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Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke

Posted on | March 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke


Shane Ryan is the kind of Democrat who feels that Barack Obama was insufficiently progressive, and he won’t get fooled again:

What, exactly, is Beto O’Rourke’s appeal?
It’s not policy-oriented, and it’s not identity-based. He’s independently rich, and despite his grab at exoticism by transforming “Robert” into “Beto,” he’s white. As the Vanity Fair piece noted, he won his first House race by “drawing a large number of white Republican voters to his cause, which deepened suspicion from left-leaning Chicano activists.” Representing a safe Democratic district, he nevertheless voted with Republicans 167 times in six years. . . .
Let’s state it plainly: If you like Beto O’Rourke, you like him because he seems cool, and you think the fact that he seems cool means he’s going to bring everyone together under the banner of good feelings and become the next Obama. . . .
His appeal is the appeal of the surface, of the pathetic yearning to feel good without fixing anything.

(Hat-tip: Stephen Green at Instapundit.)

O’Rourke raised more than $6 million right out of the gate and he’s in the top five in recent polls, which means that he’s likely to be in the race a while. Between O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, that means three of the leading candidates for the Democrat nomination are white males. So the identity-politics crowd, who insist that white males are the root of all evil, are increasingly unlikely to be excited by the result.

“Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen . . .”



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