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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:50 PM

Wendy Davis to President "Visit the Border"

AUSTIN, Texas — Pressure on President Barack Obama to visit the Texas border is now coming from the state's most prominent Democrat, Wendy Davis, who on Thursday echoed Republicans urging him to see firsthand the crisis of thousands of young migrants entering the U.S.

Davis, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor whose campaign has garnered nationwide support, stopped short of criticizing Obama but expressed hope he would make time.

"It's one thing to hear the number. It's another thing to see for yourself the people — thousands — who are coming across," she said.

... The White House has insisted there was little the president could learn from a border visit that he didn't already know. Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry, one of Obama's harshest critics, met with the president in Dallas on Wednesday and put a border visit on a list of requests to Obama.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, has also criticized Obama for skipping the border.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/10/5962316/wendy-davis-obama-should-make.html


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MeatSandwich Jul 2014 OP
Zimm_Man_Fan Jul 2014 #1
MeatSandwich Jul 2014 #2
Zimm_Man_Fan Jul 2014 #3
MeatSandwich Jul 2014 #7
Bfree Jul 2014 #4
USNRET1988 Jul 2014 #6
Bfree Jul 2014 #8
southernwriter Jul 2014 #5
DrunkTeddy Jul 2014 #9
MeatSandwich Jul 2014 #10

Response to MeatSandwich (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:54 PM

1. Ever since she wrapped up the Dem nomination, Wendy has been swerving hard

to the Right.

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Response to Zimm_Man_Fan (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:59 PM

2. So, that's your explanation? She doesn't strike me as being very right-wing at all.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:02 PM

3. She's not, but it's Texas and she knows if she's to have a prayer in the general election

a more conservative stance is going to be necessary on at least SOME issues, like guns. This mild criticism of Obama is right in line with that: in the inevitable debate with her GOP opponent she'll be able to say "I criticized my own President on this issue."

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Response to Zimm_Man_Fan (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:28 PM

7. Okay, I'll buy that. I just hate that politics has to play

such a pivotal role in these matters.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:03 PM

4. Why should he go to the border?

Those kids don't have any money for a fund raiser. Besides he can always read about it in the newspapers.

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Response to USNRET1988 (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:56 PM

8. Thank you for your service

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Response to MeatSandwich (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:06 PM

5. Interesting.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:21 PM

9. STFU Wendy! nt

 

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Response to DrunkTeddy (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 06:23 PM

10. Ha

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