Beto O’Rourke by DonkeyHotey, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

Beto O’Rourke has taken the lead as the 2020 candidate with the most disgusting, politically motivated reaction to the tragic mass shootings that took place last weekend. He’s been making the media rounds calling Trump a white supremacist, blaming him for the El Paso shooting, as well as insinuating anyone who supports him is also a racist.

It’s a nakedly partisan play to try to gain some headlines for a candidate that’s otherwise bottoming out.

How bad are things for Beto? This bad.

New Hampshire is of course one of the early primary states and is a crucial prize for anyone that hopes to stick around past the first month. How’s Beto doing? He’s coming in at a roaring 0.4%. Meanwhile, candidates like Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard, who receive a tiny fraction of the media coverage, continue to outpace him.

There’s some justice in that. Politicians who so brazenly try to weaponize tragedy, standing on the bodies of the dead screaming “look at me,” deserve to crash and burn. Beto is a particularly awful politician. He’s willing to say absolutely anything to pander to the left and spent much of the beginning of his campaign apologizing for his privilege. His most recent machinations just come across as pathetic. If he’s got any sense of dignity left, now would be the time to go to the window and cash out his chips.

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