Beto O’Rourke, aka Beta O’Dork, is being touted as the next “rising star of the Texas Democrat party”. He joins such luminaries as the Castro Brothers, Wendy Davis, and Tony Salazar. If you don’t know who any of these people are, it doesn’t matter. It’s just an illustration to show how a label can’t make history happen.
Well, now others are starting to claim that if Beta beats Ted Cruz, then he’s the next Barack Obama?
Isn’t that kind of, well, racist to assume that the first black president is to be supplanted by a pasty-faced white boy of Irish descent?
To be sure (a lovely little Irish expression), Beta does have some similarities to Barack. They both have had a spot of trouble in their youths. Except Obama’s was mostly high school shenanigans. I’m pretty sure he didn’t drive into oncoming traffic, crash into a truck, try to run from the popo, before finally blowing a .13 on a Breathalyzer, at the age of 26. Beta also has kind of a thin employment record—working for his dad, city council of El Paso, finally Congresscritter. Obama had a couple of no-show legal jobs before he rose to the level of state senator, then US Senator.
And the two of them do share a desire to erase cherished American symbols.
Do you remember when President Obama went to speak at Georgetown (and then Notre Dame), a Catholic institution of higher learning? According to some, the White House requested that all symbols be covered up. Those symbols included the universities’ seals, crosses, and the name of Jesus, the IHS symbol.
Well, now it seems that Beta’s campaign team (and maybe the candidate himself) has a problem with the American flag.
A few weeks ago, the Beta people rented a rally space from the VFW—Veterans of Foreign Wars in Navasota, TX. It’s not a big deal that the VFW rented to Beto’s people. Organizations that have space, like the VFW, American Legion, Shriners, etc. often rent out space to people for parties, exhibitions, and political rallies.
Normally, this would be a blip on the radar.
Except the Beta campaign made a couple of requests that really rubbed the VFW people the wrong way. Beta’s people wanted to open the doors to the Flight Deck Lounge, which I believe is the bar area. That request was denied.
The second request was that the VFW take down all the American flags before the rally. According to VFW Post 4006 Commander Carl Dry:
“I do not normally attend rental events, but I attended Saturday to make sure things ran smoothly,”
“They wanted to open the doors (to the Flight Deck Lounge) and I couldn’t allow that and they wanted to take the flags down, I didn’t only say no, I said hell no, you don’t take the flags off the wall. I can’t believe any American would ask us to do that and I don’t know why he wanted them down or what he was going to put up instead.”
Actually it’s not surprising that Beta wanted the flags taken down. After all, he believes it is the “most American” thing you can do to take a knee, wants to take away your right to defend yourself, your property, and your family, and wants open borders so we really won’t have a country after all.
So, yes, he might very well be the second coming of Barack Obama. All wrapped up in a white-boy package.
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PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 21: Army veteran James P. Wainscoat, 75, of Viborg, South Dakota, a 101st Airborne Vietnam veteran with 2 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart, is escorted from the venue after shouting protests at US President Barack Obama as he spoke at the 116th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at the David Lawrence Convention Center on July 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During the annual convention, Obama spoke about the Iran nuclear deal and improving health care for veterans. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)