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Cruz gets culturally-appropriated opponent
« on: April 01, 2017, 01:47:34 AM »
First, this from the Free Beacon....

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Democratic Congressman Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke, an Irish-American who adopted the Mexican nickname during his childhood in Texas, officially announced on Friday that he will run for U.S. Senate in 2018 against Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas).

O'Rourke, 44 years old, is the son of Patrick Francis "Pat" O'Rourke, an El Paso judge whose family immigrated to the United States from Ireland three generations earlier. It was in El Paso that the young Robert began going by "Beto," a common nickname in Mexico for people named Roberto.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/meet-irish-american-going-mexican-nickname-challenging-ted-cruz/

It gets worse.

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The Mexican nickname came in handy in 2012 when O'Rourke decided to challenge eight-term incumbent Democrat Silvestre Reyes in a congressional district that is 75 percent Mexican and just 2 percent Irish.

O'Rourke won and has since legislated under the belief that he is the representative for both the people of El Paso and neighbor across the U.S. border, Juarez, arguing that it is his responsibility to look after the interests of the Mexican city.

"In my role as a representative for El Paso, I've got to take into account what's going on in Juarez," O'Rourke told Buzzfeed in 2014.

A year earlier, O'Rourke told Reason that he thinks the United States should "open up the border" with Mexico between El Paso and Juarez. He has stated that there is no border crisis.

O'Rourke has discounted safety concerns in Juarez—one of the most deadly cities in the world—and complained about State Department warnings about traveling to the Mexican city.

What a choice! Our Representative from Juarez...or that Canadian-born, all-American whom old "Beto" is running against. You know who I mean --- eh?

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Texas Dem enters race to challenge Cruz in 2018
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 07:33:36 AM »
He young, he's an outsider and he's a Latino.  I'm still waiting for Castro to enter as well.

Texas Dem enters race to challenge Cruz in 2018


Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) on Friday officially jumped into the race to take on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in 2018.

O’Rourke is the first announced Democrat running to unseat Cruz in what will be a steep uphill battle in a reliably red state. The Texas Democrat has been crisscrossing the state over the past four months gauging support for a statewide bid.

He made Friday’s announcement from his hometown of El Paso, which he has represented in Congress since 2013.

Before he can take on Cruz, O’Rourke will need to win the Democratic primary. Fellow Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro (D), a rising star in the party, is still considering a bid. His political director said he will make a decision "in the coming weeks."

Any Democrat who emerges faces a tough fight to unseat Cruz. No Democrat has won a Senate election in Texas since 1988. And while Cruz has irked those within his party, he's been able to expand his national profile and donor base after unsuccessfully running for the GOP presidential nomination.

As O’Rourke entered the race, he quickly garnered an endorsement from a national progressive group. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) sent out a fundraising email to its 1 million members nationwide and nearly 50,000 in Texas in support of O’Rourke.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/326678-texas-dem-enters-race-to-challenge-cruz-in-2018
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Re: Texas Dem enters race to challenge Cruz in 2018
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 07:43:27 AM »
He young, he's an outsider and he's a Latino.  I'm still waiting for Castro to enter as well.

Texas Dem enters race to challenge Cruz in 2018


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As O’Rourke entered the race, he quickly garnered an endorsement from a national progressive group. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) sent out a fundraising email to its 1 million members nationwide and nearly 50,000 in Texas in support of O’Rourke.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/326678-texas-dem-enters-race-to-challenge-cruz-in-2018

Seems unlikely he has a chance.

But really. I still don't understand this regardless of party. Should a candidate that represents a state get funds nationwide to support his campaign? May as well send some requests to Russia. This is so broken.

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Re: Texas Dem enters race to challenge Cruz in 2018
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 07:47:52 AM »
He young, he's an outsider and he's a Latino.  I'm still waiting for Castro to enter as well.

Texas Dem enters race to challenge Cruz in 2018
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Not in a million years.
http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/news-board/cruz-gets-culturally-appropriated-opponent/msg332542/#new
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Re: Texas Dem enters race to challenge Cruz in 2018
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 08:23:48 AM »
Walks, merge into quillers? Thanks
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Re: Texas Dem enters race to challenge Cruz in 2018
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 01:27:48 PM »
Seems unlikely he has a chance.

But really. I still don't understand this regardless of party. Should a candidate that represents a state get funds nationwide to support his campaign? May as well send some requests to Russia. This is so broken.
Weel, I'm sure he will get all the dim votes in Texas,       both of them,     might be up to three now.

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Re: Cruz gets culturally-appropriated opponent
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 05:33:36 AM »
This guy Beto can be Fauxcahontas' running mate when she runs for President.
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Re: Cruz gets culturally-appropriated opponent
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 05:44:28 AM »
A year earlier, O'Rourke told Reason that he thinks the United States should "open up the border" with Mexico between El Paso and Juarez. He has stated that there is no border crisis.

O'Rourke has discounted safety concerns in Juarez—one of the most deadly cities in the world—and complained about State Department warnings about traveling to the Mexican city.

Maybe we should open up the border—and send someone like General Black Jack Pershing across it to clean up the place.
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Re: Cruz gets culturally-appropriated opponent
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2017, 06:27:30 PM »
Democratic Congressman Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke, an Irish-American who adopted the Mexican nickname during his childhood in Texas, officially announced on Friday that he will run for U.S. Senate in 2018 against Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas).
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A year earlier, O'Rourke told Reason that he thinks the United States should "open up the border" with Mexico between El Paso and Juarez. He has stated that there is no border crisis.

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“We feel there are not the conditions of either justice or security to practice journalism,” Oscar Cantú, director of the newspaper Norte de Ciudad Juarez told CNSNews.com.

Under a bold headline “ADIOS!” the newspaper announced last Sunday’s edition would be its last. Its website will also be closed.

The media outlet served readers in Ciudad Juarez, located in the state of Chihuahua on the border with El Paso, Texas.

http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/political-discussion-and-debate/violence-in-mexico-is-out-of-control-say-experts-after-journalist-priest-kill/
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Re: Cruz gets culturally-appropriated opponent
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 08:13:37 PM »
The democrats haven't learned their lesson. Identity politics destroyed them and now they are doubling down.
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