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  • Push to disarm police officers gains steam in New York

    10/21/2019 8:50:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/2019
    Oct. 21, 2019 - 4:41 - A New York congressional candidate is arguing that taking guns away from law enforcement will make communities safer. A law enforcement panel reacts on 'Fox & Friends.'
  • WATCH: Beto O’Rourke Defends His Repeated Trump-Hitler Comparisons On CNN

    10/21/2019 7:40:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | October 22, 2019 | Molly Prince
    Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) defended his oft-used analogies comparing President Donald Trump and his administration to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany amid widespread criticism. “It is the comparison of last resort and that is where we are,” O’Rourke replied when CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer questioned if he understood the backlash coming from Democrats and Republicans alike. “I don’t mean the last resort politically or last resort in terms of defeating the president in November,” he explained. “[I mean] the last resort for this country that is descending into open racism and intolerance and violence led by the president.” “Now, whether...
  • Shattuck: Time to skateboard away, Beto

    10/21/2019 4:21:34 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 16 replies
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 10-21-2019 | Tom Shattuck
    Beto O'Rourke is the Jar Jar Binks of the Democratic field. Maybe in all of politics. The concept of Beto, like Jar Jar, was carefully planned and cultivated. Beto was a creation of the media who saw him as the new floppy-haired hope a few years ago. He transcended modern politics with cool, Generation X flare and almost gave Ted Cruz a run for his money in Texas.
  • Beto O'Rourke to MSNBC: Trump's rhetoric 'perhaps inspired by Goebbels'

    10/20/2019 11:19:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20 2019 | Nick Givas
    President Trump's dishonest political rhetoric may have been inspired by Adolf Hitler's notorious propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke said in a bold claim during a Sunday TV interview. O'Rourke made the remarks on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation." "President Trump, perhaps inspired by Goebbels and the propagandists of the Third Reich, seems to employ this tactic that the bigger the lie, the more obscene the injustice, the more dizzying the pace of this bizarre behavior, the less likely we are to be able to do something about it," he said.
  • Beto tells Eric Bolling that criminals will 'do the right thing' and turn in their guns

    10/20/2019 8:30:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/17/2019 | The Blaze Staff
    Following the fourth Democratic debate in Westerville, Ohio, BlazeTV's Eric Bolling questioned candidates Beto O'Rourke and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) about their support for a gun confiscation policy, and asked billionaire presidential candidate Tom Steyer why he thinks the economy isn't thriving under President Donald Trump. "Congressman, can you please clarify how you will get the ARs and AKs back," Bolling asked O'Rourke. "I expect our fellow Americans to follow the law. If you own and AR-15, if you own an AK-47, and it is no longer legal to own that, I expect you to turn it in," O'Rourke said....
  • Beto O’Rourke Hits Rock Bottom, Literally and Figuratively

    10/20/2019 4:39:54 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 41 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    You seriously just cannot make this stuff up, folks. – He’s tried everything in his failed campaign for the presidency: Lying about illegal immigration, lying about white supremacy, promising to steal your guns; hell, even his nickname is a lie designed to attract Hispanic voters. He’s re-booted his campaign four times thus far, and every time he does, his polling numbers fall even lower. He’s tried waving his arms wildly, then holding them at his sides stiffly, then waving them wildly again. He’s tried jumping on tables to attract attention, pretending to change a tire on the van he was...
  • Beto Would Risk Another Waco

    10/18/2019 11:30:18 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In an interview with “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC on Wednesday, presidential candidate Peter Francis O’Rourke admitted that, yes, he was willing to pry your AR-15 from your cold dead hands. As Townhall.com reports: Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said "there have to be consequences" for gun owners who do not surrender their AR-15s, which would include police going to their homes and confiscating them… "OK, but let’s just assume there’s a rancher in Texas that doesn’t, that says, 'I’m not going to do this because this is an unjust law and it’s unconstitutional.' What’s the next step? I...
  • '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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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,...
  • WATCH: Beto O'Rourke holds ‘Rally Against Fear’ in Grand Prairie

    10/17/2019 6:43:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | October 17, 2019 | Staff
    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — This story will be updated throughout the evening. Hundreds of supporters are in attendance at the Theatre in Grand Prairie for Beto O'Rourke's "Rally Against Fear." The Democratic candidate is hosting the event in response to President Donald Trump's "Keep America Great" rally in Dallas. Doors opened at 6 p.m. for O'Rourke's rally, which was originally scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Find out more information here.
  • Beto O’Rourke to host ‘Rally Against Fear’ in Grand Prairie ((Counter-rally Against Trump)

    10/17/2019 9:08:10 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    The Shorthorn ^ | 10-17-2019 | Megan Cardona
    2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will host a rally Thursday at The Theatre at Grand Prairie. The “Rally Against Fear” is in response to President Donald Trump’s “Keep America Great” rally, which is expected to take place in Dallas on the same day, according to O’Rourke’s national press team. “We will not be defined by this president’s fear, his hate or the differences between us that he tries to exploit, but instead by a renewed sense of hope and a unified vision for the future of our country,” O’Rourke said in a press release for the event. The event will...
  • DNC, DHS, FBI, Twitter All Monitoring “Beto Is A Furry” Meme, Other “Disinformation”

    10/16/2019 8:54:28 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 43 replies
    Loomer's site ^ | October 16, 2019 | Peter M. D'Abrosca
    According to a Tuesday POLITICO report, there is a massive and coordinated effort on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), federal law enforcement agencies, and social media outlets like Twitter to monitor and remove “disinformation” from the internet during the 2020 election cycle. In principle, this effort is an authoritarian effort to control the free flow of information which will almost certainly be used against conservatives on behalf of the leftist political establishment. To wit, the aforementioned organizations, which include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are working to tackle what they...
  • Scarborough Pushes Beto to Admit: 'Law Enforcement' Will 'Visit' Citizens, 'Recover' Guns

    10/16/2019 9:22:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There's one Democrat idea that clearly has Joe Scarborough very worried about the potential harm it could do to the eventual Dem candidate: Beto O'Rourke's proposal of a mandatory "assault weapon" buyback, aka, gun confiscation. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough scalded the proposal as "a stupendously bad idea," calling it "radical" and likely to be found "unconstitutional." Joe fretted that O'Rourke's gun-confiscation proposal, along with his support for stripping tax-exempt status from religious groups that don't support same-sex marriage, would be "be repeated around the clock between now and next November by whoever is the Republican nominee." And so it...
  • Beto: If You Don't Surrender AR-15, Law Enforcement Will 'Visit' and 'Recover' It

    10/16/2019 4:40:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 149 replies
    MRCTV ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe, pressed by Joe Scarborough as to what would happen if people refuse to surrender weapons such as AR-15s covered by his mandatory gun buyback plan, Beto O'Rourke admits that law enforcement would "visit" and "recover" the weapon. 
  • Beto O’Rourke: If You Don’t Hand over Your AR-15 We’ll Take It

    10/16/2019 6:58:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/19 | AWR HAWKINS
    During the October 15, Democrat debate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke made clear that AR-15 owners who refuse to hand over their guns will have them taken away. O’Rourke reiterated his plan to use a government-mandated buyback to confiscate privately-owned AR-15s and AK-47s. In so doing, he claimed that each AR-15 and AK-47 in private hands is a “potential instrument of terror.”CNN’s Anderson Cooper then asked O’Rourke how he plans to get people to hand over their rifles.  O’Rourke responded by explaining that he expects complains with the mandatory buybacks. He said, “I expect my fellow Americans to follow the law. The same...
  • Buttigieg slams O’Rourke over guns: ‘I don’t need lessons from you on courage’

    10/15/2019 11:00:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15 2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The simmering bad blood between Democratic presidential nomination rivals South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas boiled over on Tuesday night at the fourth round Democratic primary debate. At one point, Buttigieg, who has said that O’Rourke’s gun buyback proposal could hurt Democrats appeal with moderate voters, firmly told O'Rourke: “I don’t need lessons from you on courage.” The two candidates have jabbed at each other in recent weeks over their differences on combating gun violence – and specifically on the merits of the mandatory assault weapons buyback program championed by...
  • 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...
  • Democrats Are Going to Regret Beto’s Stance on Conservative Churches

    10/15/2019 4:24:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/12/19 | John Inazu
    The issue of gay rights and recognition and acceptance of the LGBTQ community has moved at warp speed—in political terms anyway—this past decade. “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage,” said the candidate Barack Obama in 2008. At Thursday night’s nationally televised forum on LGBTQ rights, candidate Beto O’Rourke showed how far, and how quickly, the Democratic Party has moved. The former Texas congressman caused quite a stir when he said he would support revoking the tax-exempt status of religious institutions—colleges, churches, and charities—if they opposed same-sex marriage. (snip)...
  • Franklin Graham: I Will Not Worship ‘Rainbow Pride Flag’

    10/13/2019 4:08:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-12-19 | Thomas D. Williams
    Celebrated Christian evangelist Franklin Graham has taken issue with the Democrats’ extreme push of the LGBTQ agenda, saying he will stand with biblical morality. “I will not bow down at the altar of the LGBTQ agenda nor worship their rainbow pride flag,” Rev. Graham said in reaction to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip churches of their tax-exempt status if they do not recognize homosexual marriage. “I’m going to stand with the Word of God, the Holy Bible, which is truth from cover to cover,” Graham added in a three-part tweet Friday evening. Rev. Graham, the son of “America’s Pastor,” Billy...
  • LGBTQ Town Hall Brings Out Worst in Dem Candidates [semi-satire]

    10/13/2019 10:38:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    This week at CNN’s “Equality Town Hall” inspired several of the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential contenders to advocate some bad ideas. Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke vowed to “strip tax-exempt status from any religious organization that refuses to recognize gay marriage. In fact, this will be one of my top priorities as president. The Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is just as valid as a traditional marriage between a man and a woman. No one has a constitutional right to oppose this. Any who do must be punished. Imposing taxes on churches and siccing the IRS after them...
  • 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...