Wheelchair truthers now demand Texas Republican ‘prove he is paraplegic’

Wheelchair truthers now demand Texas Republican ‘prove he is paraplegic’

by Eric Owens

Liberal-leaning “wheelchair truthers” are now suggesting that the Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is just pretending to be a paraplegic.

Tweeters of the world discovered two commenters making the bizarre claim in well-respected Texas-based publications, reports Twitchy.

Abbott is the current attorney general of the Lone Star State and has been a paraplegic for the last 30 years. According to the brief biography at his website, he became disabled in 1984 when an oak tree fell on him while he was jogging after a thunderstorm.

His likely opponent is Democrat Wendy Davis, a Texas state senator who became famous last summer when she filibustered an anti-abortion bill.

One disbelieving commenter, Robert Cuthbertson, expressed skepticism via Texas Tribune on Facebook that Abbott actually needs his wheelchair.

“They mock Ms. Davis!!! Give us the medical records. Prove he is paraplegic. he had a kid after the incident…check to see what the odds are of that happening with SEVERE lower spinal cord injury!!”

The totality of Cuthbertson’s personal Facebook page, which features leftist cant and a ton of cats, suggests that his post is sincere.

Meanwhile, at the Dallas Morning News, commenter Ed Lopez opined:

“Republican voters hate strong women because the bible tells them to . Oh and poor Wendy has to run against a guy in a wheelchair who might or might need the wheelchair to get around and we have never gotten the true story of how he ended up in the wheelchair and how much

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/27/wheelchair-truthers-now-demand-texas-republican-prove-he-is-paraplegic/#ixzz2rzVXiEGr

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