Not only was it a big defeat of the tea party, but Texans will witness the making of a new femi-NAZI cultural icon. Her name is Wendy Davis.
Sen. Davis killed the pro-life bill in the Texas Senate with a marathon filibuster from the floor. After Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst gaveled the senate adjourned last night, the pro-abortion forces conducted a giant victory celebration under the Texas Star in the Capitol rotunda.
Meanwhile, the world’s leftist media hailed Davis’ feat. She garnered front page images and ink on most of the world’s newspapers. Look for Sen. Davis to be paraded before the world’s media as a victorious warrior in the “War on Women”. Meanwhile, Texas babies will continue to die.
Tea party enemy Texas House Speaker Joe Straus effectively killed all the pro-life legislation in the regular session. Straus had been elected unanimously by the representatives with tea party approval even though it was well known that Straus was Pro-Choice.. But tea party forces persuaded Texas Gov. Rick Perry to put the abortion issue on the agenda for a special session along with consideration of U.S. Attorney Eric Holder’s re-work of the state’s voting boundaries.
The tea party made an enemy out of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and the movement never had enough votes to bring legislation to a vote on the Senate floor without Dewhurst’s approval.
This may spell a retreat and the end of the tea party movement. That will remain to be seen. Right now, the tea party seems very vulnerable.
Echoing the language of the 15th Amendment, the Act prohibits states from imposing any “voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure … to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color.” Specifically, Congress intended the Act to outlaw the practice of requiring otherwise qualified voters to pass literacy tests in order to register to vote, a principal means by which Southern states had prevented African-Americans from exercising the franchise. The Act was signed into law by PresidentLyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat, who had earlier signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.
… The Act has been renewed and amended by Congress four times, the most recent being a 25-year extension signed into law by President George W. Bushin 2006.
The original act was directed to the following states:
The pollster believes the Democrats will hold onto the Senate:
…there are just nine states currently in the Toss-Up category. Outside of the Toss-Ups, current projections indicate that Democrats can probably count on having 49 Senate seats after Election Day, while Republicans will hold 42.
Conservatives need to win eight (8) of the nine toss up races to take over the Senate.
One Senate race that should be watched. Barbara Boxer (D-CA.) leads former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina by 48% to 43%. Some 5% says they would vote for some other candidate and 5% are undecided. It does not look good for Fiorina, whose conservative credentials are not that good.