Skip to comments.Authenticity now the attribute craved by national Democrats
Posted on 10/13/2018 11:46:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Beto ORourkes response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. But for some Democrats it said everything. It was authentic.
In an exchange that quickly went viral, the Democrat congressman and Senate hopeful was asked whether he found NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to be disrespectful. A passionate ORourke told the room of Texans, not necessarily a sympathetic crowd, that he could think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights.
Clips of his answer were viewed millions of times online, generating buzz in ORourkes uphill battle against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
For national Democrats, it was the type of moment that epitomized a common buzzword in Democratic circles authenticity and the push to present candidates in a more open, unvarnished manner offering a window to their values.
One of the widely accepted lessons from Democrat Hillary Clintons loss in 2016 to Republican Donald Trump was that voters gravitate toward candidates they perceive as real, even if flawed. Theyre drawn to politicians willing to deliver unexpected candor. [ ]
In an effort to deliver that authenticity this election season, the party has tried to assemble a group of candidates with nontraditional backgrounds. Theyve recruited veterans, women and politicians with diverse histories. Theyve encouraged them to talk openly about their lives in ads and to make casual, unscripted social media posts.
Theres no hiding that some of this effort borrows from the man Democrats are hungry to beat.
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When you put lipstick on that pig, he’s still a pig.
Yep. This is one of those “If you can fake sincerity, you have it made” moments.
Only inauthentic (lying) socialists have a chance of winning anything. If they were honest about their intentions (gov’t fully controlling the means of production, the elimination of private property, confiscating all firearms, burning the Constitution, etc.) they’d win nothing, ever.
Even worse, this Ken Thomas makes Beto look even more fake and insincere by saying he’s “authentic”.
Authenticity... compassion... gravitas...
Searching for the catchy meme of the day.
LOL enunciated leftist talking points are not authentic to anybody except far-left leftists.
They are as authentic as Wile E. Coyote.
Without context, it is difficult to interpret just what Beto is saying here.
You kneel for the fallen and stand for the flag. If you want to take a knee for your rights you DO NOT do that during the National Anthem.
If Beto is giving the green light to player protests, then he joins the rest of the anti-American Democrats, Communists, and Socialists who hate this country and despise the Constitution.
If the Democrats are applauding Beto for telling the truth they, themselves, should start telling the truth. In reality Democrats would NOT be elected if they told the truth about their intentions in office (higher taxes, gender fluidity, murder of the unborn, more regulation and control of your lives).
Campaigning Democrats pretend that they are moderates or conservative by advocating conservative policies. They may be somewhat genuine until they win the election and have to deal with Nancy Pelosi or another member of the corrupt Democrat leadership. After they are elected they follow the Democrat line or else.
The Dems are working hard to pretend they’re authentic.
It should a piece of cake for them.
Authentic socialist globalists.
The only way these people win elections is by lying. I remember when Hussein refused to wear a flag on his lapel like McCain until his handlers checked him. If Democrats want to take flag kneeling national in 2020, I welcome their honesty and thank them for making our jobs easier.
They can’t just sit back and let Antifa, Soros, and their anointed mobs take care of their optics, and expect to be thought of as “authentic”.
Mob rule is as old as humankind.
And, as evil.
Ohhhh.. more authentic..not more ethnic.
With only a handful on the top.
The rest get a crumbs.
think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights.
They kneel in protest of a fiction, which makes it a lie, a slander.
There is no white war on blacks, and no one has any right to say there is.
There *is* a war on whites, but no one is allowed to say so.
It’s not about the right to protest. It’s about the appropriate time and place to do so.
I never believed this guy was even close to Cruz. Too much fake and manipulated news. Those polls were crap.
The DNC-Media-MATRIX created this guy out of thin air.
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