Yeah, I know this is a line from a shitty movie, but let me explain.
This is a link to the most restrictive abortion law in the country:
It passed AFTER the deadline. That doesn’t matter, because Texas is no longer a democracy, the GOP decided to play by fascist rules today.
That is Wendy Davis, donate to her, she started a 13 hour filibuster, but was cut off by the cheating GOP when she discussed non-germane topics. Apparently the GOP feel that in a Filibuster of a restrictive abortion law, sonograms and Roe Vs. Wade are “not germane”. See, if you can’t play fair, just cheat.
This set the stage for some other heroes like John Whitmire and Kirk Watson to try and stop a vote. At the end, the GOP rammed their agenda through, and about ten minutes from the deadline, the people in the gallery started screaming. They cheered, they yelled, and they chanted. THE PEOPLE DECIDED TO ACT! They bought the necessary ten minutes, and the GOP CHEATED!
So ends democracy in Texas, yes, there were cheers, but those were the cheers of men and women, fighting to stop an unjust group of people from STEALING their rights. I’m disgusted at the GOP and their fascism I can’t be prouder of the Texans fighting for their rights.
You won this battle GOP, but remember, this is TEXAS. Sure, some battles are lost, but we don’t give up on just causes. The war has just begun! Instead of destroying morale, you just increased our resolve. Thanks GOP, you just gave us something else to “REMEMBER”.