Democrats in Texas Walk Out

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  1. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

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    In a move that shows how irrelevant the Democratic Party has become, 51 House Democrats in the state of Texas have walked out and put themselves in "self-exile" in the state of Oklahoma. Why, you ask? Because they are so upset over the vote to redistrict.

    Leftist extremists hail the move as sticking it to the junta/fascist/hard-line/illegitimate administration.

    Give me a break. Firstly, these Texan Democrats violated the law in doing what they're doing; it is illegal to willfully prevent a legislative quorum, which is what they are doing. Secondly, as much as I feel for these poor souls, Democrats are not the only ones to suffer from gerrymandering; it is a bipartisan practice. I may not agree with it, but for now, it is here to stay, and if Dems were in control of the Texas legislature, they'd do the same thing.

    Cry me a river, guys.
     
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    No doubt, I totally dig.
     
  3. Falstaff

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    I am trying real hard.....

    trying.....yes....trying....imaging....aw yes....poor misfortunate democrats....visualizing now...I see democrats....yes....their faces.....puffy, red......tearful..........ha ha ha ha....whoops...cant stop laughing..........sorry
     
  4. JavaFox

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    Gerrymandering is a good thing to protest, but to break the law and to do it in a such a childish way? Believe me, if the Republicans had done this, I'd be ashamed; for the Democrats I only feel sadness.
     
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    What's this, now? There are Democrats in Texas?
     
  6. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    LMAOthe situatin was priceless :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  7. JavaFox

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    Admittedly, Texan Democrats are more conservative than, say, New Yorker Dems. ;)
     
  8. heavya

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    I couldn't believe that so called professional people would act in such a manner.
    I got a good laugh out of it though.
     
  9. The_Neon_Cowboy

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    the land of the free ....


    they sis wht they had to thier house is mostly 2/3 repulicans and needed a 2/3 vote to pass a bill that would eliminate 5 democrats. the demopcats make up 1/3 so it would of passed ... i think it was a good idea
     
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    Actually, I don't think the Texas House requires a supermajority (which you're referring to) to approve redistricting. The reason the Dems bolted was to prevent a quorum -- which is not only illegal in Texas, but really, really dumb.
     

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