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Old 06-26-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Oh the hypocrisy of the Republican Party. Democrat Wendy Davis couldn't eat, drink, sit down, lean, pee, or stop talking because rules are rules. But of course mere rules do not apply to the Republicans in Texas. They routinely violate the same rules, and to put the icing on the cake. Try to ram bills through in the middle of the night after the deadline to pass them has expired. Thinking that everyone is as dumb as they are and that nobody will notice.

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Texas Vote Passing Abortion Bill Is Rendered Moot

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and ERIK ECKHOLM
Published: June 26, 2013

AUSTIN, Tex. — Hours after claiming that they successfully passed some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country, Republican lawmakers in Texas reversed course on Wednesday and said a disputed late-night vote on the bill did not follow legislative procedures, rendering the vote moot and giving Democrats a bitterly fought if probably short-lived victory.

The State Senate’s vote came right at a midnight Tuesday deadline, amid widespread confusion and the noise of a chanting crowd of the bill’s opponents in an upstairs gallery. Senate Democrats said the vote took place past the deadline at 12:02 a.m. or 12:03 a.m., while Republicans disputed those claims, saying the vote was legitimate.

But at 3 a.m., Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the presiding officer of the Senate and a Republican supporter of the bill, told lawmakers and reporters that although the bill passed on a 19-to-10 vote, the bill could not be signed in the presence of the Senate and was therefore dead,
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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Oh the hypocrisy of the Republican Party. Democrat Wendy Davis couldn't eat, drink, sit down, lean, pee, or stop talking because rules are rules. But of course mere rules do not apply to the Republicans in Texas. They routinely violate the same rules, and to put the icing on the cake. Try to ram bills through in the middle of the night after the deadline to pass them has expired. Thinking that everyone is as dumb as they are and that nobody will notice.
Welcome to politics in America!

Just understand both parties do this type of garbage.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Gun control legislation: Repubs decided not to filibuster, and they let it go to a vote.
Abortion control legislation: Dems decide to filibuster, to try to keep it from going to a vote.

Who's obstructing?
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Gun control legislation: Repubs decided not to filibuster, and they let it go to a vote.
Abortion control legislation: Dems decide to filibuster, to try to keep it from going to a vote.

Who's obstructing?
Most of the time obstructing is good for the citizens. Almost every new law either raises our taxes or reduces our liberty.

Obstruction of legislation is a good thing.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Gun control legislation: Repubs decided not to filibuster, and they let it go to a vote.
Abortion control legislation: Dems decide to filibuster, to try to keep it from going to a vote.

Who's obstructing?
It is a legal form of politics, and it happens in this country.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Oh the hypocrisy of the Republican Party. Democrat Wendy Davis couldn't eat, drink, sit down, lean, pee, or stop talking because rules are rules. But of course mere rules do not apply to the Republicans in Texas. They routinely violate the same rules, and to put the icing on the cake. Try to ram bills through in the middle of the night after the deadline to pass them has expired. Thinking that everyone is as dumb as they are and that nobody will notice.
Dewhurst said it didn't count. He is a Republican.
At least there are some politicians the follow the rules.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Dewhurst said it didn't count. He is a Republican.
At least there are some politicians the follow the rules.
DOH, he had no choice. It was broadcast live. The entire freaking world saw their blatantly illegal vote to try and deprive women of their constitutional rights. They might have actually gotten away with it in the old days before TV coverage. Somebody needs to tell those good old boys that this ain't the 1950s anymore.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: 77441
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DOH, he had no choice. It was broadcast live. The entire freaking world saw their blatantly illegal vote to try and deprive women of their constitutional rights. They might have actually gotten away with it in the old days before TV coverage. Somebody needs to tell those good old boys that this ain't the 1950s anymore.

maybe someone should tell the libturds to pay attention.

someone would have to be really stupid to agree with your post.

We're talking like
"vote to re-elect obama" stupid...
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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It is a legal form of politics, and it happens in this country.

Like when Mitt Romney was elected to be governor of Massachussets the Democratic legislature quickly passed a rule that the the governor was no longer permitted to appoint judges. They recinded the law as soon as another Democrat was elected.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Oh the hypocrisy of the Republican Party. Democrat Wendy Davis couldn't eat, drink, sit down, lean, pee, or stop talking because rules are rules.
She can't pee and talk at the same time? That's an actual rule?
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