Just when I thought the race couldn’t get any worse if you’re a Democrat, they through the worst curve ball possible. You have healthcare taker Cory Booker; Hispanic Obama Julian Castro; Hickenlooper, the candidate with the longest yard signs; and Amy Cloud-Boot-Jar. The only halfway decent candidates — Sanders, Warren, Gabbard, and Yang — all have only a small chance of winning (although I’ll try to break the odds as much as possible). And those are just the candidates that I’m able to remember.
Beto O’Rourke is a loser. I don’t mean to insult him — there will be plenty of time for that later —he is actually a loser. After only getting 48.3% of votes while running against Lying Ted Cruz for Senate, which — in the interest of fairness — is better than any Democrat has done running for that seat since 1988. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact he lost the last race he attempted.
His website is one page informing us “We are all in this together.” Here is the rest of the text (which I can barley read some of due to how awful this website is):
The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. We can only meet them if we build a movement that includes all of us.
I have no idea what policy this means he would implement. Although, the website does include an option to read the text in Spanish:
Los retos que hoy enfrentamos son los más difíciles de la historia moderna. Solamente podremos afrontarlos construyendo un movimiento que incluya a todos nosotros.
And, for fun, here is that text with me selecting the first thing my English spellcheck told me was correct:
Los retros we joy refreshments son loci ms disciples de la historian moderns. Testament supremos seafronts construction in pimiento we include a dodos nostrums.
I think that makes just as much sense as most things Beto says.
The only other thing this website has is a link to his store. Yes, he has set up a website that allows you buy “Beto for America,” stickers before he tells you what he’ll actually do to America.
So here’s what we know about Beto:
- He has voted to deregulate Wall Street time and time again, even though regulations on Wall Street are at a historical low.
- He has met with the Israel lobbing group AIPAC and is an open supporter of the state of Israel.
- He called for a fast track on TPP, meaning Congress would give up any power they have to veto any decision made by then-president Obama that was placed in the agreement.
- He refuses to support Medicare for All. While he use to make the argument of he “just wants a different version,” he has since back tracked and made it clear he is against Medicare for All.
- He is one of the biggest takers of Fossil Fuel money, despite saying he does not take any money from Super PACS.
This is just off the top of my head.