Texas State Senator Wendy Davis under fire for lying about her past

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) was lionized by the left after her pro-abortion filibuster on the floor of the Texas legislature last July. But now it appears the down-on-her-luck, up-by-the-boot-straps persona that Davis has made the center of her gubernatorial campaign was a farce.

“Can we just spend a minute on the Wendy Davis story? Wendy Davis is the woman who is running for governor of Texas,” Glenn said. “And she’s the woman who the left is putting all the their eggs in the basket for… Now Wendy Davis is really not the sharpest knife in the drawer.”

The Dallas Morning News published a story highlighting some of the factual inaccuracies in Davis’ biography ranging from the age at which she actually became pregnant to the involvement of her children’s father in these cases.

Dallas Morning News reports:

While her state Senate filibuster last year captured national attention, it is her biography — a divorced teenage mother living in a trailer who earned her way to Harvard and political achievement — that her team is using to attract voters and boost fundraising.

The basic elements of the narrative are true, but the full story of Davis’ life is more complicated, as often happens when public figures aim to define themselves. In the shorthand version that has developed, some facts have been blurred.

Davis was 21, not 19, when she was divorced. She lived only a few months in the family mobile home while separated from her husband before moving into an apartment with her daughter.

A single mother working two jobs, she met Jeff Davis, a lawyer 13 years older than her, married him and had a second daughter. He paid for her last two years at Texas Christian University and her time at Harvard Law School, and kept their two daughters while she was in Boston.When they divorced in 2005, he was granted parental custody, and the girls stayed with him. Wendy Davis was directed to pay child support.

In an extensive interview last week, Davis acknowledged some chronological errors and incomplete details in what she and her aides have said about her life.

To add insult to injury, Davis is also under fire for an ill-phrased remark she made about her opponent, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. Abbott, who is paraplegic, criticized Davis for fabricating her past. Davis responded by saying the attacks prove Abbott “hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.”

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It is safe to say Davis probably didn’t mean any harm by her remark, and Glenn is willing to blame the gaffe on her utter unpreparedness.

“She’s so unprepared. She’s running against the guy who’s a paraplegic, and she’s so unprepared for that that she says, you know, ‘This paraplegic has not walked a mile in my shoes,’” Glenn said. “Now, what do we do? Well, we make fun of it.”

Glenn may be willing to give Davis the benefit of the doubt, but many on the right are questioning whether the left would be as forgiving of a slipup.

“But as we always do on this show, which nobody else does on the left would ever do this for us or anybody else, we say that was a stupid mistake,” Glenn said. “Was she making a slam against a paraplegic? Of course not. But they would never give us that benefit of the doubt. If it was Greg Abbott and she was in a wheelchair, they would smear him night and day and that would be a career-ending comment.”

Ultimately, the Texas gubernatorial race is extremely important, and it would be wise to focus on the issues instead of petty gaffes.

“[The Democrats] picked her to do run because they’re trying to get all of this money from all over the country. Money is pouring into Texas from the left. They are trying to do a hostile take over of Texas like they did in Colorado,” Glenn concluded. “And if they do it in Texas, we loose the entire country. This is the real play for the border. This is why they’re no border fences. This is why they want to make sure they have immigration reform.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    There are things I did when I was young that I couldn’t remember exactly what age I was when I did them.

    This is nitpicking

  • Anonymous

    “Things”, yes. Life-altering events in one’s life? Barring a physical or mental disorder or injury, she would remember. Nitpicking, maybe. More importantly a revealed character flaw? Not so “nitpick-y”.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I am sorry but calling out lies is not nitpicking.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    In case if everyone want to see these lies for themselves pointed out on her ad.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z0YPnY2FFg

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Wendy Davis is the same person who wished she could of killed her children in her womb so she did not have to take care of them while going to school so these lies don’t even shock me. Even the one where she did not watch her children at all when she went to school so I guess she just wanted to abort her children for the fun of it I guess.

  • Anonymous

    She should get down on her knees and ask for God’s forgiveness for her filibuster stunt for aborting God’s beautiful unborn babies

  • Anonymous

    It’s great to hear you speak but I really like to hear more interaction with Pat and Stu too.

  • Jayne Nielsen

    And just recently her supporters were overheard mocking Attorney General Abbott’s disability. And these are same morons who are trying to impeach Chris Christie for Bridge-gate. (Whether you like Chris Christie or not, at least he fired those responsible for that debacle unlike the corrupt Wendy Davis who continues to spew lies and hate speech to further her own career and Leftist agenda). And these are the same Loons who tout themselves as “the party of tolerance”. Pure filth!

  • amiciLatinae

    From national examples it seems Texans would pay close attention when a candidate LIES about important things. The USA is a disaster with a lying prez, lying Supreme Court, lying Senate, lying media, etc.Texans have too many good things going for them to vote in a serious liar. Her flip cruelty is a sign of mental instability that must be questioned in terms of running a border state. If she used alcohol and drugs when seeing her children she let live, how abusive will her legislative processes be? The truth about this person is far worse than the personal attacks and untruths she enacted against a very brilliant decent gentleman like Mr. Abbott. Texas, do you really even half-way think you want to saddle yourself with this nightmare?

  • http://www.therealwendy.com/ The Real Wendy
  • Jim Woodward

    so, you are the biggest liar of all.
    TEXANS voted for a pathological liar to be governor for a second term, clown.
    dumbya swore that he would fulfill his term if he was reelected, and two years later, the liar was running for president.

    you, amicl, need to get YOUR lies straight

  • bucketnutz

    I can’t believe anyone in Texas could fall for the line of Blarney that this professional Liar is spreading. The Progressive Army of liars are trying to collapse our country state by state.

  • Anonymous

    What a lame excuse for this lying bitch.

  • Memphis Viking

    I would totally give her a pass for the walk a mile comment, since that’s a common phrase and doesn’t actually have anything to do with walking, except Democrats would absolutely hammer a Republican who did the same thing. Remember “legitimate rape”? Democrats pretended that false rape accusations never happen and that a Republican was condoning rape. Democrats don’t just pounce on any unfortunate comment from a Republican, they twist completely innocent comments into something they can attack. I have no sympathy for any Democrat. Hammer away at Davis.

  • Memphis Viking

    How does one lie make him a pathological liar?

  • Memphis Viking

    Whether he fired those responsible, or threw them under the bus to hide his own responsibility, it’s still more than Obama’s ever done when faced with an obvious scandal.

  • Memphis Viking

    Things like getting divorced?

  • Defend The Constitution

    While liberty’s benefits increase with our commitment to it, liberty’s importance has little to do with the number of people who want it.

  • keith howard

    What a peach this woman is! She uses men like diposable tissue. marry them, get what she wants and dump them. What do you think she will do to you when she gets what she wants from you as a politictian. She even dumped off her own kids.! I hope you Texans are not stupid enough to voter for her.

  • Anonymous

    She advocates killing babies ,she is a liar and an opportunist what is there for a liberal not to vote for…