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There’s nothing like a blatant example of hypocrisy to really soothe the soul. The Democratic Party recently served up just such an example when Democrats in the Texas legislature literally fled the state to avoid voting on a bill they didn’t like — a bill they and their media cheerleaders have wildly distorted in order to attack Republicans. On Monday, Texas Democrat lawmakers walked out of the state house and boarded chartered flights in order to post pictures of themselves claiming to be just like civil rights icons of the past. Their walkout prevented Republicans in the state legislature from achieving the quorum needed to approve bills during a special session, including one aimed at expanding early voting hours and making it necessary to show an I.D. when voting, something a majority of Americans support. As The Associated Press reported, this is the second time Democrats in Texas have fled the legislature to prevent votes on bills they do not like, because, as the outlet noted, they lack the ability “to permanently block the voting measures, or a list of other contentious GOP-backed proposals up for debate.”

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