Governor Greg Abbott’s midnight retaliatory vetoes on the tail end of Texas’s biennial legislative session reflects how closely he is tied to RINO mega-donors frustrated by the lack of enactment of their preferred type of property tax reform. These RINO billionaires failed to provide needed financial support for conservatives in 2020, and our country cannot afford a repeat of their treachery again next year.
While campaigning against Abbott more than a year ago, Allen West aired a campaign ad standing next to the unfinished border wall in Texas. West rhetorically wondered why Abbott has accomplished so little to secure the border, despite being governor for nearly a decade. Our entire country suffers enormously from Abbott’s unwillingness and ineffectiveness about the Texas border with Mexico. Thousands pour over that Texas-Mexico border every day, bringing drugs with them that spread throughout our country.
Only a few good bills, such as the overwhelmingly popular ban on male-bodied transgenders invading women’s sports, and a ban on minors being subjected to life-altering transgender procedures, were signed into law by Gov. Abbott, who was not the real leader on either one. Nothing meaningful was supported or signed by Abbott to stem the tidal wave of illegal migrants crossing the Texas-Mexico border. No Republican can win a future presidential election without winning Texas, yet Abbott is harming the GOP’s reputation with voters there by taking the party in the wrong direction. Governing for the benefit of a handful of oligarchs while retaliating against conservative legislators is a recipe for a long-term political disaster.
The data proves that Americans are evacuating liberal hubs in droves, leaving the San Franciscos and the New Yorks of the country for the Abilenes and the Dallases. The very worst thing that a leader in Texas could do would be to allow Texas to turn into a liberal wasteland like what those leftism refugees left behind. Instead, now is the time to welcome those expatriates not only to the state of Texas, but to the conservative values that Texas has come to represent. That is the best path forward not only for the state of Texas, but also for the entire conservative movement.