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  • Escapade to DC by Texas Dems funded by Beto O’Rourke’s PAC

    07/15/2021 12:15:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/15/2021 | Emily Jacobs
    The Texas Democratic lawmakers who fled the state to prevent the passage of a GOP-backed election reform bill are having their trip to DC heavily funded by Beto O’Rourke’s political action committee — which includes a sizable donation from country superstar Willie Nelson. O’Rourke — a Democrat who represented Texas in the House until losing a 2018 challenge to incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) — said Wednesday night that his Powered By People PAC had raised more than $525,000 to cover travel, lodging, food and other expenses. The former lawmaker, who represented El Paso, launched the PAC shortly after his...
  • O'Rourke considering Texas governor bid: report

    05/24/2021 7:40:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    thehill ^ | 05/24/2021 | Max Greenwood
    Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) is reportedly weighing another bid for higher office – this time for Texas governor. That the former Senate candidate and 2020 presidential contender is thinking about launching a challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott (R) was first reported on Monday by The Associated Press. There’s currently no timeline for a decision, and he has only begun to think about it recently, according to the news outlet. If he does end up challenging Abbott, it would mark O’Rourke’s third consecutive election cycle seeking statewide or national elected office
  • Joe Biden Breaks Promise to Put Beto O’Rourke in Charge of Gun Control

    04/08/2021 11:41:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/08/2021 | Joel B Pollak
    President Joe Biden broke his 2020 promise Thursday to put former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) in charge of gun control efforts. Instead, he named gun control activist David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • Beto O'Rourke is organizing wellness checks for seniors during Texas' blackouts. Ted Cruz is in Cancun.

    02/18/2021 12:21:51 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 171 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 02/18/2021 | Kathryn Krawczyk
    Beto O'Rourke is back is the spotlight as Texas continues to face a statewide crisis. Hundreds of thousands of Texans remain without power Thursday morning as millions more deal with burst pipes and other consequences of unprecedented winter weather. O'Rourke, the former 2020 Democratic presidential and 2018 Texas Senate candidate, has been making the TV rounds to call out the Republicans who've shifted the blame for the power shortages — and is organizing to check in on senior citizens throughout it all. On Wednesday night, O'Rourke announced he and volunteers had made more than 150,000 wellness calls to seniors throughout...
  • Beto O’Rourke: Ted Cruz ‘Culpable’ for Capitol Hill ‘Coup Attempt’

    02/18/2021 7:57:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/18/2021 | Trent Baker
    Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) on Thursday blamed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the “coup attempt” on Jan. 6 when a group breached the U.S. Capitol in support of former President Donald Trump. O’Rourke told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Cruz is “just as culpable” as Trump for inciting the “sedition” as he contested the 2020 presidential election results. The failed 2020 presidential candidate called on Cruz and others who fought the results to be “expelled” or “forced to resign.”
  • Beto O’Rourke Considering Texas Gubernatorial Run in 2022

    01/29/2021 10:38:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/2021 | Amy Furr
    Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) said this week that he is considering running for governor of Texas in 2022. “You know what, it’s something I’m going to think about,” he commented during an interview this week on Texas radio station KLAQ, Fox 26 reported Friday.
  • The most revealing poll of all: gun sales

    08/16/2020 8:00:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    For decades, the Democrat party has wanted to abrogate the Second Amendment, to ban the sale of guns of any and all calibers, sizes, shapes and potential uses. They have long sought to limit the amount of ammo per gun and ... The left has yet to realize the obvious, that criminals do not obey laws of any kind, least of all gun laws. So deluded are the gun-banning Democrats, they do not believe that Americans have the right to defend themselves against said criminals. These Democrats who want to run our lives all have armed security themselves, but we...
  • Beto O’Rourke: Texas GOP a ‘Death Cult’ — They Want ‘Latinos and African-Americans’ to ‘Do the Dying’

    07/22/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/21/2020 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) called the Texas GOP a “death cult” who wants “African-Americans” and “Latinos” to do the dying. O’Rourke said, “You know, the United States has been hit hard by COVID. Texas, arguably, harder than almost any other state right now, perhaps with the exception of Florida and Arizona, and within Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, and particularly Hidalgo County, is just getting the stuffing knocked out of it. They’re running out of beds and space in their hospitals and clinics. They’re running out of nurses and doctors to take care of the patients....
  • 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...
  • Biden would consider ‘Latino’ VP — like ‘Beto O’Rourke’

    01/16/2020 1:04:29 PM PST · by DFG · 71 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 01/16/2020 | Victor Skinner
    Former vice president Joe Biden will campaign in Texas, where he said he’s considering two of the nation’s most prominent Latino politicians to become his vice presidential running mate. -snip- TDMN posed the question: “If you are the Democratic nominee, would you consider Beto O’Rourke or Julian Castro as a running mate?” “Yes, I would. I’d consider either or both of them,” Biden said. “Look, I’ve spoken to each of them and spent some time talking to them. My plea to both of them is that they stay engaged. They are talented, talented people and there are a number of...
  • 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
  • O'Rourke says he'll focus on flipping Texas state House in 2020

    12/18/2019 9:14:05 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 17 2019 | Justine Coleman
    Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said Tuesday that he plans to focus on flipping the Texas state House to Democratic control in 2020. “Everything flows up from that," the former presidential candidate told reporters, according to The Texas Tribune. "So not only could Democrats gain control of the House and make progress on stormwater infrastructure, health care, gun violence, climate and education, but that will incidentally help the federal races — from U.S. Congress to U.S. Senate — and I also think it’s also going to lay the groundwork for whoever the presidential nominee is." O’Rourke told reporters of his...
  • Fox News just announced; BETO is Dropping Out of the Race

    11/01/2019 2:33:32 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 190 replies
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  • Mexican government hires Beto to confiscate all the drug cartel guns [Satire]

    10/27/2019 4:36:49 PM PDT · by Boomer · 3 replies
    Genesius Times ^ | 10/25/19 | Exavier Saskagoochie
    MEXICO CITY—Last week, hundreds of gunmen from the Sinaloa cartel overpowered military forces in fighting that killed at least a dozen people, blocked the airport and major roads, and terrorized the city of Culiacán for hours until the Mexican government capitulated and freed the son of legendary drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán. There doesn’t seem to be an end to the bloodshed. But authorities have finally figured out a way to end all the senseless violence that has plagued the country. In a statement, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced that the Mexican government has hired Robert “Beto”...
  • 'O’Rourke Is Delusional': Sheriffs Rip Into Beto For Wanting to Send Cops to Confiscate AR-15s

    10/18/2019 9:50:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies ^ | October 18, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Law enforcement officials who have previously been critical of gun control measures now have harsh words for Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke after he proposed police go home-to-home in order to confiscate AR-15s from American citizens. O'Rourke was pressed on MSNBC after the fourth Democratic debate on what would be done if someone is not willing to sell their AR-15 to the government, as he suggested. "Yeah, I think just as in any law that is not followed or flagrantly abused, there have to be consequences or else there is no respect for the law," O'Rourke replied. "So you know,...
  • O’Rourke’s proposal would hand victory to Trump

    10/15/2019 10:34:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Record-Courier ^ | October 16, 2019 | Michael Gerson
    Beto O’Rourke, innovative for interpreting a failed Senate campaign as a steppingstone to the presidency, is now famous for (1) his use of profanity on the campaign trail, (2) his pledge that “hell, yes” he wants to confiscate AR-15s and (3) his proposal to tax religious institutions that don’t approve of gay marriage. This is not the normal substance of presidential ambitions. Few young people nursing political dreams say: “When I grow up, I want to be a foul-mouthed, overreaching, anti-religious culmination of every exaggerated liberal stereotype and the embodiment of every fevered conservative nightmare.” Perhaps O’Rourke was just precocious...
  • Beto O’Rourke Pledges to Penalize Churches that Oppose Gay ‘Marriage’

    10/11/2019 6:44:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/11/19 | Martin M. Barillas
    LOS ANGELES, October 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, a Catholic and presidential candidate for the Democratic party, called for churches and religious institutions to lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex “marriage.” Joining other Democratic candidates in defending their respective LGBTQ platform stances on Thursday evening during a CNN televised town hall, O’Rourke said, “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone … that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.” As the audience cheered, O’Rourke continued, saying, “And so as president, we are...
  • Beto O'Rourke calls for Trump's resignation to 'allow this country to heal'

    09/28/2019 3:14:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 28, 2019 | Veronica Stracqualursi and Deanna Hackney
    2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that the "single best thing" to unify the country would be for President Donald Trump to resign for his actions related to Ukraine. "The best possible path, especially if you're concerned about a country that's never been more divided, perhaps more highly polarized every day, is for this President to resign, allow this country to heal and ensure that we come back together with the greatest, most ambitious agenda we've ever faced, none of it possible while he remains in power," O'Rourke said at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.
  • O’Rourke calls on Trump to resign over Ukraine controversy, says it would ‘bring the country...

    09/28/2019 2:39:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Full title: O’Rourke calls on Trump to resign over Ukraine controversy, says it would ‘bring the country together’Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke called on President Trump to resign Saturday over the controversy surrounding Trump’s July call with the Ukrainian president -- saying it would be the best chance to bring the nation together. “This country is as divided as it's ever been, is being driven further apart every day by this president,” the former Texas congressman said at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. “The single best thing to bring the country together would be Donald Trump's resignation -- much...
  • Beto O'Rourke: If You Can Own an AR-15, Why Not a Bazooka?

    09/21/2019 1:50:12 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 187 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Sep 2019 | AWR HAWKINS
    Democrat presidential hopeful Robert “Beto” O’Rourke responded to those who want to keep their AR-15s by asking why they do not pursue ownership of a bazooka as well. O’Rourke’s comment came after a gun-totting mother in Aurora, Colorado, told him that he was not taking her guns. O’Rourke later took to Twitter and wrote, “A woman in CO told me ‘hell no’ she won’t give back her AR-15. I listened, but by her logic: Why shouldn’t you be allowed to have a bazooka or a tank?”