I'm tired of Texas Democrats who fled the state to keep from doing the job they were elected to do being treated like heroes. They willfully walked off their job because they don't agree with the voting bill that was to come up for a vote.

Texas needs to call a special election to fill their seats.

If any of you walked off your job, would you have a job when you returned? No; and neither should they.

If this is to become standard procedure for our elected officials, Republicans need to leave D.C. to prevent a vote on the infrastructure bill.

This voting bill isn't racist. It applies to every race; white, Black, Hispanic, Asian, etc. They've deserted their constituents. Their constituents need to desert them.

Raymond Summers

Texas City


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(18) comments

Jim Forsythe

Raymond, you hope Republicans leave D.C. to prevent a vote on the infrastructure bill. I do to, as that will not prevent a vote. DC would vote with however many are ready to vote.

They will not wait on those that choose not to be in attendant's.

Gary Miller

Jim> Are you suggesting that Democrats would ignore the quorum rule?So do I. They will let no rule stand in their way.They have already demonstrated their disdain for election laws.

Don Schlessinger

Well Raymond the Dems who ran off to D.C. are doing what Dems do best, spending other peoples money. From what I understand each one of them is receiving $220 per day of our tax money. On the funny side they did take with them at least 6 cases of Covid and gave it to the D.C. Dems. Maybe it was worth the cost after all.

Michael Jozwiak

Don, actually wishing the Covid disease onto others...how Christian of you.

Gary Miller

Don> not very conservative to wish health harm on our enemies. Defeating them at the ballot box is revenge enough.

Don Schlessinger

Thanks Gary, actually I was having a laugh at the situation. I wouldn't wish Covid on anyone.

Carlos Ponce

As this letter was written Democrat House members were returning..... not quite 100 but getting there. They made their point and only their staunchest supporters listened. No minds changed, no thought provoking exchanges.... just pure showmanship. And it was a poor show!

Gary Miller

We need to ask them for a better show. $11,000 a day is too much for what we got.

George Laiacona

Let’s set a precedent! If you are an elected legislator and don’t like the way thin yard going, you can just not show up for a vote and get paid anyway. This idea will hold true for any political party. The real problem is that whoever ever has the votes in really in charge of legislation, whether it be good or bad.

Carlos Ponce

Bad precedent.

Gary Miller

It looks like the lowest IQ candidates get elected by the Democrat party. They have tried to stop a vote before and didn't win then either. If a few more are defeated their numbers won't be needed for a quorum.

Curtiss Brown

I wonder what the author would say about Republican state legislators in Oregon who walked out to destroy a quorum in that state? I would expect praise.

Charles Douglas

Know what I say about all this? Know what I say? Huh? Huh? Here is what I dwell on:

Young man, there's no need to feel down

"I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground"

"I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town"

"There's no need to be unhappy"

"Young man, there's a place you can go"

"I said, young man, when you're short on your dough"

"You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find"

"Many ways to have a good time"

"It's fun to stay at the YMCA!!!!!"

"It's fun to stay at the YMCA!!!!"

"They have everything for you men to enjoy"

"You can hang out with all the boys"

"It's fun to stay at the YMCA!!!!"

"It's fun to stay at the YMCA!!!!"



Gary Miller

Thank you Charles.

Doyle Neuwiller

SUCH hypocrisy!

Jarvis Buckley

Honestly I do not believe they are being treated like hero’s . They are cowards .

Carlos Ponce

The Flee Bags are asking for care packages. Their requests? " Dr. Pepper, salsa, hard candy, hairspray, travel toiletries, hand sanitizers, sewing kits, first aid, and/ or $ to pay shipping."

Now I can imagine DC not having Dr. Pepper (my students couldn't find it in NYC) but shouldn't the other items be readily available?

Ted Gillis

Charles, I’d rather sing Fleetwood Mac’s “Hero’s are Hard to Find”, rather than the YMCA. (Just don’t look at Mick Fleetwood on the album cover too long. It’s hard to unsee.)

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