We all know Texas is crazy, but Republican Governor Greg Abbott has jumped the shark and landed face first in the crazy pool.
He has just announced that he was sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a joint Navy SEAL and Green Beret training exercise — taking place in Texas and several other states — because he believes President Obama is about to use Special Forces to put Texas under martial law.
Look, I called it crazy right up there at the beginning so don't be surprised.
So, that’s why the Obama has ordered his Special Forces guys to Texas; to wipe out ISIS and impose martial law and, well, take over Texas.
The real story, though is like this:
Last week a public briefing by the Army in Bastrop County got a little heated. An Army colonel, who thought he was giving a regular briefing, instead found himself being shouted down by 200 so-called patriots, who told him he was a liar and grilled him about the imminent federal takeover of Texas and subsequent imposition of martial law and Obama’s prison trains!
So, the next day Governor Abbott decided he had to take action and announced that he was sending the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm from start to finish.
"It is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed upon." — Governor Abbott
"Unfortunately, some Texans have projected their legitimate concerns about the competence and trustworthiness of President Barack Obama on these noble warriors. This must stop."
"Your letter pandering to idiots ... has left me livid. I am horrified that I have to choose between the possibility that my Governor actually believes this stuff and the possibility that my Governor doesn't have the backbone to stand up to those who do."
And here I thought South Carolina cornered the market on loons in government … but with Greg Abbott in charge, and winning the coveted title of ISBL Asshat of the Week, I'm standing a little taller in Smallville today.