The Legend of Wendy Davis: Separating Fact from Fiction
What is more, Davis has come out in support of "open-carry" laws, and has recently stated that she supports a 20-week abortion ban -- the one she famously filibustered against -- but couldn't support that ban's incarnation because of the restrictions it placed on clinics and providers. If these are the stances you need to take to be palatable Democratic candidate in Texas, well, you can see how far it is from turning blue.
But what perhaps is most pernicious about Davis's rags-to-riches, pulled myself up by my bootstraps political bio fiction is this: it perpetuates the myth of the American dream, that all it takes is a little elbow grease and some pluck and you can make it. But this just isn't true: economic mobility in the United States hasn't changed in 50-plus years and our income inequality is closer to that of Jamaica and Argentina than it is other Western nations.
So Davis didn't make it because she just wanted it more or was willing to make those sacrifices. She had a wealthy benefactor who made her path much easier. Davis's cognitive dissonance probably prevents her from admitting this, but that's her real bio. All this does is make her not that much different from any other narcissistic politician, Democrat or Republican.