Wendy Davis: Hey, I also support open carry of guns

posted at 8:21 pm on February 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

We need something light-hearted and fun for a palate cleanser, so here you go. Imagine the coastal liberals who’ve donated to her quixotic campaign for governor opening up their browsers this morning and finding this.

Interesting test here for lefties: How much goodwill has Davis’s celebrated filibuster bought her with the base? Lurching rightward on guns to keep up with Greg Abbott would normally be a mortal sin, but (a) Democrats have no choice but to cut her lots of slack to compete in a state as red as Texas and (b) being an outspoken abortion warrior is so talismanic a liberal credential that they can forgive her virtually anything, I think. Even … this?

Davis has said she supports expanding gun rights in Texas. In a statement to The Associated Press, she said that includes open-carry — a position that puts her at odds with her own party but could keep her from alienating gun rights advocates in a deeply conservative state where the Second Amendment is sacrosanct…

“There is little or no public safety justification for open carry,” said Emmanuel Garcia, spokesman for the Texas Democratic Party.

Kellye Burke, who leads the Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, also opposes Davis’ position. She said the open carry of firearms, whether rifles or pistols, “is meant to be a sign of intimidation. It’s not about protection.”…

Still, gun rights advocates were skeptical. Texas State Rifle Association spokeswoman Alice Tripp noted Davis’ previous calls for more restrictions on gun show sales and past votes against allowing concealed license holders to carry their guns in classrooms and buildings on college campuses.

In other words, she’s in the same position as Obama was in 2008 when he swore up and down that he was opposed to gay marriage. No one from the opposing party believed him because, as an ivory-tower liberal on so many other matters, it was ludicrous to think O was some sort of outlier on this one particular hot-button. His own party didn’t believe him either for the same reason, but they were willing to look the other way in the name of helping him win the election. A pander to independents skittish about same-sex marriage was what was needed, and so the pander was tolerated. And sure enough, once he was safely elected and the political winds had shifted enough to make it safe to reveal his true position, Obama “evolved.” Same here with Davis. Literally no one on either side takes her support for open carry seriously (she does own a gun but has an F rating from the NRA and has said she’d sign a bill to close the “gun-show loophole”), but lefties will probably go along with it in the name of keeping the race competitive. I say “probably” because there are X factors that distinguish her campaign from Obama’s: The stakes are lower, her chances of winning are way, way less than his were, and she’s already done little things, like purge her website of references to the glory of “choice,” that might have already irritated them. I think the upshot is that lefties will hang around so long as she’s semi-competitive with Abbott, but at the first sign that he’s pulling away, they’ll jump ship. If she was fighting the progressive fight all the way, no matter how doomed that would make her in Texas, they might have stuck with her to the end. Not when she’s pretending to be Yosemite Sam or whatever, though.

You know what the real surprise is here? She’s actually trying to win. All along I thought she was running to capitalize on the media attention she got for her abortion filibuster. Run hard, be a loud-and-proud liberal, and then when you lose go to work for some abortion rights’ group and assume your place as a new MSNBC contributor. Instead she’s running as a “pro-life” gun nut. I’m tempted to say this’ll make for an awkward debut on MSNBC, but we both know they’ll be careful not to ask her about it.


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The new Wendy Davis campaign logo reminds people of something:

http://twitchy.com/2014/02/06/her-heart-will-go-on-wendy-davis-campaign-logo-looks-hilariously-familiar/

bluegill on February 6, 2014 at 8:23 PM

She is off the chicken ranch again. Corral her up boys.

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Abortion Barbie with a side holster! Hahahahahaha…

Jaibones on February 6, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Wendy Davis: Hey, I also support open carry of guns…

…and their implemention, but only into an occupied womb. Saves medical fees, don’t you know.

Thomas More on February 6, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I’m lovin’ this.

cozmo on February 6, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Well, they do make effective abortion tools, so……………..

Bitter Clinger on February 6, 2014 at 8:27 PM

OT: SHELDON KISSED AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ladyingray on February 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

I’m tempted to say this’ll make for an awkward debut on MSNBC, but we both know they’ll be careful not to ask her about it.

At this point she’s on track to be a Fox News Democrat…

eski502 on February 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

…new trolls…AND a gun thread…popcorn time!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Her liberal base in Texas knows that she’s really for open carry, “wink wink”, “nudge nudge”. She’ll still get their vote no matter what she says.

She’s just trying to peel off some of the middle voters who will fall for the open carry line.

PEP on February 6, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Abortion trumps all. Always remember and never forget.

KCB on February 6, 2014 at 8:29 PM

OT: SHELDON KISSED AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ladyingray on February 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Gotta check my DVR!

KCB on February 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

What will she think up next? This is the lefts Christine McDonald.

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Well, seeing as how she’s a documented liar….

kbTexan on February 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Dude, she totally supports open carry…………………….by planned parenthood nurses so they can shoot babies!

Zaggs on February 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

so talismanic a liberal credential

Nice turn of a phrase, AP.

notropis on February 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

I will never vote for her!

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

What will she think up next? This is the lefts Christine McDonald.

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

OK, catnipjoe, first thing is to spell the witch’s name right – D-A-V-I-S

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

I will never vote for her!

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

If you did, terryannon, we’d suspect you were on ‘ludes.

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

ladyingray on February 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

And it wasn’t just any kiss.

cozmo on February 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

But does she have a Rick Perry model Ruger?

wolly4321 on February 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

She is a joke. She doesn’t stand a chance against Abbott.

JAGonzo on February 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I will never vote for her!

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

…heh?

JugEarsButtHurt on February 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Wendy Davis: Hey, I also support open carry of guns

Yeah, well that doesn’t exactly make up for your hatred of children, your fake bio, or just being a bad mother.

Your sudden love of guns is just like VA’s AG Herring. Supported the Commonwealth’s position on gay marriage up until two weeks after taking office. Suddenly, and on a mandate of 900 votes he arbitrarily decided that the state would no longer support traditional marriage for whatever the hell you call state-sanctioned support of sodomy as a legitimate lifestyle choice.

It is bait-and-switch politics where Dems will say or do anything to get elected knowing full well they will not hold to those positions once elected after some sort of epiphany (Herring claimed his came from talking to his kids). Democrats can rest assured that Davis will be a gun grabber.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Wendy Davis is still a prostitute who abandoned her daughters.

ConstantineXI on February 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

OK, catnipjoe, first thing is to spell the witch’s name right – D-A-V-I-S

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

catnipjoe? Your reaching Lanceman.

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I suspect that any way.

JAGonzo on February 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

But she’s our joke and I intend to enjoy each and every laugh she provides.

cozmo on February 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Does the slut support her?

OmahaConservative on February 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

ConstantineXI on February 6, 2014

…like you…already!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

I can see Gosnell’s clinic from my house!

-Abortion Barbie aka Baby Killbilly

Murphy9 on February 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

catnipjoe? Your reaching Lanceman.

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

I ain’t got my glasses on and that’s what it looks like.

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:36 PM

I hear ya, I need them damn old man glasses too these days. Gettin old bites.

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

If you did, terryannon, we’d suspect you were on ‘ludes.

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Yeah I would have to be really high to vote for her….but I suspect if I was I high the last thing I would do is go vote. LOL.

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

That experiment will come to fruition in Colorado this November.

cozmo on February 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

.but I suspect if I was I high the last thing I would do is go vote. LOL.

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

BWAHAHAHA!!! Heh. Allow me to introduce you to the inner cities!

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Where is HillAREwe to tell us that guns belong in the hands of criminals and the police…?

Electrongod on February 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Given The Whine’s National Prayer Breakfast speech this morning, she’s only the second worst liar today.

rbj on February 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Following that logic (no reason not too) voter turnout in Colorado will be low this year!

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

What a terrible person she is. She’d probably use the gun on a “fetus” if she had a chance.

libfreesMom on February 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

She is entertaining I’ll give her that.

gophergirl on February 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

She is a blatant political opportunist who will say anything to get some movement in her direction. What’s the over/under for when she supports a ban on all abortion?

besser tot als rot on February 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Wendy Davis is still a prostitute who abandoned her daughters.

ConstantineXI on February 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM

To be fair, she’s a gold digger who abandoned her daughters. Sure she did it for the money but she was married. I think the bigger fault with Davis is that she’s a bad mother who abandoned her own children to advocate the killing of unborn life.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

HillAREwe….

Lets argue….

You want so badly to sign up to HA to make your argument..

Electrongod on February 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

What a terrible person she is. She’d probably use the gun on a “fetus” if she had a chance.

libfreesMom on February 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I had to read this^ three times…

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Given The Whine’s National Prayer Breakfast speech this morning, she’s only the second worst liar today.

rbj on February 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Yeah but they both support Planned Parenthood which, according to Obama, is doing God’s work.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Following that logic (no reason not too) voter turnout in Colorado will be low this year!

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Republicans take Colorado in 2016?

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:41 PM

I guess they figure because Obama can get away with lying on the national stage they can also.

What an example they demonstrate for the youth. Want to get ahead…just lie.

plutorocks on February 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Republicans take Colorado in 2016?

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Legal dope may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Keep an eye on Washington and Oregon as well.

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I had to read this^ three times…

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

If the shaft fits…..

:)

Wendy is a shifty as Obama

Electrongod on February 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM

HillAREwe….

Lets argue….

You want so badly to sign up to HA to make your argument..

Electrongod on February 6, 2014 at 8:40 PM

A new troll I take it?

gophergirl on February 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

There is a good chance turnout will strongly favor the conservatives. Colorado GOP should sponsor a smoke in the park day just to help things along.

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM

At least Wendy Davis has a lucrative career ahead of her as a Bradley Cooper impersonator.

Good Solid B-Plus on February 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM

At this rate she will be for school prayer and putting up the 10 Commandments in every classroom by next week.

ajacksonian on February 6, 2014 at 8:46 PM

A new troll I take it? gophergirl on February 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM

A “special” one.

wolly4321 on February 6, 2014 at 8:47 PM

A new troll I take it?

gophergirl on February 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Yep….

And one that is out dated…

And blind to current events…

Electrongod on February 6, 2014 at 8:47 PM

A new troll I take it?

gophergirl on February 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Check out the Paul Ryan thread..:)

Dire Straits on February 6, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Maybe she is “evolving” into a GOPe?

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:48 PM

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM

There is a good chance turnout will strongly favor the conservatives. Colorado GOP should sponsor a smoke in the park day just to help things along.

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM

You have already had a better idea than most GOP strategists.

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Legal dope may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Keep an eye on Washington and Oregon as well.

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM

LOL! I will.

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Yep….

And one that is out dated…

And blind to current events…

Electrongod on February 6, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Oh goodie one of those.

gophergirl on February 6, 2014 at 8:49 PM

A new troll I take it?

gophergirl on February 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM

HillAREwe is getalife, returning to us…

OmahaConservative on February 6, 2014 at 8:50 PM

HillAREwe is getalife, returning to us…

OmahaConservative on February 6, 2014 at 8:50 PM

OH NO!

Just as long as a certain doctor doesn’t return I’ll be okay.

gophergirl on February 6, 2014 at 8:50 PM

I’ve seen Sarah Palin shoot a gun.
I’ve seen Suzanna Martinez shoot a gun.
I’ve seen Katie Pavlich(ooh la la) shoot a gun.

I’ve never seen Barbie shoot a gun.

wolly4321 on February 6, 2014 at 8:50 PM

HillAREwe is getalife, returning to us…

OmahaConservative on February 6, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Really???

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:51 PM

If she was fighting the progressive fight all the way, no matter how doomed that would make her in Texas, they might have stuck with her to the end. Not when she’s pretending to be Yosemite Sam or whatever, though.

No more like ping, ping, ping ricochet rabbit.

RickB on February 6, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Really???

Lanceman on February 6, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Yep. Her rapid fire loony nonsense has outed her on her first day. I’m sorta’ glad she is back…

OmahaConservative on February 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

If I’m not mistaken, Davis was upgraded to a D grade, while Abbott is an A+. She has zero chance, but the good thing about her new stance is that it may help make open carry a reality. No Repub in the TX senate will dare run to the left of Wendy on anything.

juliesa on February 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

HillAREwe acted very getalife’ish here

OmahaConservative on February 6, 2014 at 8:54 PM

New era of DINO’s, perhaps?

Kanga on February 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM

You have already had a better idea than most GOP strategists.

terryannonline on February 6, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Thats because I’m not GOP or R. I’m a constitutional patriot. Thanks for the compliment!

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM

HillAREwe is getalife, returning to us…

OmahaConservative on February 6, 2014 at 8:50 PM

I guess it is fitting. The Walking Dead season continues on Sunday.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Go screw yourself Davis.

Dont kill any babies on the way OUT of Texas, either.

TX-96 on February 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

As a Texan who twice voted for Reagan, and three times for Ted Cruz, I’m easily swayed to vote for abortion Barbie because she is for open carry. Seriously though, I think this stand typifies the contempt liberals have for the intelligence of conservative voters.

Bleed_thelizard on February 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

juliesa on February 6, 2014 at 8:52 PM

She got that by working on the CCW legislation.

Which she forgot about helping to author.

And vote on.

And pass.

So that is why she proposed it all over again a couple of weeks ago.

ajacksonian on February 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

cozmo on February 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Jim Parson leans the other way-so it’s not convincing.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

LOLZ!

OmahaConservative on February 6, 2014 at 8:58 PM

She is clearly not the sharpest tool in the drawer. Why would she alienate the 15% that will vote for her just to play to the 85% that will never vote for her? Even the democrats here in Texas think she is an idiot.

Ellis on February 6, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Wendy Davis: Hey, I also support open carry of guns

Somebody tell her that this is not the way to abort an 8 month old fetus.

kim roy on February 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM

How are you feeling Barb?

KCB on February 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM

She is clearly not the sharpest tool in the drawer. Why would she alienate the 15% that will vote for her just to play to the 85% that will never vote for her? Even the democrats here in Texas think she is an idiot.

Ellis on February 6, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Sounds like your talking about the RNC!

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Seriously though, I think this stand typifies the contempt liberals have for the intelligence of conservative voters.

Bleed_thelizard on February 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

The problem is that, very often, conservative voters really ARE that gullible. How do you think people like Manchin, Landrieu, and Pryor keep getting elected?

2YEP598 on February 6, 2014 at 9:06 PM

She is clearly not the sharpest tool in the drawer.

Ellis on February 6, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Tools and drawers object to the comparison!

But what is it with Texas? My big boss is in Fort Worth and they seem to be freaking out over a prediction of an inch of snow. I hate traveling down there because you get on the road in your crappy rental car and see nothing but hubcaps from all the very large pick-up trucks. Is an inch of snow really that big a deal???

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2014 at 9:07 PM

If Texas elects her, I will have no faith left in voters.

TXMomof3 on February 6, 2014 at 9:08 PM

If Texas elects her, we will have no where to stage the next Alamo

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM

What a lying sack.

Key West Reader on February 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Jim Parson leans the other way-so it’s not convincing.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Oh great, just ruin it for me.

At least I will still have trains.

cozmo on February 6, 2014 at 9:13 PM

TXMomof3 on February 6, 2014 at 9:08 PM

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Y’all of little faith.

cozmo on February 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

OT- Did I miss the fun of the obligatory “Clay Aiken announces a run for Congress” thread? From what coverage I saw of the doughy whiny Aiken, it is pure blogging gold. Apparently he rambles on and on with no real clear message.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

If Texas elects her, we will have no where to stage the next Alamo

captnjoe on February 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM

The United States Capitol comes to mind.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Abortion Barbie with a side holster! Hahahahahaha…

Jaibones on February 6, 2014 at 8:25 PM

A vacuum cleaner and a pair of scissors would be more appropriate.

slickwillie2001 on February 6, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Yeah sure she is.

MCGIRV on February 6, 2014 at 9:16 PM

The problem is that, very often, conservative voters really ARE that gullible. How do you think people like Manchin, Landrieu, and Pryor keep getting elected?

2YEP598 on February 6, 2014 at 9:06 PM

By stuffing the ballot box.

Thomas More on February 6, 2014 at 9:21 PM

The new Wendy Davis campaign logo reminds people of something:

bluegill on February 6, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Oh! I don’t know. That logo could also resemble a fetus emerging from the womb…… um, nevermind, we’ll go with your interpretation.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Amazing how much hate the posters on this site are directing at Wendy Davis.

Don’t you people see that she is being merciful? Instead of babies who survive abortion being put on shelves in a closet to die a horrible death, with her endorsement of open carry nurses can then blow the kid away with one well-placed shot.

As Wendy is not quite as dumb as Perry, her chance of becoming Gobernorr of Texas is quite slim, but at least she hasn’t named her cowboy boots yet or said folks who don’t want illegal aliens going to college with gubmint money in Texas are heartless a la Perry. On the other hand, she has named her .44 long-barrel magnum – “Unwanted Baby Eliminator.”

Such a despicable human being.

FortyTwo on February 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

She is packin a Walther D&C

oceansidecon on February 6, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Abortion Barbie supports open carry … at least she does until election season is over with.

r27cj on February 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM

“There is little or no public safety justification for open carry,” said Emmanuel Garcia, spokesman for the Texas Democratic Party.

Kellye Burke, who leads the Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America…said the open carry of firearms, whether rifles or pistols, “is meant to be a sign of intimidation. It’s not about protection.”

Still don’t get it, do they? It’s not about “public safety” or “protection.” It’s about “shall not be infringed.”

Sockpuppet Politic on February 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Fortunately it’s Texas, not California. So, the chances that the people at large will buy this line of bull are slim to nil.

Paperclips on February 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Thomas More on February 6, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Landrieu in 1996, yes. But in almost every other instance, no. Manchin got 60% of the vote in 2012.

2YEP598 on February 6, 2014 at 9:34 PM

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