Skip to comments.Did Beto Blow It?: Texas Republicans believe Ted Cruz was beatable [tr]
Posted on 11/05/2018 7:54:30 AM PST by C19fan
In March 2017, a little-known Democratic congressman named Beto ORourke proposed something unusual to Will Hurd, a Republican colleague from a neighboring district: that they rent a car and embark on a 24-hour, 1,600-mile road trip from San Antonio to Washington. Their live-streamed odyssey wound up attracting blushing news coverage and evoking the bipartisan companionship of a bygone era. For Hurd, a pragmatic, swing-district moderate with numerous Democrats employed on his staff, the cross-aisle kumbaya was routine; few lawmakers hug the middle so tightly. For ORourke, the demonstration was less likely; he had done little to distinguish himself in the House of Representatives, and what reputation he owned was not that of a centrist. He won his congressional seat in 2012 by running to the left of an incumbent Democrata moderate Hispanic who warned voters of the El Paso councilmans ultra-progressive policiesand spent the ensuing years compiling a safely liberal voting record.
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Somewhere along the line, the rock-concert crowds and record-setting fundraising and JFK comparisons obscured a basic contradiction between Beto ORourke the national heartthrob and Beto ORourke the Texas heretic. While the coastal medias narrative emphasized his appeals to common ground, framing him as an Obamaesque post-partisan figure, the candidate himself tacked unapologetically leftward. He endorsed Bernie Sanders "Medicare for all" plan. He called repeatedly for President Donald Trumps impeachmenta position rejected by Nancy Pelosi, and nearly every other prominent Democrat in America, as futile and counterproductive. He flirted with the idea of abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He took these positions, and others, with a brash fearlessness that reinforced his superstardom in the eyes of the Democratic base nationwide. But it likely stunted his growth among a more important demographic: Texans.
RobertBeto kept Left because he realized he has become another Obamaesque figure who is prepping for a 2020 run. Once he decided that he had to stay Left.
All of this talk is too premature until after tomorrow.
I call him “Beat Off” O’Rourke.......................
To bad for old “Nacho Senator” O’Rourke. He’s a loser.
There was absolutely NOTHING post-partisan about Barry Soetoro, the communist democRAT Party hack. Likewise, nothing post-partisan about Robert Francis O'Rourke, another communist democRAT Party hack.
“beta” works as well.
He was stupid enough to run commercials screaming “we need more gun control!”
Drinking one’s own Kool Aid is a bad idea in politics — particularly Texas politics.
He was in it for the cash, donated by old White men who are too chicken to be Communists so they hire younger Lefties to preach their fading revolution. The sooner these ‘60s rejects are buried, the better.
This is written by Politico. No Republican in their right mind would even consider trading in Ted Cruz for someone as liberal as the worst demoncrap in Washington.
For Hurd, a pragmatic, swing-district moderate
Should read, Bush League Republican.
What’s with the name BETO, is that a way to trick Hispanics into thinking he’s Hispanic? BETO short for ROBERTO?
And Hurd must be a turd.
The word is his father gave him that nick in his early childhood.
He was a judge in El Paso and his son was named Robert. Beto
is Spanish for the name thus it fits in with the locals.
The Texas Republicans who were against Criuz were the establishment Moderates who opposed his candidacy the first time around and things aren’t going so well for them these days.
He isn’t in it for the cash. His father-in-law is worth $20 Billion.
He married a very great deal of money. His motives seem more social than monetary.
His real first name is Robert but somehow he Spanishized the name to Roberto then shortened to Beto. I think it maybe was due to him being from El Paso.
Back when I was 22, all hearts were a-flutter over Gary Hart (1984). He was speaking to us young people and was primed to be the first yuppie president (in fact the word yuppie was first coined during his campaign). He was the "Big Chill" candidate who was going to change everything.
For a while, it seemed that Hart was going to beat out Mondale for the nomination but he was really being primed for the 1988 race (as nobody was going to beat Reagan that year).
We all know what happened next. Donna Rice and the "Monkey Business". Such a scandal at the time. Had Gary Hart waited 10 more years, nobody would have cared. His timing was bad.
Beto puts mayo on his tacos and eats ‘em with a fork.
Gallego had been in office (either State or Federal) for 21 yrs in a district that has more cows than people and the 'rat primary is basically the election that counts. IOW Hurd snuck up on him but what do you expect from ex-CIA.
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