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Coup de grâce: Wendy Davis doesn’t really love the Cowboys claims Abbott campaign

Coup de grâce: Wendy Davis doesn’t really love the Cowboys claims Abbott campaign

Game over?

She’s a football flip-flopper, professing love for the Cowboys only when convenient, via Houston Chronicle:

The Abbott camp highlighted this KTCK-AM radio interview in which Davis said she grew up cheering for the Cowboys and will be doing so again this year:

It contrasted that statement with Vogue interview in which Davis’ daughter described her as a Patriots fan and a shot of a “Go Pats!” comment on Facebook by Davis.

Elsewhere Davis actually continues to struggle:

As a feisty state senator with pink sneakers and a fist in the air, Wendy Davis captured both the love and the ire of America last year when she pulled an 11-hour filibuster of anti-abortion measures in the Texas Capitol.

But after using that star power to win her party’s nomination for governor, Davis is still struggling to take a lead over Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, and some say party confidence in her race is waning.

“I think the frustration in some Democratic circles is that, despite her star power and substantial war chest, she has not been able to move the dial against Greg Abbott after a year on the campaign trail,” Mark Jones, political science professor at Rice University in Houston, told

Even the high-profile, abuse-of-power indictment of Republican Gov. Rick Perry, whom Davis hopes to replace, didn’t seem to hurt Abbott or raise the Democrat’s profile over the media din.


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i see Abbott is now trying to lock up the LIV demographic, as well as the adult vote.

    moonstone716 in reply to redc1c4. | September 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Is that a problem? I know, I know, the LIVs belong to the Democrats and it’s unfair to try to take them away.

This sparked a memory of a Wake County (NC) Commission candidate I heard being interviewed on a Raleigh interview station about this same time of year. At the end, the interviewer went with a soft final question regarding the state’s beloved ACC basketball teams and asked her, “Tarheels (UNC), Blue Devils (Duke), Wolfpack NC State), or Demon Deacons (Wake Forest)?

She replied, “Raleigh Hurricanes! I love hockey!” (Not to mention that the Miami Hurricanes are also ACC members and that it’s the Carolina Hurricanes though located in Raleigh).

It had been a good interview for her up till that point. There are plenty here who believe ignorance of ACC basketball eliminates one from public office.

Michael Sam is a Dallas Cowboy

    mochajava76 in reply to Neo. | September 3, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Michael Sam is on the PRACTICE squad for the Cowboys. Wendy Davis is also on the PRACTICE squad for the race for Governor, but will be cut by the voters.

    Paul in reply to Neo. | September 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    That headache is the cognitive dissonance you’re experiencing over those *cist Texas people hiring a homo football player.

      cbenoistd in reply to Paul. | September 3, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      It’s the Romo football player Dallas worries about.

        yeah, not exactly ‘clutch’ and certainly WAY overpaid. I read an interview with Jerry the other day and he was lamenting not drafting Jonny Fusball.

          Estragon in reply to Paul. | September 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm

          That’s it! Jerry’s officially gone senile.

          I hope they appoint a conservator before he does something else stupid and wasteful, like ruin another franchise.

    Michael Sam aside, Jerry Jones is not known for smart personnel decisions. There is a reason the Cowboys are closer to 0-16 than 16-0: for two decades JJ has had a slew of crappy drafts and free agent signings that have wrecked the team.

    At least JJ did not trade away a first round draft pick to get Sam … or did he?

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Neo. | September 4, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Jerry The Jones picked up Mikey Sam so he could have rights to his jersey sales. It’s a money thing for the Self-Proclaimed Football Mind. He’s also scoring PC points with the ultra-PC NFL.

    As a lifelong Cowboys fan, I cannot stand the Jones teams after his ego fired JJ.

A person cannot possibly be a Pats fan and a Texan, much less Texas Governor, at the same time. I forget where exactly, but it’s in there somewhere in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, I think.

Dallas has a pro football team? Huh.

This reminds me of Hillary Clinton when she moved from Arkansas to NY because a Senate seat was open. She claimed she had always been a Yankee fan, but didn’t even know how to pronounce the Yankee manager’s name.

I wonder if Davis knows whereabouts the Dallas Cowboys are located. Someone should ask her.

Texas Democrats are facing a 4th & 40 with seconds ticking down and a third string quarterback.

I think the nickname ‘Cowboys’ is racist against native Americans (well, it is usually paired with ‘& Injuns or some other deeply horrific offensive term) and women (well, bovine women anyways), so they should drop the ‘cow’ part: The Dallas Boys. But that’s sexist.

It’s getting hard not to offend someone. And I apologize if that opinion offends anyone.

    Ragspierre in reply to Henry Hawkins. | September 3, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Actually, the evolution of the term “cowboys” followed a fairly long and tortuous path.

    For some time the term of art was “bull men”. This proved to be a copyright infringement, and a successful lawsuit in the 1830s returned the term to the sole use of political candidates.

    Next, the term “steer guys” gained some coinage. This was decided to just be too queer, and fell from popularity, though you will hear it used in some quarters of San Francisco even today.

    Finally, “cowboys” was coined and found considerable acceptance, thought by some to be because it worked so well in Western lyrics. It was also the case that most of the herds were composed of mostly cows, since bulls are a disruptive force in too large numbers, and steers are kind of former bulls who are more like cows.

    I hope that clears THAT up…

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Ragspierre. | September 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Actual facts and details mean nothing. My offended feelings are what matters. I would not be offended by, oh…. the Dallas Football Team. It’s descriptive, identifies the home city, doesn’t rely on nicknames that I might find perjorative or otherwise offensive even though Texans might actually… what am I saying? Actual facts and details mean nothing. MY feelings are what matters.

Wendy hasn’t learned one of the rules of political photos.

NO SILLY HATS. (or costumes or weird vehicles or clothes)

You just gotta love things like this:
Even the high-profile, abuse-of-power indictment of Republican Gov. Rick Perry, whom Davis hopes to replace, didn’t seem to hurt Abbott or raise the Democrat’s profile over the media din.

The only reason it is ‘high profile’ is that just about everyone thinks the charge is bogus.
This is like talking about the ‘high profile’ comment that if you like your health care plan then you can keep your health care plan.