The Associated Press reports on Robert Francis O’Rourke’s relationship with his extremely wealthy father-in-law, a globalist immigration advocate who has propped up young Beto’s political career.
The shine continues to come off O’Rourke, who gained momentum during his failed run against Ted Cruz but whose presidential campaign has been marked by missed opportunities and eroding support with competition from fellow up-and-comer Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Beto O’Rourke was running for the El Paso City Council in 2005 when he asked to meet with the illustrious real estate investor William Sanders…
“I sat down with him in his office and he was kind of an imposing figure and I was very nervous,” O’Rourke said in a phone interview. After he asked for Sanders’s blessing, it got worse: His future father-in-law spent “a lot of time talking about her previous boyfriend, whom he liked a lot.”
“It was a very awkward — very, very awkward — conversation.”
Thus began a complicated relationship that would color the personal and political life of O’Rourke, now seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Worth at least $500 million according to a conservative Forbes estimate, Sanders has helped make Beto and Amy O’Rourke millionaires. O’Rourke won his city council race and briefly supported an ambitious, though controversial and ultimately unsuccessful, plan to redevelop downtown El Paso that Sanders was leading.
Later, Sanders’ timely donation helped transform his son-in-law from longshot primary challenger to congressman, setting him up to nearly upset U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz last year and catapult him into the presidential race.
The two are both advocates for virtually open U.S. southern borders. While O’Rourke argues it’s a cultural and humanitarian imperative, though, Sanders approaches the issue more as an economic opportunity.
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Democrat candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke attended Woodberry Forest Prep School in Virginia, where Confederate flag photos were found in his all boys’ prep school yearbook.
O’Rourke recently made surprising comments about breaking up privilege in America, considering his own privileged background and the wealth of his wife Amy Hoover Sanders O’Rourke, who was profiled by Town and Country.
The unprecedented concentration of wealth, power and privilege in the United States must be broken apart. Opportunity must be fully shared with all. We must all have the opportunity to succeed. Together. As one country.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 30, 2019
O’Rourke attended Woodberry Forest prep school, which is one of the most expensive prep schools in America. He was known there as “Robert.” The current tuition at Woodberry Forest plus room and board is registered at $57,250 per year.
It is in the space reserved for pictures of different groups that the Confederate flags can be found. Both the North Carolina Club and the Georgia Club (the school boasts a student body from states across the country) chose to feature the “Stars and Bars” in their yearbook submissions.
Pictures of the clubs in the previous year, when O’Rourke was also enrolled, similarly feature the flag.
There was also a Texas Club at the school, but O’Rourke does not appear to have been a member. The Texas Club did not showcase any Confederate flags in its yearbook entry.
Free Beacon passage ends
Beto O’Rourke, formerly known by the moniker Psychedelic Warlord, is under fire for his role in the hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow. Now, some of his poetry is reportedly coming to light, including the poem, “The Song of the Cow.”
Beto’s team has not responded to our request for comment on the content of O’Rourke’s poem “The Song of the Cow.”
The Song of the Cow, a poem by @BetoORourke aka Psychedelic Warlord, circa 1988 (via @WeldPond and @josephmenn) Not telling you who to vote for but this will be the national anthem if Beto wins. pic.twitter.com/HjV9JzxlZB
— Andy Greenberg (@a_greenberg) March 15, 2019
Rapper Lil Wayne Breaks the Silence on George Floyd’s Death
On May 29, 2020, Lil Wayne commented on the death of George Floyd.
The controversial death involved Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin placing his knee on Floyd’s neck as he was handcuffed on the ground.
“I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific. … And what I mean by that is we have to stop viewing it with such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge,” Wayne remarked during an IG Live chat with rapper Fat Joe.
Wayne added: “We have to actually get into who that person is. And if we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we’re doing.”
On top of that, the New Orleans rapper explained why he doesn’t always go public on these political issues.
“What else am I gonna do after that?” Wayne said to Fat Joe. “Some people put a tweet out and they think they did something. Some people wear a shirt and they think they did something. What you gonna do after that? Did you actually help the person? Did you actually help the family? Did you actually go out there and do something? So, if I ain’t about to do all that, then I ain’t about to do nothing. I’ll pray for ya.”
Wayne shared more of his thoughts regarding how people should process information during times of controversy.
“It’s actually learning about it,” Wayne commented. “What we need to do is we need to learn about it more. If we wanna scream about something, know what we’re screaming about. If we wanna protest about something, know what we’re protesting about. Because if we wanna get into it, there’s a bunch of facts that we think we know that we don’t know. … We scream about things that, sometimes, they really ain’t true.”
Wayne and Joe’s full discussion can be viewed below:
Riots have spread to other cities across the U.S., which included Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed. On May 29, Derek Chauvin received charges of murder and manslaughter in the killing of Floyd.
Derek Chauvin officially charged in death of #GeorgeFloyd with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
— Complex (@Complex) May 29, 2020
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