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  • Beto O'Rourke calls Benjamin Netanyahu a racist during a campaign event in Iowa [tr]

    04/08/2019 3:03:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2019 | Ariel Zilber
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says that Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is racist. The former Texas congressman made the remark during a campaign stop on Sunday in Iowa. O’Rourke was asked on Sunday if his past criticisms of Netanyahu risked driving away Israel supporters from the Democratic Party. ‘The US-Israel relationship is one of the most important relationships that we have on the planet, and that relationship, if it is successful, must transcend partisanship in the United States, and it must be able to transcend a prime minister who is racist, as he warns against Arabs coming to the...
  • Beto O'Rourke: Late-term Abortions Are 'About Women Making Their Own Decisions About Their Own Body'

    03/26/2019 3:28:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | March 26, 2019 | Salena Zito
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Beto O'Rourke has refused to rule out abortions more than six months into a pregnancy. Asked by the Washington Examiner about his stance on third-trimester abortions, O'Rourke, who's battling with a crowded field of Democrats vying for the chance to unseat President Trump in 2020, said it is a woman's decision, in consultation with her doctor. "Listen, I think those decisions are best left to a woman and her doctor," he said. "I know better than to assume anything about a woman's decision, an incredibly difficult decision, when it comes to her reproductive rights." He added:...
  • Beto O’Rourke: If Mueller Report Is Held, America May Not See 244th Year

    03/23/2019 7:49:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2019 | Michelle Moons
    Democrat 2020 candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke warned from the campaign trail in South Carolina Friday night there may not be another year of America if the Mueller report is not made public. “Republicans and Democrats should do whatever they can to make sure their constituents, the American people, can read that report, form their own judgement, make their own decisions, and that the truth comes out,” O’Rourke said at a campaign stop in South Carolina Friday. O’Rourke warned that America may not see another year if details of Russian interference in the 2016 election included in the Mueller report are...
  • Maher: Beto O'Rourke "Looks Weak," Needs a 'Sister Souljah Moment' And Stand Up To Radical Left

    03/23/2019 2:12:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    RCP ^ | On Date March 23, 2019 | Ian Schwartz
    On Friday's edition of HBO's 'Real Time,' host Bill Maher said Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke looks "weak and ridiculous" for always apologizing. Maher called on O'Rourke to have a "Sister Souljah Moment" and call out the radical left and look like someone who can stand up and be the leader of the country. MAHER: I like him a lot... but he started off, the campaign, doing nothing but apologizing. I remember saying to him -- I'm not telling this out of school -- I said, you know, how about a Sister Souljah Moment where you stand up to the...
  • Video surfaces of Beto O’Rourke berating Catholic priest for defending male/female marriage

    03/22/2019 7:57:27 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies ^ | March 22, 2019 | Stephen Kokx
    EL PASO, Texas, March 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A video of pro-abortion congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is running for president, has surfaced showing him berating a Catholic priest for defending male/female marriage at an El Paso City Council meeting in 2011. The incident took place in June 2011 when El Paso priest Fr. Michael Rodriguez spoke against extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples during the public comment part of the meeting. O’Rourke, who had been serving as city councilman since 2005, called Fr. Rodriguez back to the podium after his remarks, seemingly to do nothing more than lecture him so...
  • Beto O’Rourke Runs St. Patrick’s-Themed 5K in Iowa

    03/19/2019 6:53:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 18, 2019 | Daisy Hernandez
    Unless you knew to look for bib number 173, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke was easy to miss among the crowd of 141 runners this past weekend in North Liberty, Iowa, a suburb of Iowa City. O’Rourke donned a low-key look consisting of a white cap, shorts over black tights, and running shoes as he kicked off his Saturday with a St. Patrick’s-themed 5K while campaigning in the Hawkeye State. He finished in 24:29, good enough to place third in his age group (40-49). The 5K came just two days after another race announcement: On Thursday, O’Rourke posted a video...
  • Beto: Don’t Worry. There Won’t Be Any More Effed Up Stories About Me Coming Out

    03/18/2019 7:32:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The official launch of former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign has been marked by a series of very bad new cycles, briefly interrupted by some quite positive ones. After disappearing for weeks on some sort of Simon and Garfunkle vision quest to explore his own feelings and find the Real America, O’Rourke decided that he was “born to run” for the presidency. And that’s when the oppo research started dropping. Some of it involved things we’d already learned during his Senate campaign, but those were mixed in with brand new and disturbing revelations.But that’s all behind him now....
  • Trump’s Kill Shot on Beto is Already Yielding Results

    03/18/2019 4:40:42 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 81 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The shallowest man on the planet. – Over the weekend, Irish Bob O’Rourke compared bureaucrats at the EPA who write climate-related regulations to the thousands of incredibly brave American soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. I knew a couple of those men in my younger days, and I’m frankly glad they are no longer around to witness such abject nonsense emerging from the mouth of a candidate for the U.S. presidency. Absolutely disgraceful. Irish Bob also had to issue his first apology to the social media outrage mob...
  • Beto The Buffoon

    03/17/2019 4:02:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | March 17, 2019 | Jeff Crouere
    The Democrats now have their rock star in the ever-growing presidential race. On Thursday, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke officially launched his bid for the presidency. Beto is hoping to capitalize on the excitement that surrounded his losing U.S. Senate race last year in Texas. Despite a massive haul of $80 million, O’Rourke was defeated by incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). During his online announcement speech, O’Rourke warned that the United States faces “maximum peril,” but the nation remains the "the last great hope of Earth." At a speech in Iowa, O’Rourke warned that "not to be dramatic, but literally,...
  • (voters duped) reuters journo withheld damaging info til after beto's tx senate race

    03/17/2019 5:13:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies ^ | 3/16/19 | AMY ATHEY, White House Correspondent
    Reuters bragged Friday about its scoop that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was once involved in a notorious hacker group, but revealed in the process that one of its reporters willingly sat on the story until after O’Rourke lost his Texas Senate race to incumbent Ted Cruz. Reuters’ Joseph Menn reported exclusively Friday morning that O’Rourke, a former member of Congress and the latest Democrat to join the 2020 presidential race, had a secret membership in an infamous hacking group. The group, known as the Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC), is the oldest and perhaps most influential collection of...
  • Suspense: Was Beto’s First Day Of Fundraising A Bust?

    03/16/2019 7:45:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/16/2019 | AllahPundit
    If ever a single day of fundraising could make or break a candidate’s campaign, it’s this guy this year against this field.Team Beto knew it too. On Thursday morning, when he formally announced his candidacy, his campaign sent an email to supporters declaring, “What we raise in the first 24 hours will set the tone in the national conversation about the viability of our campaign.” That’s correct. If anything could instantly erase doubts about O’Rourke’s viability, a bombshell first-day number could. “The Senate campaign wasn’t a fluke,” people would say. “Those donors didn’t shower him with cash because they...
  • Backstory: How Reuters uncovered Beto O'Rourke's teenage hacking days

    03/16/2019 5:47:02 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies ^ | 3/15/2019 | reuters
    Reuters reporter Joseph Menn exclusively revealed on Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke belonged to one of the best-known groups of computer hackers as a teenager. Within minutes, his special report was the most popular story on here and was picked up by other news outlets. But the origin of the story goes back more than two years. Members of the group, which calls itself Cult of the Dead Cow, protected O’Rourke’s secret for decades, reluctant to compromise the former Texas Congressman’s political career. After more than a year of reporting, Menn persuaded O’Rourke to talk on the...
  • beto O’Rourke Apologizes For Writing Fictional Fantasies About Plowing Over Children With A Car

    03/16/2019 10:59:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 3/15/2019 | Chris White
    Beto O’Rourke apologized Friday night for writings the former Texas representative made as a teenager describing fantasies about running over children with a vehicle. “I’m mortified to read it now, incredibly embarrassed, but I have to take ownership of my words,” the Democratic presidential candidate said during a taping of the “Political Party Live” podcast in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “Whatever my intention was as a teenager doesn’t matter, I have to look long and hard at my actions, at the language I have used, and I have to constantly try to do better.” His comments come after a report Friday...
  • Politico Writer Labels Beto O'Rourke a 'Semigogue'

    03/16/2019 6:14:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 16, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    At the very least, the Beto O'Rourke candidacy for president is certain to be the inspiration for a lot of humor.  Abe Greenwald of Commentary magazine already labeled him as the Seinfeld candidate and that it is a "Campaign About Nothing, Not that there's anything wrong with that."  No, nothing wrong with that as long as Beto doesn't  turn into a demagogue. The good news is that Jack Shafer, the Politico senior media writer, assures us that is unlikely. The reason, Shafer asserted on Thursday, is that O'Rourke is probably what he calls a "semigogue" in "The Semigoguery of Beto O’Rourke." 
  • Beto Wrote Murder Fantasy Where Narrator Drives Over Children On Street

    03/15/2019 10:42:18 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    5 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke reportedly wrote a murder fantasy in which the narrator drives over children in the street, a Friday report detailed. O’Rourke was exposed in a Reuters report as a member of one of the U.S.’s biggest hacking groups, called the “Cult of the Dead Cow,” the groups focus was to provide the necessary tools to those wanting to hack Microsoft computers. He also ended up writing bulletin boards, one he wrote when he was 15, detailing himself accelerating a car into a group of children and hearing them scream. “One day, as I was driving...
  • Beto O'Rourke was a member of computer hacking group called Cult of the Dead Cow...

    03/15/2019 11:44:53 AM PDT · by amorphous · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 15 March 2019 | By Reuters and Reporter
    Beto O'Rourke was a teenage computer hacker who posted fiction about killing children, it was revealed Friday - a day after he threw himself into the Democratic president race. O'Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview with the author of a forthcoming book that he belonged to the Cult of the Dead Cow, the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history. Members of the hugely influential CDC, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, have protected his secret for decades, reluctant to compromise his political viability. But O'Rourke said in an interview conducted during his failed run for the Senate...
  • Young Beto O'Rourke wrote 'murder fantasy' about running over children

    03/15/2019 1:47:17 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 64 replies
    A 15-year-old Beto O’Rourke once wrote a "murder fantasy" short story about running over two children with a car, according to a new report that also revealed the now-presidential candidate was a member of a famous hacking group. The details were uncovered in a Reuters report on the “Cult of the Dead Cow,” a famous group of hackers credited with inventing the term “hacktivism.” Reuters revealed that O'Rourke, who joined the Democratic presidential primary race on Thursday, was a member, while reporting, "there is no indication that O’Rourke ever engaged in the edgiest sorts of hacking activity, such as breaking...
  • PIERS MORGAN: Beto O’Rourke is a deluded loser running on a ticket of lies, hypocrisy and the...

    03/14/2019 7:32:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:17 14 Mar 2019, updated 19:32 14 Mar 2019 | Piers Morgan
    FULL TITLE: PIERS MORGAN: Beto O’Rourke is a deluded loser running on a ticket of lies, hypocrisy and the vote-destroying message that all Americans are about to die Beto O’Rourke is a loser. In 2016, he ran against Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race, and lost. He didn’t lose by much, just 2.6% of the vote in fact. But he still lost, and in the brutal world of US politics that usually means the last anyone hears from you for the rest of your natural life. (One of the few exceptions to this rule is Hillary Clinton, who was...
  • Beto O'Rourke 'Vanity Fair' profile mocked for stories about ex-girlfriends; 'mythical experience'

    03/14/2019 6:10:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/2019 | Liam Quinn
    Beto O'Rourke 'Vanity Fair' profile mocked for stories about ex-girlfriends, bookshelves and his 'near-mythical experience Beto O’Rourke is officially in the 2020 presidential race, but early polling suggests his Vanity Fair profile isn’t going over well. O’Rourke, who announced to his supporters Thursday morning he was tossing his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination, was the star of a fawning, 8,600-word opus published by the prestigious magazine on Wednesday. The wide-ranging interview is the cover story of the latest edition of the magazine, with the 46-year-old boldly declaring he was "just born to do this". The Vanity Fair...
  • Robert O’Rourke Flails His Way Into the Race

    03/14/2019 1:23:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Rush ^ | March 14, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The hot-to-trot news of the day. Beto O’Rourke, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, after saying he wasn’t gonna run for the presidency, today went to Iowa and flailed around with his arms gesticulating, wildly claiming he is gonna run. He’s got the craziest agenda. I hope these people keep talking. Every time these Democrats open their mouths, they are creating more Trump voters. Do not doubt me on this, folks. Do not doubt me. We have not become a socialist nation yet. These people are not appealing to a mass or majority of people in this country.Only in the Democrat Party...