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  • 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 Governor’s 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 years’ experience and the “largest speaker roster in the industry.” Her profile describes her as “a vocal defender of women’s rights...
  • Wendy Davis Replacement Wears ‘Stand for Life’ 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 “Stand for Life”
  • 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.— 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 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...
  • 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’s term. After all, since the November 2014 elections, Obama has moved sharply left on immigration, climate change, and net neutrality. So why shouldn’t 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 “prosecutorial discretion.” In the meantime, the administration will push...
  • 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...
  • Kolkhorst: Abbott supports repeal, ‘toughening’ 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 “big revamp or repeal” of the Texas law allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants — a move that has the blessing of Gov.-elect Greg Abbott. (SNIP) While Patrick has vowed to repeal the DREAM Act, Abbott’s 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 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...
  • 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 – 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 I’d 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 Parenthood’s 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 “Planned Parenthood rejects” 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 PP’s 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 “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....
  • 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 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...
  • Davis, Fluke And Dunham: Liberal Feminism’s 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 — the kind that likes abortion on demand and taxpayer-funded birth control — has been rejected at the polls. Or, at least, it’s been a really rough week, or so. And I’m not just talking about the fact that Sen.-elect Cory Gardner effectively pushed back on the “war on women” narrative by defeating Colorado’s ”Mark Uterus.”The story also played out in Texas, where — writing about the race — Mollie Hemingway observed: “Wendy Davis was the face of ‘War On Women’ Politics. How’d that go?” 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’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...
  • Wendy Davis Was The Face Of ‘War On Women’ Politics. How’d 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 — previously employed so successfully by the Democrats — failed to yield the desired results. Most of the discussions about that failure have focused on Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado. Udall’s obsessive focus on the “War on Women” playbook became so annoying that journalists and even his own supporters dubbed him “Mark Uterus.” 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 Abbott’s 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. “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...
  • 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....
  • 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 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....
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences of Obamacare felt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunn’s (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a “lightweight.” 3.) Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Yes, Texas Could Turn Blue: But demographics alone are not the answer

    10/27/2014 7:30:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 26, 2014 | John B. Judis
    “Do you really think Wendy Davis is going to win?” I asked Jenn Brown, the executive director of Battleground Texas. “I sure do,” she replied. Brown and her top staff may be the only people in Texas who think that Democrat Davis, who is running for governor, can defeat Republican Greg Abbott next week. But the larger question is whether Battleground Texas’s strategy of turning Texas Blue, which is currently married to Davis’s candidacy, can over the next two, four, or six years make Texas, which hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994, or voted for a Democratic...
  • Video: 82-Year Old Black Grandmother is done with the Democrat Party; She goes off about why!

    10/24/2014 8:29:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies
    This is incredible. It is precisely what the Restore the Dream 2014 movement is all about, changing minds and changing hearts while helping black people realize that the Democrat Party does not help, they damage on a consistent basis. The woman called into C-Span during the time when Barack Obama was doing his early voting. She identified herself as Joyce and indicated that she is an 82-year old black grandmother who has been a Democrat her entire life, but voted straight down the Republican ticket this year. Her voice is filled with both anger and passion as she explains why...
  • Wendy Davis Embraces Obama

    10/24/2014 12:13:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HOUSTON, Texas -- While State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis had previously distanced herself from President Obama, who currently has a low approval rating, the state senator openly embraced his big-government policies during a recent campaign stop. As Davis continues to trail her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, in the polls, she has made desperate attempts to gain traction at the last minute. "I have been very pleased and proud to have the support of my president," Davis announced at a get-out-the-vote event in the Houston area on Tuesday. She was attempting to appeal to African American voters, according...
  • Confirmed: Wendy Davis Literally Has THE Worst Twitter Campaign Of All Time

    10/23/2014 4:50:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if you thought the Wendy Davis gubernatorial campaign, which has devolved into a clown show, couldn’t get any worse; you should brace yourselves. She had this tweet featuring a bunch of eager young Davis supporters, but there’s only one problem. It was actually a group of volunteers for the College Republican Federation of Virginia who posed for a photo after knocking on doors for Ed Gillespie, the GOP senate hopeful in the Old Dominion.
  • 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...
  • Abortion Champion Wendy Davis Sells Baby Onesies

    10/20/2014 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Katie Yoder
    The media’s “conscience on abortion” is profiting off of babies – in more ways than one. Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ online campaign store is selling baby onesies for a $20 contribution. The messages on the clothing read, “Wendy Davis for Texas” and “Generation Wendy.” (Ironic for a candidate the media showcased as an abortion heroine.) The product description read: “Let everyone know that you’re raising the next generation of Texas Democrats with this Wendy Davis onesie. Union made in the USA.” The baby sizes divided into 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 months. Other paraphernalia boasted messages...
  • 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...
  • Editorial: We recommend Greg Abbott for Texas governor (Dallas Morning News!)

    10/18/2014 4:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 16, 2014 | The Editors
    Texas’ two leading gubernatorial candidates have earned our respect despite their flaws. Republican Greg Abbott is the model of perseverance for fighting back in a wheelchair from a spine-crushing 1984 accident to become attorney general. Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis demonstrated exceptional courage with her 2013 Senate filibuster to halt legislation aimed at restricting abortion rights. These two uphold Texas’ fighting spirit. When this newspaper weighs all the issues, however, Abbott tips the balance as the candidate most capable of sustaining the state’s economic success and holding in check growing extremism in the state GOP. Texas Republicans’ hard-right swing in...
  • Supreme Court Blocks Parts of Texas Abortion Law

    10/14/2014 7:59:43 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | October 14, 2014 | Staff
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state. In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers in suspending an Oct. 2 ruling by a panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that Texas could immediately apply a rule making abortion clinics statewide spend millions of dollars on hospital-level upgrades.