Wendy Davis As "Abortion Barbie" Is Artist Sabo's Latest Terrible Creation
Note to self: Expect the unexpected if campaigning while female. Case in point: Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis is "Abortion Barbie," according to conservative opponents of her campaign. Davis, who's been dealing with the nickname throughout her campaign, was greeted in Los Angeles on Thursday by giant posters depicting her as a plastic Barbie doll with a plastic baby in her stomach. Next to her is a plasticized black baby, its head menacingly placed between the points of a pair of scissors.
If you're thinking "WTF?", we're pretty much on the same page.
Davis got the "Abortion Barbie" moniker after standing up for 11 hours to filibuster a GOP bill with sweeping restrictions on abortion. The bill also included a provision requiring doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, a sneaky way of trying to shut down every abortion provider in the state. (Unfortunately, the bill was ultimately signed into law.)
The bizarre posters recall that creepy Breitbart ad campaign, which put Nancy Pelosi's head on Miley Cyrus' twerking body. That's because they were drawn by the same artist, who goes by the name Sabo. In April, Sabo said he was shocked Breitbart went with his mock-ups for their California campaign because the posters were "edgy as hell."
This time, Sabo, who got a lot of publicity from the Breitbart campaign, was hired by conservative political donor Kathryn Stuard, according to Huffington Post. Stuard, too, thinks Sabo is super edgy.
It hits people with the truth. The artist is very edgy.
So let's talk about how edgy Sabo is. Sabo is so edgy that he frequently uses his Facebook page to issue his edgy artist opinion on topics like...oh, I don't know, blacks and Jews? Sorry in advance; this edgster types in all caps. Here are some of his views:
BAZZARO-WORLD: THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT HAS A DRONE ARMY AND HAS ARMED THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO THE TEETH AND NOT ONE DEMOCRAT JEW IS WORRIED ABOUT IT. SHIT, THOSE DUMB ASSES CONTINUE TO GIVE HIM HONORS AND MEDALS. NO WONDER THEY WERE SO EASY TO KILL DURING WWII. LOOKS LIKE A SERIOUS CASE OF INGRAINED STUPID.
And another, posted alongside an offensive video:
BLACK PEOPLE ARE OFFICIALLY SAD. PLEASE BLACK FOLKS WAKE UP, PLEASE
A MUSLIM WALKS INTO A PIZZA PARLOR WITH THE NEWEST TRANSFORMER MOVIE STRAPPED TO HIS CHEST, WHAT DO YOU DO?
You're probably getting the idea, but just in case:
AFTER LOOKING OVER OBAMA'S RESUME ALL I CAN FIGURE IS THAT 1. THE BEST QUALIFICATION HE EVER HAD FOR BEING PRESIDENT WAS THAT HE WAS BLACK ... AND 2. HE'S BLACK. AND 3. OVER 50% OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REALLY ARE FUCKEN STUPID!
It's worth noting that Texas Republicans seem to love this guy. Sabo is frequently pictured, his face conveniently edited out, in T-shirts honoring Sen. Ted Cruz, and Cruz has joked about Sabo's art.
And Stuard seemed to think hiring Sabo was an awesome way to chip in and help Davis' opponent, Greg Abbott, win over Texas' Hispanic population, which is how the whole 'Abortion Barbie' thing got started in the first place. That's according to an interview LifeSiteNews did with RedState.com editor's Erick Erickson, who coined the term:
There was polling in Texas done last year that an overwhelming majority of Hispanic voters between 18 and 30 would not vote for someone, regardless of party, if their number-one issue was abortion. It seemed very obvious, then, to go on and solidify Wendy Davis as a one-note wonder, a one-issue candidate on abortion. And it seems to have worked.
Definitely keep hiring the racist, creepy artist though, guys.
Image via Facebook/Sabo Art