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Some liberal women bitter that Beto is getting better media coverage than female candidates

Some liberal women bitter that Beto is getting better media coverage than female candidates

Maybe Beto is just more likable?

This is going to be fun.

Gail Collins at the NY Times seems to sum up the bitterness many liberal women seeing the glowing coverage Beto received when he announced his presidential campaign:

Why do you think he’s getting so much attention? Certainly none of the announced women candidates are creating this much stir. Elizabeth Warren has been shoving out policy positions. Kamala Harris has been campaigning like crazy. Warren, Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar are all acting senators. O’Rourke is a former member of the House of Representatives who lost a race to Ted Cruz, one of the least appealing human beings on the face of the earth.

But there’s just something about Beto that makes him stand apart. Hate to think it’s being a cute white guy who can skateboard.

You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Politico collected some more bitter clinger comments, ‘Not one woman got that kind of coverage’: Beto backlash begins:

Since announcing her 2020 run, Elizabeth Warren has dispensed three major policy proposals, held 30 campaign events and visited nearly a dozen states.

Since announcing his 2020 run, Beto O’Rourke has made one visit to Iowa, where he vaguely outlined his positions, including from atop a cafe counter.

Guess who’s getting the star treatment.

The breathless, sweeps-like cable television coverage that greeted the former Texas congressman’s first campaign events stunned and frustrated many Democratic operatives — particularly women — who viewed it as an example of the double standard at work in the historically diverse presidential field.

To them, O’Rourke, a white, male candidate had already been ordained the next sensation, his entry into the race greased by live television shots and O’Rourke-centric panels.

Politico quotes Massachusetts Democrat political consultant Mary Anne Marsh:

“I feel like the media is always captivated by the person they seem to think is a phenom: Bernie. Trump. Beto. But they always seem to be white men who are phenoms. In a year where we have more choices than ever, more women and more persons of color than ever, none of them seem to be deemed a phenom,” said Mary Anne Marsh, a Democratic political consultant.

“It’s a replay of Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. Instead, it’s Beto O’Rourke in the Bernie Sanders role, to the detriment of every woman running. Not one woman got that kind of coverage. Not one. Not Kamala. Not Kirsten. Not Elizabeth Warren. Not Amy Klobuchar in a blizzard.”

“So what have we learned?” Marsh continued. “Nothing.”

Danielle Tcholakian at The Daily Beast complained about The Unbearable Male Privilege of Beto O’Rourke:

Humility is not a quality found in politics, generally, but there’s something particularly stunning about a man who spent the aftermath of his failed Senate bid doing a sort of “On The Road” soul-search tease of his presidential bid with a Vanity Fair profile in which he declared he is “born for this” and followed it up with a stunningly dull video formally announcing that bid—a video in which he talked straight to the camera for more than three minutes while his wife sat eerily silent beside him.

It’s impossible to imagine a female candidate for whom this approach could work. Can you imagine if Stacey Abrams went on a vision-quest road trip, joked that her spouse (who happens to be the primary breadwinner in the family) mostly raises her kids, then rambled at a camera for three and a half minutes to announce she is simply called to be president? The collective eye-rolling from the nation’s political pundit class might alter the Earth’s orbit.

Maybe Beto is just more likable?

Beto livestreamed something people hate — going to the dentist — and it was cool.

Elizabeth Warren livestreamed somethig people love — drinking beer — and people cringed.

You can fake somethings, but you can’t fake likability.


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…So, have they even noticed Biden has basically all of their support combined?

Beto isn’t going to win, but he’s there to shift the Overton window (on Supreme Court stacking etc.) and draw attacks for daring to run when he’s just a white male (something they conveniently failed to notice while he was running against Cruz). I see this as further confirmation it is Biden’s “turn”.

Isn’t ‘bitter” the default setting for liberal womyn?

“So what have we learned?” Marsh continued. “Nothing.”

Well, A. Psycho-Chick managed to make a splash. Can’t blame that on Beto, or The Patriarchy, or whatever.

Q: Why is Beto getting a bunch of media coverage…?

A: Because he’s SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Dreamy !!! (sigh)

Maybe Kamala Harris can get a charisma transplant or sumpin’…

    MajorWood in reply to tgrondo. | March 18, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Sorry, that is well beyond our current brain surgery capabilities. Heck, I doubt we even have the tools to get through her skull.

I think Beto is going to knock out the other candidates during the primary debates.

At least those within range of his hand gestures.

    Yes…Mr Beto “I kinda look a Kennedy” O’Rourke, is a master of passionately looking like he’s sayin’ something…acting like he’s sayin’ something and maybe even sounding like he’s sayin’ something, while actually saying….nothing..!

    Colonel Travis in reply to LukeHandCool. | March 16, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I read your first sentence and thought – uh, wha? Have you actually heard him in a debate? The guy is horribly, embarrassingly horrible.

    Then I read your second sentence and thought – ok, that was funny. Now I won’t need to type what I was thinking initially.

    Then I thought – I’m gonna go ahead and type all of it.

    I just live-streamed my brain for you.

Maybe because the democrats have no coherent ideas?

    Selling cancer is hard. Especially when you preach hatred towards everyone who disagrees with you, especially white working men. Until Trump revived blue collar jobs in America, white men suffered the brunt of the middle class job losses. Dems sort the world by tribe. It’s not racist for white people to defend their tribe in a tribal world. Is it racist for Jews to defend complain about Nazi persecution?

Corrected headline: “Liberal Women Bitter.” But that would never be a headline any more than “Sun Comes Up in Morning.”

    MajorWood in reply to irv. | March 17, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    We have lost of those “well behaved women rarely make history” bumper stickers, which I think should be balanced with “uppity women often dine alone.”

Seem that if they weren’t bitter about this, they would find something else to be bitter about. It’s what they live for.

Since they all the Democrats backing insane positions it’s either sexism or Beto is more charismatic. Given how woke the progressives are it can’t be sexism.

As if we needed him to tell us, no less than Dr. Drew is calling O’Dork nuts:

Dr. Drew says ‘something’s not right’ with Beto O’Rourke:

DouglasJBender | March 17, 2019 at 2:02 am

Headline: “Liberal Women Even More Bitter about Beto”.

DouglasJBender | March 17, 2019 at 2:04 am

Or: “Bitter about Beto”.
Or even more succinctly: “Beto-Bitter”.

    “Beto-Bitter…that would make a good punk song…

    Sheee’s…Beto-Bitter, Beto-Bitter……..Hey !
    Her campaign is in the shitter (in the shitter, in the shitter)

    Beto-Bitter, Beto-Bitter…….Hey !
    Her campaign is in the shitter (in the shitter, in the shitter)

    (Key of C)

Someone just needs to point out to them that Beta O’Soy is a liberal woman. Then everything will be fine.

Christopher B | March 17, 2019 at 8:47 am

Is it likability, or the fact that those female candidates are running campaigns based on positions that even liberals understand to br deeply unpopular while the Beta Male is running an Obama style campaign based on feelz?

Cuz Democrats still have a John Kennedy fetish.

(1) Because he’s tall.
(2) He hasn’t yet told us whom to hate.

It sure looked like the media promoted Kamala Harris after she announced, no matter what they say.

With 20 candidates there is only so much coverage to go around. Trump bashing time can not be reduced.