Skip to comments.Wendy vs. Sarah: A Thought Experiment (Satire)
Posted on 01/28/2014 5:02:53 AM PST by Second Amendment First
Here we go again: sexist tropes being used against a high-profile female political candidate who happens to be a working mom from
Last week, an article in the Dallas Morning News purported to correct the biography of Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor. While these alleged discrepancies would be hardly a blip on a male candidates record, they have unleashed a barrage of attacks straight out of the GOPs anti-woman playbook.
It goes without saying that most of the attacks against Davis are sexist. Her critics claim to be concerned about the factual inaccuracies in her personal backstory, but the response from some on the right suggests that, for them, Daviss real transgressions may lie elsewhere.
Daviss real sin isnt playing fast and loose with her biography. Its making life choices they disagree with including the decision, as a mother, to prioritize her career. And its hard to imagine those choices generating criticism were Wendy Davis a man.
Some pundits, for example, have expressed concern that Davis wont be able to devote enough time to her children if she is elected governor. Wing-nut bloggers, beholden to the Huckabeean notion that women will say anything or sleep with anyone to get ahead, have even questioned whether Davis actually gave birth to her youngest child. These accusations are clearly intended to cast Davis as just another one of Ronald Reagans welfare queens. And thats hardly the only form of trutherism infecting the race.
The blowhards at Fox News have made Davis a prime target in the right-wing networks jihad against powerful women. A cackling Chris Wallace went so far as to offer his Fox News Sunday viewers an upper by showing a video clip portraying Davis as a mentally unstable, publicity-obsessed bimbo who doesnt know how many days are in the month of February.
Wallace has also described Davis as profoundly stupid for launching a 13-hour filibuster to block a late-term-abortion ban in the Texas legislature, which hardly comes as a surprise given Foxs long history of attacking the intelligence of female politicians and working moms. Conservative comedian Dennis Miller continues to appear on Fox after calling Davis a dumb twat and a c***, while Republican super PACs refuse to return his million-dollar donations.
As is often the case when it comes to the right-wing media, crucial context surrounding Daviss filibuster was ignored for example, the fact that just 62 percent of Americans, and only 68 percent of women, support a ban on abortion after 20 weeks. But rather than explore the issue in depth, conservatives have decided to obsess over extraneous details such as Daviss iconic pink running shoes.
Perhaps the most disgusting example of right-wing misogyny was Bill OReillys on-air invitation to Fox viewers to urinate and defecate in Daviss mouth. Although OReilly was ultimately forced to resign, his conservative colleagues refused to condemn his sexist remarks. Washington Post columnist George Will argued that OReilly was making a very legitimate point about Wendy Davis, while Wallace dodged the issue altogether by saying he was not a media critic.
Progressives are right to be outraged. If anything, the Wendy Davis controversy proves why liberals and all pro-woman Americans must keep holding the media accountable for the way they talk about male and female candidates differently.
At their core moral relativists are delusional. The MSM is not capable of rational analysis.
My curiosity is now piqued...
so, what exactly can Wendy Davis see from HER backyard?
A run-down, filthy abortion mill!
Think again!! This is NOT funny at all. Actually this is the best exposure of the total corruption of the so-called Main Stream Media. Or, in fact, “almost” all of it.
Which is why so many Americans no longer read a newspaper, watch TV “NEWS” and the talking head shows.
The country is watching the traditional leading news organization sink like the Titanic, while I heard of hundreds of small “LOCAL” papers, bi-weekly or even monthly, doing quite well serving the needs of their communities.
If anyone looks like a slutty flight attendant it is Wendy not Sarah!
Well, since she’s a dem, then it can be classified as part of the gop-e war on women.
If Wendy Davis goes to the Super Bowl, maybe her daughter Dru can get knocked up by Peyton Manning.