Five Facts The Media Aren’t Telling You About the Texas Abortion Filibuster

Saint Wendy

St Wendy Davis. Media Darling of the left.

In the wake of Sandy Hook, to justify openly pressuring Congress to restrict our Second Amendment gun rights, the national media frequently pointed to polls showing majority public support for laws that would broaden the scope of background checks. When this law failed to overcome a filibuster in the Senate, the media bellyached for weeks about the filibuster and the GOP “obstructionism” that thwarts the will of the people.

This is not a new kind of media attack against the political right. Ever since Obama assumed the presidency, under the guise of reporting, the media have attacked our “do nothing” congress as dysfunctional and incapable of accomplishing anything. According to the media, a legislative body “doing nothing” is a huge problem. As the media push to see millions of Democrats legalized through immigration reform, look for this media narrative to explode at the GOP Congress.

But in reality, we all know that this is wild hypocrisy and that our media see some obstructionists who thwart the will of the people as a lot more equal than others.

Take for instance, State Senator Wendy Davis, the Texas Democrat who is now a full-fledged national Media Dahling after her 11-hour filibuster managed to block the Texas Senate from passing laws that would have outlawed abortion after 20 weeks a

via Five Facts The Media Aren’t Telling You About the Texas Abortion Filibuster.

Wendy Davis transformed into media ‘saint’

By The InkDemon©

The Guardian, the ultra-left wing communist newspaper in London and the mouth piece for the Labor Party and Edward Snowden, has blasted Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Read it here  Their headline screams that Perry attacked Texas Sen. Wendy Davis’ pregnancy.

Davis and Gosnell

Wendy Davis and Gosnell. Given sainthood by the liberal media.

Davis,  if you are Rip Van Winkle and haven’t heard,  led a 13-hour filibuster and successfully killed pro-life legislation in the past special session of the Texas Legislature.  Don’t worry!  Gov. Perry immediately called another special session to consider just one thing: Senate Bill 5 which some say will close most abortion mills in Texas.  There is little chance that anyone could filibuster the bill when the special session opens on Monday, July 1.

Perry made the statement to a pro-life group in Dallas.  Here it is:

“No life is trivial in God’s eyes. The fact is — who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t live successful lives?” Perry asked at the National Right to Life convention in Dallas.

“In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances,” he continued. “She was the daughter of as single woman; she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.”

Madam Mao

Madam Mao holding the Little Red Book

Everything that that media darling Wendy Davis has said has been canonized and everything anyone says against her is attacked and  drowned out.  It’s just as the Inkdemon  predicted.  The media and the abortion issue has made a star out of “St. Wendy”.   Right now, she is Joan of Arc, the Mother Mary, and Madam Mao all rolled up into one.

But have you really looked at this hag?  She has big warts all over her face.  She could be the before of  any before-and-after plastic surgery commercial! (EYES ROLL)  The Inkdemon is not suggesting she have surgery.  In fact, the Inkdemon wants Davis to remain looking like the hag that she is.

The Inkdemon also has criticism for the tea party in Texas over this issue.  The states roads are falling apart. High-speed commuter rail is needed desperately.  Above all, Texas is running out of water.  The tea party’s agenda has so sapped world-wide attention that none of these vital issues were seriously addressed.  Don’t worry, when the state runs out of water, everyone will wake up.  … or will they?

New fauxtrage: Rick Perry insults Wendy Davis by celebrating her for not getting an abortion or something « Hot Air

So incoherent is this fauxtrage that Jonathan Chait and Dave Weigel felt conscientiously obliged to defend Perry on it. I don’t think there’s any logic to the attacks per se; I think it’s a pure reflex reaction among Davis fans to paint her as a victim of a brutish pro-life conservative male pol, however hard they need to strain to make that happen. In victimhood lies Absolute Moral Authority, so let’s try to scrounge some up.

“No life is trivial in God’s eyes. The fact is — who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t live successful lives?” Perry asked at the National Right to Life convention in Dallas.

“In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances,” he continued. “She was the daughter of as single woman; she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.”

Perfectly straightforward: Wendy Davis herself proves that motherhood is no bar to becoming a successful prominent person. Too bad she hasn’t used her own experience to make that point. The bit about not learning from her own example hasn’t sat well with the left, though, because it’s “without dignity” and “condescending” and — whatever. The point here, to paraphrase Joe Biden’s famous line about Rudy Giuliani, is simply to string together a noun, a verb, and “war on women” and club Perry with it.

They’re offended because it helps Davis and the cause of rallying support for abortion for them to be offended.

via New fauxtrage: Rick Perry insults Wendy Davis by celebrating her for not getting an abortion or something « Hot Air.

What’s Next For Wendy Davis? | ThinkProgress

After Sen. Wendy Davis (D-TX) successfully blocked an omnibus anti-abortion bill on Tuesday by filibustering it for 13 hours — without eating, drinking, straying off topic from the proposed measure, sitting, going to the restroom, or even leaning against a table — she became an overnight sensation. The hashtag #standwithwendy was trending worldwide on Tuesday night, the president tweeted out his support, Davis’ Wikipedia page was temporarily edited to declare her the “LeBron James of filibustering,” and dozens of memes in the Texas lawmaker’s honor spread throughout the Internet.

But the jubilation was somewhat short-lived. Less than 24 hours after Davis ran out the clock on Texas’ special session, ensuring the demise of the SB 5 abortion legislation, Gov. Rick Perry (R) decided to convene a second special session. The new session will begin on July 1, giving lawmakers yet another chance to push through SB 5.

So what’s next for Davis and the thousands of activists on the ground who did everything in their power to defeat SB 5? Is there any chance the stringent abortion restrictions can be blocked again? Here’s what we know so far:

via What’s Next For Wendy Davis? | ThinkProgress.

Straus Blasts Perry: He Crossed A Line Criticizing Wendy Davis | ThinkProgress

By Scott Keyes
on Jun 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

On Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry R was widely criticized after personally attacking State Sen. Wendy Davis D — who had staged a one-woman filibuster to beat back a sweeping anti-abortion bill this week — by saying that “she was a teenage mother herself” who unfortunately “hasn’t learned from her own example.

”Now, as the fallout from Perry’s comments continue, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus — a staunch Republican — is distancing himself from the governor.

“Disagreements over policy are important and they’re healthy, but when he crosses the line into the personal, then he damages himself and he damages the Republican Party,” Straus told Texas Tribune reporter Jay Root.

via Texas Republican Leader Blasts Perry: He Crossed A Line Criticizing Wendy Davis | ThinkProgress.

Deadline: Redistricting, Abortion Bills, More Have Week Left at Lege | KUT News

Seven days remain in the current Texas special legislative session. Lawmakers are not finished debating bills on redistricting, abortion, transportation and criminal justice. The session was meant to focus on redistricting.

Lawmakers are getting close on that. However, bills on abortion and transportation that were filed in the 83rd regular session, and didn’t pass, are still making their way through both houses. Today, the Senate is expected to vote on legislation to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of gestation, restrict abortion-inducing medication and establish minimum standards for facilities that perform the procedure.State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, sponsored 20-week legislation during the regular session.

via Deadline: Redistricting, Abortion Bills, More Have Week Left at Lege | KUT News.

Rough time for House Speaker Straus | Amarillo.com Mobile

Despite a loss of seven seats in the 150-member Texas House of Representatives and failing to win what once looked like a winnable state Senate seat, Republicans remain in firm control of the statehouse.

Whether that’s good news for House Speaker Joe Straus is debatable in light of some developments after Tuesday’s election.

First, more than 100 conservative activists from across the state have endorsed East Texas GOP Rep. Bryan Hughes, the only challenger Straus has so far. By this time two years ago the San Antonio Republican had two, one of whom was Warren Chisum, R-Pampa.

If Straus has the 76 pledges he needs to win a third term as speaker, he hasn’t said it.

One reason may be because 40 of the 43 new House members are truly first-timers. The other three – all Democrats – are former members returning after a two-year absence.

The other reason may be the Democratic minority, which once embraced Straus, remains unhappy with him. As San Antonio’s Democratic Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer – a former ally – said before last year’s session ended, Straus “has turned his back on Texas women and minorities.”

via Rough time for House Speaker Straus | Amarillo.com Mobile.