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CLIMATE SCARE FLASHBACK: Jimmy Carter Predicts We Run Out of Oil By 2011

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We still have oil, Jimmy.

Whether it is that we are going to run out of oil or that we should have already been buried underwater, it seems that all of these dire predictions never come true.

I love to go back and find these nuggets and chuckle.

As I wrote last week here at Red State about how Leonard Nimoy from Star Trek fame said another ice age was coming and we were all going to die…

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The 39th President of the United States, back while he was running for the job in 1976, made a dire prediction about when we were going to run out of oil at a debate with President Ford on September 23, 1976.

Let’s go to the tape…

We need to have, a realization that we’ve got about 35 years left of oil in the whole world, we’re gonna run out of oil.

This statement was not challenged but just accepted by the moderator and the general press. For those who don’t recall — the United States was coming off the early 70’s embargo of oil from the middle east that caused long waits for fuel. That Carter would say this with no back up was just simply a scare tactic.

Much like the people who are saying that today we have 12 or fewer years to live unless we pass some idiotic legislation that is just a massive wealth transfer.

So if you think that some bill signed in Washington D.C. is going to save the climate and your life you need to do some more research on how long this scam has been playing on a rewind loop. A former President of the United States said the world would be out of oil in 2011 and yet here we are in 2019 still bathing in it at really low prices also.

How about that?

 

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Ted Cruz Dunks on LeBron James for Kissing Up to “Communists, Tyrants,” and “Murderers” of China

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Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz took shot verbal shots at NBA player LeBron James after the star basketball player sided with China in its anger toward those in the NBA who would speak out against it.

According to TMZ, Cruz took aim at LeBron’s concern for money and sponsorship dollars, specifically from Nike, and said he understands the need to keep your income, but that siding with murderous tyrants isn’t the look he should be going for.

“I got to say, LeBron James, he’s a hell of a player, but it sure seems his comments were more interested in money and making bucks and I get it,” said Cruz. “Nike is a big sponsor of his and he makes a whole lot of money, but kissing up to Chinese communists and tyrants and apologizing for murderers, that’s not a good look for the NBA.”

Cruz said he didn’t mind athletes speaking out on politics, but when they speak out in ignorance and end up defending tyrants, that’s when he begins to have a problem. He went on to defend  Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet about standing with Hong Kong.

Cruz encouraged LeBron to educate himself about the Chinese government’s past of oppressing and persecuting their own people, and those of other countries.

“I would encourage LeBron to learn a little bit about the people of Tibet, learn a little bit about Falun Gong, the religious persecution and the torture and the horrific human rights abuses that occur in China,” he said.

Cruz said that doing business with China is one thing, but capitulating to their rules and ways isn’t the way to go.

“Now, that doesn’t mean we should never do business with China,” he added, “but we don’t need to adopt their values. We don’t need to embrace censorship and propaganda — and sadly that’s what the Chinese government wants the NBA to do.”

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Ted Cruz Goes Up Against Trump’s Call for China to Investigate the Bidens: ‘Foreign Governments Should Stay Out’

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[Screenshot from Face the Nation, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICke5cvgbOY]

 

On Sunday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had critical words for Donald Trump over his call for a Chinese investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden.

Earlier in the month, the President suggested, “China should start an investigation into the Bidens.”

From Fox News:

[Trump] said he hadn’t previously asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to investigate the former vice president and his son Hunter, but it’s “certainly something we could start thinking about.”

On CBS program Face the Nation, Ted was asked if the idea was kosher.

The senator was clear:

“Of course not. Elections in the U.S. should be decided by Americans, and it’s not the business of foreign countries, any foreign countries, to be interfering in our elections.”


Many in the GOP have downplayed the Commander-in-Chief’s remarks, but Ted shot straight — he sees it all as electoral interference.

He reiterated:

“[F]oreign countries should stay out of [U.S. elections]. That’s true for Russia, that’s true for Ukraine, that’s true for China, that’s true for all of them. It should be the American people deciding elections.”

Nevertheless, Donald’s keeping the fires burning:

Ted’s less than impressed by Trump’s international comments on the Bidens, but he’s open to the Justice Department doing its job:

“I have long advocated that the Justice Department should enforce the law, should investigate corruption, should investigate violations of law, regardless of party. … If there’s credible evidence of a violation of law, yes, they should investigate. And I’ll tell you what I have called for: I think President Trump wisely released the transcript of his conversation with the Ukrainian government. I think that was good, because a lot of what the Democrats had been raising, alleging an illegal quid pro quo, was not, in fact, backed up by the transcript. But I think, actually, the administration should do the exact same thing for Joe Biden — that it should release the transcripts of Joe Biden’s conversations with Ukraine — use the same standard for President Trump and Joe Biden, and let the American people read the transcripts and decide.”

-ALEX

 

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Beto’s Problems are Exclusively Financial, so He Needs You to Send Him $2 Million – Pronto

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor convention, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

 

 

On Friday, Beto O’Rourke revealed his third quarter campaign take: $4.5 million.

That was nearly a cool mil more than quarter 2.

Still, his Democratic adversaries raised more.

O’Rourke took to the webwaves for an urgent plea: Send money, pronto.

He needs this “breakthrough.” STOP.  Send cash. STOP. Blessings await. STOP.

Or maybe just stop?

No way — the punk rocker expressed optimism about the campaign’s “wonderful trajectory” and expectations of snagging California, Nevada, and Texas for the nomination.

He’s got a “path”:

“We have a path to the nomination — and through that, a path to the presidency — but at this moment we’ve got to break through. So, I need everyone’s help, doing everything that they can…to make sure that you make this commitment now. There is no later moment to do it. It must happen now if we’re going to make the most of this moment, of the momentum that we have, of this wonderful trajectory that we’re on.”

Back to that 4.5, in his race against Ted Cruz, Beto broke the record for contributions in a single quarter, making the books with $38.1 million.

Ted — who won — only raised 12, but that was still the third-highest senate fundraising for that quarter.

I’m no mathematician, but perhaps Beto’s problem isn’t cashflow.

Then again, what do I know? So he needs $2 million over the next six weeks.

“If we’re going to take this campaign to the next level and move up in the standings, we are going to need your help right now. I often say this is a critical moment for the country, and now it’s a critical moment for the campaign too.”

He’s ready to let people know him:

“We believe we have the right message. But we need a monumental amount of money this month to make sure we get on that debate stage in November, reach out to folks who don’t know us yet, pay for our ads, grow our organizing team, and all the other ingredients we need to get right so we can win this thing.”

I’m just spitballing here, but it may be that folks already know about him, and that’s why he’s at 2% — they know he’s the millionaire inheritor who’s going to seek and destroy privileged wealth (here), he’s the one who said anything less than him isn’t good enough for the country (here), he’s the guy who blamed them and their lives of “excesses” for illegal immigration and starving Central Americans (here), he’s the guy who tried to show he was like them by conspicuously changing a tire without a speck of sweat or grease and his shirt tucked in (here), and he’s the thief who’s literally promised — complete with T-shirts — to steal their hunting rifles just ’cause (here). And if he doesn’t know those are hunting rifles (here), then he’s the guy who’s too inept to find out about the very thing he’s willing to forcibly take from millions of Americans’ homes.

And, as reported by the Catholic News Agency, he’s also this guy:

On Thursday night, during and Equality Townhall hosted and broadcast on CNN, Robert Francis O’Rourke, a former congressman, was asked by CNN anchor Don Lemon if he thought that “religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage?”

O’Rourke answered “yes,” and after applause and cheers from the crowd, added, “there can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us. And so, as president, we’re going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.”

Nevertheless, he insists he’s the only “candidate in this field who can compete in blue states and in red states…”

Beto’s ready to fulfill his promises.

And all he needs is $1 million for each percentage point in the polls.

He inherited millions of dollars; he married into half a billion dollars; and he raised over $40 million for a campaign that never got there. But he needs you to send him $2 mil so he can steal from you.

Politics is a very strange place.

But it looks to be good work if you can get it.

-ALEX

 

 

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Bipartisan consensus: Shame on the NBA for selling out democracy to China

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Talk about taking the easy lay-up. This starts with a tweet from Houtson Rockets general manager Daryl Morey expressing support for democracy in Hong Kong, which in the US would hardly seem notable, let alone objectionable. In China, however, the government turned it into an international incident — and the NBA dribbled all over itself to re-ingratiate themselves to Beijing:

The NBA said it hopes the league can help to unify people and cultural divides while maintaining an openness to a flow of ideas when it weighed in on the controversy Sunday night. Fostering strong relationships with China has been a priority of the league for at least three decades. The NBA has a China office and just announced plans to add a gaming team in Shanghai to the NBA 2K League, and officials in both countries say as many as 500 million Chinese fans watched at least one NBA game last season.

“We recognize that the views expressed by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable,” the NBA said in a statement. “While Daryl has made it clear that his tweet does not represent the Rockets or the NBA, the values of the league support individuals’ educating themselves and sharing their views on matters important to them.”

China’s official basketball association, headed by Hall of Famer and Rockets great Yao Ming, said it would suspend cooperation with the team, calling Morey’s tweet “improper remarks regarding Hong Kong” to which it expressed its “strong opposition.” Chinese state television and Tencent — a major media partner with ESPN and the NBA in China, with a streaming deal that is worth $1.5 billion total over the next five years — then said they would not be showing Rockets games.

“We have great respect for the history and culture of China,” the NBA said in its statement, “and hope that sports and the NBA can be used as a unifying force to bridge cultural divides and bring people together.”

Morey also tried to walk it back with a pair of later tweets:

Before that, his owner and players threw him under the bus, which as the Los Angeles Times notes seems pretty … awkward:

Speaking at a practice in Tokyo on Monday, Rockets’ star James Harden was contrite as he spoke standing with teammate Russell Westbrook.

”We apologize,” Harden said. “You know, we love China, we love playing there. For both of us individually, we go there once or twice a year. They show us the most important love. We appreciate them as a fan base. We love everything there about them and we appreciate the support that they give us individually and as organization.” …

Earlier, Fertitta attempted to distance the team from Morey’s tweet with a Twitter post of his own: “Listen.(at)darylmorey does NOT speak for the (at)HoustonRockets. Our presence in Tokyo is all about the promotion of the (at)NBA internationally and we are NOT a political organization.”

The timing of this is particularly awkward for the NBA, whose players have often been outspoken on social issues in the United States.

Wait — the league is “NOT a political organization”? That might be news to NBA fans, who undoubtedly are waiting with bated breath for players’ next lecture on “social issues.” What’s more important than democracy and self-determination? Either be a political organization or don’t be, but don’t pose as social scolds while selling out to an oppressive regime for the megabucks. Come on, man.

Unsurprisingly, politicians took this opportunity to scold the NBA and its players for selling out to China. Only slightly more surprisingly was the bipartisan consensus against the NBA. Ted Cruz got the ball rolling, so to speak, but it didn’t take long for Beto O’Rourke, Julián Castro, John Cornyn, Ben Sasse, and more to sign up for the Basketball Battle:

Sure seems that money’s the most important thing, although this does prompt a question. Why is the NBA more worried about offending China with some random political opinion by one of its employees than it worries about offending US fans over others? Must be the amount of money involved. That’s something for US fans to consider, too. Maybe if the league’s hypocrisy and greed is offensive enough, US fans might start treating them like China does … and do the same with the NFL, MLB, NHL, and so on.

Anyway, congratulations to both the NBA and China, for that matter. You’ve managed to blow an offhand tweet into more reasons for people to get disgusted with your business models, albeit for different reasons. Anyone want to guess how long it will take for the Houston Rockets and the NBA to make it worse by firing Morey in order to make China happy again? Over/under: he’ll join Jay Gruden on the unemployment line by the end of the day.

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Never Trumper Bill Kristol Tried to Zing Ted Cruz on “Impeachment Circus” Comments and It Did Not Go Well

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Sen. Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News last week two days after the White House authorized the release of the Trump/Zelensky phone call transcript, and three days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi publicly declared an impeachment inquiry would soon be underway.

Naturally, the focus of Cruz’s interview was on whether or not he felt there was quid pro quo on the call and if he believed President Trump committed any impeachable offenses on the call.

Here’s what Cruz said:

“Washington is always a circus, but this is three rings with all the clowns and it’s nuts right now.” Cruz also had a hilarious analogy describing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pushed by leftists in her party, announcing Democrats would pursue impeachment proceedings. Cruz quipped, “Watching her, it almost reminded me of a hostage video; she was blinking SOS.”
[…]
“And it’s driven at the end of the day — Congressional Democrats are angry. They’re angry about the 2016 election and ultimately they’re angry at the voters. They’re angry that the voters elected President Trump. All of this, from day one, from day one they have been wanting to get this president out of office, and as a result they’re not doing the job.”

Cruz’s comments didn’t sit well with the Never Trumpers at the Bulwark, including editor-at-large Bill Kristol. He tweeted out a link to a recent Bulwark piece with a quote critical about how Cruz had decided after just two weeks that the impeachment push was a “circus” even though in the past he (allegedly) was not so quick to dismiss the idea when it came to impeaching President Obama:

Cruz saw Kristol’s tweet and leveled him, noting that House Democrats had a history of showing support for impeaching Trump over non-impeachable offenses, like they did in response to his criticism of The Squad from over the summer:

Kristol, of course, didn’t respond.

Here are some inconvenient facts for Never Trumpers:

Democrats (and the mainstream media) have been laser-focused on impeaching Trump since well-before he was even elected. They ramped up the talk before he was even inaugurated, and Rep. Maxine Waters made the call for impeachment official during the Trump presidency barely two weeks after he’d taken office.

The impeachment efforts against Trump have been sham efforts at ousting him from the Oval Office because of political disagreements and because he disrupted what was to be the coronation of Queen Hillary in 2016.

Cruz is right to be skeptical right off of any efforts Democrats put forth to impeach Trump, no matter what kind of whataboutism games Kristol and the rest of the crew at Bulwark decide to play on any given day.

Related–>> Cocaine Mitch To Dems: Impeachment Is Not A Tool To Be Used For “Relitigating” Elections You Lost

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The Best Among Us Shut Down 22 Intersections in D.C. and Chain Themselves to an Ark to Fight Climate Change

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It’s an error of calculation.

What if I said, “I want everyone to really consider the damage being done to our cities by littering; I think I’ll paint that on my body and roller skate nekkid through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while blowing a bugle.”

Would I be reminding people not to trash the joint, or would I just be making them think I’m in great need of being fitted for a jacket with dysfunctional sleeves?

In reality, perhaps whenever thereafter a witness to my protest threw their sandwich wrapper on the ground, they’d recall, “Oh, yeah — remember that mentally ill bugler?”

But for some reason, there are hundreds if not thousands of people walking around in public who’d think my nude musical procession might save the planet.

And some of those revolutionaries were in Washington, D.C. Monday to rescue the world from climate change.

The way those giants of justice saved us all: They shut down at least 22 intersections during their fellow Americans’ morning commute.

Something tells me we may still be in peril.

But if you’re of a different mind, watch humanity be ripped from the clutches of imminent death:

Despite white privilege, even the black people got saved. And their blood pressure checked:

How to shut down a pipeline:

Good to see Greenpeace was on it. Those combatants against calamity similarly emancipated us from the shackles of a dismal fate by hanging from a bridge recently and costing the city of Houston millions of dollars:

I covered that profound act of rescue here:

Ahead of the city’s impending Democratic presidential primary, about a dozen activists suspended themselves from the Fred Hartman Bridge in order to fight the use of fossil fuels.

As a further means of really sockin’ it to modernity, the difference-making dingleberries held yellow and red flags.

In D.C., the knights of congestion also brandished red signs that read, “Capitalism is Killing the Planet.”

I have to wonder if anyone involved knew the actual meaning of “capitalism” — that would be, simply, a system based on a free-market economy in which an individual may own his or her own business.

Perhaps they were too busy preserving the universe to worry about things as meaningless as the definitions of words.

And just in case their work wasn’t enough to completely snatch us from the jaws of tragic incineration, they did the one thing we know is the show-stopping guarantee our world will be saved:

They chained themselves to a yellow boat in the middle of the street:

Thank God for heroes.

If you happen to be nearby and can still participate, please: Drop your drawers, pull out your bugle and blow it.

-ALEX

 

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Ted Cruz Humorously Zings Politifact With Nixon Gif After They ‘Fact Check’ His Claim They Are Owned by DNC

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In the aftermath of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s “Hell yes” comments at last Thursday’s Democratic debate on the issue of his gun confiscation plan, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took Politifact to task on the Twitter machine for a fact check they did on him during their Senate race last year.

Here’s what Cruz wrote last Friday:

In a nutshell, in March 2018 Politifact rated as “false” a claim made in a song Cruz debuted the night of the Texas primaries which asserted that Beto “wants to take our guns”:

O’Rourke backs a ban on the future sale and possession of about 200 kinds of guns including AR-15-style rifles. But the legislation he’s cosponsoring doesn’t provide for officials to take any guns held lawfully at the time the measure becomes law.

We rate this Cruz claim False.

Fast forward to this week, where Politifact didn’t take too kindly to Cruz questioning their supposed impartiality. So of course they decided to fact check him in an effort to clear the air:

O’Rourke’s position may have changed, but that doesn’t affect the rating of our 2018 fact-check. We rate statements based on the information known at the time the statement is made.
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Cruz also inaccurately called PolitiFact a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic National Committee. PolitiFact is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom that fact-checks Democrats and Republicans alike. PolitiFact Texas is run in partnership with the Austin American-Statesman, a daily newspaper. The same week Cruz called PolitiFact part of the DNC, several Democratic campaigns publicly complained that fact-checkers were giving unfair scrutiny to Democratic messaging and candidate comments.

PolitiFact seeks to present true facts, unaffected by agenda or biases. The reason we publish findings is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy.

Unsurprisingly, Cruz is not backing down and has posted several more tweets since then calling their “independent” status into question:

Cruz’s whole point back when he debuted the song and now is that the slow erosion of 2nd Amendment rights is all part of a ‘step-by-step process” by Democrats to eventually take your guns away, as Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) explained last week:

“When you really understand what the endgame of the left is, it’s literally mandatory buybacks or as I call it: confiscation. This is a step-by-step process for them,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told The Hill Thursday when asked about the debate over expanded background checks for firearms sales.

Not only that, but Politifact has absolutely blown it on a number of rulings they’ve posted just this year alone on claims made by and about Democrats. It doesn’t matter that they occasionally rule against the left – because the exception is not the rule here. On balance, they rule far more often in favor of Democrats than they do Republicans, and it’s not because Democrats are “more honest” than Republicans.

Lastly, Politifact really has no one else to blame but themselves for the belief they are owned by the DNC when you consider how they badly bungled their initial ruling on President Obama’s claim of “if you like your health insurance plan you can keep it.” They ended up backtracking and turning that one into their “Lie of the Year” in 2013.

Again, they’ve brought this on themselves.

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Ted Cruz Hilariously Points Out a Major Problem with California’s New Iowa Travel Ban

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Last Friday, California continued its intolerance of other states having politics different than its own.

Following Iowa’s failure to bill taxpayers for gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid, Attorney General Xavier Becerra made the “Land Where the Tall Corn Grows” the 11th state on California’s travel ban list.

I thought Democrats are against travel bans?

Anyway, state employees are now prohibited from traveling to nearly a quarter of the United States on the citizenry’s dime.

Actually, that doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

But — as pointed out by Ted Cruz — for 2020 Democrat hopeful Kamala Harris, it ain’t so good.

Ladies and gentleman, note the political footshot:

The Daily Wire observes that Iowa hosts “the first nominating contest in the Democratic Party presidential primaries.”

It’s interesting how the same legislation can be framed so differently. This was Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’s description of House File 766:

“This narrow provision simply clarifies that Iowa’s Civil Rights Act does not require taxpayer dollars to pay for sex reassignment and other similar surgeries. This returns us to what had been the state’s position for years.”

Contrast that with AG Xavier’s sum-up:

“The Iowa Legislature has reversed course on what was settled law under the Iowa Civil Rights Act, repealing protections for those seeking gender-affirming healthcare. California has taken an unambiguous stand against discrimination and government actions that would enable it. That’s why my office is adding Iowa to the list of states subject to state-funded or sponsored travel restrictions.”

Shouldn’t the Left Coast state help one of its own? Kamala could use it.

More from The Daily Wire:

Harris has enough troubles of her own without being banned from traveling to Iowa; her poll numbers plunged right after Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slammed her at a Democratic presidential debate and haven’t recovered; she’s hovering at a puny 6.2% in the RealClearPolitics average.

Oh, well.

As for the Medicaid regulation, at least one Twitter user gave Iowa’s governor a high-five, and she even provided her street cred:

-ALEX

 

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Crushes Beto – the ‘Radical Looney’ Will ‘Never be a Threat to Texas Politics Again’

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If someone were particularly critical of Beto O’Rourke, and if they were intent upon expressing it, they may say something similar to, “The painfully clueless goofball seemingly unaware of how to come across like a normal person has made a complete fool of himself over and over and over.”

The may also provide examples such as…

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But they might not.

Either way, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had something to say Tuesday about the anti-privileged-millionaire privileged millionaire.

Following Beto’s most recent move — a promise to steal America’s most popular hunting rifle from its citizens — Dan released a statement:

“When I heard Beto’s now infamous statement in the debate last week – ‘hell yes we are going to take your AR-15’s and your AK-47’s…’ My first thought was, thank God he lost to Ted Cruz. Because the Texas press never asked him any serious questions in that race, it wasn’t clear until now what a radical left-winger he is – the most radical of all the looney leftists and socialists currently running for president.”

Looney!

In Dan’s view, Beto’s idioted his way right out of politics:

“My second thought was he will never be a threat to Texas politics again. He’s stuck in tiny single digits in the polls, so he’s not going to be president, but now the Democrats can’t even put him on the ticket with the hope that he will help win Texas. He’s a gun confiscator – he’s done in our state.”

That sounds about right — Texans aren’t known for their desire to have their firearms stolen by a guy who plays punk rock in a sheep mask and white onesie:

Yeah — that ain’t Texas.

How can someone be so breathtakingly tone deaf?

Perhaps his race against Ted served to embolden his more rock ‘n’ roll sensibilities — he came within striking distance of Ted’s victory.

Or maybe, as former Republican Govern John Sununu recently asserted, it’s merely the rashness of despair:

“He really is desperate at this point and will say just about anything to get a headline.”

Hence, you get these:

Dan dug into Beto’s fashion line:

“Now he’s selling T-shirts with his ‘hell yes’ statement – another flailing attempt to hide his naked ambition and distract from his doomed campaign.”

Dang!

“Beto says he has talked to people in Texas who own AR-15s and they support his confiscation plan – so he found some liberal who agrees with him. It’s a big state, but the people I talk to don’t want to give up their guns. They know it is the evil intentions of a shooter, not the gun that is a threat to our safety.”

The lieutenant governor also pointed out something I haven’t seen much mentioned, which is — I think — a profound point: The term “buyback” is nonsensical.

“I will never support banning the AR-15s, AK-47s, or a phony buyback program – the government can’t buy back something they have never owned.”

Beto’s idea of government, so far as Dan is concerned, is exceedingly turdish:

“This is what our Second Amendment rights are about — making sure the government can never take away our guns.”

Will Beto ride it out into 2020? How much longer do you expect him to stay in the race? I wanna hear from you in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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