In 2011, Wisconsin Dems turned tail and ran rather than face legislative responsibility in their state. There’s a pattern with these chickenshits.
Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Republican, criticized state Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., on Monday in an effort to deprive the Legislature of a quorum, thus the ability to vote on the GOP’s sweeping elections overhaul bill.
Abbott appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday to defend the bill and say the missing lawmakers will be arrested upon their return to the state. He said members of the Texas House of Representatives who are still in the state can call for the arrests of their colleagues who do not show up to vote. The one caveat is the arrest has to be made in the state.
“Once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business,” he said.
……The exodus was the second time that Democratic lawmakers have staged a walkout on the voting overhaul, a measure of their fierce opposition to proposals they say will make it harder for young people, people of color and people with disabilities to vote.
But like last month’s effort, there remains no clear path for Democrats to permanently block the voting measures, or a list of other contentious GOP-backed proposals up for debate.
“We have special sessions that last 30 days,” Abbott said. “And the governor calls them, and I will continue calling special session after special session because over time it is going to continue until they step up to vote.”
Did they show their IDs at the airport?
Too bad the plane didn’t crash.
From Steven Crowder:
Texas Democrats ran away on Tuesday. They would rather hang out in Washington, D.C., and have praised lavished upon them by a slobbering press than do their jobs. At issue is Texas’ commonsense voter integrity bill. The Texas Senate passed the bill anyway. And when the runaway Democrats get back from their field trip, they’ll be arrested and have to do their jobs anyhow. But on Tuesday, they took in the sights.
……The Uber thing seems silly to me. If Democrats are being honest, which they never are when talking about voter integrity laws.
But that’s it. Nothing that comes close to actual voter suppression. Nothing that’s an “unfolding assault” in America. And eat a dick claiming voting laws are the most “significant threat to our democracy since the Civil War.” That’s not hyperbole. Joe Biden can actually put a peen in his mouth and chomp down. I don’t care whose peen it is.
Two things are clear about the debate over voting integrity. The first is that conservatives are winning the argument. The second is that if progressives or the media have their mouths open about any of the laws, there is fecal matter falling out.
The Texas Voter Integrity Law makes it easy for valid citizens to vote and harder for ineligible ones (i.e. illegal aliens) to commit fraud.
The proposed bill includes voting rule changes such as a new ID requirement for mail-in ballots. Any chance for a person who is eligible to vote in an election to vote more than once, or for a person who is not eligible to vote to do so under the name of an eligible voter should be eliminated. Many argue that there is no evidence of widespread fraud, but I didn’t wait for my house to be broken into before installing a security system. Identification proof is required for air travel, to exercise one’s right to own a firearm, and to enter most government buildings, so saying that requiring one to cast a ballot is suppression simply doesn’t make sense.
Beyond ID requirements, the bill sensibly rolls back emergency COVID-19 changes, like Harris County’s drive-through voting and one day of 24-hour voting. Emergency procedures implemented amid a once-in-a-century pandemic should not become the new baseline. Boxes could be tampered with or vandalized if left unmonitored. Is it necessary to prove this is happening in order to implement a reasonable safeguard to prevent it? I’ll repeat one of the opinions I read recently: “It’s hardly crazy to think polling-place shenanigans might be more likely at 3 a.m.”
The bill also calls for polling places to open at 1 p.m. on the last Sunday of early voting. This is a mistake on the Republicans’ part since it can be depicted as an attack on Black churches that have a “souls to the polls” tradition. Republicans should drop this provision because it’s not connected to the real goal of ballot integrity.
Under the bill, Texas would still offer two weeks of early voting, which can hardly be referred to as “suppression.” The bill would also require 12 hours of voting each weekday of the last week of the early voting period, and 12 hours on each of the last two days of this period for counties with a population of 30,000 or more, which decreases the population threshold from the current 100,000. Any move to expand early voting should be widely cheered as a move to “get out to vote.”
Now the Dem Fleebags are begging for care packages from constituents as if they’re in some remote secluded location instead of smack in the middle of D.C.
Biden chimed in with his usual frothing rants about “Jim Crow” and “civil war”. His speech omitted the fact that Jim Crow was a Dem legislation. The Dems have quite a racist history to contend with, and they’ve done everything to deny, coverup, and revise the chronicles of their bigotry. That always gets lost in the race hustle. The Dems have repeated their lies so often that it’s become the accepted version of politics.
Whenever the Dems throw childish tantrums they always throw the ‘hero’ card. A Dem Texas state representative was ravaged on social media for fawning over the so-called “sacrifice” of Dem lawmakers who jetted out of the state on a chartered jet.
According to federal laws concerning the Constitution, these Dem reprobates are in dereliction of duty. Had they opted for running away from their oath to uphold the Constitution and represent their constituents.
The Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives has issued a warrant of arrest to bring the Dems back to face their responsibilities. The Dems also left the House during the 87th Texas Legislative Session back in May. That move led to Gov. Greg Abbott calling the special session, which started on July 8.
I have to show my fucking ID when I buy beer or engage in any legal transaction. That’s not fair, right? By their liberal logic, I shouldn’t have to show ID when I vote, so I should be able to vote in every state in America without being asked for proof of residency or citizenship.
Funny thing is, liberals will tell you all day long that Trump supporters are not well educated. Then they whine that they don’t have ID, a car to get to a DMV, can’t figure out how to pay utility bills and don’t know how to make a copy of something.
It’s all a political farce.