For Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, it’s “really hard” for him to not view Donald Trump supporters as racist.
During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, the 2020 presidential hopeful criticized Trump’s rhetoric and his behavior in the aftermath of massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
Host Jake Tapper started off by saying, “You said to me last week that you thought President Trump was a white nationalist. I just wonder, sir, President Trump won your home state of Texas by nine points.” He then asked, “Almost 63 million Americans voted for him. Do you think it is racist to vote for President Trump in 2020?”
It took O’Rourke a while to respond.
He then said, “I think it’s really hard.”
“I think it’s really hard after everything that we’ve seen from his time as a candidate in 2016 to his repeated warnings of invasions to his repeated calls to send them back,” O’Rourke declared. “Sending back people who are U.S. citizens, sending back people who were born in this country.”
O’Rourke continued with his assertions that Trump is supposedly a bigot.
His description of white nationalists and klansmen and neo-Nazis as very fine people. His warnings of Muslims as being somehow inherently defective and attempting to ban them from entry into this country, and his transgender troop ban and his attack on anyone who does not look like or pray like or love like a majority of the country.
O’Rourke then asserted that Trump is “dangerous to the future of America and will destroy what makes us so unique.”
The former Congressman from El Paso has made it a habit to call Trump a white supremacist. He recently told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace that Trump is making it “very clear” he is a white supremacist.
“He dehumanized those who do not look and pray like the majority of people here. He said I wish we had more immigrants from Nordic countries because those from Haiti bring AIDS, those from Africa are sh—— nations,” O’Rourke stated.
Although O’Rourke has been slipping in the polls lately, the recent El Paso shooting has given him a golden opportunity to politicize the incident and put himself in the spotlight.
In times when virtually all left-wing outlets are calling Trump a racist, it’s simply too hard for presidential candidates like O’Rourke to pass up an opportunity to lash out against Trump.
The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters
Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.
Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters.
Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits.
He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.
The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:
Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…
By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.
For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats.
Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another.
In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election.
Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.
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