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  • Abortion Barbie’s replacement in TX Senate to wear “Stand for Life” boots when sworn in

    01/13/2015 5:25:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Who can forget the pink Minuzos former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis wore when in 2013 she filibustered an omnibus pro-life bill for 13 hours? texas_monthly_bum_Steer_wendy_davis_texas_democrats_0The tennis shoes became sacred, as Andrea Grimes of RH Reality Check dramatized in an article lambasting Texas Monthly for desecrating them on its December 2014 cover: Those sneakers carried so much more than a single legislator through her history-making stand against the most extreme package of anti-abortion laws in the country. They carried the hopes of thousands of Texans who came to occupy the halls of the capitol building during the summer of 2013,...
  • Bad news: now it’s sexist to laugh at Wendy Davis

    12/31/2014 9:03:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    live action news ^ | Calvin Freiburger | December 31, 2014
    Losing hurts. Wanting something to happen so badly you can’t imagine a world where it doesn’t only sets you up for demoralization, after which hopefully the passage of time can bring objectivity and introspection. It’s been almost two months since pro-abortion darling Wendy Davis lost her bid to become the next governor of Texas by a commanding twenty points, with the very demographic she was supposedly rescuing, women, rejecting her by nine. Sadly, that doesn’t seem to have been enough time for RH Reality Check senior political reporter Andrea Grimes to process the defeat analytically. Grimes is righteously indignant that...
  • Pro-abortionists see 2014 as “a terrible year for reproductive rights

    12/22/2014 9:04:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | December 22, 2014 | Dave Andrusko
    Let’s take a few minutes to see why pro-abortion militant Armanda Marcotte believes “It’s Been a Terrible Year for Reproductive Rights.” But we’re going to take her conclusion first because it’s the kind of question-begging argument that pro-abortionists specialize in. And then we will end where Marcotte began. Pro-lifers and those who have no particular stake in the abortion issue have passed a great number of laws going back to 2011 that require that abortion clinics upgrade their physical plant (and therefore the safety of women); that they use the FDA recommended protocol for chemical abortions; that abortionists have admitting...
  • And the Bum Steer of the Year Is . . . (Wendy Davis)

    12/11/2014 7:42:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | December 10, 2014 | Texas Monthly Staff
    as 2014 the year of the Un–Bum Steer? So many of our usual suspects behaved themselves (more or less) that we wondered if something was amiss. Texas A&M didn’t do anything too Aggie-like, the Dallas Cowboys were actually in the playoff hunt for a change, and Matthew McConaughey minded his p’s and q’s while picking up an Oscar along the way. Thankfully, politics didn’t let us down. Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury for abusing his power and coercing a public servant, and he celebrated having his mug shot taken with a jaunt to buy frozen custard....
  • Wendy Davis gets Texas Monthly's 2014 'Bum Steer of the Year'

    12/11/2014 1:04:23 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 12/11/2014 | Joshua Fechter
    Wendy Davis, who lost the Nov. 4 gubernatorial election to Republican Greg Abbott, has won Texas Monthly magazine's coveted "Bum Steer of the Year" award for her "train wreck" of a campaign. The annual awards take a snarky jab at Texas politicians, odd news stories and personalities. Fromer winners include Anna Nicole Smith, Gov. Rick Perry, Lance Armstrong and Tom Delay. This year's cover depicts Davis stepping in a cow patty while wearing the bright pink Mizuno "Wave Rider" sneakers she donned during her 2013 filibuster against Texas' new abortion restrictions that brought her into the national spotlight. The magazine...
  • With her epic fail, Wendy Davis painted Texas redder: Abbott captures women, making only Dems blue

    11/14/2014 10:47:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2014 | The Editors
    The Democratic dream of “turning Texas blue” dissolved on Nov. 4. The left had elevated Wendy Davis, an obscure state senator, to superstar status after she delivered an emotional 11-hour panegyric to abortion. She was expected to ride her celebrity status and the “war on women” into the executive mansion in Austin. She had only to defeat a Republican white man. It didn’t quite work out that way, drawing just 38.9 percent of the vote. From the top of the ballot on down, the wreckage from the Democratic effort was strewn across the state from Texarkana westward to El Paso....
  • White women didn’t just fail Wendy Davis — they failed the rest of Texas, too

    11/06/2014 10:41:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 114 replies
    Salon ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jenny Kutner
    I am well aware that Wendy Davis lost the Texas governor’s race by a wide margin. It’s salt in a very personal wound. Her campaign meant a lot to me, and to so many other Texas women — thousands of whom stood in line for hours to cast their ballots in support. Greg Abbott won anyway, and he won by a lot. But he didn’t win by a lot across the demographic landscape. I went to the Texas Tribune first for a dissection of the election results, and one piece of information struck me as particularly… wrong. The Tribune cited...
  • Confirmed: Why Yes, a Texas Voting Machine DID Leave Greg Abbott Off the Ballot

    11/08/2014 7:55:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Not that it mattered, of course. Greg Abbott absolutely routed his opponent in the general election on Tuesday night. But it is disconcerting that when a voter went to pull the lever for the governor-elect, his name was...nowhere to be found. Instead, former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s name appeared, a guy who ran for a completely different office in Texas and lost in the primary: The company that supplies Bexar County with iVotronic ballot machines acknowledged Wednesday that a glitch caused an electronic ballot to display the wrong name for the Republican candidate in the race for Texas governor. A...
  • 2+2=5: Women Of Color Had Their Votes Erased In Texas

    11/08/2014 4:05:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    OK, let’s not mince words. It was abject slaughter in Texas. Republican Greg Abbott beat Democrat Wendy Davis by 21 points [59/38]. Then again, the pro-abortion Davis never really had a chance to win this election in the first place. Yet, from the darkened lair that is Salon.com, comes a horrid story of the “erasure” of votes cast by women of color in Texas, or something. Jenny Kutner, the editor who wrote about her plans to have an abortion, wrote this [emphasis mine]: I am well aware that Wendy Davis lost the Texas governor’s race by a wide margin. It’s salt in...
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Blames Massive Defeat on Ebola

    11/07/2014 7:08:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/7/14 | Steven Ertelt
    In one of the most bizzare explanations for losing a campaign ever, a spokesman for pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis blamed the massive loss to pro-life Governor-elect Greg Abbott on ebola. From Breitbart: wendydavis11Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was steamrolled in her bid to become the state’s next governor, and it appears that her staff believes Ebola has something to do with the failure of her campaign. Speaking on behalf of Davis’ campaign, Communications Director Zac Petkanas told the Wall Street Journal, “The losses that you are seeing in very blue states are simply amplified in states like Texas...
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Blames Loss on Ebola

    11/07/2014 1:41:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | November 7, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was steamrolled in her bid to become the state's next governor, and it appears that her staff believes Ebola has something to do with the failure of her campaign. Speaking on behalf of Davis' campaign, Communications Director Zac Petkanas told the Wall Street Journal, "The losses that you are seeing in very blue states are simply amplified in states like Texas where there is already a structural advantage for Republicans," he said. The Journal added that, "Another challenge, [Petkanas] said, was that Texas was at the center of two issues — immigration and the Ebola...
  • Wow! Just Wow!

    11/06/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’d almost forgotten to write this column. I’m sitting here watching election returns, and I am just stunned. Massachusetts? Maryland? MARYLAND?!?! Forget the Senate for a minute, or the massive Republican majority in the House, and think about the fact that Republicans did so well in the gubernatorial races across the country. In Michigan, after passing a “Right-To-Work” law, Gov. Rick Snyder wins handily. Union money and muscle plus President Obama campaigning against him couldn’t sink a man with the Twitter handle @OneToughNerd. Speaking of unions, no one had a bigger target placed on their back by the unions than...
  • Greg Abbott Wins in Texas; Wendy Davis Joins MSNBC

    11/05/2014 5:42:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | November 4, 2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Okay, the second half of that headline is not true — yet. But after being catapulted to national stardom for her pink athletic shoes and abortion extremism, Texas Democrat Wendy Davis has been trounced in her bid for the Lonestar State governor’s mansion by Republican Greg Abbott. Fox News has called the race for Abbott with 43 percent reporting. The victory comes after Davis’s myriad campaign missteps, from declining to answer whether she thought her wheelchair-bound opponent was exploiting his disability for political purposes, to questioning his fidelity to the right to interracial marriage, despite the fact that Abbott himself...
  • a tearful Wendy Davis concedes defeat after trouncing in Texas

    11/05/2014 5:25:54 AM PST · by dennisw · 71 replies
    dailymail ^ | 4 November 2014 | David Martosko and Corey Charlton
    Alongside the mother who tried to kill her as a child, tearful Wendy Davis concedes defeat after trouncing in Texas Greg Abbott was landslide winner in Texas Tuesday evening as liberal darling Wendy Davis fizzled out Davis has conceded defeat, telling supporters to never give up and reassuring them the campaign was not fought in vain A teary-eyed Davis told her supporters it's OK to be disappointed, but not discouraged, by her loss, and to never give up and keep fighting with her Meanwhile, Davis' seat in the Texas Senate was taken by Republican Konni Burton, a member of the...
  • New Wendy Davis poll shows that women are not slaves to abortion

    11/03/2014 6:40:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nov 3, 2014 | Cassy Fiano
    The abortion lobby glommed on to Wendy Davis as soon as she conducted her now-infamous 11-hour filibuster. Davis was doing everything she could to make sure that late-term abortion became legal, and abortion activists were thrilled. It seemed inevitable that she would run for higher office after that. Pro-abortion groups like Battleground Texas swore that Davis was just the person to turn Texas blue and make it a pro-abortion haven like New York or California. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, has thrown her weight behind Davis as well, bussing in supporters and funneling money into the Davis campaign. Unfortunately...
  • The Spectacular Self-Immolation of Wendy R. Davis

    10/28/2014 6:42:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 29, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don't mean that in a good way. I mean it in a five-alarm, set-her-own-skirt-aflame, billowing-human-torch kind of way. To say that Davis is smokin' hot is not a compliment. It's a campaign incineration status update. The Democratic darling of the Hollywood Left and glamour gal of abortion thought her path to the Texas governor's mansion would be a pink-sneakered walk in the park. Instead, her single-issue campaign has combusted. The high point of Davis' career came last year when she flamboyantly opposed state restrictions on late-term abortions in the wake of Philadelphia...
  • Ouch: Wendy Davis is losing women by double-digits

    10/28/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor of Texas, was supposed to be the candidate of women’s rights, what with her 11-hour filibuster of a bill that would ban abortions beyond 20 weeks (5 months). But sadly for her, women may not even be responding to her message. Davis trails her opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, by a whopping 12 points among likely female voters, according to a new NYT/CBS/YouGov poll. Forty-nine percent of women surveyed preferred Abbott, compared to 37 percent for Davis.
  • Wendy Davis vs. Principle

    10/22/2014 2:26:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 22, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    That a doyenne of the midafternoon MSNBC crowd is losing a gubernatorial race in deep-red Texas should come as a surprise to nobody. That she has been reduced to her present antics, however, was a little less expected. There is losing in politics, and then there is losing, and of late Davis has become sorely adept at the latter. In the space of a year, Joan of Arc has been transmogrified into Elmer Fudd, replete with ill-fitting hunting rifle, cartoonish faux-accent, and, now, a good deal of hapless frustration to boot. Among Davis’s recent offerings have been an attack ad...
  • Dems Attack Abbott on Interracial Marriage

    10/20/2014 5:13:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 20, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- With Wendy Davis trailing in the polls behind her Republican opponent Greg Abbott, her Democratic supporters have resorted to a desperate, eleventh-hour attack. However it is not the heavily-criticized wheelchair ad; this is a brand new attack, launched on Monday, the first day of early voting. This time, the Democrats' messaging brings with it an added element of race-baiting, twisting Abbott's words to insinuate that he is opposed to interracial marriages, ignoring the well-known fact that Abbott's wife Cecelia is Hispanic. The issue originated with a San Antonio Express-News article from Sunday, in which Austin Bureau Chief...
  • Andrea Mitchell Is Skeptical That Greg Abbott Is Actually Disabled

    10/14/2014 6:35:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    Twitter, Twitchy.com, TheDailycaller ^ | 10/14/14 | Twitter, Twitchy.com, Jim Treacher
    Earlier today, Alex Griswold told you about Wendy Davis doubling down on her campaign-imploding “Look at the cripple” ad. Or tripling down, or quadrupling down, or however many times it’s been at this point. She told Andrea Mitchell that the ad was “fair.” Oh, and Abbott is “working to kick that ladder down.” Well said, Wendy. But believe it or not, Mitchell said something even dumber. At about the 1:00 mark in the above video, she emitted this brainfart:.....
  • Wendy Davis is falling apart

    10/14/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Mistakes happen on the campaign trail. Any politician in the national spotlight is bound to make one or two. The mark of a truly skilled politician, however, is one who can take their lumps, adapt, move on, and rebound from that error. Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is not a skilled politician. Davis’s much maligned “wheelchair ad,” in which she criticizes Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott’s position on tort reform while unsubtly drawing the audience’s attention to his disability, was a mistake. It drew criticism from both the right and the left, and a competent campaign would have pulled...
  • Abbott Camp Fury After Wendy Davis Crosses the Line, Again

    10/10/2014 5:59:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    PJTatler ^ | October 10, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    A new Wendy Davis campaign ad “exploits” the accident that left Texas Attorney General and Republican governor nominee Greg Abbott paralyzed for life, according to the Abbott campaign. The ad, called “Justice,” seeks to paint Greg Abbott as a hypocrite. Instead, it paints the Davis campaign as unethical and extremely desperate. It’s surely one of the most negative political ads in Texas history, which is saying something. The Abbott camp hit back very hard this afternoon. In a press statement, spokeswoman Amelia Chasse struggled for words to make sure that her statement is strong enough to convey the campaign’s outrage....
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Attacks Pro-Lifer Greg Abbott for Being Paralyzed

    10/10/2014 3:38:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Life News ^ | October 10, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    In what may be one of the most slimy campaign ads ever to air, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis attacks pro-life candidate Greg Abbott by running an ad with an empty wheelchair that takes a shot at Abbott, who is confined to one.Davis is the pro-abortion candidate for governor in Texas whose sole claim to fame is having filibustered against a bill to ban late-term abortions. Not content to speak out against protecting unborn babies after viability, the Davis campaign is now mocking her pro-life opponent, Greg Abbott, for being paralyzed.At age 26, Abbott was struck by a falling oak...
  • In Case You Missed It, Wendy Davis’ Run for Governor Ended in a Meltdown Friday

    09/22/2014 10:39:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/22/2014 | Bryan Preston
    The lone Texas gubernatorial debate took place in the Rio Grande Valley Friday night. Front-runner Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican, just had to get through the debate without making any negative news. The pressure was all on Wendy Davis, Democrat state senator trailing by a lot in the polls, to make something — anything positive — happen.Well, she made something happen. But it wasn’t positive. Davis attacked Abbott over a school finance lawsuit that’s in appeal.Abbott responded that as attorney general, he has an obligation to follow the law and keep the suit going.Davis then went into unleashed...
  • Wendy Davis Melts Down, Talks Over Moderator During Debate

    09/20/2014 12:06:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 19, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- On Friday Texas' Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis -- both gubernatorial candidates -- debated in the state's Rio Grande Valley. During the course of the debate, the issue of education came up. After hearing what Abbott had to say, a defensive Davis spoke when she was not supposed to and even interrupted a moderator multiple times--despite being told that it was not her turn to speak. The incident began after Davis asked Abbott a question that began, "Judge Dates has recently ruled against you and in favor of the school children of Texas,...
  • Rick Perry, Texas Blues & The Liberal Two-Step

    08/15/2014 9:36:18 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 60 replies
    Self | 8/14/14 | Me
    So let me get this straight; Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg – also the head of the Public INTEGRITY Unit – is convicted of aggravated DUI. When she refuses to resign for behavior unbecoming of her office – accountability is foreign to most liberals - Governor Rick Perry promises to veto the 7.5 million budgeted for the Integrity Unit. And for this, something presidents and governors practically do on a weekly basis, he is indicted on felony coercion charges by a heavily Democratic-laden, Austin grand jury? Oh, something definitely stinks in the Lone Star state and it’s called dirty...
  • Davis slaps SC for ‘disappointing decision to restrict access to birth control’; Abbott calls a win

    06/30/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Biz Beat Blog ^ | June 30, 2014 | Michael Lindenberger
    Update: 2:34 p.m. EST: Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor in 2014, issued a statement condemning the court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. “Today’s disappointing decision to restrict access to birth control puts employers between women and their doctors. We need to trust women to make their own health care decisions — not corporations, the Supreme Court, or Greg Abbott,” she said. Abbott, the attorney general and her opponent in this fall election, issued a statement praising the ruling, which is below. Update 1:09 p.m. EST: Former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, the current president of...
  • Watch Wendy Davis Stage Pro-Infanticide Anniversary Celebration Live

    06/25/2014 10:54:14 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 3 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 25, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Staff
    A year after leading a filibuster against a bill that many Democratic Party voters considered "draconian" efforts to spare the life of unborn infants who were 20 weeks into development, Wendy Davis and other abortion advocates will stage a one year anniversary to celebrate. For those who support the right to perform infanticide against fellow members of our human community for the sake convenience the Austin event, which will be streamed live to other supporters of convenience-based life terminations, is meant to serve as both an anniversary and rallying cry in the efforts to promote Davis to the Texas Governors...
  • Wendy Davis’ campaign falters

    06/25/2014 5:43:29 AM PDT · by rhema · 36 replies
    Brenner Brief ^ | 6/25/14 | Brad Slager
    While Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ campaign was once hailed as the best chance to turn Texas blue, her recent fundraising efforts have shown a lack of enthusiasm for her campaign. Wednesday, June 25, marks the one year anniversary of a noted Texan lawmaker’s arrival on the national stage. However it turns out few want to party with Wendy Davis. The liberal luminary became a fixture on the liberal news circuit following her famed filibuster, however she has had a tough time campaigning for higher office. Things have become bad enough that not even lowering prices on fundraising tickets...
  • Wendy Davis’s Journey From Amateur to Obscene

    01/29/2014 1:59:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2014 | Brandon Howell
    All it took was five days for Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis’s campaign to go from baffling to downright obscene, again showing that neither she nor those aiding the effort knew what they were getting into in the first place. It wasn’t enough that revelations of a distorted biography emerged, the details of which included her leaving an older man just a day after he completed payments for her Harvard Law education. Nor that the candidate herself signed onto a missive doubling down. “You’re damn right it’s a true story,” she said. Her sophomoric camp had to go farther. They...
  • Cookie Boycott Continues After Girl Scouts' Halfhearted Apology over Wendy Davis

    01/30/2014 8:47:10 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 66 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 1-30-2014 | Austin Ruse
    The Girl Scouts have apologized for seeming to endorse abortion advocate Wendy Davis in a tweet late last month, ..... The endorsement has caused a firestorm of protest among Girl Scouts, their moms, and the public at large. The controversy comes at precisely the wrong time for the Girl Scouts, right in the middle of the cookie-selling season that nets the Girl Scouts somewhere around $700 million. (snip) The first cookie boycott run by John Pisciotta, executive director of Pro-Life Waco, had a tremendous effect on the Girl Scouts, even driving then Girl Scout CEO onto national television to defend...
  • The Cowardice of Wendy Davis

    02/03/2014 7:43:04 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator running to replace Rick Perry as governor of Texas, owes her political stardom to two things: a pair of pink sneakers and her unstinting support for a woman’s right to terminate a late-term pregnancy in a substandard clinic. Yay, feminism! Last year, Davis led an eleven-hour filibuster — that’s where the sneakers came in handy — to block legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks and require abortion clinics to meet the same standards that hospital-style surgical centers do. Advertisement This was all going on against the backdrop of the sensational Kermit Gosnell...
  • Puttin’ on the Ritz; Wendy Davis Used Campaign Funds to Pay for Luxury Apartments, Records Show

    02/04/2014 7:30:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | Ellison barber
    Embattled Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has spent more than $131,000 in campaign funds to pay for luxury apartments in Austin, Texas, since her election to the Texas State Senate in 2008, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. While such use of campaign funds is legal in Texas, the amounts involved and properties rented may undermine Davis’s campaign persona of a working class single mom, observers tell the Free Beacon. Davis, whose permanent address is in Fort Worth, lists government accountability as a primary issue on her campaign website, which says she opposes elected officials who “have turned state...
  • Wendy Davis’s Media Meltdown

    02/04/2014 9:05:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2014 | John Fund
    It’s been a rocky rollout for the Wendy Davis campaign in Texas. She announced for governor four months ago on the strength of the massive public attention paid to her 13-hour filibuster of a bill limiting abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. But since then her media operation has been so rocky, seasoned Texas journalists are mocking it. David Mann, editor of the liberal Texas Observer, wrote a blunt article calling her campaign a “media fail”: “The Wendy Davis operation is about the worst at media relations that I’ve ever seen. Her team’s mismanagement of the press is damaging...
  • Wendy Davis Outrages Democrats with Open Carry Support

    02/07/2014 5:23:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 6, 2014 | Frances Martel
    Last week, amid a host of questions about her ideological commitment and personal integrity, Texas Democrat Wendy Davis revealed a new, unexpected issue on her campaign platform: securing Second Amendment rights. The move has been met with some outrage from Democrats who see "no justification" for open carry laws. Davis first announced her new stance last week to the Associated Press, suggesting that her campaign would "expand where people may carry handguns." The position is not on Davis's official campaign platform, and, from a legislator with an "F" rating from the NRA, appeared to surface out of nowhere. Davis did...
  • Wendy Davis: Actually, I support banning abortion after 20 weeks with a few exceptions

    02/12/2014 8:43:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/12/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Charles Cooke, who notes that between this and her newfound support for open carry, Davis would probably qualify as a tea-party candidate in a blue state like Connecticut.At the rate we’re going, she’s going to end up filibustering a pro-choice bill before November. Davis, a Fort Worth senator and the likely Democratic nominee for governor, told The Dallas Morning News’ editorial board that less than one-half of 1 percent of Texas abortions occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most of those were in cases where fetal abnormalities were evident or there were grave risks to the health of the...
  • Wendy Davis backs gay marriage, challenges Greg Abbott

    02/14/2014 8:44:29 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 38 replies
    DallasNews.com via ass press ^ | 3 February 2014 | I don't know
    Wendy Davis, the likely Democratic nominee for Texas governor, said Thursday that she supports gay marriage and called on Attorney General Greg Abbott to stop defending the Texas Constitution’s definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Davis told the San Antonio Express-News editorial board that two people who want to marry should be allowed to do so regardless of their sexual orientation. She said that if she’s elected she would support the repeal of the voter-approved constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage. She spoke the day after a federal judge in San Antonio heard arguments that the...
  • Yes, she really said that. Wendy Davis: "Texas is not really a red state"

    02/15/2014 10:40:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/15/2013 | Rick Moran
    Wendy Davis's quixotic campaign for Texas governor is getting more and more like some awful reality show, where everything goes wrong and the candidate can't help making gaffe after gaffe. Wendy's latest jaw dropper: Texas isn't really a red state. Washington Examiner: Wendy Davis told the Austin American-Statesman newspaper on Wednesday that "Texas is not really a red state, it's just a non-voting state."Sure Wendy, sure.Well, she is right about Texas being a non-voting state. Texas is one of the worst performers when it comes to voter turnout. In 2010, just 36.4 percent of registered voters actually voted, making it...
  • Pro-Life Greg Abbott Defeats Abortion Champion Wendy Davis for Governor In Texas

    11/04/2014 7:11:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Attorney General Greg Abbott will be the next Governor of Texas, defeating abortion champion Wendy Davis. Abbott, a longtime pro-life supporter, had the backing of pro-life groups. In what may have been one of the most slimy campaign ads ever to air, Davis attacked Abbott by running an ad with an empty wheelchair that takes a shot at Abbott, who is confined to one. “As Attorney General, Greg Abbott has achieved a decade of defending Pro-Life laws and provisions, and his many legal opinions from the Office of the Attorney General have resulted in increased protections on the sanctity of...
  • Wendy Davis has Some Explaining to do on Ethics

    04/29/2014 8:26:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Matt Mackowiak
    Texas has a part-time legislature, and inherent in any state with a part-time legislature is the potential for conflicts of interest. Unless a legislator is personally wealthy, they must hold a job, which inevitably leads to their consideration of a bill that impacts their industry or company directly. Texas ethics laws are lax and have loopholes. Legislators rarely recuse themselves on votes. It is one thing for that to happen with one of 150 Texas House members or one of 31 Texas senators. For governor, candidates should be held to a higher standard. The contrast on ethics could not be...
  • Greg Abbott Leads the Way as the Republicans Crush Wendy Davis and the Democrats in Texas

    11/04/2014 6:49:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Nov. 4, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Battleground Texas rode into the Lone Star State promising to make the state more competitive for Democrats. They have failed. Not only that, the Texas Democrats might have been better off if the president’s personal political support group had never shown up in Texas. Their brightest star, governor nominee Wendy Davis, flamed out. Despite the backing of President Obama, the media, Hollywood and rich liberal trial lawyers (or perhaps because of all of that), Davis underperformed the Democrats’ showing in 2010. Bill White lost to Gov. Rick Perry 54-42 four years ago. Wendy Davis is set to lose 58-31. Or...
  • Abbott Projected to Win Texas Gov Race, Defeating Wendy Davis

    11/04/2014 6:09:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 4, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    NBC News projects that Republican Greg Abbott will be the next governor of Texas, beating Democrat Wendy Davis. Davis was once talked about as Democrats’ best shot at turning the red state purple. She excited Democrats in the state and around the country after her defiant filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate in opposition to a strict anti-abortion bill. That action propelled Davis into the arms of donors and into the gubernatorial race....
  • Pro-Abortion Comedian Lizz Winstead Blames Wendy Davis’ Impending Defeat on “Redistricting”

    11/03/2014 1:23:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/3/14 | Mark Finkelstein
    Comedy gold! As the co-founder of the Daily Show, Lizz Winstead might be a funny lady. But what she came up with today was surely an unintentional laugh line. Appearing on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this afternoon, Winstead blamed Wendy Davis’ impending thrashing in her race for Governor of Texas on . . . “redistricting.” Lizz, last time we looked, there is no districting—”re” or otherwise—when it comes to statewide races. The entire state is one big district that gets to vote for Governor. Oh, and for good measure, Lizz laid the rest of the blame on “the media.” Right....
  • Latest Attack Ad from Davis Claims Abbott Doesn't Want Blacks to Vote

    11/01/2014 5:21:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 31, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)AUSTIN, Texas -- With the election only days away, Democrat candidate for Texas Governor Wendy Davis is holding nothing back in her efforts to attack her Republican opponent Greg Abbott. The challenge for Davis is that her past attacks have either been largely ignored by the voters, failed to stick after being debunked, or, backfired on her, as was the case with her "empty wheelchair" ad and an odd attempt to paint Abbott -- whose wife is Hispanic -- as opposing interracial marriage. Now, in a new radio ad, Davis alleges that Abbott does not want black Texans to vote....
  • 8 Desperation Moves from Democrats That Show They'll Be Crushed on Tuesday

    10/31/2014 6:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 31, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), in an act of pure political desperation, has now labeled her own constituency racist and sexist. “I’ll be very, very honest with you,” Landrieu said. “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as leader.” The goal: drive out the black vote, the same way President Obama did in 2012. Landrieu then added that the South is “more of a conservative place” and said that women have a problem “presenting ourselves.” The goal: driving out...
  • LOL: Lizz Winstead Blames Wendy Davis Defeat on . . . 'Redistricting'

    10/31/2014 12:49:01 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As the co-founder of the Daily Show, Lizz Winstead might be a funny lady. But what she came up with today was surely an unintentional laugh line. Appearing on Joy Reid's MSNBC show this afternoon, Winstead blamed Wendy Davis' impending thrashing in her race for Governor of Texas on . . . "redistricting." Lizz, last time we looked, there is no districting—"re" or otherwise—when it comes to statewide races. The entire state is one big district that gets to vote for Governor. Oh, and for good measure, Lizz laid the rest of the blame on "the media." Right. In a...
  • No One Is Buying Wendy Davis' Memoir

    10/29/2014 11:13:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/14 | John Nolte
    Despite a ton of free elite media attention, the new Wendy Davis memoir, "Forgetting to Be Afraid," is flopping just as hard as the Democrat abortion extremist's bid to be the next governor of Texas. According to Slate, since its release more than 6 weeks ago, "Forgetting to Be Afraid" has sold fewer than 6,000 copies. For comparison, Slate points out that Elizabeth Warren's memoir sold 70,000 copies over a comparable time period, and David Limbaugh's "Jesus On Trail," which published the same day as the Davis memoir, has sold 65,000 copies:
  • The spectacular self-immolation of Wendy R. Davis

    10/29/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by harpu · 34 replies
    www.michellemalkin.com ^ | 10/29/14 | Michelle Malkin
    Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don’t mean that in a good way. I mean it in a five-alarm, set-her-own-skirt-aflame, billowing-human-torch kind of way. To say that Davis is smokin’ hot is not a compliment. It’s a campaign incineration status update. The Democratic darling of the Hollywood Left and glamour gal of abortion thought her path to the Texas governor’s mansion would be a pink-sneakered walk in the park. Instead, her single-issue campaign has combusted. The high point of Davis’ career came last year when she flamboyantly opposed state restrictions on late-term abortions in the wake of Philadelphia...
  • Abortion Barbie's Texas Barbecue

    10/28/2014 11:02:01 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 17 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don’t mean that in a good way. I mean it in a five-alarm, set-her-own-skirt-aflame, billowing-human-torch kind of way. To say that Davis is smokin’ hot is not a compliment. It’s a campaign incineration status update. The Democratic darling of the Hollywood Left and glamour gal of abortion thought her path to the Texas governor’s mansion would be a pink-sneakered walk in the park. Instead, her single-issue campaign has combusted. The high point of Davis’ career came last year when she flamboyantly opposed state restrictions on late-term abortions in the wake of Philadelphia...
  • Wendy Davis surrogate: Greg Abbott just “rolls around” thinking he can get tort reform for himself..

    10/28/2014 2:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Tom Elia and Becket Adams, I feel like this campaign can’t end until Wendy herself delivers an impassioned plea from the Capitol steps: “For God’s sake, he can’t even walk.” Until then, though, she’s got more important points to make: When Stewart asked why Democrats can’t turn Texas blue, Davis blamed congressional redistricting. Saying, “It’s on its way, it really is on its way. And what we’ve suffered from here for quite a while is two decades of Republican led redistricting that have created very purely drawn Republican districts and a few very purely drawn Democratic ones. And so...