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Even leftists are starting to realize Beto O’Rourke is just a personality without a clue

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Even leftists are starting to realize Beto ORourke is just a personality without a clue

It’s official. Beto O’Rourke is running for President and all of the Betomaniacs who supported him during his run for U.S. Senate in Texas can now rejoice. But many on the left have been questioning his policy proposals, or more specifically, his lack thereof.

Even leftist news outlet Slate ran with a damaging headline, “Beto 2020 Has No Reason to Exist.” While I adamantly disagree with Slate’s general perspectives on the country and how to fix our problems, I’ve come to believe they’re one of the few leftist outlets that actually thinks about what they’re proposing. They may be wrong, but at least they’re thoughtful about their perspectives.

On O’Rourke, author Josh Voorhees (not related to Jason as far as we know) compiled an impressive list of problems with O’Rourke’s candidacy. First and foremost, he’s done nothing and so far hasn’t proposed to do anything concrete. Supporters might say it’s too early in the game for him to have concrete answers on policy questions, but considering he just ran for United States Senate without having concrete ideas of what he’d do if he won, what’s to make us believe he’ll come up with good ideas for a presidential run?

Then again, perhaps he always knew he was going to lose the Senate race. Perhaps it was just a way to hit the campaign and fundraising trails so he could prepare for a presidential run. Maybe he was intentionally vague because he didn’t want to get locked into Texas politics when he had national politics in mind on his horizon.

Nope. I’m not buying any of that. I’m agreeing with Voorhees that O’Rourke legitimately has no idea what he believes or how he’ll make the grand changes he’s been hinting at for a while. Remember, he’s not someone new to politics. He spent three terms in the House of Representatives where he did essentially nothing. This isn’t a guy holding his cards close to the vest. This is a guy who doesn’t have any cards yet and is hoping nobody notices.

Unfortunately, that may actually be the case. There may not be enough people in the Democratic Party willing to check to see if he has any cards. He has a glowing personality that makes him instantly likable when people talk to him directly as well as when he speaks publicly. He seems like a guy on the edge of politics, a skater who has a leadership role on student council. This has been one of his greatest strengths.

What if it’s his only strength?

Most leftist outlets are missing this about O’Rourke. Conservative news needs support to drive the narrative if O’Rourke does, indeed, win the nomination. Even if some on the left are starting to recognize his flaws, they’ll be the first ones to keep them hidden if he’s up against President Trump in the general election.

The crowded Democratic field should worry about him because of his extreme talent in raising funds. No Senate campaign has come close to raising what he brought in for the midterm elections. If he applies that to the 2020 presidential primaries, he has an opportunity to compete with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden in the money race. The latter, who hasn’t indicated if he will run or not, could end up helping O’Rourke if he doesn’t throw his own name in the hat. Of all the major candidates so far, O’Rourke is the closest to Biden’s liking thanks in part to President Obama’s own interest in the guy some were calling the next iteration of the last Democratic President.

Some on the left are starting to wonder if O’Rourke has any actual ideas. The only concrete one he’s proposed so far is taking down border walls that currently exist. It could mark the beginning of a campaign to take the nation backwards as quickly as possible.

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Snopes downgrades truth about Beto’s arrests to ‘mostly true’ because a meme got his band’s name wrong

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Snopes downgrades truth about Betos arrests to mostly true because a meme got his bands name wrong

Fact checkers are all the rage in the age of fake news. Unfortunately, all of the major fact checkers are left leaning at best, downright progressive at worst. That’s why I make it part of my daily routine to check the checkers to see what they spun today. This latest installment is minor in the whole scheme of things, but it highlights the intense need to protect Democrats whenever possible.

Snopes took on the task of fact checking the following statement:

Beto O’Rourke was in a band called the El Paso Pussycats and was arrested at least twice in the 1990s.

This is true. Beto was arrested twice, which makes him an ideal candidate for the party of lawlessness and disorder. But Snopes, in their certified fact checking wisdom, decided to pick the statement about the arrests that included the name of his band. The statement they chose had the wrong name for the band, using their album name instead. This was enough for them to downgrade the statement from “True” to “Mostly True.”

Not a big deal, right? Actually, it’s bigger than one might think. When people search for Beto and look only for things that are true about him, they will not be shown information about his arrests. The site could have picked literally any other claim about the arrests to fact-check, but had to dig deep to find an internet meme from his failed Senatorial bid last year in order to find one with a statement that included something incorrect in it.

Beto ORourke Arrest

You’ll notice they made sure to mention that both charges were dismissed. The circumstances behind the dismissals seemed to do nothing to negate the crimes he actually committed.

This is just another example of the “fact-checker” running cover for a Democrat they like. The meat of the fact, Beto’s arrests, won’t be found on this site as “True” because they were selective in how they wanted to frame this narrative.

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Who is the current moneyline favorite for the Democratic nomination?

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Who is the current moneyline favorite for the Democratic nomination

An interesting metric to analyze politics is viewing the moneyline. In fact, online bookies are more accurate at predicting major elections than the partisan hack, Nate Silver and his FiveThirtyEight, who incorrectly guessed every tight Senate race except for the shady Arizona race. But the odd makers spend their time doing their analysis because there is money to be lost if they do poorly. So let’s take a look at one key metric and explore the reasoning as to why.

The lowest tier are the candidates so far out, that they don’t have a moneyline, even when speculated names do. This tier includes Jay Inslee, Pete Buttigieg, and Wayne Messam. Safe to assume that this metric gives these people less of a chance than candidates who have confirmed they aren’t running.

The second lowest tier are the longshots. These candidates range from John Hickenlooper through Corey Booker. These candidates are either not big faces in the Democratic spotlight or are at a serious disadvantage because they have been crowded out of their base. The same could be said about Elizabeth Warren, but she has a devoted core and the potential to make gains when the debates are in full swing.

The next tier are the vultures. Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, and Amy Klobachar need death to survive, metaphorically speaking. The vultures have their sights on a clear target: Joe Biden. If they can feast on his corpse, they’ll survive. But perhaps its Bernie’s corpse they should be gazing upon instead. In truth, I think Yang is more dark horse than vulture, but both appear dark on the outside.

Alas, we have our favorites. Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris, our current frontrunner by this metric. These candidates have the most money, intersectionality points in the case of Harris, ability to win superdelegates as it currently stands, and name recognition. It’s obvious why, at a glance one would rank these names at the top. Under the surface, they also have the most stable base within the Democrat party. Don’t rely too much on polling which will fluctuate like the wind. Kamala Harris could win black vote in the south while the three other white male favorites vie for the northern swathes of the country. And the odds are almost a year out. They too will fluctuate, but I believe the moneyline accurately gives us a picture of our current frontrunners.

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Even in New York, more people favor President Trump than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Even in New York more people favor President Trump than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

She’s a media darling. She’s the leader of the hyper-leftist new Democratic revolution. She’s a creation of one of the most powerful and dangerous political organizations in America. And now, she’s having trouble getting people to like her.

According to a new Sienna College poll in New York, a mere 31% of respondents view Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez favorably. Her numbers are worse than other New York politicians, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Governor Andrew Cuomo. Compared to the President, her net difference numbers are better at -13 compared to -24 for the President, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that more people know and like the President with 36% viewing him favorably.

My Take

There’s no reason for her to be getting the attention she’s getting. Being a freshman Congresswoman means she has very little say in what actually happens in DC. But it’s not her status or her votes that matter. What makes her dangerous is the way she’s molding the minds of the impressionable leftists who refuse to pick up a calculator or put pen to paper about her outrageous proposals.

She’s the worst type of politician, one who works with the spotlight instead of focusing on educating people about what she’s doing on their behalf and how they can help. I remember when the biggest plea by those in Congress was for their constituents to help them convince their Senators to do the right thing. Now, it’s all about me, me, me; the narcissism of this new breed of politicians is striking.

The more the nation learns about AOC and her insane ideas, the less they’ll like her. We need this to happen. We need Americans to wake up to the truckloads of manure she’s trying to shovel our way. Socialism needs to be stopped immediately.

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