Robert, Robert, Robert… I mean, Beto! My mistake. At least, it would be a mistake, if I actually cared about helping to preserve what many conservatives have rightly pointed out as being a fraudulent attempt by Beto and his campaign to garner the Latino vote, implying the failed-Senatorial candidate is of Hispanic heritage.
The Democrat party is full of frauds:
Richard Blumenthal lies about being a Vietnam veteran
Elizabeth Warren lies about being a Native American
Robert Francis “Beto” O’ Rourke lies about being Hispanic
Hillary Clinton lied about sniper fire, emails, and Russian involvement
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 16, 2019
Fantastic article! A case for why the Cherokee hoax disqualifies @SenWarren for office. Also, fake Latino, Robert Frances- I mean, “Beto”, O’Rourke is also duplicitous. Democrats, if you want Native Americans or Hispanic candidates – recruit real ones! https://t.co/hZHBhzD5L0
— Rachel Campos-Duffy (@RCamposDuffy) October 20, 2018
Robert Francis O’Rourke playing into the leftist idea of white privilege while everyone, including himself, continues the cultural appropriation of the name “Beto” is just perfect
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 18, 2019
However, as is par for the course on the left, Beto has finally run afoul of the cultural appropriations police. It seems strange that it should take such ardent protectors of preserving the sanctity of race literally years to come to this obvious conclusion.
Yet, one man has come to the light, and he actually sheds light on something beyond Beto’s failed attempt at brownfacing his name. Opinion writer, Ruben Navarrette Jr., writes in a piece for USA Today:
“I’ve distilled it down. And that’s basically the refrain I’ve heard from dozens of Latinos who — unlike the news media, run by white liberals who are fascinated by other white liberals — refuse to go loco for Beto.
They’re concerned that Robert Francis O’Rourke, 46, who on Thursday joined an already-crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, is trying to put one over on Latinos by tricking them into thinking he’s one of them. Or, at the very least, they think that his strategy, or that of his handlers, is to come across to Latinos as a simpatico who connects with them the way that Bill Clinton — whom writer Toni Morrison mischievously dubbed ‘our first black president’ — connected with African-Americans. At least until Barack Obama came along, and the Clinton machine tried, and failed, to destroy him.”
2020 presidential hopeful, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), has also decided to get in on the Beto-bashing craze. Pointed out by the Western Journal, Klobuchar is another example of how candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination (and their acolytes) will attack Texas’ punk-rocking, skateboard riding, dirt engorging son:
“O’Rourke also has taken flak from Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, another presidential hopeful, after a comment O’Rourke made in a Vanity Fair profile.
‘I want to be in it,’ he said. ‘Man, I’m just born to be in it.’
During an appearance Sunday on ‘Meet the Press,’ Klobuchar used that line to show the difference between herself and O’Rourke, NBC reported.
‘No, I wasn’t born to run for office, just because growing up in the ’70s, in the middle of the country, I don’t think many people thought a girl could be president. I wasn’t born to run. But I am running,’ Klobuchar said.”
What is painfully obvious, for the Francis Robert O’Rourke 2020 campaign, is that he is going to catch hell for the deadly sins of being a straight, white, cis-gendered male, from a privileged background, who disingenuously cloaks his identity to pander to the Latino community. Welcome to 2019 Democrat intersectionality, Robert.