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Remember Wendy Davis?

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Hopefully we will all forget her soon enough.

 

You remember her as the tennis shoes-wearing tough girl in the Texas state house that filibustered abortion laws?  Got famous because she was the media darling of all the major broadcast networks.  Seems her biography is full of crap.  Furthermore, more details are coming out about her that shows she was quite the gold-digging whatever-you-want-to-call-her

 

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

 

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.”

 

and also chose to give up custody of her kids....both of them.  Even one she had with a prior husband to husband number 2.  What a mother.

 

 

 

 

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How dare she!

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Has she gotten the Newt treatment yet?

 

Let's see. 

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Has she gotten the Newt treatment yet?

 

Let's see. 

I don't know her. Did her husband have cancer and she left him for someone younger? I don't get it

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I don't know her. Did her husband have cancer and she left him for someone younger? I don't get it

 

Thing is...that's not how how Newt's situation went...but ok.  In this case, she's given the glorious story despite a nasty thing like the truth. 

 

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Many inconsistencies in her story.  She is running in Texas, so she is in an uphill battle for sure

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Don't now who she is, didn't read the story, don't care who she is....

 

... but in a state where a clinically, brain- and legally dead woman is being maintained by machines because her dead body contains a fetus despite lawsuits, the hospital's own records and the wishes of the family...

 

this is hardly the worst story to come out of Texas.

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Sorry...no dead women windmills in here. 

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Didn't know if the Wendy Davis story would make it to the Tbox. She has as much credibility as Christine O'donnel did for the TeaParty. Riding a popular wave of support when there isn't much to back it up.

 

In reality she's only there to help the down ballot....she isn't going to win the Governor's race.

And then making statements about Abbot not having spent a day in her shoes.....when he's been in wheelchair for ~30 years. Oh yea, she's a winner.

 

 

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Typical poo people like G5 want to hear. Bonus, G5 gets to believe Rush Limbaugh again, I guess he's still broadcasting these days but from Costa Rica?

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/21/wendy-davis-sexism_n_4638465.html

 

The discrepancies pointed out by The Dallas Morning News in Davis' tale of past hardships were relatively minor. Davis has said she was a divorced single mother at 19, when she was only separated at 19. Her divorce did not become final until she was 21. She has told stories about the difficulty of living in a trailer with her daughter, but the article noted they lived in that mobile home for just a few months. Davis mentioned in 2012 that her mother had a sixth-grade education; in fact, her mother has a ninth-grade education.

The part of Wendy Davis' story that conservative pundits have really latched onto is her second marriage to attorney Jeff Davis, who helped pay for her law degree. Jeff Davis cashed in his 401(k) and the two of them took out a loan, which Wendy Davis said she took a "vibrant" role in paying back.

Erickson and Limbaugh read that story as Davis' having had a "sugar daddy."

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It seems, to boil it all down, that Wendy Davis would’ve ended up being really poor and destitute were it not for a man,” Limbaugh said on his show Monday.

Abbott's campaign accused Davis of “systematically, intentionally and repeatedly deceiv[ing] Texans for years about her background."

Davis responded to the attacks in a Houston Chronicle interview on Monday. "I came from a place of struggle, and we can parse dates all day long," Davis said. "Unless you've sat in your home with the lights turned off, it's hard to appreciate how demoralizing that can be. And the fact that Greg Abbott is trying to belittle my journey as somehow being insignificant and overblown demonstrates that that's not a challenge that he appreciates or understands."

Abbott's campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

But EMILY's List, a progressive women's organization backing Davis' campaign, pointed out that a male candidate doesn't often have to answer specific questions about the date his divorce was finalized, how much his spouse contributed to his law school tuition or the amount of time he technically spent as a single parent. The group said that sexist attacks on Davis' personal life are going to backfire on Abbott's campaign.

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I guess the point of this post is to say that women who are pro-choice are all gold-digging liars, right? Or is it just because she's a democrat?

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