The Democrats are following one of their most important rules: “never let a good crisis go to waste.” They are trying to control the narrative instead of trying to solve the problem of many Texans having no power or access to clean water.
Democrats are using the crisis to campaign for more renewable energy, and to try to turn Texas blue.
Though power has been restored for many residents, there are still hundreds of Texans on their fourth day without power or access to clean water. As a state that doesn’t often have severe cold temperatures, Texas was not prepared for this sudden snowstorm.
The left and the right are currently arguing about what to blame for the power loss, with the right citing frozen wind turbines and the left blaming frozen gas pipes.
The Associated Press reported: “In Texas, just under 500,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity Thursday morning, down from about 3 million the day before. The state’s grid manager, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, said Thursday morning that the remaining outages are largely weather-related, rather than forced outages that were made early Monday to stabilize the power grid.”
This is not a third world country. This is Houston, Texas. I spotted a line of people filing up buckets of water from a spicket at Haden Park. Why? Millions either have no water or are under a Boil Water Advisory. pic.twitter.com/VHYH5Hbqjj
— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) February 18, 2021
The crisis has been blamed for more than 30 deaths.
Hour 62 of no power in central Austin: One of my neighbors walked to 7-11 a couple hours ago and found a dead woman frozen on the sidewalk. Those are the conditions here in Austin, Texas, for those inclined to make jokes about how weak or stupid we are.
— Summer Anne Burton (@summeranne) February 17, 2021
Instead of trying to help the people of Texas, Democrats are just blaming Republicans and trying to use this situation to campaign for total Democrat control of Texas.
— Andrew Wilkow (@WilkowMajority) February 19, 2021
Far-left Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to use the power outages in Texas to promote her radical “Green New Deal,” tweeting: “The infrastructure failures in Texas are quite literally what happens when you *don’t* pursue a Green New Deal.”
The infrastructure failures in Texas are quite literally what happens when you *don’t* pursue a Green New Deal.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 17, 2021
The fact is, these storms happen almost once a decade, but they have been handled much better in the past. What is different about today compared with the past major snowstorms in Texas? Dan Turner, Founder and Executive Director of Power The Future, discussed the issue during a live broadcast on YouTube, stating that one of the main differences is the amount of energy being sourced from wind turbines.