Showing posts with label Beta Boy Francis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beta Boy Francis. Show all posts

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Beto Campaign Reset Número Dos....or Quizás Tres ??

The Raging Beta Boy Says 
He's Not Done Yet!

PJM - Remember when Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke ran for president? You might not, there's a lot of other stuff going on these days. But he did! He started strong, with a Vanity Fair cover and everything.

All the people who were excited about Beto losing to Ted Cruz started getting excited about him losing to Trump. But for months now, Beto has been trailing his younger, smarter, gayer rival Pete Buttigig in the polls. 

The Under-50 White Guy lane is too crowded. Beto's presidential aspirations have gone from "unlikely" to "very unlikely." Things have not been going well. And you know what that means. It's time for a campaign reset!

Alexander Burns@NYT:
Beto O’Rourke introduced himself to the country as a changed candidate on Thursday, with his presidential campaign recast as a moral crusade against President Trump in the aftermath of a mass shooting in El Paso, his hometown. 
Mr. O’Rourke... said he would abandon the relatively traditional approach he has so far taken — with limited success... 
Instead, Mr. O’Rourke said he would now plan his political activities around confronting Mr. Trump in direct and personal terms, and highlighting what Mr. O’Rourke views as the injustices of Mr. Trump’s administration.
Here's a clip of his speech this morning. At first I thought it was a deepfake -- there's a creepy "uncanny valley" effect, where he looks almost human but not quite -- but then I remembered that Beto really does talk like this.

If you weren't excited about the Beto campaign before, I'll sure bet you are now.

And why wouldn't he blame Trump for the actions of a mass-murderer? It's a time-honored tradition for Democrats to blame Republicans for acts of violence committed in Democrat-controlled areas.

Beto wants to be the all-white Obama, but he just doesn't have it. Obama's one and only talent was lying with a straight face, telling enormous whoppers smoothly enough to fool enough people enough of the time. I didn't like him and he didn't convince me, but he was not a complete spaz like this guy. Beto is just off-putting. But what else is Beto going to do? This is all he's got. He has no marketable skills and nobody really likes him. He has nothing to lose by staying in the race. He's never going to win, so he may as well drag down as many of his rivals as possible. He's like a Democrat version of John Kasich.

Just kidding. The Democrat version of John Kasich is John Kasich.

[Jim Treacher@PJ Media]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Baristas to Beto: Come On Dude, Get Off the Counters Man

When you run for presidential through social media, expect to be turned into a meme.

When Beto O’Rourke arrived for a campaign stop at the Beancounter Coffeehouse in Burlington, Iowa, he hopped right up on the shop’s counter and addressed the masses below. During a visit to Narrow Way Cafe in Detroit, O’Rourke grabbed a microphone and scrambled up on the counter. At Sing-A-Long Bar and Grill in Mount Vernon, Iowa Beto jumped right up on that counter too. After a week of stump speeches from a perch next to the extra sweets and the cash registers, Beto’s countertop habit has become a meme. And some of the nation’s baristas are asking him to please get down from there.

Connor Finnegan, a Brooklyn coffee shop manager said if O’Rourke comes to his cafe, he’s “definitely not” getting on the counter. “He can be heard and seen perfectly well standing on the ground,” citing the 6’4” Beto's height. Josh Wilson, the owner of Cohesive Coffee in Greenville, South Carolina, said he could envision himself voting for O’Rourke, but still wouldn’t want him standing on his counter. “As a cafe owner, the way the picture shows doesn’t make sense,” Wilson said of a picture of O’Rourke squatting on a counter to listen to a woman standing on the ground. “I would understand standing on the counter because the crowd was so big, although organizing it would be better. But he’s kneeled down. It seems like a photo opp that wasn’t necessary. His feet are right by the cups.”

“It's silly to me that Beto spends like half his waking hours hopping on the countertops of coffee shops across Iowa,” Deadspin writer David Roth tweeted Monday, “but—and I assume this is part of the point—I am enjoying the mental image of Trump wheezily humping himself up onto a table at a Ruth's Chris in Ottumwa.”

(Daily Beast)
(The Tweeter)