Beto: Dems Stopped One Of Worst Voter-Suppression Bills In The US 1

Beto: Dems Stopped One Of Worst Voter-Suppression Bills In The US

 

Texas Democrats on Sunday night staged a walkout to prevent a vote from being held before a midnight deadline on a bill that would add new restrictions to elections in the state. Fmr. Rep. Beto O'Rourke joins Morning Joe to discuss.
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84 comments

  1. “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”
    -James Waterman Wise
    And the GQP is hard at it, taking their cues straight out of the Nazi playbook.

    1. @Bryan That’s not exactly what Memorial Day is for. Not to mention, plenty of Northern Democrats fought on the side of the Union and died serving our country during the civil war. In addition, everyone with a decent knowledge of the last 50+ years of U.S. history knows that the remainder of the openly racist/anti-civil rights faction of the Democratic Party left and joined the GOP after President L.B.J. signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. Which in no small part is why the GOP was able to become the dominant political party in most Southern states by the 1980s. Trying to claim some sort of patriotic or moral authority by reminding people of a version of the Democratic Party that doesn’t exist anymore is at best asinine, but at worst it’s willfully ignorant. Therefore, I suggest you keep fake apolitical Memorial Day wishes like this to yourself.

    2. @Bryan that was true 60 years ago, the parties switched positions under Johnson. Nice try though.

    1. They had to. State Dems know Biden’s need to acquiesce to GOP, refusal to use Executive order means one term prez. We have to run 2024 candidate people really want(Creepy Joe was Obama’s choice) & will keep campaign promises & fight! GOP is very real threat to democracy state & nationally

    2. @Bill Robbins That’s not all they are suppressing. The latest is outlawing the right of women to choose what happens to their bodies. Outlawing private businesses and schools from requiring proof of covid vaccination. Outlawing anti-racism being taught in schools. All during the pandemic, they screamed that their rights are being taken away from them because they had to wear a mask but they don’t hesitate to take away the most precious gifts, like voting, this country has to offer. They are not done! Stay tuned!

    3. @Cathi Christian they are truly maligned to trump and Not our Constitution that has held fast and firm to what makes our Country unique. Shameful and most disengenuous to their very own Country and the people they’re SUPPOSE to represent. Truly shows how POWER can CORRUPT. They’ve thrown away their Oath of Office to support a corrupt x-president. Doesn’t get worse than that.

    4. There’s a reason Beta badly lost the Presidential race, senate race, and no longer holds a seat in congress. Once a loser, always a loser.

    1. @Because I Am Only crooks want dead or illegal votes. Nothing good about that.

    2. @Stefan Jakubowski Absolutely, if we had updated voting rolls that wouldn’t have happened.

    3. @TDS is fatal for America wrong again, do you try to be this disconnected from reality or is it a family trait

    1. @Detritiv0re Marxism is a social, political, and economic philosophy named after Karl Marx. It examines the effect of capitalism on labor, productivity, and economic development and argues for a worker revolution to overturn capitalism in favor of communism, that never works.

    2. @Brihaspati Dattatreya Except that Republicans aren’t Marxists. They’re authoritarians, pushing for a dictatorship and end to voting and rights in America.

    3. @Brihaspati Dattatreya must be slow. How about pledging your loyalty to man ( tRump ) instead of country. Now i know your really not as slow as you pretend to be. Which party is would that be??

  2. Russian bank sponsored Trump family have been very effective agents at destroying US democracy. Amazing to see in real time.

    1. @CIVIL DEFENSE: P.S.A. hey, why are you wasting your time here? You should be reading trump’s blog. None of you guys are reading dear leaders musings. You’re making your orange daddy sad!

    2. @Susan Hewitt I heard, China bought up all Dump loans with Deutsche Bank…If true, I don’t know..Heard that from a reporter…

    3. @Bradley Stone Where is the damaging evidence from Hunter’s laptop?
      Release the Kraken!
      Was the Kraken between Hunter’s legs?
      They keep teasing us but they won’t give us the evidence.

  3. Democrats in Congress have the chance to put a stop to this great evil. Now may be their last opportunity to do so.

    1. i am so sorry to say that dems do not stand a chance even if they are the majority. they are too weak and cowardly.

    1. @larry taylor : Donald Trump finally did something Good for AMERICA and Destroyed The RACIST GQP Party.

    2. @Demetria Karnavas Let me explain. The 25-32% of Americans doing whatever they can to disenfranchise everybody else are explicitly ‘not good’… Their status as villainous racists doesn’t really imply that anybody else is good or bad… They’re simply locking in ‘bad’ status for themselves through their actions.

  4. Just remember.. Every time one of these self proclaimed “Republicans” open their mouth and spew a few paragraphs, just think what the exact opposite of that wound be. There you will find the truth.

    1. @Linda Campbell is this supposed to be a cohesive thought? Let. Everyone. Vote. It’s called “Democracy,” I know you all don’t believe in that though, so it may seem foreign, technically it is but some of us try to believe in it. Give it a try!

    1. @Ficial Intelligence true, they are too busy trying to survive. However, please explain these trumpturds voting and giving money, which they need to live, to the GOP and those attending these horrible rallies held by trumpanzee, gaetz, etc.

    2. they are democratically destroying democracy
      democracy is the problem
      if you can simply vote rights away they arent rights

    3. @Basillio11 We would thank him a little more if he had done more to staunch the pandemic *before* it killed half a million people (because he was warned well in advance). And pushing for a vaccine “before Election Day” doesn’t exactly earn him a prize, ’cause we all know what that was about.

  5. Wow.
    Americans (those still sane) need to put an end to this, or roll over and accept dictatorial rule.
    Times ticking…

  6. Giving TX legislators the power to overturn an election!!! That is what these “Election Integrity” laws being passed are about. The Republicans want the ability to decide who does and doesn’t win. They want the ability to have the TX Legislation to decide winners of elections.

    1. Which is a violation of the Constitution. So even just proposing this law should have them brought up on charges.

  7. This is not just targeted at Black and Latinos. It’s about all of us. That needs to be emphasized.

    1. @Santiago Pina It seems you need to take your own advice… I mean… Looking for bamboo fibre’s in the paper… Chickens EATING BALLOTS and then BEING INCINERATED… Do you call ‘that’ feasible?

      Lets put up another theory…. Nth Korea sent bamboo voting papers to Trump and he watermarked them… because there’d be no way in h3ll that he’d be able to get his hands on any other voting papers … That would mean that TRUMP would have been working with Nth Korea… while he was President

      IF Trump had of gotten a hold on those voting papers, there would have been boxes to tick…
      Party to vote for
      ONE Candidates name… HIS
      Send monthly donations

      You are screaming for democracy… but only if it is YOUR party who is in power… That isn’t democracy… That is FASCIM because only YOUR party will ever be allowed to have a say

      Research it

    2. @Santiago Pina
      Did you really just claim that nothing on twitter could be a lie? LOL.
      But you never answered my question: what would you say if the Arizona Democrat party had turned over control of official ballots to private companies of their choosing?

    3. @Santiago Pina Oh… and here’s a bit MORE research for you… IF Trump had of gotten a hold of some of those real ballot papers to watermark them… That would constitute interfering with voting papers, which someone pointed out to me is a Felony…
      Either way… The story remains the same

  8. Republicans are screaming what they fear most: you voting blue. They’re telling you what you need to do: vote blue, and telling you how to crush them: vote blue.

    1. This isn’t about voter suppression. It’s about state Republicans deciding which votes and election results they are prepared to accept

    2. @Sun Dial What is it with you days old, empty channel trolls, posting absolute nonsense and garbage? Have some self-respect; do something positive for a change = stop believing conspiracy theories.

    3. @Dennis Even funnier, if an MSNBC story covers the indictment of Baby Cheesus he’ll unironically sneer “TDS!” and “Living in your head rent free!”

  9. “Jim Crow 2.0” has a place in our current dialog when we talk about the continuation of “The Big Lie” and other efforts to suppress American Democracy.

    1. So is the “Big Lie” that Biden won or is the “Big Lie” that Trump won or does it not really matter like who the lame duck is?

  10. You won’t be able to vote Abbott out after this bill passes. The election will be overturned if he loses. These type of laws should be illegal.

    1. Federal government needs to intervene. These republicans are out of control and will do anything to win and we know that’s lie cheat and steal

  11. It’s about time! The Dems need to step up and use every tool legally available to them. Start thinking like your adversary.

  12. “If more people voted, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.” – Donald Trump

    1. @Pj Romanov
      I actually don’t know much about Byrd. My point was about human decency, which may be difficult for you to grasp.

    2. @Jock Young wow u are so deeply uninformed or one heck of a shill that I can’t reach u.
      Good luck at life

    3. @Pj Romanov
      I didn’t realize I did. But MSNBC and CNN do have the most active comment chatrooms, and it amuses me to see the nonsense that some people believe. And yes, that goes for both sides.

    4. @Pj Romanov
      If by “can’t reach me” you mean can’t get me to agree with your opinions, I really don’t see that as a bad thing. Again, some people simply disagree with you. And 81 million of them voted for Biden.

  13. The death throes of a dying party. Let’s put them out of their misery in ‘22 and ‘24.

    1. yes, indeed. Throw them out of congress, the GOP House Reps and those lazy lying complicit criminal GOP members!

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