“Are you prepared to die for the economy?” I asked my 76-year-old grandmother as she fried an egg this morning. She turned to me as though I’d just asked her to bash herself over the head with her skillet.
“No,” she snapped at me, before going back to making breakfast for her and my 79-year-old grandfather.
Yet that’s exactly what Republican Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said seniors are willing to do. Appearing yesterday evening on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, Patrick said, “No one reached out to me as a senior citizen and said, as a senior citizen, ‘Are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?’ And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in.” He later added, “There are lots of grandparents out there like me.”
This came after President