Texas GOP trolls liberals with photo of COVID-19 testing site … in New York City

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Unsurprisingly, TexasGOP has been bombarded with replies from Twitter users pointing out that actions—like making a ridiculous statement and attaching a photo barely relevant to that statement—indeed have consequences. This tweet perfectly illustrates what apparently flew over TexasGOP’s head when posting their graphic and subsequently replying to themselves.

Texas Democrats were a bit more concise with their assessment. In the state of Texas alone, more than 75,000 people have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. There is currently a positivity rate in Texas of 30%, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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In addition to the TexasGOP having a way with misrepresenting certain issues in order to push their agenda, the larger Republican Party is guilty of the same thing. Take a look at how the GOP spun jobless rates during the Trump administration vs. the Biden administration.

TexasGOP’s failure to thread the needle between COVID-19 testing and the ability to vote in person shows just how little Texas Republicans care about their most marginalized constituents. Waiting in line for COVID-19 tests can be prohibitive for those who lack the time or ability to stand in line in order to prioritize their health and ensure they don’t infect those around them. Working-class folks run the risk of losing money or even their jobs if they choose to secure a COVID-19 test, which have gotten all but scarce and prohibitively expensive due to high demand. Likewise, voting in person can be next to impossible for those working in positions where they cannot just drop everything to head to a polling place that may be inconveniently located and lack hours conducive to voters’ schedules. For a party desperately clinging to a notion of personal freedom and patriotism, I can think of few things less patriotic than metaphorically handcuffing citizens by limiting access to public health resources and the ability to vote.





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