Tag Archives: Beto O’Rourke

Tucker Carlson Mocks Media Hype For Mayor Pete: They Want To “Consume Every Last Drop Of Buttigieg, Yum”

“Imagine how it must feel to be to be Beto O’Rourke right now. If you’re O’Rourke, you’re out there running for president really hard, or at least running for vice president. You are running anyway. You are giving speech after speech every day: ‘Children are our future. Today the first day of the rest of your life.’ Inspiring stuff like …

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Beto O’Rourke Bashes “Racist” Netanyahu [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic White House hopeful, has weighed in on Israel’s election, describing the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, as a racist and obstacle to peace in the Middle East. “The US-Israel relationship is one of the most important relationships that we have on the planet,” O’Rourke said on a campaign stop at the University of …

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Beto O’Rourke: Trump’s Rhetoric Echoes Nazi Germany

Newsweek reports: The El Paso Democrat recalled meeting a Mexican-American second or third grader who asked why the president didn’t like her, as he ended a speech in front of a crowd at Morningside College, simultaneously broadcast on Facebook Live. “I thought, what is that doing to her head and her conception of herself and what she is able to …

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Beto O’Rourke Raises $9.4 Million In First Quarter

The Dallas News reports: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised $9.4 million in the first 18 days of his campaign, his team announced Wednesday. The haul came from 218,000 contributions and the average donation size was $43, according to his campaign. Candidates are required to file reports detailing how much they raised in the first-quarter of the year to the …

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Bannon: Harris/Beto Ticket Is Best Shot Against Trump

CNBC reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday claimed a Kamala Harris-Beto O’Rourke ticket has the “best shot” against President Donald Trump in the 2020 elections, but he also contended that the president will likely win reelection. “I think the best they’re going to have, and I don’t think these people will defeat him, I think a …

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Beto Breaks Bernie’s One-Day Fundraising Record

NBC News reports: Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, according to his campaign, surpassing Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democrat who has disclosed their figures. O’Rourke’s campaign announced Monday that he had taken in $6,136,763 in online contributions in the day after declaring his candidacy Thursday morning. Sanders beat expectations and …

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Fox Host After New Zealand: Stock Up On AR-15s

This afternoon Fox News ran a clip in which Beto O’Rourke responded to the massacre in New Zealand by calling for a moratorium on sales of the AR-15 assault rifle. Fox host Pete Hegseth then responded in predictable fashion. Media Matters has the transcript: BETO O’ROURKE: We allow people in this country to buy weapons that were designed, engineered, and …

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GOP Ridicules Beto: “On This St. Paddy’s Day, A Special Message From Noted Irishman Robert Francis O’Rourke”

Politico reports: The Republican Party took aim at former Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Sunday by resurfacing the 2020 presidential candidate’s drinking record. The tweet included a doctored version of O’Rourke’s decades-old mugshot showing him wearing a cartoon leprechaun hat with the words “Please Drink Responsibly” on the placard. O’Rourke has been open about his DWI arrest more than 20 years …

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke: I Was A Teenage Hacker

An interesting profile from Reuters: While a teenager, Beto O’Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview, he belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history. The hugely influential Cult of the Dead Cow, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, is notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to hack computers running Microsoft’s Windows. It’s also known …

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Trump Implies Beto O’Rourke Is Mentally Ill: “I’ve Never Seen So Much Hand Movement, Is He Crazy?” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump offered his first reaction to Beto O’Rourke‘s 2020 presidential campaign by invoking O’Rourke’s hand gestures and, apparently, questioning his mental condition. “He has a lot of hand movement. Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?” Trump asked. “I’ve never seen so much hand movement. I watched him a little while this …

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Beto O’Rourke Launches 2020 Presidential Bid [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is running for president, hoping to build on the momentum the Democrat generated in a Senate contest last year. In a video released in the early hours of Thursday morning, with his wife Amy by his side, O’Rourke announced, “This is a defining moment of truth for this country,” adding what appears will …

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Beto O’Rourke: I Want To Be In It, I’m Just Born For It

From a profile published today by Vanity Fair: Beto O’Rourke seems, in this moment, like a cliff diver trying to psych himself into the jump. And after playing coy all afternoon about whether he’ll run, he finally can’t deny the pull of his own gifts. “You can probably tell that I want to run,” he finally confides, smiling. “I do. …

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Beto O’Rourke Teases Coming “Big Announcement”

ABC News reports: Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke teased a “big announcement” political future as speculation grows that the former senate candidate has his sights set on the White House in 2020. His camp sent out an email blast to supporters inviting them to be the first to know about O’Rourke’s next move but did not clarify the date when the …

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Beto Team Makes Staffing Inquiries In New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s ABC affiliate reports: As Beto O’Rourke continues to hold off on an announcement about his political plans, people working closely with him have begun making inquiries in New Hampshire about matters that would be central to a mounting a presidential campaign in the leadoff primary state. Key Democratic sources — who are not involved in any effort to …

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Beto Backs Legal Weed Nationwide, Expunging Records

The Hill reports: Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) on Monday expressed support for the federal legalization of marijuana as he mulls a potential presidential bid in 2020. O’Rourke sent an email to supporters in which he backed the repeal of the federal criminalization of marijuana and called for the records of those jailed over marijuana possession to be expunged. “Giving …

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REPORT: Beto To Announce 2020 WH Bid Within Weeks

The Dallas Morning News reports: Beto O’Rourke has decided not to run for Senate next year against Republican incumbent John Cornyn and likely will announce a campaign for president soon, people close to the former El Paso congressman told The Dallas Morning News Wednesday. Numerous people close to O’Rourke said they expect him to announce his presidential campaign within weeks. …

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Trump And Junior Lie About El Paso Rally Crowd Sizes

The Week reports: About 30 minutes into his rally, Trump said he had been challenged by “a young man who’s got very little going for himself except he’s got a great first name. So we have, let’s say, 35,000 people tonight, he has 200 people, 300 people — not too good,” Trump claimed. “That may be the end of his …

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LIVE VIDEO: Beto O’Rourke Hosts Anti-Trump Rally

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke are speaking less than half a mile — but worlds apart — from each other on Monday night. And hours before the dueling El Paso events, the president started in on his potential 2020 challenger. “We have a line that is very long already, I’m mean you see what’s going on,” …

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Kellyanne Conway: “Loser” Beto O’Rourke Is Only Going To El Paso Tonight Because He Wants “Free Airtime”

Mediaite reports: Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway launched a series of strange attacks at Democratic presidential candidates, including a shot at Beto O’Rourke for holding a rally in El Paso to get “free airtime.” Conway called O’Rourke a “loser,” and noted that the El Paso rally will get O’Rourke “a lot of free airtime for the would-be 2020 race, …

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TEXAS: Beto O’Rourke To Speak At Anti-Trump March Across The Street From Trump’s El Paso Cultist Rally

CBS News reports: Potential 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke will speak at a march Monday in his hometown of El Paso against President Trump’s proposed border wall, O’Rourke said Friday. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and O’Rourke is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m., the same time Mr. Trump’s “Make America Great Again” rally is set to start. …

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