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United States The Lone Star State (TX) Thread

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Dear God. Please let TX Governor Greg Abbott (R) win reelection in a massive landslide victory with 61% in 2022 please.

 

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Good Morning Sietch family. Did y'all hear about the stupid WOKE TX Dems fleeing to DC yesterday ?
 

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Meh. Texas really needs to fix its loophole that minority lawmakers can shut everything down by fleeing the state. I recall Texas Democrats doing the same thing in 2003, though they fled to Oklahoma that time.

Could make for good and funny political smear ads.

Politician Impersonator: "I'm [Politician] and I will run away for you!"
 

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Good Morning Sietch family. Did y'all hear about the stupid WOKE TX Dems fleeing to DC yesterday ?
Meh. Texas really needs to fix its loophole that minority lawmakers can shut everything down by fleeing the state. I recall Texas Democrats doing the same thing in 2003, though they fled to Oklahoma that time.

Could make for good and funny political smear ads.

Politician Impersonator: "I'm [Politician] and I will run away for you!"
Well, GOV Abbot decided to make a point about that
 

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Meh. Texas really needs to fix its loophole that minority lawmakers can shut everything down by fleeing the state. I recall Texas Democrats doing the same thing in 2003, though they fled to Oklahoma that time.

Could make for good and funny political smear ads.

Politician Impersonator: "I'm [Politician] and I will run away for you!"
Yeah, fleeing the state to block a quorum is beyond scummy. Sometimes, you lose elections. Sometimes, you even lose elections to the point that existing mechanisms that shield political minorities don't work, because you lost the election that badly. Tough. That's how democracy works, sometimes you lose.

Wisconsin had a similar issue with lawmakers fleeing the state, they changed the rules to prevent that from working. Texas really needs a similar change.

Luckily, they do have a provision that let's them lock the legislature to keep lawmakers from leaving, so once they drag the cowards back to work, they can keep them there while they fix this loophole.
 

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Well, GOV Abbot decided to make a point about that
These WOKE idiots have pretty much given Abbott more ammunition to use against whoever the hapless TX Dems nominate to get crushed by my Governor in 2022.
 

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Yeah, fleeing the state to block a quorum is beyond scummy. Sometimes, you lose elections. Sometimes, you even lose elections to the point that existing mechanisms that shield political minorities don't work, because you lost the election that badly. Tough. That's how democracy works, sometimes you lose.

Wisconsin had a similar issue with lawmakers fleeing the state, they changed the rules to prevent that from working. Texas really needs a similar change.

Luckily, they do have a provision that let's them lock the legislature to keep lawmakers from leaving, so once they drag the cowards back to work, they can keep them there while they fix this loophole.
I hope the TX Dems get WIPED OUT in 2022 so bad that nobody will ever or see them ever again here in the Lone Star State. The GOP wave is coming & the Dems know it.
 

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Honestly, I'm okay with quorum-denials being a thing where lawmakers flee the capitol--especially in some states that lack filibusters or other such tools that give minorities a vocal tool of delaying legislation (I don't think that's the case with Texas--not sure--but I know it has been with some previous stories of legislators fleeing to deny a quorum).
Course, the folks fleeing do also tend to be the ones decrying the existence of filibustering or other minority-protection items.

That said, the private-airfare with no masking the Dems used in this case, and the image of them on the bus with a case of Miller Lite on one of the seats is chuckle-worthy and some biting hypocrisy/bad-optics.
Center-right, with its own seat:
 
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Honestly, I'm okay with quorum-denials being a thing where lawmakers flee the capitol--especially in some states that lack filibusters or other such tools that give minorities a vocal tool of delaying legislation (I don't think that's the case with Texas--not sure--but I know it has been with some previous stories of legislators fleeing to deny a quorum).
Course, the folks fleeing do also tend to be the ones decrying the existence of filibustering or other minority-protection items.
Texas does have a filibuster, and I'd agree that democrats fleeing states because they're in the minority while decrying Republicans blocking national legislation the razor thin democrat majority wants is disgustingly hypocritical.

However, I'm not solid on the fundamentals legitimately of breaking quorum as way to defend minority rights, even in the absence of other mechanisms, because it's a direct escalation over those mechanisms. If the opposing party filibusters, the majority still has tools to resolve the situation. They can negotiate, they can back down, or they can force the issue and just wait out the filibustering party. Fleeing the state is a step to far, because it gives the minority party the power to just shut down the entire government, and the majority can do nothing.

It's also a flat contradiction of what the job of a legislators is, namely legislating. Elected offical have a duty to actually do thier jobs and argue for thier constituents, which they can't do if they run off to another state.
 

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The audacity of a bunch of shitheads that flee the state protesting authoritarianism only to beg the federal government to become even more authoritarian to stop it is galling. The bill they're protesting extends early voting, bans drive through voting, and makes you show an ID for mail in voting. There are democratic states that currently have much more draconian voting security than this. This theater horseshit boils my blood and its a shame the pilot didn't get lost and land in Cuba to take these seditious Bolshie assholes home.
 

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The audacity of a bunch of shitheads that flee the state protesting authoritarianism only to beg the federal government to become even more authoritarian to stop it is galling. The bill they're protesting extends early voting, bans drive through voting, and makes you show an ID for mail in voting. There are democratic states that currently have much more draconian voting security than this. This theater horseshit boils my blood and its a shame the pilot didn't get lost and land in Cuba to take these seditious Bolshie assholes home.
If the right does it, it is racist. If the left does it, it is for equality
 

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Oh YES Baby. I am going to love seeing those mugshots of the STUPID WOKE TX Dems. Force them into the chamber in handcuffs: maybe even use intimidation tactics or threats against them while they're at it.

Speaking of Abbott: he'll be in Chapter 5 of the JBE TL I'm working on right now, so stay tuned for that one (Hint: he'll up the ante against the WOKE culture by using extreme methods (see Tyler Perry's "The Oval" where the Franklin's have Kyle getting rid of opponents).
 

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The audacity of a bunch of shitheads that flee the state protesting authoritarianism only to beg the federal government to become even more authoritarian to stop it is galling. The bill they're protesting extends early voting, bans drive through voting, and makes you show an ID for mail in voting. There are democratic states that currently have much more draconian voting security than this. This theater horseshit boils my blood and its a shame the pilot didn't get lost and land in Cuba to take these seditious Bolshie assholes home.
The WOKE TX House Dems are crying to Mommy & Daddy in DC (Biden & Harris) begging both Biden & Harris to save them from big-bad TX GOPers LOL.

Problem is Biden could careless what the TX Dems think or ask: we know so-called lobbying or pressure on Manchin & Sinema including other centrist Senate Dems will NOT do anything either. This will cement TX as a deep Red State once the GOP wave comes in 2022.

FYI: all the TX GOP needs is 17-18 seats for supermajority in the TX House of Representatives.
 

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Honestly, I'm okay with quorum-denials being a thing where lawmakers flee the capitol--especially in some states that lack filibusters or other such tools that give minorities a vocal tool of delaying legislation (I don't think that's the case with Texas--not sure--but I know it has been with some previous stories of legislators fleeing to deny a quorum).
Course, the folks fleeing do also tend to be the ones decrying the existence of filibustering or other minority-protection items.

That said, the private-airfare with no masking the Dems used in this case, and the image of them on the bus with a case of Miller Lite on one of the seats is chuckle-worthy and some biting hypocrisy/bad-optics.
Center-right, with its own seat:
Ever notice how it's almost always a group of overweight, middle-aged, ugly women?

Also; classy miller lite there. I guess we know why they aren't driving themselves.
 

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The WOKE TX House Dems are crying to Mommy & Daddy in DC (Biden & Harris) begging both Biden & Harris to save them from big-bad TX GOPers LOL.

Problem is Biden could careless what the TX Dems think or ask: we know so-called lobbying or pressure on Manchin & Sinema including other centrist Senate Dems will NOT do anything either. This will cement TX as a deep Red State once the GOP wave comes in 2022.

FYI: all the TX GOP needs is 17-18 seats for supermajority in the TX House of Representatives.
That's the thing that irritates me the most; they're essentially begging Biden to strip their state of its right to govern itself, which is ironic considering how the Democrats were all about states' rights when Trump was president. Except not really ironic, because we all know these people have never and will never have any principles whatsoever; they just want power, and will do or say anything to get/keep it.
 

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That's the thing that irritates me the most; they're essentially begging Biden to strip their state of its right to govern itself, which is ironic considering how the Democrats were all about states' rights when Trump was president. Except not really ironic, because we all know these people have never and will never have any principles whatsoever; they just want power, and will do or say anything to get/keep it.
They've got short-term memories because back in the day: TX Dems (when my homestate of TX used to be Blue) used similar aggressive roadblocks against minority voters.
 
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