Skip to comments.Beto: Let's Face It, It's 'Really Hard' Not To Consider All Trump Voters Racists
Posted on 08/12/2019 12:16:23 PM PDT by Kaslin
It's"deplorables" all over again, but even worse. Remember, Hillary Clinton only smeared half of Trump supporters are irredeemably bigoted. O'Rourke appears to slime all Trump voters here, stating that it's "really hard" to see a 2020 Trump vote as anything other than a racist act. CNN's Jake Tapper poses the question -- which strikes me as a natural one, given Beto's nonstop racial rhetoric -- and after pausing for a beat or two, the candidate launches headlong into a vast slander:
"President Trump won your home state of Texas by nine points," host Jake Tapper said. "Almost 63 million Americans voted for him. Do you think it is racist to vote for President Trump in 2020?" There was a long pause from O'Rourke before he said, "I think it's really hard...I think it's really hard after everything that we've seen from his time as a candidate in 2016 to his repeated warnings of invasions to his repeated calls to send them back," O'Rourke said. "Sending back people who are U.S. citizens, sending back people who were born in this country."
Democrats are eyeing Texas as a true battleground in 2020 -- with Trump's support habitually lukewarm in the state, and lots of white suburbanites who typically vote Republican considering defecting. It's therefore probably quite unwise for prominent members of the party to insult all Trump backers like this. It's also probably unwise for them to nominate someone with far-left views, like taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal immigrants, but what do I know? Allahpundit also makes a point that immediately occurred to me, too:
Whats also weird about this is that it obviously doesnt help him in Texas if he decides to bail out of the presidential race and run for Senate there https://t.co/JUHghS62M3 Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 11, 2019
Beto is almost certainly going to fail in his pursuit of the nomination, even if exploiting tragedy with hyper-charged racial rhetoric has reinvigorated his campaign for the time being. He'll then return to Texas, where his gallop to the left as a presidential candidate will put him farther out of that center-right state's mainstream. Remember, he ran for Senate as an upbeat, hopeful, sunny uniter. His national campaign has been much darker and more aggressively leftist, and now he's effectively indicted the majority of Texas voters as bigots. Bold strategy. Meanwhile, as we discussed in depth last week, another Texas Democrat has also tried to shame Trump backers as fuelers of "hate" by publishing a harassment hit list. His ugly tactic has yielded predictable, and I believe intended, results (content warning):
Mission accomplished, Joaquin pic.twitter.com/OFv7SjBfMH Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 11, 2019
With some critics of Castro's move calling for an ethics investigation, his office is striking a defiant tone amid the backlash:
"Their letter is a disingenuous attempt by pro-dark money, far-right legislators to limit Americans ability to track money in politics. They would prefer large contributions to be kept secret so that theres no meaningful transparency in political giving, said Schneider. We look forward to hearing from the Committee if the request is considered. But Castros public naming of his own constituents, some of whom are older and retired or describe themselves as homemakers, was met with backlash from Trump, his campaign, Republican leaders, and even some on the left, who warned that the Texas Democrat was using his platform as a powerful lawmaker to target private citizens at a combustible moment in U.S. politics.
I cannot imagine anyone making a more compelling case in favor of "dark money" forces than Joaquin Castro, who has weaponized donor transparency as a means of siccing the mob on donors to the opposing party. As I said in my previous post on this shameful episode, the purpose of transparency laws is for citizens to hold elected officials accountable, and to prevent corruption. It's an abuse of the system for a powerful official to wield that information as a hammer against private citizens. I'll leave you with this
Before ratcheting up the political rhetoric, consider: 18% of Democrats & 13% of Republicans say "violence would be justified" if the opposing party wins the 2020 presidential election.
We are in dangerous territory. Dont fuel the fire.https://t.co/iy7SpFYs1u Nick Troiano (@NickTroiano) August 11, 2019
According to this data, in spite of all the media handwriting about the president's rhetoric, Democrats' anger appears to have been stoked to more dangerous levels than Republicans'. Beto and Castro are tossing logs onto that rage-filled fire.
Beto, Beto, Beto... what are we going to do with you?
At what point can we file a defamation suite against the MoFo?
Let’s face it: it’s really hard not to consider Beto a total idiot.
Beto is reduced to a stalking horse, and hoping for a fat assignment if the rats win.
Funny how he never says this to someone face to face.
Probably doesn’t want to risk loosing his teeth.
“Lets face it: its really hard not to consider Beto a total idiot.”
how do you say ‘moron’ in fake-Spanish?
Does anyone take this loser seriously?
So, are the leftie reporters running around demanding the rats condemn Beto’s crass comments?
Just call him Mr. Crossover Vote.
More accurately, he is a psychopath.
Master Beto taking the bait. ‘Deplorables’ gaffe x 100.
How to win friends and influence people....
I think most liberals are pedophiles.
Its really hard not to consider all Democrats traitors.
I”m really getting disturbed at the lefties calling me names. I’ve honorably served my country, worked and paid taxes at my own private business for over 35 years, hired and worked alongside many people of multiple races, and now in retirement being called deplorable, racist, killer, white supremacist, and a myriad of other epithets that are not deserved nor earned. However, repeatedly calling me such enforces my dislike bordering upon hatred toward the left, Democrats, and a particular race.
Let’s face it: Bobby Francis O’Rourke is an ignorant, arrogant, unintelligent sodomite.
In 2018, the anti-Trump tirades by the left won them the House. Good chance it will help them win the Senate in 2020, and if so, I fear the POTUS is at risk.
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