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Something special is about to happen in Texas.
Progressive media is going to watch helplessly as one of their Frankenstein creations, Wendy Davis, is tossed to the electoral ash heap. Never a serious candidate as much as a symbol of everything modern liberalism stands for, the goal of elevating Davis had nothing to do with her actually becoming governor of Texas. They have much bigger ideas in mind.
Everything about Davis and the snake oil show sold by media and her campaign echoes one of their previous successes: Launching another former state senator into the stratosphere of history without doing due diligence on who he actually was. Always print the myth because the truth doesn’t matter.
Fresh off the pink tennis shoes of a Ted Cruz/Rand Paul-inspired filibuster — complete with pocket catheter, jars of feces and an appearance from the dark lord himself — national media tried to portray Davis as a feminist icon. They cast her as a strong, independent woman; the next Ann Richards. Shortly after it was revealed she attended college at the expense of her ex-husband, whom she kicked to the curb right after he footed her last student loan payment.
The media tried to portray Davis as a struggling starlet during the worst of economic times. A small town girl living in a lonely world. A courageous young mother, like a script written for Julia Roberts’ latest Oscar bait. Turns out that anecdote was limited to just a couple of months.
Next came the Herculean effort to jump-start her campaign as a hip grassroots movement. Led by a generation of millennial girls who didn’t want none of that Rick Perry all up in their lady parts, Team Wendy would permanently turn Texas into a blue state. There were rallies held by comedian Sarah Silverman and tweets from Hollywood actresses. Then came the revelation — almost as if the Davis campaign was parodying a Pace Picante commercial — that a chunk of her campaign donations came from out of state.
Of course, that was followed by campaign ads and tweets claiming Greg Abbott was exploiting his disability, which led to the spectacular implosion of her entire campaign. Why lose with dignity when you can make the most absurd claims in hopes of headlines and an expanding national brand?
And that’s where the real lesson of Wendy Davis comes into play. The point of Wendy Davis was never to become governor of Texas as it was to expand her national identity. The other tactical usefulness of the Davis implosion is as a canary in the coal mine for Democrats, leftists and media alike as they prepare for a Hillary (or Elizabeth Warren) presidential campaign. The Davis campaign was a mere dry run for the coming liberal feminist revolution we’re all about to beaten over the head with, non-stop, for the next two years.
Davis served her purpose and will be hailed briefly as a martyred heroine who fought valiantly right before being aborted by the party altogether.
“Ready for Grandma” and the national party will toss her aside while compiling data on what issues polled well and applying that data to a national war for women. We will see the exact same celebrity endorsements and, thanks to the ever-radicalization of liberalism, probably more jars of poop as well.
Wendy herself will be forgotten, allowed to retire quietly into obscurity where no one will ever hear from or see her again — with her own show on MSNBC.Published in