Inside Bernie-world's war on Beto O'Rourke. All about gossip by the main stream media.
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Inside Bernie-world's war on Beto O'Rourke. All about gossip by the main stream media. O’Rourke is in bed with Wall Street. Deal with it. https://t.co/Vk5DFFAlUd
— Levi Sanders (@Celentra) December 23, 2018
A few points: there is no war; OurRevolution, Nat’l & State, endorsed #Beto for Senate; he doesn’t compete w/ #Bernie – charisma doesn’t = principled progressive politics; stop making every comment about Beto’s record into a “war.” https://t.co/JUnazjp9qT
— James J. Zogby (@jjz1600) December 24, 2018
It started with David Sirota, a liberal activist and journalist who worked for Sanders many years ago. In a long tweetstorm, Sirota noted that O’Rourke had received more donations from the oil and gas industry than any candidate in the 2018 cycle other than Cruz.
But Nomiki Konst said it makes sense that progressives are vetting O’Rourke now that he is being mentioned as a possible presidential candidate. It’s important, she said, to make a distinction between the cool image he’s crafted with progressives, in part by giving them a window into his daily routine with frequent livestream episodes, and what really matters to them.
December 23, 2018 at 8:50 PM #4347HassleCatParticipant
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Compared to Cruz, almost anybody would be okay, so there was no real urgency to vett O’Rourke. If he wanted to say he was really progressive, fine. No reason to evaluate those statements too closely. But now they’re talking him up for president or veep. We would like to know more about him, particularly where he gets his money. If this is bashing, a hit job, etc. we still want to know.
December 23, 2018 at 9:24 PM #4353Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Besides, I saw stuff here on JPR about Beto long before I saw any of Sirota’s criticisms.
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