The leftist’s sugar daddy and raging anti-Semite, George Soros, has turned his eyes toward the blood-red state of Texas, and like many Democrats before him, is wishing it were a darker shade of blue. That’s why he’s going to attempt to depose Ted Cruz from his Senate seat in the upcoming midterm elections.
Soros figures that if it can happen in the heavily Republican Alabama, then the left can have success as well in the greatest state in the nation. Nobody tell him that the reason Moore did not attract the Republican vote was because of his minor-touching ways, or the fact that he was borderline insane.
Ted Cruz suffers from neither of these problems, though I have heard from inside sources that he enjoys gas station burritos. Scandalous in its own right, but not for political reasons.
To make it worse, the politician Soros is betting on to replace Cruz might be one of the worst candidates Texas has ever seen, and this is the state that had to suffer through Wendy Davis’ gubernatorial run.
According to Ken Webster Jr. of KPRC, the guy is a disliked politician from El Paso that has a name straight out of a Star Wars movie:
Enter Beto O’Rourke, a former punk rocker and Gen-X aged Democrat politician from El Paso, Texas [a city that’s so far away from everything else in the Lone Star State that it might as well be in New Mexico]. The Soros-funded group MoveOn.Org announced last night via email that Beto is their officially endorsed candidate to try and take down Ted Cruz next year.
Beto is George Soros’ “rising star”.
Webster points out that O’Rourke isn’t exactly a picture of success, and is confused as to why Soros thinks he’s going to be the key to turning Texas blue:
Beto’s resume includes time spent in a failed pop-punk band [kind of like Blink 182 or Green Day, but crappier]. And pop-punk isn’t the only thing he’s previously failed at – he’s also a failed businessman who moved on to a rather embarrassing political career in his hometown of El Paso. The only reason why most Texans don’t know about what I’m about to tell you is because [like I said before] life in El Paso is a far cry away from everything else in our beautiful state. But Soros doesn’t seem to realize how disconnected El Paso is from the other communities in Texas. In fact, Beto is so unpopular in his hometown of El Paso that it almost makes me wonder why MoveOn.org is endorsing this hack.
O’Rourke’s weasel-like behavior has even cost him the loyalty of people within the Democratic party. According to Webster, O’Rourke was caught using eminent domain — the act of seizing private land for government use — in order to hand it over to developers and get a cut of the cash:
A little over a decade ago Beto had just been elected to El Paso City Council when suddenly people started noticing a strange relationship between him and some local businessmen. An El Paso Leftist-activist named Carmen Felix initiated a recall petition against Beto after learning about details of a peculiar downtown development project that seemed to have a connection to Councilman O’Rourke. The activist and many reasonable folks from El Paso were outraged to learn Beto was quietly supporting and leading efforts on the development project to line his own pockets at the expense of local El Pasoans.
When Felix’s plan began to gain traction, O’Rourke changed his tune and claimed everything that he had been accused of was wrong to do and would change his ways. However, this was only lip service:
In September of 2006 a group called the Land Grab Opponents of El Paso filed an ethics complaint against O’Rourke and the Paso del Norte Group, a company who was working with Beto on the development project. The projected reeked of corruption. It was revealed that O’Rourke’s own company, Stanton Street Technology Group, was providing services to the Paso del Norte Group [where O’Rourke’s father-in-law just so happened to hold a high ranking position]. His father-in-law, his own company and his political allies were all benefiting from this deal.
So O’Rourke is all about crony capitalism and big government. That sounds exactly like the kind of guy Texans like running the state.
But it gets better. O’Rourke spent a good majority of his political upbringing in New York City, that bastion of blood red conservatism. As Webster points out, like MoveOn.org’s former “rising stars” in Texas, they fail to grasp the culture in Texas does not jibe well with the leftism of New York. It’s why Julian Castro and Wendy Davis were so disliked.
If Soros wants to turn Texas blue, he’s got a long road ahead of him, and he’s going to have to pave that road with a fair amount of the gold in his coffers. Offering up candidates like O’Rourke as the left’s chosen one in Texas is a half-baked, try-hard way to go about it.