Rush Limbaugh: Wendy Davis ‘embellished and falsified’ her entire biography

By Arturo Garcia
Monday, January 20, 2014 17:18 EDT
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Rush Limbaugh in 2010 (AFP)
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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh ripped Texas Democrats on Monday following the news that the party’s gubernatorial candidate, state Sen. Wendy Davis, had “blurred” parts of her biography.

“‘Blurred,’ folks, is a nice way of saying that her entire biography has been embellished and falsified by her,” Limbaugh said.

The Dallas Morning News reported on Saturday that, contrary to her official biography, Davis lived in a mobile home with her daughter from her first marriage for only a few months before moving into an apartment. She also divorced her first husband, Frank Underwood, when she was 21 years old, and not 19, as she has stated.

The News also reported that Davis’ second husband, Jeff Davis, paid for the last two years of her undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University, as well as her last year at Harvard Law School. The couple divorced in 2003, and Jeff Davis told the News it was “ironic” that she moved out the day after he made the last payment on the loan for her tuition costs.

He also suggested the revelations made for “a better narrative” than the one that spread in the wake of Wendy Davis’ June 2013 filibuster against Senate Bill 5.

“A lot of what she says is true,” Jeff Davis told the News. “When she was 21, it became a little easier for her. The first 21 years were about working one, two and three jobs, trying to get through, raising a kid, driving an old Toyota pickup truck that was the smallest you could find.”

Wendy Davis did not dispute the report, telling the News, “My language should be tighter. I’m learning about using broader, looser language. I need to be more focused on the detail.”

But Limbaugh dismissed the News’ account as an attempt to soften the blow for the sake of Democrats’ desperation to wrest Texas from Republican control.

“If they can turn Texas to a Democrat presidential state, that’s the end of Republicans winning the White House,” Limbaugh said. “Because they would have the electoral votes of New York, California, Texas and that would be it. And so, what’s a little myth-making? What’s a little lying?”

Listen to Limbaugh’s remarks, as posted online on Monday, below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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