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Can you guess the two main reasons Wendy Davis lost in Texas?

By Doug Powers  •  November 7, 2014 05:29 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

On Tuesday, Wendy Davis lost badly in Texas. All that is known at this time is A) It wasn’t Davis’ fault, and B) She’ll never go hungry again thanks to all the free meals she’ll be getting at Planned Parenthood “Lifetime Achievement Awards” dinners around the country to honor her for advocating fewer lifetimes to have achievements.

There are two main excuses being given for Davis’ loss to Greg Abbott. First, the Republicans’ “war on women” has metastasized so far that there was a backlash against General Patton in pink sneakers doing battle against that very onslaught:


Are they saying that white women were racist and sexist against a white woman? Solid logic. “White women’s ‘War on White Woman.'”

The second reason Davis lost? Don’t forget about the Ebola challenge her campaign faced

Zac Petkanas, a spokesman for the Davis campaign, chalked up the loss to the national Republican wave that swept over the midterm elections. “The losses that you are seeing in very blue states are simply amplified in states like Texas where there is already a structural advantage for Republicans,” he said. Another challenge, he said, was that Texas was at the center of two issues — immigration and the Ebola scare — that helped drive Republican voters to the polls.

Because if you’re scared of Ebola, your first impulse is to go wait in a line with hundreds of other people, get in a booth a dozen people have sneezed in and fill in a ballot with a pencil that was probably licked by a couple of runny-nosed toddlers.

Fun fact: The Davis campaign was so inept that 95 percent of its own straw men voted for Greg Abbott.

**Written by Doug Powers

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