Bush family scion and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush took to Facebook on Sunday to decry the results of a democratically held referendum on Austin’s Uber and Lyft ordinance on Sunday. According to Bush, “Liberalism has consequences. Austin claims to be a forward-thinking city … This is what happens with liberalism — the government wins and the people lose.”
There is no more direct form of democracy than the referendum, where the people – not the politicians – vote on specific issues. Yet, when the people don’t fall in line with what George Pee thinks is right, they somehow lose. Explain that one please. Maybe next time, the voters will agree with George Pee and they will win! Of note here, is the fact that Uber outspent its opponents by a factor of 100 to 1 and still lost because the people are – what – losers? Exactly how does the government win, when it is doing exactly what the people have told it they want.
George Pee obviously thinks he knows a lot more than the voters of Austin. Red wonders when he had the time to get so smart. Maybe he picked up some knowledge about this particular issue when he was missing in action from his job for much of the time until JEB!!!!$$$$?’s presidential campaign imploded in a heap of misspent money, incompetence and acrimony. Citizens of Austin, congratulations for standing up for what you believe in. Red urges you to ignore this Bush family freeloader who has no interest in doing the job he was elected to do and who – if not for his name and family connections – would be toiling in obscurity somewhere. Like Red.
And by the way, it’s refreshing to pick on someone other than Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas) for a change.