Wendy Davis On Texas Open Carry: “I’m A Liar And Everyone Knows It”

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 8 months ago

Politico:

I am a lifelong Democrat. I proudly boast an “F” rating from the NRA. And, yet during my 2014 gubernatorial campaign in Texas, I supported the open carry of handguns in my state.

It is a position that haunts me.

Every few months, on the heels of a shooting that devastates a different corner of America, we find ourselves arriving at exactly the same place: Republicans offer their prayers; some offer up the idea of focusing our attention on mental health; almost none of them mention guns. Democrats talk background checks, magazine limits, closing the gun-show loophole and, ultimately, get exasperated. In the wake of the San Bernardino and Planned Parenthood shootings, the conversations we’re having now are almost exactly the same. Meaningful gun reform still seems as distant as it did when the Manchin-Toomey bill, which would have required background checks on all commercial gun sales, failed in 2013, mere months after 20 children and six adults were killed in a mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

As baffling as this would appear to an outside observer, I know why we keep ending up here. I know why because, even with my history of supporting sensible gun laws, I was cowed by the political realities of my state. Me, a Democrat who wasn’t afraid of making waves when it came to strapping on a pair of pink sneakers as a state senator and filibustering an anti-abortion bill for 13 hours. I might be doggedly progressive most of the time, but when it came to staking out my position on the open carry of handguns in a red state, none of that mattered.

[ … ]

I wanted the campaign conversation to be about education funding, equal pay for women and access to health care—not guns. But this was Texas. Fifty-eight percent of voters in the state think gun restrictions should be either loosened or left alone.

Against that backdrop, I chose to do something that was cleverer than it was wise. I decided to take a position in favor of open carry

Poor, poor Wendy.  But this smacks of repentance of the sin of freedom and liberty, something the progressives will never allow.  So a public explanation, turning, and confession is needed if her sins are to be washed away.  But the sin, notice well, isn’t some untoward dalliance, but rather the sin of caring too much.  If she is to be elected, says she, then the conversation must turn about the issues she can affect.

Thus, she compromised, but the compromise was over something that marks the difference between slave and free men, and the slaves will never allow her to feign being free.  This issue is too important.  It would have been better for her to have put this issue more bluntly.  Her statement should have read something like, “I know I supported open carry, but I lied about that and had I been elected I would vetoed every attempt to pass such legislation.”

Following this more Alinsky-like strategy would have made her a hero.  Now she’s just a goat.  Finally, notice what haunts her.  It isn’t letting her husband fund her way through law school and then divorcing him, or preventing further restrictions on abortion in Texas.  No, the screams of the babies she helped to murder don’t haunt her dreams.  It’s failure to stand firm on gun control.

Don’t worry, Wendy.  We all knew you were lying when you supported open carry, and this confession doesn’t make us think any differently about you.  You were a whore then and you’re still a whore today.


Comments

  1. On December 10, 2015 at 11:09 am, Fred said:

    Here is what Wendy Davis did-
    Psalm 106: 36-39
    And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
    Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
    And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
    Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.”

    And here is what happens next under the “leadership” of Wendy Davis and her ilk-
    versus 40- 42
    Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
    And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
    Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.

    What do ya know? For just some “old book” it sure does seem to speak about today now don’t it?

  2. On December 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Archer said:

    I read this and what I hear is, “I’m a hard-core ‘Progressive’ who supported open carry as a calculated measure to appear more moderate than I really am. If I had been elected, I would have pulled my support from the issue, but because I wasn’t elected my reputation will forever be tainted by my statements supportive of the Second Amendment. And that thought haunts me.”

    Also, Manchin-Toomey would not have “required background checks on all commercial gun sales”; such checks are already mandated and have been since the Brady bill. No, Manchin-Toomey would have required background checks on all gun transfers, commercial and private, sales and gifts, with few exceptions.

    But Ms. Pink Sneakers knows that already. That makes her a liar.

  3. On December 10, 2015 at 10:21 pm, John Walt said:

    We will move her out of Texas soon. All expenses paid. And that is all she really cares about anyway…

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