Just ticking through the inane things Democrat Robert Francis Beto O’Rourke has said on the campaign trail lately, he promises/threatens to support the job-crushing Green New Deal, give free health care to illegals, keep the border open which effectively erases it, and confiscate Americans’ firearms.
Add “forcibly relocate Americans out of their homes” to the list. On Monday, the failed punk rocker, hit and run driver, and husband of a billionaire heiress said and then intentionally tweeted this:
Living close to work shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich. It’s a right for everyone. pic.twitter.com/lohRdoFGrH
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 10, 2019
O’Rourke: “Rich people are going to have to allow, or be forced to allow, lower-income people to live near them. Which is what we fail to do in this country right now. We force lower-income, working Americans to drive one, two, three hours in either direction to get to their jobs, very often minimum wage jobs.”
In Robert O’Rourke’s world, America is always “failing” at something. Meanwhile, we have the strongest and most equitable economy ever and literally none of what he said is true. There is no such “right” to live close to work. The government cannot force anyone to do any of this, and no one is “forcing” anyone to live 2 or 3 hours from minimum wage jobs, of which they work more than one. Add up the hours and it’s simply impossible — unless, one supposes, that person is stuck working jobs limited to fewer than 30 hours each, thanks to the full-time job restrictions imposed by Obamacare — which O’Rourke still supports.
For what it’s worth, the O’Rourkes live in a century-old El Paso home known for once hosting a meeting between Gen. Hugh Scott and Mexican bandit Pancho Villa. Go see a photo of O’Rourke sitting in front of it here. Here’s an aerial view of their El Paso palace.
It’s not a low- or middle-income home.
Twitter provides some great reactions to O’Rourke’s latest:
That’s a “right”? Seriously? Define “close”? Walking distance? Biking distance? And what about someone who works at a sewage treatment plant? Slaughterhouse? Refinery? This is pretty stupid, even by your (low) standards.
— Dave Smith (@SemperLibertas) September 10, 2019
I used to miss Eric Swalwell’s dumbassery since he dropped out of the race, but you have filled the void quite nicely. You are a laugh a minute.
— Rich Bertino (@RichBertino) September 10, 2019
Its called ‘pack and stack’ housing. Meanwhile, the Leftists wont live anywhere near us, but like Pelosi, behind gated & guarded palatial walls.
— Cathy ski (@MtRushmore2016) September 10, 2019
Show me a single human being in America who is driving 6 hours a day to get to a minimum wage job.
That would be the dumbest human being of all time.
— Stop Making Sense (@Talkinghead2017) September 10, 2019
They’d be the second dumbest…