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  • Beto seeks Al Sharpton’s blessing

    12/11/2018 6:51:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 10, 2018 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Beto O'Rourke is scoping out a presidential run. According to Buzzfeed, his recon included a call to Al Sharpton to schedule a meeting. A Sharpton spokeswoman confirmed to Buzzfeed that "they spoke and agreed to meet within the next couple of weeks and they had a great conversation." [Snip] O'Rourke has yet to officially confirm a presidential run, but all signs (including his Senate run) point to a definite White House bid. Having already met with former President Obama, O’Rouke’s upcoming meeting with Sharpton is a harbinger of the role of racial politics in the upcoming election. Sharpton and...
  • The Snob Party

    11/26/2018 9:46:39 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | 26 Nov 2018 | Kevin D Williamson
    Of course the Democrats are still mad for Beto: He is who they are. Some of my conservative friends are mystified by the apparently enduring appeal of Robert Francis O’Rourke, a.k.a. “Beto,” the faux-Hispanic progressive from El Paso who failed to unseat conservative stalwart Senator Ted Cruz in spite of a flood of money and a tsunami of media adulation. “He lost, didn’t he?” they ask, perplexed. There is an answer to this riddle: snobbery. The Democratic party is the political home of snobbery, a word and a concept often misunderstood. Snobbery does not refer to the cultivated preferences of...
  • Obama Discusses 2018 Election Results [semi-satire]

    11/25/2018 9:49:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    Disappointed that Democrats didn’t win every contested election in the 2018 mid-terms, former President Barack Obama charged that “too many voters are still confused, blind, filled with hate and racist. Given a clear choice between the progressive socialist values represented by Democrats in every state and district, a distressingly large number of voters persisted in pulling the lever for Republicans.” Obama laid some of the blame on himself for not seeking a third term as president. “I’m confident that I would’ve won,” he boasted. “I would’ve gotten billions of dollars of in-kind publicity from a loyal press corps. The people...
  • Passing on the ‘Beto Salad’ onThanksgiving and Ever More

    11/23/2018 8:07:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/18 | Judi McLeod
    Be thankful that Obama, Hillary and Beto are gone, and only still there in their fervid imaginations It’s enough to put you off of today’s Thanksgiving dinner, and maybe your Christmas one too. “Beto has gone nationwide”. The Manchurian Manufacturing Department of the DNC, which presented Barack Obama as the Messiah from faux Greek columns back in 2008, is now presenting Beto O’Rourke as a recycled JFK in 2018.
  • How a Blue Wave Wiped Out Republicans in the Largest County in Texas

    11/20/2018 5:31:33 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20, 2018 | Dan Frosch
    HOUSTON—An energized Democratic electorate wasn’t enough to defeat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz this month, but in the state’s most populous county, it created a blue landslide. Nearly every Republican in Harris County, home to Houston, was unseated on Nov. 6, including 59 judges and the top executive, Ed Emmett, a moderate who won in 2014 with 83% of the vote. Mr. Emmett, whose official title is county judge and who was widely lauded for steering the county through the devastation of Hurricane Harvey last year, lost to political novice Lina Hidalgo, a Democrat who said she has never previously attended...
  • 2020 ELECTIONS ‘He’s Barack Obama, but white’: Beto O’Rourke blows up the 2020 Democratic primary

    11/19/2018 6:42:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2018 | David Siders
    Sparked by his narrow defeat in a Texas Senate race, Beto O’Rourke is scrambling the 2020 presidential primary field, freezing Democratic donors and potential campaign staffers in place as they await word of his plans. Even prior to O’Rourke’s meteoric rise, many Democratic fundraisers had approached the large number of 2020 contenders with apprehension, fearful of committing early to one candidate. But the prospect of a presidential bid by O’Rourke, whose charismatic Senate candidacy captured the party’s imagination, has suddenly rewired the race.
  • Native Texans voted for native Texan Beto O'Rourke, transplants went for Ted Cruz, exit poll shows

    11/19/2018 11:30:11 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 73 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/9/18 | Matthew Adams
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O’Rourke fought during the Senate race over who was more Texan. It turns out that native Texan voters think O’Rourke is. A CNN exit poll showed that O'Rourke beat Cruz among native Texans, 51 percent to 48 percent. In contrast, 57 percent of people who had moved to Texas said they voted for Cruz, compared to 42 percent who voted for O'Rourke.
  • Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke smile for photo in Texas airport in first meeting since election

    11/15/2018 7:04:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-14-18 | Nicole Darrah | Fox News
    A photo of the two, posing alongside fans, was posted online Tuesday by Tiffany Easter. She wrote that O'Rourke and Cruz were both on her flight from George Bush International Airport in Houston. "Beto, noticed Ted sitting down and walked over to congratulate him on his re-election campaign," Easter wrote. "It was the first time they had seen each other since the election and the entire conversation was both of them talking about how they could move forward TOGETHER."
  • Texas Senate Election Results: Beto O’Rourke vs. Ted Cruz

    11/15/2018 1:38:28 PM PST · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    Candidate Party Votes Pct. Ted Cruz* Rep. 4,244,204 50.9% Beto O'Rourke Dem. 4,024,777 48.3 Neal Dikeman Lib. 65,240 0.8 8,334,221 votes, 100% reporting (7,949 of 7,949 precincts) * Incumbent
  • Don’t Overthink It, Just Nominate Beto in 2020

    11/07/2018 8:06:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Slate ^ | November 7, 2018 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    He did astoundingly well for a Texas Democrat. He’s already got a national profile. He’s proved he can raise a ton of money without indebting himself to corporations. His Uplifting Articulate Guy persona presents a clear alternative to Trumpism without coming across as scolding or patronizing. While he lost his Senate race, he has experience in Congress, but not so much experience that past votes will haunt him. He’s shown a rare willingness to answer tough questions. And as the clip above indicates, he has the charisma to make a live-TV F-word somehow come across as endearing and wholesome. Beto...
  • The Obama Bros Are Making a Beto Documentary

    11/08/2018 3:56:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 11.08.2018 @4:14pm | NTK Staff
    Crooked Media, which was founded by former staffers of President Barack Obama, is helping to produce a documentary about Beto O’Rourke, the failed Senate candidate from Texas. Jon Favreau, who co-founded Crooked Media, tweeted about the project on Thursday:
  • Fans Are Actually Blaming Beyoncé for Beto O'Rourke's Loss in Texas

    11/08/2018 3:52:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/07/18 | Camille Nzengung
    **SNIP** Many of her followers criticized the songstress for not speaking up earlier, instead waiting just hours before the polls closed in Texas. One person commented, “Should have spoke sooner. Too little too late. When this was posted there was only 2 hours left to vote.” While it's shocking to see the “Lemonade” singer’s fans criticize her at all, they do kind of have a point regarding her sway. With over 119 million followers on Instagram, she is highly influential. It’s entirely possible that her reach could have made a bigger difference during the midterms, especially considering the effect Taylor...
  • Texas Largest Reliably Red County Turns Purple

    11/08/2018 5:48:06 AM PST · by TexasGunLover · 119 replies
    WFAA ^ | November 7, 2018 | Monica Hernandez
    For almost 35 years, Tarrant County has been the most reliably red, urban county in Texas. Then, on Election Day, Democrat Beto O'Rourke beat Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the county.
  • The 3 Stooges (Gollum Gillum, Stacy "I'm not a Tank" Abrams and Betard O Rourke) went down..

    11/07/2018 11:43:33 AM PST · by max americana · 31 replies
    from my mind which hates all stupid liberals worldwide | 11/07/2018 | max
    3 of the biggest anti-American, far-left blowhards and darlings of the left that ran and was paid and supported by idiot celebritards ALL LOST. I will be happy with 2 of 3, but all 3 went down. Great day for America.
  • Having the most money doesn't always win elections.

    11/07/2018 9:19:35 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 33 replies
    2018 midterm election | 11/7/18 | dallasbiff
    Robert Francis had the most material money and probably $50 million in free fawning media publicity and he still lost. To paraphrase a 1964 song, Money can't buy you an election.
  • Countless Triggered Twitter Randos ‘Literally Shaking’ Over Beto Loss

    11/07/2018 6:33:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 12:02 AM 11/07/2018 | Scott Morefield
    There were tremors all over Texas Tuesday night, and it didn’t have anything at all to do with any “blue tsunamis” rolling in from the Gulf. Instead, triggered Beto O’Rourke supporters were “literally shaking” all over Twitter as Ted Cruz sent their hero packing. BREAKING NEWS! 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Texas today from all the liberals “Literally shaking rn” over the Beto loss#ElectionDay — ????????Jeremy Waters???? (@JWH2Os) November 7, 2018 That’s right, they were “literally shaking.” Literally. There are hundreds more “literally shaking” tweets over Beto. I stopped scrolling and limited my search terms. — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November...
  • 'Beto 2020!' Gutted celebrities including Alyssa Milano, Busy Philipps and Olivia Wilde throw [tr]

    11/07/2018 6:35:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2018 | Hannah Parry and Megan Sheets
    Celebrities disappointed at Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's loss in Texas are already backing him for president. Minutes after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, defeated O'Rourke to take a second term on Tuesday, Hollywood stars took to social media to throw their weight behind the defeated candidate. 'Beto lost? That's ok,' actress Alyssa Milano tweeted. 'Now he can run for President.' Actress Busy Philipps was also hopeful O'Rourke could stop Donald Trump getting a second term.
  • MSNBC Airs, Apologizes For F-Bomb From Beto O'Rourke

    11/06/2018 9:33:28 PM PST · by Simon Green · 30 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/06/18 | Jeremy Barr
    MSNBC anchor Brian Williams apologized on behalf of his network after it broadcast a vulgarity from Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. "I'm so f—-ing proud of you guys," O'Rourke said during his concession speech on Tuesday night after losing his election to Ted Cruz. The curse word was not censored on MSNBC. Sorry for the F-bomb," Williams said after the remark. "We have no control of what's in the concession speeches." Fox News and CNN were not broadcasting O'Rourke's concession speech.
  • ‘Beto 2020’ Buzz Builds Immediately After O’Rourke’s Senate Defeat

    11/06/2018 8:55:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 6, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) fended off Democrat challenger Robert Francis O’Rourke to win re-election in a high-profile Senate race Tuesday, but establishment media pundits, Hollywood celebrities, and liberal activists did not lose hope — they had now moved on to dreams of “Beto 2020.” Cruz finished a surprising second in the 2016 Republican presidential primary and began the Senate race as a prohibitive favorite. However, O’Rourke visited fiercely conservative parts of the state that his party had long since given up on, while shattering fundraising records despite shunning donations from outside political groups and pollster advice. Cruz argued that his...
  • GOP Sen. Ted Cruz projected to beat Democrat Beto O'Rourke in Texas: NBC News

    11/06/2018 7:18:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-6-18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    Republican Ted Cruz of Texas is projected to win re-election to a second term in the U.S. Senate, emerging victorious from the toughest political fight of his career, according to NBC News.