Friday, September 7, 2018

I just can't see this playing well among voters in his state

I mean, does he feel so strongly that America is fundamentally flawed that it would override a pretty basic political calculation that a lot of folks won't like this one bit?


Bob O'Rourke, Ted Cruz's Irish-American opponent who has culturally appropriated the name Beto to sound hispanic, has been in full defense of protestors taking a knee to the national anthem. Now he's going directly after the American flag.
O'Rourke rented out a Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Navasota, TX to hold a campaign rally. According to VFW Post 4006 Commander Carl Dry, O'Rourke's campaign insisted the VFW Hall take down its American flags.
“I do not normally attend rental events, but I attended Saturday to make sure things ran smoothly,” said Dry, who noted there were only two requests he could not allow at the VFW Post. “They wanted to open the doors (to the Flight Deck Lounge) and I couldn’t allow that and they wanted to take the flags down, I didn’t only say no, I said hell no, you don’t take the flags off the wall. I can’t believe any American would ask us to do that and I don’t know why he wanted them down or what he was going to put up instead.”
Talk about offering your opponent some low-hanging fruit.

17 comments:

  1. A strange chameleon, changes his name to appeal to Hispanics but won't allow the flags at the Legion? I agree, surely Texans aren't gonna go for that en enough masse to give this changeling of a challenger any more power. If he gets it, there might be blood...

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  2. But Wiki says he's been called Beto since kindergarten. Truth is such a slippery beast.

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  3. During the 2018 Senate election, O'Rourke's opponent, Ted Cruz, falsely claimed that O'Rourke sought to legalize heroin.

    "Beto O'Rourke calls on Texas to decriminalize pot, stop arresting so many students". Dallas News. 2018-08-28. Retrieved 2018-08-29.

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  4. He's going to wind up being a Wendy Davis-style hiccup.

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  5. The question is whether the Cruz camp is borrowing from the "wining" Trump/Republican fake news book with this "allegation" of a reportation. Beto's camp denies it:

    "Our campaign absolutely did not request that any flags be removed or taken down from the walls. It is incorrect to say that we did. We have hosted dozens of town halls in VFW posts across the state and always ensure that the flags are prominently and respectfully displayed. As a senior member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, the Vice Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, and the Congressman for one of the largest military communities in the country, Beto is proud to have our flag displayed at events."

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  6. Lyin' Ted is also accused of taking Beto's statements out of context.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2018/09/05/ted-cruz-beto-orourke-flag-burning-context/

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  7. Ted ain't no Trump so he might not get away with fake news flung at his opponent.

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  8. "The takeaway here is that political figures are being insultingly obvious about lying to potential voters. It’s lazy, but people will still believe it and outright ignore the evidence. There’s always been an element of twisting the facts in political elections—there’s a clear origin for this new level of fabrication, though, and it’s an easy guess. Trump’s calls of fake news open the door to propaganda like this. Cruz didn’t even have the courtesy to use a deepfake—at least that’s a new, sophisticated technology. Apparently, that level of deception isn’t necessary for his constituents."

    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/09/ted-cruz-discovers-video-editing.html

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  9. Ted Cruz doesn't intentionally lie about anyone.

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  10. OK, gotcha. O'Rourke's camp is lying then when they say they didn't ask to have the flags removed and Beto wants to legalize heroin and thinks flag burning is OK and that's that.

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  11. Here is a pic from a year ago in the Killean Daily Tribune of Beto at the American Legion. Note object very similar to an American flag to his right. But that was then. This is now and Truthful Ted and his Lyin Crew say he asked to have the flags removed. http://kdhnews.com/news/politics/sen-ted-cruz-opponent-campaigns-in-killeen/article_fb06227c-879e-11e7-8450-8f5ab43992d9.html

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  12. This goes back to Carl Dry of the Legion post, who says a young lady with the O'Rourke campaign asked to have the flags taken down. It seems stuck on a he said-she said level. I rather doubt it's the main talking points for either campaign on the trail today.

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  13. But the idea that this somehow says something about Ted Cruz's personal integrity is laughable.

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  14. Just using that well known moniker granted by the man who did be President.

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  15. So before it was a great trashing point and now it's nothing but hoped-for damage done. That's what negative campaigns are all about.

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  16. Yup. Politics is a bloody business.

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  17. Hindsight begins 8 short weeks from today when we shall see how money, strategies and ideologies play out (likely in that order too). See ya at the potential post-mortem for Cruz.

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