What is the difference between a “politician” and a “public servant?” A “politician” actively pursues power; he lies, schemes, steals, gerrymanders, manipulates votes and power brokers his way into office. A “public servant” is CALLED to the position…she is ASKED to serve. On Thursday, Texas Fillibusteress Wendy Davis answered that call when she formally announced her bid to replace Rick Perry as governor of Texas.
Texas Teapublicans are already running scared, exhibiting that fear the only way they know how…by obsessively focusing their hate on a single, divisive social issue, and ignoring everything else. And fear they should.
Mere days after announcing her candidacy, having raised a mere $1 million to Republican (male) Kim Brimer’s $25 Million, she’s already got 35 points to Brimer’s 39 points…in a poll with a 4.9 point margin of error. Yep…Brimer’s extra $24 Million and months on the campaign trail have barely been worth more than one email from Wendy Davis. If THAT. Davis is a juggernaut with the whole weight of the nation behind her, and much of Big Texas is tired of apologizing for being America’s Big Embarrassment.
However, not all of Texas is ready to relinquish the White Power they’ve held in this Red State for decades. This Davis ad, posted on Twitter, officially yanked the the rope on the Texas TEApublican Shitapult:
Before reading any further, it’s worth mentioning what you WON’T see in this first line of Republican attacks. Mention of economic policy? Nope. Marriage equality? Negative. Rebuilding America’s infrastructure? Not a chance. Feeding the poor? LOL…get real. Creating jobs, immigration policy, tax reform, disaster relief, safety regulation, public health, deficit reduction, education, worker’s rights and working conditions, the fiscal and physical health of the middle class? Right…not in THIS election. Did Republicans make ANY case whatsoever for anything relating to America’s future, or anything that actually AFFECTS our way of life? You can probably guess.
No…conservatives don’t have much to add to the conversation when it comes to those things. They tend to work best when the topic of conversation is a bit more…shall we say…FOCUSED.
The first ball of muck from the shitapult came from scion of immigrant Reaganites and former Catholic schoolgirl, Michelle Malkin. Malkin went right for the high road, making repeated references to pill slinger and legitimate psychopath “Doctor” Kermit Gosnell, who specialized in pulling fully developed fetuses out of wombs, killing them with scissors to the neck, and collecting the infants’ feet in jars as souvenirs. You were saying, Sweetheart?
Katie Pavlich, editor for Townhall.com, and named blogger of the Year at CPAC, re-tweeted Davis’ campaign picture along with the words “This is sick.” She also posted this:
Redstate.com’s Erick Erickson chimed in, too, doubling down not just with abortion condemnations but hammering the vagina anvil with sexism as well. (And yeah…this is coming from the person who just made a ‘Catholic Schoolgirl’ and ‘sweetheart’ reference). It’s possible that Erickson picked up his way with the ladies while living in Dubai, where his father was working for Conoco Oil. That is also, reportedly, where Erickson’s neck lost it’s fight with his ever-bloating chin.
The National Review Online (which has backed every Republican president since 1956, except for the race against Clinton in 1992 and 1996) originally published this:
…then thought better, and changed the headline to this…
Laura Ingraham had this to say. Ingraham is known primarily for the most radically homophobic hate speech spewed from a woman’s mouth since Ann Coulter slid in a pillar of slime from Vladimir Putin’s KGB mangina.