"So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither [a]cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth."
While he is very liberal, former Texas Ag. Commissioner/Syndicated Columnist Jim Hightower once wrote a book about whose title we've been thinking in recent weeks:
There's nothing in the middle of a road but yellow stripes and dead Armadillos.That's some advice Greg Abbott would be well advised to consider has he moves forward with this rather underwhelming "re-opening."
Because Abbott's already pissed off the stay-home-forever crowd. Now, he's pissing of a not-insignificant part of his base. He's creating a rather difficult needle to thread for himself.
If the virus stays reasonably contained, and the Texas economy bounces back in the second half of the year, Abbott might be able to maneuver through.
If both of those things don't happen, however, look out. Cuz' Abbott's certainly planted a number of seeds in recent months that could germinate over time. And that's before you get into what Abbott's passivity indicates for next session.
Bottom Line: The thing about trying to be all things to all people...is that you often end up becoming nothing to none.