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Rick Perry Decries 'Mob Rule' After Wendy Davis Filibuster

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Sunday that opponents of Texas' tough new anti-abortion measures are welcome to stage another filibuster in the state Senate, but decried what he called "mob rule" by crowds in the gallery after state Sen. Wendy Davis..

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Dee C (229)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:42 am
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Perry said that "never in the history of Texas have they seen that kind of a mob rule," referring to protesters in the area overlooking the Senate floor, whose cries prevented votes from being counted for the bill until after the end of the special session. The legislation would have banned abortions in Texas after 20 weeks of pregnancy and shut down most abortion clinics in the state.

"Rules were followed on the Senate floor; it was the decorum of the Senate floor that was put in a bad light," Perry said on the show. The governor also suggested that future visitors to the Senate gallery who "disrupt the democratic process" may be escorted out of the chamber.

Perry is not the only Texas Republican who has hurled insults at the crowds in the gallery. Republican Sen. Bill Zedler tweeted on June 26, "We had terrorist [sic] in the Texas State Senate opposing SB 5."

Speaking Sunday, Perry also addressed inflammatory comments he made last week about Davis' own history as a teen mother. In the wake of Davis' filibuster, Perry gave a speech saying it was "unfortunate" that Davis "hasnít learned from her own example."

"Those comments were meant to be a compliment to her," Perry said on Sunday.

While Perry expressed confidence that the Texas abortion bill will pass during a special session he's called, he hedged on whether he would support a 20-week abortion ban nationally.

Asked about a hypothetical national bill, Perry said, "I'm a big believer that the states are where these issues are best handled."

Kit B (276)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:50 am

I consider that a compliment coming from Perry. His idea of decorum is if every one shuts-up and does it his way, mostly he is in shock that women have told him to take his dictatorial ideas and shove 'em. I know he is lying, his lips were moving, his thoughts about Wendy are just barely below the surface. Beware Texans that are TOO POLITE! The things I think about this excuse for a man are just not printable in public. From the year 2000 this cretin has been allowed to run rough shod over Texas, destroying the economy, wages and personal freedoms. That king needs to knocked off his throne.


David C (129)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:52 am
Rick Perry once again sounding like a spoiled brat/baby/bully who doesn't get his way...

Jae A (316)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:53 pm
IT seems to be in the water that their politicans on the reichwing side drink....perhaps they've added way too much Teabager koolaid. Might help if they'd remove their tinfoil hats also....but that's just a maybe. Texass seems to have a real time of finding any Republicans that aren't certifiable 'touch in de head',so ta say.

TomCat S (128)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:07 am
Mob rule is the way Republicans are running Texas.

Gloria p (304)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:47 am
I don't think much of Perry.

Karen Martinez (17)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:19 am
Gee. "Mob Rule" is when you have your constituents voicing their opinions against a law YOU and your idiot buddies want to impose? Hmmm, Hey Rick, let's listen to what the PEOPLE of Texas want, not you and your Klan. I keep hoping that one of these day's he'll be voted out of office. Unfortunately, I'm afraid an even bigger idiot will take his place. Too many folks in Texas aren't very evolved...

Eva C (18)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:12 am
I believe there should be a mandate restricting men from freely spreading their seed!


Jason R (67)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:14 am
Republicans are insane.

Alison Redford (30)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:33 am
Shame on him. It's occurred to me more than once over the course of this legislative session that much of what Gov. Perry says is similar to rapists's mindsets.

Jim Phillips (3257)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:18 am
Perry needs to leave the Office of Governor of Teaxass asap.

Perry plans to run for President... again... Let him throw and waste his money away.
The people of USA have already rejected him.

Wendy Davis is awesome!

Ty, Dee.

Deborah W (6)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:49 pm
Why is there not equal time being given the rules and regulations that would implement standardized sterile and fully operational procedures and facilities, legitimate and properly licensed doctors and "assistants", hospital privileges for emergency transport (botched surgery).

Don't believe this to be a bad thing for the health of women who have chosen this path. Just sayin ...

Sheri Schongold (7)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:30 pm
I don't believe this idiot. If his mother had known what he would become, maybe she would have had an abortion. He is an embarrassment to people as a whole. He knows nothing about women except that they are there for his pleasure and his insulting. God forbid he should have to face himself in the mirror and tell himself the truth. St Peter is probably going to have a good time, providing his gets to the Gates. He really belongs in the other direction.

Felix P (94)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:34 pm
Rick Perry is such a waste of good Texas space and dust fill air it's a crime, not that there's really any good space in Texas.

Dianna M (16)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:14 pm
Well of COURSE Perry's crying "mob rule"--he believes in rule by the elite, with him as the most elite of them all.

As does the larger share of the GOP--if you don't believe it, look at the overwhelming number of filibusters in Congress these last few years. Which also explains why they keep changing the rules--so that they can ram their policies through, regardless of what "the mob" (i.e., the other 98% of the country) have voted for, and have said very clearly that we want.

I don't live in Texas, so Wendy Davis doesn't represent me--yet in a way, she represents me more than the know-it-all teabaggers elected here in Nebraska do. Which is why I, a Nebraskan, have donated money to her re-election. GO WENDY!

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:59 pm
"Mob rule" is merely what the 1% call the process that the rest of us call "democracy." And it started with the Foiunding Fathers - some of whom were wrong. John Adams clearly had something going for him since Abigail stayed with him when she probably could have dumped him for Jefferson, and the couple had something going for them to have raised John Quincy, but the Alien and Sedition Act? Boo!

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:03 pm
Been such a busy day, I'm sorry I can't remember which group sent me a petition to sign to outlaw pharms for erectile dysfunction. This is the direction we're going in now. Radical right, meet radical left. Looks like we're about to confront the vasectomy issue as well....
Meanwhile, Wendy Davis is awesome! What I would've given to have been there...although I was able to watch much online. I'm still somewhat flabbergasted by the women introducing that bill, though. They are certainly on the wrong side. I wonder if they'll ever realize that.

James Maynard (84)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:17 pm
Wanted to write something, but cannot publicly
print what I think about Mr. Perry.

Vicky P (476)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:46 pm
"mob rule" is pretty much democracy on a hole, everything is supposed to be voted on and you are supposed to be able to boot someone if they aren't living up to people's standards.

Janet R (38)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:27 pm
I just read on that Perry will not seek reelection. Yippee, I don't even live in Texas but I'm sure that a monkey would be more effective than him in that position. I do hope Texas elects a governor that actually cares about his/her or her/his constituents.


Gloria H (88)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:31 pm
so a group of lions is a pride, a group of whales is a pod, and a gathering of women is a mob. Interesting and educational. Good thing Perry doesn't teach school, Goddess knows what he would try to fill little children's heads with.

Dianna M (16)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:47 pm
Mr. Perry, I prefer "mob rule" to "snob rule."

I just came up with that one. All by myself. Good, yes?

Mitchell D (87)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:22 pm
So many good comments regarding the character of this poor man...Oops, I meant poor excuse for a man.

Dianna, "Snob Rule" is a really good way to put it, as Perry, and the rest of the Repukes, want to do nothing more than entrench their supposed superiority...well, except for wanting to continue to roll back the gains of the New Deal, and look down on the rest of the 99% from their gold encrusted penthouses.

Mitchell D (87)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:28 pm
So Texas??? Especially women in Texas!
Be very careful about whom you elect, the track record has not been too good.
Get out there and work yourselves silly for a real human being; recognize that the GOP is only out to widen the income gap, while taking your rights away. That way they can deepen their stranglehold on the power, and reinstate a form of serfdom.

Edith B (146)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:59 pm
Good news for Texas, he isn't going to run for gov again, bad news for us, he plans to run for Pres next time, dread hearing him again.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:43 pm
bloody idiot

Sheila D (194)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:27 pm
To Dianna M - Thank you. You made me laugh out loud here and that's been rare lately.

Governor Perry could be he perfect poster child for getting vasectomies, for getting an abortion, for proof that aliens have landed and are alive and well.

I don't really understand how he got such power, how he was allowed to stay in power. Are the people in TX really that uncaring about their state. Or are they so busy trying to feed their families and keep their heads above water from all the laws, bills, and other crap crammed down their throats by the GOP?

Still wish we'd have let TX secede from the Union when they asked. We would welcome any of the non-GOP, Tea party and Religious Extremists - the rest could have stayed with their darling Perry.

Jim Phillips (3257)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:11 am
It is true... Gov. Perry has announced that he will not be running for Governor of Teaxass.
He has "other" political plans.

Now , the state of Teaxass must have verification and testing of ALL voting machines to ensure
that they are working correctly. The people of Teaxass certainly should not want more g o p
pukes running the state. And the people must vote out all g o p pukes from their office.


Anne P (174)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:25 am
Rick Perry, laughingstock of the 2012 GOP presidential primaries, actually believes he has another shot at the highest office of the land. He is not seeking reelection as Texas governor so he has plenty of time to "prepare." The Rickster was hilarious last time around - I personally cannot wait for the 2016 GOP clown show.

Lona G (80)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:35 am
Just let him blabber on. The more he opens his mouth, the more people will see him for what he really is.

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 4:55 pm
He should get a life

Teresa Fazackerley (395)
Sunday November 24, 2013, 5:29 am
noted, thank you Dee
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