Texas has been taking a pounding recently with tornados and flooding. I should know, I’ve been here. So, in what should be a complete non-controversy (nontroversy, for short) Ted Cruz offered his thoughts and prayers for the people affected. Because that’s what one does…
Tragic news out of Texas. Please join me in keeping those impacted by this severe weather in your thoughts & prayers https://t.co/QwSw26o32J
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 27, 2015
And of course since prayer shaming (see Prayer-Shaming, the New Liberal Cause. Their Strategy…) is the new liberal thing to do…
@tedcruz yup…thinking and praying…that ought to fix things right up. good job Teddy…this is EXACTLY what you were elected to do
— Latikia (@latikia) December 27, 2015
— Michelle M (@mmteachswim) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz Hmmm "religious freedom" doesn't look like the answer to me!
— Gregory York (@GregPelky) December 27, 2015
@tedcruz do you think your word is gonna lift them out of Homelessness? Hell no!
— Apesanahkwat (@Apesanahkwat) December 27, 2015
I guess instead of thought and prayers, Ted Cruz should have fired up his ‘Weather Dominator’ from his secret lair and single handedly change the weather himself.
This is all a knee jerk reaction because leftists decided after the San Bernardino shooting that prayer shaming people would be their thing to in the immediate aftermath of tragedies. Particularly those in which all one can do is watch and allow the first responders to do their thing. Some people (conservatives) offer their thoughts and prayers while encouraging you to do the same. Other people (leftists) don’t let tragedy get in the way of them pushing an obnoxious political agenda.
And no, contrary to what the ‘I F***ing Love Occupy Democrats Uncut Against the Tea Party Facebook’ page tells you to think, saying “thoughts and prayers” doesn’t mean you don’t also lend and physical help you are able to (donations, volunteering, etc). As we’ve covered time and time again, Conservatives (particularly Conservative Christians) are overwhelmingly more likely to do that too.
Natural disasters like this are very illuminating of the leftist ideology. They believe the government can and should fix all of their problems. They relinquish their own freedom and autonomy for assistance and control from the government. So even when an act of God or nature occurs, leftists, deep down have to believe that the government can somehow control it. Otherwise, how can they fix it?
If the government can control wealth, health, happiness and safety, surely they must be able to control the environment, right? Both in the long-term (climate change) and the short term (tornadoes)? Surely with enough funding, these kinds of disasters can be all but eliminated by our loving government, right? Thoughts and prayers are useless, it’s a matter of funding. It must be!
Dear government, how much funding do you need to ensure no more tornadoes or warming? Just tell us, how much?!