This message was authored on Tuesday by Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd. Actually, make that ex-Colorado City mayor, as according to KTXS, Boyd resigned from his position on Tuesday afternoon.
Boyd posted his stirring call to arms on Facebook Tuesday morning because he said he was “frustrated” that people would call their local city government about problems such as a lack of power or water. For those people, Boyd had a perfect answer.
“I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn hand out! If you don’t have electricity you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe. If you have no water you deal with out and think outside of the box to survive and supply water to your family.”
And Boyd had a completely Fox News-worthy reason that people were so “lazy” and just sitting around being cold and thirsty.
“This is sadly a product of a socialist government where they feed people to believe that the FEW work and others will become dependent for handouts.”
Yes, it seems that some of those in Colorado City labored under the misunderstanding that the town had a government and the reason they elected a mayor was to do something. Boyd was out to set them absolutely straight on that score. And when people didn’t understand the pure free market hymn Boyd was singing for them in that first message, he came back with a second. In which he … resigned.
“Please understand if I had it to do over again I would have just kept my words to myself and if I did say them I would have used better wording and been more descriptive.”
Actually, the first statement seemed plenty descriptive. Boyd also claims that his wife has been either “laid off” or “fired” following his statement “based off the association people gave to her and the business she worked for.” That statement really could use some “better wording.”
In any case, don’t expect Boyd to stay down for long. He has all the makings of a GQP hero for the modern age.