Ted Cruz’s Democrat opponent
Beta Beto O’Rourke has just conceded the race with more than six months to go before the Midterms.
Though he might not see it that way.
At SXSW, Beto O'Rourke says there's no reason an AR-15 should be sold to civilians. “I have no idea how that polls and I should give a shit what the NRA” thinks about it.
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) March 10, 2018
Now, a Senate candidate from New York or Connecticut can get away with running on gun control.
But in Texas?
If you thought Abortion Barbie was the worst possible political candidate in Texas, just wait until you meet Gun Control Ken. https://t.co/nvZFbN0wLp
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 12, 2018
“Gun Control Ken.” Now that’s hilarious!
Although, the first time I saw
Beta Beto, the thing that popped into my head was Pajama Boy.
What is it with the Democrats and their love of beta males?
But I have to admit, I like Gun Control Ken. It has a nice ring to it.
You’d have to be a special kind of stupid to think you can win a statewide election in Texas bashing gun owners and the NRA.
But when have Democrats ever been particularly smart?
In fact, John Daniel Davidson has a great piece over at The Federalist today that’s worth a read.
Among other things, Davidson says this:
“He might as well have said he doesn’t give a shit what Texans think about it.
“Keep in mind this is Texas, where firearm purchases increased 137 percent between 2000 and 2016 and where people are generally passionate about their AR-15s. Slamming the National Rifle Association and denouncing AR-15s might get you peals of applause at a CNN town hall (or a SXSW panel) but it doesn’t play as well in the Lone Star State.
“Set aside the fact that no Texas Democrat has won a statewide election in 24 years. On the question of gun control and the NRA, O’Rourke’s views are far outside the mainstream in Texas. Statewide polls have found that far more Texans oppose an assault weapons ban than favor it, including an overwhelming majority (78 percent) of Republicans, and that nearly one in four Texans say they or a member of their family is a member of the NRA.”
But of course none of this matters to the national news media or the Leftists residing outside of Texas.
They really do believe that Gun Control Ken is going to trounce Cruz in November.
Which is exactly what they thought back in 2014 when Wendy Davis ran against Greg Abbott.
And how’d that work out?
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