Have you ever posted on social media and immediately regret it? A snappy tweet germinated in your brain that was so smart and edgy it just had to be shared with the world only to be rated? Or worse, are you the butt of a permanent meme? Houston City Council Greg Travis’ tweetvis This week, campaigning for Big Brother cameras in every classroom so that âparents and the public can watch what is being taught and how,â did not quite reach this level of Internet immortality, but not for lack of experimentation. Travis has a history of seditious social media posts, so it may be time to take a few plays and keep some of these beauties in the drafts folder.
Travis, however, did not marry anything about Allen West for self-promotion with outrageous remarks. West, the secession-curious former chairman of the Texas Republican Party, announced last weekend that he would challenge Governor Greg Abbott to re-election in 2022. But West is … different. As an iconoclast in a class of its own, he doesn’t so much burn his political bridges as he throws bombs on their charred remains. Calling House Speaker Dade Phelan a “political traitor” for courting Democratic support, he went behind Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick as – you see – gentle on arms. When he and Texas GOP Vice Chairman Cat Parks disagreed on a committee project, he called Parks – a cancer survivor – a “cancer.” That’s how it stays noble, dude.