Robert Francis O’Rourke does an about-face on guns – IOTW Report

Robert Francis O’Rourke does an about-face on guns

American Thinker:

By Andrea Widburg

After Robert Francis O’Rourke challenged Ted Cruz, he became a media darling whom voters ignored.  Still, despite losing to Cruz, O’Rourke was so buoyed up by press adoration that he parlayed that failed Senate run into a presidential run, which he also lost.  Now, Robert Francis O’Rourke is back again, this time seeking to unseat Texas governor Gregg Abbott.  O’Rourke, however, has learned something along the way, which is that you pay lip service to leaving Texans’ guns alone.

I must give O’Rourke credit for being the kind of guy who is undeterred by failure.  And indeed, people like that often eventually succeed.  For example, as Ulysses S. Grant’s detractors liked to point out, until he became a successful Civil War general, Grant had a record of career failure.  He just needed the right opportunity.  Likewise, Scott Adams, the hugely successful Dilbert cartoonist, likes to boast about his failures on the way to success.

O’Rourke, though, is no Grant or Adams.  He’s a man who couldn’t accomplish anything in the private sector (although he cleverly married the daughter of a real estate tycoon), but who succeeded in a small way in Texas politics, first as a member of the El Paso City Council and then, for six years, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Those are real, albeit small, victories, but the reality is that O’Rourke is an utterly undistinguished, hardcore, generic leftist.  If there is a seed of greatness in him, it’s completely dormant, smothered by O’Rourke’s slavish fealty to the Democrat party. more


29 Comments on Robert Francis O’Rourke does an about-face on guns

  1. No he didn’t

    Protecting 2nd a rights is what he said.
    They interpret 2a very different than other people.
    Very Very Differently.

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  2. Like voters are just supposed to forget who he is, what he believes in, and the things he’s said he wants to do. There ARE people that stupid and gullible, but fortunately so far, not enough to get him to where he wants to be.

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  3. @Heatsync ~ NEVER underestimate the stupidity of the average voter

    … & they’re getting even more stupid by the day!

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  4. @ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ February 12, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    > NEVER underestimate the stupidity of the average voter

    It’s math. A petty bully, that doesn’t care about their feelz.

    Voting is designed to, consistently, produce the worst outcome possible. By.. de..sign.

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  5. Sooooo … is he a lying hypocrite or a hypocritical liar?

    A tiger can’t change his spots … not that Beano’s a tiger … more like a Tigger.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  6. Per the cover blurb…..yes, he’s special. Short bus special.

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  7. If you think there aren’t enough people stupid enough to vote for him, just remember how many wearing masks you’ve seen over the last two years.

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  8. “anything that could be used as a battlefield weapon has no place in O’Rourke’s Texas”

    “Battlefield weapon” and “assault weapon” are made up boogie man terms to scare the ignorant.

    Name one country’s military that is armed with AR-15s or semi auto AK-47s. Go ahead. I’m waiting.

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  9. “anything that could be used as a battlefield weapon has no place in O’Rourke’s Texas”

    That would include pitchforks, rocks, knives, and sticks?
    ALL of which have been used on battlefields.
    Successfully, I might add: eg: Mardonius was killed by a thrown stone at Plataea.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  10. The Dementiacrats have a real big tent carnival going. Beto’s the counter hopping geek in the Dementiacrat freak show. Stacy Abrams is the lady who hasn’t started singing yet. Nancy Pelosi is the really thin lady with the amazing eyebrows. Liz Cheney is the woman who can’t stop twitching and switching sides. Dementia Joe is the man with the inability to read minds.

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  11. Oh Bullshit… That sack of shit is lying thru his teeth hoping that pro-gun democrats are stupid enough to believe his bullshit. And many probably will provided they think they’re stickin’ it to whitey.

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