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Beto O’Rourke Embraces Anti-American Platform, Says Country “Founded on White Supremacy”

Beto O’Rourke Embraces Anti-American Platform, Says Country “Founded on White Supremacy”

This is not a good look at all for a failing campaign that has languished in the 2.5% polling range for months.

https://youtu.be/SoRFgDQ57ak

Of all the months he had to do it, he picked July.

The month we celebrate our nation’s independence, dress up in red, white and blue, shoot off glorious fireworks, and fly our flags a little higher was the month Beto O’Rourke chose to bash his country in a room full of immigrants and refugees.

The Tennessean reports:

On his second day of events in Nashville, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke met with immigrants and refugees living in Tennessee on Monday for a roundtable discussion.

[…]

The Monday roundtable was organized by TIRRC Votes, the political action committee of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. O’Rourke’s campaignreached out to the organization about holding the meeting, which took place at The Horn Coffee, a shop owned by a family who came to Nashville in 1996 as refugees from Somalia.

“Here we are in Nashville,” O’Rourke said as he responded to a question about how, as president, he would combat white supremacy and make the country more welcoming to all people.

“I know this from my home state, Texas, places that formed the Confederacy, that this country was founded on white supremacy. And every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression, even in our democracy.”

Watch video of Beto’s remarks below:

He’s said some pretty dumb things since he officially declared his presidential candidacy back in March, but without question, this takes the cake.

Maybe it’s just me, but one of the key factors I consider when deciding on candidates for higher office is whether or not they believe in American exceptionalism. I want to the candidate to convince me that deep down in their soul he knows without question that America, even with its faults, is the greatest country on earth.

That candidate should be able to acknowledge the flaws of the Founding Fathers in such a way that does not take away from nor disparage the fact that they brilliantly crafted a unique framework based on the principles of freedom and liberty that still guide us to this day.

Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles James talked about the Founding Fathers and how far America has come in a recent piece that should be required reading for anyone considering running for office, especially the presidency:

The unfortunate reality is that we had to grow into our principles. The Founders knew what we aspired to be, but the country wasn’t there yet and even today, we still have a ways to go. In fact, every Founder admitted in his writings that slavery contradicted the equality principle of the Declaration of Independence. They knew that it would be a journey for us to fully realize our ideals, but they set a course for achieving them, and every generation since has been working to advance them. That’s what has made America the unique and wonderful nation that it is.

I love America not only because we’ve grown to rectify many of our wrongs, but also because we’ve been an incredibly positive force for good. We’ve built a free and prosperous nation where anyone has the opportunity to thrive and live out their dreams. We’ve also shared that gift with the world, helping others to achieve the same.

Despite that success, we continue to hear from the “America is irreparably flawed” crowd that our freedom and free market system only bring opportunity to the wealthy and well connected. They claim that the system just makes the rich richer and the poor poorer.

The reality is exactly the opposite: Capitalism has done more to lift people out of poverty than any other economic system in history. Plain and simple, over the last 25 years, it has been free markets that have cut the global poverty rate by two thirds. In the United States, every segment of the population — including women, minorities, and even the lowest income earners — have seen their incomes rise and their opportunities grow.

What’s become increasingly popular over the years in elite Democratic circles is the notion that to be considered sufficiently woke, you must believe that America and its foundations are fundamentally flawed. You also must have the unwavering desire to change them fundamentally.

The key to that message being successful for Democrats is in framing it in such a way as to make voters believe that big government’s encroachment into their lives and wallets is the way things should have always been from the start. This is one reason why Barack Obama was elected.

Beto has tried all that, with big money ideas like his flip flop on reparations, his $5 trillion plan to fight climate change, and a call for a $500 billion education fund, and to forgive student loan debt for all public school teachers.

Nothing has worked. Beto is still polling below 3%.

He knows he needs to move the needle and fast. So he’s moving even further to the left on issues like illegal immigration, where he has blamed Trump directly for the deaths of migrants at the border. He also sided with anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick on Nike’s Betsy Ross flag-themed shoe controversy, and now he’s telling refugees and immigrants that the country they migrated to is foundationally and institutionally not that much better than the one they fled.

Will his social justice warrior-like shift to the more extreme left help much? It’s doubtful. For starters, the fawning praise the press used to lavish upon him is all but gone. He’s not drawing huge crowds anymore and is no longer a novelty for the mainstream media to ogle.

Secondly, he can’t compete for the socialist vote because Bernie and Warren have that all but locked down. He can’t vie for the middle ground vote because 1) he’s not even close to middle ground anymore and 2) also if he was, he’d have to contend with Joe Biden, who is walking the tight rope between being seen as the “electable” alternative and the guy whose strings can be easily pulled and manipulated.

O’Rourke will also have a hard time winning over black and female voters because between Biden and Harris has already torn them. He maybe has a chance at making more inroads with Hispanic voters, but Julian Castro would have something to say about that.

Worst of all Democrat movers and shakers view Beto as a privileged candidate with not much to offer in such a diverse field: He’s a young white man, he married into money, he’s successful, and from all appearances leads a pretty charmed life.

Beto O’Rourke is no longer politically relevant, and that is unlikely to change in the coming months. As the DC Examiner’s T. Becket Adams asked in his analysis of Beto’s decline:

Who except for the extremely online crowd is going to be energized by a candidate claiming “this country was founded on white supremacy”? Good luck taking that message to the general election.

At this point, I’d be surprised if Beto even made it as far as the first round of primaries, let alone the general election. The uphill climb for him at this point is too steep.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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If you really believe that, you should give all your money away. And, your Billionaire Father-in-Law’s money too.

    Tom Servo in reply to MattMusson. | July 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    The beautiful part of this is – Beto isn’t going anywhere nationally, the polls are clear on that.

    And over the last couple of months, he’s completely demolished any chances he may have had for ever running for office in Texas again. (oh he could probably get elected to something in 90% Mexican El Paso, but they can have him)

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Tom Servo. | July 11, 2019 at 5:27 pm

      Amen!

      That’s what all (27 or so Democrat Klowns) running do not recognize.

      The Democrat Party is deliberately burning their futures forevah!

      Those Klowns better be happy with the donations they keep to keep, but seriously that ought to be outlawed.

    bw222 in reply to MattMusson. | July 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Beto and rich wifey donated .3% of their income to charity. He claims holding paid political office was a charitable contribution. I never viewed being an unpaid Little League coach as a charitable contribution.

texansamurai | July 11, 2019 at 11:25 am

am grateful did not hear that in person lest i’d probably be contacting one of you for my defense on an assault charge

he is an embarassment to americans in general and texans in particular

lord

“Founded on white supremacy” …says the whitest (or 2nd whitest) guy in the race. Grasping at straws for relevance isn’t very attractive, Robert.

    The quisling o’rourke hasn’t mentioned Mexico was founded on Mexican supremacy.

    Don’t let him back across the border.

      Really Spanish (who are white) supremacy. Under Spain, France and even as Estados Unidos Mexicanos white people have governed Mexico since the fall of the Aztec empire to the conquistadors.

2smartforlibs | July 11, 2019 at 11:33 am

Since he knows he can’t win POTUS he’s running for President of the Federation of deportable aliens

Unconstitutional. The country wasn’t founded on diversity or color judgments, specifically racism.

Like the smelly turd that he is, Beta O’Toole swirls around the drain.

The founding fathers were not trying to preserve the status quo but to establish a new social contract that would allow an imperfect people an opportunity to fight for a “more perfect” union. So the argument that America is a fraud because it wasn’t yet the embodiment of its own ideal is unbelievably dishonest and ignorant.

They made a valiant attempt to rid slavery from North America but couldn’t do it without defeating the unity that was essential to survive. Why is that so hard to understand? Then in 1861, we fought one of the bloodiest wars in history to free the slaves. We don’t get credit for that?

So are we a “more perfect” union than where we started? Isn’t that a good thing? Or is simply pointing out that we weren’t perfect at the start the killer argument that invalidates our history as well as us as a nation?

If Paddy O’Roarke is so ashamed of being a white American, why doesn’t he just go hang himself and us all out of his misery?

White Supremacy — so you become a faux Hispanic?

Beto is falling like a rock. He is going nowhere but down.

“O’Rourke said as he responded to a question about how, as president, he would combat white supremacy and make the country more welcoming to all people.”

This USA this guy is talking about sounds like a horrible, horrible place indeed. Why would anyone want to go there?

    tom_swift in reply to rdmdawg. | July 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    he would combat white supremacy and make the country more welcoming to all people

    Right, I’m packing my bags and I’m off for Zimbabwe. That’s a country run on the basis of black supremacy. Should be great.

    The brochure looks nice, anyway.

    zennyfan in reply to rdmdawg. | July 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    What I wouldn’t give for a leftist debate host to ask that question.

You know, I’d really like to see him or any of the other Dem contenders (har har) who spew such crapola, to deliver those remarks to an audience of active service members (USMC!) or law enforcement, etc. Or maybe the Hells Angels. Then keep the film rolling while they slap that smart mouth right off’n him.

The Heritage Foundation Prez is a good example of why stupid and destructive Leftoid ideas survive. They survive because better men have allowed Leftists to set the battlefield and choose the weapons. Consider—

Capitalism has done more to lift people out of poverty than any other economic system in history.

Jeezuz H Krist, it’s not capitalism, it’s free markets. This distinction is fundamental. The capitalist is not the essential feature of a functioning economy, and in fact rarely has anything to do with it. Free markets are what make it all work, imperfectly but far more efficiently than planned or socialist economies. The “capitalist”, though real enough, is a Marxist boogeyman. The word should never be used by serious people. But it is, and it’s the sort of propaganda which keeps leftism alive. It worked when Marx was around and it’s working now.

I don’t see where this will get him votes.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

The only “rights” I see for refugees and immigrants are: learn our language, learn our customs, support yourself, and contribute to your community. And by “community “ I don’t mean your selfish little enclaves. I mean your city or town.

If none of this is acceptable, go home.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 11, 2019 at 12:45 pm

To dystopia: instead of faux Hispanic, let’s try something more alliterative: The Plastic Hispanic.

It should be pointed out – if it’s not already obvious – this guy is very happy to sell himself to any foreign power. Imagine this weasel in any government agency where he has secrets?

This is like bashing Jesus Christ on Christmas Day.

The Irish pr.ick is clueless.

    Firewatch in reply to cucha. | July 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    You misspelled asshole.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to cucha. | July 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Or – because I am an evil racist – I’ll ascribe his odd statements to his being a drunken Mic. See? Stereotyopes are soooo easy!

    Massinsanity in reply to cucha. | July 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Beto would bash his mom on mother’s day if he thought it would gain him a few points in the polls…

Reminder: the same people that are telling us that the US was founded on racism by racists are the same ones telling you illegal aliens should be counted in the Census because the founders imagined and inclusive society.

O’Rourke is campaigning in a way that he thinks (1) will win him the Democrat nomination, or (2) at the very least land him a cabinet post in a future Democrat administration. Personally I think he realized (2) is his best bet at this point.

FWIW: I live in Texas, and until recently O’Rourke bumper stickers were as ubiquitous as fire ants (and just as welcome), even well after he lost the election last year. But most of them seem to have vanished in the last few weeks.

O’Rourke passed up a chance to run against Cornyn in 2020, and the rumor mill says he won’t run for statewide office in 2022 when most state races will be held. There is zero chance he would get the VP nod: Democrats are increasingly dependent on voting fraud to stay competitive, so putting him on the ticket to deliver Texas is not needed. So a cabinet post is his best chance to stay in the game.

“We hate America, its people, and everything it stands for. We’re the Democrats, and we disapprove the very freedom that makes this message possible.”

Progressive fascists have to destroy or fundamentally transform the USA so they can build their Marxist utopia. At least Francis is honest.

Only about 1% of whites can lay claim to “white privilege,” but O’Dork is definitely one of them: born into a relatively wealthy, powerful family, went to an elite boarding school that today costs $60k to attend, then on to Columbia and married a billionaire’s only child.

Robert Francis isn’t very bright and is likely Trump’s dream opponent.

ScottTheEngineer | July 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Fauxse’ O’Rourke

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