MSNBC Blasts Paralyzed Pro-Lifer Greg Abbott’s “Matchstick-Thin Legs”

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 7, 2014   |   2:40PM   |   Washington, DC

Fresh from his becoming the republican nominee for governor in the Lone Star State, Greg Abbott is now the subject of attack by left-wing cable television station MSNBC. The liberal “news network” is following friends of Wendy Davis in going after the pro-life Texas gubernatorial candidate over his physical disability.

The Truth Revolt web site reports on MSNBC’s horrible comment:

GregAbbott5On Friday, MSNBC reporter Zachary Roth described Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is paralyzed from the waist down, this way:

The simple sight of him in his wheelchair—matchstick-thin legs dangling in front of him as he maneuvers himself around—is enough to set him apart from the parade of conservative Republican white men who talk about helping the job creators and seem never to have suffered a day in their lives.

The description of Abbott’s “matchstick-thin legs” is incredible; MSNBC would never use a similar description with regard to, for example, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, nor would MSNBC describe the physical infirmities of Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in such demeaning terms. But from the same network that routinely sings odes to State Sen. Wendy Davis, Abbott’s opponent, it’s no surprise, even though the article discusses Abbott’s “spine of steel.”

At age 26, Abbott was struck by a falling oak tree that injured his back as he jogged by. He has used a wheelchair ever since and has become an eloquent pro-life advocate — speaking up for both the disabled and the unborn.The accident serves as a reminder that regardless of someone’s circumstances, he or she deserves a chance at life, Abbott has said.



“As I laid there motionless on the ground, gripped with pain, as helpless as a child in the womb, I knew my life had changed forever,” he said at the National Right to Life convention in June. “Some people think it’s easy to write off the lives of the disabled or the different. But every day, God reminds us that all life has value, no matter the form.”

Davis is going to have to do much better than these shallow attacks if she wants any chance of becoming the next governor Texas.