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Why this progressive Texan can’t
get excited about Beto O’Rourke

Washington Post, by Elizabeth Bruenig

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/6/2018 4:54:51 AM

If only the electric chill in the air were an augur of fast-approaching holidays and not the static generated by so many Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls jockeying for the attention of party leaders and donors. Alas, with 2019 less than a month away, 2020 has already begun, and with it the fashioning of fresh new faces for the Democratic ticket. Among those early front-runners — at least in terms of intraparty enthusiasm — is Beto O’Rourke, the three-time congressman from El Paso who recently lost a valiant Senate run against Ted Cruz. For some well-positioned Democrats, O’Rourke —

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pchristopher, 12/6/2018 5:11:16 AM     (No. 11854244)

Tall and reedy with an affable air, O’Rourke does seem fit to take up Obama’s mantle.

...on a small but drafty fireplace.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chiller, 12/6/2018 6:02:11 AM     (No. 11854261)

Author (young, inexperienced but very confident) doesn´t seem to have a clue about whether Beto is too far left , or too far right.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Other Guy, 12/6/2018 7:01:05 AM     (No. 11854295)

The first sentence of the second paragraph defines the liberal vision of the presidency. "Obama´s empty throne." The white house is not a castle and the chair behind the oval office´s desk is not a throne. The occupant is neither king nor queen and does not rule by royal dictate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 12/6/2018 7:15:44 AM     (No. 11854306)

The dimms will nominate whatever they think will get elected.........and then controlled.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/6/2018 7:19:06 AM     (No. 11854317)

Sorry Miss Bruenig! This country does not need another Progressive. We gad enough upto our eyeballs with 44. And what did we schieve in 8 years of his presidency. All partying and no policy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: daisymay, 12/6/2018 8:25:32 AM     (No. 11854422)

The American People already elected a YOUNG person, totally clueless and with absolutely no experience running anything. He came very close to ruining our country!! I don´t think we need to try that experiment again. Beto and Ortiz whatshername are BOTH not qualified to run a pop stand, let alone the country. Lets move on from that idea. We need to re-elect Trump. Let him continue to ram through the mess Obama left behind. We need him to continue with his agenda. We may not think he´s the smoothest guy when trying to articulate his ideas, but he gets the job done! He´s a fighter and that´s exactly what we need until the Deep State is eliminated!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 12/6/2018 9:27:34 AM     (No. 11854512)

Sorry Lizzy but the only chill I feel in the air is December weather. Whether you have two democrat candidates for POTUS or twenty-five you still have the same tired old socialist philosophies that involve giving people everything they want by robbing other people. You may call it "progressive" but in reality it´s a big step backward into old ideas that once got millions of people killed - by their own governments. Anybody who considers Beto the Clown or Ocasio-Cortez the wooden dummy as leadership material is wasting our time.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ribald1, 12/6/2018 9:36:41 AM     (No. 11854525)

Everyone knows that Robert self identifies as ´Little Beto´, an unskilled lazy illegal transplant from Venezuela that came here for the free stuff, but that is just fantasy.
Robert is just a vanilla communist grifter that will never be anywhere near as great as his fantasy hero Beto.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/6/2018 12:04:18 PM     (No. 11854727)

From the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms:

progressive disease: Cancer that is growing, spreading, or getting worse.

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