You fight to the end girl!
Wendy Davis is my new hero!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/03/2014|
Ann Richards is up there, smiling.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/26/2013|
Wendy makes me proud to be from Fort Worth.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/26/2013|
Now THAT IS A HERO.
What a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/26/2013|
Wendy Davis for president!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/26/2013|
Move over Hillary here comes Wendy.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/26/2013|
Wendy Davis = woman who filibustered Texas abortion bill
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/26/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/26/2013|
Molly Ivins would be proud.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/26/2013|
She needs to run for Governor.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/26/2013|
I'd vote for her for Goddess.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/26/2013|
Once again I can't say enough good things about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/26/2013|
That is a really weird way to pass laws. Why don't they just wrestle over it or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/26/2013|
No one protests the Congress Republicans filibustering - and they do it ALL the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/26/2013|
You have got to remember it is Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/26/2013|
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! :)
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/26/2013|
Finally, ONE person in Texas who isn't an asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/26/2013|
Amy Poehler needs to play her.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/26/2013|
Wendy is a babe!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/26/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/26/2013|
I agree R21 I'm referencing how Regressives try to push the idea that liberal women are unattractive. But like everything else they peddle, its not based on reality.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/26/2013|
R21, R20 said liberal women.
Your two examples are of right-wingers.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/26/2013|
Gabbard and Sinema are both Democrats.
Far-right and center-right refers to their position in the photo. Sheesh.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/26/2013|
I made the same mistake.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/26/2013|
She'll need to become Governor or President to keep her job in government. Thanks to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act, Wendy Davis will probably lose her Texas Senate seat.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/26/2013|
Please Wendy Davis run for governor of our great state before Perry declares himself "Governor For Life" while in a pill-induced euphoria.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/26/2013|
I might would move back to Texas in order to vote for her. Well, maybe not.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/26/2013|
Do what you can. Don't let her down.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/26/2013|
R22, of course not. Most hollywood actresses are Democrats--that's a rather large cohort, I'd say.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/26/2013|
R20, you're hallucinating.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/26/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/26/2013|
She is coming on Anderson's CNN show RIGHT NOW.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/26/2013|
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!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/26/2013|
R34 I think I know what that "whoosh" sound you heard flying over your head.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/26/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/26/2013|
Please donate. I did.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/26/2013|
It looks like Wendy is in the news again. Do you think she stands a chance?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/09/2013|
She's got my vote and - so far - 500 of my bucks too.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/09/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/09/2013|
I love that Wendy. I really wish she could redeem Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/10/2013|
I fantasize about a Clinton/Davis 2016 ticket (though will settle happily for Clinton/Castro).
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/10/2013|
Anyone going to her Gilley's fundraiser in Dallas on Monday?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/10/2013|
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..
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/10/2013|
Let's try and keep her in the news and let's turn Texas blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/10/2013|
I went to a much less expensive fundraiser in Dallas last night, only $50.
I had already contributed also.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/15/2013|
At last count, with 8,742 of 8,745 (99.97%) reporting, Wendy Davis had just 432,025 votes, or 79.05% of the primary vote in a two-person race. All told, 546,480 Democrats voted in the 2014 primary.
Failure, in other words.
If you're someone who has given millions of dollars to this effort, you're fuming and/or depressed today. Send in the auditors. Send in the adults. Double down. Or retreat entirely.
Compare the Democrats' figures to the Republican nominee Greg Abbott's numbers. Abbott received 1,219,831 votes, or 91.50% in a four-way primary race. 1,333,010 Republicans voted in the 2014 primary. Those figures may change ever-so-slightly, as 8,825 of 8,829 (99.95%) of precincts are now reporting.
But what is really astonishing is that Wendy Davis lost 26 mostly-South Texas counties and tied in two more.
The abysmal, embarrassing primary performance by Wendy Davis was shared by her party at large, though, as Democrats advanced a Lyndon LaRouche acolyte, who is demanding the impeachment of Barack Obama, to a multi-month runoff for U.S. Senate. And Kinky Friedman is going to the Democrats' Agriculture Commissioner runoff.
There is no papering over just how bad Tuesday night was for Texas Democrats. Their "rockstar" nominee losing more than two dozen counties, mostly in heavily Hispanic areas, demonstrates just how misguided their "nominate a single issue candidate" plan was. Democrats failing to receive a single vote in nearly two dozen more demonstrates that their vaunted field and data work isn't yielding results in critical political regions of the state.
In short, there is a partisan enthusiasm gap in Texas, and Republicans are winning it. Democrats have years of soul searching and retooling to do before they'll even sniff winning their first statewide race since the early 90s. Anointing someone known almost exclusively for filibustering on behalf of elective late-term abortion post 5 months of pregnancy may have set the Democrats' plan back at least one full election cycle, if not more.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/06/2014|
Battleground Texas has had a hard time getting its act together, which is surprising as the head is the guy who spearheaded Obama's grass roots campaign in 2008. Davis won the Dem primary easily, but there was a surprisingly strong runner-up, an Hispanic candidate. Davis has to get out the Hispanic vote to win.
Abbott's an inept candidate who makes gaffe after gaffe (his pal Ted Nugent etc.) so don't count him in.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/13/2014|
She just sent me an email to cough up more cash before tonight's deadline.
To piss off R58 I'll give her another $200.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/30/2014|
Damn R59 sure likes to piss away money.
Why not give it to a food bank?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/30/2014|
oh, fuck, freepers. Fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/30/2014|
Wendy Davis was just a liberal wet dream.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/01/2014|
Where can I get my own sugardaddy?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/01/2014|
Koch brothers, Freepers and Rethugs. Got it? Basement meme. Forget the drones killing 100X more than Bush under the ONE. More wars, more bowing and scraping, Wall St and Hollywood new billions. It's still the same meme.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/01/2014|
Coulter does have her moments R58.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/01/2014|
.... which is probably why Bill Maher likes her
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/01/2014|
media concocted quick flash in the pan
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/01/2014|
Goodness me! All these Abbott supporters spamming a gay board. Now, that is ODD. Isn't it? Come out of the closet boys and drag Greg, Ricky, David out with ya!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/02/2014|
She'll probably win, Texas is hungry for a realistic and sensible politician, instead of their run-of-the-mill liars, and faith-based bigots.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/02/2014|
R72, you're as offensive as you are stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||08/02/2014|
Gee, how shocking she isn't doing well in a state full of idiots like you, R72.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||08/02/2014|
Why not throw in another $200?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||08/02/2014|
This will all end in tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||08/02/2014|
She is gonna lose by double digits. She is totally out of tune with Texas voters.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||08/02/2014|
She ain't outta tune with this Texas voter, asshole.
Here's a little Greg Abbott ad for you freeper.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||08/02/2014|
I wonder if either of the Clintons would bother to come down to Texas and campaign for her?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||08/02/2014|
I live in Texas and the DNC has inundated me with demands for money for Al Franken, for the Virginia governors' race, every day asking for money for Obama (what's he running for?), etc. but nothing about Texas.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||08/02/2014|
Ann Richards only won because the idiot repug made a rape joke....
rain is like rape. If it's going to happen, just relax and enjoy it.
Before THAT, the idiot was cruising.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||08/06/2014|
Abbot is going to hang himself, he already has tied the noose.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||08/06/2014|
I'm smelling a stench, but it's reeks from the poster at r84.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||08/06/2014|
Oh look, sleaze-ball Abbott's henchmen troll DL!
|by Anonymous||reply 88||08/06/2014|
Oh look, someone who resides on Fantasy Island!
|by Anonymous||reply 89||08/06/2014|
It's all those millions of dollars the Koch Bros have given Greg "I Sued a Tree" Abbott - he's got so much money in his coffers, he can afford to pay trolls to spam the Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||08/06/2014|
Wendy seems like a smart lady. Her campaign, however, has been abysmal.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||08/07/2014|
Wendy is still tough to beat, Abbott is really afraid.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||08/07/2014|
I'm so bumping this thread on election night.
She's a double digit Loser!
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/12/2014|
All Wendy Davis supporters live on Fantasy Island.
After her loss, they will still want her to run for President in 2016.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/12/2014|
Can we laugh after her butt kicking?
Is that acceptable?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/12/2014|
Will your moms let you stay up that night?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/12/2014|
Wow, she is going down to an EPIC loss. What were Texas Dems doing nominating her?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/03/2014|