Attacks from the Left

It’s All Over for O’Rourke

A campaign that started out strong with comparisons to Bobby Kennedy, has now bit the dust.

Former Texas Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke, announced Friday that he is withdrawing from the 2020 presidential race, telling supporters, “it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully.”

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O’Rourke entered the race in March to great fanfare, after nearly defeating Texas incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterms, but, he has struggled to gain traction in the massive Democratic primary field.

“My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee,” O’Rourke wrote in an online post. “Acknowledging this now is in the best interests of those in the campaign; it is in the best interests of this party as we seek to unify around a nominee; and it is in the best interests of the country.”

O’Rourke was in Iowa, ahead of a planned appearance at an event in Des Moines, when he announced his exit from the race. After the news broke, an emotional O’Rourke addressed a group of supporters. “This has been the honor of my lifetime,” he told them. “I love you all and I know that I’ll be seeing you down the road.”

An O’Rourke spokesperson has confirmed to the press that he has ruled out running for the Senate next year, when Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is up for re-election.

O’Rourke sought to make gun control a top issue in his campaign, most notably after the Aug. 3 mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso. He went so far as to embrace the confiscation of certain firearms, memorably saying in a September debate, “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15.”

The 47-year-old O’Rourke was urged to run for president by many Democrats who were energized by last year’s narrow Senate in reliably Republican Texas. He raised an astonishing amount of money from small donors across the country, visited every county in the Lone Star State and used social media and livestreaming video to engage directly with voters. He ultimately lost to Cruz by a mere three percentage points.

But O’Rourke struggled to replicate that model in the presidential primary and both his polling and his fundraising had dwindled significantly in recent months.

President Trump reacted to the news by tweeting Friday, “Oh no, Beto just dropped out of race for President despite him saying he was ‘born for this.’ I don’t think so!”

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  • Biggie Blue
    4 November 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    Ok so the idiot that doesn’t understand that it is not the gun that has killed anyone, ever, it is always the individual behind the trigger, that needs treatment for their own mental health (goes for thugs, criminals, and just plain stupid people). So now perhaps we can focus on getting these sick people some help! Perhaps getting back to family Values and Principles would be a start! Getting back to what made our country Great with sound Christian Values, In God We Trust, sure is better than do and act however you want.

    Oh by the way you don’t have to be a Christian to hold religious values as most religions have a sound foundation about how one should live, time to put God, Jehova, Yawya, Buddha, etc. back in our lives and start accepting that we are all different, and it is not only OK to accept others with their differences, but to embrace it. Trust me that is what true diversity is all about, Love thy neighbor and it will make us all stronger and better for it!

  • Ronnie
    4 November 2019 at 7:34 pm
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    JUST BEAT…IT.. He was just another Lobotomized Lemming Lefty Liberal LUNATICS …. That wishes to protect ILLEGALS while he & the rest takes OUR GUNS AWAY , & we are left DEFENSELESS… which sits, oh so very well with these ANTI-AMERICAN A-HOLES. TRUMP’s VISION for AMERICA is 2020 ..while the SOCIALIST COMMUNIST LEFT is TOTALLY BLINDED by their HATRED for the GREATEST PRESIDENT of ALL TIMES …DONALD JOHN TRUMP…. MAY GOD BLESS HIM & KEEP HIM WELL.

  • CLIFF
    4 November 2019 at 9:41 pm
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    NOW,THE”WANNABE MEXICAN”,CAN MOVE TO MEXICO AND STAY THERE.

  • Tom
    5 November 2019 at 4:23 am
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    Yeah, but NOW he’s free to wreak havoc in Texas, along with EVERY “Commiefornia Contaminant”.

  • Rodger Shull
    5 November 2019 at 10:37 am
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    Well it is about DAMN TIME, adios and don,t let the door smack you where the GOOD LORD CRACKED you, don,t come back, go back under your rock. and stay there.

  • Joanna Ishee
    5 November 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    Democrats are just jealous of the president’s success and they are filled with hatred and want to find anything they can do to stop him. Thus their search for a needle in the hay stack. They should be backing the president. In old days that’s what made the president’s was a united front. This division is uncalled for. We have the best president ever we should support him and pray for him cause these democrats are evil in my opinion.

  • Clay
    5 November 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    Well that is what happens when you try to attack the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, you will bite the dust like orourke! To all those hell bent on taking out rights…You can not ban the idea of freedom that our great forefathers gifted us….NEVER !!!

    “Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.”
    – James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788

    A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. >From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated
    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
    Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
    You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
    Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!
    The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
    With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’.
    During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

    If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.

    Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
    It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence us.
    You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people.

  • Clay
    5 November 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    Glad about this news about Beto…don’t let the door hit you in the arse. I am not sure if it’s something I did wrong when last posted on this or if Patriots 4 Trump are purposefully excluding my posts that are pro 2nd. Hmmmmm

  • EdH
    6 November 2019 at 4:35 am
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    Friends, Americans, countrymen and countrywomen, lend me your ears!
    One Question I’ll ask at the end of my pontificated editorial, if you please, but firstly, please allow me to set the stage for that Question. I voted for whom I thought was the lesser of the two evils, our now sitting President, Donald Trump. As a law abiding-tax-paying citizen and Navy veteran of These United States of America, I believe in exercising my right and, I might add “DUTY”, to vote for those people who want those jobs and positions
    of my choice. Being able to vote makes me feel good about being a citizen of this country, albeit giving the choices on the ballot…but I digress…
    (I’m saying this based on my life’s experiences living in the good ole’ USA, I Love my Country!I Love our Constitution and Declaration of Independece. We need to keep a vigalent watch on our countries leaders. Someone once said, “Freedom isn’t a “Given” it’s a “Taken” and when “taken for granted” it will be taking from us!)I think that most politicians are sucking as hard as they can, with locked jaws, on our country’s swollen tits of money that our affluent capitalistic society generates! Under the “guise” of being called “public servants”, they smoothly disguise and try to hide their true agendas and true intentions for “self-“serving” to gain Power, Prestige, and Money, with all of the perks attached by any ways and means possible! Now there is nothing wrong with wanting to better ones plight in life but I say, do it within the laws that they swear to uphold and defend and abide by otherwise, go back from where you came, “WE the PEOPLE” of this country don’t need ya’.They commit Treason and/or Gross crimes and sugar coat them with lies and cover ups and when they do get caught in these crimes against the American Peoples Government they belittle their heinous crimes by saying “mistakes have been made”and that’s supposed to make it all better till they get caught again.
    Do your “due diligence” People!
    (meaning:look up and study the facts regarding these government officials and politicians that our governments, yes that’s right, deep state multi-level governments and self serving buracracies (think FBI, CIA, ATF&E, Homeland Security) are doing and what our court systems are allowing to happen and their unconstitutional interaction with our fellow armed/unarmed law-abiding citizens!
    also check into how the “opinions” of our gov’t leaders in decision-making of these Governmental Departments takes priority smothering the law and our constitutional citizens rights!
    cases in point: (1) Ruby Ridge, Idaho and the U.S.Government murders of innocent United States Citizens!
    (2) Waco, Texas, and the U.S. Government murders of innocent citizens!
    (3) The recent happenings in the state of Oregon over Federal/private land issues regarding
    citizens land rights and the murders of innocent citizens!
    Don’t take my word for it! Google and U-tube for yourselves the Federal, State, and local community abuses of everyday citizens captured on tape and down-loaded on all social media platforms! Be an informed citizen! There’s strength in numbers! Join a Patriots group of your choosing!
    Now my question is this: “Who can we trust to do the right and just moral thing”?
    God Bless~

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