Following tonight's dramatic and awesome People's Fillibuster, Texas Republican legislator Bill Zedler took to Twitter to unleash a half-literate rant that read as follows:
Bill Zedler Bill Zedler @Bill_Zedler
We had terrorist in the Texas State Senate opposing SB 5
10:48 PM - 25 Jun 13
It's unclear who Zedler was referring to, but given the time stamp on this tweet, he was referring to incidents that took place well before the people of Texas carried on the last fifteen minutes of the filibuster by themselves. Accusing the fine people of Texas of being terrorists for simply opposing his fascist political agenda would be bad enough. But tonight's real opponent - the woman who bravely took to the floor of the Texas Senate to give all women a voice - was Wendy Davis.
And Bill Zedler's tweet, which features the grammar and wisdom of a six-year old, tells us something very important about the level of discourse that Texas republicans are bringing to the table. That something is predictably ugly.