TX State Rep.: Greg Abbott Passing Several Extremely Right-Wing Laws Is ‘Red Meat’ For His Base 1

TX State Rep.: Greg Abbott Passing Several Extremely Right-Wing Laws Is ‘Red Meat’ For His Base

Texas Democratic State Representative Ron Reynolds joins Nicolle Wallace to call out the Texas GOP for passing conservative laws to appease their base and pander to the far right
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    1. @Luke_SkyWanker I think your the person to answer this for me. You mentioned a republican trap. I’ve long thought so but could you tell me more why you think so?

    2. @i dont have time 2 reply like trump and the kurds
      Trump held a rally in Ohio and took credit for the U.S. exit. “I started the process,” he boasted. “All the troops are coming back home. They couldn’t stop the process. 21 years is enough. Don’t we think? 21 years. [The Biden administration] couldn’t stop the process. They wanted to, but it was very tough to stop the process.”
      Remember when trump jumped civilian deaths in Afghanistan by 330percent

    3. @Lefty Loser since you want to discuss non sequitur
      Trump held a rally in Ohio and took credit for the U.S. exit. “I started the process,” he boasted. “All the troops are coming back home. They couldn’t stop the process. 21 years is enough. Don’t we think? 21 years. [The Biden administration] couldn’t stop the process. They wanted to, but it was very tough to stop the process.”

    4. @Diego A
      Trump held a rally in Ohio and took credit for the U.S. exit. “I started the process,” he boasted. “All the troops are coming back home. They couldn’t stop the process. 21 years is enough. Don’t we think? 21 years. [The Biden administration] couldn’t stop the process. They wanted to, but it was very tough to stop the process.”

    1. And where they “won’t force a 12 year old girl to wear a mask but they’ll force her to give birth”.
      They are pro-unborn; not pro-life!

    2. The only state to spread Ebola to someone else because they could not be bothered with CDC guidelines. But what the heck, those nurses were just women.

    1. Maybe you can send some KY & lipstick@Chaos to your boy Trump in prison. Will come in handy when he is pumped & poked like a squeeze box in the prison shower room he will visit daily.

    2. @SLAYERSWINE Trump isn’t going to jail. Only the same half dozen fake news sources are even talking about it. They think you’re stupid for believing them. Fact!

    1. @Zj Hawson How did it feel to have lost all 3 houses, huh Repuke lser? I’ve been laughing at you since November. Ahahaha…
      Btw, when is the orange thing supposed to be “reinstated” as President again? What happened to August, June, April, Jan, etc.?

    2. @Zj Hawson
      Trump held a rally in Ohio and took credit for the U.S. exit. “I started the process,” he boasted. “All the troops are coming back home. They couldn’t stop the process. 21 years is enough. Don’t we think? 21 years. [The Biden administration] couldn’t stop the process. They wanted to, but it was very tough to stop the process.”

    3. @Zj Hawson
      I planned to withdraw on May 1st, and we should keep as close to that schedule as possible.”
      In other words, when the Republican complains about Biden failing to “follow the plan” left by the Trump administration, the former president is apparently complaining that Biden’s ongoing withdrawal is too slow.

    4. @YT Sux I didn’t mention Trump. . At all actually. You must really love him, I bet you worship his portrait like a god.

      And btw there was a plan in place to set terms and conditions with the taliban with that prisoner exchange. There was supposed to be a treaty signed with terms and conditions, something biden REFUSED to do and now look what happened. . Be triggered by the facts.

  1. Let’s be real, they don’t care about the pro-life movement. It’s all about control. Just like voter suppression. Wake up

    1. @Boomstheory You believe in a Sky wizard but not that you should care about babies after their born by supporting the foster care system?

    1. Let’s all sit and watch America fall back Into the dark ages. Thankfully watching from across the northern border!!!

    2. @Dave Gilmour Wow… That isn’t a stupid statement by any means… Don’t forget the Taliban, because the views on Women seem to be on the same lines as well… Women aren’t allowed to choose

    3. @Brian Hard The politicians win. The rich people keep telling the middle class they are supposed to hate the lower class. While America fights with each other on a daily basis, we get these laws like in Texas being passed during the night. But the citizens are too busy fighting to notice what’s going on.
      Just be sure you live in a state you like and hope that States rights can protect you. Can’t rely on SCOTUS.

  2. They voted for Ted Cruz… Twice. Folks get the government they deserve, as the saying goes. Texas is a beautiful place. The problem is it’s filled with Texans.

    1. I really hope that we the Texas voters will mobilize and vote out Cruz and Cornyn and McCaul and Abbott and Paxton and Patrick et cetera. Too many longtime incumbent Republicans are “winning” because their districts are drawn like snakes. While living in Austin for nearly two decades, I’d move merely a few miles down the road and my Congressional Representative would change to another old, white, wealthy, Republican incumbent lawyer who is insulated from the realities on the ground and who never holds town halls in lower-class neighborhoods. I’m still angry and I hope that my fellow Texans are feeling it enough now to VOTE these MF’ers out for good.

    2. @Florida Man Sure man, I’ll go to California, when you pay for the packing, movers, a place to stay, money to get utilities going, and lets say small nest egg so my family and I don’t have to turn to the state while I Look for a job. How does that sound?

  3. Next thing Texan women will be required to address each other with the words “Blessed be the fruit.”

    1. @Shawn O’Connor That’s akin to telling an alcoholic to just stop drinking. If it were that simple, there would NEVER be unwanted, unplanned pregnancies’, just as there would be no alcoholics if it were as simple as telling people to just say NO! But what right does anyone have to tell a woman she MUST carry a baby to term???

    2. @Shawn O’Connor One of the problems with that is GQP men tend to enjoy incestuous r@pe, and both those crimes aren’t good enough reasons to get an abortion (according to said GQP). This is just a loophole to make Trump happy so he can get one step closer to dating his daughter.

    1. I can’t help but see the similarity, too, between the Texas Republicans and the Taliban. Both want to force their religious beliefs on to others; both have a disregard for life, unless it’s that of an unborn child; both don’t want to hear women speak. I’m sure there are other similarities, but those are the ones that come to mind at the moment.

    2. @SG Republicans ‘Don’t want to hear women speak’? I think over half of the women HAVE spoken and as a result Texas now has a new law.

    1. @Robert Bihn yes, probably….high school children are leaning left…they are more of a us community…and its beautiful

    2. @Sharon Mores any self respecting and responsible woman I’ve met don’t need assured no funding for their kid.

    3. DoD spends annually 41.6 million US dollars to make sure anyone retired or currently in military gets Viagra when needed.

  4. Abbott is just adding to the hatred for the GOP, that a couple years ago, the average person didn’t even care about. Now, even non-political people are learning how awful they’ve become.

    1. Its accepted that Covid 19 can cause long term affection to the brain.
      Surely behaviour like Abbott’s is a symptom of the white spots on the brain found in autopsies?

    1. Doing it for pure spite whether it hurts them or not and that kinda thing is abuse of powers ,its like that dumb jock or bully who gets themselves in worse trouble cause they can’t stand when they aren’t spoiled and get their way they would rather have it all burn down

    2. It’s a national problem. My red state has an anti vax and mask majority while activating the national guard to help and getting 250 health professionals from federal programs. It makes no sense.

  5. Mr. Abbott wants people to forget about the Billion dollars in fraud that happened under his watch this last year alone. Follow the money.

    1. @Maureen Peterson Its not that simple. That’s why she said they are governing for the minority. The majority of the state is against these laws. All the big cities vote for democrats but the smaller rural areas go Republican. Unfortunately they give these smaller areas more power than larger more populated areas. Our voting system needs reforming.

    2. @ღSwnsasyღ _ No, no– thank YOU, for you are kind in spirit and it is THAT spirit that defines our great God. That you are mirroring that tells me that you are in good hands, regardless of how the evil of our broken world affects you. Remember, perfect love casts out all fear, but the ones who hate are the fearful ones. Many of them understand this intuitively, so be strong in upholding truth and what is right. That’s the best way to gain the respect of the weak and deceived. If things become intolerable then, yes, shake off the dust and move on, but until then, let God’s light shine through you in all matters. God bless.

    3. @J Davies It’s crazy – the ones with the most votes should win! They certainly have it sewn up in their favour!

  6. “In America, people with pre-existing mental health issues have access to firearms but not healthcare. Thanks, Republicans!”
    ― Oliver Markus Malloy

    1. @Mark David I don’t listen to the NRA but okay. 2nd amendment protects firearm ownership while there’s nothing in the Constitution about healthcare. Inconvenient thing leftist don’t want to focus on

    2. @Florida Man The constitution is like the bible. Flawed, inconsistent, antiquated and written by people that never could have predicted the kind of times we are living in.

    3. @Florida Man Hope you follow all that is written in the Constitution and not only the parts that suit you. Hope your health care bills never get that big that you have to sell your guns to help pay them.

    4. @sammyshott23 that’s why the Constitution allows you to add amendments.

      I’m glad you’re honest about your views on the Constitution. Maybe leftist should stop lying that they actually follow the Constitution

  7. “The lie that abortion is murder is right-wing propaganda designed to demonize Democrats. Abortion is legal all over the world because a fetus without a cerebral cortex cannot think or feel before the 27th week. According to the CDC almost all abortions happen before the 13th week.”
    ― Oliver Markus Malloy

    1. @Stefan Jakubowski God has placed judgement for the sin of men and those things are a result of the sin of man and final judgement is coming.
      THE FREE GIFT OF SALVATION IS OPEN FOR YOU.
      SEEK HIM WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND.
      for
      ALL HAVE FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
      because
      HE WILL RETURN TO ENACT JUDGEMENT AND DESTROY THE WICKED AND BRING IN THE NEW CREATION WITHOUT THE EFFECTS OF SIN.

    2. @Roger Walters like it has been for 2k years, really
      A god that cant figure if birds are made from water or dirt
      Your mythology has nothing to do with reality
      Why are you using the Lovelace/Turing/Gore/Lee quantum device to communicate and not malakim

    3. @Stefan Jakubowski Do you have any actual objections to the word of God?
      What is your actual problem with God?

      He is sovereign and made both water and dirt and birds.
      He made you and designed your soul.
      He also prevents you from sleeping securely because your trust is not in Him.
      BUT IF YOU TURN FROM EVIL AND DEPART FROM WICKEDNESS YOU WILL BE HEALED.

    4. @Stefan Jakubowski Gen 3:22 talks about the divinely instituted consequences for man’s disobedience to His authority.

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