Nuance: Wendy Davis says her top priority as governor will be, er, the children

posted at 8:51 am on December 5, 2013 by Guy Benson

“Investing” in them, that is.  As MKH quipped last month, Davis is all about furnishing The Children with cradle to grave government benefits, provided they’re fortunate enough make it to the cradle before the grave:

Davis’ tweet may seem to betray a ghoulish lack of self awareness in light of her late-term abortion zealotry.  To be fair, though, she doesn’t believe sixth-month, pain-capable unborn children qualify as people.  But once they’re out of the womb (one assumes that’s her cut-off, though one never knows with extremists), it’s time for the State to spend, spend, spend on ‘em.  This attitude underscores two points about Texas Democrats’ leading nominee for governor:  First, she’s wildly out of step with her state and the broader American public on abortion.  Hell, she’s wildly out of step with the French public on abortion. Second, beyond her late-term abortion claim to fame, she’s just another run-of-the-mill tax and spend liberal.  To wit, Davis has taken to complaining about Texas’ relatively low per-pupil state education expenditures, as if that statistic is somehow dispositive:

A state senator opposed to a proposal intended to enable some children to attend private schools with government aid asserted that Texas already has a hard time keeping pace with other states. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, told Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, during an April 9, 2013, committee meeting that “we in the state of Texas are 49th in the country in what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state.” She added that she prefers to prioritize putting dollars into the public schools.

So she’s grousing about comparatively low per-student spending levels within the context of opposing school choice legislation, natch.   It would seem Wendy Davis’ enthusiasm for “choice” doesn’t extend far beyond fetal dismemberment.  Why help empower poor kids to escape failing government schools when one could simply dump more taxpayer money into said failing government schools? Her implied logic here is that less spending must equal worse results, a common statist fallacy.  If Davis bothered to divert her attention from championing infanticide to study up on her state’s educational performance versus, say, California’s, she might discover a few confounding facts:

And then there is the puzzle of Texas. Per pupil spending in the Lone Star State is in the neighborhood of California’s, clocking in at 44th nationwide by the measure of Education Week. And yet, students in California are vastly outperformed by their peers in Texas — the nation’s second-largest state, whose demographics closely mirror those of California. (In both states, for instance, Latino students have recently become a majority population in the schools.) Eighth-graders in Texas rank 10th nationally in mathematics; their counterparts in California are at the bottom of the heap, just above Mississippi and Alabama, at 49th.

Why, it’s almost as if punitive taxation and endless spending do not automatically translate into better policy outcomes.  Weird, right?   In any case, Davis is likely to lose her gubernatorial bid next year, after which she may have some free time on her hands.  Coming soon(ish) to a vacated time-slot near you?

 


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Good one.
All kidding aside. She’s a good looking woman. I bet she is really hot looking in a pair of pink sneakers.
Dr. Frank Enstine on December 5, 2013 at 2:15 PM

You shoulda seen her before the plastic surgery. Think Anthony Weiner with t!t$.

Maddie on December 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Hey Baby Genocide Barbie you WILL NOT BE ELECTED! This Texan is actively doing her part to make d–n sure that this beyotch won’t be elected dog catcher in my state. Just seeing her mold filled phiz on my tv screen makes me want to hurl. The sheer chutzpah of this evil woman to dare to run for anything after her advocacy of abortion is beyond my understanding. The only thing I can think is these Dems are immoral and evil in the extreme.

ESAD Wendy!

neyney on December 5, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Her future career in MILF porn awaits, nay it beckons.

Jaibones on December 5, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Nuance: Wendy Davis says her top priority as governor will be, er, the children

that survive!!!

There Goes the Neighborhood on December 5, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Not every pro-abortion person is a tax and spend liberal. Some support free markets and a strong defense.

thuja on December 5, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Hey, I’m cool with murderers!

You know, as long as they believe in free markets and a strong defense….

/sarc

There Goes the Neighborhood on December 5, 2013 at 4:17 PM

BWAAAAAAAAAHAHAHA

YOU mean KILLIN’ THEM right????

Bwaaahaha ! !! !!

TX-96 on December 5, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Nuance: Wendy Davis says her top priority as governor will be, er, the children “post-birth fetuses”

olesparkie on December 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Caption for Wendy’s picture: “Yeah, I still pinch myself, but when you live in the MSM’s Cone of Loving Silence, you can say just about anything you goddam well want to! Watch this… Hey, anybody know any good dead baby jokes?”

drunyan8315 on December 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Davis doesn’t tell you that the No. 44 position on per capita spending is unadjusted dollars. Texas is among the low-cost states so of course its per capita spending is going to show lower.

In the same report is another statistic: Percent of after-tax spending per capita – Texas comes in at No. 16.

Chew on that one, Davis. You choose the worst possible light to describe your State, and present it without explanation. You’re just mouthing someone else’s talking points – and you think that you should be governor??? You can’t even think for yourself!

Why do you hate your State so much?

ss396 on December 6, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I love how this chick claims to be “for the children” when her own children live with their father.
Priorities.
Maddie on December 5, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Someone had to save them from a child-killer !

cableguy615 on December 7, 2013 at 11:12 PM

All kidding aside. She’s a good looking woman. ???????????????????????????????

Dr. Frank Enstine on December 5, 2013 at 2:15 PM

I guess I would agree but I would have to have a few , well, actually several more shots of spiced rum (only had 4 thus far tonight)

cableguy615 on December 7, 2013 at 11:15 PM

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