The Morning Briefing: Democrats Angry That Babies and Votes Are Now Safer in Texas

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Happy Thursday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Alien vs Predator is still my favorite rom-com.

I find myself asking, “What would Richard Pryor do?” a lot these days.


Every time I do, my liver tells me to stop being so curious.

The incessant flow of terrible news about the incompetence of the addled occupier of the Oval Office doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon. At times, it seems as if Team Biden has outlawed good news.

This morning I am happy to report that they haven’t. Or if they have, it hasn’t been successful.

There were a couple of stories out of Texas on Wednesday that made a little bit of sunshine peek back through all of the dark clouds that we’ve had to endure as a nation, all in the effort to avoid being exposed to mean tweets.

The first had to do with the ongoing effort by decent Americans to ensure that our elections don’t continue devolving into a meaningless facade for one-party, dictatorial rule. Texas became the latest state in this still great land to shore up some of the pandemic-induced erosion of election integrity.

Rick had the story and some good snark to go with it:

Did you know that the world ended yesterday? Kind of snuck up on ya, didn’t it? It seems that evil Republicans are conspiring to deny the right to vote to women and minorities in Texas by passing a law that has the temerity to suggest that no one should be allowed to vote who isn’t who they say they are.

Imagine that! The gall! Why don’t those evil Republicans just trust everyone who shows up to vote to be who they say they are? It’s unAmerican!

Besides, the idea that anyone in America wants to try and steal an election in this day and age is crazy, right?

At any rate, after Republicans passed the new voting integrity law, the ground opened up, the dead began to walk, fire and brimstone fell from the sky — you know the rest. Positively biblical, if you listen to the left. We’re doomed.

Naturally, the guardians of American democracy — or, at least, their version of it — are upset.


Every time a state attempts to scale back some of the madness that was allowed to occur last year, the libs head for the fainting couches, screaming about “barriers” and “restrictions” at the top of their lungs all the way. The Democrats’ ongoing dishonesty about voting laws is a particular pet peeve of mine:

The Wall Street Journal provided some facts and perspectives on the new Texas law:

The Democrats who fled Texas in July to block their Legislature’s voting bill eventually had to go home. On Tuesday the bill passed, and Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll sign it. Cue the shouts of “voter suppression,” as Democrats push H.R.4, Congress’s latest plan to federalize U.S. elections.

The Texas bill isn’t a blockade of the ballot box. The two most-cited provisions will ban 24-hour voting and drive-through voting, practices that weren’t even used until last year, when one county tried them in a pandemic. It isn’t crazy to think polling sites are likelier to attract trouble, or at least suspicion, at 3 a.m.

In one more state, the fraud-fest has been taken down a notch. Now we need to get to work on the vote-by-mail evil.

The other positive news from Texas had to do with the state’s new abortion law that just went into effect, which I wrote about last night:


The Supreme Court has allowed a new Texas law that greatly shrinks the window for legal abortions to stand…for now.


The Supreme Court formally denied a request from Texas abortion providers to freeze a state law that bars abortions after six weeks. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the three liberal justices in dissent.

The court’s move means that the law — which is one of the strictest in the nation and bans abortion before many people know they are pregnant — will remain on the books.

The law allows private citizens to bring civil suits against anyone who assists a pregnant person seeking an abortion in violation of the ban.

In an unsigned opinion, the majority wrote that while the clinics had raised “serious questions regarding the constitutionality of the Texas law,” they had not met a burden that would allow the court to block it at this time due to “complex” and “novel” procedural questions.

All that happened is that the law is allowed to remain in effect for now. Because hysteria is their default mode, Democrats and their flying monkeys in the media were rending their garments about the end of times. There will be plenty more challenges to the law and abortion is sadly still legal everywhere.

This was, however, a step in the right direction on an issue where we have a lot more work to do.

We didn’t exactly all win the lottery, but we did finally have one news cycle that had a couple of stories we could cheer for.

Let’s see if we can do it again.


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