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Beta O’Dork Goes Down (Again)

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Francis “Beto” O’Rourke was hungry for victory … but the elections left a bitter taste in his mouth.

Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is beyond eager to service Texas voters. Election 2022 marked the second time that he knelt at the feet of Democracy and opened his mouth wide in hopes of winning the gubernatorial seat of the Lone Star state. However, as it turns out, Texas voters have a bit of a problem with his technique. He’s been working hard to try and sheath his teeth (that was the part where he said, “I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone. What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment”), but the fact is that Texans are still feeling ’em drag. Here’s a lesson that Beto needs to swallow: If he ever wants to get elected in a state where the Second Amendment is second only to God, he’d better work harder at not gagging on “Shall Not Be Infringed.”

For the analysis on what happened in the Texas elections, and why we’re not going to leave cabfare on the dresser, we’re turning it over to the National Shooting Sports Foundation!

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NOVEMBER 15, 2022

TEXAS VOTERS AGAIN VETO ‘BETO’ O’ROURKE


“It’s déjà vu all over again,” in the words of the great baseball philosopher Yogi Berra. Texas voters rejected Democrat Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s bid for higher office for the third time. This time Texans re-elected Republican Gov. Greg Abbott who handily brushed off a challenge from the perennial office seeker. Texans roundly rejected O’Rourke in an election that national gun control groups had their eyes set on, believing the third time would be the charm.

Gun control was a major plank of O’Rourke’s gubernatorial campaign, even though he gave voters whiplash on his changing position on guns. Once the dust settled on election night, Gov. Abbott was victorious by a margin of nearly 1 million votes, 52 percent to 43 percent.

Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke in 2018 failed as a U.S. Senate candidate losing to Sen. Ted Cruz. In 2019 he failed to garner the Democrat presidential nomination before the 2020 election.  Despite going 0-3, O’Rourke left the door open for yet another gun control run for office. “I don’t know what my role or yours will be going forward, but I’m in this fight for life,” he told supporters.

Gun Control Pretzel

O’Rourke has always been the darling of national gun control groups and has never met a gun control policy he didn’t love. His cause celebre was cemented by his “Hell yes – we’re taking your AR-15, your AK-47!” declaration from the debate stage during the Democratic presidential primary. His campaign flamed out but in announcing his gubernatorial challenge to Gov. Abbott he told Texas media he’d had a change of heart.

“I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone. What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment,” O’Rourke said. It was a clear attempt to play politics to make for a more competitive campaign but went over like a lead balloon with Texas voters.

That comment angered O’Rourke’s key gun control constituency and his tone changed again as he voiced support for several gun control measures, including criticizing Gov. Abbott for signing Constitutional Carry into law after it passed the Texas state legislature. He also made sure to score cheap political points by interrupting a press conference in the immediate aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting at the hands of a deranged murderer. The mayor of Uvalde called O’Rourke a “sick son of a b*tch” for the stunt. While national gun control groups continued to pour money into Texas, similar to their failed tactics in Florida, the Texas governor race wasn’t ever that close.

Read the Room

O’Rourke’s continued thirst for higher political office is so great he’s blinded from the most important aspect of running for office – voters. Since 2020, Texans have submitted more than 4.4 million FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) verifications to purchase a firearm, according to NSSF data. That also means there are more than 1 million first-time gun buyers in the Lone Star state during the same time as national firearm sales have reached historic levels. That includes among women (40 percent of purchases) and minorities such as Hispanics, African American and Asian Americans. Texas voters simply don’t buy the gun control Beto is selling.

A quick analysis of O’Rourke’s gubernatorial election returns highlights his failures to convince Texas voters he’s authentic and has their interests at heart. According to Texas vote data, O’Rourke’s gubernatorial campaign fared nearly 5 percent worse statewide than his 2018 senate run. He only improved his vote share in two Texas counties, one by less than 2 percent and the other by one-tenth of a percent. That’s with all the in migration to Texas from other blue states like California that has happened recently.

O’Rourke’s vote share declined by 10 percent or more in 18 counties compared to 2018, including in 7 blue counties he previously won like El Paso, Brooks, Duval and Starr County where he banked 18 percent lower support than he did just four years ago.

Crime and the ability of Americans to protect themselves and their families was a resounding concern heading into the midterm elections. In Texas, voters support their Second Amendment rights and demand their elected officials do so as well. Gov. Greg Abbott’s support for the rights of law-abiding Texans is unquestionable. As Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke found out for the third time in less than five years, they won’t stand for anything less.

19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Bemused Berserker

    November 21, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Good Old Culo O’Dork (Culo is Spanish slang for a$$hole). He keeps tilting at the same windmill, and losing. So either he’s a true believer or a Moron.
    I tend to think the latter.

  2. Tom L Harvey

    November 21, 2022 at 10:38 am

    The Uvalde mayor nailed it…..

  3. Wayne Brown

    November 19, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    O’Roarke should just be known as the Irishman, and stop trying to make people think he is Hispanic.
    Also, he should get a job utilizing his, um, talents…like a street sweeper.

  4. Gerald Mann

    November 19, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Our fore fathers found it necessary to make a law that makes it possible for thoes citizens who feel comfortable the need to have a firearm handy so they had a fighting chance to defend thier homes, property and most importantly there family members as well as neigbors should the need arise ! This law that the founding fathers put in place because even back then most understood that law enforcement could starts at home and gives a citizen an oppertunity to fight off intruders and any other force that shows intent to do damage to them or thier property should the need arise bewcause law enforcement cannot be every wear. Especially now that our homes , family and country have undocumented intrruders a good meny of who are intent to do our citizens harm !!
    Thhe fact that the powers that be are happy having a functioning idiot in charge of our nation (of course his choise of a running mate that is probably less cognesendent then he is as to what is going on it the world makes one wonder is his intennt of being the last President that our country will ever have elected before being over run by teh invadeing hord that the pair of “wackos” that managed to sneak into our White House ?

  5. Ima Enyurphase

    November 18, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Eat some more dirt beto-buttwipe. Maybe you should run for mayor in that town that fetterman used to be in, they take in losers there.

  6. Alan

    November 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    Though it seems that some people just never learn, I for one continue to wonder as to why.

  7. Minnesota Mike

    November 18, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    What should concern you is there is still 43% of Texans that support him… Are these folks that have moved in??

    • Douglas Myers

      November 23, 2022 at 11:53 am

      They’re not really Texans until they’ve lived here a while. These new folks need to vote better or one day Texas will become like the state they left.

  8. Nelson

    November 18, 2022 at 10:07 am

    In the words of Nelson from The Simpsons,HA HAAAA!

  9. Pokin'Fun@loserO'Dork

    November 18, 2022 at 10:04 am

    He’s a loser,he’s a loser,he’s a loo oo oo oo ooser………………….. :<D

  10. Jons_On

    November 18, 2022 at 9:32 am

    It’s Betty O’Dork I do believe. One thing is for sure he is a clown and a complete idiot.

  11. Jonathan Rude

    November 18, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Nacho,
    Nacho Governor!
    Nacho POTUS!
    Nacho Senator!

    Beto watch-out, Beto not cry, Abbott Claus is coming to town!

  12. MrConservativeRight

    November 17, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Beta Boy Beto has been a grifter living off others for all his life.

  13. Hector

    November 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    O’rourke is a pathetic lying, liberal, lunatic loser that should just disappear from politics! He is from my hometown of El Paso and i would never vote for him.

    • bearsleft4

      November 17, 2022 at 1:53 pm

      Oh shucks. Tell us how you really feel!!!!

    • Greg Vasquez

      November 17, 2022 at 11:31 pm

      Beto, the fake Mexican, is as crooked as his dad, judge o’rourke, was. Apple didn’t fall far from THAT tree.

    • Douglas Myers

      November 23, 2022 at 11:59 am

      My sincere condolences for having to share your hometown with the likes of him.

  14. feed up with dems

    November 17, 2022 at 10:25 am

    BETO IS NOTHING MORE THAN A JACKASS THAT THINKS AMERICANS NEED HIM. HE IS A LOSER AND THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE.

    • Charlie

      November 17, 2022 at 11:30 am

      When Beatoff O’Roarke says ANYTHING pro 2A, he is lying through his teeth.
      NEVER to be trusted in any office.

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