Texas, you have real problems. As you brag about being the last great hope of America you’re being inundated with progs.
Democratic Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, an Irish-American who adopted the Mexican nickname during his childhood in Texas, officially announced on Friday that he will run for U.S. Senate in 2018 against Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas).
O’Rourke, 44 years old, is the son of Patrick Francis “Pat” O’Rourke, an El Paso judge whose family immigrated to the United States from Ireland three generations earlier. It was in El Paso that the young Robert began going by “Beto,” a common nickname in Mexico for people named Roberto.
I have no idea which dirtbag is O’Rourke. Take your pick.
The Mexican nickname came in handy in 2012 when O’Rourke decided to challenge eight-term incumbent Democrat Silvestre Reyes in a congressional district that is 75 percent Mexican and just 2 percent Irish.
O’Rourke won and has since legislated under the belief that he is the representative for both the people of El Paso and neighbor across the U.S. border, Juarez, arguing that it is his responsibility to look after the interests of the Mexican city.
Funny, there was a time when I was pissed enough at Cruz that I didn’t care if he lost.
But confronted with the choice of Cruz or this dirtbag, I’ve been snapped back into reality.
Funny how lots of #NeverTrumpers didn’t experience this.