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Do you think Wendy Davis has a chance for a comeback after her paraplegic gaffe?

Posted by on Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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Wendy Davis Boasts That Paraplegic Opponent 'Hasn't Walked' in Her Shoes

by Jenny Erikson

Oh Wendy Davis, the gift that keeps on giving. Was it really just last summer when she was being touted as the epitome of feminism? Remember when she filibustered for hours on the Texas statehouse floor to ban a bill that would’ve limited abortion to the first five months of a pregnancy, and demanded that doctors give their patients a phone number to follow up with if there were any complications? Hero!

Anyway, Davis capitalized on her insta-fame by tossing her hat in the ring for Texas governor. She’s likely to square off with state Attorney General Greg Abbott next November, as Governor Rick Perry finally steps down after eleventy-jillion terms (OK, it was three and a half … but still, that’s a lot. An entire generation of Texans has never known a non-Rick Perry Texas).

Anyway, Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott are far and away the favorites for the general election in November. And with the way Wendy has been handling herself recently, it’s not even going to be a question of red-state politics that lands Abbott in the Governor’s Mansion.

In retaliation to a recent expose about Davis’ embellishments on her accomplishments as a single mom living the hard-knock life, the state senator lashed out at Greg Abbott’s campaign for their smear tactics.

“We’re not surprised by Greg Abbott’s campaign attacks on the personal story of my life as a single mother who worked hard to get ahead,” Davis said in a statement. “I am proud of where I came from, and I am proud of what I’ve been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.”

Gaffe alert! Greg Abbott is confined to a wheelchair, and has been since an accident when he was 26. A tree fell on him while he was jogging, just in case you were wondering. This is now my new excuse to not jog. Sorry, didn’t mean to make light of his accident. I just really like excuses not to exercise.

Her personal story, by the way, includes lying about being a divorced teen mom (she was 21, not 19, as she claimed), and then marrying someone that agreed to pay her way through Harvard Law, not to mention the last two years of her undergrad. She filed for divorce right after the last payment was made, and ex-husband retained custody not only of their shared daughter, but also Davis’ from her first marriage.  Well ok then. I don’t necessarily want to be one to judge, but it ain’t lookin’ good for Wendy.

But wait! There’s more! A progressive group promoting female Democratic candidates called Annie’s List insulted Abbott for “running scared.”

Just stop, you guys. No don’t stop. This is so ridiculous it’s good. Has gaffe-master Joe Bidden endorsed yet? Because that would be awesome.

Do you think Wendy Davis has a chance for a comeback?

by on Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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Paraplegic gaffe?

How about she not comeback because her entire career is based on one Pro-abort filibuster that was intended to simply thwart the Democratic Process.

Oh and this:

 Of course the Liberal Press wanted to hide this.

She gave her children to their father (stepfather)

Married an older man just to pay for her schooling and raise her children.

The day - THE DAY- that he made the last payment for school, she left him.

Little more than a prostitute - Sugar Baby at best-

Feminists should despise her -

No decent woman should have anything to do with her.

Quoting vic270:

 to me its just the liberal press at its finest.they love to omit the negative side of their dem. canidates'   behavior. that was not meant to come out until after the election i'm sure. now christy isn't the only one that should be making the headlines.this should be offensive to everyone but especially single moms.

codfish
by Jen on Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM
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Is she related to Joe Biden by chance?
rocketracer
by Gold Member on Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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There is a slight difference...Joe Biden made his statement for a wheel chair bound to stand because he is a buffoon, who didn't really know the man he was introducing. However, Windy Davis made her comment with full knowledge of the condition of the man who she was directing her statement to.

Quoting codfish: Is she related to Joe Biden by chance?
Sat.Wed
by Bronze Member on Jan. 24, 2014 at 8:54 PM
Holy smokes, she is a USER and gives ALL single mothers whom actually WORK and make SACRIFICES for their children a very bad name, hmm is she a far distance relative to Mrs. Palin???? Because BOTH could use lessons in being humble (my personal opinion of course, I AM a hard working single mother who sacrifices alot for the benefit of my children)
Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jan. 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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I would think it would depend on the other candidates in the field.

JanuaryBaby06
by on Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM
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I don't live in TX but this would not have effected my vote.

Comeback? She's a Pro-choice Dem running for office in TX.... I don't think she stood a real chance to begin with. I don't think this would effect (inmost cases)  the people who already knew that they were going to vote for her. Most of the outrage seems to be coming from the crowd that, let's be real, wasn't going to vote for her anyway.

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:56 PM
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I dont see it as a gaffe. Its a figure of speech. Had she told him to walk in her shoes, maybe.
jobseeker
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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 she is as much of a joke as teh chicken that crossed the road.  that being said, she will still have the backing of the democtratic machine because that's how they roll

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM
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If that were the only gaffe, perhaps.

But she's made some life gaffes you can't make go away.

Stick a fork in her - she's done.

jcrew6
by Jenney on Jan. 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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If she were in a more Democratic state, I would say she might have a chance to come back.  In Texas?  I think she has put her self "out there" and misled people.  On more than one occasion, THEN any campaigning to bring attention to her opponents disabilities?  I don't think so. 

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