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    As Wendy Davis touts life story in race for governor, key facts blurred

    As Wendy Davis touts life story in race for governor, key facts blurred



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    Wendy Davis became a Democratic star after her filibuster against abortion regulations during the Legislature’s special session last summer. She defends the accuracy of her overall account about how she rose from poverty as a young single mom.

    By WAYNE SLATER
    Senior Political Writer
    wslater@dallasnews.com

    FORT WORTH — Wendy Davis has made her personal story of struggle and success a centerpiece of her campaign to become the first Democrat elected governor of Texas in almost a quarter-century.

    While her state Senate filibuster last year captured national attention, it is her biography — a divorced teenage mother living in a trailer who earned her way to Harvard and political achievement — that her team is using to attract voters and boost fundraising.

    The basic elements of the narrative are true, but the full story of Davis’ life is more complicated, as often happens when public figures aim to define themselves. In the shorthand version that has developed, some facts have been blurred.

    Davis was 21, not 19, when she was divorced. She lived only a few months in the family mobile home while separated from her husband before moving into an apartment with her daughter.

    A single mother working two jobs, she met Jeff Davis, a lawyer 13 years older than her, married him and had a second daughter. He paid for her last two years at Texas Christian University and her time at Harvard Law School, and kept their two daughters while she was in Boston. When they divorced in 2005, he was granted parental custody, and the girls stayed with him. Wendy Davis was directed to pay child support.

    In an extensive interview last week, Davis acknowledged some chronological errors and incomplete details in what she and her aides have said about her life.

    “My language should be tighter,” she said. “I’m learning about using broader, looser language. I need to be more focused on the detail.”

    All campaigns seek to cast their candidate in the most positive light and their opponent in less flattering terms. Davis is presenting her story on websites, interviews, speeches and campaign videos. Last week, NBC’s Today show became the latest media outlet to showcase the story of Davis’ difficult early years in a flattering piece.

    Using her story to inspire new voters, particularly women, youths and minorities, is a key part of the campaign’s strategy to overcome the state’s heavy Republican bent.

    But likely Republican nominee Greg Abbott and his allies are expected to focus on different details to tell voters a competing story. Some will question how much of her success was her own doing, and how bad her circumstances were to start.

    Davis defended the accuracy of her overall account as a young single mother who escaped poverty, earned an education and built a successful legal and political career through hard work and determination.
    “Most people would identify with the fact that we tend to be defined by the struggles we came through than by the successes. And certainly for me that’s true,” she said, sitting in her campaign office in Fort Worth. “When I think about who I am and how it’s reflected in the things I worked on, it comes from that place.”

    ‘Texas success story’

    The candidate’s compelling life story begins with 14-year-old Wendy Russell working to help support her single mother in Tarrant County. While still a teenager, Davis married, had a child and divorced, she has said.

    “I had a baby. I got divorced by the time I was 19 years old,” she testified in a recent federal lawsuit over redistricting. “After I got divorced, I lived in a mobile home park in southeast Fort Worth.”

    As a working mother raising a daughter, Davis enrolled in Tarrant County Community College.

    “With the help of academic scholarships and student loans, Wendy not only became the first person in her family to earn a bachelor’s degree but graduated first in her class and was accepted to Harvard Law School,” her website says.

    She won a seat on the Fort Worth City Council and later moved to the Texas Senate. Last June, her 11-hour filibuster against abortion regulations made her a champion of women’s health care and propelled her candidacy for governor.

    “I’m a Texas success story,” Davis told NBC. “I am the epitome of hard work and optimism.”

    There’s no question Davis struggled financially. When her parents separated, her father, Jerry Russell, started a sandwich shop and fledgling dinner theater.

    “While he lived that passion, he never made money again and was never able to comply with the terms of my parents’ divorce,” she said. “What it meant for us financially is that things ... completely turned upside down, and it was a real struggle. My brothers and I went to work young — and it was out of necessity, not about wanting to have a little bit of spending money.”

    She was 17 and still in high school when she moved in with her boyfriend, a construction worker named Frank Underwood. She got pregnant, married and “some time between [age] 19 and 20 was when Frank and I separated,” she said.

    Davis remained in the mobile home a few months, then moved in with her mother before getting her own apartment. She got custody of her daughter, Amber, and Underwood was ordered to pay child support.

    Under terms of the divorce, he got a boat, the mobile home and the responsibility for the mortgage on it. She got a 3-year-old Pontiac Grand Prix, a 1972 Firebird and a 1967 Chevy pickup. Davis was 21.

    Second chapters

    A few months later, she enrolled at the local community college. The idea came from a nurse at the pediatrician’s office where she was working as a receptionist.

    Four nights a week, Davis was also waiting tables at her father’s Fort Worth dinner theater, Stage West. It was there that she met her future husband, Jeff Davis, a 34-year-old friend of her father’s.

    “One day at the end of a meeting, Jerry asked, ‘How do you like younger women? My daughter wants to go out with you,’” Jeff Davis said in an interview. “I was flattered so I took her out. We dated two or three years, then got married.”

    While they dated, Wendy Davis enrolled at Texas Christian University on an academic scholarship and a Pell Grant. After they married, when she was 24, they moved into a historic home in the Mistletoe Heights neighborhood of Fort Worth.

    Jeff Davis paid for her final two years at TCU. “It was community resources. We paid for it together,” Wendy Davis said.

    When she was accepted to Harvard Law School, Jeff Davis cashed in his 401(k) account and eventually took out a loan to pay for her final year there.

    “I was making really good money then, well over six figures,” he said. “But when you’ve got someone at Harvard, you’ve got bills to pay, you’ve got two small kids. The economy itself was marginal. You do what you have to do, no big deal.”

    The daughters, then 8 and 2, remained with Jeff Davis in Fort Worth while Wendy Davis was at Harvard.

    “Harvard really impressed her with a different culture of energy, really bright young people. That was something she would like to be around. She just enjoys that culture,” Jeff Davis said.

    Wendy Davis agreed. “It expanded my perspectives tremendously,” she said. “I went to school with some of the brightest people in the country, and I learned tremendously.”

    Political player

    After she graduated from Harvard in 1993, Wendy Davis started her own law practice and worked with her husband at the title company he founded. They enrolled their younger daughter, Dru, at Fort Worth Country Day School, a prestigious private school.

    Jeff Davis had once served on the Fort Worth City Council, and Wendy Davis expressed interest in running for a seat in 1996.

    “I opened some doors for her with people, knew how bright she was and knew she’d do a good job,” he said.

    She lost in 1996 but ran again two years later and won. The council seats were nonpartisan but in terms of voting, she was a Republican. Davis said she voted in GOP primaries because she supported mayor and congressional candidate Kay Granger, a Republican, and as a lawyer, she wanted to have a say in selecting judicial nominees in a county where the judges were often Republicans.

    Over time, the Davises’ marriage was strained. In November 2003, Wendy Davis moved out.

    Jeff Davis said that was right around the time the final payment on their Harvard Law School loan was due. “It was ironic,” he said. “I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left.”

    Wendy Davis said that as a lawyer, she contributed too.

    “I was a vibrant part of contributing to our family finances from the time I graduated to the time we separated in 2003,” she said. “The idea that suddenly there was this instantaneous departure after Jeff had partnered so beautifully with me in putting me through school is just absurd.”

    In his initial divorce filing, Jeff Davis said the marriage had failed, citing adultery on her part and conflicts that the couple could not overcome. The final court decree makes no mention of infidelity, granting the divorce solely “on the ground of insupportability.”

    Amber was 21 and in college. Dru was in ninth grade. Jeff Davis was awarded parental custody. Wendy Davis was ordered to pay $1,200 a month in child support.

    “She did the right thing,” he said. “She said, ‘I think you’re right; you’ll make a good, nurturing father. While I’ve been a good mother, it’s not a good time for me right now.’”

    Wendy Davis declined to discuss the circumstances or terms of the divorce.

    “When I decided to run for governor, I promised my girls we would not revisit a time that was terribly difficult for them,” she said. “I will tell you it was very important to me that Dru stay in her childhood home. It was a very difficult time in our life.”

    She said: “I very willingly, as part of my divorce settlement, paid child support. That was at my request, not any court telling me I needed to financially support my daughters.”

    A former colleague and political supporter who worked closely with Davis when she was on the council said the body’s work was very time-consuming.

    “Wendy is tremendously ambitious,” he said, speaking only on condition of anonymity in order to give what he called an honest assessment. “She’s not going to let family or raising children or anything else get in her way.”

    He said: “She’s going to find a way, and she’s going to figure out a way to spin herself in a way that grabs at the heart strings. A lot of it isn’t true about her, but that’s just us who knew her. But she’d be a good governor.”
    Davis’ daughters, now adults, are supporting their mother’s campaign for governor. Both appear in a campaign video on her behalf.

    Jeff Davis said the financial difficulties that Wendy Davis faced before her second marriage were real.

    “A lot of what she says is true,” he said. “When she was 21, it became a little easier for her. The first 21 years were about working one, two and three jobs, trying to get through, raising a kid, driving an old Toyota pickup truck that was the smallest you could find.

    “She got a break,” Jeff Davis said. “Good things happen, opportunities open up. You take them; you get lucky. That’s a better narrative than what they’re trying to paint.”

    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20140118-as-wendy-davis-touts-life-story-in-race-for-governor-key-facts-blurred.ece



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    Looks like Daniel Greenfield is "fired up" about Wendy Davis and her misrepresentations.

    Wendy Davis Heroically Cheated on Her Husband, Stayed With Him Till He Paid Off Her Student Loans

    January 20, 2014
    by Daniel Greenfield


    Wendy Davis is a hero because she wore pink sneakers while holding a filibuster in support of murdering children. Then Melissa Harris Perry wore tampon earrings on MSNBC in support of Wendy Davis and also became a hero. It’s easy to be a hero these days.
    Now Wendy Davis is heroically running for governor in Texas and the media keeps calling her heroic because of her amazingly heroic life story.

    A single mother working two jobs, she met Jeff Davis, a lawyer 13 years older than her, married him and had a second daughter. He paid for her last two years at Texas Christian University and her time at Harvard Law School, and kept their two daughters while she was in Boston.

    When they divorced in 2005, he was granted parental custody, and the girls stayed with him. Wendy Davis was directed to pay child support.
    In his initial divorce filing, Jeff Davis said the marriage had failed, citing adultery on her part and conflicts that the couple could not overcome. The final court decree makes no mention of infidelity, granting the divorce solely “on the ground of insupportability.”
    When she was accepted to Harvard Law School, Jeff Davis cashed in his 401(k) account and eventually took out a loan to pay for her final year there….
    Over time, the Davises’ marriage was strained. In November 2003, Wendy Davis moved out.
    Jeff Davis said that was right around the time the final payment on their Harvard Law School loan was due. “It was ironic,” he said. “I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left.”

    Wendy Davis’ amazing heroic life story includes heroically using her husband as an ATM to pay for Harvard, heroically cheating on him, heroically divorcing him after using him to get the last loan payment and heroically dumping their kids on him.

    A former colleague and political supporter who worked closely with Davis when she was on the council said the body’s work was very time-consuming.

    “Wendy is tremendously ambitious,” he said, speaking only on condition of anonymity in order to give what he called an honest assessment. “She’s not going to let family or raising children or anything else get in her way.”

    Wendy Davis really is the perfect poster child to campaign for abortion. I wonder which of her daughters she wishes she would have killed.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgr...student-loans/

    One of the interesting comments at the link
    The media wants to change Texas from a Republican dominated state to a Democratic one. After all, they have New York and California already in their pocket. Without Texas, and its electoral college votes, Republicans won't have a chance of electing a Republican president.
    Their strategy is to get the 'Hispanics' of Texas to vote by their skin color instead of their minds - they always cater to the lowest denominator. Pitting one group against another, even if it causes societal strife, is more important than people getting along. Power is more important than human relations.
    The media will worship and put upon a pedestal ANY Democrat in Texas which stands up to the Republicans regardless of her past. It is not about morality, it is about political power.

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    Joe the Plumber

    Let's see here.. Cheating? Check. Lying? Check. Gold digging? Check. Partial Birth abortion advocate? Check. Abdicating your responsibilities as a mother? Check. Running for office as a Democrat? Check and mate, my friends - meet Wendy Davis!

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    Her own child got in her way, so she dumps the kid off on her husband, who she cheated on, but still took his money to go to Harvard so she could one day run for Governor and tell us all how to live by killing babies - that's right, I said it: Partial-birth abortion = kill babies, sis..
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    Think Progress "spins in".

    Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism


    by JOHN SEXTON 21 Jan 2014, 10:11 AM PDT POST A COMMENT
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    If you were paying attention yesterday afternoon you probably saw this coming. Attacks on Wendy Davis are not the result of Wendy Davis misleading people (for years) about her life story. No, according to Think Progress, this is about "classic sexist" archetypes.

    Davis has said she came from an impoverished family and lived in a mobile home as a teenage mother, but overcame the odds to eventually graduate from college and Harvard Law School. The Dallas Morning News profile and subsequent media reactions have played up her marital and familial problems to poke holes in this story. While these personal details would be hardly a blip on a male candidate’s record, they are now being used to paint the state senator as a classic sexist archetype: the ruthlessly ambitious woman who sacrifices her children and uses her sexual wiles to manipulate men.

    Think Progress then lays out three points which supposedly conform to this archetype. However, in each case TP misstates the actual objection in order to make the argument fit their sexism template. Here are the headings for each of the three items listed by TP, followed by my commentary.

    She didn’t really struggle because she only lived in a trailer for a few months as a single mom.

    The point here is not that Wendy Davis never struggled. She clearly did struggle. The problem is that Wendy Davis repeatedly overstates the extent and duration of her struggles, usually by omitting key details. For instance, Wendy Davis claimed that she was raised by a single mother and worked from the age of 14 to contribute to the household. The working part is true. What she left out is that her parents were married until she was 11. Before that her circumstances seem to have been somewhat better.


    Similarly, Wendy Davis has repeatedly mentioned her time in a trailer park after having a child and getting divorced at 19. The 19 part was wrong. She divorced at 21. But the more important point is that she only spent a few months in a trailer before moving herself and her daughter into an apartment. A few years later, Davis remarried and moved into a house in a nice part of Fort Worth. She didn't mention that either. Again, the point is not that she never struggled only that she seemed to hide from view some mitigating factors and context.

    She manipulated her husband into paying her tuition.

    This is a real stretch. In the Dallas Morning News story, her ex-husband notes that he paid for her two years at Texas Christian University and her time at Harvard Law by digging into his own savings. He also cared for their two children so she could be away in Boston. Both seem like significant contributions to Davis' success.


    But the bio Davis posted on her website doesn't mention a 2nd husband at all. Instead it reads "With the help of academic scholarships and student loans, Wendy not only became the first person in her family to earn a bachelor's degree, but graduated first in her class and was accepted to Harvard Law School." The same is true for her current campaign bio. The point is that the well-off 2nd husband played a pretty big role in her success, one that Davis has not really acknowledged.
    She abandoned her children in order to pursue a career.
    The Dallas Morning News story notes that a) her 2nd husband kept the kids while she was in law school and b) the husband got custody of both kids after the divorce. There is nothing in the story claiming this equates to abandoning her children. In any case, even if that were the claim being made it would not be the first time thedivorce of a politician became part of a campaign.


    Davis has not been shy about telling her prototypical rags-to-riches story. It has been the cornerstone of her campaign. She is only open to this criticism now because she exaggerated or omitted details of her story to the point it was more prototypical than true. That was her choice. Sexism is not the problem here. The problem is Wendy Davis' decision to mislead voters as the basis of her campaign. That's something that doesn't go over well whether the candidate is a man or a woman.

    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2...vis-Are-Sexism

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    Wendy Davis Took the Cash and Dumped the Kid: That’s Her Pro-Choice

    Posted by Joe Wurzelbacher on Jan 20, 2014 in American Culture, Email, Politics

    It’s beginning to make sense why Wendy Davis is sooooo Pro-abortion: Turns out her own kid was dumped from her custody as an inconvenience to her selfish ambitions, her husband was a cash train to Harvard whom she jumped off from when final payment was made and government grants supplied the rest of her journey to candidate for high office in Texas – where Marxists are trying to turn things blue.


    Of course she’s for abortion on demand!
    You wonder sometimes why on earth a mom would even think of advocating that someone choose to have an abortion – especially a late-term or partial-birth variety when it’s so horrific and obviously a baby – you can literally see it breathing and struggling for life. But it is now coming to light that when it comes to Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate and liberal hero Wendy Davis’ own choices regarding motherhood, marriage and honesty – it’s no wonder she’s pushing abortion for anyone, anytime, anywhere for any reason: Her own child was inconvenient and her husband seemed to be good primarily for one thing: Financing her Harvard credentials.
    I’d call her a gold digger, but that would be really slamming Gold Diggers everywhere. Hat tip Chuck Ross @ Daily Caller News Foundation
    Davis actually divorced her first husband, Frank Underwood, at the age of 21, not 19, according to The Dallas Morning News. She also only lived in a trailer for a few months before moving in with her mother and then into an apartment of her own.
    At some point, Davis began attending community college. After that, while Davis was working as a waitress at a theater owned by her father, she met and began dating Jeff Davis, a lawyer and former Fort Worth city councilman 13 years her senior.
    It was the benefits arising from that marriage that Davis has glossed over during her autobiographical tellings.
    Wendy Davis’s studies at Texas Christian University were initially financed through funds from a scholarship and Pell grants, according to The Dallas Morning News. But Jeff Davis paid for the final two years of her education at the school.
    The couple married and Wendy Davis was accepted into Harvard Law School. To pay for his wife’s education, Jeff Davis dipped into his 401(k) and took out a loan, the Morning News reported.
    Jeff Davis told The Dallas Morning News that his wife, by then a Fort Worth city councilwoman, filed for divorce the day after he made the final payment on her Harvard school loans.
    “It was ironic,” he told The Dallas Morning News. “I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left.” Upon divorcing Jeff Davis, Wendy Davis relinquished custody of the couple’s daughter..
    In his initial divorce filing, Jeff Davis said the marriage had failed, citing adultery on her part and conflicts that the couple could not overcome.
    So she made bad choices early on, cheated on her husband, took his dough, dumped him, left the kid and now wants to be a leader? Why would anyone take advice from such an obvious bad example of a mother, a woman and a person? On top of all that she’s a liar.
    Of course, like the phony Cherokee, Wendy Davis still defends the accuracy of her overall account about how she rose from poverty as a young single mom. It’s BS, but the media will defend her as long as there aren’t photos of her naked with Anthony Weiner. And even then – as long as they can have 12-year-olds getting abortions – they may still defend her.

    http://joeforamerica.com/2014/01/wen...ts-pro-choice/

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    Trailer Trash posing as a politician .. whodathunkit
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    Michelle Malkin

    ‘Does she even LISTEN to herself?’ Wendy Davis has ‘obscene’ Twitter meltdown

    ==> http://twitchy.com/2014/01/21/does-s...tter-meltdown/
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    Reeling Wendy Davis Grasps for Guns, Tells AP that Her Origins Story Is Now Off-Limits



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    January 21, 2014 - 8:43 pm
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    When she was on the Fort Worth City Council, Wendy Davis tried to kick gun shows off of municipal property. She tried this in Fort Worth, Texas, “where the West begins,” and failed. Fort Worth is not Austin, and Texas is not like the liberal enclaves where Davis tends to raise her campaign funds, as she is learning this week.
    Revelations that her origins story has some holes in it has sent Davis’ campaign for governor into a full-blown crisis. What’s a candidate to do?


    Change the subject, of course. So tonight, the AP reports that Davis is out suggesting that if she becomes the first Democrat elected governor of Texas in a generation, she would expand where Texans could concealed carry our firearms.
    Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis promised Tuesday to veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and expand where people may carry handguns, while her campaign attempted to move past allegations she misled people while telling her life story.
    In an interview with The Associated Press, the Democratic state senator from Fort Worth also reiterated her refusal to discuss the volatile end to her second marriage to Jeff Davis, which led to allegations of infidelity and a temporary restraining order against her.
    The gun move is a nice try, but Davis should have gone big and come out for open carry. That would have attracted some attention. Hinting that she’ll do something that her record suggests is just a feint won’t get her very far.
    While Democrats elsewhere have called for tighter gun laws, Davis said she owns a handgun for protection, plans to obtain a concealed handgun license and supports legislation that allows workers to keep guns in their vehicles at work.
    “I think I have been pretty strong in supporting the expansion of the rights of gun ownership,” she said.
    Nope, sorry, but she hasn’t. She wants more background checks for private gun sellers, and tried to boot gun shows off of city property in Fort Worth. That is her real record, not the one that she is now making up.

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    Speaking of making things up, the questions about her origins story aren’t going away.
    In an interview with The Associated Press, the Democratic state senator from Fort Worth also reiterated her refusal to discuss the volatile end to her second marriage to Jeff Davis, which led to allegations of infidelity and a temporary restraining order against her.


    “What I committed to my daughters when I started this journey was that I would not revisit a very difficult time in our life which was that period,” Davis said. “I am not going to revisit that for the purposes of this campaign, not today, not in the future of the campaign. I would just remind you that there are always two sides to every story in a divorce.”
    Another nice try, but Davis has made her story a focal point of her campaign. Now that it’s inconvenient, that story is under the bus along with [finish this sentence as you see fit].
    Davis tries her hand on tax policy. Texas has no state income tax. Therefore the following is not what anyone should regard as a courageous stand.
    Democrats often blame the state’s reliance on volatile and unequal property taxes for the poor performance of Texas students, and some party leaders have called for a state income tax instead. Davis said she, along with all Republican candidates, would oppose such a solution.
    “I absolutely believe that if we look at these decades-old corporate tax loopholes we are going to find that there are some that really don’t make sense for us anymore,” Davis said, promising to find funding without damaging economic growth.
    So, let’s cut off those undefined “corporate tax loopholes,” but it won’t hurt the strong Texas economy, pinky-swears! That’s coming from someone who still supports Obamacare, complete with “if you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare.” Obamacare itself is hurting the economy. Wendy Davis supports it.
    Davis’ campaign is still imploding. She accomplished one thing in her AP interview, though: She has placed her origins story off-limits. To the media, and to her. If she brings it up again, along will come questions about the restraining order, the infidelity, how her education was paid for, the children, all of it.


    http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/07...er-transplant/
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    Actual 2nd Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

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    Wendy’s (Pretend) Wild Ride

    January 23, 2014 by Ben Crystal

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    I’ve noted in the past that I believe some of our dear Democratic friends choose partisanship over principle. I realize now that I might have undersold the depth of their perversion. It’s more accurate to say that partisanship is their principle. How else to explain the latest clown to jump out of the Democrats’ tiny little car? After all the scandals midwifed into existence by various Democrats’ seemingly reflexive dishonesty, we are now being asked — nay, commanded — to ignore the news that rising leftist star and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Kermit Gosnell’s fantasies) is almost as legitimate as the love child of President Barack Obama’s “composite girlfriend” and Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.)’s imaginary pal “T-Bone.”
    Davis is the political equivalent of a one-hit wonder. If not for the fact that she’s become the poster girl for the abortion industry (aka “Abortion Barbie”), she’d be little more than a local curiosity (“That State Legislator who wears the pink shoes”). Actually, if not for her full-throated and oddly single-minded support of one of the modern world’s last socially accepted acts of pure barbarism, she’d probably join her conservative sisters as fodder for the misogynist ramblings of the pay-cable comedy set.
    But Davis loves abortion, so we’re supposed to overlook the fact that her resume might as well be printed on rainbow paper and include a job as a unicorn wrangler. In fact, the usual suspects on the political port side claim those of us who refuse to play patsy are no better than he-man woman-haters like Martin Bashir or Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.). According to the George Soros-financed, inexplicably tax-exempt hate group Think Progress, noticing Davis’ fabricated resume notes comes straight out of something they call the “classic sexist playbook.” According to Davis, the Dallas Morning News story that turned the spotlight of truth on Davis was actually a ploy by her Lone Star gubernatorial opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

    Wendy Davis @WendyDavisTexas Follow Two days ago, Abbott and his campaign sunk to a new low, making personal attacks on my family, my education, and my character. (1/4)
    6:46 PM - 20 Jan 2014


    Davis is a Democrat. Thus, she’s sticking to her story even after it’s been exposed as fiction. She’s a figment of her own imagination — or she’s a bona fide sociopath. Either way, calling her critics “sexist” is offensively stupid. I would add that the left wasted so many gender-bias bullets to protect Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton, Kathleen Sebelius, etc. that the ol’ slander-spewer is empty.
    The Democrats are also missing a hidden danger here. At a time when the party leader’s credibility is headed south faster than Senator Bob Menendez (D-the Dominican Republic’s less postcard-y spots) on a Cialis bender and when Madame Clinton has already announced her 2016 Presidential bid, the Democrats are gambling that the majority of the electorate either can’t or won’t differentiate between party and principle. Betting the House, not to mention the Senate and White House, that most people are either that stupid or that cravenly partisan seems unwise.
    And honestly, it’s bloody Texas. Davis was already running uphill. Her one-note campaign struggles mightily to raise cash from actual Texans. She recently boasted about her supposed $12 million pile, which includes funds raised by similarly anti-life Democratic hate groups like “Battleground Texas” (funds that are not earmarked for any particular candidate). And her 2013 cash-grubbing swing through the Lone Star State came up almost laughably short; Davis raked in a total of $857 from the six largest cities in the Rio Grande Valley. Contrast that paltry sum to the $34,426.35 she bagged in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco, or the $57,391.84 she pocketed in Manhattan. While I’m sure Davis enjoys rubbing elbows with the well-heeled limousine liberals at Nob Hill and Upper East Side wine-and-cheese gallery openings, her multimillionaire sugar daddies and mommies don’t vote in the Lone Star State.
    As if the lying, the fabrications and the obvious disdain for her own home State aren’t enough, Davis has managed to choke herself on her fancy pink sneakers. As the scandal grew, Davis took to Twitter to attack Abbott.

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    The only thing Abbott & his allies have proven with these desperate attacks is that they don’t understand these Texas stories of struggle.
    5:05 PM - 21 Jan 2014


    Putting aside the fact that Abbott is not responsible for Davis’s tenuous relationship with the reality, I’m pretty sure he understands “struggle.” He’s been sitting in a wheelchair for 30 years. Moreover, unlike Davis’s purported “struggles,” the wheelchair isn’t imaginary.

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