Wendy Davis, the former Texas state senator known more for filibustering than governing, is back in the news. And her comments on potential gubernatorial candidate Andrew White show how extreme the Democratic Party has become.
‘it would take a lobotomy’
Apparently reporters still think that she is relevant in Texas and continue to bring up her name as a potential candidate against Gov. Abbott next year, even though he trounced her by 20+ points in 2014. Peggy Fikac reports that Davis ‘slammed the door’ on a 2018 run for governor, saying that ‘it would take a lobotomy’ for her to run. Frankly, many of us think she already had one.
Andrew White, the son of former Gov. Mark White, is exploring a run for governor in the Democratic primary.
I’m Andrew White. I’m an entrepreneur, and I’ve started six businesses. I think we should run our state more like a business, putting customer needs first, while managing the bottom line. Math and data can guide us to make better decisions. Common sense and decency will solve just about everything else.
It’s easy to create division. It takes a leader to build consensus. Let’s take a 4-year break from what divides us and come together as Texans to restore our state’s leadership in jobs, education, and prosperity.
I’ve made a bunch of friends – Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independents. I’m running as a Democrat, but I agree with Republicans and Libertarians on some issues, Independents on others, and Democrats on many.
Let’s forget the labels. I’ll work everyday with all parties to make real progress. All credit will go to the Legislators who do right and risk consequences. I’ll take the blame for failures.
I want people from other states to wish they lived here. I want Texas to win in everything. Education. Jobs. Self-driving cars… (that can fly!)
Here is what Wendy Davis thinks about his possible campaign:
If you have Facebook, you should click on the picture and read the comments. The very first one says ‘Andrew White is a POS’. Lovely bunch, those Democrats.
Mr. White also said this on Twitter:
Like most Texans, my abortion views don’t fit into one word descriptions. “Us versus Them” works for football, but not women’s health. Let’s stop the game and start making progress. https://t.co/r7Q6zF9Smr https://t.co/vRV69JWN9e
— Andrew White (@randrewwhite) November 13, 2017
More interesting is why he is considered anti-choice. This is from the Women’t Health page on his website:
Roe v Wade is the established law of the land, and has been for decades, and I respect the law. Personally, I can’t understand when a human life actually begins. It’s a mystery known only to God, and, as such my faith tells me to protect the beginning of life. As Governor, that means working on policies to:
- Reduce the demand for abortions through education and access to contraceptives
- Increase access to pre-natal care
- Reduce death due to complications during pregnancy and delivery
- Reduce infant mortality
Do I respect the rights of the mother? You bet I do. Do I respect that a woman’s body is private? Absolutely. So, does this mean at times my own views conflict with each other? Yes.
Reasonable people want fewer abortions and better health care. There’s common ground here. We should be loving expectant mothers with acts of kindness, while respecting their legal right to choose.
Soon, I’ll be meeting with organizations devoted to women’s health services to learn more. Together, we can increase access to healthcare and make abortion rare. That’s progress.
That is a very articulate, nuanced position to take on abortion. But because Mr. White wants to make abortion rare, he is a POS to Ms. Davis and her friends.
Remember what President Bill Clinton said to the DNC in 1996?
Abortion should not only be safe and legal, it should be rare.
Or when candidate Hillary Clinton said this in 2008?
In her last presidential run in 2008, Clinton said that she thought abortion should be “safe, legal and rare, and by rare, I mean rare.”
Or President Barack Obama in 2010?
The same questioner also asked Obama about regulations on early and late-term abortion, a politically charged issue in the abortion debate.
Obama responded that abortion should be “safe, legal and rare” in America, adding that families — not the government — “should be the ones making the decision.”
Good luck Mr. White. It appears that Texas Democrats have all been lobotomized.