Posted on | January 16, 2014 | 13 Comments
Erick Erickson dubbed Texas Democrat state Sen. Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie” last year when she filibustered a bill to reduce the legal window for abortion from 24 to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Stop and think about that for a minute: 24 weeks is nearly six months. Even if you are an advocate of “a woman’s right to choose,” you can hardly say that limiting abortion to 20 weeks is a serious infringement of that right. With advances in neonatal medicine, a fetus at 24 weeks is now viable. Let’s not mince words: Abortion at such a late stage of pregnancy is killing a baby that could survive.
Yet maintaining the legality of abortion at 24 weeks in Texas was such a crusade for Wendy Davis and Democrats that they shut down debate in the legislature to try to stop a bill — one with widespread voter support — to limit abortion to 20 weeks. And they did this even in the aftermath of the horrific Kermit Gosnell revelations.
So, guess who NBC decided to feature on the Today show?
In a glowing profile of Texas state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis that amounted to a campaign commercial on Wednesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Maria Shriver proclaimed: “Wendy Davis became a familiar name last year when she stood in her pink tennis shoes for eleven hours to defeat a Texas abortion bill. Even though the bill eventually passed, Davis became a star. And her story, her personal story, resonated across this country.” . . .
Beyond vaguely describing how Davis tried to “defeat a Texas abortion bill,” Shriver failed to ask a single question about the would-be governor’s staunch support for abortion in such a pro-life state. . . .
Having not once referred to Davis as liberal, Shriver made sure to label her Republican opponent: “Her likely opponent is Texas state attorney general Greg Abbott. He’s a man with a conservative record to match the blanket of red that covers most of Texas.”
According to a poll conducted by the Democratic polling company Public Policy Polling in November, Davis trailed Abbot by fifteen points. Shriver avoided any such polling data in her report.
Kyle Drennan’s report at Newsbusters doesn’t mention the crude partisan calculation involved in the Davis campaign (and NBC’s one-sided promotion of her campaign). Everybody knows Davis is ultimately doomed. However, by turning Davis into a national celebrity for “a woman’s right to choose” and then running her for governor, Democrats turned her into a magic fundraising machine.
This won’t turn Texas “blue,” but it will force Republicans to spend more money than usual to elect Greg Abbott governor. And this is a national Democrat Party strategy to force Texas GOP donors (who otherwise might be funding Republican candidates in “swing” districts around the country) to keep their money “at home.” The meltdown of ObamaCare has evidently upset that strategy — Democrats are now clearly on the defensive, and there is now little prospect Nancy Pelosi can recapture the House speaker’s gavel — but that was what the whole media-generated Wendy Davis “star” saga was originally about, and it’s disgusting.
Wendy Davis, Maria Shriver and Democrats’ fanatical support of “choice” is revealed as a bloodthirsty enthusiasm for death.