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In glowing profile, New York Times Magazine highlights Wendy Davis biography
Washington Examiner ^ | February 12, 2014 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 02/12/2014 5:58:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Political narratives are necessarily reductive, invariably gauzy and thus often misleading," writes the New York Times Magazine's Robert Draper in a 7,000-plus word profile of Texas Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis.

Draper favorably examines the complicated biography of Davis, which the Dallas Morning News revealed is different than the one told by her campaign.

While Draper acknowledges that key facts of her biography remain disputed, he insists that "female politicians were far more constrained than men in how they recounted their stories.

"A man could break the mold of American virtue. A woman challenged stereotypes at her peril," he writes. "The archetype — an unimpeachable balance of dedicated public service and exemplary mothering — seems inescapable, even in 2014."

Citing the personal narratives of presidential biographies, he writes that "no one ever stopped Clinton, Bush or Obama in his biographical tracks to say: 'Wait. If you were out there, conquering the world, then you could not have been here, with your family'."

Will women judge her harshly because of the newly public details of her political background?

Davis admits to Draper that there will always be people who view her decisions critically.

"I would hope they would share some admiration for what I did to climb from where I was,” she explains.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York; US: Texas
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1 posted on 02/12/2014 5:58:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Abortion Barbie should move to NYC and run for office there.

She could claim she was a single mom on welfare from Bedford-Stuyvesant and the media would just call it an exaggeration.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 6:02:10 AM PST by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She is a LIAR. She is a LIB/DIM. What’s new under the sun?


3 posted on 02/12/2014 6:02:11 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How did they spin her abandoning her kids to go to Harvard and have a career? Perhaps they didn’t spin it at all. To Libs, that’s a positive.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 6:03:24 AM 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: Cincinatus' Wife

Wendy Davis... champion of late term abortions a/k/a the dismembering of viable infants in their own mother’s womb. What a gal!


5 posted on 02/12/2014 6:03:27 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"female politicians were far more constrained than men"

I'm sick of this "she's a girl" excuse.

She's a phony and a liar.

6 posted on 02/12/2014 6:09:49 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Times I’d quite blatant in their advocacy.

They want Davis bad.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 6:10:35 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“A man could break the mold of American virtue. A woman challenged stereotypes at her peril,” he writes. “The archetype — an unimpeachable balance of dedicated public service and exemplary mothering — seems inescapable, even in 2014.”

What in the hell does that even mean?


8 posted on 02/12/2014 6:11:55 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

On the plus side, she supports open carry. Hmmm. Guess that ain’t quite enough. Let’s see. Removing bothersome tissue mass..........good. Ridding the world of child molesters/rapists...........bad. Probably just me. But I don’t get to vote against her anyway.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 6:14:09 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How many copies of the NYT are sold in Texas ?


10 posted on 02/12/2014 6:15:46 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Ted Grant

I think they mean that it’s ok for guys like BJ Clinton to do his business and get away with it and be a hero to the left. But they’re wrong in general, cause the more she lies and acts bizarre the more the left will love her too.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 6:15:54 AM PST by Monty22002
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Political narratives are necessarily reductive, invariably gauzy and thus often misleading


The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! ““For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”…

The serpent lied twice. Sin will cause death and satan blinds unbelievers eyes from knowing good from evil.

12 posted on 02/12/2014 6:16:15 AM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: ifinnegan

“They want Davis bad.”

I think you are right and I hope they spend lots of money on her campaign because she has no chance against Greg Abbott. That will help elect another republican somewhere else.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 6:16:27 AM PST by Helotes
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To: Ted Grant

It’s TimesSpeak for “there’s a double standard”.

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14 posted on 02/12/2014 6:20:31 AM PST by Mears
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To: Helotes

That’s a good way to look at it.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 6:21:33 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Unless the word “psychopath” appears in the article, it is a fraud.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 6:25:25 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: ifinnegan
They want Davis bad.

They should have advised her to run against Cornyn. She might have a chance of beating him, for far less money.

IMHO, the article was directed at the Eastern Emily's List establishment.

17 posted on 02/12/2014 6:29:17 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: rktman

She claims to be for open carry, but her other statements on the 2nd amendment show her to be just another stealth gun grabber.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 6:36:06 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“I would hope they would share some admiration for what I did to climb from where I was,” she explains.

It’s been more like your campaign sinking slowly in the quicksand. With each lie it sinks a little deeper.

Texans admire good liars. Having seen some of the best we can say with all honesty, you need to keep working on your act. We can see your lips moving.

In Texas, men know a pretty woman would never lie to them, especially blonds. We admire them for that.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 6:37:53 AM PST by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Didn’t she abandon her children?

I daresay I spent more time away from family (during my military service) than most non-military Americans, but I didn’t abandon my wife or my children. While I was “out there, conquering the world,” my pay went to take care of my family. So, I think there’s a distinction between men and women who have to temporarily leave their families in order to earn a living and despicable scum, like Wendy, who abandon their children (and spouses).

I think Wendy’s political narrative that is described as “necessarily reductive, invariably gauzy and thus often misleading,” could also be more accurately characterized as a pack of bold-faced lies! However, that only makes her more appealing to Democrat voters.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 6:38:23 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Nina Burleigh once offered to give Bill Clinton a blow job to thank him for keeping abortion legal.

All Wendy Davis did was to talk for 12 hours, something which most women can do easily.

Seems that feminism has taken a few steps backwards in the intervening years.

21 posted on 02/12/2014 6:43:14 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Ted Grant

I think it means we aren’t supposed to say it’s wrong for a mom to abandon her children (and two husbands) to pursue a career. Frankly, I don’t give men a pass for doing that, so why should I give Wendy Davis one? In fact, I don’t even accept the propagandist’s, aka author’s, point that Americans in general give men a pass, since even leftists go after deadbeat dads with a vengeance.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 6:46:40 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Well, maybe she’s like the gabby and mark kelley-giffords show and is actually a “gun safety advocate”. ;>}


23 posted on 02/12/2014 6:49:14 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And the narrative and lies are being put in place for yet another total zero to assume an unearned and undeserved office.

Wendy Davis is a complete fabrication and an artificial construct of half-truths and deliberate misstatement of all that she ever was or shall ever be. Any of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders on the current squad would be a much superior selection as candidate for Texas governor.

She lies when the actual truth would serve her so much better, in establishing her bona fides.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 6:56:45 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow! Them libs want Texas soooooooo bad!


25 posted on 02/12/2014 6:59:22 AM PST by celmak
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

From yesterday:


Wendy Davis says she supports medical marijuana
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3121885/posts

Also, I just heard that she also said she is now AGAINST abortions after 20 weeks. Just another flip flop by her campaign.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 7:10:52 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She’s a liar.
She loves abortion.
She’s a liberal.

Everything democrats require for greatness.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 8:31:50 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: jtal

The article goes at length to say she’s being victimized by her critics for putting her career ahead of family. Yet she was the one who said how rough she had it as a single mother (a role she held very briefly and she didn’t even fund her schooling).

Her “me too” story fell apart. Yet the Democrat shills in the media want to ignore that aspect and talk about how inspiring she is.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 12:38:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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