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Chris Cuomo Dismisses Texas Abortion Filibuster: ‘Why Not Spend The Time Trying To Compromise?’

That homophobic tard has struck again...

On Tuesday, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) launched a successful 23-hour filibuster to block an omnibus abortion bill that would have criminalized abortion after 20 weeks and forced all but five of the state’s abortion clinics to close. The measure sparked a grassroots movement, as women’s health advocates camped out in the capitol building and filled up the chamber gallery to support Davis’ effort defeat the legislation.

But that didn’t sit so well with CNN’s morning host Chris Cuomo. After the network’s new morning show, New Day, covered the story, the anchor sought to dismiss the filibuster as a waste of time and criticized Davis for failing to compromise with Texas legislators:

KATE BOLDUAN (CO-HOST): This fight clearly not over yet…

CUOMO: All that energy to avoid the vote. Why not spend the time trying to compromise and figure out the bill in the first place?

BOLDUAN: Well, and they can just bring bring it back up in another special session.

CUOMO: Odd politics at work.

The bill, SB 5, actually combines separate provisions that failed to advance during Texas’ regular session. Democratic lawmakers stuck together to block every single anti-abortion bill proposed in Texas this year before it reached the House or Senate floor, but Gov.

Rick Perry (R) convened a special session at the beginning of the month to push through the legislation and Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R) even amended some of the rules to allow lawmakers to more easily pass it.

But in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Republicans conceded that their vote to end Davis’ 13-hour filibuster on the legislation didn’t make the midnight deadline, when Texas’ special session officially concluded.

Watch it at link.

by Anonymousreply 906/26/2013

Is he for real? Are politicians and their families all this disingenuous?

by Anonymousreply 106/26/2013

I think a better question is whether politicians kids are as dumb as Chris Cuomo. I haven't seen him on CNN, but the few times I caught him on GMA he came off as not too bright. Throw some arrogance into the mix and it's deadly.

This wasn't disingenuity, just stupidity. He seriously thought the heavily Republican Texas State Legislature was going to sit down and come up with a compromise? What a fucking idiot. Does he not understand the state of politics in Texas? He didn't even bother to prepare or understand the background. He's just embarrassing. What was his explanation for why such an arduous filibuster was even undertaken in the first place? Stupid twat.

If he and Mika Brzezinski got a show together, they probably make grunting sounds and stare at the camera mouth agape.

by Anonymousreply 206/26/2013

Let's compromise on this, after all, as a man, I'm in no danger of ending up in a back alley abortion situation anyway, so why should I give fuck?

by Anonymousreply 306/26/2013

Split the baby?

by Anonymousreply 406/26/2013

I never realized Chris Cuomo was so fucking naive. As the late, great Molly Ivins could have told him, you CANNOT expect a Texas politico to be reasonable in any way, shape or form (or at least not a Republican politico).

by Anonymousreply 506/26/2013

It makes me wonder if CNN management has encouraged him to use the word "compromise" more in political stories but he can't quite figure out the circumstances under which compromise can actually occur.

by Anonymousreply 606/26/2013

Chris Cuomo is just Luke Russert, except with good looks instead of frat-tard face.

by Anonymousreply 706/26/2013

I think we can conclude that of the Cuomo brothers, he's Fredo.

by Anonymousreply 806/26/2013

I think R6 is right.

by Anonymousreply 906/26/2013
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