Wendy Davis Is Running for Governor

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Callie Richmond, Texas Tribune
It's official. Wendy Davis, the Fort Worth Democrat who rose to national prominence during her summer filibuster of abortion legislation, is running for governor. She made the announcement just now in the Haltom City auditorium where she graduated from high school.

Already, pro-life groups are readying ads that will portray her as a ruthless baby-killing machine. She will have to clear that hurdle if she hopes to reach the governor's mansion. She'll also have to haul in some major campaign donations and woo Latinos and suburban women. Most of all, she'll have to get more votes than Greg Abbott.

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Catbird
Catbird

This just in on Wendy Davis:


"Davis may even have lied under oath, testifying in a federal lawsuit over redistricting that "I got divorced by the time I was 19 years old," when in fact she was divorced at age 21."


"Other missing details have included: her second husband paid her way through law school and she divorced him the day after the last payment was made; her ex-husband accused her in initial court filings of adultery, and was awarded custody of their two daughters; and she first ran for city council in Fort Worth as a Republican. "My language should be tighter,” she said, admitting her campaign biography has been less than truthful." 



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



barrbo
barrbo

Funny women rights include killing babies.  Look at a study on 20-22 week babies.  That is if you can face the truth.  It is murder.  Nothing to do with women's rights.  So, sorry if I rant on about that issue.  If you are a women you get to do what ever you want ?  If you must have an abortion, how bout under 7 weeks?  Guess that would take away women's freedom.

Threeboys
Threeboys

As Greggo would say, " lets talk about those boobs, darlin".

ebailey75057
ebailey75057

At least she will be able to remember the three branches of the government.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

From filibuster fame to gubernatorial loser.  At least this will be fun to watch.  Good luck to her

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Wendy gives us a huge boost in getting people who should vote Democratic to actually come out and vote.  Too many Texans incorrectly assume the ruling far right-wing republican party will always win and don't even bother to register.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

Welcome to the race.  What's her voting record and what is her position on the budget?

We had Ken let's have a Barbie.

I think it would take a symbologist to figure out the most viable politician these days . . .

russell.allison1
russell.allison1

But, if she were elected wouldn't we have the hottest governor in the country?

barrbo
barrbo

Queen of abortion for governor?  Made her name famous from dead babies!!!  Sad state of affairs.

dallas_dude
dallas_dude

Let me clue you in on a little democratic logic....

Obama lost Texas by a 57 to 41% margin and roughly a 1.5 million votes.  That folks is a blow out....except that in a state that is seen as a no brainer Red state, the blue voters don't turn out.

ONLY 35% OF THE ELIGIBLE HISPANIC VOTERS TURNED OUT.  TEXAS HAS ABOUT 4.5 MILLION ELIGIBLE HISPANIC VOTERS.


Notice I said JUST Hispanic.  That's what this is going to be about.    Lets use some of that Texas high school math here:  If just 2/3 of all eligible Hispanics would have turned out....OBAMA WOULD HAVE WON TEXAS.

It's a numbers game.  Dems know the numbers are there.  Republicans know the numbers are there.  They are scared shitless that the public might realize the numbers are there too.

You can either ignore the numbers and pretend they don't exist (Vote Romney 2012) all you want.  Nobody polls better and does better research than the Obama machine.  They say the numbers are there, you better believe the numbers are there.  This is why the last 10 years has been about voter suppression and doing everything they can to deter voters in Texas.  I think it is too late.


James080
James080

@ScottsMerkin  

No kidding. Based on the gushing from the dems posting here, Ted Cruz should run for president, because he too filibustered an already decided issue for 21 hours. 

James080
James080

@holmantx  

I heard Wendy say something about "we need to invest more money in Texans" so I assume she'll fill the mold of the typical Democrat. Not that the republicans running things don't like to spend money they don't have, they just have different priorities. In the end though, either candidate will do what politicians always do, find was to enrich themselves, their families and their contributors through jobs, contracts and grants. But sure, let's pretend that Wendy will be different.

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

@holmantx What do you want some intelligent talented non telegenic person running for office? 

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

@everlastingphelps I am not so sure about that.  She will draw a great deal of money and main stream media support.  Telegenic + Money + Positive Media Spin + Lackluster Opponent = Elected Candidate.   

ebailey75057
ebailey75057

Dead Babies?  She stood up for womens rights, I take it you are against that?  Oh and don't reply with the same Repugnant rant about her being a baby killer.  Grow up!!!

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@dallas_dude The issue is, a giant chunk of Hispanic voters are Catholic. And Wendy Davis' fame is for filibustering a bill on abortion. I get your point on numbers, and I both like and respect Wendy Davis. But any Republican strategist with half a brain will make this campaign a referendum on abortion. And that doesn't tend to woo Hispanic voters.

John1073
John1073

Ted Cruz filibustered nothing as it was not a filibuster.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

@James080 @holmantx 

Most marriages fail due to financial difficulties and nationally, this house of cards is coming down.  I fear for the country since our first war was started over taxation.

Here in Texas, we are experiencing in-migration due to Texas' record of financial responsibility.  She would be a weak governor.  The lege would hold the course.  Like the governors before Perry, she would be relegated to sound bites and ribbon cutting.

rubbercow
rubbercow

Well, that is why I voted for Bill White last time.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

@WhiteWhale @holmantx

Maybe a nation that consumes as much booze and dope as we do and has our kind of divorce statistics should pipe down about “character issues.” Either that or just go ahead and determine the presidency with three-legged races and pie-eating contests. It would make better TV.  P. J. O’Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. Parliament of Whores, “Attack of the Midget Vote Suckers” (1991).

Majority rule is a precious, sacred thing worth dying for. But—like other precious, sacred things, such as the home and the family—it’s not only worth dying for; it can make you wish you were dead. Imagine if all of life were determined by majority rule. Every meal would be a pizza. Every pair of pants, even those in a Brooks Brothers suit, would be stonewashed denim. Celebrity diet and exercise books would be the only thing on the shelves at the library. And—since women are a majority of the population—we’d all be married to Mel Gibson. P. J. O’Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. Parliament of Whores, “The Mystery of Government” (1991).

Tipster1908
Tipster1908

@WhiteWhale @everlastingphelps I'll vote for her, but she will lose. The first Democrat to win governor (or Senator) will be someone more like the Castro brothers, not like Wendy Davis.

Threeboys
Threeboys

@ebailey75057 

The only reason anyone outside her district knows her is her filibuster about extending abortion rights.

ColonelHapablap
ColonelHapablap

@ebailey75057 Women's rights to pay abortionists to chop up their babies.  You forgot the latter part, and it is really the most important.

rbtxcat75
rbtxcat75

@ebailey75057 I always love the extremist arguments   If you are pro-life you hate women's rights.  If you are for immigration reform, you want criminals to come and take over the country.  It's a great way to cloud the argument.

dallas_dude
dallas_dude

You're passing your own bias on to others.  And you clearly don't know any hispanics.  The only people who give two shits about abortion are the people on the far right.  You forget that it's already legal.  More over, if there were the slightest chance that the GOP could actually keep the conversation on abortion then maybe you would be right, but the never do.  It always turns into male dominated woman bashing. 

 Hispanics want the same thing all other NORMAL people want.  Safety, jobs, good schools, a place to raise a family.  Nothing more. 

ruddski
ruddski

Latios will go for the socialist every time, they don't care about abortion a much as they care about the special treatment and suspension of law for their benefit, and the money. Ask any illegal.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@epicmale 

"outcomes are in the future". hold on, I need to stop laughing before I finish this post....bwhahaha

okey dokey, clearly your assertion that "1/3 of the [Davis] contributions were from out of state" has been proven to be total bullshit.

congrats. you've been exposed.

now you claim "one of her biggest contributors was Planned Parenthood".

Planned Parenthood is not on the list available from the TEC of contributors to the Davis campaign.

Looks like you are repeating your habit of making inaccurate, dishonest statements.

when will you stop? you're just embarassing yourself.

epicmale
epicmale

@mavdog   Whenever a liberal makes an accusation, I know they are guilty of that they accuse others of doing.  LOL...

First, just because you seem to either miss the quite obvious, or purposely and self servingly ignore it in order to pervert reality, outcomes ARE in the FUTURE!  Geez....the cranial calcium deposits have really built up thickly, but you may still benefit from treatment!  And investors do deal in 'futures'.  Or is that another area where you have not knowledge!  ROTFLMSAO!!!  Everytime you try to prove your superiority, you expose an expanding lack of knowledge!  Whew!

My figures for the contributions to her were related to her thrusting herself upon the national scene with her little overly dramatic filibuster, as she trailed her catheter down the Senate aisle.

One of her biggest contributors was Planned Parenthood, which I guess was probably more of obama's 'stash' being directed towards the loyal bots.  He is a REAL fan of murdering babies right before the moment of birth.  There are some great voice recordings of him pleading that case.  Those contributions came during and immediately after her filibuster.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@epicmale @mavdog 

ah, practicing the idea that if you repeat a lie enough times it will be seen as true..

Top  15 Davis donors from TX Ethics Commission filing:

Annie's List, Mostyn Law Firm, Sid Bass, Nix Patterson, Chas Butt, Provost Umphrey, Lee Fikes, Jim Finley, SEIU, Robt Patton, TX Parebt PAC, Texans for Ins Reform, Lisa Baron, TX ST TeachersAssoc, Lisa Baron. Marc Veasey

what do all these have in common? They have Texas residency. In fact 28 of the 30 names given by TEC have Texas residency. complete, total failure on your part.

scientist predict outcomes, not the future. you attempt to do the later. investors don't attempt to predict the future either, they attempt to gauge risk. again, failure on your part.

maybe you should quit attempting to portray yourself as something that you are not.

epicmale
epicmale

@mavdog You can't dodge the fact with such a feeble attempt at disparagement.  The fact remains a fact:  1/3 of the contributions were from out of state.  Period.

Now, I know you are rather young, and obviously immature.  You need to learn how to capitalize and look up messianic and patoot.  LOL...

BTW, maturity comes when one learns to predict the results of one's actions.  Prognostication is something we scientists do all the time.  But then, if you were an investor, instead of a taker, you would understand that concept.  Instead, you equate that ability with magic!  LOL...  No, sonny, it isn't magic.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@epicmale 

yeah, it's "cherry pick[ed]" from the State Ethics Commission database of finance reports.

clearly you have a problem with facts. your mantra: why let facts stand in the way of your opinion?

hey, nice of you to point out that politicians "don't give a rat's patoot(?) about you".  just shocking news! "messianic"? too funny! one thing for sure you are good for a laugh....

as far as your crystal ball, I don't think you see the future as clearly as you think you do. predicting the future is the game of charlatans, which obviously you qualify as.

epicmale
epicmale

@mavdog In the six weeks following her June 25 filibuster, Davis raised more than $1.2 million, the Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. Almost $800,000 came from inside Texas, and about $470,000 came from outside the state.

That is from the DMN, Mav.  So, my beliefs are still intact.  But you must have worked hard to cherry pick to find your 'counter'.

Let me point out something the politically naïve just can't seem to understand about their latest messianic representative.  Some politicians put on a dog and pony show in order to keep their job.  Davis can read the handwriting on the wall.  She is not going to retain her seat, so she is angling for two things.  One, her little filibuster was carefully orchestrated to thrust her into the national scene.  She knows that she will bomb in the gubernatorial race, but she is hoping for some other position slung her way by another Harvard grad.  Get it, yet?  She doesn't really give a rat's patoot about you!  LOL...

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@everlastingphelps 

a completely doltish response.

keep up the good work! you rarely let us down!

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@everlastingphelps @dallas_dude 

sure Phelps, because as we all know the hispanics in Texas ONLY speak in spanish, they don't EVER speak in english and can't understand anyone who is speaking to them in english....

good grief. it's as if you never interface with an hispanic. most speak english and spanish, 2nd generation even less spanish then english.

Tipster1908
Tipster1908

@dallas_dude the problem isn't that they will vote for someone else. the problem is they won't go vote at all. someone has to convince them to vote when they ordinarily wouldn't. Obama won NC in 2008 because the minority voters turned out in substantially higher numbers than historical patterns. black people were excited about the possibility of a black President. in Texas, a viable Hispanic candidate on the Democratic ticket in combination with effective voter turnout efforts could tip the scales. having Wendy Davis, darling of the NYTimes opinion page, on the ticket just won't do it.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

 @dallas_dude You can't convince someone to go vote for you if you can't communicate with them.  That's not bias, that's an understanding of how communication works.

dallas_dude
dallas_dude

So hispanics are so stupid that they'll only vote for someone who speaks spanish. 

Because white people only vote for other white people.

Women only vot for other women.

Young people only vote for other young people.

Catholics will only vote for catholics.

Just because you are bias doesn't mean everyone else is.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@Threeboys

you missed the education funding battle? too bad. it was a doozy.

dallas_dude
dallas_dude

Catholics, by their own doctrine, don't support abortion and don't support contraceptives. 

Just like they don't support pre marital sex.  What people say is ver different from what people do.

ebailey75057
ebailey75057

Yup and look what that A$$hole did to our country

ruddski
ruddski

Bet i've hired and known more ilkegals than you ever hope to see, son. That's why I hold this opinion, i ask.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@dallas_dude I'm not sure what my bias is. I'm pro-choice and will be voting for Wendy Davis even though it is probably futile.

There are two groups that care about abortion. The far right and Catholics. Hispanics tend Catholic (if you don't believe me go to Cathedral Guadalupe downtown on a Sunday). My point was simply that she has an uphill battle if she wants to woo Hispanic voters and get them to turn out because the Republicans will make this about abortion.

ruddski
ruddski

Illegals might vote when Obama issues an EO. freeing them fom the slavery of American law

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@ruddski Illegals, in theory, can't vote. I only say in theory because I am sure it has somehow happened before.

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