Desperate to revive his spiraling around the drain campaign. O’Rourke digs himself into a deeper hole.
The Washington Times explains:
“Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke declared that the United States ‘was founded on white supremacy,’ a comment he recently made during a roundtable discussion on immigration in Nashville.
Mr. O’Rourke sat down with immigrants and refugees at The Horn Coffee on Monday to hear their personal experiences about facing raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. During the discussion, the former Texas congressman reportedly responded to a question about how he planned to combat white supremacy in the U.S.
Here we are in Nashville,’ Mr. O’Rourke said, The Tennessean reported. ‘I know this from my home state, Texas, places that formed the Confederacy, that this country was founded on white supremacy.
“And every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression, even in our democracy,” he said.
O’Rourke has descended from the second coming of Bobby Kennedy to a man-child self -parody of an America-hating leftist. He is polling south of about 3 percent and seems to have nowhere to go but down.
O’Rourke has made a number of serious mistakes since he entered the national stage,
First, he ran against Ted Cruz and lost. Not only did he lose, but he lost by a narrow enough margin that he and his every diminishing circle of followers were able to deceive themselves that he had a political future.
Second, he decided to run for president. Three undistinguished terms in the House and a losing campaign for the Senate do not suggest someone who should be given the nuclear codes. O’Rourke might have chosen to run against John Cornyn, Texas’ other senator. He would not have won but he would have embarrassed himself less.
Third, O’Rourke has not given any indication that he loves or even likes a little the country he proposes to govern. This hatred of country is what comes of reading too much Howard Zinn/ His “Peoples History of the United States” has the remarkable supposition that all of American history consists of the struggle of the downtrodden against the ruling class. The thesis is untrue, but nevertheless, the scurrilous book is being taught in high schools and universities across the country.
Fourth, he is going for the illegal immigrant vote. The problem is that, as of yet, illegal immigrants cannot vote. O’Rourke is busily alienating people who do vote by championing lawbreakers. Most Hispanic citizens have a dim view of illegals, by the way.
Beto O’Rourke made his original mistake by assuming the name that he now goes by. His actual name is Robert Francis O’Rourke, as Irish as the day is long. However, in an effort to deceive Hispanic voters in Texas into believing that he is one of them, assumed the name “Beto.” The attempt, added to his criminal record and his tendency to act like a teenager, has hurt his public image.
The question is, how and when does O’Rourke bow out gracefully? He probably lacks the humility to suspend his campaign before Iowa and New Hampshire. So, he has to hope against hope that he will be in the top three of either or both contests, which would give him the excuse to soldier on.
O’Rourke manner of quitting the political battlefield will be predicated on what he wants to do after. He could amuse himself and everyone else by going after Cornyn’s Senate seat. He could try to figure out who is going to win the Democratic nomination, throw his support behind him or her, and hope to get a cabinet position. Or, he could try to become a contributor on one of the cable news networks, CNN or MSNBC of course.
Beto is too old to be a millennial, but he shares certain qualities with that benighted generation. He has a sense of entitlement and a disconnection with the country of his birth. He married a wealthy woman and has rich and powerful relatives, the better to shield him of the consequences of his folly. Perhaps a stinging, embarrassing defeat will impart a lesson that he should have learned before he turned 20. All things in life have to be earned. No one is awesome enough, especially in his own mind, to have things handed to him, especially the presidency of the United States.