October 30, 2018
Finally, a political platform I can get behind.
Oh, wait no.
This was a cat lady flash mob for Beto, not Bento.
And Beto is running against Cruz in Texas.
And my enthusiasm for this flash mob has noticeably dropped as a result of this misunderstanding.
But judging from the video, the Beto supporters are not too enthused about their candidate either. Probably got confused by the Bento thing, like I was.
*record scratch, freeze frame* you’re probably wondering how I got into this situation
Now, in my humble opinion, Bento is a superior meme to Beta, but the plebs don’t realize this and are sticking with Beta for now.
Also, check out his physiognomy.
I suppose it lends itself to the “beta” critique.
But here’s the real news.
Even regular Republicans have started picking on this guy for his weakness.
Former Trump campaign data strategist Matt Braynard clashed with Hill. TV host Krystal Ball Wednesday after he referred to Texas Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) as a “beta guy” on “Rising.”
“The media has created this character,” Braynard told Ball and co-host Buck Sexton. “This likable guy, sort of this beta that they really want to see succeed.”
“I think that’s part of his appeal to so many journalists is that they want to see a beta guy like him succeed,” he continued. “Metrosexual, beta, whatever,” he added.
Democratic strategist Jennifer Holdsworth interjected, saying calling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) an alpha male was “toxic masculinity.”
“There’s a lot of things I would say about Ted Cruz, but I think he’s a public servant, and I wouldn’t deem to insult his masculinity,” Holdsworth, chief revenue officer at DSPolitical, said.
That is a pretty good neg, you have to admit.
“People want to see this guy succeed because he’s a weak loser and they usually don’t succeed.”
I guess Beta is a little bit better than Bento as far as belittling nicknames go.
One thing is for sure though. This new trend of conservatives giving their liberal opponents names needs to become a tradition and then a mainstay of American politics.
Because when the time comes, I want to be known by foes and friends alike as “Rockin’ Vapin’ Rapin’ Roy” when I run for US Senate.