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Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:09 PM

The Campaign to Brand Wendy Davis as a Hater of Disabled People

I have been monitoring the twitter thread on #abortionbarbie and there is a pattern of Abbott supporters trying to paint Wendy Davis as being mean to disabled people. It seems that there really is a campaign by Abbott supporters to try to make this rather stupid claim http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/01/23/the_campaign_to_brand_wendy_davis_as_a_hater_of_disabled_people.html

Just yesterday, National Review slammed Davis for saying that Abbott had never "walked a day in my shoes." That cliché wouldn't be interesting at all if Abbott could walk. Because he can't, it's supposed to be scandal. There'll be more of this, surely, as Republicans work to portray Davis as a cruel dummy.

There is a youtube video of an adviser to Greg Abbott being blunt with his theory that women will not vote Wendy Davis because Greg is disabled

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All supporters of Wendy Davis need to keep this meme in mind when talking about this race. The Abbott supporters are dying to try to change the topic off of Greg's lack of a personality and right wing positions to a new topic. I personally think that these mis-characterizations of Wendy's statements are dumb and wrong but we need to be smart in this campaign.

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Gothmog Jan 2014 OP
Scuba Jan 2014 #1
Gothmog Jan 2014 #2
shenmue Jan 2014 #3
stg81 Jan 2014 #4
TBF Jan 2014 #5
Gothmog Jan 2014 #6
Gothmog Jan 2014 #7

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:12 PM

1. They're terrified of her. Sweet.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:20 PM

2. Here is more on the statements from the GOP consultant

http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=824cb3251abbeba9dfdf52496&id=bb533e3b07&e=88f3e58ec1

Luke Macias is a Republican consultant with a long list of GOP clients and causes. Tied closely to the far right group, Empower Texans, which has endorsed Greg Abbott, Macias appeared at the group’s January 16th meeting in Fort Worth.


It is clear to me that Abbott and the GOP are scared of Wendy Davis

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 07:23 PM

3. Go Wendy!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 08:08 PM

4. FlashBack: Tea Party attacks disabled man - video

please tweet a link to this video to @RedState,

put it all over Texas twitter

RedState is attacking Wendy Davis on their front page on this issue

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2014, 08:57 PM

5. Greg Abbott - who has argued

that the Americans with Disabilities Act is unconstitutional? That Greg Abbott?

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 01:02 PM

6. There was A RNC official on the Jansing show putting this crap

The RNC official was trying to tell the viewers to ignore Huckabee's comments and that Democrats should be upset at Wendy Davis for being mean to a disabled person

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:29 PM

7. Harris County Democrats' response to Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren is attacking Democrats for being mean to Greg Abbott. Here is the Harris County response to this stupidity http://www.harrisdemocrats.com/a_history_lesson

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The Harris County Democrats also have fun pointing out that Greg Abbott and the Texas GOP want to repeal the ACA

And as far as people living with disabilities are concerned, the Democratic Party has a long-standing history of supporting legislation that protects and empowers individuals with disabilities.

Click here for a simple comparison of the Democratic Party Platform versus the Republican Party Platform which points out more than a few reasons why Democrats do not just offer lip-service, but rather concrete ideas and policies for the disabled - including provisions included in the Affordable Care Act.

Last time we checked, Republicans were still trying to repeal the ACA. (Greg Abbott included)

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