Will Beto O’Rourke Become the Next Texas Governor?

| November 22, 2021 | 38 Comments


Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke

The perennial political candidate, “Beto” O’Rourke, has thrown his hat in the ring for the Texas Governorship. The former congressman is Texas’ best-known Democrat, but has a history of political failures including his bids for U.S. Senate and President. The political landscape has changed considerably since he last ran, as well.

He remains steadfast in his 2019 Presidential campaign promise of confiscating commonly owned semiautomatic rifles.

David sends.

‘I still hold this view’: Beto O’Rourke stands firm on 2019 presidential debate ‘We’re gonna take your AR-15, your AK-47’ remarks

Taylor Ardrey

Former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said that he stands behind his “we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47” remark that he made in 2019.

O’Rouke made the comment during a presidential debate in response to a question about advocating a mandatory assault-weapon buyback program, as Insider previously reported.

“If it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield … Hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke said during the presidential debate.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, O’Rouke, who is running for Texas governor, doubled down on his stance: “I still hold this view.”

There is a school of thought that postulates O’Rourke runs for political office not to win the seat, but as a means of employment living off of campaign contributions. There may be something to this, as his other qualifications include skate boarding and punk rock singer.

On the other hand, Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s disapproval rating stands a 48%.

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Thanks, David.

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  1. rgr1480 says:

    “If it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield … ”

    — Springfield Trapdoor 45-70?
    — Springfield ’03?
    — Garand?
    — M1?

    Are those “battlefield killers” also on Beto’s list?

  2. Amateur Historian says:

    In Texas, that anti-gun shtick will not fly too high. As for the possibility he only runs, never expecting to win, for the campaign contributions to live off of, that is expert level slacker/grifter right there. Mostly because the rubes he scams to give him money will more than likely give more to him again.

  3. OldManchu says:

    Nope.

    I’ve been waiting on Slow Joe to send Beta here to take my guns ever since the duo promised in early 2020.

    Ironic that Beto is a skateboarder not unlike Anthony Huber. Maybe he can ride his when he comes down my Texas AO road to start his gun collection…..

  4. Mason says:

    If the Democrats were going to try and find a worse candidate for governor, they’d be hard pressed to find one.

  5. Stacy0311 says:

    Another great statement from Francis was “We don’t need a wall for a problem that doesn’t exist”

    Abbott’s gonna run that quote with a picture of Del Rio.

    Francis is going to make Abortion Barbie’s loss look reasonable

  6. How about bows and arrows which were battlefield weapons

  7. Anonymous says:

    F* no… unless Democrats have Xeroxes and midnight boxes of pre-marked ballots delivery lined up.

    • Deckie says:

      Maybe he’s banking on the illegals being shipped into red states in sufficient numbers in time to be registered to vote.

      Otherwise this douche canoe can and will eat a fat one running with that bullshit on his agenda.

      • Roh-Dog says:

        41% of all population growth since 2017 has been immigration… if the numbers are to be believed.

        Guess what though, I’m afraid they miscalculated the ability of a Free People to show them the door.

        The 14th Amendment can be read a’many of way

    • UpNorth says:

      It’s rumored that the all of the dems stuffed ballot boxes are in a container on a ship that is 79th, or is it 790th, in line to be unloaded. Maybe.
      Perhaps, the container will get dropped overboard?

  8. Tallywhagger says:

    Beto and Preston Bush should get together and start an act, The ReachAround Brothers but, as it were, Preston probably wouldn’t want to be seen with him.

  9. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    He’s never really done anything in his adult life and he’s married into a big money family and yes, I don’t think he has a chance in fell of winning, my bet is he won’t make it past the primaries unless Soros sends big bucks and rigs it for him.

  10. ChipNASA says:

    Beat Off O’Rank.
    No,

  11. Sgt K says:

    Well, he won’t have to worry about coming for my guns. The water skiing party I had with them was kind of a disaster. Pro tip: Guns can’t water ski nor can they swim. Forewarned is forearmed!

  12. Roh-Dog says:

    This idiot and anyone who *thinks* they will disarm the militia is SADLY mistaken. Bet!

    The red pills getting passed out lately have put the ball FIRMLY in the ‘shall not be infringed’ camp.

    10+ million new gun owners since TPTB tried to COnVInce us into believing in chicomm Disease-19 and the Summer of Love 2020.

  13. JTB says:

    This fucking guy,Beta..Reminds of someone that makes a career out of going to College and never gets a job…Always in school for eternity never learning anything…

  14. QMC says:

    I’m surprised Greg Abbott is at 48% disapproval in Texas. Thought he was well liked there.

    • David says:

      His approval rating is about equal. Remember, most of Texas’ biggest cities swing blue constantly: Austin, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, and DFW has been trending more and more so.

      Recent polls, thankfully, show Beto as losing in any combination of candidates.

  15. USMC Steve says:

    There is no Beto O’Rourke. There is a Robert Francis O”Rourke though. Ain’t a bit of hispanic in him. He is mick as they come. Through and through fraud from the git go.

  16. Martinjmpr says:

    Nope, you’re all wrong. This guy is f’in brilliant.

    Think about it: BEING in office is a PITA. You have to show up for work at the same time every day. Everybody and his brother wants something from you. No matter what decision you make, it’s guaranteed that 50% of the people will be mad as hell at what you did. There’s literally nothing you can do that won’t cause people to criticize you. And you have to actually DO stuff.

    By contrast, being a candidate is awesome. You can promise people anything and everything. “Will you take away those AK-57’s?”

    SURE!

    “Will you defend the Right To Bare arms?”

    “Absolutely.”

    “Will you make those EEEVIL corporations pay their ‘fair share?'”

    You betcha!

    “Will I get to keep my tax break?”

    For sure!

    “Can I have a pony?”

    Of course! When I’m elected, Ponies for everybody!

    I mean, it’s a great gig: Run for an office you don’t want, take public positions that mean you won’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting elected, and live off the campaign donations.

    “It’s gold, Jerry! Pure gold!”

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