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Bryan Preston

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August 19, 2013 - 8:20 am

This is insidious.

Wendy Davis, the state senator from Fort Worth, is contemplating a run for the Democratic nomination for governor. Her likely opponent, the Republican attorney general, has been heavily using social media. He recently held a town hall meeting on Twitter.

She has become a symbol for women’s and abortion rights, and some of the attacks against her have been both personal and sexist. (emphasis added)

There are lots of ways a neutral news report could describe Wendy Davis. That bolded phrase isn’t among them.

The fact of the matter is that the bill Davis filibustered was sponsored by women in the Texas House and Senate –  Rep. Jodie Laubenberg and Sen. Donna Campbell. The latter happens to be an ER physician, by the way. Numerous women in both houses, including state Rep. Stephanie Klick and state Rep. Stefani Carter — the former from Fort Worth, the latter from Dallas — both supported and voted for the bill. Obviously Wendy Davis is not a symbol for them or their right to oppose abortion.

Another fact of the matter is that the bill that Davis filibustered strengthens the cause of women’s health by demanding improvements in abortion clinics. Davis wants them largely unregulated, an environment that paved the way for Kermit Gosnell’s abattoir in Pennsylvania. Davis either does not know about Gosnell, or declines to state on the record what she does know about him. Gosnell is highly relevant to the law that Davis filibustered. Why hasn’t Christy Hoppe noted Davis’ stated ignorance?

Another fact of the matter is that the bill in question enjoys strong majority support across Texas.

Hoppe could have mentioned any of that, but she chose not to. Instead, she chose to parrot the Texas Democratic Party’s line on Wendy Davis — “We stand with women!” As long as pro-life women, and the women who sponsored the bill that Davis filibustered, don’t count at all.

The Texas Democratic Party obviously has a vested interest in turning Davis into “a symbol for women’s rights and abortion rights.”

What’s Christy Hoppe’s interest in misusing her position as a reporter at the Dallas Morning News to assist the Texas Democrats?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Check the numbers!! Blacks (african americans to you, Bruce) kill their children, abort them!, in numbers statistically greater than normal people! The dems encourage this, no, finance this! Wendy is a supporter of the murder of black infants!
That is the only thing, ONLY THING, that recommends her election. We do not need a racist politician in Texas. Sure, she is blonde and pees in the pool, but she is a racist, RACIST, baby killer!
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I've mentioned it before - The Texas GOP must understand that the states media markets have already been heavily infiltrated - they won't play fair. The only solution is to stay on top of the message and keep them accountable. This is hard work and doesn't "just happen".

Just like stories on "don't deport Daddy" and insinuations that Texas' infrastructure is unstable are planted meme's. They have to be answered and debunked.
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Who reads Dallas Morning News, and who is this yenta Christy Hoppe?

She's a nobody yapping at a liberal dog whistle - Unfettered Abortion, as if Gosnell never happened.

Wendy Davis is being groomed (suckered is more likely) for a governor run. She'll be the Carole Keeton Strayhorn single issue, entertainment value candidate. The first debate that single issue will be punted. "Yes, the legislators worked long and hard on that, both sides came to an agreement that 75% of the people wanted, and in the past year we've been proven better for it. The system works. Now, can you tell me who the president of our neighbor to the south is?"
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"“We stand with women!” As long as pro-life women, and the women who sponsored the bill that Davis filibustered, don’t count at all."

ISTR claims during the '08 Presidential race that Sarah Palin was not a "real woman". Someone (cannot recall who, thank God) even said she should "turn in her ovaries". So, yes, a woman who commits the thoughtcrime of holding opinions that are off the plantation does lose her "woman" credentials according to the feminazi bunch.

Why? Because War On Women, you male chauvinist oink-oink!
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"What’s Christy Hoppe’s interest in misusing her position as a reporter at the Dallas Morning News to assist the Texas Democrats?" I thought being a Democrat was part of the requirements for being a reporter for the "legacy" media.
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