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Now they’re calling Wendy Davis the dreaded “D” word

Now they’re calling Wendy Davis the dreaded “D” word

Of all the politically cruel things to say, that might be the most cruel of all.

Of all the names Wendy Davis has been called, the “D” word could be the most damaging.

It all started when, at the event where her daughter cried for her on stage, Davis was handed former Gov. Ann Richard’s shotgun, which she held somewhat awkwardly on stage.

I don’t claim any expertise on how to hold a shotgun, but it made me uncomfortable seeing the barrel pointing at people, even if the gun was just in the loading position.  If I remember nothing else from my NRA safety course, it’s never point a barrel at anyone even if you think the gun is unloaded.

Comparisons immediately were made to how Greg Abbott, Sarah Palin and others have been photographed holding guns.  Again, I can’t say Davis was wrong, but it sure looked awkward. Twitchy was all over the Twitter reactions.

Then came the dreaded comparison, the one no politician wants.  The comparison to Mike Dukakis in a Tank.

The Houston Chronicle
attributes the comparison to an Abbott campaign manager, but I saw it before that in a post by Bryan Preston at PJ Media.

Twitter @granitewinger Wendy Davis Mike Dukakis


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I assume Texans have way more common sense than Massachusetts voters, so I have hope that Wendy Davis will lose this race.

    2nd Ammendment Mother in reply to EBL. | February 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Next we should talk about her amusing speech in South Texas where she now identifies herself Pro Life….. if you think she had trouble explaining her “narrative” problems, you should see this explanation.

The idiot staffer who let Mommy Dearest Davis handle that gun in that forum is now working the dense voter precincts of deep West Texas.

Way to GO…!!!

    2nd Ammendment Mother in reply to Ragspierre. | February 1, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    The photo getting out was a slip up – the event was closed to the press with only the Texas Tribune (funded by Soros sources and closely tied to Battleground Texas) being allowed to livestream the speech. Someone with an iPhone thought they were doing her a favor sharing the pic.

      Bwahaha, that sounds right! Hilarious, too!

      Only a Democrat in a progressive bubble would think gun-friendly Texans would fall in love with someone holding a shotgun just for holding the shotgun. An 8-year old whose mom is 2,000 miles away is wise enough to see how foolish that plan is.

      “Davis for Senate, because guns”

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Ragspierre. | February 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    So-called “Deep West Texas” is full of people who wouldn’t piss on Ms. Davis if she was on fire. Perhaps you mean “Deep West Hollywood” or “Deep West Austin” which seem to be where most of her support is and where such gestures are seen as empowering or bold.

    Out in here in west by-gawd Texas, people’s BS detectors are finely tuned by near constant exposure to oil and gas field lawyers, environmentalists, tourists and various other low-crawling reptilians.

    Just sayin’…. 😆

      Ragspierre in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | February 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      The only thing West Texas is full of is FLAT.

      There are more people in most East Texas towns than whole…HUGE…West Texas counties.

        TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Ragspierre. | February 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        Flat? No, Houston is FLAT. The only elevation in H-Town are the names “East-” and “West Mount Houston”.

        Now, West Texas has actual hills, mesas and mountains and not them little squiggly things over in the Hill Country. I will grant you that the Panhandle is flat, hence the named “staked plains”. But from about the 100th Meridian west (San Angelo), the land starts getting hillier and more rugged. That’s why they put all them stinkin’, damned old wind turbines out there.

        The dee-fense rests, Councillor! 😆

      Before y’all got into the whole geography/topography thing, I think what Rags meant by the aide being sent to West Texas is that Wendy won’t be going out there, so the aide can’t do any more harm.

      I suspect he meant more because it is sparsely populated and more conservative.

        TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Estragon. | February 2, 2014 at 3:19 am

        Yeah, I know… but home turf is home turf!

        North of Balmorhea is the old Pecos flood plain, once plowed and harrowed into bountiful, productive flatness before high natural gas prices and bad water killed off the agriculture. Look east, west and north and you have… high ground.

        By the way, the little town of Balmorhea had the highest per-capita number of deaths in the Vietnam war.

        2nd Ammendment Mother in reply to Estragon. | February 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

        The correct interpretation is that there’s lots of miles of nothing in which to lose inconvenient bodies.

        Love Balmorhea area… to the hapless traveler stuck on I-10 or I-20 it seems like miles of nothing, however it’s full of treasure including the springs and the mountains. And one of the best observatories in the world….. you need a clear view to see that much sky.

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | February 1, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Oh Professor, you really had me going.

Dreaded “D” Word!

What could it be…..?


2nd Ammendment Mother | February 1, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Oh bless you Professor…. I’ve been waiting on this pinata!

First clue is body language. People who regularly handle firearms of any kind have a very natural and comfortable body language.

Notice that the shotgun is being held high at chest level, her stance is flat to the audience placing the firearm across her front and she is holding away from her body. Her right hand is wrapped awkwardly around the trigger area and her left hand is seated…. I can’t even describe it, but it’s just completely wrong. If I were being picky, I’d also take issue with her wearing her heels which puts her on unstable footing.

A break barrel is a fairly heavy fire arm. A person who regularly handles break barrels would automatically keep it around waist level, securely tight to the body and under the outside arm with the hand kept back by the grip and away from the trigger mechanism. Your body is in more of a protective angle and the barrel is kept pointed towards the floor. Your other closed hand normally provides a solid support – usually over the barrel. It’s difficult to describe, but if I posted a pic of one of my kiddos next to this one, the differences immediately appear. She should also be wearing sturdy closed toed shoes – not heels or stockings feet.

In the meantime…. An open breach or a firearm that was inspected by someone else means nothing. There is no such thing as an unloaded firearm. Many older break barrels are notoriously “loose” and close quite easily. I would be willing to challenge the idea that her barrel was in a safe direction or that this was a safe demonstration since venues like this are usually crawling with all kinds of people in the back and side stages and behind curtains that can’t be seen.

Lastly, her attention and focus are not on the prop in her hands, but she’s looking around the room mugging for the cameras which means she has no control of the direction of the muzzle. Sadly, Obama’s “fake pic” was a lot better than this one.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to 2nd Ammendment Mother. | February 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    If she’s been holing a fresh, steamin’ turd, ol’ Wendy would’ve looked more comfortable.

    I’m sure that Wendy’s next move is to get Lizzy “Liawatha” Warren’s genealogists to find her a snippet of Indian ancestry.

    Most if not all persons familiar with a break breech shotgun would have rested the hinge over a forearm or held the hinge in the palm.

Well, that is how wendy became preggie and had those two daughters.
> Dukakis, ain’t it?

Midwest Rhino | February 1, 2014 at 4:05 pm

I had hunter safety, I even helped run one class, though I really knew nothing, and still am a rank amateur. But they say don’t pull a gun unless you are prepared to use it.

Wendy looks like she is trying to use it … just for political gain. She seems to deliberately have the trigger finger in the safety position, but the middle finger looks less safe. She wants to hold it like she is ready to shoot, but of course wants it open for safety … so why act like you are ready to shoot? But I’ll leave it to real gun experts to say what she is doing that is so awkward.

Ideally we’d have her on video taking Biden’s advice, and firing a couple blasts through her door, only slightly wounding her mailman.

Here’s John Kerry in his bunny suit. I prefer the photo-shopped one where they added the rabbit ears.

NC Mountain Girl | February 1, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Maybe the best photo of a Democrat handling a gun since the pic of Al Gore with an M-16 in Vietnam.

My parents treasure an old black and white picture of a 6 year old me.

In that picture I am holding a 12 gauge double barrel that belonged to my dad. Next to me, there’s my little brothers. One of them (4) is holding a 16 gauge single barrel and the other one (3) grabs an old pistol with his two hands.
It’s a cute picture.
None of us, little children, looks so awkward and insecure as this Wendy Davis. This must be the first time she’s had a gun in her hands in her whole life.
Fake, fake, fake person. Fake to the core.

(Wendy with a gun) == (Dukakis in the tank)

What’s the “D word”?

huskers-for-palin | February 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Next week, Wendy will show up at a fish & wildlife office saying “I’d like to gits a huntin license….”

At that point, John Kerry spits out his coffee. Flashbacks are a bitch eh John?

Dukakis? I would have gone with Dingbat.

Wonder if she’s going to get an invitation from Obama to go skeeting with him?

That is a classic ‘give her a gun, it’ll fool the rubes’ picture.

As phony as Lamar Alexander’s flannel shirt.

BannedbytheGuardian | February 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

There are very few women who can wear skirts like Sarah Palin can . .The cropped jacket tight skirt look that she has been outfitted by her handlers is directly modelled on Palin but Davis just does not know how to stand in one. ( hint not spread legs ) .

I don’t have the military gal around so I can’t ask how she would stand ( dressed in political outfit ) with a rifle. However I would think one foot should be behind for balance in high heels .. She looks like she is going to fall over onto it .

Perhaps we could photo shoppe Wendy in a lone star bikini besides a kid eh shaped pool. ( btw who ever thought to gat pool vocab – ugh ) .

    That’s how she stands in them cuz she thinks it’s sexy. You see that pix of her with some rail behind her — was on the board recently? Remember, this is a plain chick with a new cover and who is reveling in look at me. The whole posture is look at my body. Palin is comfortable with who she is and has no need to flaunt that kind of mindset cuz she doesn’t have a plain chick inside her who can’t believe how good she looks now.

BannedbytheGuardian | February 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Auto – kidney shaped pool. I can’t remember what ‘ to gat ‘ was initially . ( something like describe pools in the brochures when they had brochures. ) . The term probably no longer exists .

TrooperJohnSmith | February 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Me and the boys wrote this little tribute to Miss Wendy Davis while killin’ a few cold ones, not to mention a few billion brain cells, today. Y’all need to sing it to the tune of, Oddly enough, “Windy” [sic].

Who’s pissin’ off the whole state of Texas,
Crying aloud that the truth is unfair?
Who’s sending kids to talk to reporters?
Everyone knows it’s Wendy.

Who’s deceiving all the libs in the city,
Lying to everybody she sees?
Who’s wanting the Dem’s nomination?
Everyone knows it’s Wendy.

And Wendy has lying eyes
That flash when we catch her lies
And Wendy has bucks to buy
Media adoration (Media adoration)
Media adoration (Media adoration)

And Wendy has lying eyes
That flash when we catch her lies
And Wendy has bucks to buy
Media adoration (Media adoration)
Media adoration (Media adoration)

Who’s pissin’ off the whole state of Texas,
Crying aloud that the truth is unfair?
Who’s sending kids to talk to reporters?
Everyone knows it’s Wendy.

Davis looks about as comfortable holding that shotgun as Charlton Heston would be holding a dildo.

Professor, you are correct in your vestigial gun safety knowledge!!

To wit, rule 1- treat all guns as if loaded.
rule 2- don’t point at anything you aren’t prepared to kill. In most parts that = never point at people (unless the fit has hit the shan).

The fake blonde hair really helps her quest to be taken seriously.

It is also important to beat up on Wendy Davis for promoting violence. As she held up the shotgun, she’s reported to have promised, “I’m going to kick some ass with this.”

After Rep. Gaby Giffords and others were shot, liberals pointed to a website by Gov. Sarah Palin that referred to Giffords and others in congressional races as being “targeted”. This use of language and the graphics that included crosshairs caused liberals to go insane, blaming Palin’s use of language as adding to the environment of violence. Giffords herself stated: “I mean, this is a situation where — I mean, people don’t — they really need to realize that the rhetoric and firing people up and, you know, even things, for example, we’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list. But the thing is that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gunsight over our district. When people do that, they’ve gotta realize there’s consequences to that action.”

OK, will Giffords and the others who criticized Palin for her metaphors also criticize Wendy Davis for something that is orders of magnitude worse?

Of course not! Being a democrat means never having to say your sorry or take any responsibility.