The first democratic saw candidates such as Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro really shine in the spotlight. Some candidates, like Cory Booker, used that platform as an opportunity to reach out to any landlords or real estate agents for a new address.
And Beto O’Rourke spent two hours doing an awful Barack Obama impression and just getting dunked on by every other candidate every time he opened his mouth.
Beto O’Rourke started the debate by immediately pandering to hispanic voters by speaking in Spanish completely unprompted. Fun fact: Beto O’Rourke is Irish as hell, let’s make that very clear.
Speaking Spanish to Spanish speaking voters isn’t necesarily a devious and cunning move. You don’t need to be of Latino decent to speak Spanish.
HOWEVER, when Savanah Guthrie asks you if you think there should be a 70% tax rate on billionaires, maybe say more than this:
“We need to include every person in the success of the economy. But if we want to do this, we need to include every person in our democracy. Each vote, each voter, we need the representation, every voice we need to listen.”
Sooo….about taxing the rich though….
Answering in Spanish and actually giving a thoughtful answer would’ve been dope as hell. Especially if it came from Julian Castro, the real Hispanic on the stage and seemingly the only one who decided not to speak Spanish.
Later, Beto was
interrupted saved by Bill de Blasio. Beto was ‘explaining’ why he didn’t support eliminating private insurance when de Blasio jumped off the top rope with a Macho Man elbow drop.
“Wait wait wait, Congressman O’Rourke, private insurance is not working for tens of millions of Americans. When you talk about the co-pays, the deductibles, the premiums, the out-of-pocket expenses, it’s not working. How can you defend a system that’s not working? Congressman, you’ve got to start by acknowledging the system is not working for people. Why are you defending private insurance?”
Beto declined the chance to respond in a foreign language.
But things really got out of hands for the Obama cosplayer when Julian Castro called him out on his prior history voting for a specific law that criminalizes unlawful entry into the United States and Beto sort of tried to dance around that.
Here’s the thing Beto, if you’re going to speak Spanish to pander to Spanish voters, maybe don’t go on a weird Trump rant about immigrants being drug and sex traffickers.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it until candidates start dropping out: we don’t all need to be president.
Beto O’Rourke thinks because he talks like a president and people think he’s ‘presidential’ that he should run because why not? BOO. This man is a loser. Just run for the Senate and help the Democrats that way. You are not a leader because you watched a Ted Talk about leadership.
Get Beto OUUUUT of here.