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HuTube: Olbermann on the Supermajority

The new GOP supermajority in the Texas House made MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann tonight. The host joked that Democrats "are now as relevant as the mythical chupacabra."

State Rep. Aaron Pena, R-Edinburg, at the Texas Republican Party headquarters on Dec. 14, 2010, after announcing he switched parties.

Calling Texas Democrats "as relevant as the mythical chupacabra" after a pair of party defections announced yesterday, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann featured the new GOP supermajority in the Texas House as its No. 1 story on the program Wednesday night. (Which really means it's the quirkiest topic, as the show "counts down" to the end.)

Never one to mince words, Olbermann says Texas' GOP gains have made the country's second-largest state "a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tea Party" before going on to interview a staffer from The Onion on what the Republican supermajority means next session. (We've certainly covered the implications, too. Check out Ross' latest from earlier this week.

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