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  • Wendy Davis Wants to Get More Young Women Interested in Politics

    04/25/2016 1:28:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    MTV ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jaime Fuller
    Itís been nearly three years since Wendy Davis stood in the Texas State Capitol and filibustered an abortion bill for 11 hours straight, buoyed by her pink sneakers, a back brace, and the knowledge that there were so many women outside the chamber watching her fight and cheering. The bill eventually passed, Davis later lost a gubernatorial bid, and she is now out of politics for the first time in decades. Throughout all of that, however, sheís proven that sheís more than willing to keep trying to get things done ó even when the chance of victory seems to be...
  • 1 In 3 Campaign hosts livestream to promote abortion

    01/19/2016 6:02:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 19, 2016 | DANNY BURTON
    Today, the 1 In 3 Campaign is hosting a six-hour livestream dedicated to promoting abortion, to celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The event, entitled ‚ÄúThe 2016 1 In 3 Campaign Abortion Speakout: The People‚Äôs Brief,‚ÄĚ features politicians including Wendy Davis, Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Tim Ryan, and celebrities including Lizz Winstead. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is also scheduled to participate. The 1 In 3 Campaign promotes publicizing abortion stories in a positive light. Their pledge, which website visitors are encouraged to sign, states, ‚ÄúI will help build a culture of empathy, justice, and support for...
  • Ted Cruz: You‚Äôll be Surprised Who Really Thinks Abortion is a Losing Campaign Issue

    01/08/2016 12:43:53 PM PST · by presidio9 · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican presidential candidate says some people will be surprised who really thinks abortion is a losing campaign issue: Democrats. Cruz recently pointed out how abortion was a horrendous political issue for Democrats in Texas - the second largest state in the country - because the Democrats' position of supporting late-term abortions turned off a large portion of Hispanics voters who are pro-life. As the liberal Texas Tribune reports: Asked during a question-and-answer session with voters about how Republicans could run effectively on social issues in states beyond Iowa, home to the first nominating contest, Cruz insisted the GOP has nothing...
  • Cruz: Davis Showed Abortion is Losing Issue for Democrats

    01/07/2016 2:21:50 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 7, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    POCAHONTAS, Iowa ‚ÄĒ Ted Cruz on Thursday reached back to the 2014 election cycle to argue abortion is a losing issue for Democrats, holding up his state's last gubernatorial race as prime evidence.Asked during a question-and-answer session with voters about how Republicans could run effectively on social issues in states beyond Iowa, home to the first nominating contest, Cruz insisted the GOP has nothing to be ashamed of. On abortion, for example, he argued Democrats, including presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, are out of sync with the overwhelmingly majority of voters.¬†‚ÄúYou know who doesn‚Äôt think abortion is a winning issue for...
  • Obama, Davis Ask Supreme Court to Reject Texas Abortion Law

    01/07/2016 12:32:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KUT-FM ^ | January 5, 2016 | Alex Ura, The Texas Tribune
    From the Texas Tribune: Intervening in what could be a landmark decision, the Obama Administration, state and federal lawmakers and medical experts asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to overturn Texas' 2013 abortion law, which could shut down about half of the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. In 45 amicus briefs filed to the Supreme Court, opponents of the Texas abortion law known as House Bill 2 argued that restrictions under the law are unconstitutional because they impose an undue burden on women seeking abortions and would do little to improve women's health. (AUDIO-AT-LINK) The restrictions "do not serve --...
  • Obama, Davis Ask Supreme Court to Reject Texas Abortion Law

    01/07/2016 12:32:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KUT-FM ^ | January 5, 2016 | Alex Ura, The Texas Tribune
    From the Texas Tribune: Intervening in what could be a landmark decision, the Obama Administration, state and federal lawmakers and medical experts asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to overturn Texas' 2013 abortion law, which could shut down about half of the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. In 45 amicus briefs filed to the Supreme Court, opponents of the Texas abortion law known as House Bill 2 argued that restrictions under the law are unconstitutional because they impose an undue burden on women seeking abortions and would do little to improve women's health. (AUDIO-AT-LINK) The restrictions "do not serve --...
  • Wendy Davis: Why I lied through my teeth when running for Governor of Texas

    12/10/2015 7:56:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Say, do you all remember Wendy Davis? No? She was the lady with the pink sneakers who filibustered an abortion bill in Texas once, then ran for governor and wound up doing about as well as your average armadillo trying to cross an eight lane interstate during rush hour after accidentally eating ten hits of LSD. She’s written an editorial for Politico this week with the title, Why I Caved on Guns When I Ran for Governor of Texas. It’s a heartfelt tale of sorrow from her perspective, but it might have been more accurately labeled, Hey, Sorry That...
  • Wendy Davis: I Aborted My Baby ‚ÄėOut of Love‚Äô

    11/14/2015 7:26:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/14/15 | Dr Susan Berry
    Former Texas state senator Wendy Davis said in an interview published Tuesday that she had an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy ‚Äúout of love‚ÄĚ for her daughter.In an interview with Mic, Davis said, ‚ÄúI discovered that my daughter was suffering from an irreparable and non-life sustaining brain deformation or malformation, and it was one of the most heart-wrenching decisions I‚Äôve ever had to make, and I made my decision out of love.‚ÄĚAs reported by CNSNews.com, reporter Elizabeth Plank attended a pro-life conference and interviewed participants first about whether abortion itself is murder, and, second, about whether a woman who...
  • NBC Developing Dramedy Inspired By Former Texas Senator Wendy Davis

    10/09/2015 1:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 8, 2015 | Nellie Andreeva
    Wendy Davis made national headlines in 2013 for filibustering anti-abortion legislation in the Texas Senate. Now the former Democratic state senator is poised for more national attention as the inspiration for a dramedy series in development at NBC. Written by Jennifer Cecil, the untitled project centers on a female Democratic senator who, after losing the Texas governorís race, gets her world turned upside down. In the vein of The Good Wife, while she pieces her pride back together, she goes to work in the law firm of her best friend ó a black male Republican ó and discovers that with...
  • NBC Developing 'Dramedy' Based on Wendy Davis

    10/09/2015 8:36:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 9, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    What happens if you are a candidate for governor and you lose badly? Not just a mere bad loss but one of historically bad proportions†following an absolutely horrible campaign marked by the cowardice of shying from previously well known positions. Well, if you are a liberal it could mean you can score a TV show based on the aftermath of your loss. Such is the case with Wendy Davis. The "Abortion Barbie" of Texas who mostly avoided that for which she was best known is the inspiration†a "Dramedy" show based on life after going down to complete defeat after refusing...
  • UPDATED: Davis endorses Clinton, blasts Cruz as ďnot fit to leadĒ (Abortion Barbie)

    09/30/2015 8:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers Blog ^ | September 30, 2015 | Robert T. Garrett
    Update at 6:33 p.m.: Former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis touted Hillary Clintonís experience and grit, while castigating Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as ďnot fit to leadĒ during a coffee klatsch for Clinton in Austin Wednesday evening. Speaking to about 40 people, Davis endorsed the former secretary of stateís presidential bid. ďHillary has demonstrated for many years her exemplary ability to lead in the face of real challenges,Ē she said. ďWe need someone like that.Ē Davis said that as the nationís first female president, Clinton would ďhopefully knit this Congress back togetherĒ and promote an agenda of ďthings that...
  • Trumping America (Saturbray)

    09/05/2015 8:06:12 AM PDT · by bray · 20 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 9/5/15 | bray
    And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:18-20 KJV Since I was the only pundit who predicted the Trump leads when all the professionals were writing funeral after funeral, letís take a look at why. He is...
  • Cruz Opens Texas Swing With Warning for Rivals

    09/04/2015 1:17:42 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Ted Cruz speaks during his presidential campaign rally at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Sept. 3, 2015. FORT WORTH ó Ted Cruz opened a daylong swing through his home state Thursday with a warning for other presidential candidates looking to make Texas part of their campaign calculus. "Weíve got a tremendous base of support here, and so they may discover a difficult path," the Republican U.S. senator told reporters before a raucous rally at the Fort Worth Stockyards. All but a few of the 17 GOP hopefuls have visited Texas this summer, hoping to take advantage of its expanded...
  • Wendy Davis keynote speaker at N. Carolina abortion-rights events fundraiser

    08/26/2015 9:50:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Fort Worth Business ^ | August 25, 2015
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Ė Wendy Davis, the former Texas state senator whose 2013 filibuster against an abortion bill vaulted her to national prominence, is in North Carolina raising money for a political group affiliated with Planned Parenthood. Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for governor last year, is delivering the keynote address at three fundraisers this week, with two slated Wednesday in Greensboro and Charlotte.
  • What videos? Wendy Davis calls Ďattackí on Planned Parenthood a Ďflagrant denial of realityí

    08/25/2015 8:16:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis was undoubtedly the focal point in the battle against the stateís effort to ban abortions five months after conception. But if she wants to talk about ďflagrant denial of reality,Ē letís start there. Davis really believed she could parlay her 11-hour filibuster into a seat in the governorís mansion. That delusion was helped along by a fawning profile in Vogue magazine and celebrity endorsements. Davis is back in the news today, penning an opinion piece in the Texas Star-Telegram in defense of Planned Parenthood against all of the recent peaceful protests (i.e., ďattacksĒ) against...
  • Wendy Davis Sends Planned Parenthood $100 After Itís Caught Selling Aborted Baby Parts

    07/16/2015 8:58:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 15, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    It was a derogatory term but maybe thereís a reason some pro-life people derisively called Wendy Davis the ďAbortion Barbie.Ē Davis has come full circle from filibustering a bill that would ban late-term abortions. Now she has given the Planned Parenthood abortion business a $100 donation ó less than 24 hours after it was exposed selling the body parts of aborted babies for research. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must Investigate Planned Parenthood for Selling Aborted Baby Parts On Twitter, Davis responded to abortion advocates who challenged her to give a matching donation to the abortion company. Davis is just giving...
  • Planned Parenthood carries giant condom to gay pride event

    07/03/2015 8:06:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | July 1, 2015 | saynsumthn
    June is known as gay pride month and it was also the month that the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was forced upon all 50 states. The White House was elated: ***TWEET ON LINK*** Obama lit up the peopleís house with rainbow colors angering many American: **PICTURE OF RAINBOW HOUSE*** So did Planned Parenthood: ***PICTURE OF PP'S CRAP** Planned Parenthood then took part in the Twin Cities Gay Pride parade where they marched with a giant condom. ***LOOK ON LINK AT YOUR OWN RISK*** Planned Parenthood prez, Cecile Richards also took part in gay pride ďcelebrations.Ē Meanwhile Planned Parenthoodís...

    06/28/2015 5:33:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | june 28, 2015 | rob milford
    With a name like Dixie Flags, you might think the San Antonio-based business would be the last place on earth that would banish Confederate flags ó you would be wrong. After 57 years in a business started by his parents, Pete Van de Putte said that Dixie Flag will no longer make or sell the Confederate battle flag. In an†interview†with the†San Antonio Express-News†this week, Van de Putte says that in conversations with manufacturers and suppliers, they have all decided to stop making or shipping the controversial flag. ďMy official opinion is now that it is an offensive item and we...
  • Wendy Davis Hits Roadblocks as She Tries to Launch Speaking Career

    02/11/2015 11:55:49 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    Democrat Wendy Davis, who was at the receiving end of a double-digit pummeling in the 2014 Texas Governorís race with Republican Greg Abbott, is attempting to launch a new career as a professional speaker. However, the speakers agency she is seeking to represent her has made comments that seem to indicate they are not entirely sold on her viability. Davis has a profile posted on the website of the American Program Bureau (APB), an agency that claims over fifty yearsí experience and the ďlargest speaker roster in the industry.Ē Her profile describes her as ďa vocal defender of womenís rights...
  • Wendy Davis Replacement Wears ĎStand for Lifeí Boots to First Day of Texas Senate

    01/13/2015 2:30:15 PM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Mediate ^ | 13 January 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Before Wendy Davis ran what turned out to be an horrific campaign for Texas governor in 2014, she was launched by her 13-hour filibuster against a stringent abortion bill while wearing a pair of now-iconic pink sneakers. But in running for governor she gave up her state Senate seat, which was claimed by tea partier Konni Burton. On Tuesday Burton massively trolled Davis with some footwear of her own, brandishing on the first day of the Texas Legislature a pair of cowboy boots emblazoned with ďStand for LifeĒ
  • Bigger in Texas: How Many Pounds of Brisket Have Been

    01/05/2015 3:55:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    If you're going to celebrate defeating Wendy Davis in a landslide and becoming the next Governor of the Lone Star State, you might as well live up to the motto, "Everything is bigger in Texas."¬†To celebrate Greg Abbott's victory, four tons of brisket have been ordered for his inauguration party.¬† Everything's bigger in Texas: WFAA just reported that FOUR TONS of brisket have been ordered for the @GregAbbott_TX inauguration party.‚ÄĒ Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 5, 2015 Four tons is equivalent to 8,000 pounds. Notice how Abbott didn't mention where the brisket was ordered from, after all, that could start a...
  • Bad news: now itís 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 canít imagine a world where it doesnít only sets you up for demoralization, after which hopefully the passage of time can bring objectivity and introspection. Itís 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 doesnít 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...
  • Top Ten Left-Wing Goals of the Obama Administration in Its Remaining Two Years

    12/28/2014 4:01:53 PM PST · by Delacon · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 17 Dec 2014 | Virgil
    Now that President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have launched their new friendship initiative with Cuba, progressives are thinking more optimistically about what else might be possible in the remainder of the president‚Äôs term. After all, since the November 2014 elections, Obama has moved sharply left on immigration, climate change, and net neutrality. So why shouldn‚Äôt the Left hope for more? What might be next on the Obama agenda? Breitbart News has obtained one such to-do list: 10. Marijuana to be completely decriminalized under the ever-expanding doctrine of ‚Äúprosecutorial discretion.‚ÄĚ In the meantime, the administration will push...
  • Pro-abortionists see 2014 as ďa 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
    Letís take a few minutes to see why pro-abortion militant Armanda Marcotte believes ďItís Been a Terrible Year for Reproductive Rights.Ē But weíre going to take her conclusion first because itís 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...
  • Kolkhorst: Abbott supports repeal, Ďtougheningí of Texas DREAM Act

    12/15/2014 1:03:52 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Patrick Svitek
    State Sen.-elect Lois Kolkhorst, laying out her priorities since winning a promotion to the upper chamber, said Wednesday she anticipates a ďbig revamp or repealĒ of the Texas law allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants ó a move that has the blessing of Gov.-elect Greg Abbott. (SNIP) While Patrick has vowed to repeal the DREAM Act, Abbottís position has been less straightforward. During his second gubernatorial debate with Democratic opponent Wendy Davis, he said he would not veto a repeal of the law if it came to his desk. His campaign has previously expressed a need to reform the measure...
  • 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 UnĖBum Steer? So many of our usual suspects behaved themselves (more or less) that we wondered if something was amiss. Texas A&M didnít do anything too Aggie-like, the Dallas Cowboys were actually in the playoff hunt for a change, and Matthew McConaughey minded his pís and qís while picking up an Oscar along the way. Thankfully, politics didnít 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...
  • The Mystery of Millionaire Donor Steve Mostyn: Why Charlie Crist, Why Florida?

    11/22/2014 5:25:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/21/14 | Nancy Smith
    The biggest mystery that never unraveled in Florida Election 2014 has to be super-uber trial attorney Steve Mostyn. Why would a Houston multimillionaire with no current business in the Sunshine State out-donate billionaire George Soros, giving it to Democrat Charlie Crist's Florida gubernatorial campaign and the Florida Democratic Party? We never did get to the bottom of it. Crist and Mostyn didn't really know each other before the campaign. What did Mostyn want? Soros, founder of the far-left Open Society Institute, who advocates bringing European social democracy to the United States, only gave Crist a smidgen over $1 million. But...
  • Learning from my 2014 mistakes: A year of reckoning for Democrats (Delicious Schadenfreude Buffet)

    11/28/2014 8:32:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | November 28, 2014 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    No, red state women didn't save the party. But Ebola was a phony GOP-made crisis and Dems shouldn't have cowered. Thanksgiving is a great time for writers to reckon with whatever we got wrong over the year Ė and to be grateful that in this day and age we get to write every day, and put mistakes behind us quickly. So with the 2014 midterm election rapidly disappearing in the rearview mirror, I thought Iíd reckon with my one big political mistake this past election cycle, as well as one big thing I got, sadly, right. In July 2013, long...
  • Video: Planned Parenthoodís 2014 endorsement failures

    11/15/2014 5:28:24 AM PST · by rhema · 3 replies
    Live Action ^ | 11/14/14 | Lauren Enriquez
    The American Life League released an amusing video this week chronicling the ďPlanned Parenthood rejectsĒ of 2014. The bottom line is that this year, American voters rejected the Planned Parenthood agenda and sided with pro-life values. Planned Parenthood catalyzed the campaign of failed Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. If elected, Davis would have undoubtedly been good for PPís business in Texas, as she demonstrated when she stood for eleven hours trying to filibuster a pro-life bill that the vast majority of Texans backed in 2013. Instead, Texas voters elected the 100% pro-life, Texas Right to Life-endorsed candidate Greg Abbott by...
  • 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 ďturning Texas blueĒ 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 ďwar on womenĒ into the executive mansion in Austin. She had only to defeat a Republican white man. It didnít 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....
  • How did it all go so wrong with Wendy Davis?

    11/08/2014 2:48:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    I think I can speak for nearly all the pundits in the right side blogosphere when I say that we’re going to miss Wendy Davis. Few candidates have offered more fun coverage and easy peasy headlines than the pink sneaker wonder delivered during the 2014 races. When the end came, it came down like a hammer, and even with all of the rosy pictures being drawn by Texas Democrats about shifting demographics and a new majority, Davis took home a brutal, 20 point drubbing for her efforts. (Prompting Salon to proclaim that White Women had let down the entire state.)...
  • White women didnít just fail Wendy Davis ó 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 governorís race by a wide margin. Itís salt in a very personal wound. Her campaign meant a lot to me, and to so many other Texas women ó 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 didnít 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 particularlyÖ 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 Dewhurstís 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¬ís 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 ¬ďerasure¬Ē 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¬ís race by a wide margin. It¬ís 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 stateís next governor, and it appears that her staff believes Ebola has something to do with the failure of her campaign. Speaking on behalf of Davisí campaign, Communications Director Zac Petkanas told the Wall Street Journal, ďThe 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 ó immigration and the Ebola...
  • Davis, Fluke And Dunham: Liberal Feminismís Rage Spiral

    11/06/2014 4:15:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 30 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 11-6-14 | Matt K. Lewis
    Radical liberal feminism ó the kind that likes abortion on demand and taxpayer-funded birth control ó has been rejected at the polls. Or, at least, itís been a really rough week, or so. And Iím not just talking about the fact that Sen.-elect Cory Gardner effectively pushed back on the ďwar on womenĒ narrative by defeating Coloradoís†ĒMark Uterus.ĒThe story also played out in Texas, where ó writing about the race ó Mollie Hemingway observed: ďWendy Davis was the face of ĎWar On Womení Politics. Howíd that go?Ē And it played out in California, where Sandra Fluke lost a bid for...
  • Wow! Just Wow!

    11/06/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I¬íd almost forgotten to write this column. I¬ím 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 ¬ďRight-To-Work¬Ē law, Gov. Rick Snyder wins handily. Union money and muscle plus President Obama campaigning against him couldn¬ít 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 ó 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 governorís mansion by Republican Greg Abbott. Fox News has called the race for Abbott with 43 percent reporting. The victory comes after Davisís 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...
  • Wendy Davis Was The Face Of ĎWar On Womení Politics. Howíd That Go?

    11/05/2014 12:10:08 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 4, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    This was a year when the War on Women messaging ó previously employed so successfully by the Democrats ó failed to yield the desired results. Most of the discussions about that failure have focused on Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado. Udallís obsessive focus on the ďWar on WomenĒ playbook became so annoying that journalists and even his own supporters dubbed him ďMark Uterus.Ē But it is absolutely unfair that Udall be tarred with all the failures of the War on Women messaging. No one better encapsulates the Democratic playbook than Wendy Davis, who ran for governor of Texas. Her campaign...
  • Alongside the mother who tried to kill her as a child, a tearful Wendy Davis concedes defeat ...

    11/05/2014 10:22:20 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11/05/2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO and COREY CHARLTON
    <p>Wendy Davis has reassured her supporters their campaign was not fought in vain as she conceded defeat on stage alongside her mother who almost killed her when she was a child.</p> <p>Davis, who broke down in tears as she gave her concession speech, had earlier called Republican Greg Abbot to congratulate him on his landslide victory. She told supporters at the Davis campaign's Forth Worth election party they must continue fighting despite a landslide victory for her Republican opponent Greg Abbot...</p>
  • Pro-life Greg Abbott wins Texas gubernatorial race (Aborted Barbie!)

    11/05/2014 8:36:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nov 5, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Greg Abbott, former Texas Attorney General, has won his election in Texas and will succeed fellow pro-lifer Rick Perry as Governor of the Lone Star State. Abbott, who ran against radical abortion supporter Wendy Davis in the race, has a decade-long history of defending life as a legislator, which bodes very well for the future of pre-born Texans and their mothers. texas flag Of Abbottís longstanding pro-life history, Texas Right to Life Director Elizabeth Graham stated: In addition to defending Pro-Life laws passed by the Legislature, he has helped ensure that women have full access to health care services at...
  • 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...
  • Konni Burton, Tea Party Activist, Takes Back Wendy Davis' State Senate Seat

    11/04/2014 10:44:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KERA-TV PBS ^ | November 5, 2014 | Dianna Douglas
    In Tarrant County, the state Senate seat once held by Wendy Davis has changed parties, with repercussions for the balance of power in the Texas Senate. Republican Konni Burton took the lead in early voting and held on to it through the night, finishing with 53 percent and the win. She addressed a fired-up crowd at the Fort Worth stockyards. "In Tarrant County, we replaced one of the most radical liberals in Texas with a conservative voice," Burton told supporters. This was a multimillion dollar race, with money pouring in from groups outside Tarrant County, including the Democratic field operation...
  • 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. ďAs 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...
  • 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 presidentís 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 Democratsí 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 Democratsí 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....
  • 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...
  • Pro-Abortion Comedian Lizz Winstead Blames Wendy Davisí Impending Defeat on ďRedistrictingĒ

    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 Reidís MSNBC show this afternoon, Winstead blamed Wendy Davisí impending thrashing in her race for Governor of Texas on . . . ďredistricting.Ē Lizz, last time we looked, there is no districtingóĒreĒ or otherwiseówhen 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 ďthe media.Ē Right....