— Dave Carney (@granitewinger) September 12, 2013
The link leads to an Urban Grounds post in which a blogger celebrates the recall of two Democratic senators in Colorado, and explains why he thinks "Texas state Senator Wendy 'Abortion Barbie' Davis is even dumber than her fake blonde hair would imply."
The tweet came only weeks after Abbott thanked a supporter for a tweet that referred to Wendy Davis as "Retard Barbie."
The Texas Democratic party responded to Carney's tweet in a statement available on the Burnt Orange Report, saying that offending women appears to be a campaign strategy:
It's clear that Abbott's advisers are following a strategy of offending every woman voter in the state of Texas. A woman who worked her way from a trailer park to graduate from Harvard Law School with honors is anything but stupid. Women throughout the state know what it's like to have their intelligence ignored and made a joke. It's never been a good idea to mess with Texas women. And come November 2014, the women of Texas will make clear that the joke's actually on Republicans who find it okay to reference such a hard working and smart woman as stupid.