They almost stole it

UPDATE: Confronted with the evidence, Republicans finally admitted defeat. Well done, Texas Dems!

But they may not get away with it. Texas Banana Republicans lied and cheated to break Wendy Davis’s filibuster and pass SB5 last night, but it was 12:01 and the special session ended at midnight. Of course, they can always find a crooked judge to rule in their favor, but you never know. After all, 160K were watching live on YouTube. (First, the Boston Marathon shootings. Now, this. Cable news was nowhere to be found, and Old Media is officially dead.)

“At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues in the room?” — Senator Leticia Van de Putte

The part you missed, though, was when the entire gallery responded to the chair ignoring a female senator on her motion, and sparked a citizens’ filibuster to delay the vote. For more than 10 minutes, they screamed, yelled, clapped and stomped so loud, the Republicons couldn’t hear themselves. As soon as I get a video, I’ll post it.* It was fucking beautiful.

In the meantime, watch this one. It was like this, only a hundred times louder.

And I think they just energized the Democratic base in Texas, too. Go give money, either to the Texas Dems or to Wendy Davis, who stood for all those hours.

*UPDATE: This is from the final ten minutes. Turn that volume all the way up, because that’s what it sounded like on the livestream:

4 thoughts on “They almost stole it

  1. And now a word about the “old (corporate) media” and the right wing talking heads who work for it. CNN, MSNBC, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, etc. They should quit telling us that Snowden has made himself the story so “we can’t talk about the real issue which is the NSA.” It’s the idiots in the “old media” who keep talking about Snowden instead of the NSA. That’s because they don’t want to talk about the military (NSA) destroying our constitutional rights. They don’t want to explain why our politicians think it’s fine that the military (NSA) is spying on all of us. Who do ‘you’ trust these days?

  2. Well that didn’t take long. I must have read his entrails because there ain’t no mind at work.

  3. Yes, those danged republicans. What a problem. And didn’t Harry Reid speak out against them recently? You know, that spineless asshole. Disgusting.

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