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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 09:12:33 pm »
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The only thing I understood from last night while briefly scrolling through Tumblr as people were awaiting the time to run out, was a lot of snark surrounding the fact that those in opposition to Wendy Davis were trying very hard to find a way so she couldn't keep things going (and the irony rolled into it with older white men trying to find a way to keep women silenced in politics).

I'm glad it didn't pass, though.

 
Good summary and linkage here:

https://medium.com/p/cb900fa4f14b

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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2013, 06:49:55 am »
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Wendy Davis is awesome! But I'm sure they will change the districts around so she loses next time. :(


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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2013, 09:41:12 am »
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Perry has already called another special session to pass the anti-abortion bill. And since it will likely be the only item on the agenda, there will be no way to stop it other than to prevent a quorum.  But he'll just call special sessions until it does pass.

 
can they prevent a quorum?
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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2013, 03:01:32 pm »
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Anyone else watching the live steam on You Tube?

I know it's nerdy, but, as a former lobbyist, I'm loving the parliamentary machinations.  :cool:

34 minutes to go before the end of this special session.  (No, I don't live in Texas. But I think the whole country is watching this one.)

Good luck, Texas Dems!

 
Haven't read the thread, nor watched the live stream.  

I do like the parliamentary machinations, even though I'm not watching them. Democracy in action, or in this case inaction.

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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2013, 03:05:59 pm »
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can they prevent a quorum?

 
maybe. they could run to Oklahoma again I suppose.

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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2013, 03:50:27 pm »
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maybe. they could run to Oklahoma again I suppose.
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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2013, 05:13:16 pm »
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maybe. they could run to Oklahoma again I suppose.

 
are there enough democrats in the legislature to actually keep a quorum from happening if they all went to oklahoma?
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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2013, 06:48:07 pm »
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can they prevent a quorum?

It's been done before -- enough legislators head to Oklahoma. The problem is that Perry can just keep calling special sessions until he wins by waring everyone out. That's been done before too.
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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2013, 08:44:06 pm »
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It's been done before -- enough legislators head to Oklahoma. The problem is that Perry can just keep calling special sessions until he wins by waring everyone out. That's been done before too.

 
And if he does it enough that wing of the GOP will face challenges in the primaries.  And since Texas has an open primary, if I recall correctly, liberals should consider voting for the most liberal candidate from the GOP rather than the really liberal Democrat.

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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2013, 10:39:43 pm »
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And if he does it enough that wing of the GOP will face challenges in the primaries.  And since Texas has an open primary, if I recall correctly, liberals should consider voting for the most liberal candidate from the GOP rather than the really liberal Democrat.

 
They should vote libertarian!
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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2013, 12:47:09 am »
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They should vote libertarian!

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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2013, 08:15:38 am »
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They should vote libertarian!
I'd vote for Rick Perry before I'd vote for a libertarian candidate. Perhaps in "blue states" libertarian candidates are good. In Texas, they are generally about like the tea party in their actual positions on anything that might actually improve life for the bottom 90%.
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Re: Texas Filibuster on Abortion Bill
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2013, 09:28:54 am »
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I'd vote for Rick Perry before I'd vote for a libertarian candidate. Perhaps in "blue states" libertarian candidates are good. In Texas, they are generally about like the tea party in their actual positions on anything that might actually improve life for the bottom 90%.

 
thanks for the warning,  I suspected as much anyhow. because they really weren't any different in Illinois than you are describing here.
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