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Wendy Davisís Journey From Amateur to Obscene
Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2014 | Brandon Howell

Posted on 01/29/2014 1:59:46 PM PST by Kaslin

All it took was five days for Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis’s campaign to go from baffling to downright obscene, again showing that neither she nor those aiding the effort knew what they were getting into in the first place.

It wasn’t enough that revelations of a distorted biography emerged, the details of which included her leaving an older man just a day after he completed payments for her Harvard Law education. Nor that the candidate herself signed onto a missive doubling down. “You’re damn right it’s a true story,” she said.

Her sophomoric camp had to go farther. They accused the campaign of Greg Abbott, her likely Republican opponent, of making the attacks, and Davis herself declared that “anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.”

Abbott, the Lone Star State’s attorney general, has been in a wheelchair since 1984.

Then came an obscene, reviling video to top it all off - Project Veritas released footage of Davis supporters, staffers of the Super PAC Battleground Texas, mocking Abbott’s disability.

“First of all, he is not good looking. He doesn’t speak very well; he doesn’t have a good personality; and he’s in a wheelchair,” one mused.

Davis immediately disavowed the comments as “abhorrent,” yet it’s she who quipped who said he “hasn’t walked a mile in my shoes” just days earlier.

For those of us who’ve followed her effort from its onset, a filibuster in support of late-term abortions, it’s honestly not that surprising. Wendy Davis’s campaign has made inconsistency its trend of choice.

Prior to last week they pre-emptively announced a fundraising haul of over $12 million. Conveniently unmentioned was that “a Battleground Texas-affiliated committee” raised around $4 million of the figure while her actual coffers had the remaining $8 million.

It’s fuzzy math at best, a $4 million distortion at worst. After all, the Super PAC seeking to turn Texas blue can’t operate in coordination with her bid for governor.

But hey, she wanted to own their fundraising; may as well own their rhetoric about Abbott, too.

Weeks earlier than that Davis sought to pitch her plan for Texas education. She just couldn’t offer any figures for how much it’d cost.

Don’t fret! She declared her plan could take on ideas “as a ship takes on water.”

What an analogy for rolling out a plan that’ll impact millions of Texas children, educators, and its economy, which has thrived under a model Democrats disdain.

It may be the best way to define her campaign when it’s all over.

Amid the doubling down on biographical distortions, the one policy issue she sought to pivot towards was gun rights, touting her gun ownership and intentions of obtaining a concealed carry permit.

What an about face. Davis previously waged a bid to end gun shows at municipal buildings and is on the record calling for background checks, saying she’d sign such legislation as governor if it found its way to her desk.

It’s apparent that inconsistencies, hypocrisies, and an overall childish mindset dominate Wendy Davis’s campaign. The idea of her as the key to bringing purple to Texas is clearly a memory. For proof, you need only look to Texas media outlets and their coverage of the ongoing fallout.

“I'm very skeptical that the Davis campaign has the talent and the knowledge of state issues to take Abbott on,” wrote Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka, not a conservative bomb thrower by any stretch.

“Davis missed her chance, and now the Republicans are having a field day with it. As they should. This is Texas politics, not a ping pong match,” said Todd Robberson of The Dallas Morning News, the paper which broke the story of the chinks in her biographical armor.

All of which is to say that Texas Democrats have an amateur hour liberal running as their best hope at statewide relevancy, and they’re wasting millions of dollars on the effort. If anything, they should disown her after this week.

They won’t, though, and the rest of us are better served for their stubborn disconnect from reality.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortionbarbie; gregabbott; prolife; texas; wendydavis
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1 posted on 01/29/2014 1:59:46 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Dems thought they had a sure winner in an attractive, abortion worshiping female, but the reality is that Davis just ain't ready for prime time.
2 posted on 01/29/2014 2:02:17 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Kaslin

In a more sensible world she would journey from amateur to obscure, nothing more than an “historical hiccup”.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 2:03:12 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Obadiah

Correct


4 posted on 01/29/2014 2:04:00 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Impala64ssa

She would be far better off trying for a Senate seat.
The MSM and the progressive donors would be there for a full bore effort to get her to DC and national stardom.
Gov isn’t the kind of office that draws that kind of support.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 2:05:51 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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>> “hasn’t walked a mile in my shoes”

Such a remark by a Republican would have had him banished by now.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 2:07:00 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Kaslin

Were the conditions of visition about the drug use standard wording in custody cases in Texas, or was there actual drug use by Davis alleged as the reason for it?


7 posted on 01/29/2014 2:08:19 PM PST by digger48
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To: Kaslin

Wenchy Davis needs to get a job selling sports shoes.


8 posted on 01/29/2014 2:08:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin
Project Veritas released footage of Davis supporters, staffers of the Super PAC Battleground Texas, mocking Abbott’s disability.
Back in Nov, Dem VA state Sen R. Creigh Deeds was stabbed nearly to death by his mentally ill son, who subsequently committed suicide. Imagine the nuclear meltdown the lib/prog types would have if any conservative cracked a "short bus" joke about that situation.
9 posted on 01/29/2014 2:08:33 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Kaslin

Democrat playbook: Abortion & identity politics.

Forget policy. All that matters is vaginas and skin color.

And much of the time it works. Says a LOT more about American voters than it does Democrats. No one is forcing them to vote for lying white trailer trash (yes, that includes the Clintons also)


10 posted on 01/29/2014 2:12:09 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Kaslin

The King/Dictator of Inconsistency is BHO. After all, he has taken between two and five positions on just about every issue. He then targets groups with the position he thinks they want to hear. Look for Wendy Davis, trophy wife, to use BHO methods—if she is the Democrap candidate for Governor of Texas.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 2:13:39 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Paladin2

Wenchy Davis! I like it!


12 posted on 01/29/2014 2:14:45 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: meatloaf

She’s Not Guilty.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 2:16:11 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin
“First of all, he is not good looking. He doesn’t speak very well; he doesn’t have a good personality; and he’s in a wheelchair,” one mused.

Well since I'm an older heterosexual male I'm not an expert but I would think some women would find Abbott good looking. Actually I didn't think Davis was all that good looking before her remake.

14 posted on 01/29/2014 2:17:11 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Paladin2

Yeah but do you know what that reverse victory sign means?


15 posted on 01/29/2014 2:18:38 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: nascarnation
She would be far better off trying for a Senate seat.

I think that would be even more difficult. The last Senator Texas elected was Ted Cruz.

16 posted on 01/29/2014 2:23:07 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Impala64ssa

If that isn’t proof that the demonrats have no class, then I don’t know what is.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 2:25:14 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

From what I can tell...most of her donors are out of state. Two big donors in Texas. That really doesn’t say much for her electability.

I look for this campaign to get really nasty. Nastier than most.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 2:30:50 PM PST by berdie
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To: thackney

I think that would be even more difficult. The last Senator Texas elected was Ted Cruz.

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Actually the last Democratic US Senator from Texas was Bob Krueger who was in office for only 5 months, and was appointed by Ann Richards to replace Lloyd Bentsen. IIRC, Bentsen was the last ELECTED Democratic Senator and he was elected in 1970. So I would say it’s pretty slim chances for any Democrat to be elected to state-wide office any time soon.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 2:38:56 PM PST by wayoverthehill
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To: Kaslin

She’s the clueless, bumbling, in-over-her-head fool the mediawhores pretended Palin was.


20 posted on 01/29/2014 2:42:27 PM PST by wny
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