Texas Democrats Enable Voter ID Bill And All Junk In Legislature By Supporting Bipartisan Organization Of Legislature
A so-called voter ID law is Topic A in the bipartisan Texas legislature. The intent of the bill is clear enough. It is to suppress the turnout of people Republicans don’t want voting. (Charles Kuffner writes about the ID bill here.)
However, we should not forget that these Republicans were helped into power with the acquiescence of legislative Democrats who voted to ratify the current legislative leadership in exchange for beads and trinkets.
It is bunk to say that this bill is about Republicans only. When the chamber is organized in a bipartisan way, what is produced is the responsibility of both parties.
Texas Democrats serve as first-class enablers of the Republican majority in Austin. We were at one point even reduced to fighting over which Republican would be best to lead the Texas House instead of fighting for our own principles.
When Texas Democrats want to blame somebody for this bad bill, and for every piece of junk that comes from the legislature, they should not forget a good look in the mirror.