Fox host Neil Cavuto tried to paint the Texas Democrats who left the state to block GOP voter suppression as spoiled brats who just “didn’t get everything you wanted.” Fortunately, Texas Rep. John Bucy III did a great job holding his own.
Despite Republicans having chipped off some of the worst aspects of the Texas legislation, the bill still seriously restricts voting and empowers partisan poll watchers.
In typical Fox News fashion, Cavuto was not interested in any serious discussion about the substance of the bill but in creating political theater where – surprise! – the Democrats are the bad guys.
CAVUTO: Thanks to guys like you and some of your colleagues, you did find a little bit of common ground, you did change some of the souls to the polls push that Republicans supposedly want to dial back. You’ve got some big victories there as well as, you know, allowing more time when they were taking it away for online voting that sort of thing.
So, you were on the way to doing that, doing it the way you normally do it in the state capitol, but this has the appearance you didn’t get everything you wanted, you guys all stormed out of the Capitol, batted your marbles and you look like babies. Are you concerned that you huffed and puffed and now have screwed yourselves?
Bucy chuckled in disgust. He said, “This is a normal provision that’s within the rules. We take voting rights incredibly seriously. This is the most important issue. We will do anything we can to fight for the voting rights of all Texans. And that’s why we’re here in D.C.”
“But why not fight for that right in Texas?” Cavuto interrupted. “Elections have consequences, they’ve produced a majority in the Texas state legislature why not deal with that?”
Bucy hit back.
BUCY: Elections do have consequences, and we have enough members under the rules to break quorum. That’s the consequence of the elections that we won. And we are here fighting for the voting rights of Texans.
You can watch it below, from the July 17, 2021 Cavuto Live.
I do so hope that the country will find its soul this time, too.
Certainly, relatively sane people of goodwill still make up the majority, but what does that matter when such a huge underbelly of racism, greed and sheer irrationality is a constant threat to all the lofty ideals of America’s founders? Unfortunately, the great ‘American Experiment’ has always been undermined by its easy acceptance of corruption and those in positions of power trampling the rights of others for their personal benefit. That allegiance to the Almighty Dollar, America’s only true religion, has taken control of your politics, both local and national, your commerce, your healthcare, even your education and legal systems.
The civilised world has watched on in horror as one of your major political parties has slowly but surely capitulated to its own voters and more to the point, its shady financial backers. Insanity is running rampant and there seems to be nothing on the horizon to rein it in.
I hope I’m wrong, and that somehow the forces of darkness are driven back, but unfortunately, the vested interests and the braying millions willing to follow a madman to the ends of the Earth are much more impassioned and ruthless than the soft middle class, always ready to go along to get along.