These tweets were brought to my attention, sent out by a senior editor for Texas Monthly and book author:
5:28 PM - 26 Jun 13
And full disclosure: if asked to choose between decorum and my fellow Texans, I will choose Texans every time, on ANY issue. #txlege
And, as the midnight deadline drew near, as Senator Whitmire also did his part to egg on the crowd, this tweet from the journalist:
11:52 PM - 25 Jun 13
The media decided to anoint Senator Wendy Davis the savior of women who want to seek late term abortions at clinics with less than desirable standards of safety and care for the pregnant women. They don't need no stinkin' decorum.
This is the statement form Lt Governor Dewhurst at the end of Special Session #1:
"I am furious about the outcome of the final day of this Special Session, when an unruly, screaming mob using “Occupy Wall Street” tactics derailed legislation intended to protect the health of Texas women and their babies. An unconscionable series of delaying actions by the minority party and their allies placed SB 5 in direct jeopardy of death-by-filibuster upon its arrival in the Senate. Pushing every parliamentary procedure to its limit, we passed SB 5 19-10, but the deafening roar from the gallery drowned out any possibility of adjourning with a signed bill. I pledge to Texas one thing: this fight is far from over."
The part that the far left and their willing lapdogs in the press forget to acknowledge is that the mob who disrupted the legislative process are not speaking for "the people" of Texas. The elected officials on the floor of the senate were doing that. That is their job. The mob was representing a minority of people who will directly benefit from special interest agendas. Money will be raised by politicians cashing in on this and poor Wendy Davis will either have to re-live her filibuster or be a mention in articles put out by her adoring press.