Why do so-called Democrats hate democracy so much? This is how they behave when they don’t get their way: Mob rule.
The special legislative session erupted in chaos late Tuesday over an abortion bill, with an extraordinary protest from abortion-rights advocates watching the debate and uncertainty over whether the measure was properly passed.
Republicans contend that senators voted 19-10 in favor of the bill, almost entirely along party lines. But Democrats said that the vote came too late and that the matter could end up in court.
The extended drama came after Republicans used strict interpretations of Senate rules to knock Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, off her marathon filibuster. The final vote was delayed several minutes by loud applause from the gallery, drowning out the action on the floor.
That followed more than an hour and a half of tense debate over Senate rules and decorum, after Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst ruled on a procedural point that the filibuster must end.
Earlier, as the debate on the bill unfolded, Sen. Eddie Lucio of Brownsville, the lone Democratic senator to back the bill, decried the tens of millions of abortions performed since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in 1973.
“No one’s talked about the rights of the unborn,” he said. “They don’t have any, because of Roe vs. Wade.”
All they care about is aborting babies, even after birth. That’s how they roll, including the pro-death president.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2013
Killing babies born alive is special? Really?
What happens when you don’t get your way? Why, shout down the opposition and scream. Ironically, that’s how babies act.
Twitchy has more.
Absurd disrespect for democracy. People are acting like animals. Awful. #txlege
— Tyler Norris (@TXTylerNorris) June 26, 2013
We disagree. Animals have more respect for the defenseless unborn.