Wendy Davis’ Daughters Slam Disgusting Right-Wing Attacks Against Their Mother

wendy-amber-dru-davisI think most people knew that once a powerful Texas woman (who happens to be a Democrat) decided to run for Governor of Texas, the attacks against her were going to get very ugly.  I mean this is a strong, independent woman against the Republican party – and Republicans don’t like strong, independent women.

Well there’s been a lot of talk here recently about an article written by the Dallas Morning News that “poked holes” in some facts about her “story.”  Basically, they nitpicked about the actual date she was divorced (she originally had claimed it happened when she was 19 but that was when she just separated – her divorce didn’t become official until she was 21) and the length of time she lived in a trailer.

You know, because those are huge issues worthy of writing a column about.  This goes along with the typical attacks she’s endured, including death threats being posted on her opponent Greg Abbott’s Facebook page, or one of the originals many conservatives like to use by calling her “Abortion Barbie.”

Because that’s not sexist at all.

Well, apparently her daughters have had enough and they decided to speak out.

Her youngest daughter Dru said, in part:

“We lived with her the first semester, but I had severe asthma and the weather there wasn’t good for me. My parents made a decision for my sister and me to stay in Texas while my mom kept going to school. But that doesn’t mean she wasn’t there for us. She traveled back and forth all the time, missing so many classes so that she could be with us. Her friends were such a big help. Especially her third year, when she would only go to school two weeks out of the month and her friends would share class notes so she could try to keep up while she was home with us in Fort Worth.” (read the full letter here)

This was of course in response to the conservative accusation that she abandoned her kids to attend Harvard Law School.

Her eldest daughter, Amber, also weighed in on the ridiculous conservative attacks:

“My mother had me when she was very young, a kid herself. And although she was married for a short period of time, parenthood was her sole responsibility. Yes, we lived in a trailer. Does it matter how long? Not to me. Even though some people have tried to question my own memories; I do remember the trailer, as well as the apartments that we lived in during the years that followed. I know that I was my mother’s first priority and that she wanted a better life for me than the one she was living. She worked 2 jobs and went to community college at night. She refused to repeat the life her family struggled in growing up.” (read the full letter here)

Which echoes my point of who really cares how long she lived in a trailer?  I mean honestly, is this how pathetically low Republicans are going to stoop?  Well, of course they are – because they have.

Both of Wendy Davis’ daughters basically destroyed every pathetic right-wing attack that conservatives have tried to throw her way here recently about her personal life.  A personal life that even a fellow Texas Republican said she wouldn’t be having to endure attacks against if she were a man.  An obvious statement aimed at the fact that women face a different (and often times unfair) scrutiny compared to their male counterparts.

I just want to commend Davis’ daughters for taking a bold stance against these pathetic right-wing attacks.  Unfortunately, I’m sure their words won’t make any difference because conservatives often believe what they want to believe instead of what’s actually real.

And the really sad part is the attacks are almost certainly going to get worse.  Which she might not completely mind considering I believe these blatant sexist attacks will galvanize support behind her and actually help her efforts to become the next Governor of Texas.

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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  • Jim Bean

    The Left-wing’s 6 year war-on-Palin-and-Bachmann has been more vile, ugly, and juvenile than anything comparable in history. Any objective person will view today’s attacks on Davis and tomorrows attacks Hillary through that prism and realize just how hypocritical the feigned expressions of righteous indignation from the Left truly are.

    • Mrs_oatmeal

      The difference is Palin and Bachmann are ignorant and never stop flapping their gums. If they talked about stuff they actually had a clue about, that might help their cause. There are vile, ugly, and juvenile remarks on both sides of the aisle. They should not be coming from the Politician’s mouths…

    • DrDon

      But–but– Palin and Bachmann are stupid, Davis is not. Palin and Bachmann also are both quitters, P let her constituents down in the middle of a job, B because she would probably get beat next election. Davis is on the way up, P and B on the way into obscurity (I do agree with you Jim that I wish the Left would quit talking about them, but both women keep on saying stupid things).

      • Jim Bean

        I particularly like you’re first sentence. Liberals always see the sharpest knife in the drawer when they look in the mirror.

      • white trash religious teaparty

        regressive tea party white trash see superiority.
        NOTE: palin is not stupid; just largely ignorant
        =====================================
        she continues to capitalize ( financially) upon the “superior” stupidity of white trash regressive religious fools

      • white trash religious teaparty

        do U think jim ( dinks a lot) bean with ever see the truth???
        ,,,,,,,,,,,my pet TEGU lizard will teach astro-physics well before that day happens

    • this girl

      Not saying it’s never okay to question a woman simply because she’s a woman. There is a difference between pointing out terrible policies or political discrepancies. To question someone’s stance on an issue is right & good. But to demoralize & bring families & personal lives into it, to call a woman any kind of “Barbie” is crossing a line & is downright petty & disgusting.

      • Jim Bean

        I truly cannot tell whether you’re saying that in defense of Davis or Palin because both women have been subjected to this. And I would say it IS never OK to question a woman simply because she is a woman.

      • white trash religious teaparty

        2 immediate differences: (a) palin is NOT a serving politician; yet continues to cry— (b) davis ( as with all liberals) does NOT does NOT does NOT fall-back upon a dead jewish carpenter as a GOD whos purported teachings ( altered drastically over the centuries) MUST be brought in2 the government of a country NOT built upon and religion/VOODOO
        =====================================

    • Green_Devil

      Please. Palin and Bachmann deserve to be mocked as idiots because they ARE idiots and there’s a long paper/video trail proving this. They’re not attacked because they’re women, they’re attacked because they’re morons who say stupid shit and lie. I realize for a teatard that’s a hard distinction to grasp but if you lay off the meth and Fox for a few days and let a few brain cells regenerate, you might understand this.

      • Jim Bean

        She came under attack because of alleged misstatements in her story (Palin-like-lies, if you will) and how that might reflect on her credibility. She was not attacked because she was a woman. I can’t help but shudder to think how many millions of times you’re going to use that war-on-women thing every time she’s asked a pointed question if Hillary gets elected. Nothing like having victimhood in your quiver when you hit the rough spots.

      • white trash religious teaparty

        all is fair in love and war————–and the regressive white trash republicans do overload the liberals “quiver” with tons of self destructive arrows everytime they open their mouths.
        NOTE: I want sarah palins sex…………
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,NOTE: Bachmann– both michelles ( malkin also) have no boobs— anathemal to my existance

      • Green_Devil

        Bullcrap. The Right is attempting to portray Davis as a liar because she said she and her husband divorced when she was 19 when okay, that’s when they split and not the day the court put its stamp on a piece of paper. Cry me a freakin’ river. I’ll take that over Caribou Quitter Twatbreath freezing up like a deer in the headlights when asked what newspapers she reads or whoring her unmarried teen mother daughter out as a spokesperson for abstinence.

      • Jim Bean

        And if Christy makes the tiniest mistake during this bridge investigation, you’re going to toss it off with equal grace?

    • white trash religious teaparty

      how do U compare the insanity and QUITTING of palin ( sexy) and Bachmann ( UGGH!) to the political accomplishments of Hillary and davis?
      NOTE: your reponse with be as the usual lachrymose verbosity

      • Jim Bean

        Puberty is a great time in life, isn’t it?

      • white trash religious teaparty

        it had advantages,,,,,, being a grown man is superior even as I don’t run as fast or jump as high=== females much much easier to snag…… but U ( as I) realize that a nice income and nice car(s) and home and staying in thelyphthorically great shape is the key to tons of big chested ladies!!
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,that eludes u today as it did in your adolescence
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, have another drink

  • cravin moorehead

    republicans CAN NOT win elections by legitimate means.

    To survive, they must use “Dirty Tricks Squads”, and gerrymander districts.

    @Jim Bean (aka “The Troll”) defends the most moronic members of his party because because he lacks the gene that causes embarrassment.

    The list of republican imbeciles is immense.

    Palin, Bachmann, Gohmert, Virginia Fox, Dan Burton, Joe Barton, Farenthold, and Quayle. and Steve King. I could go on. However, I’m sure that you get the picture.

    Pointing out the foolishness of a person is not an attack. It is a warning to others that these people are making your laws! BEWARE!

    All that is left of the republican party are the very, very rich and those stupid enough to vote republican and against their own best interests.

    • Pipercat

      Actually, he’s an aspiring novelist!!!!

    • white trash religious teaparty

      don’t forget the micromstial skankbag michelle malkin as well as the steatopygous quartet of Hannity/beck/Limbaugh and huck(ster)abee

      • Pipercat

        The quintet on The Five: Fear, Fallacy, Falsehood, Fallguy and Floozie!!!!

      • white trash religious teaparty

        guilfoyle is SOMEWHAT moderate and has great tits,,,,,
        the other chics are as chesty as a 3rd grader

      • Pipercat

        Make sure Roger is aware of this! Sounds like he’s slipping a bit..

      • white trash religious teaparty

        hes spanking his monkey to her,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      • Pipercat

        You’re assuming he can find it…

      • white trash religious teaparty

        Hannity does that 4 him,,,,,,,
        hey- anything 2 keep that CUSH employment!

      • Pipercat

        I love facetious nincompoopery!!!!!

  • Pipercat

    I’m afraid this will only add fuel to the fire. This whole episode is a bait and switch maneuver. Spew effluent, draw outrage, supporters of the effluent turn the tables with non-sequiturs and finally call the original effluent satire. One fights this with silliness and facetious pivots. Anything but outrage…

    • white trash religious teaparty

      what is the MOST frequently used word in English which has the vowels A;E;I;O & U in sequence???
      ………………….. facetious ( you win a muffin)

      • Pipercat

        Facetiously, can I have a cookie instead?

      • white trash religious teaparty

        pecan sandies?

      • Pipercat

        Only on Fridays!!

      • white trash religious teaparty

        I used to do them and famous amos,,,,,but cookies are tougher on the metabolism than ice cream,,,,, makes me lay–zeeeeee

  • Green_Devil

    I’m sure UnwedTeenBabyMommaSpice Palin will issue her own response, lecturing the Davis girls on how to be good and righteous daughters and how they’re sluts because they’re probably having out of wedlock sex.

  • srsmith

    Lets take her story, keep it the same except make it a single father……he would be named a hero. I’m truely getting tired of it being a womans job and a man being made father of the year if he does the same thing.

    • Pipercat

      Really doesn’t matter because this is all soviet style disinformation. The point of all of this boorishness, is to create the outrage. Take last week’s tweets from this Todd Kincannon character. His effluent is spewed, pivoted then defended because it’s “satire.” It was a machine designed to create an outrage. I can assure you there is a counter to your challenge, which in the overall scheme of things is beyond cynical.

      • srsmith

        What? I was just talking about it being considered a “Womans Job” to raise kids. It being expected of her. BUT if a man does it he’s considered to be a fabulous male person. Where are you going with your comment? Whoa. Talk about getting off the point. Republican?

      • Pipercat

        No not at all. I just observed how said Republicans (here also) are exploiting their own creation. The minute you offer a counter of any type, they turn it back on you. My notion is to not give them the opportunity. Nothing more. It’s a tactical move on their part. Progressives need to be more observant and not fall into outrage. Especially when outrage is their (GOP) intent. No matter how much anyone (including me for that matter) may agree with your statement, it can be easily twisted into something else.

  • white trash religious teaparty

    VOTE REGRESSIVE TEA ( shitbag) PARTY REPUBLICAN!!! praise jeeeesus!!! we need MORE of those wonderful tax cuts for the wealthy (SEE:” job creators”) and we need REEEE-LIGION ( see: VOODOO/SUPERSTITION) in the smaller( bigger state) Government.
    make abortion illegal,,,,,, we need more rightwing hawkish wars ( unpaid of course) and we need the cherry-picked BIBLE in our modern day legislation—– PRAISE JEEEESUS and pass the tithing (tax free of course) basket in those white trash southern scumbag low IQ churches

  • This entire site is like a parody of liberalism. Kudos to Allen Clifton for creating it. It’s a very insightful look inside the minds (such as they are) of you left-wing-nut-jobs (not to be confused with the right-wing-nut-jobs on my own side of the aisle – though I have to say, at least my right-wing-nut-jobs can generally form complete sentences without the use of obscenities – mostly).
    The vitriol spewed in these articles, not to mention the comments, is what must have lead to my computer’s filter warning me from viewing it. I’m glad I ignored it an plowed on. It pretty much confirms everything I believed to be true. Sort of like forming an opinion of a wild animal then actually seeing it in it’s natural setting. Very informative indeed.

    • Gandalf

      Yeah, excessive vulgarity is pretty common in both fringe groups. If you really think that right-wing nuts use it less often than left-wing nuts, then I don’t think you’ve actually been looking.