And It Begins, The Scrutiny of Beto's ACTUAL Voting Record & Guess What? IT’S GOD AWFUL. Beto, We Hardly Knew Ye
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And It Begins, The Scrutiny of Beto’s ACTUAL Voting Record & Guess What? IT’S GOD AWFUL.
Beto, We Hardly Knew Ye
NBC News broke the news of the MoveOn poll while calling it “a potentially troubling indication for Sanders.” A couple of days later, the New York Times speculated that “Mr. Sanders’s hold on the party’s progressive base may be slipping as a new generation of Democrats like Representative Beto O’Rourke demonstrate early strength in polls and straw polls, such as the one conducted this week by the liberal group MoveOn.” Meanwhile, Democracy for America was concluding a poll of its own active supporters online. As the second week of December began, the organization’s website was showing Bernie Sanders far ahead in the top spot at 38 percent, followed by Biden at 15 percent, O’Rourke at 12, Elizabeth Warren at 8, and Kamala Harris at 7. (DFA later removed the running totals from its site until release of final numbers.)
Given their at-times extreme antipathy toward Bernie during his first presidential run, mainstream news media are likely to have an appetite for a 2019 storyline that Sanders’ support is eroding. O’Rourke is apt to be quite useful for such a narrative. The Democratic Party establishment that went all-out to get Hillary Clinton the 2016 nomination is palpably eager to block Bernie. And some in that establishment are already indicating that they believe O’Rourke might do the trick. A revealing sign came early this month from a leading sentinel of the Democratic Party’s corporate wing—the relentless Clinton loyalist Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress. What set her off was a matter-of-fact tweet from investigative reporter David Sirota, who told people “Something I didn’t know: Beto O’Rourke is the #2 recipient of oil/gas industry campaign cash in the entire Congress.” Sirota provided a link to campaign finance data.
Tanden quickly went into onslaught overdrive with a tweet lashing out at the sharing of such information about the three-term congressman: “Oh look. A supporter of Bernie Sanders attacking a Democrat. This is seriously dangerous. We know Trump is in the White House and attacking Dems is doing Trump’s bidding. I hope Senator Sanders repudiates these attacks in 2019.” A money-in-politics reporter, Alex Kotch, responded that he was “pretty shocked” to see Tanden attack Sirota for simply sending out a factual tweet: “Tanden, a close Clinton ally and Bernie Sanders foe, has had a contentious relationship with the left, with which Sirota is often associated. But her claim that a reporter’s tweet of campaign finance statistics about a potential 2020 candidate was a dangerous attack that Trump would have ordered? Who was really being attacked here?”
On the other hand, Marcetic explains, O’Rourke actively tried to “chip away at the Dodd-Frank financial reform law” and has cast many awful votes siding with big banks and against workers. His years in the House “have given him one of the better U.S. Chamber of Commerce voting scores among Democrats.” And O’Rourke’s congressional votes on criminal justice have often been on the side of repressive measures. “O’Rourke is a decent, progressive candidate in slowly purpling Texas,” Marcetic wrote, “but when you put him on the national stage and drill down on his record, he becomes just another flawed Democrat…. Politicians like Beto O’Rourke represent a step forward for states like Texas. Making them national standard-bearers is a step backward.”
And it begins, the scrutiny of Beto's actual voting record & guess what? It's God awful.
Beto, We Hardly Knew Ye https://t.co/nEjEca2KSL
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December 19, 2018 at 1:28 AM #2280NV WinoModerator
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Keep that voting record front and center.
December 19, 2018 at 10:54 AM #2354JustSayinParticipant
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If he ever gets elected as POTUS he will give Obama the toughest competition for being the most corrupt POTUS. They need another bankster bailout for the upcoming crash and Beto da crook might not be able to play the race card to prevent the pitchforks.
Never expect different result by following the previous steps
December 19, 2018 at 11:17 AM #2366game meatParticipant
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Like Obama, he’s a natural at presenting contrived charisma as relatable authenticity. He also looks the part in a Kennedy-esque sort of way. That stuff matters as Americans can be superficial to a fault, and fall for that nonsense over and over. All I know is that I’m not voting for him.
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December 19, 2018 at 2:37 PM #2457CalGoldenBearParticipant
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Beto O’Rourke is NO progressive (like Sen.-elect Kyrsten “I’m no progressive” Sinema of AZ); he’s still listed in the New Democrap Coalition’s list of members, along with Seth Moulton, who was one of the white guys opposing Nancy Pelosi and may have presidential ambitions (like his buddy Tim Ryan):
Others of the NDC ilk include DWS and presidential wannabe Julian Castro, who probably hopes to have 100% Latino support (despite the fact that the Latinos are NOT a monolithic bloc). And then there’s Cheri Bustos, another Speaker wannabe, who dropped out of consideration to run for DCCC chair:
December 19, 2018 at 10:39 PM #2669Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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be corporate dems.
we got plenty already, thanks.
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