Elder Patriot – So says Piers Morgan.
Beto O’Rourke is the latest left wing political heartthrob. He announced his candidacy as an outsider for the presidency this week and the world’s most elite celebrity magazine, immediately featured him on its front page:
Outsider? Not so much.
O’Rourke was the beneficiary of an unprecedented – for a senate race – level of Democratic Party campaign funds in his losing campaign to unseat Texas senator Ted Cruz.
The Democratic Party went all-in to elect Beto and still failed likely because he is nothing more than a product of boyish good looks and a slick marketing campaign.
Fittingly Beto chose a coffeehouse to launch his campaign may be because that’s the only place a person with a checkered background who has mastered the most basic ability to engage in political rhetoric would be taken seriously.
Beto rallied the Kool-Aid drinkers when he declared his campaign would set a new standard by having a woman on the ticket. He actually drew loud applause for this comment.
These people must be sleeping through life. Hillary Clinton ran for president less than three years ago. Sarah Palin was John McCain’s running mate in 2008. And, Geraldine Ferraro was Walter Mondale’s running mate in… wait for it… 1984!
So who is Beto O’Rourke and how dare I speak so ill of a presidential candidate? Read on before you decide no one could be this banal.
Well aside from his six years in the House during which he accomplished nothing, he was a city council member. Beto never built a business, never met a payroll. This is a rather thin resume from which to launch a presidential campaign.
For a guy who is relying on his message to carry the day, it gets worse.
Let’s start with the message he believes will encourage Americans to vote for him. “If you don’t you’ll all die. You’ll probably all die anyway, but at least you can die trying.”
Okay, not exactly but not far from that either:
‘We face catastrophe and crisis on this planet,’ he declared, asserting that climate change will unleash ‘massive migration of tens or hundreds of millions of people from countries that are literally uninhabitable or under water.’
Okaaaay. Only weeks earlier the manchild declared as president he would have all existing border security fencing removed because… the dangers from refugees, asylum seekers and illegal immigrants were being massively exaggerated.
It should be fun watching the left-wing pundits try to square those two statements. No wonder Democrats are refusing to allow Fox News to host even a single debate.
Beto continued with this uplifting message: ‘Life is going to be a lot tougher for the generations that follow us, no matter what we do.’
Beto’s insistence that we face an “existential threat” to life on earth caused by claims of man-made climate change is the recycled rhetoric of a previous failed Democratic presidential candidate, Al Gore.
In 2006 Gore warned us that we had only ten years to act before cities like New York and Miami would be under water as a result of global warming.
In more sane times predictions like these were the province psychics like Jeanne Dixon who predicted that California would break off and fall into the Pacific Ocean. Now this rhetoric has overtaken mainstream Democratic politics.
Beto himself is a bald-faced hypocrite on the issue of climate change:
“For his Texas election campaign, he signed up to a No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge that declared he wouldn’t line his pockets with big cash donations from the oil, gas and coal barons.
“Then it later emerged he’d accepted $476,325 in such donations.
“Indeed, O’Rourke took so much that his name was humiliatingly removed from the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge”
“There’s also a large whiff of ‘fraud’ about this new ‘Man of the People’.
“He calls himself Beto, to appeal to the Hispanic community, but his actual name is Robert.=
“He sells himself as just a regular guy, yet he’s actually stinking rich – thanks mainly to his wife who is the daughter of a real estate tycoon worth $500 million.”
There’s also Beto’s consistent reliance on rhetoric when pressed for details about the other policies he promised to enact.
“For example, he says he believes in ‘universal, high-quality, guaranteed health care for all’, but hasn’t endorsed the Bernie Sanders Medicare-for-All proposal and has yet to explain what his alternative plan would be, or how the hell he would pay for it.
“On green energy, he says he’s ‘supportive of the concept’ of the controversial trillion-dollar Green New Deal but doesn’t fully endorse it and again hasn’t explained what HE would do instead.”
One Washington Post writer who trailed Beto’s campaign wrote: ‘When it comes to many of the biggest policy issues facing the country, O’Rourke’s default stance is to call for a debate.’
There’s also the character revealing story behind Beto’s DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) arrest. Breathalyzer tests showed his blood alcohol level at 0.136 and 0.134, well above today’s legal limit of 0.08.
By itself, that shouldn’t derail Beto’s political future but the lack of character he displayed after he lost control and hit a truck, sending his car careening across the center median into oncoming lanes, is troubling if not disqualifying.
A witness, who stopped at the scene, told police that O’Rourke had attempted to flee the scene.
Remember how Democrats used a George W. Bush DUI (Driving Under the Influence) – a far lesser offense – as their October surprise?
Morgan closes by characterizing Beto O’Rourke as “a loser whose sales pitch is whimsical economic ideas that would bankrupt America, whose answer to illegal immigration is to open up the border and let everyone in, and whose cheery message to voters is that they’re all about to die.
Pretty soon, Beto the fake, will be exposed to the truth despite the best efforts of the Democratic Party’s political machine and its propaganda arm – the mainstream media.