Not content to let Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott wade into the stupid pool without a spotter, political adviser David Carney, the mastermind who made Rick Perry seem like a perfectly acceptable politician to the Texas voting public, decided it’d be great to criticize Wendy Davis on Twitter. Because that didn’t at all backfire for Abbott when he did it back in August.
Davis, who became almost a liberal folk hero in an infamously Republican Texas after her epic filibuster of an abortion bill in the State Senate, is currently contemplating a gubernatorial run. If she decides to throw her filibuster sneakers into the ring, she’d face Abbott, the Texas Attorney General who was recently criticized for responding positively on Twitter to a tweet from one of his supporters referring to Davis as “retard Barbie.” Though it seemed that Abbott was soundly excoriated for his Twitter fuck-up, his team of advisers must have thought Abbott’s campaign could withstand some more idiocy, because on Thursday, Carney tweeted this:
According to the Dallas Morning News, Carney was cheerleading for gun enthusiasts by touting the recent Colorado recall of two state senators who’d supported gun control measures after the Aurora and Sandy Hook shootings (they both lost their elections this week). The post Carney links to refers to Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” adding that the Harvard Law School grad and Texas state senator “is even dumber than her fake blonde hair would imply.”
Carney subsequently received a tongue-lashing from Texas Democrats for his ongoing effort to alienate female voters. Said Will Hailer, executive director of the state Democratic Party,
It’s clear that Abbott’s advisers are following a strategy of offending every woman voter in the state of Texas
A woman who worked her way from a trailer park to graduate from Harvard Law School with honors is anything but stupid.
Davis hasn’t done anything to merit criticisms of her intelligence, unlike Carney and Abbott, who’ve each offered proof of their massive social media stupidity.
[h/t: The Daily Beast]
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