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250 Million Reasons to Vote Greg Abbott Out!

In yet another bonehead move, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas (God help me, my home state), announced he was putting forth $250 million of taxpayer dollars as a down payment on building a border wall between Texas and Mexico.  Governor Abbott puts his idiocy on full display. Can't even govern properly to get the power grid in Texas fixed but hey...let's steal land from Texans and use vital funds to build a border wall that will stop nothing. It won't fix the problem with mass immigration. Desperate people will climb over, tunnel under, and just go around any fence. Meanwhile, we'll have blackouts and brownouts, and people will die from heatstroke just like they died from hypothermia during the week-long February deep freeze. This crap move (in a long line of crap moves by ignorant and tone-deaf Republicans) is the end of Abbott's career as governor as he takes up the failed Trump line all for an endorsement from a cheap, lying, raping, twice impeached, one term crimin
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Do as I Parrot, Not as I Do

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