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Will Beto Exploit Texas Power Outages To Launch Run For Governor?

Will Beto Exploit Texas Power Outages To Launch Run For Governor?

“You know what, it’s something I’m going to think about”

We haven’t heard much from failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke lately. Joe Biden hasn’t found a good position for him in the new administration.

Now there are rumblings that he may launch a bid for governor of Texas.

Some people in politics don’t know how to take no for an answer. Beto is one of them.

He appeared on MSNBC this week and used the Texas power outages to attack Governor Greg Abbott.

Dominick Mastrangelo writes at The Hill:

Beto O’Rourke: ‘We are nearing a failed state in Texas’ due to Republican leaders

Former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke blamed Republican leaders in Texas for what he says was a failure to prepare for widespread power outages resulting from a massive winter storm that swept across the state this week.

“So much of this was avoidable,” O’Rourke said during an appearance Tuesday on MSNBC. “Going back to the deregulation of our electric grid here in Texas, which has actually created an incentive to not weatherize or protect against these events.”

The onetime congressman from El Paso said Republicans who run the state are too busy worrying about “stupid” cultural issues like the debate over the national anthem before NBA games or efforts to make Texas a “sanctuary state” for companies and people fleeing states with more liberal policies on issues like guns and immigration.

“The energy capital of North America cannot provide enough energy to warm and power people’s homes,” O’Rourke said. “We are nearing a failed state in Texas. And it has nothing to do with God or natural disasters. It has everything to do with those in positions of public trust who have failed us.”

See the video below:

You know the Hollywood left will be on board with this, just like they are every time Beto runs for something.

This is a good reminder:

Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon wrote about this a few weeks ago with a great headline:

Beto O’Rourke ‘Thinking About’ Losing Race for Texas Governor

Failed Senate and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is “going to think about” launching a failed bid for governor of Texas in 2022, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday:

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has left no doubt that he’s weighing a run for governor next year.

“You know what, it’s something I’m going to think about,” O’Rourke said in an exclusive interview on an El Paso radio station earlier this week.

Will Beto say he was born for this?


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He will never take no for an answer. Instead he will take more campaign contributions and feed his ego with it.
He is a grifter.

A gun grabbing grifter.

    JOHN B in reply to Dimsdale. | February 18, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    If Biden’s group of thieves can’t find a job Beto is qualified to do, you know he is completely worthless.

      henrybowman in reply to JOHN B. | February 19, 2021 at 7:21 am

      What happened to the “Gun Czar” position Joe PROMISED to him?
      Joe’s magic EO pen can’t create it out of thin air, like everything else?

Little gun-grabbing puto needs to go fuck himself.

This guy…if Beto can convince the d/progressives to throw away limited campaign funds to lose in TX again …I am ok with that.

the only thing that’s failed around here is you pal–if not for marrying all your wife’s money, you’d be giving bjs for crack

StandingAthwartHistory | February 18, 2021 at 6:55 pm

“What won’t Beto exploit to run for office?” may be a more accurate question.

Is there a more useless, pointless, idiotic douche than this trust fund dingbat?

I’m not sure that grabbing guns while riding a skateboard are traits or talents that people are looking for in a governor.

Can Texans be THAT stupid to elect this moron?

Well, considering voting is RIGGED – you never know.

Trying to go 3 for 3….

“Beto”, who looks a little too much like a son of *decorated Vietnam war hero* (ROFLMAO) John Kerry, just can’t seem to grasp the basic concept that folks don’t want him to hold elected office anywhere.

This idiot will never be anything but a high faluting crank. He’s phonier than a three dollar bill and 10 times as stupid.
Another Henry Cisneros.

    txvet2 in reply to sjvjeff. | February 20, 2021 at 1:03 am

    I beg to differ. Cisneros at least was a reasonably effective mayor. Beto hasn’t done anything effective in his life.

‘People will say that I’m coming for your electricity and ability to generate heat with fossil fuels. You’re damn right I’m coming to take that away from you!’

-Beto 4 Guv

Beet keeps overshooting his experience and skillset. I think he’d make an excellent dogcatcher.

Katy L. Stamper | February 19, 2021 at 6:07 am

The left’s windmills and solar panels made this happen, combined with Texan’s belief that they won’t have subfreezing weather.

If Robert Francis were in office, he’d just double down on counterproductive policies like this.

The windmills put the lie to the leftists’ arguments they love animals. All the birds being sliced and diced by the windmills, and birds being fried by solar panels, put the lie to it.

They don’t care about animals, but about political power.

    pretty much agree with you.

    “The left’s windmills and solar panels made this happen, combined with Texan’s belief that they won’t have subfreezing weather.”

    A similar incident occurred about 1983 and they were supposed to winterize their facilities but apparently they did not.

Maybe this FOOL should do something radical, like GET A REAL JOB?

It’s scary to think of him in any elected office. He’s stupid enough to believe that the capability exists to legally confiscate any guns that scare him. Probably 10 million AR-15’s legally owned and unregisterd rifles in country and he’s all into taking them away. He’s either stupidly naive or disgustingly deceitful if he can’t see the legal and logistical nightmare in this task. I vote for stupid.

Response to Texas disaster:

Beto O’Rourke: We made over 151,000 calls to senior citizens in Texas tonight. One of our vols talked to a man stranded at home w/out power in Killeen, hadn’t eaten in 2 days, got him a ride to a warming center and a hot meal. Help us reach more people, join us tomorrow

Ted Cruz at the Battle of the Alamo waiting for his ride to Cancun

    Mac45 in reply to Zachriel. | February 19, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Ever lived through a natural disaster, Zach? Think hurricanes. How long were people in Houston without power? Louisiana and Katrina? How about various times in the history of Florida? The common denominator is the fact that it takes time to mount a response, especially an effective one. And, all of those disasters occurred during a time of relatively benevolent after-storm weather conditions where there was time to preposition relief supplies.

    Now, we have a similar problem which is compounded by freezing temperatures. No one expected this situation to occur. So, it is going to take a while for any response to catch up. That is historical fact.

    The problem is that a large number of people are totally dependent upon others for their well being. They do not take precautions to mitigate disasters. Then they expect the government, and others, to come riding in and save them. And, when that does not happen, immediately, they whine about it.

    Look at this man in Killeen. He hadn’t eaten in two days. Huh? The power went out four days ago? This man has a whole 1-2 days of food supplies available? Incredible. Nosw we are seeing the media, a bunch of maroons, trying to spin the story to suggest that perishable food supplies are at risk in homes? Hub? The ambient temperature is that of the inside of the average household refrigerator or freezer through out the entire house, until the power is restored. At that point refrigeration appliances are working, again. These idiots are reading the summertime hurricane manual, for reporting. Dummies. Water delivery is a problem. Freezing and power outages stop delivery of piped water, under freezing conditions. And, snow, while it will keep you alive, is not very clean. So, the snow should be collected, before it melts naturally and is lost, and it should be boiled and filtered for consumption. The later can be problematic, depending upon where one lives and one’s access to heat sources. But, it is not impossible.

    The 6 Ps are important in life. Proper Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance.


      Mac45: Now, we have a similar problem which is compounded by freezing temperatures. No one expected this situation to occur.

      That’s false. Texas had blackout problems in the past due to cold weather, and the federal government urged them to weatherize their electric supply system. They declined to do so. They also isolated their system from neighboring systems in order to avoid federal regulation. Such interconnections help equalized the electric grid and could have prevented a complete shut-down.

      Mac45: The problem is that a large number of people are totally dependent upon others for their well being.

      No man is an island.

      In any case, you didn’t address the disparity between Beto O’Rourke’s response and that of Ted Cruz.

        Mac45 in reply to Zachriel. | February 19, 2021 at 3:01 pm

        No, Zach, no one expected this to occur. Between the global warming hype and the government meme of ‘Trust us. We’re from thee government’, people get complacent. It is always easier to have someone else look out for you.

        As to the difference between Beto’s alleged response and that of Cruz, there was a difference. First, I will guarantee you that Beto is hunkered down in a house with heat; either electrical generators or fossil fuels. So, Cruz took care of his family. I certainly would, wouldn’t you? Second, Which organization does Beto represent here? I’m sure that a large number of groups, organizations and others are doing the same thing. While noble it is hardly unusual.

        Now, what did the volunteer actually do for the starving man? he took him to a “warming shelter” and got him one “hot meal”. what happened to the man after that? Did he go back home to a freezing house and no food? Did he get turned over to a government response operation? Did he end up with a civil response group, such as the Red Cross? Who knows. The reason is that Deto wanted to look good by piggy backing on the actions of another to help someone who is a candidate for the Darwin award for extinction.

OleDirtyBarrister | February 19, 2021 at 12:43 pm

“Nacho” is a better nickname for him that “Beto”.

As in:

Nacho Congressman.

Nacho Senator.

Nacho Governor.

Any question that starts “Will Beto exploit…” can be answered “Yes.”

If the Dems want BETO for governor, they will simply massage the results of the election.

Robert is that bobbing turd that keeps floating up flush after flush. You don’t praise it for its persistence cause, well, it’s still a turd. Keep flushing folks.