Wendy Davis and Texas Democrats Filibuster Abortion Bill
Here is what Governor Doofus said about Wendy Davis:
In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.
. . . The louder they scream, the more we know that we are getting something done.
~ Governor Rick Perry at an Anti-Abortion Conference
Rick Perry's statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds. They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view. Our governor should reflect our Texas values. Sadly, Gov. Perry fails that test.
~ Senator Wendy Davis in response to Gov. Perry
Today, @GovernorPerry shamefully attacked me and my family, further exposing his belief that he knows what's best for Texas women.
— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) June 27, 2013
Rick Perry’s remarks are incredibly condescending and insulting to women. This is exactly why the vast majority of Texans believe that politicians shouldn’t be involved in a woman’s personal health care decisions. Women are perfectly capable of deciding whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child, and they don’t need Rick Perry’s help making that decision. What the world saw in Texas this week was democracy in action. The people had a voice this week, and we’ll make sure they have a voice in the weeks ahead.
~ Cecile Richards, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards of Texas and President of Planned Parenthood Action
Rick Perry Mansplains Wendy Davis
~ Charles Johnson on Little Green Footballs
I hope the executive mansion in Austin is haunted by the ghost of Ann Richards.
~ nounverb911 on Wonkette
I want Wendy to grow to her full potential by becoming Governor of Texas. I think that would really prove Perry's point.
~ Civil_Life on Wonkette
Yea, since Wendy Davis was a teen mom and it worked out for her, all teen girls should get pregnant.
~ GroupShrug on Wonkette
And remember, Texas used to be a big, bad, BLUE state. It will be again one day.
~ MaeZeppa on Huff Post
I've been wondering if Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry are the same person. Has anyone ever seen both of them in the same room?
~ kendanz on Huff Post
"The louder they scream, the more we know we are getting something done," Perry said.
The WRONG things, Perry, you're getting the WRONG THINGS done. That's why everyone is screaming.
~ Jeff1958 on Huff Post
This coming from the guy who runs the state with the highest teen pregnancies.
~ JustTheObvious on Huff Post
"The louder they scream, the more we know that we are getting something done." - Is it a) Rick Perry, or b) a serial rapist? #sb5
— allanbrauer (@allanbrauer) June 27, 2013
If you oppose reproductive rights but support the death penalty, you're not "pro-life." You're just anti-woman. #RickPerry
— Jason Febery (@JasonFebery) June 28, 2013
They're right. This is the endtimes. Rick Perry is lecturing us about motherhood.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 27, 2013
Dear America, Not all of us Texans voted for our talking hairdo of a governor. Thanks. Blue Texas
— Christopher Gonzalez (@chrsgnzlz) June 27, 2013
That awkward moment when Gov Rick Perry declares "Texans value life" on the same day Gov Rick Perry executes his 254th inmate #PissedAtPerry
— Path2Enlightenment (@Path2Enlighten) June 27, 2013
Rick Perry made the Wendy Davis comments at convention where one workshop is called "Pity the post-abortion man" http://t.co/6vadDNUhE8
— Sweet Woodlands (@sweetwoodlands) June 27, 2013
If Rick Perry was a famous chef, so many companies would be cutting ties with him right now.
— CC:Indecision (@indecision) June 27, 2013
I love how in America a teen mom can go on to Harvard Law, become an elected official & still get tut-tutted for not being a good girl.
— Lisa Schmeiser (@lschmeiser) June 27, 2013
"Perry’s argument boils down to this: Wendy Davis should oppose legal abortion because she wasn’t aborted herself." #SB5 #StandwithWendy
— Turn Texas Blue (@UniteBlueTX) June 27, 2013