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MSNBC Blasts Paralyzed Pro-Lifer Greg Abbott’s “Matchstick-Thin Legs”
life news ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/08/2014 8:17:15 AM PST by Morgana

Fresh from his becoming the republican nominee for governor in the Lone Star State, Greg Abbott is now the subject of attack by left-wing cable television station MSNBC. The liberal “news network” is following friends of Wendy Davis in going after the pro-life Texas gubernatorial candidate over his physical disability.

The Truth Revolt web site reports on MSNBC’s horrible comment:

GregAbbott5On Friday, MSNBC reporter Zachary Roth described Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is paralyzed from the waist down, this way:

The simple sight of him in his wheelchair—matchstick-thin legs dangling in front of him as he maneuvers himself around—is enough to set him apart from the parade of conservative Republican white men who talk about helping the job creators and seem never to have suffered a day in their lives.

The description of Abbott’s “matchstick-thin legs” is incredible; MSNBC would never use a similar description with regard to, for example, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, nor would MSNBC describe the physical infirmities of Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in such demeaning terms. But from the same network that routinely sings odes to State Sen. Wendy Davis, Abbott’s opponent, it’s no surprise, even though the article discusses Abbott’s “spine of steel.”

At age 26, Abbott was struck by a falling oak tree that injured his back as he jogged by. He has used a wheelchair ever since and has become an eloquent pro-life advocate — speaking up for both the disabled and the unborn.The accident serves as a reminder that regardless of someone’s circumstances, he or she deserves a chance at life, Abbott has said.

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“As I laid there motionless on the ground, gripped with pain, as helpless as a child in the womb, I knew my life had changed forever,” he said at the National Right to Life convention in June. “Some people think it’s easy to write off the lives of the disabled or the different. But every day, God reminds us that all life has value, no matter the form.”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abortion; msnbc; prolife
I'd say what I think of a certain anatomy part of the members of PMSNBC but the comment would only be removed by the moderator. So I'll let you FReepers leave it to your imagination.
1 posted on 03/08/2014 8:17:15 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

“Matchstick thin legs”.... come from atrophy (i.e. LACK OF USE ..... because he is paralyzed).

The MSNBC Brain....also matchstick thin from lack of use


2 posted on 03/08/2014 8:20:50 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Morgana

wow...

didn’t even know Abbott was wheelchair bound... how the heck did I miss that?

lol


3 posted on 03/08/2014 8:21:08 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Morgana

Yes, I am waiting for all the disability rights organizations to come out swinging in his defense. Crickets ….


4 posted on 03/08/2014 8:21:54 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Nifster

and other body parts....

Like maybe the spine?


5 posted on 03/08/2014 8:21:59 AM PST by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

90% of the people watching MSNBC are conservatives looking for something to bitch about.
Stop watching this network, ignore their idiotic announcers and stop giving them free PR.
they only have like 1000 viewers at any one time. More people see you get your teeth cleaned than watch MSNBC.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 8:24:06 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Morgana

I think the real problem is that Wendy has failed too quickly.

I had hoped she would be a national progressive campaign money sinkhole.
Probably too lame now to draw much national support.

I’m not sure she will even get a date with Bill Clinton.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 8:25:53 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Morgana

Disabled people put too much strain on Obamacare. They’d prefer to see them exterminated.


8 posted on 03/08/2014 8:27:44 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: Morgana

I’m continually astonished by the media’s fixation on physical beauty (as they see it) of the Left’s icons, from the leg tingling “sexiness” of Barak to the “awesome muscular arms” of Michelle. They literally swoon over the supposed attractiveness of their hero’s. Yet, there was Scott Brown (R) who posed as a nude model with a well-above-average “build” and not a word.

And, when it gets down to it, do you want the captain of your plane to be supremely competent, yet ugly, or drop-dead-movie-star attractive and a complete idiot? (I think the question answers itself.)


9 posted on 03/08/2014 8:29:05 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Morgana

“is enough to set him apart from the parade of conservative Republican white men who talk about helping the job creators and seem never to have suffered a day in their lives.”

How the hell is this even considered legitimate commentary on TV? And to think that people scream about Fox News?


10 posted on 03/08/2014 8:30:57 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Morgana

Each and every day my HATRED and Disdain for Libtards increases, without fail.

These “people” are the most Vile, Disgusting, and Loathsome creatures that have ever sullied the face of the earth.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 8:40:33 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Morgana
Ok I'm going to cut msnbc some slack on this one..read the context of the sentence. They point out he is crippled in the lib context he has suffer IE he is a victim as opposed to having that life of privilege leftist think all Republican have..so in MSNBC clueless patronizing left way they were actually trying to say something nice about it from there own left perspective. .
Funny
12 posted on 03/08/2014 8:41:11 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

He was paralyzed after a tree fell on him wile he was jogging. This happened some years ago.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 8:42:25 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: nascarnation

“I’m not sure she will even get a date with Bill Clinton.”

Oh, I don’t know about that. The Queen of Baby Killers still has a pulse and we all know that the Dope From Hope has no standards at all when it comes to females.


14 posted on 03/08/2014 8:44:54 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Morgana

I’m gueesing Wendy Davis supporters on the attack using the MSM


15 posted on 03/08/2014 8:45:28 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Morgana

We will know them from the rotten fruits they produce.
Making fun of a person’s disability is cesspool worthy.
Sucks to be a deranged leftist but they choose it with glee.
So be it....


16 posted on 03/08/2014 8:46:27 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tophat9000

You’re braver than I am.

I would never try to get into the head of some slimy Libtard POS.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 8:46:41 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Howie66

He doesn’t even require a pulse. Remember when he was hitting on that 3,000 year old mummy?


18 posted on 03/08/2014 8:51:27 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Morgana

MSNBC watchers are like Klan informants- there’s more FBI informants in a Klan meeting, than there are actual Klan members themselves.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 8:54:10 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. DonÂ’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Howie66

Cheer up-—its gonna be a sweet day in early November when we flush down their lieberal darling from Rhodent Island ‘Gone with the Windy’.
I can’t punch that ballot hard enough for Abbott.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 8:54:22 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: jsanders2001

No one is making fun of that alien lifeform that’s taken up residence on ‘Windy’s’ left cheek.


21 posted on 03/08/2014 8:54:48 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: Yorlik803

I don’t watch it so I can bitch about it. I watch it because it’s the best comedy on TV. Unfortunately afterwards I cry because I am so happy that people with that severe of mental retardation can create a television show.

They truly are courageous and I am happy the network gives them a forum to perform.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 8:55:00 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Very good point!

See? He isn’t even worthy have having credit for requiring a pulse!


23 posted on 03/08/2014 9:04:40 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: tflabo

I’m with you all the way!


24 posted on 03/08/2014 9:05:37 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Morgana

Abbott’s legs look like Obama’s legs?


25 posted on 03/08/2014 9:19:08 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Morgana

This SOB would probably say that JimRob doesn’t have a leg to stand on. *spit*


26 posted on 03/08/2014 9:27:50 AM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: Morgana

Zachary Roth

27 posted on 03/08/2014 9:31:54 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Morgana; All





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He may be paralyzed and in a wheel chair, but in the looks department he has those commies at MSNBC beaten by a mile- and he has quite an impressive record too







28 posted on 03/08/2014 9:35:43 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Morgana

MSNBC.com’s Zachary Roth Continues to Scare Readers Surrounding Voter ID Laws

Ever since MSNBC launched its sister website MSNBC.com, writer Zachary Roth has been obsessed with new voting laws, and has consistently demonized GOP-sponsored legislation as a form of voter suppression. Roth’s latest piece, published on January 28th, continued MSNBC’s scare tactics surrounding popular voter ID laws.

The title of Roth’s article fretted that the “GOP wants to change Missouri constitution for voter ID” and the MSNBC author made it clear once again where he stood on the issue of requiring voters to show a photo ID to vote.

Roth said that in Missouri:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/01/28/msnbccom-s-zachary-roth-continues-scare-readers-surrounding-voter-id-#ixzz2vOVFsZ2n


29 posted on 03/08/2014 9:41:48 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Kickass Conservative
Little Miss Stinky Feet hasn't got much to brag about in the legs department.

 photo wendyshoes2.jpg

30 posted on 03/08/2014 9:45:01 AM PST by digger48
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To: Morgana

How to Finish off
the GOP Machine

The Machiavellian case for public financing of elections.

By Zachary Roth

Without really asking for it, then, Democrats have been given a mandate by voters to clean up Washington. Rather than running with it, however, the party is poised once again to check the box on corruption. Democratic leaders have announced that, in their first 100 hours in office, they’ll introduce an ethics- and lobbying-reform package that would ban lobbyist-financed gifts, meals, and travel; mandate disclosure of all member contacts with lobbyists; and address the problem of earmarks by requiring that the sponsors of funding for home-state pet projects be identified, among other steps. These measures are a clear improvement on the toothless approach embraced by congressional Republicans in the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal last year. But few seriously believe that they get to the heart of Washington’s influence problem. That problem will exist as long as elected officials must raise large amounts of money to run for office from the organized economic interests they’re supposed to be regulating. That’s why any serious effort to clean up Washington must break the connection between money and elections.

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http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2007/0701.roth.html


31 posted on 03/08/2014 9:45:11 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Morgana

Zachary Roth

MSNBC Attacks Greg Abbott: “It’s hard to turn a guy in a wheelchair into a villain”

In a shocking display of cruelty, MSNBC’s Zachary Roth attacked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in an article under the headline: “No One Pushes Greg Abbott Around.” Abbott, who is in a wheelchair, is the Republican gubernatorial candidate running against Wendy Davis.

MSNBC’s Roth goes on to write, “Put simpler: It’s hard to turn a guy in a wheelchair into a villain—no matter his record.”

http://www.texasgopvote.com/regions/texas/msnbc-attacks-greg-abbott-it-s-hard-turn-guy-wheelchair-villain-006453


32 posted on 03/08/2014 9:48:07 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Morgana

The Left mocked John McCain’s Viet Cong broken arms and Bob Dole’s injured hand as well.

But if you point out that Abortion Barbie has had beauty work done, you are considered a misogynist.


33 posted on 03/08/2014 9:50:10 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Morgana

I am waiting to hear about Wendy Davis’ “bleached blonde strawlike hair” atop her buxom, aging body.


34 posted on 03/08/2014 9:57:57 AM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Morgana
Another day, another upcoming, forced, fake apology.

Hey, thought experiment: In the last 2 years, how many times has Fox been forced to apologize for their heinous comments?

Okay, how many times for MSNBC?

35 posted on 03/08/2014 9:58:12 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Morgana

I know we’re all used to it by now, but I thought the disparaging lefty observation of the white maleness of the GOP crowd was worse than the matchstick comment.


36 posted on 03/08/2014 10:04:21 AM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Morgana

When those who have no compassion or empathy disgrace the physical outward appearance of anyone, it is a rejection of the deformities within themselves.


37 posted on 03/08/2014 10:14:47 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: Ancient Man

> No one is making fun of that alien lifeform that’s taken up residence on ‘Windy’s’ left cheek.

Man that thing is ugly too. Kills her looks for me.


38 posted on 03/08/2014 10:16:38 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: kcvl

Democrats and liberals need no further than to look in the mirror to find corruption and the problem with our government.


39 posted on 03/08/2014 10:21:39 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: nascarnation

Indeed. Looks like Bubba’s going to be spending his time with that Grimes woman in KY. She’s better looking than Wendy and actually has a chance of competing against the feckless McConnell.


40 posted on 03/08/2014 10:26:36 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: TexasFreeper2009
"Stand up, Greg. Oh! What am I thinking? Come on everybody. Stand up for Greg."
41 posted on 03/08/2014 11:26:00 AM PST by hout8475
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To: jsanders2001

People should mail her razor blades to give her a hint.
Its just a “mass of tissue”.


42 posted on 03/08/2014 11:34:29 AM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
didn’t even know Abbott was wheelchair bound... how the heck did I miss that?

Well, only the democrats have been making an issue of it. The republicans don't breathlessly run around shouting about how they are making history.

43 posted on 03/08/2014 5:23:10 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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