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Wendy Davisí snobby campaign pities single moms and trailer park folks
Legal Insurrection ^ | January 22, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson

Posted on 01/22/2014 1:48:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

An odd thing happened on the way to Wendy Davis’ personal and campaign narratives.

I’m so old, I remember when feminists believed women didn’t need a man to be happy or to raise a family, and liberals argued that the American Dream was not restricted to tony subdivisions of McMansions.

And then we have the Wendy Davis campaign, which has captured the heart of progressive America by supporting unfettered access to late-term abortions.

But along that road to ending viable life, the Wendy Davis campaign picked up on a campaign theme that treats single moms as hopelessly failed. Davis said it in a tweet yesterday:

"Mine is the story of single mothers who feel alone in the world, searching for their chance to become something more."

Single moms need a “chance to become something more”?

I accept that being a single mom presents significant challenges personally. And there are important societal implications of single-parent households.

But does that leave single-moms “alone in the world” and lacking “something more”? What about their children, and family support? Davis’ campaign theme is a pretty snobby look at single moms, even as it claims to fight for them.

And what about the folks who live in trailer parks?

Are their lives so glum that Wendy Davis having spent a few months in a trailer park (apparently with her parents) was the other defining moment in her life? She even blurred the timeline a bit by suggesting she became a single mom and was relogated to a trailer park life at age 19, when it really was 21, just a couple of years before she met the wealthy, much older Jeff Davis who would pay her way through school and raise her children for her.

An estimated 20 million people live in mobile homes, and most of them are employed full time or retired. Mobile homes provide “an important source of affordable housing for low-income households…. [and] serve as an important transitional step for social mobility.”

Some people in trailer parks may be stuck there, but others consider it a viable life option. Why treat trailer park folks the way Bill Clinton did, as trash just waiting for a $100 bill to be dragged through the streets?

An odd thing happened on the way to Wendy Davis’ personal and campaign narratives — while claiming to fight for single moms and folks in trailer parks, she actually perpetuated stereotypes and myths in an incredibly snobby way.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortionbarbie; democrats; elitists; texas; tx2014; wendydavis
How many here live in manufactured housing?
1 posted on 01/22/2014 1:48:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How do you become a “single mom”...?


2 posted on 01/22/2014 1:49:20 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She reminds every guy of that one stuck up bitch they knew in college.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 1:50:05 PM PST by nonliberal (Sent from a payphone in a whorehouse in Mexico.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Texas actually elects this vile woman who has the stench of rotting aborted humans clinging to her, then the depravity of America has reached a new depth.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 1:52:27 PM PST by allendale
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To: MrB

I guess back then there were no birth control pills, IUDs or condoms.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 1:52:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Abortion" Barbie strikes again!

6 posted on 01/22/2014 1:52:58 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or ministers or justices of the peace or wedding rings or certificates?


7 posted on 01/22/2014 1:53:09 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wendy (and Hillary) are beneficiaries of boomer era feminism, where a woman can be successful outside of marriage. However, they are the exception, not the rule. And even for them, they benefitted from their husbands. The trailer park single moms are the norm for single motherhood, they are the victims of the free love, no fault divorce, go discover yourself culture that Wendy celebrates.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 2:00:51 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She's a SKANKY LIBERAL who GAVE UP HER TWO CHILDREN....one of them wasn;t even the FATHER of the child!!!

She's a LIAR, a CHEATER.....TYPICAL DEMOCRAT!!

9 posted on 01/22/2014 2:01:22 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

STAY FOCUSED! She is trying to divert the issue. Hammer it home that she abandoned her flesh and blood to achieve a personal fantasy.
The woman is a low life attention seeking whore!


10 posted on 01/22/2014 2:08:35 PM PST by crz
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To: MrB

My thinking on this has done a 180 ever since that stupid Julia cartoon worked like a charm for Obama in 2012.

Most single moms apparently like to be condescended to.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 2:08:55 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Well, yeah, that’s “how evil works”. They want to be lied to and coddled - taken care of “without judgment”.

My point was that, barring a death of a husband, becoming a single mom is a matter of choices. Choosing to act in a way resulting in a baby out of wedlock, or choosing a man of low character to be a “husband”.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 2:14:32 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wendy’s message to young girls.

Get preggy
abort
marry a man with money
Dump kids on him and go to school
divorce him and give up parental rights
run for office

She’s my hero....buy some cookies please.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 2:22:21 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

They still have choices; no one made them have unprotected sex.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 2:52:47 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My house was manufactured by Winnebago!


15 posted on 01/22/2014 4:16:23 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: MrB

Put out to any sleaze bag that comes along.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 4:52:02 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: MrB

>>How do you become a “single mom”...?

Divorce the father (and misrepresent the tale, saying that you were an unmarried teen, struggling...).

Wendy Davis Gave Up Custody of Youngest Daughter in 2005 Divorce
breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 1-22-2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3114510/posts
“Wendy Davis’s first daughter Amber, born during her first marriage to Frank Underwood, was 23 at the time”


17 posted on 01/22/2014 8:49:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What about single fathers? Why don’t they get browbeaten to get married? Oh, wait, because they’re usually not poor. How does that go again?


18 posted on 01/22/2014 8:55:36 PM PST by firebrand
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