This shouldn’t go without notice.
Texas legislator, pro-choice activist and candidate for governor Wendy Davis has drawn the red-hot ire of conservatives across America for acting like herself – in Texas. Clearly this will not do. If there’s one thing we know about Texas regarding liberals it’s SHUT UP. And WE HAVE GUNS YA KNOW you wait and see. Which is why Wendy Davis is already a hero.
And as long as she doesn’t run off screaming into the night – which would be an option, at least for me, seeing as how it’s Texas I mean my god – the attacks on her are only going to get more and more vicious.
But Republicans have been like this for years. Wendy would be the first to tell you she’s used to it. What’s of interest now is who would be the latest to get down on all fours and start snapping at Davis’ heels.
Dear Wendy Davis, You Can Have a Job and Kids
Bristol’s Blog | January 24, 2014
If you aren’t paying attention to Texas politics right now, join the crowd. But the Democrat running for governor is just so awful you have to pay attention…
Turns out, she lied about much of her “pulling herself up by her own bootstraps” story. Actually, she found a man to marry her, pay her way through college, and then through Harvard Law School. The day after he paid the last bill, she left him. By the way, she left her kids too.
Just who would criticize Wendy Davis about her honesty, responsibility and motherhood? Bristol Palin. The 23 year-old famous for getting pregnant in high school, regretting nothing and commencing a nationwide tour to tell her cohorts to stay celibate though teen abstinence is “not realistic at all.” Notwithstanding the gentle remonstrations of the Ombudsman To The Fairer Sex, Todd Kincannon, self-awareness is not yet Bristol’s great strength.
Nonetheless she’s a high school graduate now, as well as a two-time failed Dancing With the Stars contestant, so she speaks from a boundless well of life experience that simply can’t be contained when faced with all the things she will never do. Like getting into Harvard Law School. Or graduating junior college. Or getting hired at Taco Ball where brains and character, rather than your family name and likelihood to obsess Andrew Sullivan, are what really matter.
A woman whose ambition and ego were so big she couldn’t have both a career and kids at the same time.
Gosh, children are sooo inconvenient, huh? I’m glad my mother didn’t put motherhood on the shelf when she was elected to City Council, then became our mayor, then Governor…
She left her kid, husband, made it into a false “made-for-tv-movie-type-tale” and then demanded that Texans have the right to kill babies. That’s the woman you libs can really get behind!
Let me be clear. I think it’d be so nice to have a husband take care of me, and my son, so I could attend school. (Any school — let alone, Harvard!)
Oh Bristol you never know. Has Larry Summers read your Twitter feed?
She goes on: “feminism is a farce. If you truly believe in strong, independent women…” blah blah. But there is an upside to Bristol’s attack. Yes she’s being nasty and hypocritical as hell, but then there’s a moral to the story: It is a bad idea to presume to speak for someone’s children. To presume to speak for the children of a political opponent, in particular. It’s entirely possible the kids might not see themselves as the hopeless victims you felt so compelled to pity. Hell, nothing of everything you say might even remotely be true:
Open Letter from Dru Davis
…I can tell you that my mom was a remarkable mother and continues to be so to this day. She was there on my first day of school and my last, and so many days in between. She never missed a school performance or a parent teacher conference. Even if that meant she had to miss something else important. My sister and I were always her first priority. She was there when I needed her and even when I thought I didn’t. My mom was my Brownie Troop leader. I still remember camping out in the backyard with my troop after our trip was cancelled because of bad weather. She was also my field hockey team mom during my senior year of high school, not to mention that she went with me to every single field hockey camp, tryout, program that I ever had. She helped me sort through college possibilities, helped me with my applications and visited colleges with me…
Open Letter from Amber Davis
…After graduating at the top of her class at TCU, she went on to Harvard law school. Dru and I lived with her the first semester but our parents soon realized that it would be better if we stayed in our childhood home in Texas, be around extended family and attend our regular schools. This was a decision made by both parents. I have recently heard the phrase “abandoned” quite often in the past week. That our mother “left us to be raised by our father” while she went on to pursue her education. Not only is this ridiculously unfair; it’s completely untrue. Dru and I have always been her number one priority. Always. And every decision our parents made was with our best interests at heart. We had an amazing support system while she was at Harvard and she was constantly traveling back and forth from school to be with us. I’m proud that my parents were able to make this arrangement work. People should be less concerned about who paid for what and pay more attention to the fact that she was accepted to Harvard law school, a dream she believed was unachievable…
May I just say? That was well done Bristol. As a fan of Sen. Davis I’m pleased to have you on the other side trying to make Wendy the far-flung and hard-working law school bitch too lazy to pay her own way or earn the love and respect of her children who stupidly defend and love and respect her probably because she always loved them back. And because she was always there for them, day after day, year after year, Jane Fonda, Communism etc. But feel free to correct her daughters at any time as you see fit. Because I’m betting if there’s anyone who can speak with any authority about the life of their mom, Wendy Davis, it’s you.