Wendy Davis will no be the next governor of Texas. With nearly 60 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Greg Abbott is leading by 21 points, according to Fox News.
Wendy Davis is not backing down after her campaign released a widely condemned ad featuring a prolonged, ominous shot of an empty wheelchair. (Davis’s Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, is a paraplegic.)
On Monday, Davis’s campaign organized a press conference in an effort to prove that some of her best friends are confined to wheelchairs. “Greg Abbott got his justice. Why doesn’t he believe that a rape survivor or a person with a disability or a victim paralyzed forever…should get justice too?” Davis said. “What makes Greg Abbott think it’s okay to deny them, his fellow Texans, the justice that he rightly went to court to receive?”
But things got a little awkward at one point when one of the disabled speakers was dragged across the stage in a chair by (presumably) a member of the Davis campaign.
This is a real ad from the Wendy Davis campaign. The liberal superstar, who is trailing her opponent Greg Abbott by double digits, is clearly desperate, but even so, approving an attack ad that seeks to exploit Abbott’s disability, is a bit over the top.
Millionaire and public intellectual Paul Krugman takes homes a $225,000 salary (to do no actual work) from the publicly funded City University of New York. And that’s only a fraction of his total earnings, which include a six-figure salary from the New York Times, where he writes columns that regurgitate Democratic Party talking points in an authoritative voice.
Krugman’s latest is an attack on Gov. Rick Perry (R., Texas), who just took an exceedingly handsome mug shot and may run for president in 2016. Perry is also the governor of the state that leads the nation in job growth, a fact that doesn’t sit well with partisan hacks like Krugman: