Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You'd Probably Think an UNFIT Mother as Unfit to Hold Elective Office...BUT Wendy Davis Disagrees

Wendy Davis

Democrat Wendy Davis has repeatedly told the story of her struggle as a single mom who put herself through Harvard but it turns out, that story isn't at all true. An article published in The Dallas Morning News ( detailed the real situation of Davis' life and those details aren't very flattering.

Ms. Davis was 21, not 19, when she was divorced. She lived only a few months in the family mobile home while separated from her husband before moving into an apartment with her daughter.

As a single mother working two jobs, she met Jeff Davis, a lawyer 13 years older than her, and in short order, married him and had a second daughter. He paid for her last two years at Texas Christian University and her time at Harvard Law School, and kept their two daughters while she was in Boston. When they divorced in 2005, he was granted parental custody, and the girls stayed with him. Wendy Davis was directed to pay child support.

WHY was Jeff Davis given full custody?

According to that recent Dallas Morning News article; “Jeff Davis said the marriage had failed, citing adultery on her part and conflicts that the couple could not overcome. The final court decree makes no mention of infidelity, granting the divorce solely “on the ground of insupportability.”

“Amber was 21 and in college. Dru was in ninth grade. Jeff Davis was awarded parental custody. Wendy Davis was ordered to pay $1,200 a month in child support.

“She did the right thing,” he said. “She said, ‘I think you’re right; you’ll make a good, nurturing father. While I’ve been a good mother, it’s not a good time for me right now.’”

“Wendy Davis declined to discuss the circumstances or terms of the divorce.

“When I decided to run for governor, I promised my girls we would not revisit a time that was terribly difficult for them,” she said. “I will tell you it was very important to me that Dru stay in her childhood home. It was a very difficult time in our life.”

She said: “I very willingly, as part of my divorce settlement, paid child support. That was at my request, not any court telling me I needed to financially support my daughters.”
A former colleague and political supporter who worked closely with Davis when she was on the council said the body’s work was very time-consuming.”

According to her own words, she put her career ahead of her family and the court DID, in fact, order child support. That sounds very much like an UNFIT mother to me.

Jeff Davis noted that was right around the time that he’d made the final payment on her Harvard Law School loan that she walked out on him and the children. “It was ironic,” he said. “I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left.”

Not surprisingly, Ms. Davis is now blaming her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, for "attacks" on her personal life and has taken to lecturing Mr. Abbott about the "struggles" Abbott just doesn't understand.

Interestingly enough, Gregg Abbott has been in a wheel chair since he was 26-years-old after a tree fell on him while running and paralyzed him from the waist down.

Unlike Davis, Abbott has never asked for pity or to be treated differently due to his actual real-life struggles.

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