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Wendy Davis’ snobby campaign pities single moms and trailer park folks

Wendy Davis’ snobby campaign pities single moms and trailer park folks

An odd thing happened on the way to Wendy Davis’ personal and campaign narratives.

http://youtu.be/NX67SVhL8ro

I’m so old, I remember when feminists believed women didn’t need a man to be happy or to raise a family, and liberals argued that the American Dream was not restricted to tony subdivisions of McMansions.

And then we have the Wendy Davis campaign, which has captured the heart of progressive America by supporting unfettered access to late-term abortions.

But along that road to ending viable life, the Wendy Davis campaign picked up on a campaign theme that treats single moms as hopelessly failed.  Davis said it in a tweet yesterday:

Mine is the story of single mothers who feel alone in the world, searching for their chance to become something more.

Single moms need a “chance to become something more”?

I accept that being a single mom presents significant challenges personally.  And there are important societal implications of single-parent households.

But does that leave single-moms “alone in the world” and lacking “something more”? What about their children, and family support? Davis’ campaign theme is a pretty snobby look at single moms, even as it claims to fight for them.

And what about the folks who live in trailer parks?

Are their lives so glum that Wendy Davis having spent a few months in a trailer park (apparently with her parents) was the other defining moment in her life? She even blurred the timeline a bit by suggesting she became a single mom and was relogated to a trailer park life at age 19, when it really was 21, just a couple of years before she met the wealthy, much older Jeff Davis who would pay her way through school and raise her children for her.

An estimated 20 million people live in mobile homes, and most of them are employed full time or retired. Mobile homes provide “an important source of affordable housing for low-income households…. [and] serve as an important transitional step for social mobility.”

Some people in trailer parks may be stuck there, but others consider it a viable life option. Why treat trailer park folks the way Bill Clinton did, as trash just waiting for a $100 bill to be dragged through the streets?

An odd thing happened on the way to Wendy Davis’ personal and campaign narratives — while claiming to fight for single moms and folks in trailer parks, she actually perpetuated stereotypes and myths in an incredibly snobby way.

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If Gosnell were not locked up, he could be her running mate. Could just see the campaign posters..

SNIP!

She even blurred the timeline a bit by suggesting she became a single mom and was relegated to a trailer park life at age 19, when it really was 21, just a couple of years before she met the wealthy, much older Jeff Davis who would pay her way through school and raise her children for her.
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In the article I read a few days ago, it reported that she lived in the trailer for two months at age 21 (just after her first divorce), before moving into an apartment. It was also around this time that she met Jeff Davis, a lawyer with a six-figure income. The article didn’t say if Davis paid for Wendy’s apartment, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he did. Davis paid for Wendy’s last two years at college (TCU). They married when she was 24.

This is the condescension of liberals on full display.

Single mothers nothing more than gullible rubes she can show some false sympathy towards to guarantee their votes.

The truth is she thinks they’re dumb, hopeless individuals that have no chance to do anything unless she, in her greater wisdom and power, decrees that they be ‘given a chance’.

The only possible solution to their problem is Wendy Davis in power. That’s how Democrats get elected.

    Andy in reply to Olinser. | January 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    remember- people who didn’t buy health insurance used to be victims, now they are dead beats….funny how the narrative changes.

Ah, now I understand what kind of feminist Wendy Davis is.

Hey Wendy! You want some “campaign” financing? You know what to do. If you’re any good, I’ll put you up in an apartment and buy you a boob job. Because Feminism!

About time “Feminists” had their own populist charlatan.

“Mine is the story of single mothers who feel alone in the world, searching for their chance to become something more.” ~ Wendy Davis

Well, mine is the more kickass story of a single mother who immigrated (legally) to Austin, TX with nothing but a dream of raising her two young boys in a country where wealth is measured in freedom and opportunity.

While Davis was busy making bad life decisions in the 80’s and blaming society for the resulting financial burden, the other single mom was busy working two jobs; making beds in a motel by day and working the assembly line by night.

She would always remind her two boys that they are not poor. And that welfare is only reserved for the truly destitute (her words). This coming from a woman who could only afford to feed her kids rice, cans of Chef Boyardee and eggs in a 10’x10′ rented room the three shared for their first few years in America.

My mother would over time struggle her way into other higher paying jobs, get a college degree, become an accountant and eventually own a river front house.

And unlike you, Wendy, she made it without the help of a man or by voting Democrat.

    Ragspierre in reply to Aucturian. | January 22, 2014 at 11:55 am

    “Mommy Dearest” Wendy is a Hillary Clinton/Michelle Obama style “feminist”.

    All three have hooked up to men who they could ride to some position of power and prominence.

    That’s a pretty common thread among Deemocrat wimmins who aspire to high office.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to Aucturian. | January 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    BRAVO!

    gabilange in reply to Aucturian. | January 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Yeah, well, I see you are as much of a dinosaur as I am. It is of great credit now that there is free birth control, abortion on demand, and the present glorification of poor single women with kids, but…wait…what happened to responsibility? Nevah mind, there are food stamps, ADC, and lots of handouts. Just gimme. In New Mexico 75% of live births are on Medicaid. I cannot tell a lie.

This single mom got herself a sugar daddy. I seem to recall Phyllis Schlafly suggesting that, to a roar of disgust from the feminists at the time.

Call her “Sugar-daddy Davis”

Still trying to figure out what the “hardships” were that Davis ostensibly endured in those few early post-teen years when many college students are bunking in with multiple roommates, and holding part time jobs in addition to attending school, and many young married people are counting their pennies paycheck to paycheck while juggling family responsibilities.

Single moms need a “chance to become something more”?

Perhaps she should change her campaign to the Julia Project.

Follow Julia from age 3 to 67 to see how President Obama’s policies are helping women of all ages—and how Mitt Romney’s policies would jeopardize the health and economic security of women at every stage of their lives.

http://l.barackobama.com/truth-team/entry/the-life-of-julia/

    Rick in reply to pfg. | January 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    pfg: I read comments on this post from the bottom up, so I missed this good comment of yours, which was both before mine, below, and much more complete than mine. Sorry.

Her hardships were based upon her own choices. She left her mother (and step-father’s) home to live with her boyfriend. She continued to go to high school. I guess she had to work since she had left home against her mother’s wishes. If that is a hardship it is one that she chose. Then she got pregnant and her boyfriend married her and then left her. Abortions were legal and readily available in Dallas/Fort Worth at that time. Again this was her choice. Her father for whom she worked introduced her to her second husband. They dated. She went to school. She married and had another daughter. Again this was her choice. She went to college and then law school and left years later when the school loans were paid off. She left the youngest (who she had left once before to go away to law school although many excellent law schools were nearby) which was again her choice.

Wendy Davis has made a lot of choices in her life and nobody stopped her. Now she has to explain them.

LOL I am older as I remember most women thought when feminists came out; they were full of it.

Our stories, fighting to give our children a better future across Texas, are what drives this campaign every day. bit.ly/WendyStory—
Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) January 21, 2014

Well. I guess that only applies to children you would permit to live, hence having ANY future, Mommy Dearest…

The take-away theme I’m getting from her campaign and life story is that women can’t make it on their own, so they need a big government to look out for them and take care of the consequences of their life choices so they don’t have to rely on a man to do it. I can’t think of why both men and women wouldn’t find that outlook insulting.

“Mine is the story of single mothers who feel alone in the world, searching for their chance to become something more.” Abortion will do that to a woman.

Hmmmm. Why is she still using her ex-husband’s name? Something bad in the old family tree on her side, maybe?

Notice how lying to ingratiate oneself with a demographic group is, a fortiori, and admission that one is NOT in that demographic.

In other words, she ain’t one of us.

The reason Ms. Davis’ sloppy bio was so sloppy, is that she was trying to turn a negative, anti-feminist narrative (sugar-baby) into a positive one (rags-to-riches). I don’t doubt she is smart and charming and pretty, but her past choices prove that her character is all-too-common and base. Without some epiphanic “Road to Damascus” moment to demonstrate a fundamental change, she can’t even lay claim to the classic redemption theme.

When the facts of your life illustrate a climber, a manipulator and a user, you have to explain to the voters why things aren’t the way they seem.

> Why did you marry an older, rich man?
> Why did you give up custody of your daughter?
> Why did you divorce your second husband after he paid off your school loans?
> Why did you sleep around before the divorce?
> Why did your husband ask the court to require that you not consume alchohol or drugs when picking up your child?

    > Why did you divorce your second husband right after he paid off your school loans?

    I added a tweak (in boldface).

    > Why did you sleep around before the divorce?

    At this time, no details have emerged about the alleged infidelity. If the allegation is true, I question whether Davis’s motive was as simple as lust.

Her second husband had a restraining order taken out against her.

Talk about the restraining order against her.
Talk about the restraining order against her.
Talk about the restraining order against her.

One of the reasons in the divorce was infidelity.

Talk about her infidelity.
Talk about her infidelity.
Talk about her infidelity.

My heart breaks for poor Wendy – NOT! I, too, was a single mother due to poor choices made while young and stupid. But I found a job where I started as a receptionist and over the years worked my way into a career that spanned 40 years and when I left the organization at age 62, had a good retirement plan and health care for life (well, we’ll see about that last thing – who knows what Obamacare will bring).

Don’t cry for me, Wendy. I’m a conservative – I make my own way.

I’m so old I remember protesting to have my own name on accounts. That women’s lib was about opportunity for jobs. And having my own bank account and credit. And not having to have any man have a say about my life. Economic issues. Silly me.

DavidJackSmith | January 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Apparently the 2 kids Wendy Davis gave birth to were eventually raised by a SINGLE DAD, the guy she divorced.

And because she’s a Democrat media meme is her struggle to lift herself up from a noble but disadvantaged mobile home community.

Anyone else?

White trailer trash!

    Spiny Norman in reply to DavidJackSmith. | January 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    If you’ll pardon the stereotype,

    You can take the tramp out of the trailer park, but not the trailer park out of the tramp.

      Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Spiny Norman. | January 22, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Don’t blame the trailer parks and the people who live in them.

      To make One of That Size takes a whole Democrat Party!

Her campaign slogan should be: “Will fuck for tuition.”

She’s not a feminist, she just doesn’t care about children

caseyanderson2112 | January 22, 2014 at 9:33 pm

I raised my own children while attending first a community college, then university, and working nights. I quit school after the 8th grade and started with a GED. I didn’t marry a sugar daddy to pay my way and I would NEVER have even CONSIDERED leaving my kids for months at a time to attend school 2000 miles away from them. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude when my oldest was ten and my youngest four.

Listening to this lying hag makes me want to pull my hair out. I still can’t get over dumping her children with her second husband to run off cross country and pretend to be a swinging coed. I’ve seen ally cats with stronger maternal instincts. And then to dump the second husband and worse, the kids (for the second time) as soon as the loans were paid off?

If Texans elect this %#*@ they deserve what they get.

We’re enjoying her little drama down here. A higher percentage of our populous is concerned with things like Character and Integrity than perhaps elsewhere (like in the boardrooms of Major Media Corps), and I don’t see Ms. Davis gaining enough traction to make a real race of it.
Of course the main objective for her minders is not necessarily to elect her, but to drive the discussion and influence the longer narrative.
Creating tension and talk about the issues THEY prefer is what it’s all about.

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