Skip to comments.Wendy Davis's Vogue Profile: An Elitist Wolf in Populist Sheep's Clothing
Posted on 01/23/2014 3:56:48 AM PST by markomalley
The rise of Wendy Davis as feminist icon can be traced almost completely to one exact moment: the publication of Vogue's lauding profile of the Texas gubernatorial candidate. In light of recent revelations, we went back to look at all the half-truths and misrepresentations Vogue printed about the Democratic star.
The profile darts around various aspects of Davis's life: her relationship with her parents and children, her work in the Texas Senate, her shoes. It is a schizophrenic image that Vogue reveals of Davis as a woman. Davis has a "bootstraps background," went into politics to help the poor, and "spearhead[ed] economic developments in blighted areas of Fort Worth" as a lawyer.
Yet Vogue follows her with an almost Bret Easton Ellis-like sensibility for expensive clothing brands and casually hints at her prodigious wealth. The family drinks Sancerre at a football party. Among the most important details of her filibuster, apparently, are her "pink Mizuno running shoes and a sky-blue Escada day coat concealing a back brace." Yet Davis, the profile insists, is a woman of the people.
The profile also makes the same factual errors as many in the past, and that is a failure of the journalist but a sin only of the politician at hand. The profile claims that Davis's mother had a sixth-grade education a myth soundly debunked (Davis' mother finished ninth grade). Davis claims to have been "recently out of the trailer park" at 25 despite having divorced at 21 (not 19 as she previously claimed), having only lived in the park with her mother for some months after the divorce.
Then there is the case of her legal work in Fort Worth. Vogue claims that she spent much of her time in Fort Worth's government "spearheading economic developments in blighted areas of Fort Worth." Quite an embellishment…
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Only an observation....but resume-wise....is there anything at all of substance that she’s done over the past five years that would warrant some job like governor? It just seems to be some gimmick-candidate, with no background, or expertise to brag about. Has she ever run a business, managed a trailer-park, or sold insurance?
No surprise here. I’ve said elsewhere that liberals used to be populists, but now they’re elitists.
populists and elitists are just two sides of the same coin - the coin of tyranny.
as we can see, the elite media is pushing her big time. Really Vogue, your supposed to be about style, she has none along with truth and honor
Did Vogue mention that huuuuuuuuuge mole on her face or did they airbrush it out? Not to be catty...
Has Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton? And they’re not just at the governor level.
Good point, naps!
Culture of Death
What does it say to the children that their mother is a tireless advocate for abortion?
You are right about before. I still cannot believe that Richards, wide eyed liberal drunk that she was, actually was governor there.
It says something about the shallowness of the “feminist” movement that an untalented, largely fictionalized hack like Wendy Davis can rise in their ranks so high so quickly. Setting the bar that low smacks of either desperation or superficiality, both of which have become hallmarks of the moribund movement.
The same lack of credentials didn’t stop liberals from electing Barack Obama to a much higher office ... twice.
Ability is of little value to Leftists. What’s important is image, packaging, just the things the Vogue article emphasized, such as how well she wore a suit and the color of her jogging shoes.
The feminists got everything they wanted, and have basically segregated society and demonized men.
Funny, I remember the same questions asked about a certain ascendant IL senaturd back in 2007. I just hope and pray Texas is still a long way from being overtaken by libs and lo-infos like the country at large.
Wendy exercises "choice."
A principal difference between Texas and Southeastern states such as North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida is that most of the Northern migration comes from the Midwest rather than the Northeast. Counties like Collin and Denton near Dallas, Williamson near Austin, and Fort Bend and Montgomery near Houston have high percentages of non-Texans, yet are among the more conservative counties in the state.
The long term threat to continued Republican rule is the increasing Hispanic population of the state. A secondary threat is the increasing numbers of well-off whites, largely liberal, both native Texan or otherwise, in the gentrified areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Fort Worth. Wendy Davis may be popular among the latter group, but will be a dud with the former group. Blacks are also not fond of limousine liberals, and male voters of any race are inclined to dislike her personally.
Wendy Davis is an electoral disaster for the Democrats waiting to happen.
Not sure, but she DID stay in a trailer park, for a few months, after one of her divorces. Does that count? /s
I'd love to see a debate between AbortionBatty and AG Gregg Abbott. That would, likely, seal AG Abbott's run for Gov.
Have you ever thought that your ‘tagline’; “Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!” is enough to ensure that not a word you write will be considered as logical or with merit?!?
Among the liberals on Free Republic you are probably right. So many here have zero principles that your post does not surprise me in the least.
OUCH...that little bit of truth hurt, didn't it!
Sure Davis stretched the truth, but look at Sen. Elizabeth Warren with her false Native American heritage which she likely used to fraudulently get minority preference. The media pretty much ignored Warren so Davis is home free.
If Clayton Williams had kept his mouth shut about "laying back and enjoying rape", she would have never been elected. He was way ahead of her in the polls before that stupid comment.
I know, I voted for him.
Same here. No way I was voting for a dim in Texas.
No. However, I will not change my tagline. American needs to wake up or we will be stuck with another “Obama”.
As Ann W. Richards would say if she were around, “I don’t think the sheeple can he’p themselves. They will be for Wendy for sure.”
Any female or minority Democrat has a total free pass from MSM inquiry or reportage thereof.
A few white male Dems may get the occasional sharp elbow.
Every conservative gets a massive artillery barrage.
It says that her kids, in all probability, have some heavy-duty issues.