Beto O’Rourke is the worst candidate for Texas politics. He championed taking away guns from Americans and assisted Democrats in their escapade of refusing to vote in the Texas special session put on by Texas Governor Greg Abbott over voting security. None of the measures in the vote were discriminatory, racist, or biased whatsoever. Surprisingly Willie Nelson helped them as well. Who would have known?
Now, O’Rourke is back in the political game, and he’s not letting President Joe Biden help him out. Biden can’t even help himself, much less another candidate or the country. O’Rourke said that it’s not about “anyone from outside of our state,” but to be fair, nobody wants Biden’s help. His approval rating is slipping so far down that he’s not going to be a help but a hindrance.
Dana Bash asked O’Rourke, “You campaigned for Joe Biden in 2020 after your presidential run came to an end. A recent poll shows that just 35% of Texans approve of his performance. Would you like the president to come and campaign with you?”
O’Rourke responded, “This campaign in Texas is not going to be about Joe Biden. It’s not going to be about Donald Trump. It’s not going to be about anyone from outside of our state. It is going to be about the people of Texas and what the people of Texas want.” That sounds halfway respectable, but O’Rourke is undoubtedly making a political move with the statement. He knows that Biden is highly unpopular in Texas and is almost certainly going to get other politicians from across the country to campaign with him.
Trump won Texas by over 600,00 votes, 5,890,347 to 5,259,126, making it a 52.1% win over Biden’s 46.5%. It was much closer than in 2016 when Trump beat Hillary Clinton 52.5% to 43.5%. Trump won by almost 1 million votes in that election, and the third party choice had a lot more votes in 2016 at 4% total of the vote versus the third party in 2020, receiving 1.4% of the vote.
The fear of Democrats moving to Texas and changing politics was real for the 2020 election. Still, O’Rourke’s gubernatorial race isn’t going to be anything like that. People have seen that Democrats are way off the mark from where they were before, and their politics ruin this country. Biden may seem like an outlier, but he represents the Democratic party. He can’t express it because of his massive cognitive decline.
“I told you, they want the big things, like jobs, great schools, and making sure everyone can see a doctor, but they also want to see more confidence in their government.”
Let’s break that down.
Texans, as well as everyone, want the big things. The only party threatening those big things right now are the Democrats. Biden’s attempt at Covid-19 vaccine mandates have threatened jobs across the country, and that terrifies people, and it should. Schools are beginning to look the same as California begins its Covid-19 vaccine mandate for schools. They can’t do that at the current rate that the courts have been against the mandate, but the attempt is frightening. And, with the “confidence in their government,” Biden’s approval rating is below 40%. The lack of confidence isn’t for the Republicans.
O’Rourke also noted that the electric grid failure last year was a big issue that Texas Governor Greg Abbott didn’t fix. There’s at least progress as Abbott signed Senate Bills 2 and 3, directly related to the electric grid.
Good try, O’Rourke. Make sure you take Colion Noir up on his debate acceptance and think twice about challenging others.