March 14, 2019
Beto “Jesus Christ” O’Rourke
This might seem interesting at first glance. But actually, it isn’t.
Beto is a privileged white male, and thus he has no place in the Democrat Party. Certainly not as president.
Left-wing activists and liberal journalists were quick to mock former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) on Wednesday evening after he told Vanity Fair that he was “born” to run for president.
O’Rourke toldVanity Fair, “You can probably tell that I want to run… I do. I think I’d be good at it.”
“I want to be in it,” O’Rourke said. “Man, I’m just born to be in it, and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment.”
Hours after Vanity Fair published its fawning cover story, O’Rourke confirmed to KTSM in Texas that he would announce on Thursday that he is running for president.
“I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents,” O’Rourke reportedly texted the station. “It’s a big part of why I’m running. This city is the best example of this country at its best.”
Announcing candidacy by text.
Really low key and hip.
Just like a privileged little whitey.
"I'm just born to be in it" is peak, white male privilege. (And I say this as someone who generally likes Beto.)
— Alex Segura (@alex_segura) March 13, 2019
Vote Beto, “He was born to do it.” That’s weird as hell.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) March 13, 2019
Hmmm. Not sure this Vanity Fair piece will help Beto’s campaign …
Beto O’Rourke, as He Comes to Grips with a Presidential Run: “I’m Just Born to Do This” https://t.co/mLSi4MSfZx
— Jennifer Granholm (@JenGranholm) March 13, 2019
“I want to be in it. Man, I’m just born to be in it." Robert ORourke announcing a bid for 2020 with a peak out of touch white male privilege quote on the @VanityFair cover.
Yes, you were born with white privilege, that doesn’t mean you would be a good President to we without it. pic.twitter.com/u9GO154xdp
— 𝕁𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕗𝕖𝕣 𝕂. 𝔽𝕒𝕝𝕔𝕠𝕟 (@JenniferKFalcon) March 13, 2019
The allure of Beto is that he wasn’t ‘born to it.’ This Messiah-esque tone will not serve him well.
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) March 13, 2019
— Hugh Riminton (@hughriminton) March 13, 2019
No shade, but "I'm just born to be in it." is an unideal phrase in this cultural moment, esp. as we talk about children of privilege being given things they don't deserve. Not that that's Beto, just that being born into something in the US isn't compelling proof of worthiness. https://t.co/Pv7zHyYeeq
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) March 13, 2019
Man, I can't think of a worse opening statement than suggesting you have a birthright to the presidential race. https://t.co/hPl6SHFHzR
— Kaitlin Menza (@heykmenz) March 13, 2019
Even the NYT is against him, aggressively, due to his privilege.
The New York Times noted this week that “Democratic strategists argue that the relatively positive reception” to O’Rourke after his 2018 defeat is “evidence, yet again, of the deep double standard female candidates face.”
Obviously, they’re full in the tank for Kamala, but all he’s doing is giving them a reach-around with this “I am your white messiah” talk.
Imagine having your “47% moment” in your announcement cover shoot.
Who is advising this guy?
His announcement should have been “I’m sorry that I was born white, I don’t deserve to be president.”
Instead, he tells you that he’s the privileged Aryan messiah?
Even so, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up as Kamala’s running mate. They’re gonna want a white male in that slot, just to take some of the edge off of how brutally aggressive that bitch is.