Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Liberals take note of Wendy Davis, Leticia Van De Putte and the People's Fight last night in Texas

I will use every means at my disposal, fair and unfair... Louis Gossett Jr., An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis stood and filibustered the Right-Wing attempt to outlaw abortion and shackle women under the power of the Patriarchy in Texas. For nearly 13 hours she alone stymied the plans of the Texas Teahadists led by Rick Perry, he who hath declared There is No Freedom From Religion in His State.

Texas Lt Gov Dewhurst as acting Senate President decided he had had enough of Davis' Filibuster, so he ruled that her speaking about Roe v.Wade or the 2011 Sonogram Conservative Rape Wand Law, was not germane to the Texas SB5 anti-abortion law.

The Texas Senate Democrats wisely introduced Parliamentary Procedure to combat this dictatorial move by Dewhurst, but as is Republicans wont they merely ignored Rules which they found inconvenient. 

Despite his ruling not conforming to Texas Senate Rules and despite the "infraction", as he called it, actually being germane, Dewhurst moved to call for a tabling of all motions and vote on the Punishment of Women / Restoration of the Patriarchy.

Texas State Senator Leticia Van De Putte repeatedly asked Lt Gov Dewhurst, "Did the President hear me or did the President hear me and refuse to recognize me?"

Dewhurst mansplained to Van De Putte the Chair did not recognize her, Van De Putte then struck, "At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?” 

With that line the People in the Chamber and Rotunda erupted.

The Voice of the People would not be extinguished by Dewhurst's few pitiful gavel bangs and his impotent pleas. The People would not be reduced to brood mares for Texas.

Nonetheless, Dewhurst called for the Roll and declared the Ayes to be 19, the Nays to be 10 and the bill passed as he walked off. 

The Crowd began to shout Shame! Shame! Shame! but, little do they know that Republicans have no shame.

However, it appears despite the Undemocratic, immoral, underhanded tactics of the Texas Teahadist Republicans the final Roll Call came in at 12:03 am, past the midnight deadline for the Special Session.

There's mass confusion about this but make no mistake when it comes to Republican Bill Passing, they will stop at nothing; rules, laws, morals, to pass their Agenda. An Agenda designed to Punish Women, Punish the Poor, Punish Minorities and Create a Neo-Feudalist Utopia.

Whiny Punk Ass David Dewhurst declared around 4 this morning that the Bill had failed and then pouted, "An unruly mob, using Occupy Wall Street tactics, disrupted the Senate from protecting unborn babies.” Dewhurst mansplained that he would request Ayatollah Perry to call another Special Session so he and his fellow Right-Wing Rapists could ram through more slut shaming bills.

“We had terrorist in the Texas State Senate opposing SB 5,” Republican Bill Zedler tweeted last night.


the yellow fringe said...

Thanks for this, I knew something happened there, but this is very helpful in understanding it.

Grung_e_Gene said...

yellow fringe,

I'm sure there are more detailed analysis nut it was fantastic to watch the people of Texas battle against Republican Tyranny. It also shows the necessity of knowing your Parliamentary Procedure as the Texas Teahadists were caught off-guard and didn't know their own rules of the Senate.

Syrbal/Labrys said...

Yeah, "occupy" tactics my ass. It is called DEMOCRACY Mr. Dewhurst. Besides, how dare all those women refuse to be seen and NOT heard!

Grung_e_Gene said...


Let me Mansplain somethin' to you, honey!

You see Wendy Davis was interrupting Men doing Law Stuff. LAW STUFF!

It's really technical so I won't bother your head with it but suffice to say that there was a reason Prick Rerry and the Texas Legislature tried to Gerrymander her out of a District and now with the 5 Fat White Dress Wearing Overlords Permission they'll simply get rid of her and pass whatever law they need to re-establish the Patriarchy.

SadOldVet said...

Mr. Grung_e_Gene:

Your posting has been among many delightful reads today about the actions of Wendy Davis. What continues to be missed in these discussions is that these 'sainted' republicans 'know' that they are doing God's work (or at least that of Jebsus). At least as interpreted by the Pat Robertsons of this world. Did not Jebsus teach us that lying and cheating are permissible when you are working to achieve God's Will?

ChickenHammer said...

The Pro Abortion crowd shouted down the legislative process. Unruly mob, occupy tactics, anarchy, whatever you want to call it the actors who shouted the loudest got what they wanted; for now.

Senator Davis's filibuster was politics done correctly and by the rule of law; the shouting crowd was not. Texas's open government will have to become less open in order to keep the troublemakers out and the Governor has already called for another special session to finish what was left unfinished last night.

What did the out of control Pro Abortion crowd accomplish? The Pro Life law the right wants will be passed by the next special session and the legislative process will become less open to those who want to witness it first hand. Bravo.

Democracy in action, majority rules. Kinda like two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner. Hope everyone is happy with the outcome.

SadOldVet said...


There is NO such thing as 'the Pro Abortion Crowd'. There are Pro Choice people who believe that medical decisions should solely be between a woman and her doctor and should not be determined by the Religious Reich Wing Crowd of which you appear to be a loud member.

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