What’s Wrong With Republicans?

By: Cliff Kincaid

The collapse of the Texas power grid, combined with the reluctance of Texas politicians to accept responsibility and blame, is why the communists are able to exploit economic conditions and convince people to accept more and more government. This time, the Party for Socialism & Liberation (PSL) is demanding that Texas grid operator ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) and all utilities be put under public control! One can expect the socialists in the Democratic Party to pick up this theme.

Some might say the PSL is a small and insignificant communist group. But the promise of Big Government solutions is how government grows at all levels. It is the attraction of Marxism.

As millions freeze, Texas Governor Greg Abbott was on Hannity citing frozen wind turbines and saying “this shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America.”

But the “Powering Texas” website quotes Abbott as saying “…the unique presence of one electric grid for most of the state — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region — creates an advantage over other states.”

It cites a study that wind power produced up to two-thirds of Texas’s energy output in 2020.

The truth is that a series of Republican governors put too much confidence in so-called “clean” and renewable sources such as wind turbines. They wanted to appear fashionable and trendy. Other sources of power also failed. But as energy analyst John Droz notes, even with a safety reserve of power, “…when the wind goes to near zero in Texas, the Grid will have blackouts — even if everything else is at full capacity! If there are also failures of conventional capacity, the situation will be worse.”

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has sent out a fundraising email, “21st Century McCarthyism,” claiming he is a victim of the same kind of tactics employed by the anti-Communist Republican Senator from Wisconsin. He apparently didn’t study history because McCarthy underestimated the communist threat to American institutions and Hawley needs to understand it for America to survive.

Like Glenn Beck, the TV personality, Hawley is using the leftist bogeyman of “McCarthyism” into scaring people to raise money. He assumes people will think that McCarthy was wrong for daring to investigate Communist penetration of the U.S. Government.

“As the father of three young children,” Hawley says, “I come to work every day to protect freedom and to ensure their future and yours, always shines bright. I am willing to keep standing, keep fighting, even as the liberal mobs come for me – but only if I know you are standing with me.” Then he asks for money.

What Hawley should be doing is urging everybody to join the petition campaign for a tribunal investigating communist crimes, including those committed on American soil. McCarthy’s work was not completed. He died in Bethesda Naval Hospital before he investigated the CIA. Suspiciously, he went in with a bad knee and came out dead from hepatitis.

If McCarthy were alive today, he might want to examine the Party for Socialism & Liberation and how it is now actively campaigning for the Texas energy entity ERCOT to be put under total government control.

Even today, communist groups are very active on American soil and number in the dozens. Most call themselves progressives.

More government control of energy in Texas won’t stop the state’s problems. But that is always the Marxist “solution.” The campaign will be part of a new Democratic Party effort to make Texas into a blue state.

The communists wouldn’t have this opportunity were it not for the mismanagement of Texas’s energy riches by a series of Republican governors. Their mismanagement, by expanding power from wind turbines, failing to winterize their sources of power, and not preparing for freezing temperatures, will make it possible, even likely, that the Democratic Party will take over Texas in future elections, using Marxist rhetoric about public control of energy as the means to power.  That, in turn, will serve as the leverage for the passage of the Green New Deal on a national level, extending energy problems to the nation as a whole.

Former Republican Governor of Texas and Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry was a big supporter of windmills. Back in 2019, when President Trump expressed doubt about them, Perry said, “Wind energy is an important part of America’s all-of-the-above energy future.”

The left-wing media outlet Vox called Perry “sensible.”

When Trump picked Perry, environmentalists noted that he was governor of the largest wind power state. “While Perry was governor, wind power in Texas surged,” noted one green media company.

Texas grid operator ERCOT promoted a “new record for wind,” saying in 2016, “For the first time, wind provided more than 15,000 megawatts of electricity to the state on a single day. The record wind on Sunday supplied an average of 41 percent of electricity throughout the day.”

A 2019 report on “Powering Texas” said, “The state of Texas is the national leader in wind energy. Texas ranks first in the nation in both installed and under-construction wind energy capacity, generating more power than the next three most prolific wind energy states combined.”

It gave credit to Governor Rick Perry and the Republican-led state legislature.

Now the Republicans are running away from what they did, obviously because many have died and millions lack power.

A USA Today headline proclaimed, “Wind energy had a ‘banner year’ in 2020. Here’s what that means for Joe Biden’s climate plan.”

That is, indeed, what is in store for the nation – more unreliable wind turbines, more blackouts, and more dead. Texas Republicans have led the way.

When Republicans bend to the fashionable left-wing trends, whether it’s Green Power or trashing “McCarthyism,” it never works out well for them. It’s no wonder almost half of all Republicans would leave the party to follow Trump.

*Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc. www.usasurvival.org

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4 thoughts on “What’s Wrong With Republicans?

  1. Thank you Trevor and your staff for this important work. I keep remembering what Yuri Bezmenov warned back in 1983. A soviet KGB defector to the west he gave a couple of in depth lectures on subversion of a country. He warned then that we needed to act now. Well here we are 2021. This disgusting thing called an election three mo. ago, and i’m really angry. The only thing I can think of to do ASAP, is a massive global push back. A global education campaign to counter the propaganda and this stupid Woke ideology. This is Communism. And when they start talking about Covid 19 health passports, like China’s social credit score I get really nervous. I’m so glad I discovered your site Trevor. Thank you.

  2. Some aspects of what really happened have not been reported. Those in charge of energy management tried to prepare for the expected freezing conditions by preparing to increase electricity from conventional gas/oil generators within the states energy grid. Here is what the Biden Admin did.

    The federal government denied Texas an exception to emissions rules preventing the state from increasing available electrical capacity. Joe Biden’s Dept. of Energy Blocked Texas from Increasing Power Ahead of Killer Storm.
    A week before, Texas asked for DOE to lift federal regulations barring state’s increased energy production.
    An Emergency Order from the Biden administration’s Department of Energy shows Texas energy grid operator ERCOT was instructed to stay within green energy standards by purchasing energy from outside the state at a higher cost, throttling power output throughout the state ahead of a catastrophic winter storm.
    Going into effect Sunday, Feb. 14, Emergency Order 202-21-1 shows the Energy Dept. was aware of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide disaster declaration and that ERCOT was readying gas utilities in preparation for a demand surge.
    The order shows Acting Energy Secretary David Huizenga did not waive environmental restrictions to allow for maximum energy output, instead ordering ERCOT to utilize all resources in order to stay within acceptable emissions standards – including purchasing energy from outside the state.
    Moreover, the order instructed an “incremental amount of restricted capacity” to be sold to ERCOT at “a price no lower than $1,500/MWh,” an increase of over 6,000 percent over February 2020 prices of $18.20.
    On Wednesday, the Dallas Business Journal reported, “Electricity on the Texas grid has averaged about $1,137.33 per megawatt hour so far in February, up from $18.20 per megawatt hour in February 2020, according to data from the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas. That’s a jump of more than 6,000 percent.”
    Days later, the Public Utility Commission of Texas set prices at $9,000/MWh.
    The EO shows the Biden administration basically ordered ERCOT to throttle its energy output by forcing it to comply with environmental green energy standards, while knowing full well Texans could freeze to death in their homes with zero electricity as temperatures plunged into the single digits.

  3. The basic problem with Republicans is that too often they prove that Ann Coulter was right when she named them the Stupid Party. So the 2-party system in the age of How to Get Rich Hunter belongs to the PSL (not Permanent Seat License – a pro football marketing scam, but Party for Socialism & Liberation, a death cult) and ACSP (Ann Coulter’s Stupid Party, a death cult). Explains why I now vote for the lesser of two weevils (a pun I first heard from the film “Master and Comander: The Far Side of the World”. It was told by Russell Crowe)

  4. As to my previous comment above, I had not realized that I was completely off topic. I apologize. It was my first time commenting on this site and I was so excited. I do stand by what I said. Again, apologies.

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