On Thursday, a shocking new video was released which captured offensive comments by members of the Wendy Davis campaign targeting Greg Abbott. The footage was originally obtained during an investigation into Obamacare navigators, the organization Battleground Texas which is trying to get the state to turn blue, and their joint connection to Obama's Organizing for America.
Abbott and Davis are running to be elected as Texas Governor; Davis has been the darling of the liberals while conservatives have dubbed her as "Abortion Barbie" and, after the recent disclosures over the truth of her background, "Gold Digger". Abbott is the current Texas Attorney General that has been trying to ensure voter fraud does not continue in Texas and has been battling U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder the entire way.
The mission of Battleground Texas is to try to turn the electoral votes blue and thereby prevent another Republican from being elected President of the United States. The Obamacare navigators are under heavy scrutiny since video surfaced showing some of them telling potential enrollees to lie on their healthcare application so that they wouldn't be charged higher rates.
Some of the comments that are seen and heard on the video include:
- "Since he's in a wheelchair and most the slogans are 'Stand with Wendy' and 'Stand with Texas Women', isn't that amazing to think of? He's in a wheelchair and we want to stand with Wendy?"
- "Greg Abbott is not, he's really not a sure thing, and he's really not real electable. First of all he's not good looking, he doesn't speak very well, he doesn't have a good personality, and he's in a wheelchair."
What is truly shocking to consider is that one of the most revered Democratic presidents was Franklin D. Roosevelt -- and he, too, was in a wheelchair.
But Abbott alone isn't the target of these groups; there is footage of Deputy Voter Registrar and attorney Lisa Wortham where she mockingly covers her ears and admits that forging signatures on absentee ballots does indeed happen and says, "I've seen people do that all the time."
Celeste Grahm, a Battleground Texas volunteer, added, "I don't think it's legal but I didn't hear you say that." This type of disdain toward the sanctity of the voting process, the very liberties that our brave men and women in uniform are dying for, is shocking and disgraceful.
And it's also important to keep in mind that these groups are the ones that are so desperately trying to keep Texas from implementing new legislation to prevent voter fraud.
The video was released by Project Veritas which is a non-partisan organization and does not advocate for political candidates nor parties. Their mission is to expose waste, fraud, dishonest, and self-dealing. The film was by Joel Gilbert and Highway 61 Entertainment.