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Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother is political sexism at its worst
The Guardian ^ | 1/26/14 | Jessica Luther

Posted on 01/26/2014 6:28:39 AM PST by Libloather

**SNIP**

Most of the attacks against Davis are sexist. As a columnist for Breibart.com tweeted: "Wendy Davis: My story of attending Harvard Law on my husband's dime while he took care of the kids is a story every woman can relate to." Talking Points Memo has a plethora of examples of the full-force sexist attacks. And Twitter exploded earlier this week with the #MoreFakeThanWendyDavis hashtag, making fun of Davis for being a liar.

The problem is that the Dallas Morning News article that caused this backlash is questionable at best, and is undeniably sexist in its telling of Davis' story. Slater implies that Davis was a negligent mother in order to pursue her education and political career, and that she used her husband for his money. He quotes an "anonymous source" that claims that "Wendy [Davis] is tremendously ambitious. She's not going to let family or raising children or anything else to get in her way."

The "blurred facts", according to Slater, were that Davis says she divorced at 19, when in fact she had only separated from his first husband at 19, with the divorce being finalized when she was 21. Slater says that Davis overstates her time living as a single mother in a trailer, explaining that "she lived only a few months in a family mobile home while separated from her husband before moving into an apartment".

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Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother is political sexism at its worst

But what if its true? Will the liar tell us?

Exposing RATS is a dirty business.

1 posted on 01/26/2014 6:28:40 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

“Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother is political sexism at its worst”

Actually, it seems to be an undeniable FACT.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 6:30:06 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Libloather

Guess I missed the Guardian editorial where they complained of the “unfair” and “sexist” media criticism of Sarah Palin.

/s


3 posted on 01/26/2014 6:30:59 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Libloather

The woman is a grifter bimbo.

Sorry, Guardian, but that’s the way it usually is with folks you defend.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 6:31:06 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: canuck_conservative

And they railroaded Cain for commenting to a women that she was as tall as his wife........


5 posted on 01/26/2014 6:32:45 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Libloather

Pointing out that she’s a liar isn’t painting her as a bad mother. The truth is what paints her as a bad mother.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 6:33:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: canuck_conservative

I was just about to say, no, Sandra Bernhard (whatever her name is, you know, the fugly lesbian so-called comedian) calling for Sarah Palin to be raped in a NYC alley by the fugly lesbo’s “black brothers” was sexism at its worst-amongst all the other ugly, ugly things which have been said about Palin (including what got that fruitcKe Bashit fired).

Calling Wendy Davis out on her lies isn’t sexist, unless “strong women” get a pass for lying to look like victims. “I am woman, hear me mewl”.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 6:35:26 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Libloather

Jessica Luther doesn’t have to worry as the voters in Texas
will sort it all out by Nov. 2014.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 6:35:38 AM PST by deport
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To: Da Coyote

Painting her as anything other than a mole-faced, bottle blonde, gold digging road whore is journalistic malpractice.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 6:36:22 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: Libloather; All

but it was a-okay when they did it to Sarah Palin...


10 posted on 01/26/2014 6:37:40 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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Comment #11 Removed by Moderator

To: Libloather

Blah, blah, blah. And if you are against Obama it’s because you are a racist...

;-)


12 posted on 01/26/2014 6:39:11 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Libloather

Exposing her lies is not painting her as anything but a liar.


13 posted on 01/26/2014 6:39:30 AM PST by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: csmusaret

Painting her in the worst possible light is part of the lefts game plan for 2016.

They will have to compare and contrast her with another women. To show how the other woman was a victim, has a family and stuck by her man when he had his transgressions.

Hmmmm.. Who would that be?

This is page 5 in the Democrat playbook. Question is how much is Wendy Davis getting from the Clinton’s PAC?


14 posted on 01/26/2014 6:44:23 AM 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: Libloather

Wenchy Davis abandoned her two daughters.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 6:44:53 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: God luvs America

Exactly. Sarah Palin was painted as a bad mother because she chose to give birth and love her baby.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 6:45:07 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Libloather

Telling the truth about Democrats is EVIL.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 6:49:15 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Howie66

She may be a good mother...but she certainly is a BAD liar!


18 posted on 01/26/2014 6:52:49 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Libloather

She should not have lied and she wouldn’t have this problem.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 6:52:49 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: ClearCase_guy

If “painting” Wendy is sexism then throwing the whole bucket of paint on Sarah Palin by the Democrats is sexism at its worst.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 6:53:18 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Ancient Man

“Painting her as anything other than a mole-faced, bottle blonde, gold digging road whore is journalistic malpractice.”

No need to insult fine horizontally afflicted Road Whores now!


21 posted on 01/26/2014 6:58:53 AM PST by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Libloather
how about lousy human being???
22 posted on 01/26/2014 7:00:59 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Libloather

Check out Luther’s ridiculous web site. ‘Reproductive Justice’. She’s a Fluke clone. Poor girl probably can’t afford enough condoms with all the sex she’s having…………….


23 posted on 01/26/2014 7:03:23 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Libloather

Anytime one catches a democrat lying it is either sexist or racist. Liars is what they are, if they reveal what they think they can’t get elected.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 7:04:39 AM PST by ontap
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To: Ancient Man

Tell it!


25 posted on 01/26/2014 7:06:21 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Libloather

It’s not so much “painting” as it’s pouring turpentine to remove the false facade and exposing the true nature beneath the desperate illusion.


26 posted on 01/26/2014 7:07:45 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Don Corleone

I don’t know any good mothers that have had their children taken from them after they have effectively abandoned their children.

I can also say that I don’t know any good mothers who have been ordered to be sober (No Drugs or Alcohol 24 hours prior) while exercising their visitation privileges.

When it comes to tolerance of bad behavior, that has to be cut off when it involves children. No excuses and No exceptions.


27 posted on 01/26/2014 7:09:05 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Ancient Man

Well said, brother!


28 posted on 01/26/2014 7:10:22 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Libloather
HA...nobody said ‘Wendy Davis was a bad mother’ just that she gave up custody to her ex and if I read this right one of those children was not his but hers from a previous marriage.

That makes him look pretty good but her not so much...

29 posted on 01/26/2014 7:12:00 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Libloather


30 posted on 01/26/2014 7:21:04 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Libloather

Telling the truth about Marxists is racist.

Pray America is Waking


31 posted on 01/26/2014 7:22:32 AM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Libloather

Wendy “Anna Nicole” Davis is everyone’s dream Mom then, is that better?


32 posted on 01/26/2014 7:25:14 AM PST by The Toll
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To: Libloather

She’s trash as most liberals are, the rules and morals don’t apply to them!


33 posted on 01/26/2014 7:27:11 AM PST by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: PhiloBedo

What ruined Cain was that Mrs. Cain did not know that Cain was giving family money to another woman.


34 posted on 01/26/2014 7:30:03 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Libloather
Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother is political sexism at its worst

And then what was her campaign doing when they portrayed her (falsely, as it turned out) as a good mother?

35 posted on 01/26/2014 7:30:18 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Libloather
the Dallas Morning News ... is undeniably sexist in its telling of Davis' storythe truth.

Fixed.

36 posted on 01/26/2014 7:31:18 AM PST by IronJack
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To: deport

Don’t put too much confidence on the voters of TX. The Republicans haven’t delivered much, and many will grow disillusioned with the GOP, even as they vote to re-nominate Cornball and nominate George P.!


37 posted on 01/26/2014 7:32:40 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: canuck_conservative
Guess I missed the Guardian editorial where they complained of the “unfair” and “sexist” media criticism of Sarah Palin.

No more calls, please. We have a winner!

38 posted on 01/26/2014 7:34:59 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Libloather

Publishing quotes from Wendy Davis where she said that it was just not a good time for her to continue in her responsibilities as a mother, is just political sexism. So, I guess we must judge a candidate’s historical record in light of modern feminist theory and anyone who violates this subjective standard is “sexist”. Who wouldda known except we were soundly scolded by Those Who Keep Score.


39 posted on 01/26/2014 7:46:48 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Libloather

“Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother is political sexism at its worst”

It is not a painting; it is a snapshot.

The reality is she did a lot of stupid things. But most of us have. The bigger issue is that she has apparently not learned from them and continues to celebrate these foolish choices along with the “hail Satan” radical left.


40 posted on 01/26/2014 7:49:22 AM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Libloather

If you want to piss off a conservative, lie.

If you want to piss off a liberal, tell the truth.


41 posted on 01/26/2014 7:51:51 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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Texas Voting Info

Feb. 4 — Last day to register to vote
Feb. 18 - First day of inperson early voting
Feb. 28 - Last day of inperson early voting
Mar. 4 — Primary election day

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/Elections/candidates/guide/dates.shtml


42 posted on 01/26/2014 7:52:54 AM PST by deport
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To: Libloather

‘Mother’ implies the child, or children, actually lived with the person. Biological parent is more appropriate


43 posted on 01/26/2014 7:53:26 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Libloather

To the court she is not a bad mother, she isn’t one at all - she lost her parental rights.


44 posted on 01/26/2014 7:58:29 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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45 posted on 01/26/2014 7:58:55 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: svcw

No, she lost custody. No need to paint it to be worse than it is.


46 posted on 01/26/2014 8:00:04 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Libloather

Abortion Barbie is a liar just like Soetoro..


47 posted on 01/26/2014 8:00:57 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: canuck_conservative

Spot on.


48 posted on 01/26/2014 8:01:44 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Libloather

WHY????

It was fair game with Sarah Palin. Why the double standard?


49 posted on 01/26/2014 8:02:48 AM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Libloather

.....Jessica Luther the issue in this instance is the credibility of leftists like yourself. Whenever ANYTHING happens that “the left” takes issue with, the SCREAM is always and predictably either Racism or Sexism!

By now (after about 50 years of this), somewhere around 100,000,000 of us have tuned this bs out. We don’t hear you ANYMORE!

So, if you want to “be heard” again, try a new tactic.


50 posted on 01/26/2014 8:03:36 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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