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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:54 PM

Texas Senator Wendy Davis responds to Rick Perry



Rick Perry Attacks and Insults Wendy Davis

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Perry said this:

In fact, even 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 is 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.



Update 12:06 p.m.:

State Senator Wendy Davis released the following response on Perry's remarks:

Rick Perry's statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds. 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.


http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/13708/rick-perry-attacks-and-insults-wendy-davis?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Reply Texas Senator Wendy Davis responds to Rick Perry (Original post)
Tx4obama Jun 2013 OP
Gothmog Jun 2013 #1
DavidDvorkin Jun 2013 #2
TinkerTot55 Jun 2013 #16
B Stieg Jun 2013 #18
TheDebbieDee Jun 2013 #3
1-Old-Man Jun 2013 #4
Major Hogwash Jun 2013 #5
Gothmog Jun 2013 #6
hamsterjill Jun 2013 #10
Gothmog Jun 2013 #17
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 #20
caseymoz Jun 2013 #34
Major Hogwash Jun 2013 #39
Coyotl Jun 2013 #7
malaise Jun 2013 #37
Gregorian Jun 2013 #8
hamsterjill Jun 2013 #12
secondvariety Jun 2013 #24
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2013 #33
whttevrr Jun 2013 #9
nolabear Jun 2013 #11
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #13
world wide wally Jun 2013 #14
1ProudAtheist Jun 2013 #15
Dawson Leery Jun 2013 #19
SheilaT Jun 2013 #21
Scurrilous Jun 2013 #22
AndyA Jun 2013 #23
Mr.Bill Jun 2013 #25
BeyondGeography Jun 2013 #26
Gothmog Jun 2013 #27
yellowcanine Jun 2013 #28
Skidmore Jun 2013 #29
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #30
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #38
SDjack Jun 2013 #31
okaawhatever Jun 2013 #32
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #35
Iliyah Jun 2013 #40
sheshe2 Jun 2013 #36
geckosfeet Jun 2013 #41
Gothmog Jun 2013 #42
Scurrilous Jun 2013 #43
Thinkingabout Jun 2013 #44
austinlw Jun 2013 #45
L0oniX Jun 2013 #46
loyalsister Jun 2013 #47
blkmusclmachine Jun 2013 #48
Nanjing to Seoul Jun 2013 #49

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:58 PM

1. Juanita Jean is irked at Goodhair

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 Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:04 PM

2. To be fair to Perry, there is a precedent

for a sniveling, weenie slug of a man moving from the governorship of Texas to the White House.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:46 PM

16. OH NOES!!!!!!!!!!

Coffee ====> keyboard.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:00 PM

18. +++

and now he's got his own lie-berry.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:08 PM

3. Snap! Go Wendy............

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:11 PM

4. Beautiful!

"Rick Perry's statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds"

What more need be said?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:18 PM

5. Perry is toast!!! He won't be re-elected now.

He doesn't have a prayer now.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:19 PM

6. I doubt that he is running for Governor in 2014

I keep hearing that Abbott is going to be the GOP nominee for Governor in 2014.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:38 PM

10. That's the buzz around here.

Perry is supposedly not going to run. IMHO he's afraid of the Castro brothers.

I honestly think his handlers are telling him his run is over. His failed Presidential bid and screw ups on national television made the Repukes look bad even though, of course, they would never admit that.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:57 PM

17. Your information is consistent with what I have been hearing

I do not think that Goodhair is going to run. He has promised to tell us of his decision soon http://juanitajean.com/2013/06/20/countdown-perry/

Most calendar watchers are expecting an announcement Thursday, June 27 or Friday, June 28.

Madam Swami Juanita predicts that Perry will not run for Governor, leaving that door open for someone even worse – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, an enormous bully and hypocrite.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:03 PM

20. You mean the guy that promotes tort reform

now that he collected a big check himself when he was wrongfully injured?

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:34 PM

34. Can't say now. Gerrymandering . . .


. . . and voter suppression, all made right by the SCOTUS today.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #34)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:49 PM

39. Yeah, you're probably right.

Everything has coincided at the same time to create the perfect situation for a ginormous Neanderthal like Perry to be able to waltz right back in to office.

If he chooses to run again.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:39 PM

37. Wendy is way too nice

I would have asked Perry if he is still on those painkillers that impaired him during the ReTHUG primaries last year.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:26 PM

8. Perry is lying. Every life doesn't matter to him.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:42 PM

12. No life that doesn't serve Perry matters to Perry.

The arrogance is sickening. He doesn't give a damn about anyone else. From 2011 where he tries to bully a female police officer:

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:53 PM

24. I work for

an asshole who not only looks like Rick Perry but has the same bullying characteristics of Perry. Unfortunately for him, it backfires 90% of the time.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:21 PM

33. Texas just "celebrated" its...

 

500th death penalty murder since reinstatement- a lot of lives don't matter to that jackass.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:27 PM

9. Wendy Davis is Awesome!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:40 PM

11. Every time a GOP Right-to-Lifer asshole makes a statement

a righteous Democratic woman gets her wings. Fly, Wendy, fly!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:43 PM

13. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, statement



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Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and a native Texan whose mother, Ann Richards, served as governor, responded in a statement to HuffPost.

“Rick Perry’s remarks are incredibly condescending and insulting to women," Richards said. "This is exactly why the vast majority of Texans believe that politicians shouldn’t be involved in a woman’s personal health care decisions. Women are perfectly capable of deciding whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child, and they don’t need Rick Perry’s help making that decision. What the world saw in Texas this week was democracy in action. The people had a voice this week, and we’ll make sure they have a voice in the weeks ahead."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/rick-perry-wendy-davis_n_3510844.html


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:43 PM

14. Wendy for Governor!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:44 PM

15. Gov. Rick Perry:

 

"Each and every life is special".............at a party celebrating his state's momentous 500th execution.

What a hypocritical POS.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:02 PM

19. Davis/Castro 2014!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:09 PM

21. I wish she'd actually responded to what he said,

 

instead of vague generalities.

It happens all too often that someone whose early years are so difficult and who then succeed are held up as shining examples as to why everyone should succeed. But it's invariably specific circumstances the result in success, not amorphous ideals that magically result in good things.

What exactly happened that allowed Senator Davis to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School? That does not happen in a vacuum.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:23 PM

22. K & R

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:36 PM

23. Gov. Perry fails lots of tests.

The Humanity Test
The Honesty Test
The Compassion Test
The Respect for Others Test
The Good Values Test

I give him a grade of F. Wendy Davis gets an A because she understands her job is to represent the people who elected her, not to ignore their wishes and push through her own personal agenda.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:53 PM

25. You forgot the sobriety test. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:54 PM

26. Oops

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:00 PM

27. Cecile Richards has a good response to Goodhair's stupidity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/rick-perry-wendy-davis_n_3510844.html?1372350684&utm_hp_ref=politics

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and a native Texan whose mother, Ann Richards, served as governor, responded in a statement to HuffPost.

“Rick Perry’s remarks are incredibly condescending and insulting to women," Richards said. "This is exactly why the vast majority of Texans believe that politicians shouldn’t be involved in a woman’s personal health care decisions. Women are perfectly capable of deciding whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child, and they don’t need Rick Perry’s help making that decision. What the world saw in Texas this week was democracy in action. The people had a voice this week, and we’ll make sure they have a voice in the weeks ahead."

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:01 PM

28. MAJOR SMACKDOWN OF A DOUCHEBAG ALERT

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:05 PM

29. I want to see a Davis - Duckworth ticket one day.

Or a Warren and either of these two. Or Warren on SCOTUS.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:11 PM

30. I doubt Warren would be nominated for SCOTUS she was born June 22, 1949


Sotomayor was born in 1955 and Elena Kagan in 1960.

I doubt anyone born before 1955 will make it to Obama's next short-list.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:45 PM

38. Here's a link that has a bunch possible SCOTUS nominees


In the OP and in the comments, here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251299531



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:17 PM

31. Little Rickie is a tiny, tiny man. Tinier than Shrub Bush. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:18 PM

32. That statement had knothing to do with the abortion legislation and everything to do

with Perry planting a seed for her next campaign. While it seemed like he wasn't calling her names, he used the term "teenage mother" to the average Texan they're going to think (got pregnant in high school), never mind that she was married at 18 and had the child at 19. The combo of single mother, which is a little misleading. What the libs hear is "mom didn't have anyone else around to help" what neo cons and repubs hear is "unwed mother". Also discrediting her accomplishments, she "eventually" "managed" to get a degree.

Everyone right now is starting to form a opinion of her. The gop smear team wanted to make sure the image is negative. AT least we know they're worried.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:35 PM

35. It's a shame that Palin won't come out and knock Perry for bashing 'teen mothers'


... Bristol was a 'teen' and not even married when she had Tripp.

Perry and Palin are buddies so I think we won't hear a peep out of her.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:51 PM

40. Gov Goodhair was as usual

preaching to the uninformed base of the GOP party. Y'know the ones who are or have been in Ms. Davis situation but see her as not worthy of higher statute. The ones who always vote against their own interest.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:36 PM

36. Just when I thought

Perry couldn't sink any lower~

My bad~



Thanks Tx~

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:57 PM

41. Perry - mouthpiece of the bigoted and uninformed

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:45 PM

42. Is it time to revive the story about Goodhair and the gay prostitutes?

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/11639/

First up, an exhaustive post on Gawker, All Your Rick Perry Gay Sex Rumors Collected in one Handy Book:

According to Maxey-who, while obviously a partisan, is as far as I can tell not a crank and served 12 years in the state legislature-he located two men who claimed to have had sex with Perry. One was a male prostitute who told associates that Perry had hired him three or four times a year for hotel parties with Perry and an aide. The other was a man who responded to a Craigslist ad allegedly posted by Perry. Along the way, there are dozens of other more tenuous second-hand reports, including one man linked to Perry who pointedly refused to deny the accusations.


That story is a GREAT read, and the comments are even better. Gawker really digs in to the book, and it's fair to say that their regular reader community is tailor-made for these kinds of exposes. The Gawker story had sufficient comments and page views that their post might help give this story legs into the national media.


It may be time to revive this story given Goodhair's comments about Senator Davis

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:39 PM

43. K & R

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:08 AM

44. Rick Perry doesn't believe in abortion of the unborn (or so he says) but definitely believes in

Abortion after birth in denying insurance exchanges in the state and Texas leads in the number of uninsured. The antiabortion group needs to turn their attention to this area, no abortion of the Living.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:47 AM

45. A very typical

paternalistic, self-righteous, condescending utterance from Perry. So many of us in Texas are absolutely as sick of him as we can be.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 11:39 AM

46. "every life matters" unless you are on death row.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:06 PM

47. I LOVE these Wendy threads!

No paulbots, Obamabauts, Snowden worshipers, Obama worshipers.....

It's an awesome liberal Democratic love fest!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:03 PM

48. Oops.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 03:49 AM

49. Davis is nicer than I ever would have been. I would have told him "KMA, MFer. STFU, GD Ahole!"

 

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