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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:49 PM

"...Using an opponent's teen pregnancy in any debate is unbelievably vile."

Posted with permission.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/06/27/19172634-texas-perry-tries-mansplaining-abortion-to-wendy-davis

Texas' Perry tries mansplaining abortion to Wendy Davis
By Steve Benen
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Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:38 PM EDT


Just yesterday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) called for a second special session of the Texas Legislature, specifically in the hopes of passing sweeping and legally dubious new restrictions on abortion rights. The Republican governor said such a move is necessary because "Texans value life." (Perry's administration executed a 52-year-old woman a few hours later.)

This morning, Perry followed up the move with a speech at the National Right To Life conference, where he chose to discuss state Sen. Wendy Davis' (D) personal background. Igor Volsky posted this remarkable clip:
Video @ link~

For those who can't watch clips online, the Texas governor said, in reference to Davis:

"{E}ven the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of as single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters."

In the same remarks, Perry added, "The louder they scream, the more we know that we are getting something done."


The Washington Post's James Downie summarized the problem well this morning, noting, "I don't care what your stance on abortion is. Using an opponent's teen pregnancy in any debate is unbelievably vile."

I'll confess that when I saw some emails about Perry's comments, I thought someone must have made a mistake. The Texas governor is out there, but is he really that far gone?

Alas, the quotes are real. This really is Perry's character on full display.

How's that outreach initiative going, Reince?

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Reply "...Using an opponent's teen pregnancy in any debate is unbelievably vile." (Original post)
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:53 PM

1. You know it had to come up, let it get out and show what an ass he really is. After no impact

whatsoever she can move on to things that matter. He has nothing else..

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:58 PM

2. Perry is a vile excuse for a man

Perry isnt able to tell the difference between human suffering and his increasing bank balance- probably because the latter always follows the former for right wing zealouts.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:01 PM

3. Perry is an asshole.

Plain and simple.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:07 PM

4. Juanita Jean is irked at Goodhair about these comments

http://juanitajean.com/2013/06/27/walleyed-snot-nosed-hissy-fit-2/

So his argument is that because she had a choice, other women should not have a choice?

He was trying to shame her.

This sniveling weenie slug of a man wants to be President of the United Damn States of America.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:08 PM

5. I love Senator Davis' response to Goodhair

Senator Davis has a great response to Goodhair's comments http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Gov-Rick-Perry--213313031.html

Davis later responded to Perry's comments.

"Rick Perry's statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds," she said. "They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view. Our governor should reflect our Texas values. Sadly, Gov. Perry fails that test."

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