by Brian McKinny
Members of Wendy Davis’s campaign staff, and staffers with Battleground Texas (Obama campaign alumni), a political action committee campaign organizing for Ms. Davis’s gubernatorial campaign, have something to really worry about.
Now, James O’Keefe and Project Veritas have come out with a shocking new video that catches members of Battleground Texas, “a grassroots organization dedicated to turning Texas blue,” cruelly mocking Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott (her Republican opponent on the November ballot) and his disability – Mr. Abbott is a paraplegic in a wheelchair.
Wendy Davis supporters are clearly shown mocking Mr. Abbott’s disability. Battleground Texas is even caught openly discussing forging absentee ballots, a felony in every state. In the new Project Veritas hidden cam video, Wendy Davis’s election workers are caught saying, “I’m really wondering how this is going to work out, since he’s in a wheelchair.”
In spite of their oft-projected image of caring and milk of human kindness, liberals are clearly the mockers, dividers, and hate-baiters of America. They claim to be the compassionate ones, caring for those who can’t stand up (pardon the pun) for themselves, but clearly that isn’t the case. God help you if you have a disability, or are a woman, or person of color and a Republican, too! That’s when the gloves come off in the liberal camp. Everyone, even a politician’s children are fair game to the left.
“ First of all, Greg Abbott is not good looking, and he’s in a wheelchair.” – Battleground Texas staffer
What can anyone on the left say to defend this kind of mindset on a political campaign staff? It will be interesting to see if Wendy Davis will fire and disassociate herself from any of the offending Battleground Texas staff, or anyone on her personal campaign staff responsible for such remarks.
Now, just imagine for a minute what would happen if the same things were said by the staff of a Republican candidate, and what the media and political fallout would be for making such statements that were caught on a hidden camera?
Does anyone remember the “macaca” statements of then-senatorial candidate for Virginia, George Allen in 2006?
The pivotal moment in the campaign, and the one that the vast majority of political observers attribute Allen’s stunning upset loss to Webb, came on August 11, 2006, at a campaign stop in the town of Breaks, Virginia, near the Kentucky border, where Allen twice used the word “macaca” to refer to the dark-complexioned S. R. Sidarth, who was filming the event as a “tracker” for the opposing Jim Webb campaign. In what was dubbed as his “Macaca moment”, Allen said:
“This fellow here over here with the yellow shirt, Macaca, or whatever his name is. He’s with my opponent… Let’s give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia.”
Sidarth is of Indian ancestry, but was born and raised in Fairfax County, Virginia. Allen’s “Macaca moment” quickly went viral and, virtually overnight, it became the hot topic on all of the network and cable television news shows.
Webb won by approximately a third of a percent – 8,805 votes.
The ‘teachable moment’ here for the Republican Party is to not let the Democrat candidate get away with her blatant hypocrisy, and to nail her to a barn door by pointing out to the public at every opportunity that she is a candidate that says one thing while doing an entirely different thing.
Wendy Davis is not what or who she claims to be – a conservative democrat. I’m not really sure they even exist anymore.
The Republican Party in Texas needs to shine a spotlight on the agenda and actions of Wendy Davis, to inform them of exactly what they’ll be getting if they vote for her – a two-faced liberal who says she’s for expanded Second Amendment rights, while at the same time she tries desperately to get a Houston Gun Show thrown out of the city.
She says she stands with the disadvantaged, ostensibly supporting the rights of the handicapped, but then we see her true colors shining through as her staff denigrate her opponent – not on the merits of legitimate political or social issues – but because he’s “not attractive, and is in a wheelchair.”
Is that the kind of shallow, divisive, and low-brow mindset that Texans want in their state house? I seriously doubt that.
Remember this, Wendy: “honesty is the best policy.” Also, saying a paraplegic “hasn’t walked a mile in your shoes”… Not a good idea.
Wendy Davis is imploding.