The PJ Tatler

Wendy Davis Now Seen as a Drag on Other Democrats

This Washington Post story opens with a scene from a church. A Democrat politician who is there angling to get votes takes the pulpit, despite the fact that she is not an ordained minister. She is there and given a speaking role expressly for political purposes.

We’re sure that this scene, and the hundreds like it that will take place in many churches across the country this weekend and next, will not trigger subpoenas from Democrat mayors like Houston’s Annise Parker. They wage open war on one kind of church, but not another.

The Post’s Karen Tumulty was there and saw the electioneering from the pulpit. Why isn’t she using her press platform to ask questions about it?

Americans should ask why that is, at some point. Why would the likes of Mayor Parker harass one kind of church for taking a place in politics, but not another kind? Why don’t the media raise this issue whenever Democrats just take over churches and use them as adjunct campaign centers?

DALLAS — At St. Paul United Methodist Church, one of this city’s oldest African American churches, fiery young pastor Richie Butler delivered a message last Sunday that hit home with the white woman sitting at the center of the second pew.

“Don’t get confused between success and significance,” Butler said. “This day! This is your moment! Don’t miss your moment!”

When Wendy Davis’s turn came to give her own testimony, she began: “Very fitting with your sermon today, pastor.”

No subpoena from the Dallas mayor’s office.

Anyway, that’s not the gist of this post. The gist is that Davis has proven herself to be such a spectacularly bad candidate for Texas governor that she’s being accused of poisoning other Democrats’ chances.

The question that remains to be answered on Election Day is more about significance: How much will Davis’s candidacy have done, along with other Democratic efforts, toward making their party truly competitive in Texas?

Texas has 38 electoral votes — second only to California’s 55 — and putting it into play would change the balance of the nation’s politics.


The media really really want Democrats to become competitive in Texas. They pine for that every four years. Does anyone in media pine for the Republicans to become competitive again in California? Anyone? Why or why not?

Some Democrats grouse that Davis has become a drag on other party candidates — including Van de Putte, a Hispanic lawmaker who is popular with the business community.

Van de Putte is quoted earlier in the story, which means the Post’s Karen Tumulty or someone else from the paper spoke with her for this story. Van de Putte is probably the lead Democrat grouser against Davis, already prepared to blame her loss to Dan Patrick on Wendy Davis.

Which is delicious, actually.

The Democrats run nakedly, openly and brazenly racist strategies in Texas. They claim that demographic changes alone will eventually hand them power, which puts everyone in racial boxes and dismisses individual choice and freedom. It throws competence right out the window.

The Texas Democrats pay no attention at all to local attitudes on huge issues in Texas. They want whatever the Beltway and California Democrats want: more taxes, more social spending, less freedom, bigger government, gutting of the Second Amendment, unfettered and taxpayer-funded abortion, full Obamacare, the whole Democrat agenda. That stuff just doesn’t fly in Texas. As long as the Democrats are content to run their racist strategies and blame each other when they lose, they will continue to lose — and Texas will therefore continue to win.