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The rise and fall of Beto O’Rourke

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Posted By: StormCnter, 7/20/2019 6:50:35 PM

It wasn’t so long ago when Beto O’Rourke, the punk-rock band member and three-term congressman from West Texas, was the man to beat. O’Rourke was the energetic, dashing politician who looked like a Kennedy and talked like a Kennedy. He may have lost his Senate campaign to the incumbent Ted Cruz, but he made history by scooping up over $80 million in fundraising in the process. His three-percentage point loss was the closest a Democrat in Texas came to winning a state-wide race in over 25 years. Beto is learning, however, that running a national campaign for president is a different animal – and that viral moments and smooth oratory

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jalo1951 7/20/2019 7:06:56 PM (No. 129338)
"He looked and sounded like a Kennedy". That is enough to doom him in a of people's minds. However, what gets me is that he is willing to jump through every hoop the liberals throw at him. Changes his principles on a dime. He is all about racism, ethnic identity, white privilege, American hatred, brown women good white men bad, open borders, free school, free medical care, green power with all the restriction, higher taxes, no guns, reparations and on and on. They want power over you and your money. That is all it is. And I am not so sure regular democrats will buy this pile of steaming of manure. But all the candidates want and believe in the above Beto just comes across as that jerk you knew in high school.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Vesicant 7/20/2019 7:28:01 PM (No. 129352)
Kennedy lite. No Camelot for you, Beto!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lucky5 7/20/2019 7:47:17 PM (No. 129358)
The man to beat for his 15 minutes of media induced fame. Based on nothing. As they tend to be. Glad to see that false balloon totally collapse.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/20/2019 8:06:39 PM (No. 129363)
Short thread. This guy can't even tick anybody off anymore. Bye O'Rourquez.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Omen55 7/20/2019 9:53:14 PM (No. 129413)
Well he had a DUI accident,fled from the scene & then lied about it. So he has that part of being a Kennedy wanna be down pat.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 7/20/2019 10:15:39 PM (No. 129427)
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Northcross 7/20/2019 10:34:27 PM (No. 129433)
It is hard to fall farther than you have risen, but somehow Skateboard Bobby O managed to do it in mere months. All started by having his teeth cleaned live on social media. What a brilliant idea that was.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog 7/20/2019 10:38:35 PM (No. 129435)
Liberals have squandered almost $90,000,000 on this clown and for what? He has gotten them nothing. They could have bought gold-plated toilets for all the illegal immigrants for that amount of money.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rama41 7/21/2019 12:23:23 AM (No. 129473)
"An empty cart rattles loudly." Good bye, Robert. Don't forget your skateboard.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: coldoc 7/21/2019 1:04:00 AM (No. 129490)
I wouldn't think another serial apologist would have much appeal to anybody.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2 7/21/2019 2:58:23 AM (No. 129514)
The good part is that $80m went down the commie rat hole. How much did the fake Mexican rip off for himself. Every single demonrat is a master grifter.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: StormCnter 7/21/2019 5:32:28 AM (No. 129531)
Writers frequently mention O'Rourke's senate challenge in Texas and how close he came to pulling it off. Texans know, however, that it was our wide dislike of Ted Cruz that gave O'Rourke a huge boost. The money was just gravy.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 7/21/2019 5:58:33 AM (No. 129540)
The huge campaign dollars were not raised by Beto. Rich libs behind the scenes were trying to buy him a seat and they failed. Like AOC, Robert is a puppet.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 7/21/2019 6:43:12 AM (No. 129557)
Who Cares??
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Reply 15 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 7/21/2019 7:23:22 AM (No. 129588)
More interesting is how not one single Hispanic candidate has made it into the top tier considering how big a deal the Hispanic vote is for them, and how much the left has invested in open borders and open immigration. Neither Robert O'Rourke or Julian 'Fidel' Castro are top tier material, but neither are any of the other top tier candidates.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/21/2019 7:47:18 AM (No. 129617)
Well, as long as he's gone. Mox Nix (English trans for flush or don't flush).
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/21/2019 7:55:42 AM (No. 129627)
Beat it, Beato.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 7/21/2019 8:02:04 AM (No. 129631)
I am tired of hearing his name. But I do hope Texans are embarrassed that he did so well in their election. The real journalists in every state have a responsibility to thoroughly vet their candidates that could end up on the national stage. Examples of failures to do so: bug eyed woman with 3 names, woman who married her brother, impeach 45 woman, Bill Clinton
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Reply 19 - Posted by: jacksin5 7/21/2019 8:04:43 AM (No. 129634)
The MSM has so much invested in vetting Beto, he will end up with a TV gig.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 7/21/2019 9:14:23 AM (No. 129693)
Arrogant and amateurish basically describes the entire Demonrat Party.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: starboard 7/21/2019 9:36:36 AM (No. 129719)
I find him unpleasant and never saw anything remotely attractive about him. It's good to see him get the hook.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: little guy 7/21/2019 10:10:06 AM (No. 129764)
Chance the Gardener come alive .... also-know-as "Chauncey Gardenir" (Peter Sellers) in the movie "Being There".
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Reply 23 - Posted by: dbdiva 7/21/2019 10:38:05 AM (No. 129798)
The article lost me when its author mentioned that he was one of a bunch of APPEALING Democrat candidates.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Arby 7/21/2019 10:48:47 AM (No. 129812)
So flimsy he blew across the Texas rocks and sands and no one even noticed he was gone. If anyone this shallow and silly is ever put in a position of authority, God help us.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: NessunDorma 7/21/2019 12:05:02 PM (No. 129897)
"To be fair to Beto O’Rourke, he is not entirely to blame for his faltering campaign; he is only one of a bunch of appealing candidates for Democrats to choose from." That's how the Democratic presidential field looks to the Brits? LOL
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Reply 26 - Posted by: RealityChick 7/21/2019 1:21:15 PM (No. 129957)
It's very simple. People figured out he's just a jerk. FTA: "he is only one of a bunch of appealing candidates for Democrats to choose from." I'm still rolling on the floor laughing.
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