Greg Abbott Desperately Tries to Slander Wendy Davis by Linking Her With Socialists, Fails Miserably

davis-abbottThe word “socialism” is one that strikes fear into the hearts of almost every conservative who hears it.  Which is funny because most conservatives I’ve encountered in my experiences with politics can’t even define the word, but that’s a topic for another discussion.

So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Republican candidate for governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, would try to label his opponent Wendy Davis as someone who fraternizes with socialists.

In a press release Abbott said, “Sen. Davis’ fundraising on behalf of an extreme liberal Chicago congresswoman – a member of the Democratic Socialists For America no less – is merely the latest in a series of questions Sen. Davis has refused to answer about her ethics and her judgment.”

Just two slight problems.  One, the “extreme liberal Chicago congresswoman” of which Abbott is referring was never a member of the Democratic Socialists for America.  Second, the event at which Wendy Davis spoke had nothing to do with fundraising for this Chicago congresswoman.  In fact, Wendy Davis wasn’t even the main feature at the event – Lizz Winstead was.

All Wendy Davis really did at the event was talk about Texas and offer an update on her campaign.

It goes without saying Politifact rated this statement by Greg Abbott to be “Pants on Fire,” which is the grade they give statements that are based on absolutely no truth whatsoever.

With their final ruling, Politifact said:

Abbott said Davis raised money for a member of a socialist group.

Davis appeared at a Chicago fund-raiser for Schakowsky, who may have once participated in the Chicago chapter of the DSA and has been saluted by it. Abbott didn’t provide, nor did we find, evidence of Schakowsky being a current member of the group.

We light a match when a statement lacks factual backup and seems ridiculous. Pants on Fire!


These comments were just a blatant attempt by Greg Abbott to slander Wendy Davis, pathetically trying to link her to a socialist group that she had absolutely nothing to do with.  Meanwhile, Abbott has been fundraising with an admitted sexual predator.  “Conservative family values,” gotta love them.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Mrs_oatmeal

    And so they hypocrisy rages on…

  • Edward Krebbs

    With all that Faux News / Limbaugh / the rest of the echo chamber puts on the airwaves, is it any surprise that he tries to malign her by lies which are so poorly constructed that anyone can unravel them with a few minutes research ?

  • Ampsie22

    Wendy Davis: Stand tall and do NOT pay attention to losers that are afraid of you.

  • Pipercat

    Between Greggy-poo and cellophane faced Dave, the race to the bottom, continues.

  • rossbro

    Piece of crap spouting crap.

  • expunk

    Hey, what’s so bad about a little socialism? The rich have plenty of it.

    • Pipercat

      Hey, socialism requires you pay into it. What these guys are getting is called welfare…

      • expunk

        To clear this up, when I studied Sociology in College in the 70’s, Welfare was considered a socialist agenda by conservatives. I think we agree, it’s just semantics.

  • Avatar

    Republicans are the truest party of socialist because they share their wealth with each other and giving away free subsidized money toward the corporate America.

  • radsenior

    This is so un-gentleman-ly of Abbott to slander Wendy Davis as she gets closer to equality in the polls. Meanwhile, Texas residents have the highest property taxes, Insurance rates, highest auto rates, sales taxes and more churches who do not pay taxes. Texas has Gerrymandering to keep minorities in check while well-to-do whites enjoy low-waged employees as they bank money in off-shore banks. Texas has a governor and Legislature who will not comply with federal rules and guidelines on hazardous materials storage or EPA rulings for clean air. Elected leaders hob-nob with bigots and child-molesters while taking money from indigents and poor people. The federal monies sent to Texas are not being used to maintain Texas roads and infrastructure and are used to offset special arrangements with big-dollar contributors. time to tell the truth and remove TEA-types and Republicans from Austin.

  • olddog

    Wow..Some (D)elusional (D)em-wit (D)rones here..fur sure. fur sure..(D)udes..

  • Darthkuriboh

    you worthless regressives better start watching your backs… we’re starting to take back over as people wise up to your lies.

  • It is Greg Abbott speaking about Wendy Davis, of course it is a lie.

  • If elected, we can count on Abbott to continue to bad-mouth other elected officials, in order to distract attention from himself.

  • Democrat

    It seems Greg Abbott has not denouned Kesha Rogers a real threat to Texas and the nation because her ideas are really about mass genocide not helping anyone. Still waiting for that announcement.

    • Kewan L Woodard

      All she’s ever done is attack Pres.Obama with all those venomous faslehoods she’s been spewing out against him Kesha is nothing a liar and a fraud .

  • James Shelton

    This is ridiculous.
    Greg Abbott,you are paralyzed.
    Why stoop this low?
    Is she really for abortion or not?