You can’t get away with lying about things in the public record

State Senator Wendy Davis (D-TX-10th District) made quite a name for herself with her filibuster of pro-life legislation in Texas. Her filibuster succeeded, initially, but Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) called a special session of the state legislature, and got the legislation passed anyway.

Nevertheless, with her new-found fame, the lovely Mrs Davis has decided to run for Governor of Texas. Now, when you first go to her campaign website, you get this fund-raising appeal, with this statement:

Her opponent, Greg Abbott, is part of the special interest crony class of insiders. He’s already got tens of millions of dollars in his war chest. And since there are no limits on campaign spending, the right wing special interests are already pouring money into attacks against Wendy.

Apparently, The Washington Post, a liberal newspaper in our nation’s capital, is one of those “right wing special interests”:

Wendy Davis admits to fuzzy facts in bio
By Nia-Malika Henderson | January 19 at 6:20 pm

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who is running for governor of Texas, has admitted that some of the public details about her personal history are incomplete or inaccurate, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News.

Davis, a rising Democratic star, has touted herself as a Texas success story. She was a divorced teenage mother who went from living in a mobile home, juggling low-wage jobs and going to community college to graduating from Harvard Law School.

The up-from-nowhere narrative, which emerged during an 11-hour filibuster she staged in June to oppose abortion restrictions, has been a central part of her candidacy and appeal, helping to boost her national profile and fundraising efforts.

But the Dallas Morning News reveals a more complicated narrative.

According to the paper, Davis was not a divorced working mother living in a mobile home at age 19. Instead, she was 21, and lived in a trailer for a short time. Then after a stint living with her mother, Davis moved into her own apartment.

At 24, she married Jeff Davis, a lawyer who, according to the report, helped pay for her final two years of college and cashed out his 401(k) and took out loans to help finance her Harvard law degree.

The marriage eventually ended in divorce, with Jeff Davis getting custody of the couple’s youngest daughter and Wendy Davis paying monthly child support.

More at the original, but the link to the Dallas Morning News article is a bit more damning. The Post left out interesting little facts, such as the one that her second husband, Jeff Davis, is 13 years her elder. That might be seen as a trivial thing, completely inconsequential, but, as Le*gal In*sur*rec*tion pointed out, Mrs Davis moved out the day after Mr Davis made the final payment on her student loans from Harvard. Some people might infer from this that she had married Mr Davis for his money, though your Editor would certainly never do that. dripping with sarcasm

There’s more, of course, and much of it isn’t pretty. Mrs Davis gave custody of their daughter to her husband, something rather unusual, and something about which, again, we are not supposed to infer things about the mother, but of course, some people will, and your Editor is one of those people who will infer things from that.

Texans are smart people, as is demonstrated by the fact that they normally vote for conservatives, which means that Mrs Davis is facing an uphill battle. But one way to lose that uphill battle is to lie to the voters from the beginning, and it looks like Abortion Barbie has done just that.
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  1. Senator Davis said:

    My language should be tighter. I’m learning about using broader, looser language. I need to be more focused on the detail.

    This seems to be a rather odd statement coming from her, given that she is a Harvard-trained lawyer! Law school teaches students about precision in language and not leaving vagueries which one’s opponents can exploit.

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  3. It isn’t Windy Davis’ language that needs tightening up, it’s her ethics and her humanity. She presented herself as a struggling young mother who overcame difficult circumstances to graduate from Harvard law school and to become an outspoken political leader in the Texas legislature, but the shabby truth is that she’s a lying opportunist who callously squandered her husband’s retirement savings to buy her fancy legal education and then doubled down adding insult to injury by divorcing him on the very day he paid-off her student loans.

    If her series of outrages proves sufficiently despicable to disqualify Davis for reelection to public office in Texas, she can join the growing gaggle of lying degenerates on the White House payroll, she’d fit right in with all the other crooks and liars Obama keeps on staff to do his dirty work, like Eric Holder at the Justice Department, Hillary Clinton at State on Benghazi, and Lois Lerner on the suppression of domestic political opposition in the IRS scandal. Birds of a feather, don’t ya know?

  4. Ropelight, the entire administration is no more than a gaggle of lying, corrupt gangsters from Chicago.

    BTW, don’t forget Sibelius.

    It’s like they say: Chicago is known for three things: corrupt politicians, gangsters and deep dish pizza. And Obama ain’t no pizza.

  5. Wall Street advisor: Actual unemployment is 37.2%, ‘misery index’ worst in 40 years

    By PAUL BEDARD | JANUARY 21, 2014 AT 1:08 PM

    Don’t believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” Because, according to an influential Wall Street advisor, the figures are a fraud.

    In a memo to clients provided to Secrets, David John Marotta calculates the actual unemployment rate of those not working at a sky-high 37.2 percent, not the 6.7 percent advertised by the Fed, and the Misery Index at over 14, not the 8 claimed by the government.

    Marotta, who recently advised those worried about an imploding economy to get a gun, said that the government isn’t being honest in how it calculates those out of the workforce or inflation, the two numbers used to get the Misery Index figure.

    You can read more at the link at Drudge.

    The lies just keep on coming with these gangsters. And their dumbass comrades just keep on providing cover.

  6. You missed another interesting fact: Mr. Davis not only has custody of his daughter by Mrs. Davis, but also his step-daughter from Mrs. Davis’s first marriage. None of the articles are clear on this point, but I assume that Mr. Davis legally adopted his step-daughter while still married to Mrs. Davis. While that makes the custody arrangement a little less unusual it still speaks volumes about Mrs. Davis’s ability to take responsibility for her actions.

  7. The light at he end of his rope wrote:

    It isn’t Windy Davis’ language that needs tightening up, it’s her ethics and her humanity.

    Perhaps so, but it’s more probable that it will be her language and her slip ups that cost her the election. No one has proved better than Barack Hussein Obama that being able to talk well and present a great message matters a lot more at the polls than actual job performance or personal ethics.

  8. Mrs Davis’ campaign asked Jeff Davis not to talk to the press.

    Perhaps Mr. Editor, Jeff Davis is a republican and therefore woefully ill-suited to lie his ass off and get a pass from the press about it. Best he should shut it.

    By the way, this post is titled “You can’t get away with lying about things in the public record and yet we all know full well Obama’s been lying since before his first term and all his blind, stupid dumbass comrade supporters were told by us way back when. It’s what happens when blind radical, extreme partisanship wipes out peoples judgment, ethics and morals. It’s called the New Democrat Party. Let’s see, what does that party stand for now? Oh yeah, killing babies, sodomy, pot smoking, no self defense, voter fraud, letting illegals flood our country, crony capitalism, denial and of course…constant lies. “you can keep your doctor” and glowball warming being just two of said lies.

  9. No one has proved better than Barack Hussein Obama that being able to talk well and present a great message matters a lot more at the polls than actual job performance or personal ethics.

    Well, it doesn’t hurt when you have 90% of the press on your side.

  10. Yeah, 90% of the press is effectively on Obama’s side and most of the rest are obsessively opposed to his detractors, potential opponents, the GOP, the TEA Party, or any public policy initiative that would improve the economy, reduce taxes, eliminate over regulation, or create jobs.

    The absence of political diversity or any hint of intellectual curiosity about the victims of Obama’s deadly scandals has become the defining characteristic of modern America’s 4th Estate. Public journalism is a failed profession, news reports are devoid of facts which would expose the Administration’s series of criminal enterprises. One prominent news personality, Candy Crawley, CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent, even lied during the most recent Presidential Debate to cover for Obama’s deceptions.

    Even now, Crawley’s still at it, she’s out interviewing Hoboken’s Mayor Dawn Zimmer to publicize the smear campaign against NJ Governor Chris Christie. Crawley isn’t a reporter or a journalist, she’s a political assassin.

  11. The absence of political diversity or any hint of intellectual curiosity about the victims of Obama’s deadly scandals has become the defining characteristic of modern America’s 4th Estate.

    Unfortunately, this isn’t NEW. Remember the story involving Bill Clinton raping Juanita Broaddrick? Remember how it disappeared down the Memory Hole within a day or two, never to be heard of again?

  12. Even now, Crawley’s still at it, she’s out interviewing Hoboken’s Mayor Dawn Zimmer to publicize the smear campaign against NJ Governor Chris Christie.

    If I were Christie right now (not exactly my favorite Republican at the moment, but I digress), I would hold one press conference, answer all questions, accept responsibility where needed, apologize if necessary, and then simply say “The matter is OVER! I’m now going back to my full time job, and if any of you press vultures don’t like it, you can kiss my sizeable rear end because that’s the LAST I’m gonna say on the matter”. Then simply leave and never mention it again.

    Crawley isn’t a reporter or a journalist, she’s a political assassin.

    That’s why she works for a loser network that nobody watches. Who else would put a whale like her on the air? It’s not like she can compete with Megyn Kelly, who’s both talented AND gorgeous!

  13. PS Speaking of CNN, what fool in the Romney campaign decided it would be a good idea to let CNN host a debate in the first place? At the very least, they should have demanded that FOX be included, too.

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