The Malevolence Of Carpetbagging Republicans
Republicans from Northern states are moving to Texas to push oppressive laws on to native Texans.
Over half of the Texas Republican Congressional Caucus is not actually from Texas.
Texas welcomes transplants who move here for work or family and enrich our culture with their diverse experiences. They contribute to our economy, embrace Texan values, and integrate into the community, enhancing our resilience and hospitality. However, not all newcomers are like this. Unlike transplants, carpetbaggers are opportunists who come to Texas for personal gain, often disrupting Texas politics for their benefit. They don’t seek to embrace Texan culture or community but instead further their agendas, harming the state and its people.
In Texas, we love transplants. We don’t love carpetbaggers.
Over the last year, especially as it pertained to Ken Paxton and his supporters, more and more people are taking note of how many elected Republicans who partake in oppression and corruption are not actually from Texas. But they look at Texas, and they see so much opportunity. Texas is where Republicans come to grift.
Brandon Herrera, also known as the “AK Guy,” is the Uvalde Bomber.
This person’s entire personality is an automatic weapon; he even calls himself the “AK Guy.” He is an internet celebrity with millions of followers across social media. He moved to Texas from North Carolina in 2021. Now, he’s running for Congress in TX23. If you didn’t know, that’s the same district as Uvalde. Here’s a picture of him:
This North Carolinian is cosplaying what he thinks a Texan to be, but he couldn’t be further from the truth. This image is offensive to actual Texans.
To be clear. This man, whose entire personality is about the right to kill a mass amount of people in a short time, moved to the district with one of the most tragic shootings in American history, which also happens to be a border district.
According to his website, he wants to prioritize “border security.” But we all know what “border security” means from Republicans who don’t live on the border. It means the militarization of Hispanic communities in this district. It means racial profiling. It means wasting our tax dollars.
Herrera wants to push school vouchers for the children in Texas, but this asshole isn’t even from Texas. He’s only lived here two years and moved here only to run for office.
His website also talks about anti-abortion measures. He moved to Texas to run for office and regulate the bodies of Texas women. And this is far from the most offensive thing he’s done/said.
The AK Guy “accidentally” left an inactive explosive device in Uvalde, and the bomb squad had to be called out.
This pendejo went to the town where 19 babies were brutally murdered and just casually left an inactive explosive device at a sports store. The San Antonio bomb squad drove down to Uvalde to disarm it and secure the scene.
Herrera stated it was a “spent shell,” and no one was in danger.
While no arrests have been made, it’s unclear whether Herrera’s story about the “spent shell” is true. After all, this is Texas. Everyone knows what a spent shell looks like, and it’s impossible to confuse a bullet with a bomb. There’s likely more to this story, and we’ll hear about it later on down the road.
The “AK Guy” is a “guntuber,” meaning he makes YouTube videos about guns. I thought I would check out a few of his videos, like this one, where he shared an “unpopular opinion” about mass shootings.
His unpopular opinion was, “At least it wasn’t a bomb.”
Then, there was this video:
Herrera created a jello mold person to represent MLK and then recreated the shooting in the back woods.
I posted my disgust over this on Twitter yesterday and was bombarded with his “fans” telling me Herrera is a “gun historian” and recreates a lot of historical shootings to prove the FBI did it.
Herrera’s video questioned whether a .30-06 would kill someone at around 200 feet. The answer is yes. So why “test” this stupid question with the specific assassination of MLK? It just gives larping as a racist assassin shooting a prominent civil rights activist vibes.
But his fans trolling my page assured me it was just intellectual curiosity about ballistics.
Many of his videos contain Pepe the Frog references (ADL deemed it a hate/anti-semitic/racist symbol….and his backdrop for making videos is a wall of guns.
This disturbed man moved to Texas to run for office and pass oppressive measures to control your life. You can thank Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, and Ken Paxton for this nonsense.
Far-right maniacs are moving to Texas to hurt Texans because Republicans made it easy for them.
The vast majority of Republicans running for office in Texas are not from Texas.
Herrera’s incident in Uvalde, along with his YouTube content, which includes insensitive recreations of historical shootings and the use of racist symbols, paints a picture of a man far removed from the values and concerns of the people he aims to represent.
The influx of such far-right figures into Texas politics is a worrying trend. It reflects a broader strategy by some Republicans to capitalize on Texas’ political climate without genuine regard for the state and its residents.
The exploitation of the state’s political landscape by outsiders with agendas misaligned with the values and needs of actual Texans should concern us all.
Herrera’s presence in Texas politics is not just a political anomaly but a stark reminder of the extent to which external influences are trying to reshape Texas. This is why policies and leadership are out of touch with the everyday lives of Texans, especially those in marginalized communities.
In 2024, Texans need to vote in numbers so big it will be impossible for the GOP to cheat again. We can do it, and in the coming months, I’ll share with you all of the efforts happening on the ground and around the state. Until then, talk to your friends and loved ones about how important it is to vote and how this next election, we have to get it right.
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