Allen West Responds to AOC Texas Visit and Raising Funds for Texas Winter Storm Relief *UPDATED*

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Fundraising effort by AOC topped $5 million by Sunday evening

As updated late Saturday morning here on McHenry County Blog, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, NY-14) had arrived in the Houston area of Texas.

Late Saturday afternoon, AOC’s fundraising efforts for Texas relief had topped $4 million within a 48 hour period (UPDATE: AOC reported just after 8PM CST her fundraising topped $5 million).

AOC is collecting the proceeds through ActBlue, and ActBlue will be dividing the monies raised between 12 Texas charities:

  • Corazón Ministries
  • The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center
  • Family Eldercare
  • ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Coalition)
  • Southeast Texas Food Bank
  • Food Bank of West Central Texas
  • South Texas Food Bank
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Feeding Texas
  • Houston Food Bank

Here is AOC’s late Saturday afternoon tweet announcing the $4 million mark and some pics with three congressional representatives from the Houston area:

Republican Party of Texas Chairman Allen West on mid-Friday afternoon, had tweeted a 4-part response to AOC coming to Texas and raising money for Texas’ winter storm relief.

West’s transcribed tweets are below, noting when he tweeted this message, AOC had announced raising over $2 million:

“I hear that New York progressive socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is coming to Houston with $2M for weather relief. The gesture is appreciated but it doesn’t remove the fact that her green new deal philosophy failed Texans.

“Since 2006 Texas has given $19B in taxpayer subsidies to wind energy companies. Over the past 2-3 years Texas has tripled our dependence on wind energy to 23-25 percent of our energy distribution system.

“What Texans found out this week is that wind energy, and solar, are not reliable, dependable, and available energy resources. Therefore, ma’am, you’re not going to buy off Texans for your green new deal energy pipe dream for $2M.

“Texans appreciate your assistance but don’t want to be part of a partisan political photo opportunity. If you truly cared you would have anonymously sent the check, instead of making it about you.

“Next time you come to Texas bring us the $19B we wasted on wind energy.”

Allen West tweets 2/19/21


As McHenry County Blog published early Saturday, the House Environment Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Reform Committee will be investigating the Texas power grid failure, and the near total collapse of the Texas energy grid.

Subcommittee Chairman Ro Khanna (D, CA-17) has vowed one of the areas to be investigated is:

“…who participated in the conspiracy to falsely blame renewables.”

Congressman Ro Khanna 2/19/21


Sounds like West was expressing what Khanna called a “conspiracy”.

A reminder, AOC serves on the Khanna subcommittee.


Allen West Responds to AOC Texas Visit and Raising Funds for Texas Winter Storm Relief *UPDATED* — 15 Comments

  1. Per

    “Texas is the top U.S. producer of both crude oil and natural gas. In 2019, the state accounted for 41% of the nation’s crude oil production and 25% of its marketed natural gas production.

    As of January 2019, the 30 petroleum refineries in Texas were able to process about 5.8 million barrels of crude oil per day and accounted for 31% of the nation’s refining capacity.

    Texas leads the nation in wind-powered generation and produced about 28% of all the U.S. wind-powered electricity in 2019. Texas wind turbines have produced more electricity than both of the state’s nuclear power plants since 2014.

    Texas produces more electricity than any other state, generating almost twice as much as Florida, the second-highest electricity-producing state.

    Texas is the largest energy-producing and energy-consuming state in the nation. The industrial sector including its refineries and petrochemical plants, accounts for half of the energy consumed in the state.”

    Perhaps the lesson to be learned about Texas is:

    Wind and solar MUST never be relied upon for base load power generation.

  2. 1) ALL energy sources failed. This wasn’t a wind/solar problem.

    2) imagine someone coming with $4m in help, and bashing them with false information.

    BTW – How much did West raise to help folks out?

  3. AOC is a very dangerous person while hawking her ridiculous Green New Deal. She could immensely help her image by abandoning the Green Deal talk and initiating two articles of impeachment. The mostly left wing media, who fawns over her every move and statement, would cover these articles well.

    1. Impeachment of Andrew Cuomo for his role in gross mismanagement of the pandemic when he sent thousands of virus infected seniors to nursing homes to infect others rather than sending them to a hospital ship or the Javitz Center. Cuomo’s actions were compounded when he altered data and information to hide the truth on this matter.
    2. Impeachment of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr for his various actions favoring illegal aliens including shielding those who have committed crimes. Also impeachable are Biden’s actions to destroy jobs such as on the Keystone pipeline.

  4. 1. Governors can’t be impeached. Not a federal office. NY also has no recall mechanism.

    2. Only 35 permanent jobs created by the Keystone XL pipeline, most of them in Canada.

    Do you actually TRY to be this stupid, bred?

  5. Cuomo will be dealt with under current NY laws.

    One not mentioned, CA Governor Gavin Newsom about to have recall petitions filed.

    Little less than 3 weeks to deadline, and volunteers gathering the insurance signatures.

  6. I am a conservative pro-Trump Republican.

    However, we have to acknowledge that AOC is a smart, astute, articulate, aggressive, energetic, good-looking, and a very effective leader.

    She runs circles around Pelosi and Schumer.

    Comparatively, Durbin and Duckworth are on life support.

    No one on the democrat side comes close to her charisma.

    Republicans better have an answer for her.

    Yes, she’s a green, Marxist crackpot, but she’s no fool.

    She knows exactly what she’s doing and she’s getting results in spades from the leftists in her party and the media.

    She’s a powerful political force.

  7. 1. I fail to see where West said all sources did not fail. Please guide us to that paragraph.

    2. What is false? Has Texas not given $19 billion in subsidies? Is wind energy not 23-25 percent of their energy distribution? Did Texans find out that wind and solar are, in fact reliable?

  8. From the laptop, Dell, of the Bred Winner:

    New York Assembly GOP Starts Impeachment Process Against Cuomo With Push for Commission

    “New York Assembly Republicans will introduce a measure to form an impeachment commission designed to gather “facts and evidence”

    Nursing home deaths have plagued Cuomo’s response to the pandemic as the governor is facing heavy criticism for withholding information from legislators.

    Some have called for his resignation while others pushed for voters to recall him.

    Outside of a successful challenger in the 2022 election, the only method of removing Cuomo from office is through impeachment.”

    Orange and CLM are fools and part of the reason we have a buffoon, old fool, dementia guy in the white house today.

    AOC is a product of the mostly left wing media who are shills and handmaidens for the Democrat Party.

    They ARE the king makers and the gullible, stupid majority have been easily conned.

    These are the useful idiots.

  9. Help!

    It will be 75 and sunny tomorrow and I am in desperate need of sunscreen and vodka.

    Please send me your high limit credit card and bank account numbers to:

    D J Relief
    Dallas Tx.

  10. A more nuanced view from the Austin American-Statesman.

    Greg Abbott: “Our wind and our solar got shut down . . . and that thrust Texas into this situation where it was lacking power at a statewide basis.”

    PolitiFact’s ruling: False

    “A steep decline in energy generated by fossil fuels and nuclear power plants was largely responsible for the power outages in Texas during the deep freeze that recently gripped the state, according to the operators of the state’s power grid.”

    When the lack of responsible regulatory oversight fails (Doesn’t Wisconsin have wind turbines ? Does it get chilly in Wisconsin ?), it’s time for another thrilling episode of The Blame Game.

    Or as the Bard might say, “The fault, [Governor], lies not [with the power sources], but in ourselves . . . .”

    Sort of the same type of ideological mindset and monumental denial of reality that has now claimed nearly 500,000 American lives.

  11. Antifa soyfag innocent primate is at it again.

    His ‘logic’ is nonexistent.

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