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Wendy Davis is my new hero!

You fight to the end girl!

by Anonymousreply 9711/03/2014

Ann Richards is up there, smiling.

by Anonymousreply 106/26/2013

Wendy makes me proud to be from Fort Worth.

by Anonymousreply 206/26/2013

Now THAT IS A HERO.

What a woman.

by Anonymousreply 306/26/2013

Wendy Davis for president!

by Anonymousreply 406/26/2013

Move over Hillary here comes Wendy.

by Anonymousreply 506/26/2013

Wendy Davis = woman who filibustered Texas abortion bill

by Anonymousreply 606/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 706/26/2013

Molly Ivins would be proud.

by Anonymousreply 806/26/2013

She needs to run for Governor.

by Anonymousreply 906/26/2013

I'd vote for her for Goddess.

by Anonymousreply 1006/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1106/26/2013

Once again I can't say enough good things about her.

by Anonymousreply 1206/26/2013

That is a really weird way to pass laws. Why don't they just wrestle over it or something.

by Anonymousreply 1306/26/2013

No one protests the Congress Republicans filibustering - and they do it ALL the time.

by Anonymousreply 1406/26/2013

You have got to remember it is Texas.

by Anonymousreply 1506/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1606/26/2013

Finally, ONE person in Texas who isn't an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 1706/26/2013

Amy Poehler needs to play her.

by Anonymousreply 1806/26/2013

Wendy is a babe!

by Anonymousreply 1906/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2006/26/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 2106/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2206/26/2013

R21, R20 said liberal women.

Your two examples are of right-wingers.

by Anonymousreply 2306/26/2013

Gabbard and Sinema are both Democrats.

Far-right and center-right refers to their position in the photo. Sheesh.

by Anonymousreply 2406/26/2013

I made the same mistake.

by Anonymousreply 2506/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2606/26/2013

Please Wendy Davis run for governor of our great state before Perry declares himself "Governor For Life" while in a pill-induced euphoria.

by Anonymousreply 2706/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2806/26/2013

I might would move back to Texas in order to vote for her. Well, maybe not.

by Anonymousreply 2906/26/2013

Do what you can. Don't let her down.

by Anonymousreply 3006/26/2013

R22, of course not. Most hollywood actresses are Democrats--that's a rather large cohort, I'd say.

by Anonymousreply 3106/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3206/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3306/26/2013

R20, you're hallucinating.

by Anonymousreply 3406/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3506/26/2013

She is coming on Anderson's CNN show RIGHT NOW.

by Anonymousreply 3606/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3706/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3806/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3906/26/2013

Love 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.

by Anonymousreply 4006/26/2013

R34 I think I know what that "whoosh" sound you heard flying over your head.

by Anonymousreply 4106/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4206/26/2013

She's great.

by Anonymousreply 4306/26/2013

Please donate. I did.

by Anonymousreply 4406/26/2013

It looks like Wendy is in the news again. Do you think she stands a chance?

by Anonymousreply 4510/09/2013

She's got my vote and - so far - 500 of my bucks too.

by Anonymousreply 4610/09/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4710/09/2013

I love that Wendy. I really wish she could redeem Texas.

by Anonymousreply 4810/10/2013

I fantasize about a Clinton/Davis 2016 ticket (though will settle happily for Clinton/Castro).

by Anonymousreply 4910/10/2013

Anyone going to her Gilley's fundraiser in Dallas on Monday?

by Anonymousreply 5010/10/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5110/10/2013

Let's try and keep her in the news and let's turn Texas blue.

by Anonymousreply 5210/10/2013

I went to a much less expensive fundraiser in Dallas last night, only $50.

I had already contributed also.

by Anonymousreply 5310/15/2013

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 Anonymousreply 5403/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 5603/13/2014

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 Anonymousreply 5904/30/2014

Damn R59 sure likes to piss away money.

Why not give it to a food bank?

by Anonymousreply 6104/30/2014

oh, fuck, freepers. Fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 6204/30/2014

Wendy Davis was just a liberal wet dream.

by Anonymousreply 6305/01/2014

Where can I get my own sugardaddy?

by Anonymousreply 6405/01/2014

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 Anonymousreply 6505/01/2014

Coulter does have her moments R58.

by Anonymousreply 6605/01/2014

.... which is probably why Bill Maher likes her

by Anonymousreply 6705/01/2014

media concocted quick flash in the pan

by Anonymousreply 6805/01/2014

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 Anonymousreply 7005/02/2014

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 Anonymousreply 7105/02/2014

R72, you're as offensive as you are stupid.

by Anonymousreply 7308/02/2014

Gee, how shocking she isn't doing well in a state full of idiots like you, R72.

by Anonymousreply 7408/02/2014

Hey R59....

Why not throw in another $200?

by Anonymousreply 7508/02/2014

This will all end in tears.

by Anonymousreply 7808/02/2014

She is gonna lose by double digits. She is totally out of tune with Texas voters.

by Anonymousreply 7908/02/2014

She ain't outta tune with this Texas voter, asshole.

Here's a little Greg Abbott ad for you freeper.

by Anonymousreply 8008/02/2014

I wonder if either of the Clintons would bother to come down to Texas and campaign for her?

by Anonymousreply 8108/02/2014

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 Anonymousreply 8208/02/2014

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 Anonymousreply 8308/06/2014

Abbot is going to hang himself, he already has tied the noose.

by Anonymousreply 8508/06/2014

I'm smelling a stench, but it's reeks from the poster at r84.

by Anonymousreply 8608/06/2014

Oh look, sleaze-ball Abbott's henchmen troll DL!

by Anonymousreply 8808/06/2014

Oh look, someone who resides on Fantasy Island!

by Anonymousreply 8908/06/2014

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 Anonymousreply 9008/06/2014

Wendy seems like a smart lady. Her campaign, however, has been abysmal.

by Anonymousreply 9108/07/2014

Wendy is still tough to beat, Abbott is really afraid.

by Anonymousreply 9208/07/2014

HA

I'm so bumping this thread on election night.

She's a double digit Loser!

by Anonymousreply 9310/12/2014

LOL R89

All Wendy Davis supporters live on Fantasy Island.

After her loss, they will still want her to run for President in 2016.

by Anonymousreply 9410/12/2014

Can we laugh after her butt kicking?

Is that acceptable?

by Anonymousreply 9510/12/2014

Will your moms let you stay up that night?

by Anonymousreply 9610/12/2014

Wow, she is going down to an EPIC loss. What were Texas Dems doing nominating her?

by Anonymousreply 9711/03/2014
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