Why did nobody mention that Beto O’Rourke’s wife is a billionaire heiress?

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    • #6148
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    • #6171
      Babel 17
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      I was quoting Wikipedia at the time. Maybe though I only alluded to it, as there’s nothing wrong with ones spouse being the opposite of having no cash.

      So he’s like John Kerry, minus the experience in the Senate, and minus being a decorated veteran. And he lost to Ted Cruz, while outspending him two to one, which makes him like Hillary Clinton, minus the decades of experience.

      He refuses to call himself a progressive, and thus truly representative of the party establishment. So he has that going for him, lol.

      Huh, just saw this. https://www.thelocal.fr/20181226/hikers-clash-with-john-kerrys-family-on-french-emerald-coast

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      she Has business interests that he has catered to in making policy.

      I remember when DU showed photos of Melania Trump modeling in lingerie with mockery about “How can we let this woman be our First Lady”, and when the Alaskan lady gov was savaged for stuff her kids or husband did, and when some Trump cabinet pick was hated for having a relative who ran Blackwater, and when Trump’s little boy was mocked for merely being the son of Trump.

      Please; it’s beneath us.  We marry who we marry and that’s nobody’s business.  “OMG you married a [fill in the blank] – ohh!! Now I hate you!!”

      • #6177
        Ohio Barbarian
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        Mrs. O’Rourke is the sole heir to a $20 billion real estate fortune, that makes them part of the freaking kleptocracy. The same socioeconomic and political class of people as Donald Trump.

        Even Warren Buffett, a billionaire, has admitted that America has been in a class war and his class has been winning it. That is the central issue of all of our politics because it is reality.

        I am working class. My stepchildren will have a lower standard of living than I if something radical and basic is not done. I cannot afford to trust Beto O’Rourke at all.

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        NV Wino
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        Calling out the 1% in politics does matter.

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          I do think poor people have more empathy for other poor people.  But take any congressperson – even a former secretary or the daughter of migrant workers – and you’re looking at someone with a steady gig, a paycheck, who gets kowtowed to and has underlings.

          The gulf between a sales clerk working paycheck to paycheck and (for example) AOC in her new glam life… is greater than the gulf between  an AOC type and the millionaire congressman who sits next to her in the halls of power.

          If we are able to love Bernie with his 30 year govt career, his country homes and secretive tax returns and extremely low tax rate and wife who handles million-dollar college funds…. if we are able to swoon for AOC with her TV poses and Twitter following, if we feel commonality with Assange who has had six years of free room and board and fame and donations on Ecuador’s dime …. we might as well embrace the richer versions of these people.    None of them are anything like most of us.

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      The fact that Beto married into the financial aristocracy is extremely freaking important. It means that no one in the bottom 99% can afford to put their trust in Beto O’Rourke.

      He is a far more obvious tool of our ruling kleptocracy than Obama was. We will not be fooled again.

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      Son of a Sailor
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      Not really a billionaire at all as far as Forbes sees it. His share of those business transactions was significantly less than the published numbers. He comes in around  a few hundred million or so. Not too shabby but not $20 billion.  As you can see Beto wasn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and play dirty for his father in law’s money either.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2018/11/04/is-beto-orourkes-wife-really-a-billionaire-heiress-not-likely/#292998ba387f<!–more–>

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      Snort McDork
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      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

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      SinMentiras SinVerguenza
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           Swamp creatures have the ability to shape shift into other forms in order to fool gullible voters.  They do this using many tools that are available.   The array of “tools” available are enhanced if the swamp creature has a cauldron of cash bubbling inside his swamp cave.

           This particular ogre slithered and skateboarded out of the swamp wearing a “Hispanic” trench coat with a cadre of race-baiting oligarch tools sweeping the floor in front of him like some runaway rock at a curling contest.  During the campaign, he never took a principled stand unless it came to identity.   There he saw a opening to ingratiate himself with the only voter group that was difficult to pander to without discussing economic inequality.

           Las comadritas of my childhood neighborhood had an old saying that is totally timeless in defining and diagnosing the actions of an individual.  “Dime con quien andas, y te dire quien eres” or for the Anglo-lingual, “Tell me who you run with and I’ll tell you who you are.”  As such, it is extremely important who someone associates with or is married to.   And in today’s perilously close to extinct scenario, we have no time to trifle with niceties about some misguided privacy principles when it comes to vetting the myriad of oligarch ogres wishing to mask their swamp markings with poser tool dyes.  It is a given fact that these same malefactors of great wealth will never let some egalitarian principle of privacy keep them from attempting to destroy anyone who dares contest their monopolistic mindset.

           The bottom line is that in order to win at least a few of the skirmishes in our current Class War, we need to fight and we need to do so in the vein of Sean Connery’s Eliot Ness character.  “When they go low, we go high” is BS from an Obama tool who wishes to keep everyone “civil”.

           I say this in a rhetorical sense.  When they sweep the legs, we hit their head with a hammer.   If they go high, we climb atop a drone and dump a bag of wet feces on their heads.  And if they disguise their swamp markings with everyman platitudes, we hose them down with battery acid for the world to see that they have swamp tats covering every inch of the entitled scales covering their misbegotten forms.

           The information regarding how family, friends, and acquaintances affect the policies and platforms of an office seeking politician are to be examined and illuminated with the brilliance of a million suns.  Knowing and sharing this information is an integral step in the process of ridding ourselves of the Clintons, Obamas, Cisneros, Castros, Orourkes, Deans, Hickenloops, Harrises, Bookers, Gillibrands, Winfreys, Bloombergs, and on …. and on … and on .. and on .

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