To the Editor:
An open letter to John Carter, John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, and the entire Texas delegation of congressional leaders: The stakes are very high; I implore you take your jobs seriously.
You have reduced yourselves to bumbling clowns and we are not laughing.
You cannot continue to use standoffs and stall tactics as a means of governing by force.
It is breaking us as a nation and destroying the legislative process.
You’ve acted the fool, thinking this was a game of baseball.
You decided to give yourselves four outs instead of three and demanded 12 innings instead of nine, to give yourself more time or advantage to get what you wanted.
You will always lose behaving this way, as you have recently done once again. We have rules in sports or chaos ensues.
You are congressional leaders and must abide by both the written and unwritten rules of civility, mutual respect and teamwork, to bring about honorable compromise for the good of all the people living in the districts you represent and serve. There are no winners in chaos.
Your congressional duties are serious undertakings of great magnitude and far-reaching consequence, not a game in which you attempt to change the rules and expect to get away with it.
How dare you shame yourselves in front of all of us here in Texas and before the entire world!
The American people now hold you in the lowest regard ever recorded. Your record is rotten. We are sickened by the stench of your willful stagnation.
Get back to work and clean up your act — now.