Wendy Davis - I'm curious...

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by DaveFla, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. wargunfan
    Offline

    wargunfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    4,567
    Likes Received:
    149
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Inside your head.
    Ratings Received:
    +189
    She ain't gonna be the governor of Texas and her political career is now on the down hill slide.
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  2. wgbgator
    Offline

    wgbgator Sub-optimal Poster Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,885
    Likes Received:
    492
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +2,180
  3. OklahomaGator
    Online

    OklahomaGator Jedi Moderator VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    36,546
    Likes Received:
    1,706
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Miami, OK
    Ratings Received:
    +3,397
    That is how you usually know your position is the correct. If you can't counter the message, attack the messenger.
  4. MichiGator2002
    Online

    MichiGator2002 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    16,968
    Likes Received:
    835
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +3,715
    Perhaps if she had credited her marriage it might have. The issue is first and foremost her tangential relationship with the truth and willingness to rely on the fictional dramatization of her own life for political gain.
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. cjgator76
    Offline

    cjgator76 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    17,442
    Likes Received:
    88
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings Received:
    +582
    Basically what CHF said - the name calling is used to short circuit discussion of the actual merits. The technique was pretty successful for a while, but it's been so overused (especially wrt Obama) that it doesn't seem to work as well as it did.
  6. wgbgator
    Offline

    wgbgator Sub-optimal Poster Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,885
    Likes Received:
    492
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +2,180
    Seems about on par with Rubio claiming that his parents came here to flee Castro - i.e. a "fictional dramatization of his life for political gain." In both cases, embellishing the time line in a more narrative friendly way.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...cuments-show/2011/10/20/gIQAaVHD1L_story.html


    Really, I don't see this being something particularly damaging or unusual in politics.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  7. MichiGator2002
    Online

    MichiGator2002 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    16,968
    Likes Received:
    835
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +3,715
    Doesn't make me think much of Rubio, but it also occurs to me to wonder how long prior to Castro *winning* was the violence going on -- his account and those facts may not be mutually exclusive. But I don't have the same defect others have where something bad is good because the other side has someone did it too.
  8. wygator
    Online

    wygator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    6,680
    Likes Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,119
    I saw in one report that her ex with custody of her children acquired a court decree that she have no alcohol or illegal drugs within 24 hours before visits.
  9. gatordowneast
    Offline

    gatordowneast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    11,730
    Likes Received:
    302
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +984
    She and sandra fluke would make a great team. Would have the before and after covered on sex. And both spun great narratives re their bios. Probably advised by elizabeth warren.
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. fredsanford
    Offline

    fredsanford VIP Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    12,347
    Likes Received:
    232
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +1,697
    Please, please, please guys on the right, keep making with the misogyny.

    After all, women don't vote, so keep calling them dirty sluts and gold diggers in the media.
  11. JerseyGator01
    Offline

    JerseyGator01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Messages:
    15,470
    Likes Received:
    176
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +798
    Abortion Barbie just issued a statement saying her opponents have "never walked in her shoes." The Pub is paraplegic. How Bidenesque of her.
    • Funny Funny x 2
  12. GatorBen
    Offline

    GatorBen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    7,190
    Likes Received:
    629
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +2,477
    Eh, he became a paraplegic when a tree fell on him at the age of 27 (in 1984).

    If you really wanted an off-color joke at his expense you wouldn't say that he "never walked in my shoes," you'd say that "he hasn't walked in my shoes in the last 30 or so years" or "he apparently forgot what it is like to walk . . . in my shoes." ;)
  13. MichiGator2002
    Online

    MichiGator2002 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    16,968
    Likes Received:
    835
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +3,715
    You long since forfeited any credibility on this subject with your Palin and Bachman bile. Davis is being criticized for her lies, not her sex, nor are her lies being considered worse for reason of her sex. The only misogyny to be found in this thread is for those to whom it's just a fancy word.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  14. JerseyGator01
    Offline

    JerseyGator01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Messages:
    15,470
    Likes Received:
    176
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +798
    The right better get ready for being labelled "sexist" ad nauseum by the white liberal media over the next few years. The racist tag has served its purpose with Obama's re-coronation. Wendy Davis is just John the Baptist, the one who is preparing the path for the feminist messiah Hillary.
  15. chompalot
    Offline

    chompalot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,339
    Likes Received:
    114
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +495
    Link? I'm going to take a quess... Breitbart?
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  16. chemgator
    Offline

    chemgator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    8,872
    Likes Received:
    269
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,315
    I thought we were supposed to make all possible personal attacks on politicians. It's a civic duty or something. If they do not get along with a family member, then it means their politics are bad.
  17. lacuna
    Offline

    lacuna Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    9,076
    Likes Received:
    370
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Gainesville
    Ratings Received:
    +849
    This charge has appeared on a number of right wing sites. It has been exposed as standard boiler plate language that routinely appears on divorce documents/petitions in the state of Texas and not necessarily language pertaining specifically to the Davis divorce. A Texas attorney posting on one of the sites linked to documentation of another divorce in Texas that uses this language. He urged doubters to search sites like Lexis, Westlaw for further evidence of this boilerplate language.
    http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/ebriefs/11/11015101App.pdf
    Scroll to page page 38, #7.

    http://therightscoop.com/uh-oh-wend...tScoop (The Right Scoop)&utm_content=My Yahoo

    Print all the facts the voting public needs to know to make an informed decision, but innuendo and out right deception by right wing sites that make charges such as these is slimy tactics indeed.
    • Informative Informative x 1
  18. DaveFla
    Offline

    DaveFla VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    18,483
    Likes Received:
    152
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +1,057
    His lawyers are now responsible for 'slimy tactics' used by 'right wing tactics'? Good to know.

    It seems that since this is 'boiler plate language that routinely appears on divorce documents/petitions in the state of Texas' your beef should be with the lawyers, not the so-called "right wing sites". Don't you agree?
  19. rivergator
    Online

    rivergator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    32,630
    Likes Received:
    453
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +2,361
    it's apparently routine language in many divorce decrees, but some rightwingers are trying to act as those it's specifically about her.
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. lacuna
    Offline

    lacuna Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    9,076
    Likes Received:
    370
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Gainesville
    Ratings Received:
    +849
    That's a bit of nonsyntactical, incoherent obfuscation. Care to clarify?

    I don't live in Texas. I'm not seeking a divorce. I don't have a "beef."

Share This Page