TX gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott talks about suing the Obama Administration and his campaign against Wendy Davis

Glenn has been highlighting several Texas politicians over the last few weeks because he believes that the future of the nation lies in the success or failure of Texas. On radio this morning, Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott joined Glenn to discuss his campaign against lionized State Representative Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) and what he is doing as attorney general to combat the Obama Administration.

Davis came under fire last month for a foot-in-mouth comment she made about Abbott not having the authority to criticize her because he has not walked a mile in her shoes. Abbott is paraplegic.

“Are you the kind of guy that has fun with that, takes offense of that, or what,” Glenn asked Abbott.

“I typically start out almost every speech I give making some kind of joke about me being in a wheelchair. My slogan in this campaign is: Texas needs to roll with Greg towards victory… I was a young man, 26-years-old, when I was out jogging and a big tree fell on me – crashed down onto my back, crushing my vertebrae, and that’s what’s left me in a wheelchair. But typically, when I tell stories like that, people are shaking their heads, wondering how slow was I jogging to get hit by a falling tree,” Abbott joked. “The point, Glenn, is that you have spoken to countless politicians who say that, you know, if they are elected, they will go into office and when they have to make the tough discussions, they will have a spine of steel. I really do have a steel spine that I use to fight for Texans every single day.”

As attorney general, Abbott has sued the Obama Administration a whopping 33 times in the last five years. So far, the state of Texas has won 10 of those lawsuits and lost five. The remaining cases are still held up in the courts. On the other hand, Abbott said Texas filed about three lawsuits against both the Bush and Clinton administrations.

“Some are mixed, like in the ObamaCare case, we won an our state’s based issue, saying the Obama Administration and Congress violated the Constitution by forcing Texas to expand its Medicaid system, contrary to what we may want to do. However, the case was a loss because Chief Justice Roberts re-characterized Obamacare as the Obama tax,” Abbott said. “But here’s the point you were trying to draw… during my studied life, I have never seen a president so cavalierly contradict and refuse to apply the Constitution and the laws of this country like we have the Obama Administration. I wish I didn’t have to sue the President a single time, because I wish we had a president who would follow and obey the law, but we don’t.”

While Davis is Abbott’s actual opponent in this year’s gubernatorial race, Abbott believes his real opponent is the sense of complacency that too many Texas voters have.

“I announced I was running for governor for Texas back in July. Month after month, I have been involved in a pitch battle against a very profound opponent. My opponent’s name was complacency. A lot of Texans did not realize there really was this battle because they thought: Texas is a conservative state. We will always be a conservative state,” Abbott explained. “They were asleep about the fact the Obama Administration itself is working with the Democratic candidate for governor. Barak Obama’s national field director, Jeremy Bird, is here in the state of Texas organizing neighborhoods and precincts to turn up like they did in Colorado and Ohio. Barak Obama’s finance director is helping to raise money… Barak Obama’s campaign team is helping energize the campaign.”

“This is the Barak Obama administration that is basically relocated to the state of Texas, to make Texas more like his liberal dream version of what the United States should be,” he continued. “This is extremely dangerous. There will be millions of dollars spent in this race – a lot of it raised from states outside of Texas that want Texas to become more like California.”

Abbott faces a long, drawn out fight against Davis and the Obama campaign machine, and Glenn encouraged listeners to continue learning more about Abbott’s campaign and consider donating.

Learn more about the Abbott campaign HERE.

“This is a fight for the whole country because millions are pouring in from the left,” Glenn said. “And if Greg sound like somebody you can support, if you would like to help support Texas remaining free… If we lose Texas, we lose the country.”

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  • landofaahs

    It seems FDR (a cripple suffering from polio) would not be welcome in the democrat party today. But Wendy I guess balances it out because she is mentally disabled. And that is the real democrat disability …Mental.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, FDR wouldn’t have been welcome in ANY party in his own day had anyone known he was crippled. That was why he was careful not to be photographed sitting in a wheelchair. When he was shown on film he always held onto people or things. Even if the press knew he was handicapped they were told not to let the public know. Seems like things haven’t changed very much all these decades later if the biggest thing a candidate can say about the person they are running against is how their physical non-ability would have anything at all to do with the way that person handles running for political office.

      • Anonymous

        HOW ONE RUNS FOR OFFICE is relatively inconsequential. ARROGANT ABUSE OF POWER, shared by Nixon and Obama, left unrestrained, will rapidly destroy the Republic.

        • Anonymous

          Nixon was nothing compared to Obama.

    • Anonymous

      The Liberal Progressives don’t show weakness as they throw off such guards and provide ideologically washed new ones to help them stand up.

      I watched the entire interview of Prof. Friedman on Donahue. He states a true market-based, capitalistic, conservative view of what “opportunity”, freedom and liberty have to offer – as citizen, E Pluribus Unum. Its so simple.


      I get upset at Liberals, Progressives, anyone that will infrindge on me, my family’s, friends, businesses, in general, God-given inalienable rights, and are so blind to the fact they & and their offspring will be subject to the insanity they’ve currently passed as a laws! [ which becomes reg’s in some far-off federal agency’s books. ]
      At the same time, I feel sorry for them. Do they even know what the word “freedom” means? Are they thinking for themselves or replaying olde tapes? Do they look forward in their social engineering experiments? There is a difference in deep seated rage versus righteous indignation. They seem to glaze over and never want to understand the ramifications of their actions, motives, nor effects on others?! Why on all counts? Ray Kurzweil I’m sure could say something as these processes take effect in the human brain.
      I don’t hate Liberals I’m finding out, I despise the “conditioners” who got in their heads early on that shut off free thinking….. and the understanding of “opportunity” and all that implies.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Conservative cowards.

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

      Racist liberals.

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        • Anonymous

          You suck Avril. Quit peddling that manure!!

    • Anonymous

      It is very courageous to make fun of someone in a wheelchair like Wendy and her staff did.

  • Crassus

    Greg Abbott is crippled from the waist down. Wendy Davis is crippled from the neck up.

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

      botox will do that to someone’s face.

      • Draxx

        You are probably referring to…
        Nancy “Botox” Pelosi…
        As an example!!!

        • Anonymous

          After her inane comments about not having any responsibility for the Obamacare mess one wise reader gave her a new moniker, “Bozoette”.

          • Draxx

            She’s Proof that Botox Poisons The Mind…!

    • Anonymous

      That’s a good comparison and sounds about right!

    • Anonymous

      He gets my [financial] support!!!!!!! I don’t even live in the Great State of Texas – any more room down there for a north of the M/D Line, Libertarian Conservative family, trying to run a small business??

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

    Just in case if anyone wants to see the Wendy Davis propaganda video and where she lied.


    • Anonymous

      Dream big, lie big, eh Wendy?!

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

    I wish I lived their so I can vote for this man all we have is turds here.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like Wendy Davis’s campaign wants to be in trouble, she goes for the cheap shot. It’s not like Greg Abbott doesn’t know how to deal with those from anyone. She needs to get over herself and start talking substance. That is if she wants to win respect from anyone. Forget about winning political office,she needs to win the battle against her own prejudices first.

    • Anonymous

      She lost most of her respect about a month or so ago, if she had any. She doesn’t have much self-respect, so how can anyone else have any respect for her. Everyone send a donation to Abbott.

  • joe michael villa

    We got them running scared down here in Texas.
    and Glenn Beck knows it.

    Turning Texas Blue means the end of the GOP and the Tea Party.
    Keep Standing Wendy.
    we got them on the ropes.

    • Anonymous

      I feel so sorry for Texas if it goes the way of Colorado and California. Texans need to get off their duff and support Abbott before the sleeze takes over.

      • ken.

        texas has a big problem with leftist voters running away from the failing leftist state of california only to vote for leftists in texas who support the same leftist policies that ruined california. same here in arizona, they want the lower taxes, cost of living and available jobs but are too stupid to understand that leftist policies will kill that just like they did in california.

    • Chosen54

      An appropriate avatar for such a funny comment. I suppose you belong to La Raza and are a blood relative of José Doroteo Arango Arámbula the disgusting mexican robin hood who was really no hero, but a self serving thieving hoodlum who in the end met an appropriate death by assassination. Bring it on commies, we have the solution for your crap.

      Perhaps we should sing a chorus or two of “Tears of a Clown” just to express the ultimate outcome of trying to turn Texas blue … you know, the color of a person’s or state’s face while being asphyxiated by the useless, emotional and mindless social prostitution of the leftist progressives.

  • Anonymous

    Seems like Wendy Davis climbed the political ladder with the John Kerry playbook. Lionized or “Lyin’-ized?”. John Heinz had to die for Kerry to steal his wife and fortune.

  • fire lion

    LoL I hope he becomes Governor. Then he will find out how conservative Texas is: no wheel chair ramps at the capitol because being disabled is a “life style ” choice.

    • tverle

      Brilliant reply!!! He’s currently the Attorney General of the state. He already works at the capitol so I’m sure he’s aware of the wheel chair ramps and the elevator. Perhaps you should drop by sometime and see for yourself so you won’t look as foolish in the future.

  • The Savage Hombre
  • Defend Liberty

    In a related video liar-in-chief Hussein Obama lies to the face of the American people about keeping their insurance and their doctor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8spP856AMY

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