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Wendy Davis has no future in politics
New York Post ^ | 1-24-2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley

Posted on 01/24/2014 12:48:22 PM PST by servo1969

Want to know why Wendy Davis will have trouble winning higher office in Texas or anywhere else in America? It’s not because she stretched the truth in her “from mobile-home-living single mom to Harvard Law grad” campaign biography, nor because her husband paid for her education, nor even because she placed a lot of value on her career.

Nope: It’s because Davis, the Lone Star State senator who became famous for her filibuster of an abortion-limiting bill in Texas, lost custody of her children to her ex-husband.

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A few years ago, one of my guy friends was dating a woman who didn’t have custody of her child. Every one of this man’s female friends told him to run. The fact that she would either willingly give up custody or that a judge would deem her unworthy of even joint custody raised alarm bells.

Feel free to call it sexism, if you want. But it’s a double standard that I don’t expect will change any time soon.

Americans will forgive a lot in a politician. But a woman who leaves her kids is just beyond the pale.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; davis; scandals; texas; tx2014; wendy; wendydavis
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1 posted on 01/24/2014 12:48:22 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Wendy Davis has no future in politics

From your mouth, to Allah's ear, as the saying goes...

2 posted on 01/24/2014 12:51:42 PM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: servo1969
"Wendy Davis has no future. in politics"

There. Fixed it.

3 posted on 01/24/2014 12:52:08 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: servo1969

Fearless prediction: As her poll numbers crater, Davis will soon hold a press conference to denounce all those who oppose her. Her argument, in a nutshell, will be “ I could have had TWO abortions. But I didn’t. See there, I’m actually pro-life. So shut up.”


4 posted on 01/24/2014 12:53:14 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: servo1969

For later


5 posted on 01/24/2014 12:53:49 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: servo1969

We all profile. Every single one of us. We do it after we learn our first lesson in life.

Who in this world does not know that a Woman’s most sacrid thing in this world are their children?

So yeah, when a round healed, gold digger walks away from her own flesh and blood EVERYONE knows she is a Head Case.

All her actions afterwords only reinforces it.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 12:55:41 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: servo1969

I wouldn’t bet the farm on it. Maybe not in Texas, but she could move to Massachusetts, lie about her past, and win elections, just like Warren did.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 12:59:03 PM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Daveinyork

You just gave her campaign and idea...


8 posted on 01/24/2014 1:02:21 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: servo1969

“Americans will forgive a lot in a politician. But a woman who leaves her kids is just beyond the pale.”

But apparently there are many Americans that approve of her ABORTING her babies and would consider her doing that a heroic act.


9 posted on 01/24/2014 1:08:41 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Daveinyork

Agreed. She’d be welcomed with open arms in NY, MA, RI, CA etc.


10 posted on 01/24/2014 1:08:55 PM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: Army Air Corps

If Massachusetts takes her in, they deserve what they get...A Rhode Island RAT run out of Texas!


11 posted on 01/24/2014 1:11:46 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: servo1969
It’s because Davis . . . lost custody of her children to her ex-husband.

Bull. This might hurt her in flyover country, but in Commie America, it would be considered resume enhancement.

12 posted on 01/24/2014 1:14:13 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: servo1969

This is an interesting idea. I never thought about it from that angle.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 1:14:28 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: servo1969

I wonder why no one is asking about her claim that an editorial caused her to have psychological problems. What were the problems? Does she still have them? How fragile is her mental health?


14 posted on 01/24/2014 1:19:50 PM PST by djpg
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>> But a woman who leaves her kids is just beyond the pale.

Leaves or kills.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 1:21:53 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Hulka

I don’t know.

I can’t think of one single femi-nazi politician who has gone public with their abortion story. I’m sure there are some out there who’ve had them, but even they have enough sense to keep that to themselves.

Now Wendy? It’s clear that she quit on the two children she did give birth to. I wonder how many she has aborted?

Based on her pro-abortion record, and her lies regarding her family history; Id say a direct campaign question to her about the number of abortions she’s had would be quite fair and relevant.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 1:24:40 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: All

The media roasted Sarah Palin for being a “quitter”

Where are they now when Davis quit on her own children?


17 posted on 01/24/2014 1:28:37 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("America is the greatest country on Earth and we intend to change that" - Barack Obama)
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To: Vigilanteman

“Bull. This might hurt her in flyover country, but in Commie America, it would be considered resume enhancement. “

Texas ain’t commie Amerika.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 1:42:55 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: VRWCarea51

“Who in this world does not know that a Woman’s most sacrid thing in this world are their children?”

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My ex-wife. And that’s one of the many reasons I got full custody and raised our child without her.

Society trashes men as sperm donors. I’d contend there are plenty of women who at best are egg donors and have absolutely no business raising kids. Many of them don’t want to. Thus, the abortion industry continues to profit from murder.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 1:45:58 PM PST by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: servo1969

If I understand it correctly, the older girl was not even the biological daughter of wallet #2. So unless Wendy “Baby Killer” Davis told the judge “I don’t want the kid”, she would have gotten custody.

And sorry ladies, but the way the courts work, the woman gets primary custody by default. A man is lucky to get weekly visitation, if the mother doesn’t want him to.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 1:50:29 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: djpg

Nice catch. One could wonder of her mental state of mind, by her own public testimony to the court. Interesting it has been passed over, but Republicans are so very polite when it comes to push back.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 1:50:33 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: servo1969

I agree that Wendy Davis is finished and precisely because she gave up her children. However I also believed a while back that Bill Clinton couldn’t possibly survive in office after being exposed as a pervert and perjurer.


22 posted on 01/24/2014 2:00:15 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: servo1969

I just read on that other site that she was a Republican. Was she?


23 posted on 01/24/2014 2:01:46 PM PST by MamaB
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To: SampleMan

Amber the older daughter was 23 years old at the time of the divorce to
Jeff Davis thus not an issue of custody.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 2:02:33 PM PST by deport
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To: servo1969

I’ll believe she has no future when SNL does a skit about her. Her background is fertile ground for mockery.

SNL will never do it.


25 posted on 01/24/2014 2:02:48 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: SampleMan

Sorry, but that is not always the way the court goes, it depends on the judge.
My ex cheated on me with another woman and the judge came thisclose to giving custody to my ex, because then my son would be raised in a two parent household, with his dad and the girlfriend.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 2:07:35 PM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: MamaB

I just read on that other site that she was a Republican. Was she

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Davis ran and was elected to the Fort Worth city council claiming to be a
republican but the seat is nonpartisan. She claims to have voted in the GOP
Primaries during that time. When she later ran for State Senator it was
as a democrat.


27 posted on 01/24/2014 2:09:16 PM PST by deport
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To: djpg

A deeply disturbed woman, prime candidate for progressive insanity.


28 posted on 01/24/2014 2:09:25 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: MamaB

Here’s a good background on her by Wayne Slater, DMN

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20140118-as-wendy-davis-touts-life-story-in-race-for-governor-key-facts-blurred.ece


29 posted on 01/24/2014 2:10:24 PM PST by deport
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To: servo1969
Wendy should come out as a Lesbian.

Her fundraising would skyrocket, the liberal media would circle the wagons even tighter, and her new "sexual identity struggle" would explain away all her past lies and failings.

30 posted on 01/24/2014 2:12:05 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Daveinyork

Suppose she might be an Indian too?


31 posted on 01/24/2014 2:13:28 PM PST by madprof98
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To: servo1969
After Jeff finished paying off the last of Wendy’s school loans, she filed for divorce and gave up custody of her children. According to Jeff, his wife just decided, “While I’ve been a good mother, it’s not a good time for me right now.”

Windy: "What difference do these children make?"

Not to mention the restraining order the custodial hubby had to get in 2003. (In that order, the judge ordered that Wendy Davis “be immediately restrained from . . . using illegal drugs or consuming alcohol within 24 hours before or during the period of possession of or access to the child.”)

Buh bye, Windy...we barely knew ye.

32 posted on 01/24/2014 2:18:33 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: servo1969

It’s one thing to not have custody of the child you had with your spouse after a divorce, its a whole and completely different story when the child you had to another man before you even met the man you divorced was in the pictured winds up in his custody as well.

She has no future in any sort of politics beyond trivial local arena nonsense.

It is true, a woman not having custody of her child, in at least a shared or joint sense generally means she’s a train wreck or was at least, prior and during the divorce. Divorce law in the united states is so insanely weighted toward maternal custody that joint/shared custody is best a father can even hope for in most cases. She either has to willingly give up custody to him or basically be proven to be such a bad mother than the state would have taken them off her anyway for the father to wind up with sole and complete custody.

Yes, I know there are edge cases out there, but they are incredibly incredibly rare, the courts bend over backwards to give the mother every benefit of the doubt in custody matters during divorce.

I am hard pressed to think of a case where a father is the custodial parent of a child born before he was ever in the picture prior to a divorce. I know there are cases like this, but for a judge to grant sole custody to a person over their biological parent is just insanely rare.


33 posted on 01/24/2014 2:22:26 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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As I said, for a father to get sole custody, let alone a non biological parent to get sole custody over a biological parent, the mother had to have been a train wreck during the divorce. Combine that with the fact they were BOTH lawyers, so could litigate if they wanted to virtually for free if they wanted to.... No way She can spin this in a way that makes her look good.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 2:25:24 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: ken5050

But you can have post birth abortions like I did!


35 posted on 01/24/2014 2:34:08 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: djpg

That is a more important question; what is her mental health general history and present status? Normally, its none of our business, but if you plan to hold office, the voters i.e. possibly your future employers, should know in general what to expect. Is she prone to becoming immobilized by depression, is she usually in a slightly delusional state of mind, has she shown evidence of paranoia, habitual lying or perhaps kleptomania? If this were a republican they would be asking a lot more and implying a lot more than this.


36 posted on 01/24/2014 2:34:35 PM PST by lee martell
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To: HamiltonJay

Amber the older daughter was 23 years old at the time of the divorce to
Jeff Davis thus not an issue of custody.


37 posted on 01/24/2014 2:34:40 PM PST by deport
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To: servo1969

so, America will readily forgive a woman who aborts her pre-borns (and advocates others doing that same) but won’t forgive a woman who gives up custody of those who were born. Unfortunately, all too true.


38 posted on 01/24/2014 2:41:37 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: Jane Long
Buh bye, Windy...we barely knew ye.

Now wait just a doggone minute. What'd I go and do now??

39 posted on 01/24/2014 2:55:17 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: deport

I read somewhere that this writer did a lot of work to shred W Bush. What made him throw a few sharp elbows at Abortion Barbie? Did his journ-0-list subscription expire?


40 posted on 01/24/2014 2:58:22 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: servo1969

I absolutely love this article. It is brutally honest, which is great.

Wendy Davis is the Meryl Streep character from Kramer vs. Kramer (who was the villian, btw) without any of her remotely redeeming qualities.


41 posted on 01/24/2014 3:01:09 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Windflier

Ooops...sorry about that ;-) I’ll try to stop doing that!


42 posted on 01/24/2014 3:02:34 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long
:-)
43 posted on 01/24/2014 3:04:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: servo1969

That’s silly.

The child was already older (16 I think) and neither parent was contesting custody

The decision was probably based on wanting to stay in her school district or in the same home or close to friends etc. It’s not like she was little. By 18 she custody would not be an issue anyway.

People who divorce with older kids make custody decisions entirely differently than those with young children.

People who write stuff like this have their own agenda and are undermining the real issues which are:

1. She misrepresented herself to voters on numerous occasions.
2. She supports unlimited abortion.


44 posted on 01/24/2014 3:31:56 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: deport

Ah, so Wendy secured college tuition from wallet #2 for her first daughter as well. Very slick.


45 posted on 01/24/2014 3:35:48 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Menehune56

That’s so right; if AR can gloat in clintoidism; TX can covert to the “New Davis”.


46 posted on 01/24/2014 3:46:25 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: deport

If she voted in a Republican primary, she was automatically a “Republican” for the following two-year period. And couldn’t even change parties until the next even-year primary


47 posted on 01/24/2014 3:49:27 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: SampleMan

Ah, so Wendy secured college tuition from wallet #2 for her first daughter as well.

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I don’t know the financial arrangement of the schooling. But keep in mind Amber
turned 18 in 2000. The mom graduated from Harvard in 1993 and began her law
career. In addition her and Jeff started a Title Co. So apparently she was
contributing to the family finances. I’m not sure when the Amber graduated from
college. It may have been after the divorce was final in 2005.


48 posted on 01/24/2014 3:59:09 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

I just default to thinking the worst of Democrats. It saves time and I’m so infrequently wrong that it’s not worth waiting.


49 posted on 01/24/2014 4:08:31 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: albie
Agreed. She’d be welcomed with open arms in NY, MA, RI, CA etc.

Yes, until she opens her mouth...

Once that Texas drawl comes out every elitist, snobby, Northeasterner will think she is just a dumb uncouth southern Texas hick...

That Boston to DC population think the whole freaking country except for them are a couple steps over retards...

50 posted on 01/24/2014 4:12:18 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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