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If Beto had an R after his name instead of a D, you’d hear he was boarding-school-attending judge’s son who dodged serious charges for the DUI & burglary, used eminent domain to gentrify poor Latino neighborhoods & married into a billionaire’s family.

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Jim Geraghty ‏Verified account @jimgeraghty

If Beto had an R after his name instead of a D, you’d hear he was boarding-school-attending judge’s son who dodged serious charges for the DUI & burglary, used eminent domain to gentrify poor Latino neighborhoods & married into a billionaire’s family.

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10:36 AM - 14 Mar 2019

Geezzz I wish people would drop this phoney Beto crap!  The man's name is Robert Francis damn it!

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Jim Geraghty ‏Verified account @jimgeraghty

If Beto had an R after his name instead of a D, you’d hear he was boarding-school-attending judge’s son who dodged serious charges for the DUI & burglary, used eminent domain to gentrify poor Latino neighborhoods & married into a billionaire’s family.

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10:36 AM - 14 Mar 2019

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Robby O'Beto O'Rourke, the early years.
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“I just remember his dad coming,” said the former girlfriend, Sasha Watson, recalling a pep talk from Pat O’Rourke, a prominent Texas county commissioner and judge, who insisted his son was destined for “bigger things.”
“He really saw great things for Beto.”
Great things were not happening. By late 1995, Mr. O’Rourke had fallen into the deepest depression he can remember. He worked for an uncle’s tech business because it was a job. He spent nights alone listening to his cassettes because it passed the time." (more from the NYT article.)


Sounds like Robert Francis has long-standing mental health issues.
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Dumb and lazy even his own family says so:

Mr. O’Rourke’s seven New York years (four at Columbia University and three after graduation) were, in his own telling, often an exercise in recognizing his own averageness. He loved music but came to see he was not talented enough to hit it big. He thought he might pursue publishing but struggled to break in. He was intimidated by the intelligence of his peers.
“He didn’t really have the kind of ambition that a lot of people have in New York,” said Brooks Williams, Mr. O’Rourke’s uncle.


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Dumb and lazy even his own family says so:

Mr. O’Rourke’s seven New York years (four at Columbia University and three after graduation) were, in his own telling, often an exercise in recognizing his own averageness. He loved music but came to see he was not talented enough to hit it big. He thought he might pursue publishing but struggled to break in. He was intimidated by the intelligence of his peers.
“He didn’t really have the kind of ambition that a lot of people have in New York,” said Brooks Williams, Mr. O’Rourke’s uncle.


Presidential timber, all right.

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What makes you think that the same situation won't face us again in 2020?

Well, that's a fine way to run for President.  Bet that their candidate will be even worse than ours.   

I want to vote for a candidate I can support.  Not the lesser of two evils.   If it comes to that, I may have to.  But I'll be damned as a GOP primary voter that I'll counsel others to shut up and accept Trump's chaos.   Especially when I know darn well that the Dems are praying that we re-nominate the man.   
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Well, that's a fine way to run for President.  Bet that their candidate will be even worse than ours.   

I want to vote for a candidate I can support.  Not the lesser of two evils.   If it comes to that, I may have to.  But I'll be damned as a GOP primary voter that I'll counsel others to shut up and accept Trump's chaos.   Especially when I know darn well that the Dems are praying that we re-nominate the man.

Trump’s administration is no more chaotic than past administrations. That meme is part of the takedown strategy against the president, which apparently you are OK with.

The only actual chaos in Trump world is that which is ginned up by the 92% enemedia and by subversive bureaucrats in the entrenched elite establishment. Fellow travelers? I’ll let others decide.

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Trump’s administration is no more chaotic than past administrations. That meme is part of the takedown strategy against the president, which apparently you are OK with.

The only actual chaos in Trump world is that which is ginned up by the 92% enemedia and by subversive bureaucrats in the entrenched elite establishment. Fellow travelers? I’ll let others decide.

@aligncare , I live in the world as it is, not as I wish it to be.   I despise the mainstream media, in its absolute rejection of objective journalism in favor of incessant propaganda that is obsessed with ousting Trump and boosting the easy socialism of the Dems' new darlings.   

But it is all, slowly but surely, having an effect on the electorate.    I have concluded, as much I support many of his policies,  that Trump will simply be unable to be re-elected.   Given that the GOP's opponent is likely to be a socialist (whether avowed or merely a stalking horse),  the stakes in 2020 could not be higher.   The Dems desperately want Trump to be re-nominated.   Only by making the election a referendum on the chaos its media touts 24/7 can they be assured of installing their progressivism.   The GOP, in turn, needs to make this election a referendum on the Dems' poisonous brew of bad policy, anti-Americanism and race-baiting.   

Trump needs to be replaced as our nominee, as our best and perhaps last shot to head off disaster.   
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I live in the world as it is, not as I wish it to be.   

That's the problem:  "Go along to get along" is exactly why we continue the slouch towards Gomorrah.  If we don't stake out higher ground we will never get there.  Cowardliness will never stop the slide.
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That's the problem:  "Go along to get along" is exactly why we continue the slouch towards Gomorrah.  If we don't stake out higher ground we will never get there.  Cowardliness will never stop the slide.

You misunderstand.  Realism means you pick the battles you think you can win.   You don't set your opponent up for an easy win.   It is easy to reflexively insist that Trump be re-nominated, just to spite his enemies.    But that's foolishness if our enemies will have the last laugh.   
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You misunderstand.  Realism means you pick the battles you think you can win.   You don't set your opponent up for an easy win.   It is easy to reflexively insist that Trump be re-nominated, just to spite his enemies.    But that's foolishness if our enemies will have the last laugh.

And therein lies the rub.  Not everybody agrees with you that this is a battle that cannot be won.  We'll never know for sure if it isn't tried.
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And therein lies the rub.  Not everybody agrees with you that this is a battle that cannot be won.  We'll never know for sure if it isn't tried.

Understood.   You will advocate your position.   I will advocate mine.   But you sound a bit like "we had to pass the bill to see what's in it".    I am advocating a risk-averse position - defend Trump's policies, but with a standard bearer that lacks Trump's considerable baggage. 
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Understood.   You will advocate your position.   I will advocate mine.   But you sound a bit like "we had to pass the bill to see what's in it".    I am advocating a risk-averse position - defend Trump's policies, but with a standard bearer that lacks Trump's considerable baggage.

You do know what continually taking risk-averse positions will get you don't you?  On second thought, probably not.  Doing that will get you two things only. Dead and broke!

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You do know what continually taking risk-averse positions will get you don't you?  On second thought, probably not.  Doing that will get you two things only. Dead and broke!

You said what I am thinking. :beer:
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