Despite being losing the most heavily financed senate campaign in American history to Texan Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke recently announced he would be seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. Losing a senate race would not seem like the best track record to seek the highest office in the land. Unfortunately, few in the crowded field of Democrat hopefuls have household name strength, and even some of those are not well regarded.
Liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren seemed like a White House juggernaut with Hillary out of politics. Then, her Native American heritage claims were proven false, causing her popularity to tank. So it goes with California Sen. Kamala Harris after it became known that she leveraged an illicit affair to gain wealth and political power. In New Jersey, Sen. Cory Booker humiliated himself during U.S. Supreme Court hearings claiming a fake “Spartacus moment.”
With a debacle of candidates who look more like buffoons than the next leader of the free world, Beto O’Rourke needs only to realistically contend with “Crazy” Bernie Sanders popularity and, perhaps, ex-Vice Pres. Joe Biden from the failed Obama years. That being said, these are four things you should know about Beto O’Rourke.
1: Beto Plays Fast and Loose with Southern Border Truth
Out one side of his mouth, Beto has gone on the record assuring moderates he is not one of the hard left extremists who want open borders. Out the other side, Beto says he would tear down existing border walls. The question remains: Which is true?
The answer depends on who Beto has in front of him when you pop the question about border security. For instance, when Beto was interviewed by the far-left media outlet MSNBC about the El Paso border wall, he said, “Absolutely, I’d take the wall down.” Beto went on the claim that barriers don’t provide security. Ironically, he was surrounded by high fencing and security detail at an El Paso counter-rally to President Donald Trump’s when he made those remarks.
2: Beto Joined the End of Days Climate Cult
Few would deny that excessive CO2 emissions and allowing pollutants into our environment isn’t a problem. But climate change concerns began to morph into a death cult after former Vice Pres. Al Gore said the world would basically be ravaged to its end in 12 years. But when the temperature didn’t increase significantly, and the drop-dead date passed harmlessly, the youths who grew up being spoon-fed climate change extremism have now loosely formed an End of Days climate change cult, and their spokesmodel appears to be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).
The upstart Democrat congresswoman from New York recently proposed a Green New Deal that would down planes, demand people eat only vegan and ban automobiles. Her plan would bankrupt the country to the tune of $92 trillion. But Beto is making a name for himself as the kind of politician who will say whatever he thinks people want to hear. At his presidential announcement event, he stood alongside AOC and embraced the death cult.
“I haven’t seen anything better that addresses this singular crisis we face — a crisis that could, at its worst, lead to extinction,” O’Rourke said about the Green New Deal.
3: Beto Wants to Take Away Gun Rights
The former Texas congressman has been nothing if not a liberal opportunist. He floats with the prevailing winds of the Democratic Party’s popularity polls. It’s no surprise that rather than travel to Florida after the Pulse Nightclub massacre and lend a hand alongside conservative organizations, Beto joined anti-gun liberals to hold a 1960s-style sit-in on the U.S. House floor.
His stance, consistent with the far left, is to limit concealed carry rights and strip away the reciprocity laws that allow citizens to travel with firearms. He has also advocated for a ban on all semi-automatic weapons, large-capacity magazines, and other restrictions. Beto is no friend of the NRA or Second Amendment.
4: Do the Math: Beto Nothing More than Double-Talk
Voters who follow Beto’s policy positions are likely to discover that he will say and do anything the extremists in the Democratic Party say is popular. This is in no way to be confused with determined leadership or ideological convictions. While conservative Americans may disagree with liberal icons such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or even Pres. Trump on specific issues, at least they are walking the walk. His real name isn’t even “Beto.” It’s Robert. He made up that nickname. The man is nothing more than a snake oil salesman hoping to swindle voters and gain the power he is not fit to wield.
~ Conservative Zone