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Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« on: January 21, 2014, 04:33:21 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/01/21/Attacks-on-Wendy-Davis-Are-Sexism

Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
by John Sexton 21 Jan 2014, 10:11 AM PDT

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 the divorce 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.

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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 04:33:47 PM »
....I guess she couldn't use the racism card...hehehehe

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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 04:36:57 PM »
....I guess she couldn't use the racism card...hehehehe

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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 04:39:17 PM »
Did Think Progress happen to mention this?

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It is her ex-husband who talked to a left-of-center Dallas reporter. It is also her ex-husband who asked a Texas District Court to issue a temporary restraining order against Wendy Davis in 2003.

In that order, the judge ordered that Wendy Davis “be immediately restrained from . . . using illegal drugs or consuming alcohol within 24 hours before or during the period of possession of or access to the child.”

Speaking of the child, at the time her daughter requested her father serve as her managing conservator.

It appears that Wendy Davis did not just leave out key details. Nor does it appear that Davis is just being held to a different standard than a man. It appears there is much more to Wendy Davis than meets the eye.


http://www.redstate.com/2014/01/20/wendy-daviss-ex-asked-a-court-to-order-her-not-to-use-drugs-before-seeing-her-kids/

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,126897.msg515276.html#msg515276
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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 05:08:51 PM »
Definitely. As soon as I heard Davis was running on a two female ticket, I knew her campaign would be skewed into the fictitious "War on Women."

Personally I'm relieved this lying, addicted baby-killer is the best liberals can do in Texas... And at the same time I am a bit dismayed because there are SO many people who are still so blindly in her camp.

Now take those ugly pink shoes and walk away, Wendy. Thanks.

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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 05:12:49 PM »
Just wait till 2016.  You won't be able to go a day without hearing "war on women" re: Hillary.   :chairbang:

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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 05:13:03 PM »
When the Democrats march out their war on women (go look at the header on Daily Kos) we should counter with there is actually a war on babies - 1.2 million killed last year alone.
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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 05:18:28 PM »
As long as she continues her crusade to kill unborn babies, she will have women in her corner. There's something about murdering babies that turn them on, like power!

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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014, 05:20:49 PM »
As long as she continues her crusade to kill unborn babies, she will have women in her corner. There's something about murdering babies that turn them on, like power!

How about this.  Don't want to have a baby. Don't want to use birth control.. Then don't have sex.
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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2014, 05:26:42 PM »
How about this.  Don't want to have a baby. Don't want to use birth control.. Then don't have sex.

That's when men have a choice. They should say no to the little trollops! It's ironic how women think having 'control' over their bodies, even though they need a man to have sex. They are admitting they need men.

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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2014, 05:29:28 PM »
That's when men have a choice. They should say no to the little trollops! It's ironic how women think having 'control' over their bodies, even though they need a man to have sex. They are admitting they need men.


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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2014, 05:39:10 PM »
The left is desperate to take Texas

And are going to fail spectacularly!
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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2014, 05:53:14 PM »
I am so sick and tired of these people. ALWAYS lying,  blaming something or somebody else.  8888madkitty
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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2014, 05:59:41 PM »
The left is desperate to take Texas

That's it in a nutshell, but Dhimmies cannot run in Tejas and be honest about anything, or they not only cannot get elected but will likely be driven out of town. 


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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2014, 06:27:59 PM »
The reporter behind the story is also a contributor to MSNBC and far left wing.
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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2014, 10:51:12 PM »

The Right needs to figure out how to play rope-a-dope with the Dems like they do with our candidates.  They're forever asking candidates about abortion, getting an answer from the candidate, then saying "See?  All you want to talk about is abortion.  You hate women."  Same with same sex marriage.  The homosexual lobby is constantly talking about their sexual proclivities but when someone on the Right takes a stand against same sex marriage, we're cast as homophobes who want to break down bedroom doors to see who's committing sodomy.
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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2014, 10:53:29 PM »
I think the next time the Democrats spew women's rights and ask the GOP candidate about abortion the candidate should just ask - why do Democrats hate babies... they wage a war on 1.2 million babies a year.
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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2014, 11:48:19 PM »
I think the next time the Democrats spew women's rights and ask the GOP candidate about abortion the candidate should just ask - why do Democrats hate babies... they wage a war on 1.2 million babies a year.

Or better yet, ask why democrats are so passionate about other people killing their babies. Most of the people who are abortion activists confessed they never had one, but want other would-be mothers have them. Why?

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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2014, 12:25:39 AM »
Or better yet, ask why democrats are so passionate about other people killing their babies. Most of the people who are abortion activists confessed they never had one, but want other would-be mothers have them. Why?

Yep.  Instead of running away from the subject  of abortion - go on the offense.
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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2014, 12:31:21 AM »
She went on a twitter rant today and it didn't end well........ for her.

http://twitchy.com/2014/01/21/does-she-even-listen-to-herself-wendy-davis-has-obscene-twitter-meltdown/
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Re: Left Claims 'Attacks' on Wendy Davis Are Sexism
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2014, 12:33:11 AM »
Yep.  Instead of running away from the subject  of abortion - go on the offense.

Pro choice people aren't normally activists, but pro abortion women are. Congresscritters need to make that distinction.


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