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When confronted with the discrepancy in her life story, Davis let a few days pass then issued a statement that included criticism of her opponent Texas Governor Greg Abbott which ended with the suggestion that he shouldn't criticized her because he "hasn't walked a day in [her] shoes." On Twitter, she lambasted Abbott for not understanding struggles Texans face.
The problem for Davis, is that Abbott has been in a wheel chair since becoming paralyzed in an accident at 26 years old.
I am willing to overlook the Twitter comment given its general nature and the Twitter often captures comments made with little reflection. But drafting a statement that takes a shot at her wheel bound opponent for not having "walked a day in my shoes," well that's plain stupid. Any halfway intelligent politico would know that's a bad idea. You have to wonder who is handing out poor advice to Davis or whether Davis is ignoring good advice.
Same to with the slogan of the campaign, "Stand With Wendy." I know the slogan predated the campaign and arose out of her filibustering for the "right" to middle and late term abortions. But when she found out her opponent would be the Abbott, one would have thought Davis and her campaign stafff would understand the need to transition to a slogan that didn't focus on "standing."
If the week wasn't bad enough for the Davis campaign, within the last 24 hours hidden video has been released showing Davis' volunteers mocking Abbott, including his disability.
WND describes the video:
The new video shows a volunteer for Davis... criticizing her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott.
“First of all, he’s not good looking,” said one volunteer. “He doesn’t speak very well. He doesn’t have a good personality. And he’s in a wheelchair.”
Another volunteer immediately started laughing.
This time instead of attacking the perceived messenger, Davis criticized the conduct of her volunteers: "The language used in this video about Greg Abbott is abhorrent.”The video also shows Lisa Wortham, a deputy voter registrar, saying: “I’m really wondering how this is going to work out, since he’s in a wheelchair, and the slogans are ‘stand with Wendy.’”Wortham is shown being asked about forging signatures on absentee ballots. She covered her ears and then went on to admit, “People do that all the time.”Battleground Texas volunteer Celeste Grahm then added, “I don’t think it’s legal, but I didn’t hear you say that.”