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Eddie Lucio is the worst

Screw this guy.

The worst

State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. on Monday came out in support of the so-called “bathroom bill,” giving Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick a Democratic supporter in his push for the high-profile legislation.

Lucio, who has previously bucked his party on social issues, announced he will vote for the legislation, Senate Bill 6, while appearing at a news conference with Patrick and other bathroom bill supporters. Lucio’s announcement kicked off a flurry of activity at the Capitol — both for and against the bill — ahead of its hearing Tuesday in the Senate State Affairs Committee.

Lucio’s support means there are now 16 senators — 15 Republicans — on the record in favor of the legislation. At the news conference, Patrick insisted that before Lucio’s announcement, the bill had the support of the 19 senators it needs to be brought to the Senate floor. It’s unclear who the other three are.

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“Children, youth and parents in these difficult situations deserve compassion, sensitivity and respect without infringing on legitimate concerns about privacy and security from other students and parents,” Lucio said at the news conference.

Those children and their parents, not to mention adult transgender people, will clearly get none of those things from you, Eddie Lucio. For shame. Lucio isn’t on the ballot again until 2020, but a high priority needs to be put on finding a primary challenger for him. There are plenty of legitimate issues on which it makes sense to work with Republicans in the Legislature. This is not a legitimate issue, and nothing good comes from being Dan Patrick’s patsy. We deserve better than this.

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8 Comments

  1. Neither Here Nor There says:

    When Lane Lewis shut the door on the DREAMers, I don’t recall hearing a call to run someone against him.

    When Adrian Garcia was the sheriff deporting more people, I don’t recall hearing a call to run someone against him.

    Seems that at least with some Democrats some issues are far much more important. I am sure that he is representing his district, which if Latino is probably much more socially conservative that the Democrats in Harris County.

    I have vowed not to vote for a Republican for four years, but it does not mean that I will vote for a Democrat or support them, I could even work against them locally at least.

    Interesting charts in the following article

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_good_fight/2017/03/the_coming_democratic_majority_might_be_coming_a_lot_slower_than_you_think.html

  2. Bill Daniels says:

    @Neither:

    Does agreeing with Lucio on this issue make you a soulless, bigoted homophobe Nazi communist? You are correct, Latinos are generally social conservatives, and that probably explains his rationale for supporting the bill. Are you designating Lucio as a soulless, bigoted, homophobe Nazi communist?

  3. Neither Here Nor There says:

    No Bill, he did not vote for Trump, that term is reserved for the brain dead, the soulless people.

    Obama ordered wiretaps, Obama released hundreds of Gitmo prisoners, those that believe the lies that the Russian poodle espouses. All those Republicans (may have some Libertarians and Democrats in there) who voted and enable the Russian poodle. Those are the soulless people.

    The Soulless are those that close their eyes when the Russian Poodle may have engaged in working with terrorists tied to Iran. http://www.salon.com/2017/03/06/trumps-hotel-and-tower-in-azerbaijan-is-ties-to-an-iranian-terrorist-group/

    Those type are the soulless people, Bill, do you fall in there?

  4. Bill Daniels says:

    @Neither:

    Absolutely! Proud soulless, bigoted, misogynist, anti-Semite, racist, commie loving Russian deplorable here. I also kick puppies and take two spots to park in my spare time. I thought we had already established all of that. Was there any doubt?

    By the way, enjoy the “Vault 7” Wikileaks treasure trove…..gee, who would have thought that our very own CIA would hack e’erybody all over, all the time, and leave “Russian” fingerprints on their hacking? Unbelievable, except maybe for those who had their eyes opened by Snowden.

    Snowden was a hero to liberals (and to me) back then, and whoever leaked all this new stuff is ALSO a hero to me. Will they be a hero to you when you find out your Samsung TV and I Phone are being used by the CIA to spy on you?

  5. Neither Here Nor There says:

    Only traitors and Russian loving communists rejoice at what another Russian Lackey, Wikileaks does.

    But then again how is that ACA repeal going? Who is that deficit control going? Republicans are good at throwing manure around but they don’t know how to govern.

  6. Neither Here Nor There says:

    But Bill if you are worried about getting hacked by the CIA, the FBI, or any other agency, stay of the grid, no internet, no cell phones, etc.

    But as the Republicans stated after 9/11 if you ain’t got nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2017/03/wikileaks_cia_hacking_tool_trove_helps_russia.html

    It got bad under Bush and it got really bad under Obama, we don’t have much privacy we gave it away because of the fear that too many have of the bogey man, the “Radical Islam”.

  7. Bill Daniels says:

    Snowden and Wikileaks let you know that your own government was committing crimes against you, me, and every other American citizen, via no probable cause wiretapping of our communications. If you don’t have a problem with your government violating your rights, how can you call yourself a Democrat?

    Personally, I’m loving the leaks. We finally get to see what is being done in our name, and most of it…..ain’t good. If I had proof that you robbed a liquor store, am I the bad guy for leaking that information, or are you the bad guy for robbing the liquor store?

    Wiileaks is helping everyone, Obama, Bush, Trump, We the People, everyone, to make the US government more transparent, something most presidents claim to want at one time or another.

  8. Neither Here Nor There says:

    Bill, I don’t know where you have been for the last 12 years, what do you think the Patriot Act was?

    I don’t care about the leaks they are just drama to be used by drama queens, anyone who keeps up with news was well aware that is going on. The US is doing it to us, so are the Russians, the Chinese, the crooks, the retailers and who knows who else. Because of the NSA the US our government probably has more access to our digital footprint.

    Why do you think it took so long to find Osama? He quit using phones and internet. If you have a cell phone they can track you. If you have a smart TV they can listen in, Samsumg has warnings on that.

    Like I stated, we gave via our elected officials, our rights away after 9/11.

    I never said I was a Democrat, I said I was pissed at the Republicans because they are stupid for voting Trump.

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