Saturday, February 1, 2014
Wendy Davis for Texas Governor!
Wendy Davis, currently running for Governor of Texas for the Democratic party, is considered a long-shot. No big surprise there...Texas has been on a GOP roll as of late. But please don't think being 'on a roll' in any way equates to 'doing a good job.' After all, this is the state party who brought us 8 years of Dubya in the White House and what seem like a kajillion years of Rick Perry as Texas head honcho.
But there's something happening in Texas that has me very hopeful and that is the prospect of Texas 'going blue' in the not-too-distant future. I could point to the increasing Latino demographic and its tendency to vote blue. But it's more than that...Wendy Davis sparked a fire last year with her abortion rights filibuster right up the highway in Austin. Texas WOMEN perked their ears. And you add a female voting bloc to a Latino voting bloc...well...you do the math.
But this past week, a certain Todd Kincannon out of bumf*ck South Carolina, a rabid teabagger, used twitter to spread some of the most vile, misogynistic filth (and I won't dignify it by posting a link here...) directed at Wendy Davis that can only mean one thing me: The GOP is scared of her. Because...guess what? If Texas goes blue (and it likely won't go blue with or without electing Wendy Davis)...then politics at a national level, i.e., the White House...the GOP is truly screwed. And I, for one, who has watched the GOP turn into a giant clown car, couldn't be happier!
GO, WENDY, GO!