (moar whitez, less brownz) and now he will hold his seat until the End Times, who is here to explain that America’s disabled vets need to suck it up and take one for the team and that they should rub some dirt on it and put whatever skin they didn’t leave behind on the battlefield into the game when it comes to “sacrifice”.
Just like great Americans like Blake Farenthold:
The federal government shutdown has shaken many Americans trust in their government. Here in Corpus Christi many people are criticizing Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold.
The most recent Gallup poll shows 81 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the government. We talked with Representative Farenthold about what the shutdown did to the nation and the fact that some residents here say they wouldn’t vote for him again.
Farenthold argued that the dissatisfaction with the government likely comes more from recent scandals like Benghazi or the NSA scandal than the government shutdown.
We asked him about the people who say he’s lost their vote; people like retired veterans who were on the verge of losing their disability checks next month.
He said the stalemate in Washington was necessary to achieve party goals.
“I feel like my mandate when I was elected was to go reduce the size of government, lower taxes, and increase freedom, and freedom isn’t free, and sometimes you have to make a small sacrifice to move forward with what you’re after,” Congressman Farenthold said.
To sum up, Farenthold to disabled vets:
Let them eat Benghazi.
I guess it still has to be better than MRE’s….