Media hail runaway Texas Democrats for blocking voting action
They are portrayed as heroes for sneaking out of their states.
If there has ever been a story – okay, a non-Trump story – that has dramatized the way the political press takes sides, it’s the spectacle of Democratic Texas lawmakers blocking action by pushing it out. Lone Star State.
Now you can think of these Democrats as yellow bellied cowards, or you can think of them taking a principled stance to prevent the GOP from passing what they see as a devastating set of voting restrictions. It is a legitimate subject of debate.
But the Republicans have the votes to pass the measure, so the Democrats deny them a quorum, for now, by refusing to run.
In other words, they are foiling the democratic process while telling the world that they are trying to save democracy.
WHY THE MEDIA ELITE, CAPTURED BY THE LEFT, ALIENATE THE TWO STATES
Imagine for a moment that Republicans in a liberal state like New York are leaving the state in droves to prevent Democrats from enacting a strong voting bill. Would they not be described as obstructionists? Wouldn’t their tactics be described as desperate? Would their approach not be considered a criminal act?
Instead, the Washington post posted this headline yesterday: “Inside the Secret Plan for the Democratic Exodus from Texas: A Phone Tree, a Pack Rush, and a Politically Perilous Journey.”
I mean, the newspaper gave the impression that commandos were on a secret CIA mission.
Here’s the common thread: “They activated the plan with a phone tree late Sunday: pack your bags – and make sure they don’t weigh more than 45 pounds. Be prepared to leave Austin tomorrow at noon. We will then tell you where we are to go. “
Their goal: “Blocking what they described as a total attack on democracy meant making it harder for people who tend to vote Democrats to vote.” It was just a matter of when.
A day earlier, the New York Times: Texas Democrats Flee State To Highlight GOP Voting Restrictions,
“The hastily arranged departure added a cinematic element to partisan bickering in a state with a colorful political history.”
THE JOURNAL DECLARES THE BIDEN DRILLING; WASHINGTON NEVER FELT MORE MATTE
Again, I don’t think renegade Republicans would be praised for bringing Hollywood entertainment to a “colorful” state. The coverage would be more along the lines of removing people of color.
Not that there is no demagoguery on both sides. Will Governor Greg Abbott and his Republicans really follow through on their threat to arrest Democrats? Will the Democrats, who met Kamala Harris yesterday, really stay in Washington until the special session expires on August 7? As the Texas Tribune said so“At first glance, this is ridiculous for everyone except the politicians themselves. In any other workplace, this kind of fabricated drama and stress would bode ill.”
And yet the Dems-on-the-run get sympathetic interviews on CNN and MSNBC and profiled as to their means of transportation (ranging from a flight to a Dulles airport bailiff to the lawmaker who packed his family in. a Jeep for the 23- hour drive.
The Texan melodrama unfolded against a backdrop of heated speech by President Joe Biden in support of his party’s voting rights legislation. Yet a staggering number of Democrats and Liberal commentators say the Jim Crow and the Big Lie Oratory does nothing to break Hill’s impasse. “Biden hasn’t offered much in terms of the plan,” MSNBC’s Joy Reid said.
The coverage here, too, is favorable to the Democratic side, except for Biden’s failure to agree to lifting the filibuster to pass the For the People Bill with 50 votes in the Senate. That would mean Democrats would change the rules to get their way, which is good, from that point of view, because filibuster is undemocratic (except when they are in the minority and use it vigorously).
But this political science debate doesn’t matter, because Biden doesn’t have 50 votes to suspend the filibuster, thanks to Sense. Joe Manchin, DW. Virginie, and Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz.
So with their path pretty firmly blocked, Hill Democrats will have plenty of time to pull the breeze with their visiting Texas friends.