I had this feeling that somehow, someway, these right-wing bastards in Texas would find a way to stop Wendy Davis’ courageous filibuster of an anti-abortion bill that represents a direct attack on women’s rights in Texas.
And I almost knew, they would let her go on for hours before they finally found a way to end it—just enough to make her essentially waste her time. Currently, Democrats in the Texas Senate are trying desperately to make it to midnight by raising parliamentary inquiries and other stall tactics (something that they should have never had to do to start with if the filibuster was allowed to continue), but it’s doubtful they’ll be able to pull it off.
It speaks to their sadistic nature that I knew these Republican crooks would not only find some bullshit ways to end her filibuster, but in doing so would let her speak for hours as a means to almost torture her before finally putting her out of her misery by finding some bogus excuse to call an end to it.
And that’s exactly what happened.
Two of the three strikes against her are completely subjective matters of her “getting off topic.” Something that any jackass with an agenda could pull out of thin air and claim is “not on topic.”
The final “strike” against her turned out to be her comparing the sonogram requirement of a previous abortion bill to many of the reckless requirements of the anti-abortion bill that was being filibustered.
Then to top it all off, the Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst essentially makes the final call on what is or isn’t related to the legislation being filibustered—and doesn’t have to explain as to how the subject matter is not of relation or what factors went into his determination.
Now, tell me something isn’t corrupt when a man who opposes an attempted filibuster ultimately determines whether or not the filibuster will continue if there is some kind of objection.
All it takes is for some Republican in the Texas state legislator to object to something she’s saying, they’ll discuss it, and he rules. And it’s a “shock” that they ended her filibuster? Not to me.
Republicans in Texas, and all across this nation, have used any dirty trick they can in order to find ways to get their way. These crooks lie, cheat, steal and manipulate in any way possible to find ways to get their way.
But they’ve woken a sleeping giant, because state Senator Wendy Davis has become a star. She was given the national spotlight for 10 hours, reaching the top of Twitter trends, and even being noticed by President Obama—and she shined.
And from here on out, her star will only glow brighter.
This action by Republicans in Texas has made a mockery of the legislative process, which is nothing new for them—or any number of Republicans across this country.
And I can promise one thing, Democrats in Texas and women in Texas will damn sure not forget this injustice.
But even after the corruption with this process, the unethical drive for Republicans to get their way and this pathetic motion to end this amazing woman’s filibuster…
I still #StandWithWendy.
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