The Second Coming

  
By:  vic-eldred  •  5 months ago  •  64 comments

The Second Coming
“Amy and I are happy to share with you that I am running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America

Beto O'Rourke (AKA Beta Dork) is now in the race for President. The man who tried to topple Senator Ted Cruz, spending nearly $80 Million in the process, will now join a crowded field in the Democratic primaries, becoming the 15th democrat to run for President. It is good news for Republican Sen. John Cornyn (the other Texas Senator), up for re-election in 2020.

Vanity Fair Magazine already has him featured prominently on their April cover:
(Perhaps a coincidence the media rolls out that cover at the time of his announcement) (Does the media realize how obvious they are?)

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Like most of the other democratic candidates O'Rourke is for abortion rights and green energy.

What else does he bring to the contest?

Not much of substance, but he is another progressive messiah. He went to Columbia, likes Coffee shops, reads poetry and appears to buy his clothes in the little boys department. Charisma is in the eye of the beholder and to progressives, that's it! However, his lack of stated positions may be an asset now. With so many playing to the far left, he can grab the center lane before Biden decides to get into the race.

His entry into the race will most likely siphon off a lot of donations from other candidates. Does anyone doubt that? Another issue that will figure into the calculations of Joe Biden. Biden may need to pull the trigger soon. It may not matter at this point.

The President got to watch O'Rourke on TV making his announcement. When asked about the democrats newest candidate, the President gave his impression of O'Rourke:

“I think he’s got a lot of hand movement. I've never seen so much hand movement," Trump said. "And I said, 'Is he crazy, or is that just the way he acts?'"

Trump dosen't get it yet...

Beto is the "second coming"!

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Vic Eldred
1  author  Vic Eldred    5 months ago

I can't wait to see the polling....

Does he go right to the top?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    5 months ago
Does he go right to the top?

like a whirling dervish,

the right spin, does begin.

What do you dislike about him ?

Not enough LIES ?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1    5 months ago
What do you dislike about him ?

Where do I begin?

How about here:

"Democrat Beto O'Rourke said on Thursday that if it was up to him he would "absolutely" tear down the existing border barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border."

https://www.dailywire.com/news/43514/tear-it-down-beto-orourke-wants-knock-down-ryan-saavedra

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1    5 months ago

Just another to add to the Democrat clown car.

And the Dems thought the Republican clown car was overflowing to replace Obama.  The left ain't seen nothing yet from their own side.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
1.1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    5 months ago

He's not going to be tearing down any 'walls'.

He is stating ,this wallshit, is a joke, and it is.

Lets face it, you' all gonna miss all those LIES!

The Playmates, The Pornstars, The VICTIMS, The Lawyers, The DRAMA !

Normal people, not so much.

 

 
 
 
WallyW
1.1.4  WallyW  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1    5 months ago

For starters, he's just another rich white guy.

And he's also just another far left liberal.

 
 
 
WallyW
1.1.5  WallyW  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1.3    5 months ago

How do you know if he lies or not. Do you listen to and watch him 24/7?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
1.1.6  Jack_TX  replied to  WallyW @1.1.4    5 months ago
And he's also just another far left liberal.

But is he?  I don't know.

He reminds me of Bill Clinton, in the way that you never really knew what Bill was actually for or against.  

CNBC calls him a moderate, albeit they are using the current looney left core of the Democratic party as the point of reference. 

The thing is, even if he's only partially a centrist, he's currently the only one in that space at all.

 
 
 
CometRider
1.1.7  CometRider  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.2    5 months ago
Just another to add to the Democrat clown car.

With all the candidates the Democrats now have it they're going need a clown bus. 

 
 
 
katrix
1.1.8  katrix  replied to  CometRider @1.1.7    5 months ago

Did you have the same problem with the number of Republican candidates the last time around?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
1.1.9  Jack_TX  replied to  CometRider @1.1.7    5 months ago
With all the candidates the Democrats now have it they're going need a clown bus. 

It's going to whittle down very quickly. 

Biden leads the polling, and he's not even in the race yet.  Beto overtook Warren and Booker shortly before he announced, and that's likely to extend now that he's official.

 
 
 
squiggy
1.2  squiggy  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    5 months ago

“Amy and I are happy to share with you that I am running to serve you as the next president"...

Well, ain't I fuckin blessed.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2  Jack_TX    5 months ago

If you were not here in Texas last year, I'm not sure it's possible to understand what a force of nature Beto O'Rourke is.

Bernie Sanders got 13 million votes in primaries last year.  Beto got over 4 million for senate....in Texas alone.  That's TEXAS....where a Democrat hasn't won a senate race since Lloyd Bentsen in 1988.

The relief is that with Beto running and Biden possibly coming in soon, we have much less risk of the "anybody but Trump" brigade managing to get a complete whacko elected.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Jack_TX @2    5 months ago

He will be a force to be reckoned with.

.

He has serious potential.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2.1.1  Jack_TX  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1    5 months ago
He will be a force to be reckoned with.

.

He has serious potential.

Yes he will and yes he does.

 
 
 
WallyW
2.1.2  WallyW  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1    5 months ago

He has serious potential.

Keep telling yourself that. jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kavika
2.2  Kavika   replied to  Jack_TX @2    5 months ago

Having lived in Texas a couple of times and being a ''Winter Texan'' I try to keep up with the political climate in Texas. 

I found that even though Beto lost to Cruz the amount of votes he received was quite startling. Do not underestimate this guy. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.2.1  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Kavika @2.2    5 months ago

Cruz is unlikable and Beto out spent Cruz by a stupid margin.

 
 
 
Kavika
2.2.2  Kavika   replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.2.1    5 months ago

I agree that Cruz is unlikable among many other things. That, in no way, dimishes Beto's viability as a presidential candidate. 

Remember, the conservative saint, Ronald Reagan, lost a few before he won the presidency. 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2.2.3  Jack_TX  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.2.1    5 months ago
Cruz is unlikable and Beto out spent Cruz by a stupid margin.

Let me promise you, underestimating Beto is like underestimating the Tom Brady in the playoffs. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.2.4  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Jack_TX @2.2.3    5 months ago

your thoughts on Trump's latest threats ?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2.2.5  Jack_TX  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.2.4    5 months ago
your thoughts on Trump's latest threats ?

Meh.  Just more stupid nonsense.

I'm 52 years old, and I've spent most of my life as a competitive athlete or coach.  I learned 40 years ago to ignore "smack talk". 

Most of what comes out of Trump's mouth is bullshit.  That's actually been the case since at least 1980, and maybe before that.  So when I have somebody who continually talks bullshit, I stop listening to what they SAY and start watching what they DO.

What he's actually done isn't that much and isn't really terrible.  And most of what he says...he can't do anyway.

So I've stopped caring what he says.  There is no reason to dwell on words that have no connection to reality. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.6  JohnRussell  replied to  Jack_TX @2.2.5    5 months ago

He's the president of the United States and we are nobody.

You talk like he is a drunk blabbing on at the corner bar. He's "harmless".

Jack, don't vote next year. You don't care enough about the office.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.2.7  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Jack_TX @2.2.5    5 months ago
Meh.  Just more stupid nonsense.

The FCKN POTUS threatening violence, should concern all non ignorant Americans 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2.2.8  Jack_TX  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.2.7    5 months ago
The FCKN POTUS threatening violence, should concern all non ignorant Americans 

No, it should only concern the emotional, hysterical, and uneducated.

Out of curiosity, would you panic like this if he threatened to wave a magic wand and turn you into a sea otter?  

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2.2.9  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.6    5 months ago
He's the president of the United States and we are nobody.

He's the President of the United States.  I am a person who chooses not to be afraid, and certainly not afraid of nonsense.   You make whatever decision you like.  

You talk like he is a drunk blabbing on at the corner bar. He's "harmless".

Your comical fixation with Donald Trump is the well-documented joke of this forum.  You have repeatedly belabored the point of his lack of honesty, yet you don't seem to be able to help yourself believing and assigning huge meaning to every word out of his mouth.  How does that work, exactly?

We're talking about a man who can't build his wall, can't declare an emergency, can't repeal the ACA and can't close the border.   Yet in the red haze of your hysteria, you would have us believe he can somehow declare war on the American people.  That's a new level of batshit crazy.

Do detail for us what he can actually do?  Not say.....DO.

Jack, don't vote next year. You don't care enough about the office.

You oscillate between hysteria about the fact Trump is lying and hysteria about the subject of his lies.  The only commonality is your irrational hysteria and the Nazi-like demand that everyone share it.

Well...sorry...I don't share it.  I'm sure that when you rise to power I'll be executed or sent to some stalag somewhere as an infidel who refused to participate in your holy war.  So be it.  In the meantime I'm going to kick back with a beer and enjoy the good economy while it lasts.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.2.10  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.6    5 months ago
You don't care enough about the office.

And you don't care enough about the country!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.2.11  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.2.1    5 months ago
Cruz is unlikable and Beto out spent Cruz by a stupid margin.

Understatements.....Nearly $80 Million against a sitting Senator who would lose a charm contest to Roseanne Barr

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jack_TX @2    5 months ago

I got a feeling Texas is a red state but not so much a Trump state?

Could Beto have beaten Cornyn if he ran for Senate again?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
2.3.1  Jack_TX  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.3    5 months ago
I got a feeling Texas is a red state but not so much a Trump state?

Meh.  Maybe.  It's a huge state and it's very different from place to place, so it's kind of hard to say.  The mayors of all three major cities are Democrats.  But the last Democrat we had as governor was Ann Richards, and the last Dem to win a senate seat was Lloyd Bentsen.  There tends to be a sort of urban/rural divide, but even that isn't always the case.

Trump beat Hillary here by 10 points.  Here is the Trump map from 2016:

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  But Cruz could only beat Beto by 2.5%.  

Could Beto have beaten Cornyn if he ran for Senate again?

In 2020, absolutely.  In 2018 Beto had to overcome being an unknown throughout most of the state.  That's not the case now.  Cornyn is more popular than Cruz, but much less controversial, and as such both his followers and detractors are much less energized.   

Beto generates energy like a fusion reactor.  People turn out by the thousands...and give him money.  Touchy-feely types positively swoon over him because he generally doesn't badmouth his opposition.  He knows they hate all that negativity, so he doesn't do it.  They tend to be scared easily, and he makes them feel safe.

He's also good at keeping his policies very vague, so there isn't really anything concrete to criticize.  Very reminiscent of Bill Clinton that way.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.3.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jack_TX @2.3.1    5 months ago

Thanks.

That map is very revealing

 
 
 
JBB
2.4  JBB  replied to  Jack_TX @2    5 months ago

O'Roark harkens back to the good old days of Texas politics when Texas was known for smart genial goodhearted progressive pols like Lloyd Benson and Ann Richards and not for angry numb nut extremist right wingers like Louis Gohmert and Ted Cruz. Texas need another Molly Ivans to speak up. She would have loved Beto....

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    5 months ago

Beto is a complete dork.

Did he find himself yet?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3    5 months ago
Beto is a complete dork.

and Trump is the epitome of 'The Fonze' ?

Two dirty thumbs up,   i guess 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1    5 months ago

Trump is not the topic. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.1    5 months ago

agreed, but who , if Christ wins the nomination, is he running against ?

Who would Beto have to beat

cause the probable one, just threatened a peaceful transition.

Concerning, no?

Sorry for 'off" topic, but he will never allow him to be 'off topic' , just Off

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.2    5 months ago

The question is what does the new messiah stand for?

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.4  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.3    5 months ago

i'm not real familiar with him.

i did find him interesting in his Texas run

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.4    5 months ago

How should he play it?  Does he upstage all the candidates on the far left or does he take the opportunity (before Biden gets in) to stake out the center?

We know that if he wins everything he can veer left if elected as Carter & Obama did. It's about the issues & the promises right now.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.6  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.5    5 months ago

sounds like a winning strategy, no ?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.6    5 months ago

The most logical one!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.8  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.7    5 months ago

i like him already,

he's got the 'right' worried.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.9  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.8    5 months ago

I can only speak for myself and I am concerned about any of them winning. A man on a skateboard who wants to tear down existing border wall concerns me a great deal.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.10  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.9    5 months ago

though a man threatening violence against those who call him out , doesn't.?

ok,

but NOT OK

.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
3.1.11  Jack_TX  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.3    5 months ago
The question is what does the new messiah stand for?

You'll probably never know.

He could be president for 8 years, and you STILL wouldn't know.

When you stand for something, people can find a place to dig in their heels against you.  If you're eternally vague, there isn't anything to oppose.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
3.1.12  Jack_TX  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.5    5 months ago
Does he upstage all the candidates on the far left or does he take the opportunity (before Biden gets in) to stake out the center?

As of today, he owns the center, and he will be difficult to dislodge from that perch.

When the big dogs in the fight are Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, almost anybody coming in owns the center..simply because they don't value it.

Biden will be able to beat him on experience, expertise and guile.  Beto will dominate on ethereal shit like "vision" and "feelings"...which is where huge numbers of Democrats live.

The good news for the country is that most of these batshit leftists are now dead in the water.  There is really only room for one of them anyway, and that's most likely to be Bernie.  The really good news is that the batshit rightists are also dead in the water...they just don't know it yet.  

If Trump is going to win re-election, he is going to have to win the center.  He knows this, and the odds are now outstanding that he'll have to fight for it, so those of us in the middle 60% are about to get some representation for the first time in a long time.  

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.13  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Jack_TX @3.1.12    5 months ago
If Trump is going to win re-election

not gonna happen, though the country has proven itself STUPID enough, 2018 showed US there is still sane people in the majority (2016 showed US as well)

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.14  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.10    5 months ago
though a man threatening violence against those who call him out ,

You somehow perceive that I don't

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.15  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.13    5 months ago
not gonna happen

Yup, just like he wasn't going to win the first time and wasn't going to remain in office!

 
 
 
Jack_TX
3.1.16  Jack_TX  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.13    5 months ago
not gonna happen,

Was the prevailing belief in this country...myself included.....until about 11pm on November 8, 2016.   The first time the mule kicks you, it's the mule's fault.  The second time, you shouldn't have been standing in the way.

though the country has proven itself STUPID enough, 2018 showed US there is still sane people in the majority (2016 showed US as well)

Political extremism is a stupidity-based belief system.  And it is on the increase.

Trump won in 2016 because the Democrats nominated a widely despised candidate.  The hubris of their staunch members blinded them to the fact that there are tens of millions of reasonable people who don't think like they do and aren't actually "deplorable".  

A Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris or Corey Booker nomination would almost assure a Trump re-election.  

It's encouraging that Biden leads the polling, and that O'Rourke was level with Warren before he even entered the race.  If Democrats reclaim the center and in doing so recapture the confidence of regular Americans, they have an excellent chance.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.2  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3    5 months ago
cnn brought it up 52 times in one day, because biological categories are what matter to many democrats, not accommlishments or ideas.

A dilettante of the first order. From failed rock star to failed fiction writer. Maybe he lucked out with failed Senate candidate, his one shared experience with Abraham Lincoln.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4  author  Vic Eldred    5 months ago

The democratic race thus far:

CHART-1-2020-D-Field-by-Experience-3-14-

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/five-lanes-in-the-2020-democratic-field/

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5  XDm9mm    5 months ago

And here's BETO in action:

 
 
 
Jasper2529
6  Jasper2529    5 months ago

Here's clean teeth Robert Francis ... 

 
 
 
MUVA
6.1  MUVA  replied to  Jasper2529 @6    5 months ago

When he shows me a inside flip then maybe I will consider him a skater.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
7  Jasper2529    5 months ago

These are Beto's positions:

  • Supports "Green New Deal" proposal
  • Against a border barrier. Stated that existing barriers should be removed.
  • Voted against ICE
  • Voted against Kate's Law
  • Voted against Trump's tax cuts
  • Supports single payer health care
  • Voted against restrictions on late term abortions
  • Voted against sanctioning Iran
  • Called Law Enforcement "The New Jim Crow"
  • Supports legalizing marijuana
  • Defended NFL players taking a knee

He also has a criminal records: attempted burglary and DWI.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Jasper2529 @7    5 months ago
He also has a criminal records: attempted burglary and DWI.

I believe he also had a hand in some eminent domain cases helping his father....   and purportedly married into money as he apparently is unable to earn his own.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
7.1.1  Jasper2529  replied to  XDm9mm @7.1    5 months ago

The thing with his father: I think that's still "unproven". Could also be that daddy, who was a judge, did a cover-up for his son?

I'm also reading about Robert Francis having been a member of an Internet hacking group. Not sure if there's enough proof yet, but it doesn't look good.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
7.1.2  Jasper2529  replied to  XDm9mm @7.1    5 months ago

Per Beto, his membership in the Internet hacking group is true:

He also addressed a Reuters report that, as a 15-year-old, he wrote stories under the name “Psychedelic Warlord” -- including one the narrator's murder spree as part of his goal seeking "the termination of everything that was free and loving." The piece described the first kill as the murder of two children crossing the street.

It reads: “Then one day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them.

“This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams. As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”

O’Rourke had earlier dismissed the writings:  "It was stuff that I was a part of as a teenager that I’m not proud of today, and I mean that’s the long and short of it.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/beto-orourke-apologizes-for-joke-about-wife-teenage-murder-fiction

More here:

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-politics-beto-orourke/

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
8  author  Vic Eldred    5 months ago

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
9  author  Vic Eldred    5 months ago

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How many in that room are reporters?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
10  Sean Treacy    5 months ago

Did you know beato is a white male?

cnn brought it up 52 times in one day, because biological categories are what matter to many democrats, not accommlishments or ideas.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
10.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sean Treacy @10    5 months ago
Did you know beato is a white male?

And as the liberals like to say "a privileged" one at that...with a net worth of $9 Million.

cnn brought it up 52 times in one day, because biological categories are what matter to many democrats, not accommlishments or ideas.

Thus would follow the obvious question which Tucker Carlson keeps asking: "Then why would democrats choose a white male?"

 
 
 
luther28
11  luther28    5 months ago

Just the face du jour for the moment, they'll find someone prettier soon enough. From my point of view the only somewhat sensible person they have out there to date is also the youngest and most likely will be swallowed up by the anointed ones.

Need a candidate of substance and ideas, not another pretender to the throne.

 
 
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