If someone were to look up the word “Beto” in a search engine, you’d see a few things; a company that sells outdoor gear, the fact that it’s a Spanish nickname for several different names, and on the sidebar (if it’s not higher in the search results) you’ll see the face of a politician from Texas, who is a lot more politician than he is Texan.
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is identified as “an American politician who represented Texas’s 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. O’Rourke is best known for his 2018 campaign for U.S. Senate, which he lost to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz.”
But wait, there’s more. Just days ago, O’Rourke announced that despite losing his candidacy in 2018, he’s decided to run for governor of Texas against a few different candidates, including current incumbent, Gov. Gregg Abbott.
“I’m running for governor,” he tweeted alongside a video announcement according to CNN. “Together, we can push past the small and divisive politics that we see in Texas today — and get back to the big, bold vision that used to define Texas. A Texas big enough for all of us.”
In the video announcing his campaign, O’Rourke pointed to the February failure of the Texas power grid during the massive winter storm to criticize the current administration, saying those without power and water were “abandoned by those that were elected to serve and look out for them.”
“When the electricity grid failed and those in power failed all of us, it was the people of Texas who were willing to put their differences behind them and get to work doing the job at hand, which meant helping our fellow Texans get through that crisis,” he said. “We did that out of a sense of duty and responsibility to one another. Now imagine if the governor of Texas felt that same way.”
O’Rourke has launched a campaign amongst the distress and confusion over COVID-19 regulations, vaccine mandates, voter fraud, Biden administration incompetence, and massive economic failure. Most of those problems are spread equally across this great nation, but several states have fended off the national lunacy, with Florida, South Dakota, and Texas being among them.
The three states have, in varying degrees and at different times, stood up to national pressure to enforce mask mandates, vaccine mandates, shut down businesses, and other things bequeathed to the American people by the Constitution consistent with our God-given rights. Texas has been the great white hope of many across the nation and the rate at which people are leaving other states to move to Texas (and Florida, and several others) is a testament to how badly something like this is needed.
However, Democrats don’t care for Texas’ politics. They certainly don’t care for Texas conservatism, and it’s becoming a big problem for them. Issues ranging from health and wellness to death and dying and even abortion, have dominated the news, and no one would be better equipped to push those topics to the far left than the pretend person of color, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.
The Irish-American O’Rourke might have a “white Obama” type vibe, but he couldn’t possibly be any less helpful to the people of color in the United States, as was evidenced by the state in which he left his district when he chose to run for Senate. The representative essentially ignored the aggressive problem of illegal immigration which has ravaged the El Paso area where “Beto” is from.
But “Beto” doesn’t have any chance of winning, right? Ask yourself this, when someone moves from California, what is the most cliche destination to which they move? Texas. And what do they bring with them? Their politics. And what are California politics? Beto. So yes, Beto has a chance, and Texans need to pay attention.