Texas GOP Misses Deadline, Votes Anyway, Changes Timestamp


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  1. Patrick says:

    “Wait… *how* many people were watching the live stream of the filibuster? That can’t be right…”Report

  2. Damon says:

    Heh, you could say the same thing about Demos in MD and a few other tightly held states.Report

  3. Kazzy says:

    “Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he was “very frustrated” with the night’s results, after officially declaring near 3 a.m. that the bill could not be enrolled.

    “An unruly mob using Occupy Wall Street tactics” derailed legislation that was intended to protect women and babies, he told reporters.”

    Hmmm… either he thinks OWS invented the very idea of protesting -OR- the Democrats set up a tent city and were pooping on the sidewalk.

    As much fun as assuming the latter would be, I’m tempted to think the former. What a goober.Report

  4. Cletus says:

    I haven’t seen such a bald-faced screwjob since Montreal.Report

  5. Mike Schilling says:

    You know how much Republicans disapprove of procedural tricks like the filibuster.Report

  6. Chris says:

    Everyone should send Wendy Davis a thank you note.Report

  7. Burt Likko says:

    Similar sorts of shenanigans have been pulled elsewhere. This one time, in Sacramento, an Assemblyman stood on his chair to manually push the minute hand of the wall clock back as midnight approached.Report

  8. Veronica Dire says:

    Is deliberately falsifying a senate record a crime? Should it be a crime?

    The senators who attempted this deception should spend a few dozen years in a cell.Report

  9. Patrick says:

    If at first you don’t succeed, cheat.

    If the Internet catches you, try, try again.Report

    • Stillwater in reply to Patrick says:

      When I was in Texas with a few friends to watch football game (Cowboys, natch) a woman originally from England started mocking the US for its inconsistency between foreign and domestic policy. Another guy there said, “what are you talking about? It says right there in the national anthem “land of the free, home of the cheaters””. She looked at him for a few seconds uncertainly. Then said, without conviction, “no it doesn’t.”, followed by “does it?”Report

  10. NewDealer says:

    What’s with the poorly photoshopped dragon on her shoulder in the second link?Report

  11. zic says:

    Jonathan Bernstein wrote an interesting post on when a live filibuster’s useful.

    Personally, I think he forgot its high entertainment value in the brave new world where politics is entertainment.Report