Fast forward to a month ago when Texas was ravaged by wildfires. Again, request denied by Obama. As Ed Morrissey points out,
Critics might be tempted to point out that Texans like their 10th-Amendment independence, but Texans also fork over a lot of tax revenue that funds federal disaster relief, too. With over 2.2 million acres destroyed already — which equates to over 3400 square miles, or roughly seven times the size of Los Angeles, 50 times the size of DC, and three times the land area of Rhode Island — a federal declaration of disaster seems warranted, and the real question is why Barack Obama hasn’t acted.Perhaps it's because the President simply doesn't like Texas? We know he doesn't like a certain Texas television reporter, Brad Watson, because he DARE ask him to answer questions.