Wendy Davis = woman who filibustered Texas abortion bill
Honestly, standing 11 hours with no breaks speaking truth to power - and WINNING - it doesn't get much better than that.
I repeat, what a woman!
Molly Ivins would be proud.
She needs to run for Governor.
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I'd vote for her for Goddess.
She's awesome and if any of you have twitter accounts or social media account go to those and say so loudly. Vote up positive or give positive comments about what she is doing.
Once again I can't say enough good things about her.
That is a really weird way to pass laws. Why don't they just wrestle over it or something.
No one protests the Congress Republicans filibustering - and they do it ALL the time.
You have got to remember it is Texas.
She wore a back brace so she could stand up straight - had she "leaned", she would have broken the filibuster.
Smart and gorgeous to boot. I am in love! :)
Finally, ONE person in Texas who isn't an asshole.
Amy Poehler needs to play her.
Wendy is a babe!
So much for the notion that liberal women are ugly bitter hags. Texas, for all its fucked-up qualities, has produced some very strong women in its history. Wendy is in fine company.
[quote]So much for the notion that liberal women are ugly bitter hags.
You obviously haven't seen Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
Gabbard is on the far right, Sinema is center-right.
The other two are Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico and Grace Meng of New York.
Please Wendy Davis run for governor of our great state before Perry declares himself "Governor For Life" while in a pill-induced euphoria.
A bunch of people (including Kirsten Gillibrand's PAC) have put out fundraising e-mail blasts for Wendy Davis. She may lose her seat, but she'll go down fighting.
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I might would move back to Texas in order to vote for her. Well, maybe not.
Do what you can. Don't let her down.
R22, of course not. Most hollywood actresses are Democrats--that's a rather large cohort, I'd say.
I wonder if she could beat idiot Rick Perry for Gov. I've heard way too many rumors about Perry being a closet case for it not to be true. Some of the personal "aides" who are his fuck-buddies need to sell their stories.. just after he launches his campaign.
Timing is all.
We just need to find some rich third-party candidate who would draw from Perry's base, and then she could sneak in through a plurality.
What? The Republicans do it.
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R20, you're hallucinating.
Some of the responses in this thread = misogyny in a nutshell. WTF difference does it make how 'attractive' a female politician is when she is capable of amazing feats like this? Would it be considered less of an achievement if she'd been as ugly as most male politicians who get a pass on notions of appearance?
She is coming on Anderson's CNN show RIGHT NOW.
R35, they were talking about the perception - borne of Limbaugh and Hannity et al and carried out through the right-wing meme machine -that liberal women are hags.
Not an invention of the DL.
I am so amazed with this woman and what she did last night!!! I totally lost this during the day while following our news from the Supreme Court. She's got some big balls -- or perhaps that would be ovaries! Kudos!!!
In January, PPP found Wendy Davis trailing Rick Perry just 47-41 despite- at that time- pretty low name recognition.
That was just a six-point deficit when no one knew who Wendy Davis was. That is changing quickly. Her late-night heroics were a national sensation, a real-time viral hit. It proves that Democrats all over the country have been aching for a true Texas champion, and we now have her.
Surprised to find myself watching the news tonight and wishing they'd get through DOMA so I could watch the Wendy Davis clips again. She was fantastic.
R34 I think I know what that "whoosh" sound you heard flying over your head.
Here's he appearance on Chris Hayes' show. Wow! She is spectacular. Eloquent, to the point and honest about her own political ambitions. She'll be a greater inheritor to Ann Richard's tradition. If Perry runs in 2014 she could really embarrass him.
It looks like Wendy is in the news again. Do you think she stands a chance?
She's got my vote and - so far - 500 of my bucks too.
I love seeing someone like her standing up in a third-world country. It makes me feel optimistic for America, which is teetering on the brink of becoming a third-world country.
I love that Wendy. I really wish she could redeem Texas.
I fantasize about a Clinton/Davis 2016 ticket (though will settle happily for Clinton/Castro).
Anyone going to her Gilley's fundraiser in Dallas on Monday?
I got invited to a fundraiser, but the prices started at $500 per person... I'll have to wait for a cheaper venue. I've already given her $500 but I'd have to cough up another $1000 for me and my partner. Maybe after payday..
Let's try and keep her in the news and let's turn Texas blue.
I went to a much less expensive fundraiser in Dallas last night, only $50.
I had already contributed also.