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  • Beto O’Rourke blames GOP ‘death cult mentality’ for rise in US violence

    07/08/2020 11:04:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    As violent crime spikes in some U.S. cities, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke claims a Republican Party “death cult mentality” is to blame. Speaking on MSNBC, O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat, was asked to comment on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott both recently calling for schools to reopen for the fall semester, despite the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The former lawmaker quickly pivoted from talking about the virus to talking about gun violence.
  • Beto O’Rourke mocks Texas governor’s reopening message – then hears back from Crenshaw, Cruz

    05/24/2020 5:08:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Democrat Beto O’Rourke Tried to get the upper hand late Friday, mocking the gradual reopening of the Texas economy from coronavirus shutdowns as “Dangerous, dumb and weak.” But at least two Texas Republicans weren’t having it. U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz each fired back at O’Rourke, the former congressman from El Paso who failed to unseat Cruz in 2018 and then ran an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.
  • Will The Bizarre Trend Of Lionizing Democrat Losers Ever End?

    05/20/2020 8:29:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    The Washington Post's glowing profile of Stacey Abrams last week is just the latest effort of legacy media lionizing failed Democratic candidates. The Washington Post ran a glowing profile of failed Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams Thursday that better fits a paid campaign advertisement than a close and critical look at a potential vice president. In the Post’s cheerleading piece aptly headlined, “The Power of Stacey Abrams,” the legacy outlet paints a gallant portrait of a woman who has never won a statewide election as a progressive superhero ready to heed her own calls to serve in the nation’s...
  • Colorado Republican Sends Defiant Message to Beto After Biden Wants Him to Lead Gun Control Effort

    03/06/2020 9:43:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    Source: @RepKenBuck/Screenshot Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) had a simple message for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and failed candidate Beto O'Rourke: If they want to start confiscating AR-15s from law-abiding gun owners, then they can try and take the one that hangs up in his Washington, D.C. office. "I have a message for Joe Biden and Beto OÂ’Rourke, if you want to take everyoneÂ’s AR-15s in America, why donÂ’t you swing by my office in Washington, D.C. and start with this one," Buck said as he took the AR-15 off of the wall. "Come and take it." "I have...
  • O'Rourke endorses Biden at Dallas rally on eve of Super Tuesday, as ex-VP appears to offer gun-control role

    03/02/2020 9:01:25 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 2, 2020 | Gregg Re, Samuel Chamberlain
    In a surprise moment at the end of his Dallas rally on the eve of Super Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden called former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke up to the stage -- and vowed to put O'Rourke, who has said the government should forcibly seize assault rifles from Americans, in charge of gun-control efforts. ... Biden, taking the microphone after O'Rourke spoke, then announced, "I want to make something clear -- I'm gonna guarantee you, this is not the last you're seeing of this guy -- you're gonna take care of the gun problem with me, you're gonna be...
  • Beto O'Rourke to Endorse Biden: Report

    03/02/2020 5:41:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/20 | JUSTIN WISE
    Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), who dropped out of the presidential race in November, plans to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 bid on Monday, The New York Times reported, citing two Democratic officials familiar with his plans. The move comes as a host of Democrats work to position Biden as the moderate alternative to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the self-identified democratic socialist who has emerged as the front-runner to win the Democratic nomination. Following Biden's decisive victory in South Carolina over the weekend, both former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) bowed out...
  • He May Not Be a Candidate, but Beto O’Rourke is Rebuilding His Texas Organizing Machine for 2020

    01/31/2020 9:51:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | 1/24 | Justin Miller
    O’Rourke’s 2018 Senate campaign was fueled by an organizing network of 20,000 volunteers. Can he harness that energy again without being on the ticket?Beto O’Rourke began 2019 as a political phenom, but ended it as an also-ran. The much-hyped former U.S. representative from El Paso initially rode a wave of optimism from his nationally watched Senate campaign, but struggled to gain support in the presidential race. It was an underwhelming end of a chapter for a man who was once viewed as the great hope for Texas Democrats. But even though—to the dismay of many supporters—O’Rourke opted not to jump...
  • Sounds Like Biden Thinks Beto Is Latino

    01/18/2020 4:24:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | January 17, 2020 | Nick Arama
    As we reported earlier, Joe Biden told Politico that he might consider two of his former competitors as his running mate if he were to win the Democratic nomination for president. Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he would consider former presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke and Julián Castro to be a running mate or a member of his Cabinet if he is elected president.
  • Like Kamala Harris, Cory Booker Never Had A Chance

    01/14/2020 4:03:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2020 | Sheriff David Clarke, Ret
    The recent announcement that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) suspended his campaign for President of the United States should come as no surprise even to his supporters. Booker, like Sen. Kamala Harris, never had a chance. They would tell you it was because of racism and sexism in the case of Harris. I beg to differ. On a side note, I love the word choice candidates use when they are quitting their quest for the White House. The word “suspended” is a temporary state. If a student is suspended from school, it means that at some point, the school will allow...
  • Booker Exits and Trump Delivers Another Kill Shot

    01/13/2020 9:59:33 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 50 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Those racist Democrat voters just eliminated another protected minority candidate. – A year ago today, the conventional wisdom among the D.C./New York City pundit class held that the Democrat 2020 presidential nomination would most likely end up being won by one of Kamala Harris, Irish Bob O’Rourke or Cory Booker. As of today, all three formerly leading candidates are out of the race with the exit Monday morning that Booker is done. Yeah, the Senator from New Jersey only officially announced he was “suspending” his campaign, but c’mon, we all know he’s done, and so does he. And thus, those...
  • Ex-U.S. soldier, now a double murder suspect, is a hero in Ukraine

    01/02/2020 1:17:14 AM PST · by NorseViking · 16 replies
    Nbc ^ | December 28, 2019 | Kit Ramgopal
    Craig Lang, who is charged with killing a Florida couple in 2018, has become a cause célčbre in the country where he has fought as a mercenary. In the spring of 2015, former U.S. soldier Craig Lang traveled to Ukraine and joined a paramilitary group fighting the Russians. “I never noticed any fear,” said Mamuka Mamulashvili, who commanded Lang in the Georgian Legion. Four years later, Lang is under house arrest in Ukraine. His situation has nothing to do with his conduct inside the eastern European country. Lang is facing charges in the U.S. for allegedly killing a Florida couple...
  • WTH? Liberal Dunce Beto O’Rourke Bashes Gun Laws After Good Guys with Guns Prevent Mass Slaughter in Texas Church

    12/30/2019 10:04:24 AM PST · by White MAGA Man · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 30, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Beto O'Rourke @BetoORourke So saddened to hear about another church shooting in Texas, this one in White Settlement near Fort Worth. Clearly what we are doing in Texas, what we are doing in this country, when it comes to guns is not working. 1:04 PM - Dec 29, 2019
  • Beta O’Rourke Decides Not to Run for Senate(Texas)

    12/16/2019 3:28:47 PM PST · by Conserv · 40 replies
    <p>Texas (AP) – Beto O’Rourke isn’t running for Senate again, and Democrats who have unusually high hopes for Texas in 2020 are facing an unsettled landscape. There’s no clear frontrunner among a dozen Democrats challenging Republican incumbent John Cornyn. None have raised big money and most candidates remain widely unknown.</p>
  • Texas Democrats: Let’s Get Beto O’Rourke To Run Against John Cornyn

    12/05/2019 6:46:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2019 | Karen Townsend
    There are some die-hard Beto O’Rourke supporters in Texas who want him to run against Senator John Cornyn in 2020. I thought we were all past this conversation, but apparently we are not.The filing deadline date is December 9 so we are almost down to the wire here. Panic has set in with the political insiders who are reading polls. There are no current candidates who have filed to run against Senator Cornyn that come anywhere close to beating him in the 2020 general election. When Robert Francis O’Rourke’s name is added into the mix, though, he comes within...
  • Why the Media Dumped Beto for Mayor Pete: Journalists love a candidate who loves them back.

    04/18/2019 10:34:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | April 17, 2019 | Jack Shafer
    Burning with the velocity of a prairie fire on a gusty Indiana day, Pete Buttigieg scorched the airwaves, seared the podcasts, and charred the press this week as he ignited his presidential campaign, temporarily torching his Democratic competition in the process. The secret to Buttigieg’s publicity run was no secret, wrote Matthew Yglesias in Vox. Like Molly Bloom in his favorite novel, Ulysses, he can’t stop saying “yes”—to media invitations. In recent weeks, he’s appeared on a CNN town hall, Ellen, A-list podcasts and Morning Joe, and been featured in New York, POLITICO Magazine, the Atlantic and much more. But...
  • Julián Castro Calls for Change in Order of Primaries — ‘I Don’t Believe That We’re the Same Country

    11/11/2019 6:20:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2019 | Trent Baker
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro on Sunday called for a change in the order of the states for presidential primaries. Castro reasoned on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” that the “country has changed a lot” in the last 50 years and Iowa and New Hampshire are no longer “reflective” of the United States nor the Democratic Party.
  • And I Solemnly Promise You

    11/05/2019 4:41:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2019 | Bill Murchison
    Beto O'Rourke's pullout from the presidential race leaves the Democrats with, oh, a mere dozen and a half or so candidates available to run the country. The country's corresponding task is to keep awake for the remainder of the race. The pressing question is, or should be, what goes on here? What's the mission -- to can President Donald Trump or to move us in new, as yet hazy, directions? Or both at the same time? Beto -- or to use his baptismal name, Robert Francis -- typified the confusion. What was he trying to do? He'd lost, if narrowly,...
  • Ha! Here’s How Much Beto Spent On His Campaign Before Pathetically Dropping Out

    11/04/2019 6:09:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    At the end of this week, former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D) formally announced he was dropping out of the Democratic primary race after pledging to take all our guns and punish churches for not condoning gay marriage. According to campaign finance records, O’Rourke spent 14 million on his campaign, with clearly nothing to show for it! Campaign finance reports issued on September 30 showed that O’Rourke spent $13,965,478, according to Open Secrets. While final numbers for his campaign have yet to be released, he likely surpassed $14 million in money spent int he 30 days following his last report,...
  • Beto: Just Beat It

    11/03/2019 5:01:36 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-3-19 | MOTUS
    Beat It Beto:As it turned out, this wasn’t the silver bullet he’d hoped for. It didn’t prove to be any more compelling than his other “ideas.” O'Rourke started his campaign on a strong note with more than $6 million raised on the first day, but he was never able to consistently poll above more than 1% or 2%, leaning heavily on proposals for stricter gun control, more liberal abortion laws, and punitive taxes for churches that do not endorse gay marriage. – WE There’s a winning platform that will rally the heartland.So reluctantly Beto the very White Hispanic announced last...
  • Beto O’Rourke Finally Ends His Disgraceful Campaign

    11/02/2019 5:33:32 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 25 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    With any luck at all, this will be the last time the Campaign Update ever pens a word about the Texas charlatan, Irish Bob O’Rourke, or, as we love to call him around our house, el Pendejo Grande. His friends call him “Beto,” but as the new USA Today/Suffolk poll released on Friday clearly shows, Irish Bob’s “friends” have all gone away now. O’Rourke came in at ZERO in that poll, after the last handful of fawning fake journalists at Vanity Fair and the Houston Chronicle finally turned their amorous eyes towards Preacher Pete Buttigieg, and it seems that may...