Remember Beto “Hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15s” O’Rourke? He’s the guy who honestly thought the proud owners of these rifles would happily hand over their favorite freedom dispensers just because he planned to ask nicely – at first. Nevermind the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness mentioned in the Declaration of Independence or the Second Amendment that enables folks to protect it for themselves. Americans will simply give up their guns because it’s the law – and if they don’t, the government will just take them.
Well, Beto’s back and just as bonkers as ever. What reason could Texas Governor Greg Abbott possibly have for lifting the mask mandate? The failed presidential candidate who was “just born to do this” has the answer: Abbott belongs to the “cult of death” known as the GOP, so clearly he just wants people to die.
How Can You Tell Beto’s Bonkers?
His mouth opens. Words come out. Insanity ensues. “Why is he doing it?” MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace asked, referring to Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “They literally want to sacrifice the lives of our fellow Texans for, I don’t know, for political gain,” O’Rourke replied. And for those ready to shrug this off as mere hyperbole, Beto quite literally follows up with: “This isn’t hyperbole.” He accuses the lieutenant governor of saying that old people “are willing to sacrifice their lives in order for the economy to reopen.” Then he goes on to say that it’ll be mostly elderly “black and brown” Texans.
He then went on to claim that former Gov. Rick Perry was perfectly fine with an 11-year-old boy, an 84-year-old woman, and a Vietnam veteran of undisclosed age freezing to death because of blackouts. They’re done even trying to fight the virus in Texas, O’Rourke suggests. “You know, I think too many of us it appeared to be a cult of personality, the Republican Party in the era of Trump, and it probably still holds true,” he explained. “It’s hard to escape the conclusion that it’s also a cult of death.”
A Cult of Personality – and Death
A cult of death. Yes, that’s how Beto O’Rourke sees the Republican Party – and it’s how many Democrats see the GOP. Consider the Jan. 6 protest at the Capitol. Like many on the left, O’Rourke considers this an “insurrection.” We know that it wasn’t. What kind of self-respecting insurrectionists – many of whom almost certainly own firearms – show up unarmed to overthrow their government, then back down when the government pushes back?
As for the masks in Texas, anyone who believes they save lives has a surefire way to remain safe – assuming they’re correct, that is. Simply wear a mask! Just because the governor is lifting the executive order requiring people to wear them doesn’t mean people are now forbidden from covering their faces. But that simple fact is meaningless to someone like Beto O’Rourke, a man who wouldn’t know how to speak at all, it seems, if he couldn’t rely on hyperbole.
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