A woman whose sole claim to national fame is her hours-long filibuster in favor of unrestricted abortion access for women, it is clear Wendy Davis is guided by a set of morals far different than the majority of Americans. The Texas state senator is aligned with many on the far left, however, as many prominent Democrats are now touting her as a possible gubernatorial candidate in an otherwise reliably red state.
Apparently showing her solidarity with other leftists, recent reports show Davis has completely lied about key aspects of her past. According to one article in a recent issue of the Dallas Morning News, Davis’ failed marriages were the object of many lies and distortions.
Though she claimed she was divorced for the first time at the age of 19, she was actually two years older when her marriage dissolved.
Furthermore, her second ex-husband accused her of adultery and received custody of the couple’s two children – a point conveniently left out of her campaign propaganda. One of the children a court awarded to him, in fact, was not even his biological offspring, but Davis’ daughter from a previous relationship.
Perhaps most outrageously, the report indicates Davis initialized the divorce just one day after her then-husband made the final payment for her law school education.
For someone who is fashioning herself as the next women’s rights leader in America, it seems a man was integral to her success. In true feminist fashion, however, it seems she had no qualms with casting him aside after he had served his purpose.
The article also claims Davis’ first political pursuit was as a Republican in Fort Worth. Whether this was based on her belief that only a Republican could win, or signifies as radical shift to the left in the years since, this is another detail omitted from the narrative she has embraced recently.
In a frustratingly weak admission, she maintained only that her “language should be tighter.”
Of course, she has likely learned from decades of anecdotal evidence that a Democrat can easily get away with lying as long as he or she never actually admits the lie. That remains to be seen for this rising star, however.
She still faces plenty of Republican competition, and few political pundits actually believe she could win a statewide race at this point. As leftist leaders continue their mission to turn Texas into a Democrat-controlled state, one wonders if they will want to hitch their wagon to someone who cannot even be honest about her own past.
While liars generally perform well among voters on the far left, Texas is proudly different than the Democrat enclaves on either coast.
–B. Christopher Agee
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