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Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke Plans To Skateboard Into The Texas Governor’s Mansion

Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke Plans To Skateboard Into The Texas Governor’s Mansion

“Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat, is reportedly preparing a bid to challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in the Texas gubernatorial race next November.”

There are few politicians on either side of the aisle for whom I have more disdain than lily white Irish-American former-Rep. Robert Francis O’Rourke.

His nickname has long been “Beto,” but I’m not sure the legacy media understands that he is not even 1/1024 Hispanic or Latino (archive link).  Or that they would care if they did know, which is odd given how much race purportedly matters to them.

Robert Francis O’Rourke skateboarded and grandstanded his way to a failed bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz. Failing to become a U.S. Senator, the unaccomplished, inexperienced, completely unfit to run even a lemonade stand, O’Rourke set his sights on the White House. This is a guy who can barely tie his own shoe laces without adult supervision.  Surreal.

That ill-conceived run was permanently derailed when he declared, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”  Gun-grabbers, “unexpectedly,” don’t fare well in Texas or across the fruited plain.  Go figure.

Undaunted, the contemptible Robert Francis O’Rourke is apparently going to challenge Texas governor Greg Abbott in 2022.

Stop laughing.

Axios broke the story, but I loathe and despise their disjointed presentation that depends on low-information and intellectually-challenged readers, so let’s go to Fox News for the story.

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat, is reportedly preparing a bid to challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in the Texas gubernatorial race next November.

O’Rourke is expected to formally announce his 2022 gubernatorial bid in Texas later this year, Axios reported Sunday, citing Texas political operatives.

. . . . O’Rourke, a former three-term congressman from El Paso, lost his U.S. Senate bid against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in 2018 despite raising a record-breaking $80 million in the race that gained national attention. He later failed in his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

The former congressman is apparently hoping to restart his political career in a state politically divided by hot-button issues like abortion, immigration and COVID-19.

“We hope that he’s going to run,” Gilberto Hinojosa, the state chair of the Democratic Party, told Axios. “We think he’ll be our strongest candidate. We think he can beat Abbott, because he’s vulnerable.”

All eyes on Texas.


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Eh Beto’s 2 fleeing the scene arrests will resurface (1998 DUI and 1995 Burglary at U of Texas El Paso). His powerful father wasn’t able to have all evidence of the crimes eradicated. Enough bits and pieces around it will still be brought up again. Given that, I find it hard to believe he is the ‘best’ the Democrats can muster to run for Gov.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to kyrrat. | September 19, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    “ Given that, I find it hard to believe he is the ‘best’ the Democrats can muster to run for Gov.”

    That’s because Sheila Jackson-Lee decided to stay in Congress.

    Colonel Travis in reply to kyrrat. | September 19, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Can I let you in on a little secret? None of those things mattered when he ran against Cruz, and he came too close for comfort to beating him.

    Robert Francis can vacuum money and votes, there is no one in the (D) party here who can top him right now. The past candidates against Abbot were horrible – Wendy Davis and Lupe Valdez (who was so embarrassingly bad and out of the picture now I had a hard time remembering her name).

    I think Abbot will do better than Cruz because Cruz ran a stupid campaign and started late, and I don’t think Cruz is as liked here as much as Abbot is. Don’t fool yourself thinking Robert Francis is not formidable.

      Hee! “Lupe Valdez (who was so embarrassingly bad and out of the picture now I had a hard time remembering her name).”

      I’m pretty sure Lupe Valdez is a prop in a story that Roz told Frazier about some actress who wanted to be remembered, to be A Star, but when that didn’t happen, she ate a bunch of bad Mexican food, and somehow ended up dying with her head in the toilet. Tag line: Will you ever forget that story?


      CountMontyC in reply to Colonel Travis. | September 19, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      Before he was the next Robert Kennedy but now he is the two time failed candidate Robert O’Rourke. Failure carries a stigma that will reduce his access to the money he received against Cruz.
      Furthermore Ted Cruz is despised by the left and they opened their pocketbooks in an attempt to defeat him and while I believe that they don’t like Abbott I don’t think they have the same visceral hatred for him and won’t open their wallets as freely this time.
      Finally another reason they were so willing to finance O’Rourke was because Senate control was a possibility and that would have meant more power for Democrats. Putting O’Rourke in as Texas governor would mainly be about obstructing the Republican controlled legislature and while Democrats would consider that a good thing it won’t excite the donors the same way as Senate control would.
      So while O’Rourke would still be able to raise a substantial amount of money he won’t come close to what he was able to raise against Cruz.

        Colonel Travis in reply to CountMontyC. | September 19, 2021 at 7:08 pm

        No Abott is not disliked like Cruz. But (D)s don’t care about past failure. How many times did Biden run for president? How many primaries did Kamala win? Who was the wife of an impeached and disgraced president who was nominated for the same office? Who left a woman to drown in his car and ended up serving as one of the most revered (to the left) Senators in modern history?

        I’ve worked in politics and campaigns before. Underestimating your opponent is a recipe for disaster.

        The left does not think like you and me. They have no scruples. They will do anything for power. It is the height of irresponsibility to pretend they don’t have a chance in Texas. Yes, they do.

          Exactly. While I’d love to think Bobby Frank doesn’t stand a chance, the truth is that the Democrats are willing to burn money to score a major win… and taking down Abbott would be a major win.

          It’s the same in Florida. DeSantis is generally viewed positively and has plenty of support, but the fact is he barely won last time against a corrupt gay drug user. The Democrats desperately want to defeat him, and they’re hoping that the winebox Karen Fried can do it.

      The_Mew_Cat in reply to Colonel Travis. | September 20, 2021 at 2:21 pm

      Of course “Beto” can win. It depends on conditions that are out of anyone’s control, but the political landscape can shift unexpectedly. It is like the Democrats are buying a lottery ticket with 2:1 or 3:1 odds. They will still probably lose, but you can’t win if you don’t play.

      And nobody has gone broke yet betting on the side of the SARS2 virus. If “Beto” wins, it is likely to be a new and worse COVID surge that elects him.

    Milhouse in reply to kyrrat. | September 20, 2021 at 1:37 am

    His father was not at all powerful at the time. He held no position at all.

I will vote for “Beto” O’ Rourke as soon as he tells us all what his wife’s boyfriend *#*$&$#** like.

Another lot’s of nothing.

There’s the feeling that Texans don’t want a twelve-year-old as their governor.

Governor Beta? You jest!

“We think he’ll be our strongest candidate.”

A rare truth from a Democrat. I am sure he could turn Texas into a success story that looks like Illinois, California, or NY. Dunning-Kruger effect.

Beto is a “preppie.” Went to Woodberry Forest in Virginia. Look it up.

I can’t believe that anybody who is on video saying, “Hell yes, I’m going to take your guns” has an ice cube’s chance of winning Texas.

    TX-rifraph in reply to henrybowman. | September 19, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    An honest election – No. A Democrat run “election” where they deny legitimate voters a vote via fraud, who knows.

      The California Rule applies here. If Texas voters vote for Abbot but Paddy wins because of vote fraud, it’s on the “stupid” Texas voters who “voted” for him. Sorry, California didn’t invent that rule but in fairness, everyone keeps using it against us so it’s only fair that we give Texas back to Mexico too.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to henrybowman. | September 20, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Never say never. Gun rights may not be of interest to a majority when the election is held. What if an escape variant of SARS2 is killing 10,000 Texans a day right before the election? As AOC told us, COVID is god’s greatest gift to the Left ever.

He’s married to an heiress. Her fortune makes Cindy McCain’s look like peanuts. Without her family’s connections, no one would have ever heard of him.

Abbott is vulnerable that much is true. Though from the right not the left. Many in TX don’t believe he is conservative enough in his actions as GOV.

Subotai Bahadur | September 19, 2021 at 8:33 pm

Eh Beto’s 2 fleeing the scene arrests will resurface (1998 DUI and 1995 Burglary at U of Texas El Paso).

For a Democrat, an arrest record is a resume enhancer.

Subotai Bahadur

I’d worry about this with the recent influx of Cali transients.

They are trying to pull GA 2.0

SkateBo. We like to call him SkateBo down here.

Beta-male tried this before and it didn’t work. Outside of the Democrat pockets in Austin and El Paso, he is a virtual unknown. If he gets challenged by Matt McConaughey, he won’t survive the primary. Abbott’s only serious primary challenger on the Republican side is Allen West, and he doesn’t have enough funding to see it through. So barring if McConaughey runs, it will be Abbott vs. McCostello.

Beeto needs something to do while waiting for his wife’s billion dollar inheritance to come through

He looks a lot like little David Hogg, sort of a cross between Hogg and big tooth Preston Bush.

Skateboard Boy could retain John Kasich, another perennial candidate, as his campaign manager and they can make a reality story about being two dullards, on the road to becoming something, one day.

That useless twerp is like herpes. He should just run for mayor of Austin. The woke pests that infested that town love do-nothing, know-nothing nitwits like him.

This loser will do anything to avoid an actual JOB.

    guyjones in reply to MAJack. | September 20, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Just like Occassional-Cortex, Comrade Sanders, Obama, et al. These dopes are too stupid, lazy and lacking in talent and ambition to succeed in the private sector. So, naturally, they go into government.

the only difference between o’rourke and some career welfare freeloader is his wife’s money–despite two defeats, he has not yet learned to stay on the porch

agree, however, that underestimating the democrat party’s capacity to cheat (displayed for everyone to see last november) would be a serious mistake

Fake Hispanic O’Rourke is yet another in the endless line of posturing, empty-suit, empty-brain, empty-vessel, self-enriching, narcissist/phony/hustlers in the Dhimmi-crat stable of utterly worthless apparatchik-parasites. Just like Occasional-Cortex, Buttigieg, Comrade Sanders, et al.

Capsaicin_Addict | September 20, 2021 at 11:19 am

Yeah, let us know how this turns out, Beta-boy.

While people were losing their minds over Texas’s heartbeat law, Texas also passed an election integrity law that has the smarter Dems seething. They’re not gonna be able to fraud their way out of this one.

The speculation elsewhere is that Beto is just being tossed out there so the Dems can say they ran someone. He’s got zero political prospects after so spectacularly crapping himself on live TV with ‘hell yes we’re gonna take your guns’. Remember, yeah, he ALMOST beat Cruz… with a full court press from the media organs and plenty of outside money. You think they’re going to throw more resources after him, considering the current state of affairs with Sleepy Joe?

Not buying it. I suppose they COULD be stupid enough to try, but it would show an amazing lack of wisdom on the DNC’s part.

Yes- everyone is predicting SAVAGE victories for Dems in 2022 (end sarc).

Here’s the other “why” I think he will lose: What’s he doing now?

Biden hasn’t tapped him for ATF or any position. If he were a power broker, he’d be doing something.

I remember Microsoft had one (or several) of the liberal power brokers on as VPs doing cush made up initiatives (I’m spacing on the name; creepy guy with black hair)… this is what power brokers do.

Is Beta doing any time in as a “hedge fund manager” like Chelsea? I’m not a fan boy of his so I may just be ignorant. More than likely he’s been sipping soy lattes and not much else… so while Abbot COULD screw it up and should not take it for granted, it’s not likely.

oh- and

Beto is as smart as Patty Murray. Any election he wins would be like Patty or other lifetime fixtures in safely blue states.

He could hold a seat that was given to him by a party’s apparatus, but he’s not a man capable of winning one.