Last week's snowstorm dumped a ton of heavy wet snow in the northern regions of my state, causing long duration power outages and big headaches for lots of would-be insurrectionists. Not surprisingly, their elected representatives are feigning ignorance of the seriousness of the situation, and our Democratic governor won't send the national guard to help restore power unless asked. Understandable.
He'd be a fool to unilaterally send soldiers to cut down trees and clear snow and debris on the private property of heavily-armed, paranoid anti-government right-wingers. Those soldiers lives would be at risk, especially if any of them were POC. There'd be talk of looting and worse.
The rogue sheriffs of those counties, who made it clear they wouldn't enforce covid emergency policies and who spread distrust of non-whites and non-local government, would have a hard time stepping back and letting strangers on their patch.
So once again, republican politicians have put their own supporters lives in jeopardy to get and keep political power. Their supporters will suffer and of course, blame the governor, and the government for their misery. More snow and sub-zero temperatures are expected. Blizzard conditions will bring down more trees and take out more power lines. Oh darn.