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June 28, 2013 - 2:29 pm

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This week’s battle at the Texas Capitol left progressives elated and the Obama administration feeling very empowered. Their “Wisconsin-like” thug gallery proved successful in postponing the will of the people in Texas. Needless to say, Wendy and Crew energized the base and they are ready to take on the special session called for by Gov. Perry.

In this afternoon’s email, MoveOn.org is encouraging their Texas followers to use another “Wisconsin-like” tactic to further thwart the will of the people:

The Texas Constitution requires 100 representatives—two-thirds of the 150-member House—to conduct business in the lower chamber. There are only 95 Republicans in the House and 19 Republican Senators. Without the participation of Democratic lawmakers, neither chamber of the legislature would have the quorum necessary to do business.

A special session can run for as long as 30 days, so there is no chance of a filibuster or parliamentary delay to prevent the passage of a draconian anti-choice bill that would severely limit women’s reproductive health options in Texas.

This legislation would close 37 of the 42 clinics that offer abortion services in Texas, and outlaw abortion at 20 weeks, even though federal law allows for abortions until 28 weeks. Passage of legislation of this kind will not result in a decrease in the number of abortions but rather will reduce the number of safe options that a woman has by putting the legislature between her and her doctor in regards to her reproductive health and future.

Knowing what they have in store and knowing how their tactics were used in Wisconsin, there is no reason for Texas lawmakers to come into the new session unprepared. Seems like they might want to spend their 4th of July holiday studying the events and tactics used in Wisconsin and start preparing now. The good people of Texas are counting on it.

Note: Despite what you may have heard elsewhere, the majority of Texans support “fetal pain” legislation according to poll results published in March:

Most Texans favor a so-called fetal pain proposal to outlaw abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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If we were as lawless as the Move On/OWS/Dems we would be rioting in the streets demanding a new election, as the last one - due to suppression of Tea Parties and others by the IRS, rampant voter fraud and other things that haven't been unearthed yet - was clearly illegitimate.
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Texas is Texas - the majority support women's health, the state needs rational discussion and a return to a big tent GOP or the party will suffer.

George H Bush, we need you.
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"Knowing what they have in store and knowing how their tactics were used in Wisconsin, there is no reason for Texas lawmakers to come into the new session unprepared."

If the results in WI are any indication then TX legislators don't need to do a thing. The MoveOn thuggery will be all sizzle and no steak when it is all over.
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If we were as lawless as the Move On/OWS/Dems we would be rioting in the streets demanding a new election, as the last one - due to suppression of Tea Parties and others by the IRS, rampant voter fraud and other things that haven't been unearthed yet - was clearly illegitimate.
42 weeks ago
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Progressives have been over-playing their hand for 7-8 years now...

No longer can they hide behind the obfuscation of the media and the double talk that comes out of their mouths.

We can plainly see what they are all about and chose or reject as we see fit.

I chose to reject...
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I wouldn't mess with Rick Perry. He'll call the National
Guard and surround the Capitol. I find this reliance on
mob thuggery a clear threat to government and the will
of the voters. If Texans want 3rd trimester infanticide,
they'll have to elect some of Pelosi's pals and pass it in the
legislature. Now it will be banned.
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Wisconsin like? Texas Dems did it before the Wisconsin Dems. They did it in 2003 over redistricting. People seem to forget that for some reason.
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Wisconsin doesn't have the Texas Rangers. One riot, one Ranger.

The Republicans are not going to be blind sided again. Not with Dan Patrick rallying the troops. We saw what the Occupy crowd is willing to do last Tuesday and if they think that Rick Perry won't call every cop to surround the Capitol, you're wrong.

And the Killer D's, well, seems their little trips to Oklahoma and New Mexico cost them; their jobs.
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