Skip to comments.Wendy Davis is Dodging Big Questions About the Perry Indictment
Posted on 08/22/2014 9:18:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Is the political indictment of Gov. Rick Perry already backfiring on Democrat governor hopeful Wendy Davis?
Gov. Perrys official courthouse portrait immediately became the Mugshot Seen Round the World. Instead of becoming a liability, it became a badge of honor. It will probably be on campaign T-shirts, mugs and shot glasses (the Rick Perry MugShot is irresistible) before long.
Perry followed that visit up with a trip for ice cream, sealing the win on what the Democrats hoped would be a terrible day for him and the beginning of the end of the Perry era.
The case itself is already ripping the heart out of whats left of the Texas Democratic Party. The lead investigator has destroyed, as in burned to the ground and salted the earth, the TDPs narrative that Perry battled Travis County drunk driving DA Rosemary Lehmberg in order to scuttle an investigation into a Texas anti-cancer agency, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Not true, says Chris Walling, lead investigator on that case. So, thats done and dusted.
The CPRIT allegations have been swirling for a while. Back in May, Democrat governor hopeful Wendy Davis was trying to tie the CPRIT investigation around the neck of Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republicans nominee for governor. The leftwing Texas Observer dutifully transcribed her attack.
On Tuesday, Davis appeared at the Austin Tex-Mex restaurant Juan in a Million to level some of the same criticisms. Greg Abbott allowed our cancer institute to become a piggy bank and allowed his donors to siphon off millions of tax dollars from cancer patients and from taxpayers, she told a crowd of supporters. When Abbott served on the oversight board of our states cancer research institute, he wasnt looking out for cancer patients. He was looking out for his political donors.
That was an appalling misuse of a fine restaurant and an Austin institution. Juan in a Million has even been featured on Man Vs. Food. Davis is without excuse for using it as a platform for such a scurrilous attack. A reliable witness tells the Tatler that Davis didnt even eat the restaurants world famous fare during the stop. Thats practically a crime by itself.
Abbott, like Perry, was never tied to the CPRIT investigation and was not a target of it. Never. Despite what Davis said.
Now that the indictment has become a fiasco for the Democrats, Wendy Davis is dodging questions about it, reports the Dallas Morning News Trailblazers blog.
Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth and Democratic nominee for governor, even avoided answering a question about Perrys link to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, an agency embroiled in scandal.
Davis wants some distance now, but its too late for that. Perrys indictment is world news, and even the likes of the New York Times think that its bogus. Liberal professor Alan Dershowitz even compared it to show trials in the Soviet Union.
Davis undoubtedly took her cue to launch the CPRIT attack from Matt Angles Lone Star Project. He posted a hit piece on CPRIT the day after Davis comments at Juan in a Million.
Heres how this works. Matt Angle is the out-of-state operative who controls the Democrats shadow party in Texas. He lives in Washington, operating off of millions of dollars left to him by the late Fred Barron, the Dallas lawyer who helped John Edwards hide his awful behavior.
It was a Matt Angle hit group, the Soros-funded Texans for Public Justice, who filed the complaint against Perry that got the governor indicted for exercising his constitutional veto power. (George Soros convicted felon). That complaint went to Lehmbergs Public Integrity Unit. She handed it off to a judge, who likely for political Pontius Pilate reasons appointed the special prosecutor, Michael McCrum. McCrum won the indictment, using at least two grand jurors who have turned out to be partisan Democrats. One of them even attended the Democratic Partys state convention while she was weighing the Perry indictment and sought to meet with a prosecution witness who happens to be an elected Democrat during the convention.
Angle and the TPJ exist to generate complaints against Perry and other elected Republicans, so that the media will report those complaints and thereby stir up an impression with voters that said Republicans are corrupt. That is the heart and purpose of their well-funded operation. The purpose is to drive Republicans out of office, rather than have to try to defeat them at the polls.
Angles allies generate the complaint, media run to Angle for comment, and hes happy to oblige and brag about it on his own web site.
Most of Angle and his allies complaints go nowhere. Deep down they know how frivolous their complaints are. Even the TPJ was surprised that their complaint against Perry actually landed an indictment. They are the dog who caught the car now.
So thats the anatomy of the indictment of Gov. Perry. Look all the way to the bottom, and the only there there is a collection of leftwing activists who are trying to use lawfare to change the states politics from red to blue.
Wendy Davis may now consider running away from them, but the damage is done. She is sinking in the polls and the indictment has renewed Gov. Perrys popularity. That helps Greg Abbott. The Texas Democratic Party has taken politics in this state to a new and dangerous low. They have Matt Angle to thank for it, and would be wise to jettison him and Texans for Public Justice as soon as possible.
Gee, most states don’t let felons vote. How about not letting felons contribute to candidates or to PACs? In other words, why let Soros fund political activities, when he’s a convicted felon?
If you excluded convicted felons from contributing the Democratic Party would go down in flames, and not just because of Mr. Soros.
if Perry can be indicted, finger printed, and mug shots taken for this...
THEN WHY HAVEN’T WE DONE THE SAME FOR 0BAMA?!
there are a multitude of laws he’s broken. any one of which would normally result in the prep doing jail time
STOP BEING RACIST AND FOLLOW THE LAW
Wendy D. must be careful here, or she may lose the support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving if Wendy strongly defends the convicted drunk driver politician.
She is all about women being exploited and yet she is trying to propel herself into the governor's mansion by using faulty information surrounding another woman's rape.
I honestly don’t know why Wendy Davis keeps getting played up as if she is some viable candidate for governor. She is going to lose. And she’s been horrible on the campaign trail. Who cares what she says, other than for the comedy value of watching her squirm and twist in the wind?
Well, that’s kind of what Bryan is doing here, from what I take of it.
I visited the Austin Brooks Brothers store when we were there in April since it was on a street we were walking down anyway. Some things never change. It even smelled like I remember a Brooks Brothers does. I miss the 80’s sometimes.
To me, the look on Gov. Perrys face seem to say “you’ve sh!t in your mess kit this time, I’ve got your azz now”.
I would like to see her lose spectacularly. Her loss should qualify as "epic fail".
All that’s missing is a big smile ala Tom Delay. :=)
Not my first choice for President 2016.
I hope he absolutely DESTROYS the demonic party in Texas with this.
Nice mug shot. I am far from convinced he would make a good president, but he could prove me wrong. I would at least consider voting for him in the general, unlike some of the other retreads.
Should’ve pinged you ;-)
The political whores are running scared. This is total fiasco for the left.
Another Wendy thread if anyone is interested in reading the comments thereon:
“This is total fiasco for the left.”
Yep, if Gov. Perry runs for Prez he should bring it up at every campaign stop and at every debate......beat the crap out of it every chance he gets.
Interesting statement from MADD...
Because it must go through the Department of Justice. We need to get rid of Holder. There are good Congressmen who are trying. Unfortunately, there are more spineless ones than good ones.
Frankly, I’m waiting for a military Coup.
Maybe she will lose, but I still think people could fall for her, as gullible as they are as a whole.
Yet another organization whose primary loyalty is to the Democratic Party.
Yup. Did you read the comments below their post? Well worth the read.
It smells the same, but the style of merchandise it carries started to change when the company was acquired by Marks and Spencer from Allied Stores in 1988. When Marks and Sparks sold the golden fleece to Retail Brand Alliance in 2001, all heck broke loose.
In the 1980s, Brooks Brothers wouldn't display pink and green striped dress shirts with two-button barrel cuffs and a white rounded club collar. Brooks Brothers is now a 'fashion' brand. Some traditional items are left in the stores, but a lot of traditional items must now be ordered from the mothership on Madison Avenue.
They know damn well if it was Perry drunk driving they would be at the head of the line calling for his impeachment.
This has absolutely nothing to do with Texas. This is for all the voters in the other “56” states.
I asked one of my co-workers, a conservative, what he had heard about Rick Perry. He replied that he was indicted for corruption in Texas, wasn’t he.
The people who pushed this out knew Texas was lost. They are playing for 2016.
As a Texan, I would not vote for Perry as my first choice but if the choices are Bush, Christie, Paul, Ryan and Perry, our entire family would most definitely pull the lever for Perry. If Cruz is added to the mix, however, we’ll go with Cruz.
Exactly. Another political hack organization like NOW.
Cruz is actually one of the few Republicans that has defended Perry. It’s crickets from the rest of the party.
Sure makes me want to dump the Republican party. I am still a registered Republican.
I was careful to say, in the General election... ie, he had already won the nomination.
Abortion Barbie’s 15 min expired along time ago.
Poor George....... half a mill won't buy as much corruption as it used too.
I am hoping Texans aren’t as stupid and gullible as voters in other states . . .
Little reported, but Wendy lost the dem primary in Hidalgo, and Cameron counties.
Cruz is actually one of the few Republicans that has defended Perry. Its crickets from the rest of the party.”
I was surprised that we haven’t heard from Abbott. Re the rest of the party, those that are considering a run at president are probably dancing in the streets and hoping that Perry doesn’t survive. The rest of them don’t know enough about laws so, for once, they are keeping their mouth shut. At least Cruz knows what he is talking about when he speaks on legal matters.
My opinion of MADD just went down 5 notches. Didn't know these wenches were for sale.