People cannot understand conservatives. I should rephrase that... the media cannot tolerate conservatives. And show it constantly.
Today, let's talk about filibusters. There were two in the news over the last several months. One took place in the Texas Senate, the other took place in the U.S. Senate. Both were doomed to failure. One was apparently not a true filibuster since it did not hold up any government business. Guess which one the media loved and which one they derided.
Republican senator Ted Cruz was attacked, lampooned, and ridiculed by the media and by many of his own party.
Texas Democrat state senator Wendy Davis was praised and is now raising funds for a possible run for governor.
Why were both speeches doomed to failure? Because the governor of Texas had only to call another special session to pass the legislation Davis filibustered. And the (not really a) filibuster by Ted Cruz could not rally Senate Republicans to vote as a bloc. That was a foregone conclusion and Cruz was ridiculed for not folding after enduring criticism from his own party.
So, tell me, why is Davis a hero and Cruz a buffoon?
Neither one did more than "tilt at windmills" and both showed passion and sincerity to their cause.
The interesting thing is that Cruz was accused of filibustering merely to get attention for himself and Davis was never heard of outside her district before her filibuster. Who needed the attention more? Who is trying to benefit from the attention?
Pot <> kettle <> black.
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