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  • Beto O'Rourke attempts to reboot campaign on 'The View,' bemoans his 'privilege' and 'elitist' [tr]

    05/15/2019 3:35:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, tried rebooting his 2020 campaign on "The View" Tuesday, admitting that he made some missteps in his initial launch earlier in 2019. O'Rourke specifically indicated he regretted saying he "sometimes" raised his son, and that his Vanity Fair cover "reinforced" the perception that he was privileged. When co-host Joy Behar asked if he thought the Vanity Fair cover looked "elitist," O'Rourke nodded his head.
  • 'Genuine' AOC would be Dems' best bet against Trump; O'Rourke reset was 'dumbest' move: pollster

    05/15/2019 2:59:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., would be her party's best bet against President Trump in 2020 -- if only she were eligible to run for president. That was the observation of pollster Frank Luntz on Tuesday night during an appearance on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle." Luntz told host Laura Ingraham that 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez has a "genuine" quality that most of the Democrats seeking the party's presidential nomination seem to lack.
  • Beto O’Rourke plans ‘reintroduction’ as 2020 buzz fizzles

    05/11/2019 9:23:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2019 | Will Weissert and Steve Peoples
    Beto O’Rourke barreled into the 2020 presidential race with breakneck energy and a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants campaign style that saw him leap atop tables to address overflow crowds with the organic, off-the-cuff candor that had made him a Texas sensation. But since his mid-March campaign launch, the buzz surrounding the former congressman has evaporated. Competing in a massive field of Democratic White House hopefuls, O’Rourke has sagged in the polls. He’s made few promises that resonated or produced headline-grabbing moments, instead driving around the country meeting with voters at mostly small events. In a tacit recognition that this approach isn’t working, O’Rourke...
  • O’Rourke suggests using tax code to transfer wealth from rich whites to African-Americans

    05/11/2019 6:19:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke suggested Thursday using the tax code to address income inequity by transferring wealth from rich white residents to African-Americans. [Snip] One person asked O'Rourke how he would use the tax code to help minorities. He first responded by detailing the difficulties African-Americans have faced in trying to build wealth in the face of what he said was institutional discrimination. "What if in the tax code we did a better job of breaking down that accumulated wealth, of taxing it so it is not producing the greatest income and wealth inequality that we’ve seen in our...
  • Beto O'Rourke blames climate change for the crisis at the Mexican border

    05/10/2019 12:18:58 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 10, 2019 | Emily Larsen
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said climate change is a reason so many Central American migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. "These storms, these floods, the historic wildfires that we saw in California, the droughts through which our farmers in Texas attempt to persist to grow the food and the fiber that feeds and clothes not just this country but the world, are going to be exponentially worse going forward," O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman who represented El Paso, said at a campaign stop Thursday in Salem, N.H. “There were 400,000 apprehensions at our border with Mexico last year. As...
  • The Latest: O'Rourke repeats calls to impeach Trump

    05/05/2019 3:25:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2019 | AP
    emocratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is repeating his calls to impeach President Donald Trump and drawing a distinction between himself and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who's declining any rush to proceedings. The former Texas congressman spoke with reporters on Sunday after a town hall at a former livestock auction space in rural Shenandoah, Iowa. O'Rourke said special counsel Robert Mueller's report makes impeachment more necessary than ever. He said "proceedings in the House ensure that more of these facts come to light, ensure that the Senate can make a very informed decision about this president."
  • Beto O'Rourke says he'd put Stacey Abrams in charge of combating voter suppression

    05/04/2019 8:26:13 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/4/2019 | Emily Tillett, Tim Perry
    Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke says he'd put former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in charge of combating voter suppression if elected president. Speaking to supporters in Fort Worth on Friday, O'Rourke said he had a conversation on the subject with the rising star in the Democratic Party. "I called her to thank her for all the work that she's doing on voting rights. And making sure that every person in this country can vote. And that every vote counts in this country," O'Rourke said. "We talked about how in our states of the former Confederacy, really ever since the...

    05/04/2019 7:28:03 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 62 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/4/19 | Gillian Edevane
    Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg did his best Friday night to ignore a small but vocal group of protesters who yelled anti-gay slurs and told him to "repent" during a speech in Dallas, Texas. Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was speaking at an event for the Dallas County Democratic Party when he was interrupted several times by a handful of protesters who hurled, among other anti-gay remarks, "marriage is between a man and a woman" and "what about the babies?" Part of the interruption was caught on video by CNN reporter DJ Judd. Rather than confront the...
  • Beto O'Rourke Makes a Mess While Trying to Split the Climate Change Baby

    05/02/2019 5:11:46 PM PDT · by floridadaily · 33 replies ^ | 5/2/2019 | Mike Huckabee
    Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke claims to believe that “climate change is the greatest threat we face.” So why is he proposing such a paltry response to this supposedly existential threat?
  • Dem Presidential Hopeful Shames Oil Workers, Refuses Oil-Related Campaign Money

    05/02/2019 11:16:57 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 33 replies ^ | 05-26-2019 | Irina
    Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate, has signed a pledge to not accept any campaign donations from the oil and gas industry, and to return donations received since the start of his campaign that do not fit in with the requirements of the pledge.
  • Beto O'Rourke calls for ethical farm-to-table restaurants in every community

    04/27/2019 3:36:43 PM PDT · by libstripper · 89 replies
    Washingtpon Examiner ^ | April 27, 2019 | Steven Nelson
    Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke called for the establishment of farm-to-table restaurants in every community to combat poor nutrition. Farm-to-table restaurants are part of a socially-conscious movement favored by wealthy urbanites that often feature small, elaborately designed fare from local farms and are typically very expensive. The Democratic presidential candidate made the gaffe at a Friday event hosted at a brewery by the Nevada State Democratic Party in Henderson, a Las Vegas suburb.
  • Bobby O'Rourke: I Don't Need to Give Charity, Running for Office is Charity Enough

    04/18/2019 7:32:58 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 54 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 04/17/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    He truly is a Kennedy. I can't think of a more Kennedyesque response than the one that Robert Francis 'Bobby' O'Rourke just gave. The Democrat politician, who is the son-in-law of a billionaire, doesn't like giving to charity. But that's okay. He gave at the office. The political office. Is he sacrificing here or are we sacrificing? I would think that employing Bobby on the public dime so his billionaire father-in-law doesn't have to, would be our sacrifice. Clearly the lefty message about Americans subsidizing billionaires has a point when it comes to Bobby. Beto O'Rourke defended his meager rate...
  • O’Rourke: Trump Inciting Violence Against Omar, America Muslims

    04/14/2019 4:26:11 PM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 4/14/2019 | pam key
    While speaking on Saturday in South Carolina, 2020 presidential candidate former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) accused President Donald Trump of inciting violence against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN.) by tweeting a video including images of Sept. 11 and comments the congresswoman made about the attack. O’Rourke said, “This is an incitement to violence against Congresswoman Omar, against our fellow Americans who happen to be Muslim.” He added, “This is part and parcel of what we’ve seen from an administration that has described Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals.”
  • Beto O'Rourke wants farmers to hand over their 'fair share' of crops to stop AGW (T)

    04/09/2019 3:45:03 PM PDT · by rktman · 100 replies ^ | 4/9/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Campaigning for president in Iowa, Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke thinks farmers need to do their "fair share" to combat global warming, handing over some of their crops to save the Earth. Kid you not. According to Breitbart News: Democrat 2020 presidential candidate Robert "Beto" O'Rourke proposed Friday in Iowa that the U.S. "allow" farmers to give up their "fair share" of crops to fight climate change. O'Rourke stood aloft as he proclaimed his message at a rally in Marshalltown, Iowa Friday: If we allow farmers to earn a profit in what they grow, if we allow them to contribute their...
  • Already Deep in the Politics of Hate

    04/09/2019 1:16:35 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/8/19
    During an Iowa town hall last week, "Beto" O'Rourke, who had pledged to raise the level of national discourse, depicted President Donald Trump's rhetoric as right out of Nazi Germany. Trump "describes immigrants as 'rapists' and 'criminals'" and as "'animals' and 'an infestation,'" said Beto. "Now, I might expect someone to describe another human being as 'an infestation' in the Third Reich. I would not expect it in the United States of America." The crowd lustily cheered the analogy. By week's end, Beto's Third Reich comparison had been matched in nastiness by Bernie Sanders' description of the president to the...
  • O'Rourke: US-Israel relationship must transcend 'a prime minister who is racist'

    04/07/2019 10:29:53 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/7/19 | Zack Budryk
    “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."
  • O’Rourke compares Trump’s immigrant rhetoric to Third Reich

    04/05/2019 7:36:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 4, 2019 | Alexandra Jaffe
    … At a town hall in Iowa on Thursday, O’Rourke called out “the rhetoric of a president who not only describes immigrants as rapists and criminals but as animals and an infestation,” in response to a question on how he would address attacks from Republicans. The former congressman from Texas says, “Now, I might expect someone to describe another human being as an infestation in the Third Reich. I would not expect that in the United States of America.” …
  • Associated Press Says Beto Spoke in 'His Native Spanish'

    04/02/2019 1:10:41 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 41 replies ^ | 3/31/19 | Mark Finkelstein
    How far will the liberal media go to boost Beto O'Rourke's Hispanic street cred? In an article published today, the Associated Press wrote that in a speech he gave in his hometown of El Paso [emphasis added] : "O'Rourke also spoke at length in his native Spanish, eliciting loud and sustained cheers." "Native Spanish?" Sorry, AP, but Beto is an American-born, fourth-generation Irish-American. He doesn't seem ever to have lived in a Spanish-speaking country. His native language is inglés--sorry, English.
  • beto O’Rourke Praises John McCain Amid Trump Attacks

    03/21/2019 12:59:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 3/21/2019 | W Davis
    Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke joined the chorus of Democrats and Republicans criticizing President Donald Trump for his renewed attacks on the late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain. Trump has sharply criticized McCain in recent days for his decision to turn over the unverified Steele dossier to the FBI in 2016 — as well as his decisive vote against a bill to repeal Obamacare in 2017. Trump said of the Senate icon, “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
  • LIVE: Beto O'Rourke Kickoff Rally in El Paso, TX [tiny crowd, Folks!]

    03/30/2019 9:24:46 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 69 replies
    CSPAN ^ | March 30, 2019 | CSPAN
    Check out the CLOSE camera shot to mask TINY crowd! Hahahahahahaha!