In My Orbit: Wendy Davis and the War on Women

28 01 2014
Digital Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti /

Digital Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti /

So the Girl is ending the first month of the year getting rid of a cold. Thankfully, I am at the tail end of it, and I don’t live in the East, Middle, or Southern parts of the country. Getting well with 70-degree sunshiny days is about my speed right now.

The downtime has given me more time to catch up on reading and do some writing. The big news of 2013 so far is that my “In My Orbit” column that began at the Washington Times Communities has found a new home at Communities Digital News: telling the whole story 24 hours a day” is the site’s motto, and I’m happy to be a part of the telling! Same column, conservative politics, just a different location. So regular readers, please hop on over and make the switch! Communities Digital News.

My last two opinion columns have centered around Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who is running for governor of the same. Wendy made her national debut with an 11-hour filibuster of a late-term abortion ban bill. Immediately she gained hero status on the Left, and scorn on the right. I don’t have much respect for anyone that would stand and support killing children, but was not surprised by the sudden rocket to stardom and adulation she received.

Wendy crafted a feminist-friendly “up-by-her-bootstraps” bio that included single motherhood, a trailer park, and working her way through undergraduate and law school educations. When the Dallas Morning News wrote a pretty softball piece that revealed the shadings of proof in her bio, that’s when the bubble burst.

“If this Dallas Morning News story shows anything, it is that Wendy Davis is out for herself and her own agenda. It really is no surprise that she would take a stand on such a selfish and barbaric act as late-term abortions, then build an entire campaign around that stand and a false biography. Her actions in her personal and political life reflect a grasping opportunism that sorely needs to be expunged from politics, not encouraged.”

Read the rest in my CDN pieces:

Wendy Davis embellishes her own life while denying life to the preborn, and

Powers is wrong: Right attacks Wendy Davis because she is  fraud.

The whole “War on Women” mantra is making a comeback, especially with all the talk of Hillary Clinton running for President in 2016. There needs to be a familiar false mantra to cover any attacks on her record as Secretary of State. You say, “Benghazi”, they say, “War on Women”! And so it goes…

Da Tech Guy has been good enough to document the real “War on Women”, and the people involved don’t have Rs behind their name. Also a good read: War on Women Update Carlos Henriquez D-MA Day 569/14.

The sad commentary on this is the only ones who seem to be addressing the topic are Republican men. Which is why I was happy to find this video by Chicks on the Right (h/t Stacy on the Right):

Palate cleanser. More please–other conservative women, what say you?

In My Orbit: RNC Convention Fevah!

31 08 2012

Digital Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti /

Political junkie that I am, it’s a no-brainer that I watched the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. I’ll also watch the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina too; if for nothing else, comic relief.

Wednesday’s RNC lineup was not only inspiring, but a powerful testament to which party truly makes a place for women of all races, colors, and creeds. I was particularly over the moon listening to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Secretary Rice is a class act who still has not received her due! The speech was powerful, yet measured with grace and hope–and she did the entire thing without a teleprompter. I hope this is not the last time we see her on the national stage–she is sorely needed. The Grio agrees with me: Why Condoleezza Rice’s RNC Speech Matters.

And a big “Wow” for New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez! As the first Hispanic female Governor, she represented and energized the audience with her story. The money quote from her speech came from a personal story about how why switched parties. While still a Democrat,  she was invited to dinner with two state Republican representatives who simply shared about values, policy, role and size of government, without injecting the labels of “conservative”, “liberal”, “Democrat”, “Republican”. When Governor Martinez and her husband walked away from the meeting, she said,  “Well, I’ll be damned, we’re Republicans!”

She brought down the house, and rightfully so.

Earlier segments saw shorter speeches from Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina, the first Indian-American woman Governor of her state. And rising star Mia Love, a Black woman running for a Congressional seat for the state of Utah. Both women’s stories are weaved with the same theme: daughters of immigrants who came to America to pursue a dream, and instilled in their children self-reliance, self-determination, and a belief that in America, there are no barriers save the ones you place on yourself. You can achieve anything.

So while the GOP was highlighting its best and brightest (many of them women) for the future of the Party, what was going on outside? A protest by Planned Parenthood in conjunction with Code Pink, under the “War on Women” meme. The ridiculous Code Pinkos were dressed in vaginas–you heard me–VAGINAS!

When this rambling, uninformed, and inarticulate young woman is the face of your movement, it does not bode well for your message:

And then you look at the DNC lineup. Old retreads is the nicest term I could use. President Bill Clinton (talk about War on Women!), President Jimmy Carter, the egregious Rahm Emmanuel, and Governor Jennifer Granholm. I think Mayor Corey Booker and California District Attorney Kamala D. Harris are the youngest and freshest, and among the few minorities taking the stage. Nothing “Forward” about it.

Then there is Sandra Fluke, the poster child for free contraception, and the doofus Debbie Wasserman Schultz. For some reason, they decided to crash the RNC on its last night and said that the GOP women were just “shiny packaging”. Seriously? I’ll take “shiny package” over “vagina” and killing babies any day.

All I have to do is compare and contrast the women leaders of the GOP with the sorry examples listed above to see which party has the War on Women.


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