Rick Perry Says Former Teen Mother Wendy Davis “Hasn’t Learned From Her Own Example”

Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed his state's impending anti-abortion legislation--and the woman who successfully filibustered it Tuesday night--at the National Right to Life Convention this morning in Dallas.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry addressed his state’s impending anti-abortion legislation–and the woman who successfully filibustered it Tuesday night–at the National Right to Life Convention this morning in Dallas. Here’s what he said about Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth):

No life is trivial in God’s eyes. And the fact is, who are we to say that children born in the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful lives? 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.

Yesterday Perry called a second special legislation session to vote on anti-abortion bill next week.

A video from the opposition researchers at Think Progress is above.

 

54 comments
sacredh
sacredh

How much are the democrats giving Perry under the table to alienate women voters? This insidious plot by the democrats to have republicans burn every bridge with women, Hispanics, blacks, the young, the educated, Asians, the poor, the middle class, the secular and the unemployed is a blatant attempt to let the republicans become a regional party.  The democrats are providing vast amounts of money to the idiot faction in the republican party to represent what the GOP thinks as a whole. 

drudown
drudown

No array of terms can aptly summarize the sheer arrogance when conservative lawmakers start telling educated, upright and professional women how they should live their lives, i.e., as the same corrupted politicians pay lip service to Libertarian ideals, irony steals any semblance of substance in the rest of our eyes.

roknsteve
roknsteve

So RiP is a little dictator who hates women?  Can't we give Texas back to Mexico?

evil.aaronm
evil.aaronm

Rick Perry thinks we should "value every life."  Except those that he kills in his death chambers.  Nope, no problem with that at all.

labman57
labman57

And Perry wonders why the American people determined him to be anunworthy candidatefor the presidency ...

Self-righteous Rick and his fellow Republicans in the state legislature reside in a political bubble -- isolated from the world of verifiable facts and true public opinion -- where the only voices that they hear are the reverberating echoes of their own reality-devoid rhetoric.

MrObvious
MrObvious

And Perry should learn from his and GOPs. This subject is not good for GOP, regardless if they think it's 'morally' right. Wendy cleaned his clock and he's back for second. It's not smart to shine so much light on a subject that's usually something GOP tries to ram through in the dead of night.

Calling another special session over it and then attack Wendy? Well that's just not wrong or ugly, it's politically moronic.

NiteLite
NiteLite

I do not beleive in name calling on blogs or comments but Perry truly fits the definition of a MORON.

loverofalllife
loverofalllife

Mommy, Daddy, please don't kill me!! Mommy, Daddy, I'm sorry!! I didn't mean to be conceived!! Mommy, Daddy, please don't murder me as if I was a roach on your kitchen counter!! Mommy, Daddy, please don't kill me!! Mommy, Daddy, please don't ki........................

mtngoatjoe
mtngoatjoe

How many thousands of dollars are being spent on this special election? I don't know. But I do know that not one penny is being spent to prevent unintended pregnancies in the first place. 

Free long-term, reversible birth control for all women (think IUDs)!

jmac
jmac

OOOhhh.   Is he a little bit afraid she might run for governor?   What's next, telling her to lie back and enjoy it if she's raped?  

I'm ready to send her a big fat check and to work my buns off - even door to door.   You go girl!  

grape_crush
grape_crush

Hmm.. something is off here, Dias.

Wendy Davis (politician)* : "Wendy Russell was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island, and moved to Fort Worth with her family at age 11. Her parents divorced at that age, and she was raised by a single mother with a sixth-grade education and had to raise four children without any child support. Russell began working at age 14, first by selling newspaper subscriptions and then by waitressing at a restaurant. She graduated from Richland High School in 1981, marrying shortly thereafter at age 18 and having a daughter named Amber. A year later, Russell was divorced and a single mother."

Whaddaya know? Governor Goodhair isn't quite giving the right impression, is he? Difficult circumstances, yes, but not an unwed teen mom as the governor is implying...Oh, and change that crappy, misleading headline too, will you, Elizabeth? You should know better than to take anything a GOPer politician says at face value.

....

Above that, Perry is a complete tool for saying that Davis is hypocritical because she didn't get an abortion when she was younger...if Perry thinks that having a kid disqualifies a woman from supporting reproductive choice, then being a male should disqualify him from opening his Texas-sized piehole, period.

 (*from wikipedia)

DennisS.Home
DennisS.Home

My God, Perry wants to rape and rape and rape. Perry wants to insert his tyrannical big government into out bodies and our bodies' medical services. Perry wants to insert his hatred into our lives and subject the citizens of Texas and the United States to his racism, to his discriminations, and to his WAR ON WOMEN.


Perry will not tell me or my loves ones what to do. I don't take orders from that idiot tyrant Perry. If Perry tries to rape me or my loved ones he will suffer the full effect of his criminal acts and he will be severely punished.

gysgt213
gysgt213

Rick only said this because he is in fear for his life and he is scared.  He going to push his female press secretary out front after.

Pollopa
Pollopa

The rest of Perry's comment "...and while I insult all women, I take this pen and sign into law the further gerrymandering of Texas congressional districts mere days after SCOTUS conservatives said I could put my finger in the eye of justice for all. Speaking of justice, did you see I killed off another one of those people under our wonderful death sentencing laws. It's good to be me. Suck it!"

AlistairCookie
AlistairCookie

Gov GoodHair just doesn't get it.

So, he's trying to invoke Davis' [irrelevant] personal life in some way to imply that she a) considered abortion, as a married teen mom, but chose not to and b) that since she did not have an abortion she should not advocate for all women to make that choice for themselves.

Sigh.  For the party that claims the mantle of freedom, they sure are interested in legislating what women do with their bodies, and who can and cannot marry whom.  

I'm going to leave this chart here:  http://www.amptoons.com/blog/images/prolifebeliefchart.gif

It's good reading, I promise.  Really sums up a lot with regards to Pro-Life beliefs.

ApostasyUSA
ApostasyUSA

Mark Twain wrote:

“I was afraid of a united church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.”  

What strange hypocritical creatures Republicans are these days.  They say they are against gay marriage but then you find them tapping their toes in airport bathrooms trying to score on the under.

Do Republicans think life begins at conception but ends at birth?

I do not think philosophical grounds are enough to remove the right of women to make their own choice.....and furthermore.....Are we willing as voters, to support the social systems necessary to avoid abortions within society; i.e. education, health-care, ending poverty?

Republicans say they care about life but didn't bat an eye when GfW killed 150,000 innocent Iraqis in a war for oil.  Republicans say they care about spending but had no problem blowing 2.2 trillion tax dollars in said war. Republicanism is an exercise in hypocrisy.  Republicans don't stand for anything, and the tragedy is, no one asks them to.

FeebWillis
FeebWillis

Mr. Perry is a sanctimonious hypocrite and knows a heck of a lot less about the "bible" than he thinks he knows.  In the 2nd Century AD, the Talmud which is faithfully based on the Oral Law that Jesus Himself adhered to, said that in spite of the many capital offenses listed in the Bible, "Any court that sees fit to execute a person more frequently than once in 75 years is a Killer Court."   And Texas executes a person every three weeks.

rpearlston
rpearlston

Gov Pertry, are you aware that the Romans said that someone who points a finger at another points 3 at himself.  Gov, that is precisely what you are doing by pointing to Ms Davis and saying that she has not learned form her experiences.  Sir, you have learned nothing about women,  nothing about minorities, nothing about anything, simply because you refuse to open your mind to the possibility that someone else may have a point, may need a hand up, may even be (horror of horrors) RIGHT about something.

You, sir, are the one who has learned nothing form experience, and the truth is that that makes you unfit to run even an ant farm. let alone a state.

S_Deemer
S_Deemer

Apparently Rick Perry hasn't learned from his own example of repeatedly putting his foot in his mouth during the 2012 presidential campaign.

DabizLegend
DabizLegend

Wendy is irresponsible and ignorant. I'm glad her kid isn't apart of my bloodline.

Mr.Right
Mr.Right

@sacredh  you're a moron .. The democrats idiotic level of "pandering" is insulting to women's intelligence. If anything Wendy Davis abandoning her daughter is a disgrace not only to women but humanity ..But that's no surprise with fascist-progressive democrats who oppose free choice unless its partial birth abortion in market place in favor of bureaucratic-dictate

Diecash1
Diecash1

@JesusHatesLiberalsThe democrats are providing vast amounts of money to the idiot faction in the republican party to represent what the GOP thinks as a whole.

That's called a delusion.  It's time for you to wake up and realize what a pile of idiots comprise today's GOP.  There's no need for the Dems to pile on when you have such a wide assortment of lunatics running the party.

BTW, Jesus was the original, dirty hippy liberal.


loverofalllife
loverofalllife

@evil.aaronm Someone has to be awfully stupid and brainless to compare an innocent unborn child to a capital murderer who was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death for heinous crimes. That child has done nothing to warrant it's casual destruction. It's not a roach on your kitchen counter, it is a living, breathing, heart-beating, innocent human being.

Mr.Right
Mr.Right

@labman57  DEMOCRATS ARE DISGRACE!  Wendy Davis abandoning her daughter is a disgrace not only to women but humanity ..But that's no surprise with fascist-progressive democrats who oppose free choice unless its partial birth abortion  but hell no free choice in market place  they rathr rule by bureaucratic-dictate


fuzzydog999
fuzzydog999

@grape_crush I want to congratulate you for being able to so wisely express what I was thinking but couldn't correctly manipulate into words. You have my respect ma'am

MrObvious
MrObvious

@grape_crush 

Only for someone like Perry and his slobbering base does her keeping a child and not abort it make sense. I don't know what kind of mental dysfunction would make anyone say that, but he sure did.

rpearlston
rpearlston

@DabizLegend She was married to the father of her child.  There goes your assertions of irresponsibility and ignorance.  More precisely, you've turned those assertions around onto yourself.  She's probably more than glad that you and your ilk are not a part of her child's bloodline.

Mr.Right
Mr.Right

@mantisdragon91 @roknsteve  Wendy Davis abandoning her daughter is a disgrace not only to women but humanity ..But that's no surprise with fascist-progressive democrats who oppose free choice unless its partial birth abortion  but hell no free choice in market place  they rathr rule by bureaucratic-dictate


evil.aaronm
evil.aaronm

@loverofalllife Ok, so, we don't value "every life," then?  Some are worth less than others?  Because Gov. Perry did say he valued every life.  And your login says, "loverofalllife."  Does that apply even to those convicted of heinous crimes?

Technically, fetuses don't breath.

Finally, as Diecash pointed out, not every prisoner murdered at the hands of the state was, in fact, guilty of the crime, even if they were convicted.  That presumes that the system is flawless, and we all know that's cow patties.  So, some of those executed prisoners are also innocent human beings.  How do you feel about that?  As a lover of all life, do you protest that, too?

Diecash1
Diecash1

@loverofalllife @evil.aaronm You must be a complete and utter moron if you believe that every person that has been executed in the U.S., especially Texas, is guilty of the crime in which he was convicted.  Perry and his ilk pay lip service to "life" as they pretend to care about the unborn and, once born, they care not how these people live, or die.  It's utterly pathetic.

DabizLegend
DabizLegend

@rpearlston @DabizLegend She got divorced twice. Goes to show you that she's a horrible woman lol. Smart men don't divorce on the basis of small problems. Her situation was a monster.

DabizLegend
DabizLegend

@Hollywooddeed @DabizLegend Being unwilling to take lives of others is such a horrible thing these days. I guess the female progressive population is turning into savage beast. You minus well eat the kids that you kill. That would really bring you closer to your animal counter parts.

evil.aaronm
evil.aaronm

@Libtards-UNITE Does it matter?  Brain? Check.  Etc?  Check.  innocence?  We'll never know.  Mr. "We Value All Life" has killed them dead.  Yay for hypocrites!

Libtards-UNITE
Libtards-UNITE

@evil.aaronm @loverofalllife Ok brainiac.  I can definitely say that 100% of the unborn babies are not felons, are not rapists and are not murderers.  Can you say that about the folks sitting on death row?  uh huh...

Have you checked out a pic of a 20 week old fetus lately?  Head, check.  Brain, check.  Beating heart, check.  Ok, so maybe they aren't in the position of actually breathing yet (kinda hard to do in mom's tummy don't you think?).  Your argument is absolutely stupid.  As are you.

loverofalllife
loverofalllife

@Diecash1 @loverofalllife @evil.aaronm Oh, Ye of no conscience. It is most unfortunate for the unborn children of the world that the parents of Abortion-Lovers like yourselves, who would have those children casually slain, did not believe in abortion.

Diecash1
Diecash1

@DabizLegend I'll give credit where credit is due -- you are certainly one of the more ignorant trolls on this blog.  Kudos, dumba$$.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

So divorce makes someone a real bad person.  Great!  You just indited the Republican northwest of Arkansas where 2-3-4-5 marriages are common in this "family oriented" religious fundamentalist area.  If you really cared about life, you would support family planning, pre-natal care, and all of the WIC issues but since you don't, you aren't pro-life, just pro-zygote or pro-fetus which is the name for what might become a person once they are born.  Obviously you were home-schooled because you seem to lack any understanding of biology.

DabizLegend
DabizLegend

You people aren't intelligent lol. Promoting social issues is actually making you dumber. None of this involves improving the education system or making the world better for the millions of American children. You folks are really an abomination, and nothing to smile about. I don't respect you bigoted, uninformed twirps. Before you start spewing nonsense, at least make sure the science is there to prove your point. This situation rivals the one we face with homosexuality and lesbianism. None of you a$$holes have a cue card with valid information or data on it. If I were to ask you to write an essay on why your mentality is distorted, and based on very little facts. You'd flunk with an 'F' -- God doesn't approve, and your moral compass is upside down. Maybe that's why Obama's economy is going in the wrong direction to. Done.



DabizLegend
DabizLegend

@Hollywooddeed @DabizLegend If the option to abort didn't exist. What these women do? Pull the baby out themselves? And you don't even have a kid to start with lol!!!!! The Liberal style is to kill those who can't kill you. As long as you aren't being killed, life will go on.

Hollywooddeed
Hollywooddeed

@DabizLegend @Hollywooddeed  Then by all means, don't have one.

I'm not sure what you tell yourself that makes you think you have any say in private matters between women and their doctors.  Keep your pointy nose out of it and mind your own business.  Women make decisions all the time and they don't include you.