Since the awful massacre in his hometown of El Paso (which left 22 people dead), Beto O'Rourke has taken it upon himself to outdo everyone in blame-scaping and virtue-signaling at President Trump:
“This cannot be open for debate [the president is a white nationalist] and you as well as I have a responsibility to call that out to make sure the American people understand what is being done in their name.... He does not even pretend to respect our differences or to understand that we are all created equal. He is saying some people are inherently defective or dangerous. …
“Let’s be very clear about what is causing this and who the president is. He is an open avowed racist and he’s encouraging more racism in this country.”
But he was not done:
“I mean the president has not been shy. He’s not been saying this behind closed doors. This is out in the open. All people of one religion, inherently defective … should be banned from the shores of this country,” O’Rourke said on MSNBC.
“The only modern Western democracy… that said anything close to this is the Third Reich, Nazi Germany.”
“Well, Jesus Christ, of course he’s racist! He’s been racist from Day 1,” O’Rourke said. “He’s trafficked in this stuff from the very beginning.”
Beto also said he's "open" to a "mandatory" gun buyback program.
Trump seems to have enough of the abuse, as he anger-tweeted at the Democratic Party presidential candidate overnight:
"Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1 percent in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims and law enforcement—and be quiet!"
Trump appears to referencing when O’Rourke, a former U.S. Congressman who failed in his bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in 2016, held a rally earlier this year in El Paso at the same time as Trump. Trump’s had a turnout of thousands more people.
Trump is wrong on one thing, Beto is polling at 2.5% and falling...
And then this morning, speaking to reporters after a "Morning of Remembrance" memorial at El Dorado High School in El Paso, WaPo's Jenna Johnson reports that:
"Beto O’Rourke tells reporters he will not go to the Iowa State Fair this weekend."
O’Rourke had been scheduled to appear Friday at the Des Moines Register Soapbox, which gives all major presidential candidates a platform for 20 minutes each at the state fair.
And, when asked if he would consider running for Senate again:
"O’Rourke says he’s not thinking about politics right now."
All of which, with polls declining and unwilling to say when he’ll return to the campaign trail, one has to wonder, is Beto done?
As one Twitter-er commented:
"Great, please drop out of the race and tend to local matters. It’s where you belong."
As Robert Brondson wrote at The Burning Platform,
...for the past 15 years old Beto has been plugged into the internal workings of El Paso Texas. He is part and parcel of what has become a city, if one is kind, that is 80% mexican. Not 80% hispanic in origin, but 80% mexican. He comes from a political family that was part and parcel of how El Paso works for a long long time. He represented his town in Congress after his terms in the city council and as mayor pro-tem. If anybody is responsible for the massive invasion of mexicans into El Paso, then old Beto must stand accused along with them. I do not wish to suggest that he is solely responsible, but it is his belief system (BS) that has directly led to the situation that allegedly inspired the shooter to drive 600 miles to a Walmart just south of the airport to shoot random people.
If you believe that the shooter’s intent was to shoot mexicans, and I do not believe that was his intent, then the fact that mexicans were there in El Paso was a direct result of the policies of Beto O’Rourke. He caused the conditions that led to the massacre of 22 people. If you believe the manifesto that the shooter published then you have to acknowledge the role that Beto O’Rourke himself played in putting those mexicans into that Walmart. If Beto O’Rourke didn’t implement the policies of open borders and jobs for illegal aliens in El Paso, then none of those people would be in El Paso to be shot and the shooter would not have driven to El Paso to shoot mexicans as none would be there.
Maybe, just maybe, that is why old Beto is so almighty pissed off right now. He see’s his budding political career swirling around the drain and realizes that this could all be hung around his neck. I mean, let’s face it. Everybody knows that if you want to be president, you had probably better not stand there cursing on national television. It’s just not a good look.