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Wendy Davis Should Have Learned a Lesson on Exploiting the Handicapped From Larry David

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Gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis is one big Texas disaster. After her now-infamous campaign ad in which she essentially attacked opponent Greg Abbott for being in a wheelchair, she decided not to take the uncomfortable road to an apology, and instead doubled down.

Democratic strategist and former Howard Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi called her “desperate,” and predicted that Davis will absolutely not win the governor’s race. MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, another diehard liberal, said she “cringed” watching the ad. “She should be appealing to women, and she should be inspiring them and having a positive message,” said Mika. “Yikes.”

But Wendy isn’t listening to any of that criticism. On Monday, she made an awkward campaign appearance with a room full of wheelchair-bound supporters, almost as if to say “some of my best friends are handicapped.”

Beware, Surgers — this one is painful to watch:

Wendy, oh, Wendy. If ever a facepalm was completely warranted, the time is now.

And now that you’re likely in total wince-mode, make sure to watch the Curb Your Enthusiasm clip at the top of this page. Perhaps if Mrs. Davis had observed the cautionary tale of Larry David and the woman he aptly dubbed “Wendy Wheelchair,” this whole mess could have been avoided.


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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