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Cinnamonspice

(163 posts)
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 10:33 AM Jun 2021

What is wrong with Governor Abbott?

Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes criminal justice bills, legislation to protect dogs, teach kids about domestic violence

Abbott vetoed 13 bills authored by Democrats and seven by Republicans. Twelve of the vetoes targeted bills that originated in the House, and eight were from the Senate.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/21/texas-greg-abbott-veto/

It's a short article, so I'll just leave it at that. What is wrong with this guy?

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What is wrong with Governor Abbott? (Original Post) Cinnamonspice Jun 2021 OP
Everything Nevilledog Jun 2021 #1
He enjoys inflicting suffering on others. hamsterjill Jun 2021 #2
Gov. Abbott vetoes bipartisan anti dog-chain bill. Twitter responds with #AbbottHatesDogs. LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2021 #3
Has anything ever been right with him? ananda Jun 2021 #4
He has always been an asshole. Now he's an asshole who fears a more Comfortably_Numb Jun 2021 #5
Yup. NCDem47 Jun 2021 #9
And we all suffer here. Worthless Comfortably_Numb Jun 2021 #10
He's as nutty as a fruitcake. Surely his days are numbered. walkingman Jun 2021 #6
Have you met Texas? maxsolomon Jun 2021 #17
Not sure what you mean? Maybe I should have said he is as nutty as a Corsicana Fruitcake? I walkingman Jun 2021 #21
"His days are numbered" maxsolomon Jun 2021 #23
Abbott is a "dickless piece of shit" but admittedly there are some walkingman Jun 2021 #25
Hopefully... Cinnamonspice Jun 2021 #26
Never say never, Mr. My Favorite Group Is Washington. (nt) Paladin Jun 2021 #30
He is a christofascist extremist. Thomas Hurt Jun 2021 #7
Wants to run for President. Cracklin Charlie Jun 2021 #8
+1 area51 Jun 2021 #11
I just threw up in my mouth a little. Cracklin Charlie Jun 2021 #13
I think so too. tanyev Jun 2021 #18
If he's up against Trump in 2024 and wins, the GOP convention might be attacked. Cinnamonspice Jun 2021 #27
I don't know... Mike Nelson Jun 2021 #12
I doubt he would be any different Mr.Bill Jun 2021 #14
This message was self-deleted by its author Mr.Bill Jun 2021 #15
He's positioning himself politically as a "strong man". Midnight Writer Jun 2021 #16
His backstory: He is against anything that helps people. Refuses Medicaid funds. More:: UTUSN Jun 2021 #19
#Abbotthatedogs is still trending on twitter LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2021 #20
What is wrong with Governor Abbott? FelineOverlord Jun 2021 #22
What ISN'T wrong with Abbott? DFW Jun 2021 #24
He could use his status in a wheelchair for good. Cinnamonspice Jun 2021 #28
A person in a wheelchair that does good? Boomerproud Jun 2021 #29
There can obviously be more than one. Cinnamonspice Jun 2021 #33
he looks like he has a terrible case of compromat librechik Jun 2021 #31
Republicans hate everything that is good and decent in this world and smirkymonkey Jun 2021 #32

Comfortably_Numb

(3,917 posts)
5. He has always been an asshole. Now he's an asshole who fears a more
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 10:40 AM
Jun 2021

Reich wing primary challenge. These is no bottom with this shitbird.

NCDem47

(2,281 posts)
9. Yup.
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 10:53 AM
Jun 2021

DESPERATELY shoveling out as much red meat as possible to the base (God, I hate that term). And doing it with shocking speed and consistency I might add.

walkingman

(7,892 posts)
21. Not sure what you mean? Maybe I should have said he is as nutty as a Corsicana Fruitcake? I
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 02:49 PM
Jun 2021

am a Texan - not native but been here since '74.

walkingman

(7,892 posts)
25. Abbott is a "dickless piece of shit" but admittedly there are some
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:10 PM
Jun 2021

even worse people that are running to replace him.

Sid Miller, Ag Commissioner, known for traveling to Okla. a few years ago to get a "Jesus Shot".

Allen West, who is a lunatic Uncle Tom who likes to tout his being a Lt. Colonel as a means to dismiss his utter nastiness and braindead philosophy.

George P Bush, who uses the Bush name to get elected, a true "carpetbagger" who only cares about getting elected so he will be attractive to a lot of Texas with their head up their ass.

Just to name a few of the shitload of degenerates we have available in Texas from the GOP - a lot more of course.

On the Democratic side -

I think Beto could beat him - but his comments on guns is definitely a negative. So many Texans prefer guns to SEX in this state it will be a challenge.

Matthew McConaughey is talking about running. I can't see him being anything except a Dem but who knows - not my idea of a good idea but this is 2021 and some strange shit is going on these days.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo would probably be the best candidate based upon her credentials but we have so many racists that will be a long shot.

Bottom line - Texas has become a state of "Hillbillies" where rural Texas wins elections and their goal is to make sure that we are the most WACKO state in the nation.

Sadly that is where I see Texas these days - such a damn shame.

Peace

Cinnamonspice

(163 posts)
26. Hopefully...
Thu Jun 24, 2021, 10:27 AM
Jun 2021

Hopefully he can be defeated. I would prefer a Democratic governor, but a more sane Republican would be a step up. That's how I felt about Trump.

Cracklin Charlie

(12,904 posts)
8. Wants to run for President.
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 10:51 AM
Jun 2021

No, I’m not kidding.

Thinks he can win with trumps “75 million” voters. He’ll need to be as deplorable as possible.

Mike Nelson

(10,054 posts)
12. I don't know...
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:36 AM
Jun 2021

... he has physical challenges, I know. Sometimes people don't see the Blessings they have, so they want to make other people Miserable? Just my amateur psychology... Maybe I'm wrong and he comes by these bad opinions naturally.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
14. I doubt he would be any different
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 12:49 PM
Jun 2021

if he wasn't disabled. He's an asshole and a moron. Probably been that way his entire life.

Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #12)

UTUSN

(71,061 posts)
19. His backstory: He is against anything that helps people. Refuses Medicaid funds. More::
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 01:45 PM
Jun 2021

The reason he's in a wheelchair is that a rotted tree fell on him when he was in college, jogging. He became a paraplegic and sued the property owner and landscaping company and got $15 millions. One of his first causes when he got into politics was to push through legislation putting a CAP on the amount of damages for such cases, $250 thousand. Iow, he got $15 millions, but everybody else can only get $250,000.

So can't be tough on him because the poor thing is in a wheelchair. -----Like the MENENDEZ wanted pity because they were ORPHANS.

Plus, his agenda has been guns and refusing Federal funds that help the needy, who are significantly Minorities in numbers. But he's got a killer smile and speaks in coherent sentences, so he's able to put a pretty face on his policies. And he travels to regions with Minorities, smiles at them, gets pics taken, loves mariachis, so Hispanics are gullible about him. Next biggest agenda item for him besides Denying everything and FatCat-ism, is: GUNS GUNS GUNS.

Plus, he's married to a Half-Hispanic, and campaigned about how she would be "the first Hispanic first lady." Well, that person is seldom seen. Her Mexican-American old mother was who did the majority of campaign advertisements, all about what a wonderful son-in-law he was. So can't be tough on him because the poor thing is married to a Hispanic.

*****So besides NOT voting, as BEGALA says ("Texas is not RED, it's NON-VOTING" ), Hispanics who DO vote do their voting AGAINST THEIR OWN INTERESTS, are so NEEDY that if some Oppressor SMILES at them and is married to one of them, why, they are ALL IN for that kind of Oppressor!!!!!!!!!! -------------Break out the mariachis!1






FelineOverlord

(3,642 posts)
22. What is wrong with Governor Abbott?
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 02:59 PM
Jun 2021

You’d think with all the physical pain and suffering he has gone though, he would feel empathy towards others, but I guess it doesn’t work that way for Republicans. They just get meaner.

See also: Madison Cawthorn and Brian Kolfage.

DFW

(54,913 posts)
24. What ISN'T wrong with Abbott?
Tue Jun 22, 2021, 05:48 PM
Jun 2021

Personally, I think he still secretly harbors a grudge with the world for putting him in a wheel chair while all his pals are not. He acts as if he has an angry score to settle with everyone, and Texas are the most readily available victims.

Cinnamonspice

(163 posts)
28. He could use his status in a wheelchair for good.
Thu Jun 24, 2021, 10:30 AM
Jun 2021

Imagine if somebody in a wheelchair got increased rights and jobs for those who had disabilities?

Nope. Would rather create laws protecting abusers. Sigh.

Cinnamonspice

(163 posts)
33. There can obviously be more than one.
Fri Jun 25, 2021, 02:38 PM
Jun 2021

In any case, Roosevelt wasn't completely good. He ordered Executive Order 9066, which put Japanese people in internment camps.

librechik

(30,696 posts)
31. he looks like he has a terrible case of compromat
Thu Jun 24, 2021, 12:47 PM
Jun 2021

but I wouldn't know what's wrong with him, given the obvious and without degrading a very fine state like... you know.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
32. Republicans hate everything that is good and decent in this world and
Thu Jun 24, 2021, 03:32 PM
Jun 2021

are determined to crush it. Abbot is just another bitter, miserable human being who wants everyone else to be as wretched as he is.

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