Has Beto Already Blown It? Here Are His Three Biggest Blunders
Right after the November elections, I returned to PJ Media with a warning about the future. Beto O’Rourke had just come within a whisker of winning a Senate race in Texas. He still lost, but he’s a Democrat. Democrats have not won any statewide race in Texas this century. Not one. But there were, as of November 2018, three plausible reasons Beto was the Democrat to beat going into 2020. He had certainly set Texas Republicans on edge, both with his fundraising prowess and the effectiveness of his message.
Those yard signs were everywhere.
Four months is now a lifetime in politics. That’s about 16 thousand news cycles, any one of which can change the world as we know it. Since November Beto went from golden boy to the Boy Blunder. Here are his three greatest mistakes that may cost him his shot at glory.
- He revealed his inner Beto, who turns out to be a dull weirdo.
Have you read Beto’s travelog? After setting a pile of other people’s money on fire to lose to Sen. Ted Cruz, Beto suddenly found himself unemployed. In that situation, most people look for work. Beto is rich, so he wandered off to look for himself. Or per the old Simon and Garfunkel song, to look for America. And he blogs this search on Medium.
Turns out he’s a pretty boring guy and a derivative blogger. Here’s a taste:
I was in Tucumcari yesterday. Trying to learn more about the town that my great-grandparents lived in more than a hundred years ago. James O’Rourke, son of Irish immigrants, and Anna Lloyd who immigrated to the U.S. from Wales.
Wait, Beto’s not Hispanic? Who knew?
I stayed at the Motel Safari, one of these classic Route 66 motels. Mid-century everything. I talked to the owner for a bit. He moved from Tennessee and away from corporate life. Starting over.
It’s all like that, the dull opener followed by the sentence fragment and the strained observation of some detail. Hunter S. Thompson did it so much better a long time ago. You’re boring, Beto. #Sorrynotsorry.
By the way, where’s Beto’s family while he’s wandering about, lamely living out an old Willie Nelson song?
- He livestreamed his dental hygiene.
Nothing against dentists, but no one likes to go to the dentist. So what’s Beto’s big idea for keeping pace with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on social media? He livestreamed his teeth cleaning. I’m sure you’ve seen the screen shot. It’s ghastly. It’s horrifying. And it’s desperate.
- He endorsed a policy proposal without actually seeing the proposal first.
This blunder is the most significant of the three. It speaks to his judgement.