Texas Democrats are a sad breed of politician. They start out with so much hope and promise, and swiftly devolve into a laughingstock of bad campaign choices and exposed lies.
El Paso Democrat Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Ted Cruz’s senatorial challenger in Texas is setting up to the be the next Wendy Davis. A candidate that the left considers something of a Democratic redeemer in the reddest of the red states, but only ends up being side-show in the political circus.
Yes, the Democrats are the bearded lady of Texas politics, and O’Rourke seems to be looking to keep it that way.
Case in point, according to The Hill, O’Rourke recently said that he’s seen enough evidence that he’d vote to impeach Trump if he were elected:
“I’ve seen an attempt, no matter how ham-handed, to collude with a foreign government in our national election. I’ve seen an effort to obstruct justice in the investigation of what happened in the 2016 election,” O’Rourke said on KFYO radio in Lubbock when asked if he thought there was enough evidence to call for the impeachment of the president.
The Democratic lawmaker blasted Trump as lacking the “fitness, or competence or judgment” to serve as president.
First off, it’s the House that votes to impeach a president, not the Senate. The Senate votes to try the impeachment.
Even then, the problem is that despite consistent attempts to link Trump to Russian election interference, there has been little evidence to suggest he was involved, and Mueller isn’t considering Trump a suspect at this point. While the investigation is ongoing, and the question of whether or not Trump interfered in the investigation into collusion is still up in the air.
Furthermore, O’Rourke is currently playing an unpopular instrument. Impeaching Trump is usually something the more radical, media facing Democrats like to shout about. Maxine Waters can’t get enough of it and shouts “impeachment!” when Trump so much as sneezes. This has caused her to become an eye-roll-worthy figure on the left alongside Texas Rep. Al Green who is much the same.
Impeachment is so unpopular among the populace, that Republicans are using it as an issue to campaign on. This is not an iron that is at all hot for Democrats to strike on, but O’Rourke is hammering away like it’ll become the knife that will pierce the red heart of Texas. So not only is O’Rourke not demonstrating a working knowledge of the job he’s going for, he’s playing with a losing issue to a radical base that is so minimal in Texas that they hardly make the scale dip. It’s Abortion Barbie all over again.
O’Rourke had little chance to start with. He’s a Soros approved bulb that burned very bright and is now fizzling out even as I write this. These ignorance-laced calls for Trump’s impeachment only put Cruz further ahead.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say O’Rourke is to Cruz what Obama was to guns. The Democrat challenger is Cruz’s best salesman.