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Bozo O'Rourke

bisleybisley Senior MemberPosts: 10,798 Senior Member
Bozo has been struggling for years to sell himself as everybody's favorite Texan, and it is a tough sell, with his 'snowflake' demeanor. He has mostly won over the younger urban lefties in Texas, which now might give him Austin, some of the bigger cities, and border towns, but he still needs a fairly large handful of perpetually confused 'good old boys,' to get him over the line. He has a good 'likeability' factor that can win him friends, if his flapping doesn't cause him to lift-off into the atmosphere, and burn up on re-entry.

He gave Ted Cruz some competition, early on, in his last Senate run, before suffering from the Hilary Clinton syndrome - over-exposure. It's a tricky maneuver, to spend all of those millions of DNC dollars, without putting yourself out there so much that people start laughing at your attention-getting antics.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,162 Senior Member
    Robert Francis O’Rourke is running for the VP slot.  What it looks like now is that it will be ‘Groper’ Biden and Robert O’Rourke for the ticket.


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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    The man I see on tv exudes mediocrity.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,961 Senior Member

    What's the deal with all of his hand gestures?  Makes me wonder if he's Nancy's love child?????

    As for him "having some skills", as Alpha put it, I'll agree that someone did.  I'm just not sure who.

    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    To my understanding, the last person to lose a state election but still win the presidency was Abraham Lincoln.
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    For my under the radar candidate who could make some waves, don't sleep on Pete Buttigieg. Saw him speak a few months ago on a panel. Super smart guy. Young, only 36 and gay. Yes a gay man who's name starts with Butt. But he's legit. If he gets on some debate stages I think he'll impress. Even if he doesn't win the nomination I think he'd be a strong VP and I would not be surprised if he sits in the oval office someday.
    He's a competent speaker.

    Some of the candidates are standing on a platform of unity, ie the ability to work with those in opposition. I don't think that's actually what voters want. It's not what got Trump the Presidency or what maintains his base. I don't think the Democratic party knows where it stands. How many voters willing to lean left are forced into corner? We either support a government of the corporate state in persuit of preserving our freedom. Tollerating exploitation of select minorities, and dog whistle bigotry. Or we're presented with the proposition of an enormous self perpetuating bureaucracy that promises safety, security, and prosperity in exchange for relinquishing our personal freedoms. A successful candidate will have to find and appeal to what a voting majority actually wants. Whatever that is, I suspect it won't be moderate.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,672 Senior Member
    edited March 2019 #7
    Not one of those assholes actually stands up for the Constitution, and ALL of them are gun-grabbers and climate-change zealots!
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
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    What's the deal with all of his hand gestures?  Makes me wonder if he's Nancy's love child?????

    As for him "having some skills", as Alpha put it, I'll agree that someone did.  I'm just not sure who.

    If Saturday Night Live still did comedy, they would have a bonanza with Beto. As it is, they will probably have him as a guest host, if he survives the purge, once the DNC finally gets its 'ducks in a row.' They still haven't decided whether to go after mainstream America or to go full-tilt socialist, for students, uneducated minorities, and the usual assortment of dead people.

    Beto is the guy who will jump either way, and wear a strait-jacket, if necessary.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    Regarding Robert Francis 'Beto' O’Rourke, why isn't the Left all over him for that cultural appropriation of a Mexican name and vaguely claiming to be Mexican. I thought the Left hated that cultural appropriation thing. Or is this another 'do as we say, not as we do' thing? Maybe he's the male version of Elizabeth 'Fauxahontas' Warren?
    He DOES have the gift gab, or in Southern terms "he can spread the bullstool pretty thick"! :D

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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    ...He DOES have the gift gab, or in Southern terms "he can spread the bullstool pretty thick"! :D

    That is the worrisome thing about Bozo. Southern culture has a lot of 'good old boys' who would think it a good joke to elect a fool for president. I remember high school, when the senior boys used to vote for the ugliest cheerleader candidate for the next year, as a nasty joke to play on next year's seniors.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Since you brought up ugly cheerleaders and electing fools for high office, Stacy Abrams is considering a presidential run. She met with Biden recently, so maybe VP. 
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,937 Senior Member
    What about the talk of him being arrested for burglary and his DUI?
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    Well that certainly was a softball....
    Taking into consideration Bill Clinton and Barack Obama getting elected, twice, your point is well founded.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    So was Adolf Hitler. 
    AND Barack Obama.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    What about the talk of him being arrested for burglary and his DUI?

    A background check

    Separately, we ran a background check of O’Rourke using the LexisNexis service. According to the results, O’Rourke’s May 1995 misdemeanor arrest on the UTEP campus was later declined and his September 1998 misdemeanor DWI arrest in El Paso was dismissed.

    The check gave us case numbers for the arrests enabling us to fetch an El Paso County record stating that O’Rourke was initially arrested in May 1995 and that case was disposed of in February 1996. We saw too that after the DWI arrest, according to another county record, O’Rourke was referred to a misdemeanor diversion program in March 1999 and completed "DWI school" in May 1999. That document’s last entry, dated Oct. 20, 1999, says: "Misdemeanor diversion completed successfully."

    https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2018/aug/22/silvestre-reyes/beto-orourke-arrested-1990s-burglary-and-dwi/
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    Robert Francis 'Beto' O’Rourke was a computer hacker back in his youth.


    While a teenager, O’Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview, he belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history. The hugely influential Cult of the Dead Cow, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, is notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to hack computers running Microsoft’s Windows. It’s also known for inventing the word “hacktivism” to describe human-rights-driven security work. Members of the group have protected O’Rourke’s secret for decades, reluctant to compromise his political viability. Now, in a series of interviews, CDC members have acknowledged O’Rourke as one of their own. In all, more than a dozen members of the group agreed to be named for the first time in a book about the hacking group by this reporter that is scheduled to be published in June by Public Affairs. O’Rourke was interviewed early in his run for the Senate.

    (Go to link to read the full sordid story.)

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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,672 Senior Member
    Let's see.........a summary of Betoff's anti-social behavior:

    Arrested for DUI after leaving the scene of an accident (I don't care if his lawyer got him off for completing a course).

    Arrested for Burglary after jumping a fence at a University campus.

    Admitted computer hacker that probably stole intellectual property and/or disabled computer networks that caused actual damage to the owner's networks.

    I would bet this rabble rouser/agitator was doing other unpublished nefarious activities as well.


    Yeah, he's a fine Democrap candidate for President.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Those crimes are far too bush league for a Presidential candidate. The current bar is a long way out of his reach.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,672 Senior Member
    Not saying these crimes are heinous, but they do show a pattern of behavior that should make people think about voting or not voting for this twit.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,672 Senior Member
    edited March 2019 #20
    We've elected a rapist and womanizer, a drunk who enjoyed nose candy, a cocaine-cowboy and pot head, and a con-man as our last 4 presidents. He'll fit right in!
    Most of the time you don't hear about the negatives before the elections.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Not saying these crimes are heinous, but they do show a pattern of behavior that should make people think about voting or not voting for this twit.
    I'm not defending O'Rourke, but DUI and trespassing? How many of us have done this (and other minor stuff) in our youth and didn't get caught? Most of us grow up and leave that crap behind. 

    Hell I'd rather have a guy/gal that wasn't a saint in their youth. 
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,961 Senior Member
    I'd rather have a guy who takes a position and sticks to it regardless of  his audience.  You don't have that with O'Rourke.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    I'd rather have a guy who takes a position and sticks to it regardless of  his audience.  You don't have that with almost all politicians.
    FIFY. 
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,403 Senior Member
    His stated positions on things that matter to me are exactly the opposite of what I believe. He's just another flaming red socialist that is pandering to the 'bread and circuses' crowd. The only reason I label him as a socialist rather than a communist is because he hasn't stated, YET, that he's for confiscating all privately owned firearms. When he says that, I'll promote him to a filthy useless piece of communist excrement. I wouldn't trust him to guard the contents under an outhouse.
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,961 Senior Member

    What I do know is that shortly after getting his butt kicked by Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas senatorial election, he very definitely stated he would not be running for president.  Now, he claims he is "born to run".

    Maybe he is no longer a pseudo-latino but has decided to channel Bruce Springsteen.

    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    edited March 2019 #26
    For my under the radar candidate who could make some waves, don't sleep on Pete Buttigieg. Saw him speak a few months ago on a panel. Super smart guy. Young, only 36 and gay. Yes a gay man who's name starts with Butt. But he's legit. If he gets on some debate stages I think he'll impress. Even if he doesn't win the nomination I think he'd be a strong VP and I would not be surprised if he sits in the oval office someday.
    He's a competent speaker.

    So was Adolf Hitler. 
    I was just watching Hitler making some speeches on the All Hitler Channel...interestingly, he had the same animated arm movements while talking as O'Rourke
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    Hitler did some studying and had some training in how to utilize hand/arm gestures and body language to sway an audience.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    Trump is way too animated when he talks, but nowhere near the arm flailing that O'Rourke engages in...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Tonight I’m drinking Beto shots. 
    Its really Jameson but I’m calling it tequila!

    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    While I agree with most of Trump's campaign stated goals, I feel strongly that he's been a complete idiot in his manner of attempting to bring them about. Maybe it's a new world, but I'd prefer a President who addressed his country via "normal" venues and not simply "tweet' to the world on Sunday morning ranting denials about what some "celebrity" said about him. 

    IMO, we have a meglomaniac idiot as president. Unfortunately, the only other choice we were offered was just as bad.

    Hard times have befallen our country when persons of character decline to even apply for the job.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,683 Senior Member
    TWITter...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
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