Democrat Robert Francis O’Rourke, also known as “Beto,” is reportedly preparing to run in next year’s Texas gubernatorial election – and he may have already lost.
Beto is best known as an all-around failure. He is a failed presidential candidate, a failed Senate candidate, and a failed campaigner for other Democrats in key races. Frankly, the Democrat has endured more losses than victories throughout his career in politics.
Axios reported that an announcement is expected later this year and that O’Rourke “has been calling political allies to solicit their advice, leaving them with the impression that he’s made his decision to run in the country’s second largest state.”
Gilberto Hinojosa, the chair of the Democrat Party in Texas, told Axios that they “hope that he’s going to run” because “we think he’ll be our strongest candidate.”
This perpetual failure is the best the Democrats have to offer?
Democrats are actually not alone in hoping O’Rourke runs for governor. Many Republicans also want to see O’Rourke be the Democrat Party’s nominee because they believe he would be among the weakest possible candidates that the Democrats could run.
There are many on the Left who agree with the Republicans, that O’Rourke would be a disastrous candidate, and thus they are warning against his candidacy.
A key reason why O’Rourke has suffered so many losses is his wide range of fringe political views that don’t perform well in deep red states like Texas.
In fact, many consider his political views to be so far out there that they would even be disastrous in purple states and would be resisted in blue states.
In June 2020, O’Rourke said, “I really love that Black Lives Matter and other protesters have put this front and center to defund” the police. O’Rourke said that he supported “completely dismantling those police forces and rebuilding them.”
In October 2019, O’Rourke said that he supports taking away churches’ tax-exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage.
O’Rourke made the remark during a CNN LGBT town hall event during the following exchange with host Don Lemon.
“LEMON: This is from your LGBTQ plan and here’s what you write — this is a quote: ‘Freedom of religion is a fundamental right, but it should not be used to discriminate.’ Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities — should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?
O’ROURKE: There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone or any institution, any organization in America, that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. So as president, we’re going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.”
In February 2019, when asked by MSNBC host Chris Hayes whether he would tear down the border wall if he could, O’Rourke responded, “Yes. Absolutely. I’d take the wall down.”
In recent years, O’Rourke has repeatedly championed extremist measures, including gun bans and gun confiscation.
As if his views weren’t already bad enough for the potential candidate, O’Rourke, who was involved in a hacker group and wrote murder fantasies about killing children, was plagued during his failed campaigns for lying about a DUI accident that he was responsible for in 1988.
O’Rourke falsely claimed that he “did not try to leave the scene of the accident,” despite police records saying that he did. O’Rourke’s lie was so obvious that The far-left Washington Post gave him Four Pinocchios for the claim, the worst rating that they give.
Author: Mark Brown