Beto’s In

 

May this campaign go as well as his run for the Senate. The announcement video here:

I feel like he’s asking to be my life coach.

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  1. Member

    I don’t think he has a chance. Wrong skin tone, wrong sex, wrong sexual proclivity. Thats a progressive strike out.

    On the other hand, I recall giggling when it became apparent the light bearer was going to beat the felon. I thought the strong horse was vanquished. Ha ha, the joke was on me and the lovers of liberty.

    Anything could happen this regressive dystopia.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 5:00 AM PDT
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  2. Member

    Here in Northern California nobody actually campaigns and you vote by mail or harvesting, so there are few lawn signs and few bumper stickers, except for “Obama”. I moved into Anna Eshoo’s district in 2002 and have seen only 1 lawn sign for her and never heard of her doing or saying anything. Yet there she is, year after year. So I was amazed one October day as I was bicycling into the next town to see 2 lawn signs reading,”Beto for Senate”, and then as I was walking the bike through some jack ass farmer’s market with “world music” in San Carlos, I saw a lady wearing a “Beto” sweatshirt. So I thought he must have an aura about him or something – I am completely, mercifully, unfamiliar with him. I’m not looking forward to learning about him for some reason.

    But I am going to focus on the positive aspect of this development: It really is still “OK To Be White”. That is a great message, and he should run with it.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 5:02 AM PDT
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  3. Member

    The couch, the young candidate, the dutiful spouse looking on. Where have I seen that before?

    Oh yeah . . . .

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    • March 14, 2019, at 5:07 AM PDT
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  4. Member

    Why do I feel I’ve heard this before…

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    • March 14, 2019, at 5:09 AM PDT
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  5. Reagan

    At least he’s not “investing in the dignity” of those “unwilling to work.” I think that makes him a conservative in that party.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 5:19 AM PDT
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    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    At least he’s not “investing in the dignity” of those “unwilling to work.” I think that makes him a conservative in that party.

    At least not yet, there’s still time.

     

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    • March 14, 2019, at 5:23 AM PDT
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    Retail Lawyer (View Comment):

    Here in Northern California nobody actually campaigns and you vote by mail or harvesting, so there are few lawn signs and few bumper stickers, except for “Obama”. I moved into Anna Eshoo’s district in 2002 and have seen only 1 lawn sign for her and never heard of her doing or saying anything. Yet there she is, year after year. So I was amazed one October day as I was bicycling into the next town to see 2 lawn signs reading,”Beto for Senate”, and then as I was walking the bike through some jack ass farmer’s market with “world music” in San Carlos, I saw a lady wearing a “Beto” sweatshirt. So I thought he must have an aura about him or something – I am completely, mercifully, unfamiliar with him. I’m not looking forward to learning about him for some reason.

    But I am going to focus on the positive aspect of this development: It really is still “OK To Be White”. That is a great message, and he should run with it.

    Wait. You’re in Northern California and Beto ran for Senate in Texas. Are you saying some jag went out of his way to display a yard sign for a candidate they couldn’t even vote for?

    I can’t say that I’m all that surprised, It just seems like a colossal waste of money and effort to me. (I also feel the same about putting up yard signs for candidates one can actually vote for.)

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    • March 14, 2019, at 5:32 AM PDT
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    I insist on calling him “Bobby,” since that was what he was universally called until he recently decided it was politically expedient to pretend to have some type of Hispanic connection. 

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    • March 14, 2019, at 5:36 AM PDT
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    Zzz. I lasted ’til only about 1:13. The verbal tic, the one where a tiny pause separates “United States” and “of America,” is annoying. Also, I believe that nowhere in any truly inspirational political message does the word “flee” belong. We gotta help folks flee…to here!

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    • March 14, 2019, at 5:49 AM PDT
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  10. Member

    Wasn’t he just in an election? Politics (and maybe the C suite) is one of the only place where failure is rewarded.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:03 AM PDT
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    The wife sitting lovingly staring at her beau always creeps me out. Does that poll well? 

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:05 AM PDT
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  12. Coolidge

    Retail Lawyer (View Comment):
    But I am going to focus on the positive aspect of this development: It really is still “OK To Be White”. That is a great message, and he should run with it.

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    I insist on calling him “Bobby,” since that was what he was universally called until he recently decided it was politically expedient to pretend to have some type of Hispanic connection.

    It’s OK to be Bobby.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:06 AM PDT
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  13. Thatcher

    We should stop calling him “Beto” and use his given name. Don’t go along with the sham of him being Hispanic . . .

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:11 AM PDT
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    Michael Brehm (View Comment):

    Retail Lawyer (View Comment):

    Here in Northern California nobody actually campaigns and you vote by mail or harvesting, so there are few lawn signs and few bumper stickers, except for “Obama”. I moved into Anna Eshoo’s district in 2002 and have seen only 1 lawn sign for her and never heard of her doing or saying anything. Yet there she is, year after year. So I was amazed one October day as I was bicycling into the next town to see 2 lawn signs reading,”Beto for Senate”, and then as I was walking the bike through some jack ass farmer’s market with “world music” in San Carlos, I saw a lady wearing a “Beto” sweatshirt. So I thought he must have an aura about him or something – I am completely, mercifully, unfamiliar with him. I’m not looking forward to learning about him for some reason.

    But I am going to focus on the positive aspect of this development: It really is still “OK To Be White”. That is a great message, and he should run with it.

    Wait. You’re in Northern California and Beto ran for Senate in Texas. Are you saying some jag went out of his way to display a yard sign for a candidate they couldn’t even vote for?

    I can’t say that I’m all that surprised, It just seems like a colossal waste of money and effort to me. (I also feel the same about putting up yard signs for candidates one can actually vote for.)

    Michael, Exactly! There’s voting and then there’s virtue signaling. There is more virtue and edge to having a Beto sign than a Kamala Harris sign here in California. I looked at the house as I rode by and though, “Pretentious Fool lives there”. Also must have contributed to Beto’s campaign to get the sign.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:12 AM PDT
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    Stad (View Comment):

    We should stop calling him “Beto” and use his given name. Don’t go along with the sham of him being Hispanic . . .

    How about, Beto the wannabe Hispanic.

     

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:14 AM PDT
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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:21 AM PDT
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    I hope he wins the nomination just so I can hear The Don’s nickname for him on the campaign trail. I can see him coming up with something totally off the wall like “Seamus”. It makes as much sense as Beto.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:30 AM PDT
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    thelonious (View Comment):

    The wife sitting lovingly staring at her beau always creeps me out. Does that poll well?

    Not sure in general, but here it is positive considering his primary opponents. Kamala can’t have Willie Brown lovingly staring at her, nor her husband, because he is White. Obama knew he had to marry Black for his career in race grievance huckstering to take off.

    But now that I think more about it – the whole concept is sexist. None of the women running can have a dopey husband adoring them. Just would not work.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:32 AM PDT
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    I thought he was going to announce that Amy is pregnant.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:33 AM PDT
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    Joshua Bissey (View Comment):

    LOL!

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:35 AM PDT
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    I thought he was going to announce that Amy is pregnant.

    Amy Klobuchar? Wow, maybe he belongs in the Senate after all . . .

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:38 AM PDT
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    thelonious (View Comment):

    The wife sitting lovingly staring at her beau always creeps me out. Does that poll well?

    Speaking of spouses. If Beto went gay he’d win this election. I’m surprised the Dems don’t have a gay candidate yet. Imagine some middle aged slightly graying hunky looking dude named Jeff staring lovingly at Beto. He’d be irresistible.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:38 AM PDT
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    thelonious (View Comment):
    Imagine some middle aged slightly graying hunky looking dude named Jeff staring lovingly at Beto. He’d be irresistible.

    Jeff would need a Hispanic nickname too . . .

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:41 AM PDT
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  24. Coolidge

    He was just a bit less daft than the pink tennis shoe lady, whose name isn’t worth looking up. At least after she was humiliated in her run for office, she just faded away.

    O’Rourke is a mental midget and just a manufactured tool by progressives looking to run another John Edwards, John Kerry, or someone, anyone that they think will resurrect the image of JFK.

    O’Rourke hasn’t done anything of note in his life, almost less than Obama. The progressives bankrolling him and others don’t want an influential thinker or leader. They want a puppet to carry out their socialist agenda and their dream of a soviet states of America.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:46 AM PDT
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: I feel like he’s asking to be my life coach.

    What else would you expect from a Beto male?

    My nephew says life coach is what someone sets themselves up as if they have failed at everything else and really do not want to become a barista.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:55 AM PDT
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    Stad (View Comment):

    I insist on calling him “Bobby,” since that was what he was universally called until he recently decided it was politically expedient to pretend to have some type of Hispanic connection. 

    You need to do a song parody – Me and Bobby O’Rourke. You know – “Freedom’s just another word for something left to tax.”

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:58 AM PDT
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  27. Thatcher

    Jon,

    This morning a friend of mine and I discussed how we might help Beto in his drive for the Presidency. So we came up with a Bumper Sticker slogan for him.

    BETO! AS SHALLOW AS WE WANT TO BE!

    Pretty great right. Man, this politics thing can be fun.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • March 14, 2019, at 6:59 AM PDT
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    thelonious (View Comment):
    I’m surprised the Dems don’t have a gay candidate yet. 

    Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, is running. He is gay.

    No jokes about his name.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 7:02 AM PDT
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  29. Lincoln

    From a Texas point of view, he’s pretty much written himself out of running for future statewide office if he fails to win here, because the positions on certain issues he’s going to have to overtly take running for president on things like fracking, abortion and religious freedom in order to win over the progressive base of Democrats in places like Iowa and New Hampshire is going to make him anathema to the voters he’ll need in Texas in the future (especially the Latino voters in the border counties of South Texas and the oil patch counties there and in West Texas).

    But his decision to go for the White House instead of for Cornyn’s Senate seat in 2020 showed he knew that Cruz’s problems with some people in both the Bush and Trump wings of the Democratic Party in Texas created a unique situation in 2018 that wasn’t likely to be repeated next year. Might as well try to use the hype from ’18 that caused progressives to swoon on the national stage, and see if he can ride that to the nomination without being called out for his lack of intersectionality.

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    • March 14, 2019, at 7:03 AM PDT
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    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):
    I don’t think he has a chance. Wrong skin tone, wrong sex, wrong sexual proclivity. Thats a progressive strike out.

    Oh, I dunno: He gets the Mexican and the Irish vote, doesn’t he?

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    • March 14, 2019, at 7:10 AM PDT
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