Beto O'Rourke Is Not What You Think.
Updated: Mar 21, 2019
Beto O'Rourke just announced for 2020, who suddenly became a Democrat rock star during his senate race against Ted Cruz in Texas. This mainly because he ran one of the most expensive senate race in modern history, topping $100 million between the two. It is in my own opinion that Beto's sudden stardom is mostly due to the fact he did support Bernie over Hilary during the 2016 primary election; returning the favor, Our Revolution not only endorsed him but provided him access to all of their supporters' information. Many of his donations and volunteers were reportedly from out of state, which most likely is from Bernie's base.
Beto is young and good looking. With some hate speech about Trump (which is super popular at the moment), and running against Ted Cruz (who is not very popular even among Trump people), shot Beto right into the national spotlight. Many Democrats took him for a progressive, also think he is the future of the party. I was okay with this trend until I saw him on TV recently, the reporter asked him if he was a socialist. His answer, "No, I'm not a socialist." Of course, he is not a socialist, I don't even think there are many socialist in Bernie's crowd. What I am not okay with is he did not continue to elaborate his answer. He obviously trying to set a clear divide between him and Bernie, so he can fulfill his ego today by announcing he is running for president. He also had a similar answer when he was asked if he is a progressive.
We all know, Bernie is this election's the top dog, he is the one to beat to get the nomination. This is the moment to determine one's character, Beto has shown his character by being a Brutus right after he benefited Bernie's supports. If you want to see another person in his position, look at Tulsi Gabbard, that is a person with high integrity and great character.
Anyway, my rant is over. Now let's take a look at what he stands for.
- He never made it clear if he is or for Medicare for all, instead been using vague words
- He is in the pocket of Big Oil. Even argued against The Green New Deal's tax on oil and gas companies, banning fossil fuel lobbyists. SOURCE
- He did vote against HR 702, which is a bill that will ban oil exports.
- Honestly, it was pretty hard to find what he stands for, or at least what makes him stand out, most what he currently stands for is like most other typical Democrat's platform, but when the camera is on him, he is pretty wishy-washy. Other he is young and good looking, he I have not find any new ideas other than back paddling to the center.
Kyle Kulinski breaks it down much better than me.
Here is a guy actually worked on his campaign, let him tell you what he really think about Beto.