Wendy Davis’ filibuster against late-term abortion ban repels Texas Hispanics
Embedded in the returns for last Tuesday’s primary election in Texas is an interesting lesson on the difficulty of holding even a minority party’s coalition together. State Sen. Wendy Davis achieved national renown for filibustering a bill prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy (a point at which many babies are viable outside the womb). She became a national heroine to many abortion rights supporters and attracted vast sums of out-of-state money, and those Democrats who have been hoping to “paint Texas blue” have seen her as a possible game-changer, even though in polls she runs behind Attorney General Greg Abbott.
But there are fissures in the Democratic coalition. Full Story Here
I am an anti-abortion Conservative white male. There, I said it!
I was raised as a Catholic, maybe that’s part of the equation, or, at least a big part of MY personal belief, but I am NOT now nor will I ever be pro-abortion for any reason except that of a case of incest, rape or certain death to the mother, if such can be a certainty.
I have 3 grown children and 5 of the most beautiful grandchildren you could possibly ask for. All I have to do is look at those 8 people and I know that abortion is wrong, abortion on demand, abortion as a matter of convenience is WRONG.
My kids and grands are not the only reason though, I was anti-abortion long before they came along, I was anti-abortion before my Son was born when I was 32 years old.
Let me say this in terms that even the most delusional Democrat can understand; Wendy Davis, aka; Abortion Barbie, is one of the most despicable, repulsive people I can call to mind if asked to give a list of my *Top 5*. I detest Wendy Davis; I look at her and I see PURE EVIL looking back. Any person that can *justify* abortion on demand, particularly late term abortion or partial birth abortion is simply a MONSTER, one that can never be allowed to rise to any level of power.
These numbers point to the conclusion that Davis’ stand on the abortion issue, wildly popular among the Democrats’ feminist left, is significantly unpopular among many Texas Hispanic voters — most of them probably Catholic, but including a significant number of evangelical and Pentecostal Protestants. National Democratic strategists may hope that Davis can build a Texas majority on a feminist-black-Hispanic base. But that Hispanic base looks shaky. What enthuses one part of a party’s constituency can antagonize another part. This is true of Republicans as well as Democrats. But when you start out in the minority, as Democrats do in Texas, splitting your party base is dangerous.
Truer words were never spoken.
The Hispanic population of Texas is, for reasons known only to them, mostly Democrat. I don’t even begin to have an answer for WHY, but that’s the way it rolls. The Hispanic population of Texas is indeed mostly Catholic, and as such, mostly against abortion in ALL circumstances.
Once you factor in the Conservative Anglo Christian female population of Texas you can see where a pro-abortion Democrat may be facing insurmountable odds right from the start.
I hear a lot of Texas Democrats rant and rave about how they are going to turn Texas into a BLUE state, some are even saying that this upcoming election may be the one that gives them a possibility, but they assure me that by 2016 Texas will be a Blue state in the Democratic column.
My answer to that is; BULL BAGELS!
Unless the Democrats can brainwash most of the Hispanic population, male and female, and can do the same with the Conservative Anglo Christian population, Texas will remain a solid CONSERVATIVE RED state for the foreseeable future.
This piece came out in the Dallas Morning News today;
New Republican group hopes to counter Wendy Davis’ appeal to Texas women voters
A Republican group aimed at countering Wendy Davis’ appeal to Texas women has launched a political committee and begun posting on-line videos to promote the idea the GOP is not an enemy to women on issues they care about. In a telephone conference call Tuesday and a news conference today, Davis has denounced GOP rival Greg Abbott as part of what Democrats are calling a Republican war on women. She has chided Abbott for opposing equal pay for women in court. As attorney general, Abbott defended Prairie View University against a lawsuit by a female professor who said she wasn’t being paid the same as her male counterparts. Abbott fought her claim of pay equity and won in the Texas Supreme Court, which denied the professor a jury trial. Full Story Here
The above piece has a definite anti-Abbott tilt to it, railing on about Ted Nugent, and I have to admit, Greg Abbott DID give the Democrats something to work against him when he took Nugent out in public, but if these GOP ladies want to counter Wendy Davis’ appeal to Texas women voters all they need to do is hammer Davis with her own words regarding abortion.
Words and opinions have consequences, and sometimes, MASSIVE repercussions; Wendy Davis needs to be made painfully aware of that little fact!