Did Davis rejuvenate Perry in Texas?

posted at 10:41 am on July 2, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Until last week, Rick Perry had slipped off of the national political radar.  His upcoming decision on whether to seek a historic fourth term in office had barely been noticed, and those who had predicted that Perry would take a pass on another big political fight.  That’s when Wendy Davis shot to notoriety in her filibuster of a popular late-term abortion ban — and put Perry back on the map, according to Sean Sullivan at the Washington Post:

Rick Perry might well owe Wendy Davis a thank you card one day.

The pitched battle over abortion law in Texas has thrust the longtime Republican governor back into the center of the political universe with social conservatives squarely in his corner. All in all, it’s not a bad place for him to be right now. …

Perry hasn’t announced whether he will run for reelection yet. If he decides to pursue a fourth full term, he would do so on the heels of the current abortion fight with renewed credibility among conservative voters who wield major clout in Texas.

Yes, Perry and his Republican colleagues suffered an embarrassing setback last week when Davis, a Democratic state senator, successfully stymied a bill to tighten abortion restrictions. But Perry’s swift call for a new session to reconsider the bill and his provocative rhetoric in recent days has made him the face of the social conservative movement in Texas right now. And the more heat he faces from the left, the better his brand will be on the right. Just ask Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who survived a 2011 recall attempt and vocal protests a year earlier en route to becoming a conservative hero.

If Sullivan’s right, then the man who may have lost the most is Greg Abbott.  Sullivan notes that the Attorney General has started ramping up his own bid for Perry’s job, on the premise that Perry would vacate it soon.  Many of us have been receiving “General Abbott” e-mails asking for donations for his big move.  Perry’s sudden intervention and high-profile rallying call could very well swamp out Abbott’s ambitions for 2014, if for no other reason than Perry sucking up all the oxygen among Texas conservatives — especially, as Sullivan notes, the Left in Texas takes the bait and starts attacking him personally.

Jen Rubin believes Perry is on the right track, even if he stumbled a bit at the start:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) got off on the wrong foot in the Wendy Davis abortion fightby violating the first rule for all male politicians: Never take issue with a woman’s personal life story. There is some irresistible urge that seems to bedevil some sincere pro-life advocates (e.g. Richard Mourdock), causing them to make precisely the wrong argument at the wrong time.

Moreover, for Wendy Davis to accuse Perry of making political hay over the abortion issue is rich. She’s gone from unknown state legislator to feminist icon in a few days. As for her charge of “bullying,” it was actually the pro-choice people in the gallery that tried to disrupt the legislature last week. …

On the substance, Perry is in tune with his voters and the country at large in opposing late-term abortion. That view is a rare point of agreement in the abortion argument. That is why, perhaps, Davis doesn’t use the word “abortion” but instead refers to “women’s choices” or “women’s health” or “women’s rights.” Like many pro-choice advocates, her goal is to make this a unilateral decision by the woman rather than a balance between the rights of the child and the woman. Only then does the “war on women” make sense. (Are pro-abortion forces waging a war on babies?)

As for the specific health regulations (e.g. maintaining surgical center standards) it is hard to argue on one hand that pro-lifers are endangering women’s health while simultaneously objecting to stricter health regulations.

It’s also rather rich when pro-abortion forces argue that men have no say in how government should protect human life. Once human life has begun — which, scientifically speaking, begins with conception and mitosis — then anyone with 23 pairs of chromosomes has a say in how policy should be crafted to deal with it, at least in a representative democratic republic.  It’s best to leave the personal attacks based on gender to the pro-abortion side.

We will know more about Perry’s intentions after this special session, which may last until the end of the month. Assuming that Republicans win this fight and that Perry remains in the lead on it, he’ll be in the best position possible to announce another run for the top job.  If he does and he wins it, Perry may feel inclined to send Davis another pair of pink running shoes in gratitude.

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Absolutely. Texans like a governor that isn’t afraid to stand up to tyranny.
*Btw: Rick Perry is meeee-OW!*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Off topic but Rand Paul is off my list.

The comments about those that oppose Amnesty is just DESPICABLE!!!

Texas is our last hope to end this turncoat republican crap.

PappyD61 on July 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Has he “evolved” on amnesty?

rhombus on July 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM

……….And I don’t mean Rick Perry

PappyD61 on July 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM

I do mean Rick Perry.

rhombus on July 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Did Davis rejuvenate Perry in Texas?

She did more than that.

The repubs had been coasting for a while. With democrats gaining ground in local elections by campaigning as southern style democrats.

What she did was draw a distinction between the parties that had been largely forgotten by the willfully uninformed voters in Texas.

Davis did more to hurt her own party in Texas than she did to help Perry, or republicans in general.

Not that I want them (democrats) to realize this though.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Off topic but Rand Paul is off my list.

The comments about those that oppose Amnesty is just DESPICABLE!!!

Texas is our last hope to end this turncoat republican crap.

PappyD61 on July 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM

What did he say?

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) got off on the wrong foot in the Wendy Davis abortion fightby violating the first rule for all male politicians: Never take issue with a woman’s personal life story.

Eyeroll. He didn’t take issue with her life story, he complimented her and used it as an example of how other lives might end up if given the same opportunity, in spite of their circumstances. Why shouldn’t he point that out?

changer1701 on July 2, 2013 at 10:48 AM

If Sullivan’s right, then the man who may have lost the most is Greg Abbott. Sullivan notes that the Attorney General has started ramping up his own bid for Perry’s job, on the premise that Perry would vacate it soon.

I wish Abbott would primary John Cornyn. I can understand not wanting to p-ss off the GOP bigwigs, but the hell with them.

Doughboy on July 2, 2013 at 10:48 AM

If Perry, Dewhurst and Patrick were as concerned as they claim with abortion, all three would have done a better job at making it a priority issue in the first special session. As it is, the failure to have done so makes it appear as an afterthought for Perry. But what happened? The Texas GOP was PWNED! by the left.

And yesterday, the Faith &on Freedom Coalition had the audacity to have blamed the GOP’s failure in part on grassroots groups. More and more fauxservatives are sounding like progressives.

madmonkphotog on July 2, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Rick Perry doesn’t care what people think. There is something so extremely likeable about someone with that kind of self confidence.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Wendy Davis is just the most recent example of Cindy Sheehan, or Levi Johnson.

A year from now, people will be saying “Wendy who ?”

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Maybe a “MAN” is needed – we have our fill of “MOMMIES”

jake-the-goose on July 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM

I would hope that a woman whose only claim to fame is fighting to let a six month pregnant women murder her baby would be dead in the water for any statewide position.

jukin3 on July 2, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Davis did more to hurt her own party in Texas than she did to help Perry, or republicans in general.

Not that I want them (democrats) to realize this though.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM

.
Dittos. (to both statements)

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 10:53 AM

It’s also rather rich when pro-abortion forces argue that men have no say in how government should protect human life.

One of the things I’ve always found curious about abortion proponents who argue that men should have no opinion is that it runs completely counter to the conflict-of-interest culture.

Why? Consider the left’s argument. The left’s argument is basically that women should be the only ones with an opinion because they have a vested interest. Yet who do we try to prevent from being on juries or hearing cases as judges? People with vested interests, because we fear that they will be biased in making decisions.

When all is said and done, no one should actually be told that they’re not allowed an opinion, or that their voice should not be heard. Whether people have vested interests or not, that has no bearing on the truth of one’s premises, and the validity of one’s deductive reasoning. However, a little consistency from the left regarding conflict-of-interest would be nice.

Finally, a hat tip and a bravo to Rick Perry for not backing down. Let’s get this done.

Stoic Patriot on July 2, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Great Photo HotAir of Perry.

We need more Republican men posing with guns.

take a good look Leftists….this is what a MAN LOOKS LIKE.

ToddPA on July 2, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Off topic but Rand Paul is off my list.

The comments about those that oppose Amnesty is just DESPICABLE!!!

Texas is our last hope to end this turncoat republican crap.

PappyD61 on July 2, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Huh?
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Karl Magnus on July 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Obama hates the joovenators… especially rejoovenators….

viking01 on July 2, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Great Photo HotAir of Perry.

We need more Republican men posing with guns.

take a good look Leftists….this is what a MAN LOOKS LIKE.

ToddPA on July 2, 2013 at 10:55 AM

More apropós would be a photo of a weapon with a magazine in it.
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Karl Magnus on July 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM

If Perry, Dewhurst and Patrick were as concerned as they claim with abortion, all three would have done a better job at making it a priority issue in the first special session. As it is, the failure to have done so makes it appear as an afterthought for Perry. But what happened? The Texas GOP was PWNED! by the left.

And yesterday, the Faith &on Freedom Coalition had the audacity to have blamed the GOP’s failure in part on grassroots groups. More and more fauxservatives are sounding like progressives.

madmonkphotog on July 2, 2013 at 10:49 AM

If it wasn’t a priority, he wouldn’t have bothered to add it to the special session agenda. Sure, they could’ve handled it differently during the general session, but that doesn’t make them fauxconservatives.

changer1701 on July 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Well I can only hope Perry decides to run for reelection to the governorship. And Wendy Davis will be voted out sooner rather than later. She barely survived in 2012 by a couple points against a VERY weak opponent.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:02 AM

What did Rand say?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

If Perry, Dewhurst and Patrick were as concerned as they claim with abortion, all three would have done a better job at making it a priority issue in the first special session. As it is, the failure to have done so makes it appear as an afterthought for Perry. But what happened? The Texas GOP was PWNED! by the left.

*snip*

madmonkphotog on July 2, 2013 at 10:49 AM

You DO understand that Texas is one of very few State legislatures remaining in this country that adheres to The Founders and THE Constitution:
Legislators in TX are part-time employees of The People, the way the Constitution was designed. It was never intended to be a full-time, money-grabbing, power-lust career.
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Karl Magnus on July 2, 2013 at 11:06 AM

It’s about time we flipped this Alinksy “paradigm of death.” That is, it’s about time we started turning their outrages to OUR advantage.

For 20 years the GOP has sheepishly averted its eyes and made apologies as the Left has manufactured outrages to rally their people. We’ve never been able to convert their actual extremisms and despicable and violent abuses of good faith to our own political advantage. We can’t even MENTION them.

Maybe Perry can be the model. They get in your face — get twice as defiant in their faces. Don’t apologize, double down.

But I expect no national lesson to be learned. We’re too busy on a trying to earn Chuck Schumer’s approbation.

rrpjr on July 2, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Wendy Davis is a media hero for leading a filibuster; Rand Paul was a media villain for leading a filibuster.

bw222 on July 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM

As it is, the failure to have done so makes it appear as an afterthought for Perry.

madmonkphotog on July 2, 2013 at 10:49 AM

we’ll excuse your ignorance on the issue regarding Texas politics but the reason Perry did not take it up is because he doesn’t set the legislative calendar nor does he run the senate. David Dewhurst as Lt. Gov. does. As leader of the senate he also gets to set the rules, one of which is the “Rose Bush” rule which forces a 2/3 majority to even bring up a vote on a bill. In a special session the governor calls those shots and he did with both barrels.

The speaker of the house stalled the bill, Dewhurst fumbled the final minutes as the dems rushed in their rent-a-mob, and it got killed by running out the clock.

Also fascinating to have WaPo commenting on Perry’s demise.

DanMan on July 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Wendy Davis has joined the Democratic elite with Sandra Fluke. Davis, like Fluke, Davis has sold her morals for celebrity status.

I can never understand why some women cling to abortion like it’s the be all/end all of their lives.

Kingfisher on July 2, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Live tweeting from abortion clinic: Bout to get this abortion done doe pic.twitter.com/dS3DazFi

Disgusting. Loser, live tweets her abortion on twitter with pictures.
(NSFW) link.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:09 AM

What did Rand say?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Here you go.

Rand Paul Takes On ‘Amnesty’ Opponents: ‘Do They Want Us To Put Illegals In Concentration Camps?

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Live tweeting from abortion clinic: Bout to get this abortion done doe pic.twitter.com/dS3DazFi

Disgusting. Loser, live tweets her abortion on twitter with pictures.
(NSFW) link.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:09 AM

That is digusting.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

If Perry, Dewhurst and Patrick were as concerned as they claim with abortion, all three would have done a better job at making it a priority issue in the first special session. As it is, the failure to have done so makes it appear as an afterthought for Perry. But what happened? The Texas GOP was PWNED! by the left.

*snip*

madmonkphotog on July 2, 2013 at 10:49 AM

ROFLMAO!!

It’s incredible how willfully ignorant some people are of the legislative process. They bitch and whine when politicians have too much control then immediately turn around and bitch and whine when politicians are forced to adhere to the standard process.

Keep dreaming, Sparky.

Kingfisher on July 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

What did Rand say?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

I think it was something about banned folks and FEMA camps.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

If Rick Perry needs a law that is going to get thrown out by a court as soon as it is passed, he doesn’t have munch to stand on anyway.

Moesart on July 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Here you go.

Rand Paul Takes On ‘Amnesty’ Opponents: ‘Do They Want Us To Put Illegals In Concentration Camps?

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Thanks.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

It’s a good thing that I’m not banned then. *glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM

much

Moesart on July 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM

I think it was something about banned folks and FEMA camps.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I wasn’t offended when I read it. I’m against amnesty so I don’t know what that makes me.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

As a Jooo, I’m not cool w/ what he said.
As an American, I’m not cool w/ what he said.
As a PATRIOT, I’m not cool w/what he said.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Disgusting. Loser, live tweets her abortion on twitter with pictures.
(NSFW) link.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:09 AM

That is digusting.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

With all due respect to y’all girls lady folk, while it is disgusting in the pleasure she takes in the taking of a life, it should go viral.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

What Rand Paul said:
Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Unbelievable. What’s wrong with him? I thought he had a level head.

rrpjr on July 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Live tweeting from abortion clinic: Bout to get this abortion done doe pic.twitter.com/dS3DazFi

Disgusting. Loser, live tweets her abortion on twitter with pictures.
(NSFW) link.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:09 AM

I hope that is fake, or some sort of parody account.

changer1701 on July 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM

He’s teasing me. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Moesart on July 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Poor moron, reduced to talking to yourself.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:16 AM

With all due respect to y’all girls lady folk, while it is disgusting in the pleasure she takes in the taking of a life, it should go viral.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Absolutely it should.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:17 AM

changer1701 on July 2, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I’m not basing my statement on just this fiasco but having spoken with each and watching them over the years. If life were important, and given not only Gosnell but Douglas Karpen in Houston whom Dewhurst himself requested to be investigated, then this issue would and should have neen at the top of the agenda in the first special session. As I said, it’s failure makes it appear as an afterthought.

madmonkphotog on July 2, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Absolutely it should.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Except it happened months ago.

Maybe the next time. From her attitude, it should be soon.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:18 AM

I wish Abbott would primary John Cornyn. I can understand not wanting to p-ss off the GOP bigwigs, but the hell with them.

Doughboy on July 2, 2013 at 10:48 AM

There is a constitutional conservative gentleman traveling the state right now, collecting signatures to do just that – I met him a few weeks ago, a great guy and he may be our next grassroots hero! http://www.texansforstovall.com/index.html

javajana on July 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I picked crops as a kid during the summers. I framed houses as a teenager and into my mid 20′s. Americans don’t do it now because our politicians allowed a judge to open our borders in the final weeks of Carter’s term and waited 7 years to address it.

And then they doubled down on stupid and passed laws they never enforced to address the first breach. John McCain knows all about this.

DanMan on July 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

With all due respect to y’all girls lady folk, while it is disgusting in the pleasure she takes in the taking of a life, it should go viral.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Extreme is right. But this is what the left stands for.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I wasn’t offended when I read it. I’m against amnesty so I don’t know what that makes me.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM

.
Racist.

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Really? Attacking a woman who, despite being a single mother, managed to graduate from Harvard?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Racist.

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Shoot you got me ;)

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:21 AM

What did Rand say?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Here you go.

Rand Paul Takes On ‘Amnesty’ Opponents: ‘Do They Want Us To Put Illegals In Concentration Camps?

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Well, shades of the old Man…Thanks Rand, for
the idiotic statement….

ToddPA on July 2, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Except it happened months ago.

Maybe the next time. From her attitude, it should be soon.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:18 AM

I only stumbled upon it yesterday. More people need to see that. Be aware of just how depraved our society has become.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

What do you want us to do? Congratulate her for allowing her baby to live?

kingsjester on July 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

madmonkphotog on July 2, 2013 at 11:17 AM

okay, we take it back, you’re ignert and there’s nothing we can do about it…study up on the process on your own time

DanMan on July 2, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Really? Attacking a woman who, despite being a single mother, managed to graduate from Harvard?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Any comment on this btw?
Live tweeting from abortion clinic: Bout to get this abortion done doe pic.twitter.com/dS3DazFi

Disgusting. Loser, live tweets her abortion on twitter with pictures.
(NSFW) link.
https://twitter.com/DeFemmeFatale/status/291267664221982720

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Really? Attacking a woman who, despite being a single mother, managed to graduate from Harvard?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

…who supports murdering unborn females.

Pro-woman’ my a**.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM

With all due respect to y’all girls lady folk, while it is disgusting in the pleasure she takes in the taking of a life, it should go viral.

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

.
Absolutely it should.

gophergirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:17 AM

.
Put this girl and Wendy Davis in the same ‘parody ad’ for abortion.

They’re giving us the best material we’ve had in a while.

We’re on a roll !

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Draft Wendy to take a drubbing.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Saw your post recently about Governor Scott of FL.

and your disgust at what happened to his Lt. Governor.

Could not agree more. What happened to her is appalling.

I’m beyond fed up with these people who crap all over
the FEW in the political realm who have decency, and integrity.

ToddPA on July 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM

whoops, sorry madmonk, didn’t note you mentioned “first thing” on the special session in your second post…my bad

DanMan on July 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Any comment on this btw?
Live tweeting from abortion clinic: Bout to get this abortion done doe pic.twitter.com/dS3DazFi

Disgusting. Loser, live tweets her abortion on twitter with pictures.
(NSFW) link.
https://twitter.com/DeFemmeFatale/status/291267664221982720

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Why would I have any comment on this?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Really? Attacking a woman who, despite being a single mother, managed to graduate from Harvard?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

.
She earned it ….. “the shoe FITS”.

Also, being a Harvard grad isn’t the ‘status symbol’ it used to be.

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I hope Perry runs for POTUS again in 2016 with better preparation. Some heartless types might not like his position on in state tuition, but he is an actual conservative unlike 98% of Republicans today.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2013 at 11:27 AM

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:26 AM

A woman is recording her ‘right to chose’ in photo/tweets. Since you seem to get off on women murdering their pre-born babies, those tweets should make you gleeful.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 2, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Some more comments from our resident future “rocket scientist,” live tweeting from her abortion clinic.

Sassy ‏@DeFemmeFatale 15 Jan
@NOPeteHere EVRY1 BE AFTER U NOE CUZ I RETEETED YOU. NOW WHO DA CUNT? HAHAHAHAHA

Sassy ‏@DeFemmeFatale 16 Jan
@Jpkarisan1990 how do i put on a condom doe? im a woman an i hav a vagina. dum fukhed. sum ppl srsly!

Sassy ‏@DeFemmeFatale 16 Jan
@Jpkarisan1990 U PUTIN CONDOM ON A MAN IN SCHOOL? NOW WHO DA SLUT ? HAHAHAHAHAAHA

Sassy ‏@DeFemmeFatale 16 Jan
@zacharyking @Jpkarisan1990 TOO RITE AND U AINT NEVA GO IN NEAR MA BOOTY.
Details

Sassy ‏@DeFemmeFatale 19 Jan
@TheeMattMarquis I DON EVEN UNDER STAND HALF DA WORDS SO STOP TRI ING 2 B SO SMART FUK HED

Sassy ‏@DeFemmeFatale 19 Jan
@AtheistSociety @TheeMattMarquis WHO FUK R U? Y PPL GOTTA B GETIN IN MA SHIT RITE NOE. PPL SO RASEST

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Why would I have any comment on this?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:26 AM

.
You wouldn’t; it works against your ideology.

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Rick, harsh? No.

I would have taken the “why does Ms Davis need 20 weeks to think about killing a baby?” route…

hillsoftx on July 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM

You wouldn’t; it works against your ideology.

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I take it the racist wants a genocide against black babies?

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM

it is hard to argue on one hand that pro-lifers are endangering women’s health while simultaneously objecting to stricter health regulations.

Not stricter regulations, but regulations every other surgical center has to meet. It’s standard health regulations.

rbj on July 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I hope Perry runs for POTUS again in 2016 with better preparation. Some heartless types might not like his position on in state tuition, but he is an actual conservative unlike 98% of Republicans today.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Because this country has reduced itself to believing “words” rather than “record”…we currently have Pres. Webster in charge..

hillsoftx on July 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

All Gov. Perry needs to do is run on “See how these Crazy Liberals are tryin’ to ruin our state…Look what they’ve done to the rest of the country?”

And campaign old style like he did last time…Town halls & BBQ’s etc. in every county like he did last time.

He’s got 3 things in his favor.

1. The Texas Economy & Texas growing our surplus under Perry.
2. Obama attacking Texas & Perry’s 10th amendment stance.
3. Recent demands by liberals on social issues,constitutional issues and spending, which is both local and national.

The only thing he’s got going against him is that he’s been a sitting Governor for so long…But that could also work in his favor if Texans are worried that Californication of Texas is a definite possibility.

Rick Perry is very good at that rodeo.

If Wendy Davis becomes the liberal gubernatorial opponent that runs against Rick Perry…It’ll be over quick…She barely won her Cowtown seat last time.

workingclass artist on July 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

And campaign old style like he did last time…Town halls & BBQ’s etc. in every county like he did last time.

workingclass artist on July 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Same method deployed by Ted Cruz. Speaking of, tag him as the running mate.

hillsoftx on July 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Really? Attacking a woman who, despite being a single mother, managed to graduate from Harvard?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

And that makes her above reproach, or something?

changer1701 on July 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Saw your post recently about Governor Scott of FL.

and your disgust at what happened to his Lt. Governor.

Could not agree more. What happened to her is appalling.

I’m beyond fed up with these people who crap all over
the FEW in the political realm who have decency, and integrity.

ToddPA on July 2, 2013 at 11:25 AM

I was really upset about that. He really threw her under the bus. Just like he caved on Obamacare and also appointed that zealot prosecutor to the Zimmerman case.

Jennifer Carroll was a real inspiration to a lot of people especially like me, who have family from Trinidad & Tobago.

Though I supported Scott in 2010, I won’t again in 2014. I would rather a democrat then Scott.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

DanMan on July 2, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Yeah, I’m ignorant for pointing out that Dewhurst himself personally got involved with a Houston-based abortion clinic operating in the same fashion as Gosnell BEFORE the first special session. And as you pointed out in one of your previous comments about my lack of knowledge of the Texas legislative system, although I’m Texas born and bred and have been following Texas politics for years, Dewhurst controls the calendar. So if Dewhurst was personally involved, controls the calendar but didn’t add the issue immediately, well, afterthought. But keep up with your personal attacks. It’s fun to watch people like you resort to leftist tactics. I’ll continue questioning people like Patrick, Patterson and Munisteri about issues which matter to conservative Texans. Get back to watching Maury.

madmonkphotog on July 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

What do you want us to do? Congratulate her for allowing her baby to live?

kingsjester on July 2, 2013 at 11:22 AM

He wants us to agree with all lefties all of the time. Because, after all, any time you disagree with a lefty you are making a vicious personal attack.

Fenris on July 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM

You wouldn’t; it works against your ideology.

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

This.

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM

The mistake Davis and the other liberals make is that this Bill is sponsored by Two women and one of those is an ER Physician.

The “War on Women” attack & the Paid Astroturf protesters bussed into Austin just don’t fly down here.

workingclass artist on July 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Really? Attacking a woman who, despite being a single mother, managed to graduate from Harvard?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Yes, YES we will be critical of someone who graduates from
HAAAAAAAVAHHD.

I’m sick of listening to azzwipes such as yourself who think
we Rubes should bow down and kiss the Azz of anyone who
has an Ivy League degree and is LIBERAL.

I never went to college, my Parents put 3 older Sisters of
mine thru college…I went to Work…after graduating HS with
3 years of a Drafting Program in Vo-Tech. I’ve worked for over
twenty years with Engineers, and professionals some of
whom have Ivy League degrees. Some are smart as hell.
while others are Book smart, but couldn’t figure out how
to start a car if you did not take them thru EVERY STEP
These people are absolutely useless in SOLVING PROBLEMS.

These are the people YOU SUPPORT.

ToddPA on July 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

You wouldn’t; it works against your ideology.

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

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I take it the racist wants a genocide against black babies?

cozmo on July 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM

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Yeah, and I thought Margaret Sanger’s been dead for about fifty years, now.

Meanwhile, us “racists” want to save black babies.

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM

If Rick Perry needs a law that is going to get thrown out by a court as soon as it is passed, he doesn’t have munch to stand on anyway.

Moesart on July 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Given recent SC decisions…I doubt it would get thrown out of court.

Texas is in a pretty strong position on this law.

workingclass artist on July 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Really? Attacking a woman who, despite being a single mother, managed to graduate from Harvard?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

One of the reasons she “managed to graduate from Harvard” is because she wasn’t aborted.

Remember, genius, 50 % of all abortions result in the demise of future women — even ones who would otherwise go on to be Hahhhvard-graduated single mothers.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

Dion on July 2, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Really? Attacking a woman who, despite being a single mother, managed to graduate from Harvard?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Honest to God hilarious. You’re a self parody.

rrpjr on July 2, 2013 at 11:45 AM

And campaign old style like he did last time…Town halls & BBQ’s etc. in every county like he did last time.

workingclass artist on July 2, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Same method deployed by Ted Cruz. Speaking of, tag him as the running mate.

hillsoftx on July 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Perry’s been campaigning like that since he ran for State Agr. Commissioner and he piloted that old beat up plane.

He digs it…and it’s his strength…always has been. People connect with him when they see him and meet him in person.

The last GOP primary emphasized TeeVee because that was seen as Romney’s strength but that put a serious damper on any other opponents ability to raise money or campaign directly to voters.

Newt Gingrich capitalized on his own TeeVee persona during that race as well…Kept him going for a long time.

workingclass artist on July 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Raquel Pinkbullet on July 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Why isn’t shutting down the gravy train and watching them self-deport ever an option with these people? We saw them do just that in 2007-2008 when the economy tanked, so we know it works.

stvnscott on July 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Really? Attacking a woman who, despite being a single mother, managed to graduate from Harvard?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

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One of the reasons she “managed to graduate from Harvard” is because she wasn’t aborted.

Remember, genius, 50 % of all abortions result in the demise of future women — even ones who would otherwise go on to be Hahhhvard-graduated single mothers.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

Dion on July 2, 2013 at 11:43 AM

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Oh, YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ! ! ! ! !
.
Hey libfree’, would you mind responding?

Inquiring minds want their questions answered.

listens2glenn on July 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Same method deployed by Ted Cruz. Speaking of, tag him as the running mate.

hillsoftx on July 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

first, he cant, president and veep cant be from same state. second, no one “tags” anyone as a running mate until they have secured the nomination. too many reasons not to taht outweight any potential benefits.

chasdal on July 2, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Really? Attacking a woman who, despite being a single mother, managed to graduate from Harvard?

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Perry didn’t attack Davis in that speech.

It was actually a very clever speech.

Perry’s response since then has been classic rope a dope

He stated when asked about liberal accusations to his speech “I was complimenting Ms. Davis on her accomplishments”

Classic Rick Perry…He splodes liberal heads without breaking a sweat.

workingclass artist on July 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM

libfreeordie on July 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM

What “attack?” He COMPLIMENTED her. You get more pathetic each and every day

PJ Emeritus on July 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM

PPL is on the losin’ side of this one.

How come PPL has enough money to pay up to $2300.00 for a week of astroturfing…But not enough money to clean up their clinics & hire decent doctors?

Win Win for conservatives…Even Bluedogs would pay attention to that.

And make no mistake…Bluedogs are gettin sick of the progressives.

workingclass artist on July 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

I think Perry was rejuvenated long before a bubble head got low information media in a contest to see who would be allowed to touch her pee bag first.

MNHawk on July 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Same method deployed by Ted Cruz. Speaking of, tag him as the running mate.

hillsoftx on July 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM

first, he cant, president and veep cant be from same state. second, no one “tags” anyone as a running mate until they have secured the nomination. too many reasons not to taht outweight any potential benefits.

chasdal on July 2, 2013 at 11:53 AM

If Perry ran and if he won the nomination…He’d be more likely to chose someone like Susana Martinez.

Double win as Hispanic and a Woman.

And Martinez would be tough as nails on the campaign trail…She’d be great with blue collars too.

Yep.

workingclass artist on July 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM

In Canada, it was a dirty little near-secret for upwards of 20 years that members of certain ethnic groups, e.g. Indian Punjabis, travel to U.S. “border clinics) to get the ultrasounds they weren’t allowed to have in Canada, and then return home to get the free abortions they were entitled to (Canada has no laws forbidding abortion).

Liberal Canadians don’t like to talk about it because some of their cherished icons, multiculturalism, feminism, and unfettered abortion, come into some degree of conflict.

As has been already said above and elsewhere, “women’s rights” apparently don’t extend to the rights of unborn women. You can read below from the stalwarts of Canada’s liberal media, the CBC and the Toronto Globe and Mail

Fetal gender testing offered at private clinics

Selective abortions prompt call for ultrasound rules – Canadian Medical Journal says new rules could curb female feticide in certain groups

Is it okay to abort girls?

Drained Brain on July 2, 2013 at 12:04 PM

madmonkphotog on July 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM

sorry again bub, did not catch your correction in your second post about having it moved up in the special session. That I agree with. We’re on the same side.

Note again though. During a special session only Perry gets to make the call on what is considered and the 2/3 rule is not used. Perhaps Perry reacted to the Karpen story once it became more public since he added it late in the session. The only mention I have seen about it was in a reader blog in the Chronicle by David Jennings.

Patrick can be a rube at times but he has railed against that 2/3 deal since his first day as a senator.

Completely agree with you on Munisteri too.

DanMan on July 2, 2013 at 12:07 PM

One of the reasons she “managed to graduate from Harvard” is because she wasn’t aborted.

Remember, genius, 50 % of all abortions result in the demise of future women — even ones who would otherwise go on to be Hahhhvard-graduated single mothers.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

Dion on July 2, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Actually there are slightly more male than female babies naturally, sex selective abortions (especially in India and China) make it an even larger ratio. Most aborted babies are girls even though they start off in the minority. (okay, so it’s wikipedia, but I’m lazy)

Fenris on July 2, 2013 at 12:08 PM

workingclass artist on July 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM

if he goes for a woman i’m betting someone more in the kelly ayotte mold. someone more liberal than him to appeal to rockefeller repubs still around and someone from back east

chasdal on July 2, 2013 at 12:08 PM

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