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Wendy Davis’s character has one property, and one only: ambition. Not the kind of ambition an aspiring football player gunning for the NFL had, like Scott Turner. But a Jordan Belfort, Wolf of Wall Street blind ambition, which knows no excess, and has no boundaries. Davis has only one goal: amassing personal power, and she’ll let nobody or nothing stand in her way.
Ambition defines Wendy Davis. A colleague who supported Davis on the Fort Worth City Council (as a Republican), said:
“Wendy is tremendously ambitious,” he said, speaking only on condition of anonymity in order to give what he called an honest assessment. “She’s not going to let family or raising children or anything else get in her way.”
He said: “She’s going to find a way, and she’s going to figure out a way to spin herself in a way that grabs at the heart strings. A lot of it isn’t true about her, but that’s just us who knew her. But she’d be a good governor.”
I disagree. She not only wouldn’t be a good governor, but she would also be the definition of a bad governor. In fact, she’s the definition of the bad politician, a bad leader, a bad legislator, a bad anything in government. Blind ambition makes despotic leaders.
From the very beginning, Davis has cultivated an image, stalked and preyed upon a long-term goal of being powerful. All the stories of being young and living in a trailer (her first husband’s trailer, she wasn’t destitute), that’s a carefully crafted narrative. Ever on the prowl, she hooked up with her father’s friend, who had served on the Fort Worth City Council (Jeff Davis served in district 4 from 1977-1981), who was 13 years her senior, who had money in the bank. She married him, and he paid for her TCU education, and cashed in his 401(k) to pay for her Harvard education, raising her children while she was off in Red Square, Massachusetts.
Returning from Harvard with the proper credentials, Davis had little interest in building a family life: she went into law practice to pay off the Harvard loans. The day after they were paid, she left Jeff Davis, and let him keep the kids. They were in the way. Ann Coulter called that “ironic” in the same way we call things “entirely predictable”:
It’s ironic — my car stopped running right after I ran out of gas.
It’s ironic — my house was broken into, and the next thing I knew all my valuables were missing.
It’s ironic — I was punched in the face right before my nose broke.
Someone I personally know who interacted with Davis on the Fort Worth City Council said she was a “conniving b**ch”, and this from someone whom I rarely hear use that kind of language.
It’s no surprise that Davis chose HB2 and the abortion issue to make her “stand”. This wasn’t some personal moral issue driving her, like she simply must defend women’s abortion rights. It was a calculated act to gain notoriety, move to the front page, secure funding from all over the country, and become the darling of the progressive movement. If Davis could fool Republicans into thinking she was Annie Oakley with a touch of Sarah Palin, she’d be driving her pickup truck into Austin with a six-shooter on her side and a deer on the hood. But she couldn’t do that, because conservatives can spot blind ambition better than liberals.
It’s easy to obscure blind ambition and desire for power behind a feminist mask (just ask Hillary and Elizabeth Warren). Liberals will believe anything, any lie, spin, or fiction, in order to advance their ideas. So what if the person telling them stories isn’t interested in them? Isn’t everyone a power-hungry, conniving liar (they certainly think conservatives are).
Wendy Davis is a one-act show all right. Erick calls her “Abortion Barbie”, a term she professes to hate (but I think she secretly enjoys, since it helps her raise money), but in fact, she’s “Ambition Barbie” right down to the last blonde strand. If she somehow makes it into the governor’s mansion, we can prepare ourselves for a Texas emulating Obama’s sycophant-loving, power-grabbing ways. And don’t think that Davis would stop there.
Wendy Davis must not be governor of Texas. I don’t say this about people often, and I temper it with Christian grace to pray for her—Davis should not be governor of Texas because she truly is a person of poor moral character, a person who cares about only herself and the power she seeks. I will do whatever I can to see Greg Abbott win in November.